Trust in Jesus

God’s Got This!

In 2016 I contacted a few local sports teams to see if there was a need for someone to sing the National Anthem.

I got one response, from the New Orleans Pelicans, and it was basically,
“Thanks but we’ve already got everyone we need this season, we’ll let you know if something opens up…”

Then I got this text out of the blue in 2017:

So a choir member’s best friend’s boyfriend’s dad was looking for someone to sing the national anthem….

And his contact person is the same person I emailed over a year ago. 


How’s that for a convoluted chain of events and random coincidences? So much had to line up for me to even hear about the gig, much less actually get booked for it!

For me it became a lesson that when something is meant for me, God will find a way to get it to me.

No sweating it out, pushing/pulling/forcing it, just let it go and letting God take care of the details.

It was a powerful lesson, but if you’re like me, those lessons learned tend to fade into the background after awhile, and after a few months I got back into the complaining to God about how I was not where I thought I should be with my business, etc.

Cue the Amazon example:

I get the mail and there are two identical packages.

The first was an item of clothing I had ordered.

The second was a piece of jewelry that I had definitely NOT ordered.

In fact, it’s not even sold by the vendor on the envelope.

It was a necklace.

A basketball pendant with a cross inside.

And this scripture on the back:

Luke 1:37 “For with God nothing shall be impossible.”

That stopped me in my tracks.

Was this a sign from God or had I accidentally gotten someone else’s purchased item?

So I contacted Amazon customer service, and this is a transcript of our online chat:


So God sent me jewelry through a “fulfillment error” in the amazon shipping center.

Something to remind me of all the miraculous “coincidences” that happened with my first anthem gig.

And the many more miraculous happenings that are on the way.

Which brings me to the song, Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus.

I need to remember that more than ever right now, when the future of singing in public is uncertain. 

I’m very glad for the opportunity to start a podcast because I can help people sing wherever they are. And I wouldn’t have started this podcast if I was still able to lead music in public settings. So I’m thankful and this is helping me so much to reframe it as something that is a new chapter.

Maybe you’re facing the same thing. I have no doubt that your life was also turned upside down recently with Covid. And it honestly is so easy just to get like, I’m going to pull my hair out, or scream into a pillow, or just run away. But instead I invite you instead to trust in Jesus.

Look for the door that He’s opening. Something is out there, and it might be something like starting a podcast. I honestly don’t know. But I think you do. If you get really honest with yourself, and trust in Jesus.