The phrase “and they thirsted not” comes from a scripture in Isaiah describing the children of Israel as they wandered in the desert. I was reading this from Nephi’s version and realized that what it might really be saying is they didn’t desire to be close to the Lord.
Here is how it reads in 1 Nephi 19:21, 22:
And they thirsted not; he led them through the deserts; he caused the waters to flow out of the rock for them; he clave the rock also and the waters gushed out.
And notwithstanding he hath done all this, and greater also, there is no peace, saith the Lord, unto the wicked.
Physically, the Lord provided water for their thirst in the desert. Symbolically, the rock represents the Lord and the water represents living water in a desert of trial and hardship. Spiritually, the Israelites thirsted not and were wicked. They had to stay an extra 40 years in the desert because of their disobedience.
Moses tried to guide them to the living water, but they didn’t want to drink that. No matter what the Lord did to bless and provide for their needs, they ignored the opportunity to be close to him and to feel his spirit of peace in their lives.
The Lord may be blessing you with physical blessings, but are you really grateful; grateful enough to turn to him and also receive the healing of the living waters? You can have peace amidst all the desert, chaos, and hardship of your life if you believe in, remember, and follow your Savior. He is there to offer you spiritual blessings too and even health and prosperity.