The more the children of Israel are mistreated and the more miserable they make their lives the more they grow. Hardy plants do not grow in greenhouses. They were afflicted but they grew strong. No matter what Egypt did to them they continued to grow and that caused great concern for Egypt.
There is a lesson here for us! We will often be in the middle of afflictions and hard times. Things will not go the way we want them to go. We will think that maybe God has abandoned us but He has not and will not!
As Israel suffered God was preparing their plan of escape. As Egypt thought they showed their power over God’s people they were just preparing them for God’s next step in their lives.
The world may beat you up! You may feel like things are against you but you can know that God is at work in your life. You can know that He will take the hard things and turn them to His honor and glory and use them in your life.
It takes a lot of faith but you can know that God will not leave you or forsake you! He will continue working in your life!