As God reveals Himself and His plans to Moses, He also makes known the fact that He has both seen the affliction of His people and heard their cries. The Israelites may have felt that God was unaware of their pain, but God made it clear that was not the case. He also had a plan to address the situation, and Moses was the instrument He chose to implement His deliverance. God always sees and hears His people when they are in need.
Questions for further thought:
1. Do you typically find it easy to believe that God cares when you hurt? Why or why not?
2. When our pain is caused by our own actions, does God still hear our cries? Again, why or why not?
Challenge: Spend time in the Bible to find scripture that backs up your answers to the previous two questions.
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