Admittedly, there are many moments in my pastoral life where I feel like I have to take the reins and take control. I need to orchestrate something "powerful" or meaningful. I need to bring things that are or feel like they are in chaos to some semblance of order. I need to make sure that I put all the right people in the right places.
What is at the core of these moments? Fear.
And I then am reminded that God doesn’t leave his people to fend for themselves, but he himself actually steps into time and space to rescue them.
“Fear not, stand firm, and see the salvation of the Lord, which he will work for you today. For the Egyptians whom you see today, you shall never see again. The Lord will fight for you, and you have only to be silent.” (Exodus 14:13–14)