And so you know what happened? Their journey was stopped and a bunch of them were hit with disease and death!
When we start grumbling, complaining, getting impatient, we halt what God is doing or trying to do for us in our lives. He has a plan and no one can stop his plan in our lives but us!! We are commanded to praise God. I used to wonder why. I know He deserves it but another human told us we need to compliment him we might see him as an egomaniac or very very insecure.
Neither is the case with God.
He tells us to praise Him for our own good. Praising Him for what He is doing, praising Him for what we can't see are what helps bring it about.
I looked up "impatience" in the Hebrew. One definition of the word is "curtail."
That is what we do when we grumble, curtail God's work.
Don't grumble or get impatient today.
What a great word this is. Thank you Jesus.