The Israelites were wandering through the desert, thirsty, and in a bind. They began complaining to Mosses, even wishing they were back in Egypt. Finally, the end of their drought was over. There was a well in sight and it had water in it.
But they spewed it from their mouths, for the water was bitter. They thought it was over, but it just got worse. They let the water make themselves bitter as well.
But God, many years before, had planted a tree nearby that would be the answer to their problems! God had provided a solution to their problem long before they had encountered it!
Are you going through a dry season of bitterness? Have you thought the end was in sight, only to see things get worse?
Have faith; we serve a God who is always one step ahead of us...