Dexter is a pastor who enjoys reading and studying the Bible to inspire and empower others
Holding on to our faith especially in hard times isn’t always the easiest thing to do. In fact, trusting in God in turbulent times is one of the most difficult quality to perfect as a Christian. But thankfully there’s hope, especially if you don’t mind reading the Bible.
When life gets rough, and our backs are against the wall—our faith will see us through. Faith in God is our escape route from fear and anxiety. It’s our faith in God that makes the difference and enable us to overcome life’s trials.
Faith is a powerful weapon; it’s like arrows in the hands of a mighty hunter and ammunition in the barrel of a gun. God has given us the substance of faith to repel every scheme of the devil, but sadly, only some of us have this knowledge.
I know of people who lost their marriages, families, and worst of all took their own lives. For them, faith was a distance substance, they couldn’t wait—the pressures of life were too hard to bear.
I have witnessed firsthand how stressful it is for folks to cope with the reality that the once-promising life they had is all but gone. And I have seen how frustrating it is for others trying to find their feet in life in difficult and unforgiving conditions.
I may or may not know the extent of your struggles, but I want to remind you that God is a refuge and strength. He is a personal helper and close friend to those who seek Him.
Our faith comes into question when we are hard pressed by life’s adversities. And when this happens, it’s a question of trust and tolerance. And it boils down to answering these two questions:
Are you going to allow life’s trials to get the better of you? Or, are you going to trust God, exercise tolerance, and wait for His deliverance?
My own experiences have taught that waiting on God’s deliverance is far better. But let’s be honest; waiting patiently on God is easier said than done, especially when the devil is on our trail.
But God is faithful to His words—He has promised to deliver us from all of life’s trials and afflictions. God cannot, and will not lie—He’s indeed that good friend who has our best interest at heart.
So with that in mind, here are 20 encouraging Bible verses about faith that will inspire you to trust God completely.
Mark 11:22-24 "Have faith in God, Jesus answered. I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, Go, throw yourself into the sea, and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them. Therefore, I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours."
Psalm 37:3 "Trust in the LORD and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture."
Isaiah 43:2 "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."
Hebrews 11:1 "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen."
Psalm 46:1 "God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble."
Philippians 4:6 "Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God."
Romans 10:17 "So faith comes from hearing and hearing through the word of Christ."
Hebrews 11:6 "But without faith, it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him."
Ephesians 6:16 "Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked."
Hebrews 10:38-39 "Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draws back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him. But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition, but of them, that believe to the saving of the soul."
Romans 8:38–39 “For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
2 Corinthians 12:9 “But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.”
Romans 8:31 "What shall we then say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?"
Isaiah 41:10 "So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand."
Proverbs 18:10 "The name of the Lord is a strong tower; The righteous run to it and are safe."
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 lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight."
1 Peter 5:7 "Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you."
Hebrews 12:2 "Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God."
Matthew 7:7-8 "Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth, and to him that knocketh it shall be opened."
How to Apply These Verses to Your Life?
- Read. I can not help but stress the concept of reading. Reading is not only limited to the Bible but reading other people’s testimonies and learning from them is a good practice to embrace. “So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” Romans 10:17.
- Believe. One of the greatest hurdles to believe is doubts. Doubts cripple the mind and prevent the heart from believing God’s promises. But a good way to overcome doubts is by approaching God's promises with a childlike mind. Don’t spend too much time questioning if or how God’s promises are possible, just believe them.
- Meditation. Meditation is the key to success, and this verse shares the same view “This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.” Joshua 1:8.
- Confession. It may or may not be a surprise to you, but our confession of God's promises can usher in the blessings of God in our lives. “The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.” Proverbs 18:21.
© 2018 Dexter Whinfield
mary on February 04, 2019:
hi! i am also a sinner saved by grace.. i read thru this article as i am going thru a difficult time.. i am pregnant with my second child and i am having issues with my pregnancy.. please pray for me.. and thank u for this good read..
Christian Writings on November 23, 2018:
Lovely article(which I even re-read!)! Faith is the most difficult tenet of Christianity, because its so hard to let go and just trust in God. But it can be done, and the more one gives it over to God, the more one sees God at work in all His splendor! I especially love the story of Job in the Bible. If he could keep his faith, so can I!
Thank you for a great reminder, that faith is never in vain. God keeps His promises.
Christian Writings on November 04, 2018:
Beautiful reminders rooted in God's Word. Thank you for sharing
Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on September 21, 2018:
Encouraging indeed! Thanks for your great selection and your inspirational commentary.