This morning I was crying out to the Lord for a friend in impossible dire circumstances. Stuck. No way to turn to the right or to the left. I asked the Lord to give me words from His heart for this family.
He took me immediately to Exodus 2:23-25. Allow these words to speak to your heart in your trial. It says, “…Then the children of Israel groaned because of the bondage, and they cried out; and their cry came up to God because of the bondage. So God heard their groaning…and God looked upon the children of Israel, and God acknowledged them.”
Remember the children of Israel were slaves in Egypt. Exodus 3:7 says that He has seen their oppression and knows their sorrows. Verse 8 says, “So I have come down to deliver them…”
He hears our cries. He sees every detail in our lives. He knows our oppressions. Luke 4:18 Amplified says, “…He has sent Me to announce release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to send forth as delivered those who are oppressed (who are downtrodden, bruised, crushed, and broken down by calamity).”
Here are verses of true hope that will pull us up from our seemingly impossible trial to stand steadfast in God’s all-powerful nature. Think about the circumstances these verses were addressing at the time. They are God’s eternal word. They are true for us as well because He never changes.
Luke 1:37 says, “For with God nothing will be impossible.”
Luke 18:27 says, “But He said, “the things which are impossible with men ARE possible with God.”
Genesis 18:14 says, “Is anything too hard for the Lord? At the appointed time I will return to you, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son.”
Job 42:2 says, “I know You can do everything, and that no purpose of Yours can be withheld from You.”
Isaiah 59:1 says, “Behold, the Lord’s hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; nor His ear heavy, that it cannot hear.”
Here is our present encouragement. Psalm 17:6 says, “I have called upon You, for You will hear me, O God; incline Your ear to me, and hear my speech.” The word incline means to listen attentively. Cry out to Him in your hard trial. He hears! He listens! He is our Mighty Deliverer!