“Be of good cheer! It is I; do not be afraid.” Matthew 14:27. Long ago in Egypt, the Hebrew people had high hopes that Moses would rescue them from slavery. But their hopes were dashed when Moses’ good intentions led to worse conditions. Instead of gaining freedom, the people were pressed even harder. Moses and the Hebrews were about to learn God’s rescue plans sometimes don’t kick in until all hope seems to be gone. If the circumstances of your life seem to be going from bad to worse, remember that God always hears and answers our cries, but it’s in His time, not ours. When you feel hopeless, look to the God of hope.