1 Nephi 18:9
Accepting the Lord's Will and Timing/Courage
9 And after we had been adriven forth before the wind for the space of many days, behold, my brethren and the sons of Ishmael and also their wives began to make themselves merry, insomuch that they began to dance, and to sing, and to speak with much brudeness, yea, even that they did forget by what power they had been brought thither; yea, they were lifted up unto exceeding rudeness.
They slipped back into their rebelliousness. Things got a little dull and they didn't have faith. They were ungrateful for their blessings. They forgot about the power of God that they had seen and that had taken them forward. They did not accept the Lord's will and timing and they were rebellious cowards.
Rioting and rebelliousness
Exodus Chapter 32
The Jaredite barges are driven by the winds to the promised land—The people praise the Lord for His goodness—
Matt. Chapter 27
Jesus is accused and condemned before Pilate—Barabbas is released—Jesus is mocked, crucified, and buried in the tomb of Joseph of Arimathæa.
Matt. 825 And his disciples came to him, and awoke him, saying, Lord, save us: we perish.
Elder David A. BednarFrom a Church Educational System devotional, “That We Might ‘Not … Shrink,’” delivered at the University of Texas at Arlington on March 3, 2013.
Accepting The Lord's Will and Timing
In his October 1997 general conference message, Elder Maxwell taught with great authenticity: “As we confront our own … trials and tribulations, we too can plead with the Father, just as Jesus did, that we ‘might not … shrink’—meaning to retreat or to recoil (D&C 19:18). Not shrinking is much more important than surviving! Moreover, partaking of a bitter cup without becoming bitter is likewise part of the emulation of Jesus.”1