First of all, let me share with you my most favorite quote about faith. Joel Osteen said,
I believe if you keep your faith, you keep your trust, you keep the right attitude, if you’re grateful, you’ll see God open up new doors
This is one of my most encouraging quotes about faith because it goes straight to the point. It reminds me of the importance of being faithful.
Without faith, it is impossible to be on the side of God. Without believing in the powers of God and the books of the Bible, there are absolutely no ways we can serve God.
So, What is the definition of Faith? What are the ways of building up your faith in the service of God? Is it possible to serve God without believing in him?
Faith is defined as complete trust in the power of God. God is invisible, and if you must serve him, you must believe that he exists without seeing him.
For instance, there are over 2 billion Christians in the world. Being a Christian means that we all accepted that Jesus Christ is the savior of the world.
But Jesus died more than 2000 years ago. Meaning, if we believe in him, despite never seeing any of his miracles, then we are faithful Christians.
Here is what Paul, the apostle of Christ, has to say about faith
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen
If we do not believe or have faith in God, there is no way we can serve him. God has promised us hope of a better life. He has promised us a kingdom where there will be no pain or sorrow.
If we, therefore, have no faith in God’s word, there is no way we can set our minds in all the perfect things God has promised us.
This article explains bible verses about faith that will inspire you to continue serving God no matter what.
Bible verses about faith in hard times
I have compiled bible verses about faith that will inspire you today. Read and be blessed through the power in the word.
1. Matthew 21:22 – Through Faith God answers our prayers
And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith.
We all pray as Christians. We believe that through prayers our complains, challenges, and praises can be revealed to God. We believe that the only possible way to have direct communication with God is through prayer.
But let us pause for a second and think. It is so much faith to believe that through prayers we are communicating with a supernatural invisible being.
Is impossible for unbelievers to understand why you are just moving your lips, or singing praises to God or entering his gates with thanksgiving.
But as true believers, we know that through faith, our prayers are heard by God. No one can underestimate the power of prayers.
When I kneel in my room to pray, I feel this comfort of a close friend and believe that God will work out something in no time.
Jesus is reminding us that without having faith in the power of God, our prayer may not be answered.
He further said in the book of Luke 11:8-10
I tell you, though he will not get up and give him anything because he is his friend, yet because of his impudence he will rise and give him whatever he needs. And I tell you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened.
2. Romans 10:16-17 – faith comes through hearing
So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ
No one is born with faith. We all are born into this word to make the right choices for ourselves. Through hearing the word of God, we believe that God exists.
Think about Abel in the bible. Abel is often described as the first faithful man on earth. Why? Because he saw the powers of God firsthand and believed that God must be so great.
He did not have any bible or prophet to tell him God exists. He also did not see any miracle manifesting right before his eyes.
But he must have seen God’s power firsthand. When his parents (Adam and Eve) were driven from the garden of Eden, God protected the Garden with several angelic beings.
He must have seen those angel and wondered how powerful God was. He must have seen the earth and imagined the powerful nature of God.
This means, accepting faith starts from our hearts. On hearing the word of God, we must let it sink in. We must try to appreciate the powerful nature of God. If we don’t, we may not fully grasp the power of God.
For good news came to us just as to them, but the message they heard did not benefit them, because they were not united by faith with those who listened.
3. Hebrews 11:6 – bible verse to shows you can not please God without faith
And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him
We’ve already deduced that Faith is complete trust in the power of God. But we’ve not answered the questions, IS it possible to serve God without believing that he exists in the first place?
Think about unbelievers around you. They do not believe that God exists. They are unknowledgeable about the powers of God. They ask all sorts of quest like;
If God exists why does he allow the wicked to live? If God exists why does he let the righteous to be persecuted?
These are not words of faith but Gross unbelief in the existence of God. If you don’t accept that God exists, there is no way you can believe that he has immeasurable powers.
Paul is reminding us that we are favored to believe in the powers of God. That we have an opportunity to please God because we’ve already accepted that he exists and is so powerful.
If you’re still doubtful about God existence and power, you can never please him. God is willing to accept you if you believe in him. If you love him, God loves you too.
I love those who love me, and those who seek me diligently find me.
4. Mark 11:22-24 – Faith can move mountains
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
Sometimes we do not understand that through faith we can do the impossible. We tend to limit ourselves through our natural eyes and thoughts.
Jesus did so many miracles in the bible. He healed the sick. He walked on top of the water without sinking. He did all wonders through faith.
Likewise, God works through faith. He built the world from nothing through faith. Paul said;
Through faith, we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.
Remember the book of Genesis when God created the universe. He just said those powerful words through faith, and it was so. God said, let there be light, and there was light.
These are the power of faith. Jesus is saying that if you believe in the powers of God, you can tell a mountain move and it will move before your eyes.
5. Ephesians 2:8-9 – Faith is a gift verse
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
If you have faith, it is not your power but a gift from God.
Think about the story of Cain and Abel again. They both lived in a world where they had no tutors of God’s word or commandments. Yet, Abel had the gift of faith. Through this gift, he recognized that God must be so powerful.
Just as faith is a gift, our calling to serve God is a gift also. Jesus said, no one can come unto him except the father draws him.
No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws them,and I will raise them up at the last day John 6:44
6. 2 Corinthians 5:7
For we walk by faith, not by sight.
Through faith, we do not believe in the things of this world, but instead, we believe in him that created the world. We do not walk as the natural men do, but we hope in what is not yet seen.
For instance, before fully accepting God into my life, it was impossible for me to believe someone will say “I can never be sick.” I thought this is a wrong thing to say and wondered why anyone would say that.
But that’s the power of Faith. You believe in it, you hope for it, you also know that God will make it happen through faith.
Therefore, faith is a necessity in the service of God.
That your faith might not rest in the wisdom of men but in the power of God
1 Corinthians 2:5
7. John 3:16 – Faith brings salvation
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life
We cannot deny that God loves us so much. He loves us even before we were created. Because of this love, he sent his only begotten son to die for our sins.
But, we cannot just be saved because Christ died for us. We must believe, through faith, that Christ is the savior of the world. In verse 18, Jesus said;
Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son
8. James 2:14-26 – Faith without work is dead verse
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
Having faith in God means that we must act like him. God is love, and if we must serve him, we must learn to show love to those around us.
A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another John 13:34
If we say we have faith, it should not just be mere words. We must prove it through our actions.
First of all, we are must be obedient to the works of the lord. We must run away from sin and live righteously to the glory of God.
Next, we must show love to those around us by supporting the poor, widow, fatherless, and strangers. If we do this, we are serving God through faith and works.
Frequently asked questions about faith
1. Bible verses about faith and love
1 Peter 4:8
Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.
My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you
1 Corinthians 13:13
And now these three remain: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love.
2. Bible verses about faith and trust
2 Chronicles 20:20
And they rose early in the morning, and went forth into the wilderness of Tekoa: and as they went forth, Jehoshaphat stood and said, Hear me, O Judah, and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem; Believe in the Lord your God, so shall ye be established; believe his prophets, so shall ye prosper.
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.”
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.
Those who know your name trust in you,for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you
3. Bible verses about faith and strength
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Selah.
The name of the Lord is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe
4. Bible verses about faith and healing
Return, faithless people; I will cure you of backsliding.” “Yes, we will come to you, for you are the LORD our God
How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and power, and how he went around doing good and healing all who were under the power of the devil, because God was with him.