When Joseph brought his father and brothers into Egypt during the time of famine, God had a purpose in it—to save their lives and their race. Joseph, the prime minister of Egypt, wanted his father Jacob to join him there. God spoke to Jacob in the night and told him, “Go to Egypt, for there I will make of you a great nation. I will go down with you to Egypt and I will also surely bring you up again.” Gen 46:4.
Many years later, Jacob’s descendant Moses was tending sheep in the wilderness, when he saw the burning bush. God told him, “I have heard their cry because of their taskmasters for I know their sorrows and I have come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians.” Ex. 3:7-8. God had a plan to bring them out before they ever went down to Egypt.
They cried out to God and He heard them, but He already knew what they were going through. That was not the first time God knew about it, when He heard their cries. He knew what was going to happen and it was all a part of His master plan to make of Abraham’s descendants a great nation. He even knew how long it was going to take for them to grow to the number that He had planned.
God knows what you are going through. It has not taken God by surprise. It is all part of His plan, to make of you a great nation, a people of God like none other before. Keep crying out to God for deliverance. Don’t stop on the edge of a miracle; don’t give up too soon. God has a plan and a timetable.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11 NIV.
God has a plan to bring you out.