Does God forget?

Exodus 2:24-25

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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.

Exodus 2:24–25, ESV

Does God just sometimes forget? One might think that when reading this portion of Exodus, but it is more to the fact that the people of God often forget when things are going well. God, however, never forgets His people, nor does He forget His promises. The people of Israel were crying out to God for help as they were being oppressed by Pharoah. The plan had been put in place long before with Moses, but God doesn’t hurry His plan, and though some may think He takes too long, God is never late in His plan. Moses had fled from the wrath of Pharoah because he killed an Egyptian. This led him to Jethro and the beginning of the next chapter in the saga of the people of God. In the preparation of Moses, we are able to see ahead to God’s greater plan of sending His Son to save us. This was all in preparation for Jesus and, like the Hebrew people, we await with groaning our Lord’s return. God doesn’t forget, and His timing is perfect, but we must protect our hearts so that we do not lose hope and lose sight of God’s perfect plan. In our time of suffering, let our lives point to the one and only Savior and pray that all may come to worship the one, true God.

Let us pray. I thank you, my heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ, your dear Son, that you have kept me this night from all harm and danger, and I ask you to protect me this day also from sin and every evil, that in all I do today, I may please you. For into your hands, I commend myself, my body and soul, and all that is mine. Let your holy angel watch over me, that the wicked foe have no power over me. Amen.

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