God is Rooting for You

photo by izik

photo by izik

Fall is in the air and football is on the schedule. My husband and I both attended the University of Arkansas {go hogs!} and so we’re cheering on the Razorbacks. I’ll confess: I’m not really a sporty kind of girl. So that means my mind does a lot of wandering during the games. {Yes, I even brought a book into a game once and got scolded by security as if it were a semi-automatic weapon. But that’s another story.}

What I do love is seeing all the fans encourage the team. They stand up, holler, cheer, and applaud over every little victory. In every way, they are for the hogs {insert your favorite team here}.

Watching those folks cheer gave me a new understanding of what it means that “God is for us” {Rom. 8:31}. I can sometimes picture God as waiting for me to make a mistake. But that is not what it means to be for someone. Ask any football fan.

When you’re for someone, you want them to win.

When you’re for someone, you watch for what they’re doing well.

When you’re for someone, you cheer them on no matter what happens.

God is for you.

Let that sink in for a minute.

It changes everything.

God is not waiting for you to mess up. He’s rooting for you.

Go, you!

And here’s the best part…

With God on your side, you always win.


Holley Gerth

About Holley

About Holley

Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author and Life Coach

I like humans, words, and good coffee. And I’d love to help you beat what’s holding you back, become all you’re created to be, and kick butt for the greater good.

Cheering you on,


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