(Numbers 14:2 MKJV) And all the sons of Israel murmured against Moses and against Aaron. And the whole congregation said to them, Oh that we had died in the land of Egypt! Or, Oh that we had died in the wilderness!
I read this yesterday. It did matter what God did for these people, they just would not trust him completely.
It took me a while to understand this phenomenon in life. Sometimes the prisoner does not want to be free, contrary to what one might think. Sometimes the unloved man, or woman, does not want to be loved. And the one who is failing, or has failed, does not want to become a success.
In contemporary times, as Christians, perhaps what we ought to do is keep some distance and pray for anyone we meet who is like this.