I am not able to bear all these people alone, because the burden is too heavy for me.
Then I will come down and talk with you there. I will take of the Spirit that is upon you and will put the same upon them; and they shall bear the burden of the people with you, that you may not bear it yourself alone.
Moses found his people unbearable. At certain times, Jesus seemed to agree. 'O faithless generation, how long am I to be with you? How long am I to bear with you' (Mark 9:19, ESV).**
Surely, neither Moses nor Jesus sinned by expressing their deep disappointment at the faithless behaviors around them. Then and now, God's Spirit is the Answer. Consider:
1) Moses was surrounded by complainers. Not just that, but tending to God's people during their exodus was a huge job. God's answer? To give His Holy Spirit to certain men who could assist Moses.
2) On certain occasions, the work of Christ was hampered by deadening faithlessness: people preventing their own miracles. God's answer? To give His Holy Spirit... which would only happen when Jesus died.
God's Own Spirit will give us the power...
* To peacefully coexist with grumblers,
* To show wisdom and grace under pressure,
* To work miracles, even here and now,
* And to bear with unbearable people.
Bearing Unbearable People (Part 6)
** I would love for you to read 19th century Bible scholar Alexander MacLaren's exposition on Mark 9:19 (O faithless generation...). It is wonderful! https://biblehub.com/commentaries/mark/9-19.htm
P.S. To read the other devotions in this series, please see the Bearing series.