I find this passage of scripture so interesting. The Plagues just happened, the Israelites were spared. God is obviously handling the situation and at every twist and bend of the story, the Israelites doubt and question why they are going the direction that they are going, they are wishing they could be back in the miserable situations. One moment they are praising God, and the other they are crying out to him wondering why!?
It almost is frustrating for me to read these chapters because it seems like they have significant memory loss. They just saw the miracles of the plague. They just witnessed the Red Sea splitting open, and its not enough. Every time they go back to complaining and doubting that God has a plan.
How often do we find ourselves doubting God? We begin to do things on our own, or we forget the miracles that he has brought us through. We forget too easily. How can you be intentional about remembering? I am guilty of this, and one of my goals to implement in 2011 is to write down things more. So I can remember better the daily miracles, the things God is talking to me about, and the big miracles.
Don’t forget who God is in your life.
Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the LORD will bring you today. – Exodus 14:13