Exodus 3:8 “So I have come down to rescue them from the hand of the Egyptians and to bring them up out of that land into a good and spacious land, a land flowing with milk and honey—the home of the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites.”
God doesn’t just hear our cries. He rescues us. If the Old Testament teaches us anything, it teaches us that God continues to rescue us every time we turn to Him with all our heart. Every time the children of Israel would turn to God, He would hear and rescue them.
Not only does God rescue us, but He blesses us and puts us in a good place. For His plans are “to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11.
“So I have come down to rescue them.” Isn’t that what Jesus did for us? God came down in the form of a child and rescued us from the curse of sin. But He didn’t just rescue us. He gave us a hope and a future both in this life and in eternity.
But, in order to be rescued, we have to admit that we are in trouble, that we are in need. We have to cry out to Him. I wonder how many have suffered needlessly, I wonder how many times I have suffered needlessly, because I wouldn’t cry out for help? I am too ashamed to ask for help. That would just reinforce the message that I am not good enough. What keeps you from asking for help?