The Lord said, “I have heard their cries of distress. I am aware of their suffering. I have come to rescue them (Exodus 3:7-8).”
But then their suffering increased, and even escalated into panic until Moses said, “Don’t be afraid. Just stand still and watch the Lord rescue you.” In the end, they saw the mighty power of the Lord and put their faith in him (from Exodus 5:6-23; 14: 13, 31).
People who pray sometimes wait.