Vort on Parshas Vaeira
והוצאתי אתכם מתחת סבלות מצרים…(וארא ז:ו)
Hashem promised he would take the Jews out of their exile in Mitzrayim (Egypt)…
What took 210 years? When Hashem sees that the Jews can tolerate being in exile, it keeps back the redemption. Therefore Hashem says, “First I’ll take you out of סבלות מצרים – that you shouldn’t be able to tolerate the exile, and then I can open the doors of redemption.”
The חידושי הרי’’ם adds that it’s the same with our current Galus – exile.