"He [God] looked down on the people of Israel and KNEW it was time to act"
Background: The children of Israel were in bondage and they knew no one else could help them hence they cried out to the Lord for help. Even though no one else paid attention to their pain, God knew.
In like manner, our pain that can not be heard by human ears is shouting in the loudest tone in the ears of God. Those silent cries of our own hearts reach the ears of him who has all power, knowledge, love and desires to deliver us. Hence, we can be comforted even before deliverance because in every situation of life, I can look at myself and look at my situation and say God knows. And if God knows, God is going to act and God has a plan. This didn't catch God off-guard.
Moral of the Story: So today, as you reflect upon your struggles, as you reflect upon your difficulties, your pain, your sorrows, listen and hid the words of Jesus, your Heavenly Father already knows what you need before you even ask him. Instead of worrying and stressing, just whisper these words to yourself - GOD KNOWS! - and he definitely has a PLAN!