Our family has had it's share of ups and downs over the years.
We've experienced catastrophic health incidents, lost loved ones, and had our share of difficult situations in our lives.
Through it all we've been able to keep our heads above water not because of anything we've done on our own, but because of our strong faith in Christ.
God gives us strength when ours is depleted.
He gives us hope in darkness, when we can't see the light.
He walks by our side and gives us the strength to carry on.
The main place that we get inspiration is from the Bible. Today I want to share a number of bible verses about faith that you can look to when times are hard.
Bible Verses About Faith
What does the Bible have to say about faith? It says that when we have faith and put our trust in God, He will be with us. He will answer our prayers and give us peace.
Here are some Bible verses about faith that speak to God's good and loving nature, and talk about the promises he has made to us in His word when we have faith.
“Meet your fears with faith” —Max Lucado
Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.
Psalm 46:10 Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!
John 8:24 unless you believe that I am who I claim to be, you will die in your sins.
John 7:38 Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.
Romans 10:17 So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.
Mark 5:36 Overhearing what they said, Jesus told him, “Don’t be afraid; just believe.”
1 John 5:5 Who is it that overcomes the world? Only the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God.
Romans 10:9 If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
2 Corinthians 5:7 For we walk by faith, not by sight.
Hebrews 11:6 And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.
Galatians 2:16 Yet we know that a person is not justified by works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ, so we also have believed in Christ Jesus, in order to be justified by faith in Christ and not by works of the law, because by works of the law no one will be justified.
“Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.” —Martin Luther King Jr.
Mark 11:22-24 And Jesus answered them, “Have faith in God. Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, it will be done for him. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.
1 Corinthians 2:5 That your faith might not rest in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.
Matthew 21:22 And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith.
Luke 1:37 For nothing will be impossible with God.
1 Corinthians 16:13: Be on guard. Stand firm in the faith. Be courageous. Be strong.
Romans 5:1-2 Therefore, since we have been made right in God’s sight by faith, we have peace with God because of what Jesus Christ our Lord has done for us. Because of our faith, Christ has brought us into this place of undeserved privilege where we now stand, and we confidently and joyfully look forward to sharing God’s glory.
Psalm 119:30 I have chosen the way of faithfulness; I have set my heart on your laws.
“True peace comes from knowing that God is in control.” Anonymous
Romans 1:17 For in the gospel the righteousness of God is revealed—a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: “The righteous will live by faith.”
James 1:5-6 If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking. But when you ask him, be sure that your faith is in God alone. Do not waver, for a person with divided loyalty is as unsettled as a wave of the sea that is blown and tossed by the wind.
Bible Verses About Love: God's Love For Us
God's love for us abounds, and is never ending. He loved us so much that he gave his only son to die for our sins, and all we have to do is accept his gift in faith.
When you accept His gift and trust in Him, you'll be changed forever.
John 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
Ephesians 2:8-9 For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.
“Our pride insists we must work our way to God. Only the Christian faith presents God’s grace as unconditional.” Randy Alcorn
Galatians 2:20 I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
John 15:9-12 I have loved you even as the Father has loved me. Remain in my love. When you obey my commandments, you remain in my love, just as I obey my Father’s commandments and remain in his love. I have told you these things so that you will be filled with my joy. Yes, your joy will overflow! This is my commandment: Love each other in the same way I have loved you.
1 Corinthians 13:13 So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
Though our feelings come and go, God’s love for us does not – C.S. Lewis
Isaiah 43:2 When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you.”
Matthew 9:2 Some men brought to him a paralyzed man, lying on a mat. When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the man, “Take heart, son; your sins are forgiven.
Psalm 86:15 But you, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness.
Psalm 33:22 Let your steadfast love, O Lord, be upon us, even as we hope in you.
Faith Bible Verses To Bring Light Into The Darkness
We're told that we will have troubles in this world. It's a guarantee. We live in a fallen world.
The great news, however, is that God promises us that we have already won the victory through our faith in Jesus Christ. We can be encouraged by the promises found in His word.
“Faith is unseen but felt, faith is strength when we feel we have none, faith is hope when all seems lost.” – Catherine Pulsifer
John 16:33 “I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”
Deuteronomy 31:6 Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.
Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.
Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through him who strengthens me.
Psalm 120:1 In my distress I called to the LORD, and he answered me.
Mark 10:27 Jesus looked at them and said, ‘With man it is impossible, but not with God. For all things are possible with God.”
Bible Verses For Faith And Courage When Belief Is Hard
There are times where our faith will be tested, and remaining in your faith may seem difficult. If we look to Him for strength, however, he will help us through our trials.
Do like the apostles and others did, and ask him to increase your faith!
“Faith. It does not make things easy, it makes them possible.” Anonymous
1 Peter 1:6-7 So be truly glad. There is wonderful joy ahead, even though you must endure many trials for a little while. These trials will show that your faith is genuine. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold—though your faith is far more precious than mere gold. So when your faith remains strong through many trials, it will bring you much praise and glory and honor on the day when Jesus Christ is revealed to the whole world.
1 Corinthians 2:3-5 I came to you in weakness with great fear and trembling. My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit’s power, so that your faith might not rest on human wisdom, but on God’s power.
Luke 17:5 The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith!”
Mark 9:24 Immediately the boy’s father exclaimed, “I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!”
Proverbs 23:18 Surely there is a future, and your hope will not be cut off.
Romans 12:3 For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned.
Isaiah 41:10 Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
James 1:2-4 when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing.
“Only in the darkness can you see the stars.” Martin Luther King Jr.
Psalm 23:4 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
2 Corinthians 1:3-4 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.
My faith didn't remove the pain, but it got me through the pain. Trusting God didn't diminish or vanquish the anguish, but it enabled me to endure it.” Robert Rogers
Bible Verses About Faith In Action
When we are saved by faith in Christ, we should feel compelled by Jesus sacrificial gift of love to give to others as well. After all, the Bible says that faith without works is dead. By letting his light shine through us, we give glory to God.
James 2:14-26 What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him? If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and filled,” without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that? So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead. But someone will say, “You have faith and I have works.” Show me your faith apart from your works, and I will show you my faith by my works.
2 Timothy 4:7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.
“Faith in action is love, and love in action is service. By transforming that faith into living acts of love, we put ourselves in contact with God Himself, with Jesus our Lord.” – Mother Teresa
Ephesians 2:8-10 For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
Matthew 5:16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.
1 Thessalonians 1:3 For we remember before our God and Father how you put your faith into practice, how your love made you work so hard, and how your hope in our Lord Jesus Christ is firm.
What Does The Bible Say About Faith?
The Bible talks extensively about having faith in God's love and sovereignty. When we do, while we aren't promised that things will be easy, we can know that God is with us through thick and thin, that he cares for us. He provides us the victory in any and all circumstances.
A spiritual mentor of mine, Pastor Bill Berg, said the following in his book, Words of Hope for All Times.
Let us not tremble and lament over what the world is coming to. Let us rather rejoice in the first coming of Jesus to this world to redeem it, and in His second coming to rule in glory, with justice and righteousness and peace. And while we wait may we lose our fears in self-giving love and service for Christ and for others.
Having faith in what is to come, and losing our fears in self-giving love and service for Christ will lead to a happier and more fulfilling life.
Have your own Bible verses about faith that you've found encouraging? Tell us what they are in the comments!
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