About Me

Welcome to Hope Through Hard Times!

Rachel Van Pelt is a faith-filled warrior, debt destroyer, and infertility empathizer!

She is passionate about helping others find hope, healing, and strength; to see their true worth and live life to their fullest.

Rachel’s journey of faith started at the young age of four. God gave her the grace and wisdom to understand what a life with Jesus meant at that age, and she’s made it her passion and mission ever since to share Jesus with others. Though the road of life has been rough many times, she’s seen that each twist, turn, and rut has drawn her closer to Jesus. She’s grown in understanding what it means to live her life of faith in body, mind, soul, and spirit, and to count everything else as lost. She made a commitment to the Lord in her twenties to serve in whatever capacity He would call her to. Which led her to starting Hope Through Hard Times at the beginning of 2020.

Rachel and her husband started their fertility journey in 2015, discovering in 2018 that they are infertile. During this process, Rachel had a brain injury which still affects their lives. As they were dealing with the infertility and concussion, many financial challenges also presented themselves.  

However, having the concussion changed Rachel’s perspectives in life for the better. Having a second chance at life has helped her to see the value in it, the reason to fight for it, and the passion to help others through it.

All of the topics she discusses can be interconnected for a lot of people. Having a concussion can cause infertility. Infertility and physical disabilities can trigger financial hardship. Going through any difficult scenario can cause one’s faith to be challenged, and inevitably changes life.

Because of this, Rachel started the blog to encourage people on their journeys of faith. She prays, plans, and designs products to help individuals grow in faith and be able to support family and friends going through the topics she shares about. Because she knows what it’s like to feel lost, confused, and searching in those times of need.

Whether you’re working through all of these areas or just one of them, may you be encouraged, empowered, and equipped with what Rachel shares. May you be reminded to hold onto hope through your hard times too!

“Praise the God…of all comfort. He comforts us in all our afflictions, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any kind of affliction, through the comfort we ourselves receive from God.”

2 Corinthians 1:3,4 (HCSB)