And in the morning you shall see the glory of the LORD; for He hears your complaints against the LORD. But what are we, that you complain against us?”
Also Moses said, “This shall be seen when the LORD gives you meat to eat in the evening, and in the morning bread to the full; for the LORD hears your complaints which you make against Him. And what are we? Your complaints are not against us but against the LORD.”
Then Moses spoke to Aaron, “Say to all the congregation of the children of Israel, ‘Come near before the LORD, for He has heard your complaints.’ ”
[Exodus 16:7-9 NKJV]
So often we do not see the hand of God upon us, and we mistake the trials of life as a snare from which God has failed to protect us. Then we cry out to God “Why have You abandoned me?”. Seen like this, our God can seem selfish and unconcerned about His people.
Moses and Aaron felt the rising resentment amongst the Israelites and were getting the blame from the many who merely saw the store of provisions dwindling and nothing but misery on the path ahead. “We would be better back in Egypt!” was the cry. “This was all a big mistake.” Aaron and Moses then tried to reassure their people that God had it covered - that He hears your complaints.
Notice the progression of Moses’ attempt to convince the Israelites to put their trust in God in adversity:
These verses help us to see that we must trust our Heavenly Father to care for us. This is the trial of our faith; to continue walking the road with God, knowing He will lead us in His way. And so it proved in the next verses ... God honours His promises.
Now it came to pass, as Aaron spoke to the whole congregation of the children of Israel, that they looked toward the wilderness, and behold, the glory of the LORD appeared in the cloud.
And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, "I have heard the complaints of the children of Israel. Speak to them, saying, 'At twilight you shall eat meat, and in the morning you shall be filled with bread. And you shall know that I am the LORD your God.'"
[Exodus 16:10-12 NKJV]
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