Bible verses about faith to help you in hard times
We invite you to share these verses about faith in the Bible with friends who need encouragement today.
“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Hebrews 11:1
All of these Bible verses about faith have been taken from the NIV version of the Bible
Our favourite scriptures on faith
Wondering what the Bible says about faith? Meditate on these faith scriptures and let them change your perspective. Remind yourself that your faith is in God, our Heavenly Father who will never leave us or forsake us. Remember that we have been restored into relationship with God by faith and not by works.
Matthew 17:20 “…Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”
John 7:38 “Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.”
Romans 15:13 “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”
John 6:35 “Then Jesus declared, ‘I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.’”
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.”
Ephesians 3:16-17 “I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love …”
Galatians 2:16 “Know that a person is not justified by the works of the law, but by faith in Jesus Christ. So we, too, have put our faith in Christ Jesus that we may be justified by faith in Christ and not by the works of the law, because by the works of the law no one will be justified.”
Galatians 2:20 “I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”
1 Peter 1:21 “Through him you believe in God, who raised him from the dead and glorified him, and so your faith and hope are in God.”
2 Corinthians 5:7 “For we live by faith, not by sight.”
2 Timothy 4:7 “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.”
Bible verses about faith and doubt
We all have seasons where we wrestle with doubts. The Bible encourages us to keep pursuing God amidst our questions. It also teaches that we should come alongside and support those struggling with faith.
James 1:6 “But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.”
John 11:40 “Then Jesus said, “Did I not tell you that if you believe, you will see the glory of God?”
Matthew 14: 29-31 “Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, ‘Lord, save me!’ Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. ‘You of little faith,’ he said, ‘why did you doubt?’”
Matthew 21:21 “Jesus replied, “Truly I tell you, if you have faith and do not doubt, not only can you do what was done to the fig tree, but also you can say to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and it will be done.”
Romans 14:1 “Accept the one whose faith is weak, without quarreling over disputable matters.”
James 1:3 “Because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.”
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Bible verses about strength in hard times
If your faith is being tested, take hold of these truths about how God can be your strength. Meditate on the verses about faith and trust. Share them and provide encouraging words for a friend going through a tough time.
Joshua 1:9 “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”
Mark 10:27 “Jesus looked at them and said, ‘With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God.’”
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.”
Psalm 37:23-24 “The Lord makes firm the steps of the one who delights in him; though he may stumble, he will not fall, for the Lord upholds him with his hand.”
1 Corinthians 16:13 “Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.”
Matthew 28:20 “And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
Amazing examples of faith in the Bible
The Bible is full of amazing examples of faith. We see many instances of courageous men and women trusting in God and His promises above all else. Remind yourself of how big our God is and how he can the impossible.
Abraham the man of faith
The dramatic story of God testing Abraham’s faith is full of lessons we can apply to our lives. When Isaac was a young teenager, God told Abraham to offer him as a sacrifice. It must have seemed an astounding command – to take your promised son on whom the promises of God depended and sacrifice him upon an altar.
“By faith Abraham, when God tested him, offered Isaac as a sacrifice. He who had received the promises was about to sacrifice his one and only son, even though God had said to him, ‘Through Isaac shall your promised offspring come’” Hebrews 11:17-18
When they came to the mountain, Abraham was obedient to God. Just as he took the knife to take the life of his own son, God stayed Abraham’s hand, and told him to offer instead a ram caught in a thicket.
The walls of Jericho
When Joshua arrived at Jericho, he found himself facing a city which, from a human perspective, seemed impossible to defeat. The walls of Jericho were built on a vast sloping embankment. At the base of this embankment was a wall 12-15 feet high. 46 feet above, at the top of the embankment was another wall 26 feet high and six feet thick.
When access to Jericho seemed inconceivable, God gave Joshua a plan. But it was a plan that required Joshua to have great faith. God told Joshua and his army to march around the city of Jericho for seven days, and then on the seventh day to blow their trumpets.
“When the trumpets sounded, the army shouted, and at the sound of the trumpet, when the men gave a loud shout, the wall collapsed; so everyone charged straight in, and they took the city. 21 They devoted the city to the Lord …” Joshua 6:20-21
Despite the ridicule of others, Joshua put his trust in God and followed what seemed bizarre instructions. On the seventh day of marching, the men blew their trumpets and let out a cry. In a mighty display of God’s faithfulness, the walls of Jericho fell to the ground.
David and Goliath
David was sent by his dad Jesse to visit the front lines of battle and bring back news from his brothers. When he heard Goliath mocking Israel and His God, this young boy took an extraordinary step of faith and volunteered to fight him.
He persuaded King Saul to let him fight and instead of the King’s armour, David carried his sling and five stones. In the face of Goliath’s mockery, David trusted God.
“You come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the Lord Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied … All those gathered here will know that it is not by sword or spear that the Lord saves; for the battle is the Lord’s, and he will give all of you into our hands.”1 Samuel 17:45-47
David put a rock in his sling and aimed at Goliath’s head. It was a direct hit and the giant fell to the ground. David then picked up Goliath’s sword and cut off his head.
Christian quotes about faith
To lift your spirits, we’ve gathered this mini collection of inspirational faith quotes from Christian leaders and speakers. Take heart from their wise words and let them point you towards Christ. Pick a favourite to share with a friend.
- “To learn strong faith is to endure great trials. I have learned my faith by standing firm amid severe testings.” – George Mueller
- “Faith looks not at what happens to him but at Him whom he believes.”- Watchman Nee
- “Faith never knows where it is being led, but it loves and knows the One who is leading.” – Oswald Chambers
- “Oh let us continually keep faith in exercise, till it be entirely swallowed up in the boundless ocean of beatific vision.”- George Whitefield
- “Faith is the art of holding on to things your reason has once accepted in spite of your changing moods.” CS Lewis
- “Faith is deliberate confidence in the character of God whose ways you may not understand at the time.” – Oswald Chambers
- “Faith, mighty faith, the promise sees, and looks to God alone; Laughs at impossibilities, and cries it shall be done.”- Charles Wesley