Exodus 17:1-2 says, "Directed by GOD, the whole company of Israel moved on by stages fro the Wilderness of Sin. They set camp at Rephidim. And there wasn't a drop of water for the people to drink. The people took Moses to task: 'Give us water to drink.' But Moses said, 'Why pester me? Why are you testing GOD?'"
I saw something new in this passage today. Glory! Love that when God does that. So, I read that and I understand why the people are thirsty. There's no water. We can all understand their thirst. This isn't the problem. Of course they are going to be thirsty when they are led to a place with no water. Later on in this passage Moses is afraid the people are going to kill him they are so angry. I can even understand their angery. They have lots of animals to water and feed and tons of children to water and feed. Nursing moms. Nursing babies. So, what did I think about when I read this passage?
Here it is -- instead of getting angry and yelling at Moses about this awful situation they could have said, I know God provides all we need. Why did He lead us to a place with no water (which is obviously a necessity)? If they would have given God opportunity to show Himself their faith would have increased. Instead of waiting on God, instead of talking to God they blame Moses.
How often do we humans do this? Instead of wondering what God might be up to we immediately seek someone to blame? Maybe we blame ourselves. Maybe we condemn the other people who are part of the situation. Instead, we could give God time to act; give God time to work it all out. We could remember His promises and know He hasn't left us.
Isaiah 40:31 says, "But those who wait upon GOD get fresh strength. They spread their wings and soar like eagles, They run and don't get tired, they walk and don't lag behind.
Philippians 4:19 says, "And my God shall supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus."
Believing and waiting on God rather than reacting in panic or blame is the way of the Believer. We each can choose this (it really cuts out the drama, which is a always a good thing).