There, too, the whole community of Israel complained about Moses and Aaron. “If only the Lord had killed us back in Egypt,” they moaned. “There we sat around pots filled with meat and ate all the bread we wanted. But now you have brought us into this wilderness to starve us all to death. Exodus 16:2-3 NLT
The life of a leader can be very difficult. You listen to all the complaints and you do your best to resolve the issue. God used Moses and Aaron to lead the people out of bondage and slavery, and you would think that they would be grateful. For a moment, they couldn’t stop talking about how great they were; at least until the next problem arrived.
When they encountered another problem, they started to complain. Could you believe these people? Are they the same people who complained about their taskmaster? Are these the same people in Exodus 2:23? “Years passed, and the king of Egypt died. But the Israelites continued to groan under their burden of slavery. They cried out for help, and their cry rose up to God.” How quickly people forget. Sometimes, we too, can be just like that. We can forget who God is and what God had done, instead of being thankful, we are ungrateful.
They looked back at their past through rose colored lenses that distorted the truth of their situation. They forgot the whip of the slave master and how they longed for freedom. Now, they are longing for the meat and bread of Egypt. Then they came together to murmur, but not against Moses and Aaron; they murmured against God. They forgot about His power and might. Now they wished God had killed them in Egypt! Imagine that! Difficult moments will come into every life. But you choose how you respond in those difficult moments. Instead of murmuring, take a moment and reflect on the goodness of God. When you do, it will give you confidence to trust God in your crisis.
Thought for Today: Friend, He is able to do it again.
Have a blessed day and walk in faith and victory.