Why the Title?

Hello! And welcome to my blog, Wayeda. If you are anything like most people, you probably have no idea what on earth the word Wayeda even means. That’s okay – I will fill you in. As I have grown, this word has come to serve as a powerful reminder and encouragement to me.

The word Wayeda is a Hebrew word that is found in the Masoretic Text of the Bible. For reference, the KJV and ESV both use the Masoretic Text for their Old Testaments. I discovered the word as I was reading through Exodus 2 – the story of God freeing Israel from slavery in Egypt.

I was going through a particularly discouraging time of life when Exodus 2:25 stuck out to me: “God saw the people of Israel—and God knew.”

It was amazing to me. Chapters one and two of Exodus detailed the hardships that the people of Israel were undergoing, but as they cried out to their God for deliverance, Exodus 2:25 answered: “and God knew.” That is a simple, powerful reminder to me that God knows what I am going through.

As I researched, I discovered that “waYëda élohiym” is the transliteration (see my source here) of the phrase “and God knew.” I have since clung on to the verb, “wayeda” as a reminder that God knows my story and my struggles. It is my hope that this blog will serve as a reminder for you too: God sees, and God knows. He will not turn a blind eye to your trouble.