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Today Show Host Savannah Guthrie on What Faith in God Has Done for Her Life

Heather Riggleman | GodUpdates Contributor | Updated: Mar 14, 2024
<em>Today Show</em> Host Savannah Guthrie on What Faith in God Has Done for Her Life

Today Show Host Savannah Guthrie on What Faith in God Has Done for Her Life

The Today Show host Savannah Guthrie opens up about what faith in God has done for her life over the years.

In the tapestry of life, the presence of God often reveals itself in the most unexpected places, weaving through the fabric of our daily experiences with divine grace and profound significance. When we least expect it, we may find ourselves embraced by the sacred, reminded of the eternal truth that God’s love knows no bounds and transcends all barriers of time and space.

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Growing Up Baptist

Growing up in a Baptist family, Savannah Guthrie’s faith journey is deeply rooted in her Christian upbringing. She recalls fond memories of attending church regularly. “We would go three times a week. It was very much part of my upbringing,” she shared. “My sister has the best line in the book: She said, ‘God was the sixth member of our family,’ in our family of five.”

In her book, Mostly What God Does, Savannah offers poignant reflections on how her faith sustained her through some of life’s most challenging moments. She includes the loss of her father when she was just 16. “All of what I have come to realize is that all of that is my faith story: belief and doubt, you know, joy, and also disappointment and sorrow. It’s all part of my faith journey,” she mused.

Savannah Reflects On the Highs and Lows

In the book, Savannah candidly reflects on the highs and lows of her faith journey, from the joys of motherhood to the heartbreak of losing her father at a young age. Through it all, she emphasizes that her faith is not about perfection but rather about embracing life’s messy and imperfect aspects with grace and resilience.

Drawing from her own experiences, Savannah acknowledges that faith is a journey marked by both moments of profound certainty and times of doubt and despair. Yet, through it all, she finds solace and strength in her relationship with God.

Reflections On Faith

Throughout the book, Savannah invites readers into her world. She shares vulnerable stories and insights that resonate in this broken world–seeking God and finding beauty in it all. From the challenges of blending faith in an interfaith household with her Jewish husband to the trials of her career, Savannah’s reflections offer a relatable and deeply personal perspective on the power of faith to sustain and uplift us in the darkest times.

Despite never anticipating writing a book about faith in her 50s, Savannah was drawn to the subject when allowed to share her story. “When I had the opportunity to write something, faith was the subject I found myself most passionate about,” she said. “And somehow, in this moment and in this time, it just felt like the right thing to do. And it didn’t feel like a burden. It felt like a joy.”

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Savannah invites readers to embrace the complexities of their own faith journeys. She acknowledges that belief and doubt are intertwined, as well as joy and sorrow. Her story serves as a testament to the enduring presence of God in our lives, even amid uncertainty and adversity. Savannah eloquently says, “It’s all enhanced what I believe and have come to understand about God.”

“For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them,” Matthew 18:20.

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Heather Riggleman is a believer, wife, mom, author, social media consultant, and full-time writer. She lives in Minden, Nebraska with her kids, high school sweetheart, and three cats who are her entourage around the homestead. She is a former award-winning journalist with over 2,000 articles published. She is full of grace and grit, raw honesty, and truly believes tacos can solve just about any situation. You can find her on GodUpdates, iBelieve, Crosswalk, Hello Darling, Focus On The Family, and in Brio Magazine. Connect with her at or on Facebook.  

Today Show Host Savannah Guthrie on What Faith in God Has Done for Her Life