I feel like I am drowning in details. Maybe that is a little dramatic, but saying I am busy or overwhelmed doesn’t seem to capture the reality of my world right now. This year has been full of transition and change, which has required us to make many decisions along the way. Big decisions! Live on a boat kind of decisions. Plant a church kind of decisions. And with every decision we make there are a thousand more that follow. So it’s no surprise that I nearly had a meltdown when ordering a smoothie, the other day. I stared at the endless number of choices, flavors, and add-ins. I finally broke down and confessed that I couldn’t decide. The young man behind the counter looked at me with compassion, or maybe it was pity, and said, “Would you just like me to make you something good?” Yes, that is exactly what I needed, someone to choose for me.
As we move forward on this church planting adventure I am reminded that God has already gone before me. He knows what I need even when I don’t. Even in those moments when I feel like I am drowning in details I am reminded of Isaiah 43:2 which says, “When you go through deep waters I will be with you.” God is in the details, so I can trust him to choose for me and make something good!