Kari Jobe gave advice to young girls and single women during an interview at the K-Love Fan Awards this past weekend explaining that, 'God's timing is perfect.'
Jobe, 32, who ultimately won the award for Female Artist of the Year during the award ceremony, spoke to K-Love's Amanda Carroll about what it is like to be a single young woman and a Christian.
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"God's timing is perfect, you know, and everyone's walking through things that they're having to trust the Lord for His timing," Jobe said. "My favorite scripture verse is Psalm 27:14, it says, 'Wait on the Lord, be of good courage and He will strengthen your heart.' So, I know that He's had me wait, I'm in my thirties right now, you know, He's had me wait because His timing is perfect."
Jobe continued on to give advice and hope to single girls. "So, those of you girls who are listening and you're single, God has a perfect man for you and it will be the best timing when it's the right time and it's God's time," she said.
Jobe explained that it can be hard because she had originally planned on being married at 20 or 21-years-old. "But it's good, I think God's just, he's really faithful with knowing what He's called us to. I don't know if I'd be doing what I'm doing right now, you know, it would look different. So, there's a grace for what I've been doing and I'll be excited when God brings that next phase of my life," she said.
In addition to being a musician, Jobe serves as a worship pastor at Gateway Church in Southlake, Texas. Her most recent album, 'Where I Find You,' emphasizes the beauty of experiencing God's presence in our lives. "This past year has been the season of being completely uncomfortable and going through things I didn't understand that were really hard," Jobe said, according to her website. "I was literally having to hold on in my heart and trust He had everything in control. You can even hear that a little in my vocals, especially on songs like 'Love Came Down,' 'Run To You,' and 'What Love Is This.' It was a season that stretched me."
Jobe says that, even at over 30-years-old, she still considers being a daughter to be one of "life's great blessings," according to her website. She has also partnered with the A21 Campaign in an effort to work toward bringing an end to human trafficking and injustice. "I think there are times as believers when we feel entitled and that life shouldn't be hard. We live in this culture of convenience that says we can do everything ourselves and find all the answers on Google," Jobe said. "But if we can learn to fall more in love with the Lord and trust Him in the middle of every storm, we build our endurance to keep running the race."
I admire Kari Jobe and her trust of God and HIS plan for her. It seems to me that, for Kari Jobe, falling in love with God is enough for now. Couldn't we all use to be a little bit more like that sometimes? I know that I could. Let us know what you think in the comment section below.