But look at what God had just delivered them from! Years of oppression and slavery ... being whipped and tortured ... and yet God delivered them from all of this and Pharaoh and his army!
But now they were in the wilderness and were wondering, "How are we going to make it?" Since they didn't know the future - and all they could see was the desert sand, and a little bit of food (manna) and water ... they were afraid they were going to die right there. Their fear and torment in the moment, caused them to doubt God and His great love and faithfulness toward them (sorry for the difficulty in the journey, but there weren't jet planes, cruise ships or Uber back then to make the trip any easier).
The truth was (although it was impossible for them to see it in the moment): Their lives were shifting - and the discomfort was about to bring about a change far greater than they could ever imagine - a place that would fulfill their deepest of dreams - coming out of a place of bondage and preparing to enter a Promised Land!
All they had to do was cut God a break and TRUST GOD through a few days of discomfort ... Instead: They whined. They complained. They yelled at God and said, "Did you bring us out here to die?"
Today... in light of my life, and my uncomfortable and fearful circumstances... I am asking God to forgive my whining and crying heart... and I am choosing instead to say, "You are loving. You are good. And, while I don't know what the last chapter holds ... I signed up to follow You and to trust You - and I am not going to quit now. I pray I haven't been disqualified from this test yet because of the fear and whimper that originally rose from my heart... because, the truth is: I can't wait to see what You have ahead!"