One of the best-known worship leaders of Bethel Church, Jenn Johnson, shares the story behind her song ‘You’re Gonna Be Okay’. The song was part of album After All These Years she made together with husband, Brian Johnson.
Jenn Johnson is one of the most powerful voices of Bethel Church in Redding, California. And not just when she’s leading worship. Jenn is also a passionate speaker and leader. But her first love is leading people in worship.
Jenn is also daughter-in-law to Bill Johnson, senior pastor of Bethel Church. Jenn and husband Brian live in Redding, California, with their four kids: Haley, Tea, Braden, and Ryder Moses.
The Meaning Behind The Song
In an interview with News Release Today, Jenn explains the inspiration behind the song’s powerful lyrics.
Not long ago, husband Brian went through a difficult time resulting in a nervous breakdown. For Jenn, it was a dark time but an opportunity to trust in God like never before.
“God was so faithful, and I was so tired. I remember driving home, and I started singing, ‘you’re gonna be ok.’ I was singing it to myself, over him and our kids,” Jenn explained.
“The majority of this song came out of that situation. I later went back to it and recorded it on my phone,” she added.
‘You’re gonna be okay.’
“Although it’s not a worship song that people will probably ever sing on a Sunday, I felt like it was such a message and prophetic statement,” she said.
“I felt like God promised that if I wrote this song, it would save people, and even people thinking of suicide can be filled with hope, even though we don’t know what tomorrow holds. That’s how this song came about.”
And when the night is closing in
Don’t give up and don’t give in
This won’t last, it’s not the end
It’s not the end
You’re gonna be ok
If you are one of those people who are facing storms in life right now, be still and trust in the Lord, that too shall pass, and you’re gonna be ok.