The frightened people began to cry out to the LORD.
Here is where Moses' character shines forth. Instead of trying to
- justify his actions or
- berate them for their ungratefulness or
- remind them that he had risked his own life many times during his appearances before Pharaoh's throne on their behalf,
In fact, Moses goes so far as to say that the Egyptians which they would encounter today would never be seen by them again. That is a pretty big claim, and I bet some wondered how that could ever happen. If someone gave a prophetic statement like that, they better be sure that it was true, for otherwise that prophet would have, shall we say, a rather shortened life expectancy.
How about you? Are there things which threaten to overwhelm you, to drag you back into slavery or to even kill you? God is the same yesterday, today and forever. He will deliver those who are His, who call upon Him for help.