Faith, as you will soon discover, is not as easy as it looks. The first hurdle is that YOU CAN’T SEE IT! Faith is not a tangible object that can be easily identified or measured. There are a lot of Bible verses about faith, what it is, how to grow in it, or how to be encouraged by it. We know faith is a real thing, but how do you know if your faith is strong or weak, present or absent? What do you do to increase your faith? The following Bible verses about faith provide insight to these and other questions.

“To learn strong faith is to endure great trials. I have learned my faith by standing firm amid severe testings.” ~ George Mueller

George Mueller, a Christian Evangelist from the early 1800’s, provided the quote above. He knows a thing or two about trials. He is known starting the Ashley Down Orphanage in Bristol, England and many other orphanages and schools throughout England. During his life, he cared for more than 10,000 orphans, and it was not short on trials and hardships. His success came from standing firm in the midst of the severe testings.

When there are hardships in life, the purpose is not to try to avoid them, but to face them head-on with the strength of what Paul says, “I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me” (2 Corinthians 12:9) .We are not in the battle alone God is with us. The following Bible verses about faith are geared to encourage you in your daily walk. Faith is not something that you can build up each year and then forget about. Each of us are beaten down everyday by temptation and doubt. We should daily be, “transformed by the renewal of our minds, that by testing we may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect” (Romans 12:2).

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Bible Verses About Faith

“Faith and works are bound up in the same bundle. He that obeys God trusts God; and he that trusts God obeys God. He that is without faith is without works; and he that is without works is without faith.” – Charles Spurgeon

Hebrews 11:1 

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. – Hebrews 11:1 (New King James Version)

2 Corinthians 5:6-7 

Therefore we are always confident and know that as long as we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord. For we live by faith, not by sight. – 2 Corinthians 5:6-7 (New International Version)

James 1:6 

But he must ask in faith without any doubting, for the one who doubts is like the surf of the sea, driven and tossed by the wind. – James 1:6 (New American Standard Bible)

Hebrews 11:6 

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. – Hebrews 11:6 (English Standard Version)

James 1:3 

Be assured that the testing of your faith [through experience] produces endurance [leading to spiritual maturity, and inner peace]. – James 1:3 (Amplified Bible)

Romans 14:1 

Welcome all the Lord’s followers, even those whose faith is weak. Don’t criticize them for having beliefs that are different from yours. – Romans 14:1 (Contemporary English Version)

1 John 5:4 

For everyone born of God is victorious and overcomes the world; and this is the victory that has conquered and overcome the world—our [continuing, persistent] faith [in Jesus the Son of God]. – 1 John 5:4 (Amplified Bible)

1 Timothy 6:11-12 

But as for you, O man of God, flee these things. Pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, gentleness. Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called and about which you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses. – 1 Timothy 6:11-12 (English Standard Version)

John 6:35 

Jesus replied:
I am the bread that gives life! No one who comes to me will ever be hungry. No one who has faith in me will ever be thirsty. – John 6:35 (Contemporary English Version)

Romans 1:16-17 

For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, “The righteous shall live by faith.” – Romans 1:16-17 (English Standard Version)

1 Corinthians 16:13 

Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong. – 1 Corinthians 16:13 (New International Version)

James 2:17 

So too, faith, if it does not have works [to back it up], is by itself dead [inoperative and ineffective]. – James 2:17 (Amplified Bible)

Hebrews 12:2 

We must keep our eyes on Jesus, who leads us and makes our faith complete. He endured the shame of being nailed to a cross, because he knew that later on he would be glad he did. Now he is seated at the right side of God’s throne! – Hebrews 12:2 (Contemporary English Version)

1 Timothy 4:12 

Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity. – 1 Timothy 4:12 (New International Version)

Galatians 2:20 

I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. – Galatians 2:20 (English Standard Version)

Ephesians 2:8-9 

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. – Ephesians 2:8-9 (English Standard Version)

Romans 10:17 

So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ. – Romans 10:17 (English Standard Version)

Galatians 3:26-27 

For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus. For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. – Galatians 3:26-27 (New American Standard Bible)

2 Peter 1:5-7 

For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love. – 2 Peter 1:5-7 (New Iinternational Version)

Proverbs 3:5-6 

Trust in and rely confidently on the Lord with all your heart
And do not rely on your own insight or understanding.
In all your ways know and acknowledge and recognize Him,
And He will make your paths straight and smooth [removing obstacles that block your way]. – Proverbs 3:5-6 (Amplified Bible)

Luke 17:5-6 

The apostles said to the Lord, “Make our faith stronger!”
Jesus replied:
If you had faith no bigger than a tiny mustard seed, you could tell this mulberry tree to pull itself up, roots and all, and to plant itself in the ocean. And it would! – Luke 17:5-6 (Contemporary English Version)

Hebrews 10:38-39 

But my righteous one shall live by faith, and if he shrinks back, my soul has no pleasure in him.” But we are not of those who shrink back and are destroyed, but of those who have faith and preserve their souls. – Hebrews 10:38-39 (English Standard Version)

James 2:26 

For just as the [human] body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works [of obedience] is also dead. – James 2:26 (Amplified Bible)

Ephesians 6:16 

Above all, lift up the [protective] shield of faith with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. – Ephesians 6:16 (Amplified Bible)

Acts 15:8-9 

And God, who knows the heart, bore witness to them, by giving them the Holy Spirit just as he did to us, and he made no distinction between us and them, having cleansed their hearts by faith. – Acts 15:8-9 (English Standard Version)

Mark 11:22-24 

Jesus told his disciples:
Have faith in God! If you have faith in God and don’t doubt, you can tell this mountain to get up and jump into the sea, and it will. Everything you ask for in prayer will be yours, if you only have faith. – Mark 11:22-24 (Contemporary English Version)

1 Peter 1:8-9 

Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory, obtaining the outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls. – 1 Peter 1:8-9 (English Standard Version)

Matthew 21:21-22 

But Jesus said to them, “If you have faith and don’t doubt, I promise that you can do what I did to this tree. And you will be able to do even more. You can tell this mountain to get up and jump into the sea, and it will. If you have faith when you pray, you will be given whatever you ask for.” – Matthew 21:21-22 (Contemporary English Version)

John 20:29 

Jesus said, “Thomas, do you have faith because you have seen me? The people who have faith in me without seeing me are the ones who are really blessed!” – John 20:29 (Contemporary English Version)

2 Corinthians 4:13-14 

Since we have the same spirit of faith according to what has been written, “I believed, and so I spoke,” we also believe, and so we also speak, knowing that he who raised the Lord Jesus will raise us also with Jesus and bring us with you into his presence. – 2 Corinthians 4:13-14 (English Standard Version)

Romans 12:3 

For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you. – Romans 12:3 (New International Version)

Faith in Action

“Faith never knows where it is being led, but it loves and knows the One who is leading.” – Oswald Chambers

Mark 10:52 

And Jesus said to him, “Go, for your faith has healed you.” Instantly the man could see, and he followed Jesus down the road. – Mark 10:52 (New Living Translation)

Matthew 17:18-20 

Then Jesus rebuked the demon in the boy, and it left him. From that moment the boy was well.
Afterward the disciples asked Jesus privately, “Why couldn’t we cast out that demon?”
“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.” – Matthew 17:18-20 (New Living Translation)

Mark 4:38-41 

But he was in the stern, asleep on the cushion. And they woke him and said to him, “Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?” And he awoke and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, “Peace! Be still!” And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. He said to them, “Why are you so afraid? Have you still no faith?” And they were filled with great fear and said to one another, “Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?” – Mark 4:38-41 (English Standard Version)

Matthew 8:5-13 

When he had entered Capernaum, a centurion came forward to him, appealing to him, “Lord, my servant is lying paralyzed at home, suffering terribly.” And he said to him, “I will come and heal him.” But the centurion replied, “Lord, I am not worthy to have you come under my roof, but only say the word, and my servant will be healed. For I too am a man under authority, with soldiers under me. And I say to one, ‘Go,’ and he goes, and to another, ‘Come,’ and he comes, and to my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.” When Jesus heard this, he marveled and said to those who followed him, “Truly, I tell you, with no one in Israel have I found such faith. I tell you, many will come from east and west and recline at table with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven, while the sons of the kingdom will be thrown into the outer darkness. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”And to the centurion Jesus said, “Go; let it be done for you as you have believed.” And the servant was healed at that very moment. – Matthew 8:5-13 (English Standard Version)

Romans 4:19-22 

He did not weaken in faith when he considered his own body, which was as good as dead (since he was about a hundred years old), or when he considered the barrenness of Sarah’s womb. No unbelief made him waver concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong in his faith as he gave glory to God, fully convinced that God was able to do what he had promised. That is why his faith was “counted to him as righteousness.” – Romans 4:19-22 (English Standard Version)

Matthew 9:22 

Jesus turned, and seeing her he said, “Take heart, daughter; your faith has made you well.” And instantly the woman was made well. – Matthew 9:22 (English Standard Version)

Matthew 15:28 

Then Jesus answered her, “O woman, great is your faith! Be it done for you as you desire.” And her daughter was healed instantly. – Matthew 15:28 (English Standard Version)

Acts 14:9-10 

He listened to Paul speaking. And Paul, looking intently at him and seeing that he had faith to be made well, said in a loud voice, “Stand upright on your feet.” And he sprang up and began walking. – Acts 14:9-10 (English Standard Version)

30 Days Of Faith Challenge

Follow these steps every day for a one whole month and see what that does for your faith.

1. Pray

Pray each day for 30 days that God will increase your faith. Plead with Him to hear your voice and thank Him for all he has done in your life, everything that you have. Ask Him to transform your heart and to change your perspective on the sufferings of life.

2. Read Scriptures On Faith

Meditate on the verses of faith and write out your thoughts and feelings. Use the 30 Days Of Faith Challenge below and ready one Bible verses about faith per day. Let these Scripture passages work inside your heart  and mind. Let God build you up through His Word on a daily basis.

3. Fellowship

Invite other people who will build up your faith and encourage you on this 30 Days Of Faith Challenge with you. Jesus always had people around him that strengthened him. In today’s world, we are more connected than ever. You don’t have to meet with someone in person. A phone call goes a long way… but beware of text messages because they lack the personal touch (and tone).  Perhaps calling someone and praying with them over the phone is a good place to start.

4. Take Action

Download and print out this 30 Days Of Faith Challenge, below. Place it in your Bible, by your mirror when you get in the morning, or on your kitchen fridge. Anywhere that will remind you to continue with the challenge. Spend a least 15 minutes each day, pray out loud to God and stand up and read each Bible verse aloud each day. Watch how God will strengthen your faith throughout the next 30 days.

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