I am struck by the way the New Living Translation renders Numbers 20:12…
“Because you did not trust me enough to demonstrate my holiness to the people of Israel…”
Somehow in the midst of crisis, Moses and Aaron’s response was to use God’s PRINCIPLES, but neglect His POWER. They took what He said, but applied it in their own strength instead of relying on His.
How hard it can be to not only trust God’s WORDS, but also the WAYS He chooses to work them out. It often seems far easier to use my own principle and plans, because it makes me feel I have more control.
Be careful of that temptation. Faith is not just about what we BELIEVE. It’s also about what we SURRENDER.