I have heard [my people] crying out because of their [misery], and I am concerned about their suffering. So I have come down to rescue them. (Exodus 3:7–8, NIV 1984).
My Musings – The immediate context of this passage is the Exodus of the Israelites from their bondage in Egypt. This was not the first time that God came down to rescue His people (e.g., Noah and the flood), nor was it the last time. “For I have come down from heaven not to do my will but to do the will of him who sent me. And this is the will of him who sent me, that I shall lose none of all that he has given me, but raise them up at the last day. For my Father’s will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day.” (John 6:37–40, NIV 1984).
My Advice – He will surely come again. “I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.” (John 14:3, NIV 1984). Until that time, there will be periods of misery and suffering. “In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33, NIV 1984). We can take heart because He came down to rescue us from our sin and because He will come again to take us home. Are you one of “us?” If not you can be. Otherwise there is nothing to take heart about.