Faith. Hope. Love.

Jacob - Draper, Utah
Entered on October 7, 2011
Age Group: Under 18

I believe in God. God is the one who allows me to have faith. That faith gives me hope. Hope is what gives me love. With all three of these virtues in mind, this is what I believe.

My faith is a wonderful gift that came to me from God. It gives me a sense of trust in my times of need. He shows me that He is real, and it is up to me to accept this. Without faith, I would never know of God or His plan for me. Hope cannot exist without faith. Faith is my basis for believing and hoping in God.

When I take my faith, trust in God, and believe that a positive outcome is just around the corner, I have hope. This virtue is used when I know that God has a way for me. I have to put my life into His hands, hoping that the result of my leap of faith is a good one. If I suddenly lost all hope for God’s plan, I would think that no good could ever come to me. That is when love would be gone.

Love is the bond that ties everyone together as one family of God. It is a gift God shares with the world that He wants every person to share as well. This is the most important virtue there is. Without love, I would hate everything and have no faith in God. I know that love is very special but hard to express.

God has a plan for me and I must put that plan into action. Faith will let me trust God. Hope will let me believe and be positive. Love will help me joyfully do God’s will. It is important for me to gather up these virtues, take God’s hand, and believe. When I accomplish this, and trust in God to help me, anything is possible.