Faith Gives Us Hope

Rachel PellegrinoBlog, Giving Thanks, Life

Do you have a life scripture? A favorite scripture?

One that you feel drawn to no matter what else is happening in your life?

I do.

While there are many passages in my Bible that I relate to and love, verses that have meaning and importance to me, there is one that I have applied to every day, month, and year of my life.

Ever since I can remember, Hebrews 11:1 has the prayer of my heart. If I recall correctly,  I found it when I started a new school in sixth grade. I was a bit scared, a bit shy, and I struggled to understand my place in a new order of classes and classmates. It was a challenging time, and during one of our Bible classes, we were studying Hebrews and the theme of faith, and I remember underlining this verse in my Bible. I would later write it out, make it into art for my locker, and carry it with me in my wallet.

This verse, one sentence, has been my physical, emotional, and spiritual lifeline.

When I needed to choose a college…Hebrews 11:1.

When I was waiting for the man I would marry…Hebrews 11:1.

When our family faced cancer…Hebrews 11:1.

When I felt called to start this publishing company…Hebrews 11:1.

Our faith is what carries us toward our future, whether we can see it or not.

Thank you, Jesus, for coming to give us hope and a future!

#thankful #grateful #blessed