All God does is for his glory!
God allowed Egypt to enslave Israel so he could display his glory by his incredible miracles and deliverance. The worse our circumstances are, the greater God’s glory when he delivers us. The worse things get, the better for God to display his awesome power and faithfulness. Here are a few examples from Exodus:
9:16 But for this purpose I have raised you (Pharaoh) up, to show you my power, so that my name may be proclaimed in all the earth.
6:7 “I will take you to be my people, and I will be your God, and you shall know that I am the LORD your God, who has brought you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians.”
7:4-5 Pharaoh will not listen to you. Then I will lay my hand on Egypt and bring my hosts, my people the children of Israel, out of the land of Egypt by great acts of judgment. The Egyptians shall know that I am the LORD, when I stretch out my hand against Egypt and bring out the people of Israel from among them.”
9:14 For this time I will send all my plagues on you yourself, and on your servants and your people, so that you may know that there is none like me in all the earth.
11:9 Then the LORD said to Moses, “Pharaoh will not listen to you, that my wonders may be multiplied in the land of Egypt.”
14:4 And I will harden Pharaoh’s heart, and he will pursue them, and I will get glory over Pharaoh and all his host, and the Egyptians shall know that I am the LORD.”
Mark Dever says that all the world is a stage for God to display his glory. Everything in our lives, every affliction we go through is a stage for God to display his glory. Paul said that his thorn in the flesh was so that Christ could show his power through Paul’s weakness. If you are walking through flood and fire, know that God is waiting for the perfect moment to deliver you that will most clearly manifest his glory.
So keep waiting, keep praying and keep watching for God to come riding in on his white horse in the nick of time.