These 4 Bible verses about faith will enable you to endure whatever hard times you are facing right now. Also, these verses will encourage, inspire, and strengthen you. And above all, they will remind you that God still loves you, and he has you well covered.
But, life can pack a mean punch, and I dare not say: “I have bare the brunt of many.” But it was from those experiences, after getting hit, that I learned to trust God and to understand what it means to have faith.
And, though most of my trials didn’t end as the perfect fairy tale. God kept me, and he still does. Moreover, I increased in faith, found knowledge, inspiration, and strength which enabled me to endure and fight back.
What is faith in the bible “verse?”
Hebrews 11:1 “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” As you can see in Hebrews 11:1, faith is substance without evidence. In other words, faith is having something without seeing it.
Furthermore, hope isn’t faith, but faith is grasping the unrealities of hope and bringing it into reality.
So, now that we know what is faith, let us dig deeper.
Let me start by saying, “what blood is to your physical body; faith is to your spiritual life,” and is necessary for spiritual growth. And to add, in many ways, we all exercise faith daily.
Whether it’s a single mother on the brink of giving up, yet takes on the responsibilities of the home. A father under stressful circumstances, yet finding strength and courage daily to meet the demands of his family.
Or an adult refusing to give up in a midlife crisis. Or even a young woman, uncertain of her future, but persist in following her dreams.
As you can see, we all exorcise faith. Whether Christian or not, we all have faith. But, have you ever stopped to wonder how some people seem to have great faith, and you struggle to meet the mustard seed amount.
I’ve asked myself that question on countless occasions. And the best answer I have found: “We all have faith but on different levels.”
Also, there are different types of faith: real faith, and natural faith. Real faith is described in Hebrews 11:1. And natural or sense knowledge faith is described in John 6:30 “So they asked him, “What sign then will you give that we may see it and believe you? What will you do?
Real faith operates without evidence. But natural faith relies on evidence. For instance, if you can’t see, taste, smell, feel, or hear with your natural senses you wouldn’t believe. And in the gospel of John we see Thomas demonstrating sense knowledge faith when he said: “Unless I see, I will not believe” John 20:25.
To sum up, sense knowledge faith requires little or no effort on our part. But bible faith requires patience and commitment to flourish. And like a seed planted in soil that takes time, and requires water and light to grow; likewise bible faith.
So, with that said, here are 4 bible verses about faith and strength that will help you to endure hardships, and overcome life’s adversities.
“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.”
Bible verses about faith: be strong and wait on God
God is your heavenly father, and He loves and cares for you. But even so, life will get rough at some point. And everything that can go wrong will go wrong; it’s like falling into a ditch and can’t get out.
And for some people, these experiences last for years, and others, a lifetime. But how do you respond when life’s tides are against you?
This bible verse on strength gives us an insight into God’s expectation of us when faced with hard times. And judging from the context of this verse; it’s as though God expects us to be strong and courageous. In fact, in this verse, he commands us to be strong and courageous. Therefore, it does not matter how dire our lives’ circumstances are, God still expects us to trust in him, to be strong, and at all cost resist fear.
Differently put, God doesn’t want us to be fearful of life’s storms, because fear has a way of hindering us from seeing the big picture, God’s picture. And besides, fear is only concerned with thwarting God’s plan for our lives. So, with all your might, resist fear.
And remember that God isn’t slack with his words. He isn’t like some people who make promises and don’t keep them. God will not forsake you, He will stay by your side; enabling you to overcome every contrary wind blowing in your life.
“Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”
Bible verses about faith: trust in God with all your heart
For the most part, hard times are stressful to deal with. But we should try our best to control our minds and emotions because if they aren’t in the right place our troubles will prolong. And King David shared the same sentiment “Before I was afflicted I went astray: but now have I kept thy word.”(Psalms 119:67)
In general, hardships cause our minds and emotions to become unstable. In such cases, our thought process is reactive instead of proactive. While it’s quite normal for us to react to whatsoever is confronting us. At the same time, our ability and vision to see and decide on the right solution are often affected.
As a result, even our well-informed decisions are far cries from what they usually are. For this reason, we must never allow our minds and emotions to get the better of us and get in the way of God’s plan. We must instead wait on, and trust in God.
In the same vein, we can have confidence in the fact that God is omnipotent, omnipresent, and omniscient. In other words, He is all-powerful, He is everywhere, and He knows all things.
God has unlimited knowledge to understand whatever we are going through. He has limitless power to deliver us from whatever troubles us. And He has a surreal presence to comfort us in any circumstance.
But let’s be real for a minute here. At times, trusting God isn’t the easiest thing to do. And if you don’t believe me. Then ask those Christian parents who almost give up while trying to make ends meet in the home. And I have witnessed some of it firsthand.
Equally, I have seen single fathers and mothers living in fear because the bank was ready to serve up a foreclosure notice. I know that living in such situations isn’t easy. But God says to trust him with our whole heart.
“When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.”
Bible verses about faith: many are the afflictions of righteous
At times God will allow us to experience setbacks and hardships. Not that He takes pleasure in our pain and difficulties. But from a father’s perspective. He wants us to see how able He is to deliver us from hard times, and who we are as his children.
Our Lord is a God of strength and power, He is the Most-High, and we are His children. And as such, we have similar abilities as our father God. Therefore, anytime God allows you to go through tough times; it’s not to destroy you but to make you aware of who He is, and who you are.
And if the above seems hard to swallow, or even unfair, then consider the story of Job. According to God, Job was a perfect man, yet God allowed the devil to afflict him for a while.
Nevertheless, Job in all his afflictions and troubles did not once sin against God. He instead he waited on and trusted in God; who at the end blessed him with a double portion of all he had.
In summary, hardships are not the end of one’s life, but rather a pathway to victory. There’s a season for everything under the sun. And now might be your season of troubles. But remember, every season has an end, so take comfort in these encouraging bible verses on faith.
“But you, O Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness.”
Bible verses about faith: God is compassionate
Peter denied Christ three times, but Christ embraced him all the more. Likewise, if Peter was good enough to receive God’s love, compassion, and forgiveness after he denied Christ. Then you too are worthy of God’s compassion and forgiveness. So, don’t waste your life crying over spilled milk. That is to say, don’t live in the past.
For sure, you may haven’t dotted all your I’s and crossed all your T’s, but come to think of it, who has?
Coupled with the above mentioned, there is a great danger when our minds are stuck in the past. The danger here is that we can’t forgive ourselves for past sins. And also, we can’t imagine that God will, or has forgiven us from past sins. For some people, you might begin to think that God is repaying you for past sins.
So, in light of the alluded fact, the question is: “How do I break free from guilty conscience holding me hostage? Psalms 86:15 says how.
Psalms 86;15 says that God is compassionate and gracious. And he doesn’t keep records of past sins; providing forgiveness is sought after.
And secondly, God is quick to forgive of past sins, and restore us to a place of fellowship and joy. To a place where we can make requests to Him with confidence.
Psalms 86:15 also highlights that God is slow to anger. God isn’t high tempered. He’s like a patient mother who always puts up with her children’s inability to do the right things. She doesn’t abuse or abandon her children, she simply corrects and urges them to do what’s right.
The same is true of God, He will not abandon, nor consider his children less important. Instead, he corrects, embraces, and is patient with them.
Finally, Psalms 86:15 implies that God is loving and faithful: which is also comforting to know. Interestingly though, you will find when things aren’t going well in your life; you will feel unloved by God, and you might even feel like giving up on God. But don’t, because God loves you. He has blessed, and not curse you. God has a purpose for your life, and that purpose will come to past if you allow God to work in you, and with you.
How to apply these faith bible verses to your life? To begin with, none of these bible verses will be of help to you unless you are willing and ready to apply them to your life. So, here are a few simple things you can do:
- Read daily: set a time for which you read your bible daily. Daily reading is necessary, especially if you are new to Christianity. Faith is a product of knowledge, and it all starts with reading.
- Believe: don’t stop at reading, but in the same vein, believe what you read. Also, print a faith picture in your mind about what these scriptures mean to you. And don’t allow anything or anyone to shift your focus.
- Meditate: generally, inspirations come from meditation. So set aside at least ten minutes a day to meditate in a quiet place. Meditation will help you to Heighten your focus and hear that inner witness (the Holy Spirit).
- Proclaim: The Bible says that created things, the things we see and interact with, were created by the word of God. Words have power, the power to make things manifest.
Therefore, after reading the bible, followed by believing and meditating: it’s now time to proclaim. Start by declaring the things God says about you. In the morning, before you get out of bed, declare the things you want to see manifest in your life.
A note, this process doesn’t only apply to these scriptures, but any promise in the bible.
In closing, I hope that these scriptures on faith have blessed you.
Currently a pastor, I devote most of my time to the ministry. I have been actively serving in ministry for roughly ten years now, and in that time; I have encountered countless trials and cruel hardships.
But somehow, through God’s grace; I overcame. And the one thing I have learned from those encounters – trust God.
Therefore, using my experiences and my relationship with God. I now seek to inspire and encourage those who visit my blog.
And may God continue to bless and enrich you greatly.