Was God Aware There Was going To Be No Water ? Yes of course God knew in Exodus 17 when the Israelites were going from place to place that there would be no water or no food . But still we see the Israelites still grumbling and complaining to Moses. Does that mean that God leads us to different places in order to see how much we trust Him ? Yes again .The more we go through brings us closer to God and the realization that He is God . I think that God specifically sent the people there to test them , to see if they would turn to God first. God wanted to show the Israleites who He had appointed as their leader and also the fact that He is in control.