I am currently reading through Exodus and have been astounded at God's provision for his people no matter the circumstances. But shocked at their fear to trust Him, I am seeing that I am the same as they are...walking in fear when I have every reason to trust.
God has rescued the Israelites from slavery, he has brought plagues on the Egyptians and protected the Israelites from disease and death and yet they still do not trust God, they still do not believe He will provide and protect them.
"Is not this what we said to you in Egypt: 'Leave us alone that we may serve the Egyptians'? For it would have been better for us to serve the Egyptians than to die in the wilderness."
The commentary on this verse discusses that the Isrealites "...are viewing their circumstances without reference to the fact that the Lord himself brought them to this place. As revealed through Israel's history, the Lord is merciful in never leaving his people simply to themselves or their circumstances. As both Daniel and his 3 friends will later assert, whatever the Lord calls his people to face as a result of fearing him is in fact better than simply remaining alive."
How often do I fail to do something out of fear? How often do I think where I am is the best place I could be? How often do I fail to live because I am content simply remaining alive.