This past week I spent some time on the phone with a dear friend in Alabama. He, and his wife, have been waiting on the Lord for a long time. As I spent time on my knees for him, God reminded me of Isaiah 40 – that incredible picture of our God and the promise for those who wait on Him. I prayed for us as well – still waiting on our house in Alabama to sell.
Then, this morning, while reading through the bible, I noticed something I hadn’t before. A great little phrase in Exodus. Chapter 2. Verse 25. In the ESV, just before the calling of Moses, it says,
God saw the people of Israel – and God knew.
For hundreds of years the people of Israel were enslaved. For hundreds of years they waited. For hundreds of years they cried out to the Lord. Not sure if He would answer. Not sure if He would deliver them. Did He know what was going on? He knew. And He had promised. Egypt was not their inheritance. Not the promised land. God had a plan and He knew. He knew what was going on. And He knew what He was going to do.
And…He knows. He knows what my friend is going through. He knows and He knows what He’s going to do. He knows what we are going through and He knows what He’s going to do. Why does He tarry? Why does He delay?
With Israel, He waited to display His glory and His might. He waited to deliver a mighty nation that had grown as He’d promised. He waited so that He could give them riches and plunder that they had not battled for.
In chapter 3, God says things like, “I have seen,” and “I know.” Then He tells them what He is going to do. In the end, they get to plunder the Egyptians. Plunder? That what the ESV says. Usually you see that term after a military victory. This time, it will be after a mighty move of their God. Our God.
So we wait. Our friend waits. But we know this, God knows. He knows what’s going on. He knows what He’s going to do.
Are you waiting? God knows.
To Him be the glory forever and ever. Amen!!!