When life gets tough, it can become difficult to keep your faith. It gets harder to see your situation through and trust God when everything seems to go wrong. But in these difficult times, faith is more important than ever. Having faith means placing a decided trust in God. We must trust that God will helps us and take care of us no matter what. We must trust God and surrender control over our lives so we may live out His plan for us.
Meditate on these Bible verses to reflect on just how important our faith really is especially in the difficult phases of life, and how our faith coincides with trusting in God.
#1: Hebrews 11:6 (ESV)
"And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him."
#2: Ephesians 2:8-9 (ESV)
"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."
#3: Mark 9:23 (NIV)
“ ‘If you can’?” said Jesus. “Everything is possible for one who believes.”
#4: Proverbs 3:5-6 (NKJV)
“Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.”
#5: Matthew 17:20 (NLT)
“You don’t have enough faith,” Jesus told them. “I tell you the truth, if you had faith even as small as a mustard seed, you could say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it would move. Nothing would be impossible.”
#6: Matthew 21:22 (ESV)
"And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith."
#7: James 1:6 (NKJV)
“But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind.”
#8: 2 Corinthians 5:7 (NLT)
“For we live by believing and not by seeing.”
#9: 1 John 5:4 (CJB)
“because everything which has God as its Father overcomes the world. And this is what victoriously overcomes the world: our trust.”
#10: James 1:3 (ESV)
"Because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance."
#11: 1 Timothy 6:11 (NKJV)
“But you, O man of God, flee these things and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, gentleness.”
#12: Romans 1:17 (NLT)
“This Good News tells us how God makes us right in his sight. This is accomplished from start to finish by faith. As the Scriptures say, “It is through faith that a righteous person has life.”
#13: 1 Timothy 6:12 (ESV)
"Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses."
#14: John 7:38 (NKJV)
“He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.”
#15: John 20:29 (NLT)
“Then Jesus told him, “You believe because you have seen me. Blessed are those who believe without seeing me.”
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