Look Up: Trusting in God’s Sovereignty

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been feeling… bleh.
Anxious. Let down. Frustrated. Scared, even.

All of this is for personal reasons; but I look around me and see the same thing. Especially since much of the Western United States is up in flames, the Presidential Election is coming up, and COVID is still very prevalent in our society. What are we to do?

I’ve been reading a book called Anxious for Nothing by Max Lucado, and in it, Lucado writes about how we can rejoice in the Lord’s Sovereignty, no matter what is happening in our lives. The same God who created all things is in charge of all things, and not only that—He LOVES us.

While we sit here, feeling deflated, we can look up, and say, “Father, You are Good, and in control.” He is in charge of who wins the 2020 elections, when the fires will stop, and every situation you happen to be in. And He turns all things for the good of those who love Him (Romans 8:28). You can trust His Love because He died for you, that you might know the Father and live forever (John 3:16, John 17:3).

So next time you feel completely out of control, friend, stop fighting, and accept His Love. Accept His Sovereignty. And Accept His good, wise, unique, perfect plan for your life. Never forget: His thoughts towards you are for good, not for evil (Jeremiah 29:11).

In Christ,


Do you know Jesus?

Jesus is in control of all things, and you can trust His Love for you! Learn more about His Good News here.

9/11… 19 years later

I was in first grade when my mom picked me up early from school.
Airplanes had hit two towers, she said, buckling me in.

That was 19 years ago, and I have had friends who lost their family members that day. Terrorists ripped away fathers, mothers, friends, and loved ones. Although it was almost 20 years ago, I still remember not understanding, being so young. But I understand now. Hatred and darkness ran rampant as smoke billowed into the sky, threatening to overthrow America as we knew it. But it didn’t.

Thankfully, the police, firefighters, and EMTs rushed to the scene and put their lives on the line to save those trapped in rubble.

Today, please pray for those who lost so much on 9/11. Pray for an America that was as united on 9/11 as it was in 2001. Pray for those first responders. Some wounds have healed, and some have not. May Jesus comfort those who lost so much that day. ❤


Do you know Jesus?

Jesus knew what it was to mourn, and He offers comfort and love. Learn more about Him here.


Please pray for those who were forever hurt by terrorists on 9/11 and for the first responders at the scene of 9/11. (find the prayer sheet here).

Thank you for your prayers.

A Note About My Cousin

In case you are not aware, my cousin, the beautiful, bright, extremely intelligent Danyelle Adair passed away by taking her own life on August 13th, 2020. She was 36 years old.

She left no note or trace of why she did what she did. I am stuck feeling a mixture of denial, sadness, and anger, all going over and over again in a cycle and sometimes happening all at once. She was a believer in Jesus; therefore I am not grieving where she has gone, because she’s in heaven, but I am grieving her loss here on earth.

Tomorrow is Suicide Prevention Day, and September is Suicide Prevention Month. Danyelle’s death has made the importance of suicide awareness all the more important… it hits home.

I’m trying to remember the best about her. But our family is definitely shaken. Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers.

Do you know Jesus?

Danyelle is in heaven now, holding Jesus’ Hand. Learn more about Jesus and how to get to heaven here.


The email’s subject line said, “YOU SHOULD BE OUTRAGED.”
1200 Christians have been killed in Nigeria.
But to be honest, I wasn’t outraged.
Anger did not fill me. Tears did not start streaming down my face.
Even writing a post about it seemed more laborious than anything.

This is my fault, though. Jesus doesn’t kill our joy with religious tasks.
He doesn’t demand works—“or else.”
It’s me. Being legalistic. Again.

So now, I write to you:
Please pray for those this blog is about and dedicated for.
The families of the 1200 innocent Christians in Nigeria who were slaughtered,
and the countless more that are in terrorist captivity.

And please pray for me, too,
that I would be filled anew and afresh with love and passion
for these people.
That it wouldn’t be a chore, but an honor;
A crime that makes me outraged.

© 2020, Annalee Hoover

Do you know Jesus?

Jesus came to earth to do what no one else could: save humanity from hell. Learn more about Jesus and what He has done for humanity, here.

Please pray for…

  • Nigeria and its surrounding nations, that they would turn to Jesus during this time.
  • For those in captivity, that they would be freed soon.
  • That those experiencing captivity would come to know Jesus, even in their pain.

Thank you all for reading and praying! It makes such a huge difference. Have a blessed day!

Jesus, Our Fighter

On August 2nd, 2020, over 200 refugees coming back to their homes were snatched up by Boko Haram and now are held hostage by the terrorist group (source). Some are even feared to be dead.

They were excited and relieved to be home… but that was taken away from them, again.

Many thoughts flood my mind, but one important one is this: Jesus is fighting for His People. Anyone in this group of hostages is not only in a physical war wrought with bombs and guns, but even more so in a spiritual war.

Jesus Loves us and is fighting for those who love Him.

“The eyes of the LORD search the whole earth in order to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him.”
(2 Chronicles 16:9, NLT)

Why is He allowing this awful thing? We can’t try to find a reason… all we can do is rest on the promises of Jesus, that He will continue to fight for His kids in this horrific situation.

Please pray with me:

“Dear Jesus,
You see and know every single person in captivity right now, and You know the terrorists too. We pray in Your Holy and Mighty Name that You would free these people soon and restore all they have lost. Please bring members of Boko Haram to know You as well.
Thank You dear Jesus.
In Your Name we pray,

Do you know Jesus?

Jesus won the final victory on the cross at calvary, beating sin and death forever. Learn more about Him and what He has done for us, here.

Pray for America’s Churches!


More and more, American churches are feeling the pressure to discontinue worshipping by song because of Covid-19.
We cannot let this happen!

Please be praying with me, that our leaders would see the importance in praise and worship in the Christian faith  (as stated in verses like Psalm 96), and would lift these orders not to worship!

Sing to the LORD a new song; sing to the LORD, all the earth. Sing to the LORD, praise his name; proclaim his salvation day after day. Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all peoples.”
(Psalm 96:1-3, NIV)

More than anything, please pray that even if the orders stay, pastors and Christian leaders all around would seek the Lord and not give into the pressure of society, while also obeying the law to the fullest extent we as Christians can!

In Christ,

Do you know Jesus?

We are to sing praises to Jesus, King of Kings and Lord of Lords! Learn more about Jesus and what He has done for us here.

Please pray for our right to worship– you can find the prayer sheet here.