for four hundred years, the Israelites groaned under the rod of their oppressors. their stomachs growled, their children cried, their souls pleaded for rescue from the God who had promised prosperity many long, bitter years ago. they didn't see this God and they didn't feel him.
but we read a different reality in exodus 2.
"their cry for rescue from slavery came up to God. and God heard their groaning, and God remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob. God saw the people of Israel--and God knew."
God heard. he remembered. he saw. and he knew. and he acts. his presence is immanent. his timing is perfect.
feelings and circumstances rarely reflect reality and truth. so when you walk unknown paths and stumble in blindness, when life slows and feels like a series of groans and cries, when deep desires and prayers seem ungranted, when you can't see God and you can't feel him--God hears. God remembers. God sees. God knows.