“They tested God in their heart by demanding the food they craved. They spoke against God, saying, ‘Can God spread a table in the wilderness? He struck the rock so that water gushed out and streams overflowed. Can he also give bread or provide meat for his people?’ Therefore, when the Lord heard, he was full of wrath; a fire was kindled against Jacob; his anger rose against Israel, because they did not believe in God and did not trust his saving power” (Psalm 78:18-22).
God was upset, and rightfully so. Why? Because “they did not believe in God and did not trust in his saving power.”
They doubted the power and ability of God. If you really think about it, the whole idea is ludicrous. They declared that their God was the God, the One who made everything. How, then, could He possibly be unable to do something so relatively small as to provide food for them? From our vantage point, their argument is preposterous.
Yet, we often do the same thing. We doubt if God can help us in our times of need. We wonder whether He really has the ability to rescue us and provide for us.
Lord, forgive my lack of faith in You. Cause me to trust in You and Your saving power.