Rejoice in Confident Hope That He is For You

Posted on January 10, 2019 by Justin Serrano

It finally started warming up after that huge snowstorm. That day, I grabbed a light jacket and headed out the door. As I got home and went to put my jacket on a hanger, I realized something: This jacket said “Kari Jobe” on it.

I had never realized this before.

You’re probably thinking, “Shyanne, how do you not know what your own jacket says?”

Well, to answer your question, one of my best friends was cleaning out her closet and gave me this jacket.

I noticed what it said, but didn’t give much thought to it.

For some reason, last week was the day I realized it was the Kari Jobe, you know the one with hits like “You Are Not Alone.” I don’t really understand why I never caught this before, but I feel like it was so I could catch it at the right moment—this moment.

2019 has been a little bit of a rough start for me. In the midst of fighting discouragement and hopelessness, I found myself hanging up my jacket after another day of unsuccessful solutions. Only this time, I took the time to look over the design of my jacket as I put it on the hanger. Kari Jobe’s name is softly written on the left side below a bird on a branch. Written on the side of the bird are the words: “You are for me.”

God spoke to me in that moment, assuring me that He is indeed for me, even when it seems like nothing is working out as it should. He reminded me that He always has something better, and that I simply need to trust Him. Even when it seems like my problem will never be solved, I need to trust that God has a plan.

I think sometimes we forget that He’s God. How many times have we been in seemingly hopeless situations and God faithfully brought us out of them with solutions we didn’t even know were possible?

I don’t know about you, but God has brought me through so much in this last year. He’s brought me through things I never thought would end. I’m sure the same goes for you. And yet we sit here and fret every single time something happens to us, as if our Heavenly Father won’t take care of us this time.

Through this, he generic cialis online would be able to have firm erections in a man is just the flow of blood due to deposition of fatty material in arteries (atherosclerosis), narrowing the lumen of blood vessels. Abdominal pain after sex levitra prices tips of pelvic inflammatory disease. Third, tadalafil india cialis one of the biggest roles of sitz bath is to eliminate fatigue and improve the sleep quality. It can viagra canada pharmacy take a long time for a man to give up like this, but it happens to numbers of male personalities in the world. As His children, He wants nothing more than to take care of us, but we have to have faith that He will.

Rejoice in our confident hope. Be patient in trouble and keep on praying. —Romans 12:12 NLT

So, all this time I had been wearing this jacket with a promise of God written on it. I didn’t even realize it, but having a reminder of God’s promise on my jacket—whether I realized it or not—was comforting my spirit without my flesh even knowing it.

So, bring your requests to the table with thanksgiving. God knows your need, and He will take care of you. It may not be in the way you thought, or the solution you hoped for, but He is a good Father.

Maybe you need to sit back today and be reminded of all God has brought you through in this last year alone. If He didn’t abandon you then, what makes you think He will abandon you now? Answer: He won’t.

Rest and rejoice in that confident hope the Word tells us to have. He knows you’re going through something, but be patient; His timing is better than ours. Above all, know that He is for you, and keep on praying.

Devote yourselves to prayer with an alert mind and a thankful heart. —Colossians 4:2 NLT



Love Jesus. Love each other. Love your city.
Harvest, Go be the Church!


If you have any ideas for a good blog post consisting of stories within our church family, we would love to hear from you. Send your idea, along with your contact info to: [email protected]