But the more they afflicted them, the more they multiplied and grew. And they were in dread of the children of Israel. Exodus 1:12
The people of Israel was oppressed, but that did not stop them from multiplying and growing, which made the Egyptians fear them, due to the way they took on the condition they were in. We must not stop, as oppressed as we may be. On the contrary, we have to do the same as the Israelites, be willing to multiply rather than give up and stay the same.
Inasmuch as the seed that we have, it possesses life, wherever we are or as we are, it begins to sprout to testify that He lives and reigns for ever and ever. So, if we are under a strong oppression, it is not to cry or complain; it is not to drop it all. It is to bring about a breakthrough because, when we think that we are going through the worst moments, that is when God blesses us the most.