Bible Verses About Faith and Hope

As you reflect on the following Bible verses about faith, let God’s Spirit fill you with His comfort and reassurance.

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It can be tough to keep trusting in God when life gets difficult. There are no easy answers in the Word of God as to why suffering happens, but the Lord Jesus Christ never shied away from its reality both in his teaching and in his life. Bible verses about faith remind us about the power of God and give us the hope and strength to carry on.

Read about Jesus’ life in the New Testament, so faith is strengthened within you. We’re told in Luke 1 that the writer intends his historical account to help his friend, Theophilus, ‘know the certainty of the things you’ve been taught.’ So, take heart by looking at the evidence given by Jesus’ teaching and ministry, which serves to demonstrate the love, power and faithfulness of God.

The writer of Hebrews explains, “Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.” This chapter of Hebrews records many people in history who trusted in God through hard times and much uncertainty, giving us wonderful examples to follow, and showing us the bigger picture of what faith looks like over a lifetime.

We invite you to share these verses about faith in the Bible with friends who need encouragement to keep trusting in God today.

All of these Bible verses about faith have been taken from the NIV version of the Bible

Our favourite scripture on faith

God, our Heavenly Father, promises to never leave us nor forsake us. We have been restored into relationship with God by faith and not by works (Ephesians 2:8-9). We get to be called children of God and to look forward to eternal life with Him forever.

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 3:16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

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.’”

Faith quotes

Romans 5:3-5 “Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.”

John 5: 24 “Very truly I tell you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be judged but has crossed over from death to life.”

John 20:29 “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”

2 Corinthians 4:16-18 “Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.”

Bible verses about faith in God

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 3:16-17a “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…”

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.”

John 1:12 “Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.”

1 Thessalonians 5: 8 “But since we belong to the day, let us be self-controlled, putting on faith and love as a breastplate, and the hope of salvation as a helmet.”

2 Corinthians 5:7 “For we live by faith, not by sight.”

Isaiah 12:2 “Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The Lord, the Lord himself, is my strength and my defence; he has become my salvation.”

2 Timothy 4:7 “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.”

1 Corinthians 13: 2b “…if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing.”

1 Peter 1: 6-7 “In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire—may result in praise, glory and honour when Jesus Christ is revealed.”

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.”

Isaiah 40:31 “But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”

1 Timothy 6: 11-12 “But you, man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness. 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.”

Bible verses about faith and doubt

We all have seasons where we wrestle with doubts. Even the disciples asked Jesus in Luke 17, “increase our faith.” And in Mark 9, a father longing for Jesus to perform a miracle says, “I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!”

The Bible encourages us to keep pursuing God amidst our questions. And take heart in knowing that we have the presence of many witnesses in heaven, our fellow believers, cheering us on to finish our race!

John 16:33 “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world, you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

John 11:40 “Then Jesus said, “Did I not tell you that if you believe, you will see the glory of God?”

Romans 14:1 “Accept the one whose faith is weak, without quarrelling over disputable matters.”

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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.”

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.”

James 1:2-3 “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.”

Psalm 4:8 “In peace, I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, Lord, make me dwell in safety.” We can sleep in peace, friend, when we trust in God’s protection.”

Philippians 4:6-7 “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

Hebrews 12:1-3 “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.”

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Bible verses about strength in tough times

Whatever we’re facing, we have the assurance that the ultimate gift of God will be eternal life through the saving power of the Lord Jesus Christ.

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.’”

Psalm 119:50 “My comfort in my suffering is this: Your promise preserves my life.”

Matthew 15:28 “Then Jesus said to her, “Woman, you have great faith! Your request is granted.” And her daughter was healed at that moment.”

Faith Bible verses

1 John 3:2 “Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is.”

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.”

1 Corinthians 16:13 “Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.”

Ephesians 6:10 &16 “Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power… In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.”

Matthew 28:20 “And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

Romans 8:38-39 “For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” If nothing can separate us from God, this includes our doubts.”

Christian quotes about faith in God

To lift your spirits and to compliment these Bible verses about faith, we’ve gathered a mini collection of inspirational faith quotes from Christian leaders and speakers. Take heart from their wise words and let them point you towards Christ.

  • “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

Verses about faith

  • “Faith is the art of holding on to things your reason has once accepted in spite of your changing moods.” CS Lewis
  • “The central basis of Christian assurance is not how much our hearts are set on God, but how unshakably his heart is set on us.” — Tim Keller
  • “Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of its strength… I know in my experience that Jesus’ light is stronger than the biggest darkness.” — Corrie ten Boom
  • “Faith is deliberate confidence in the character of God whose ways you may not understand at the time.” – Oswald Chambers
  • “God is more concerned with conforming me to the likeness of His Son than leaving me in my comfort zones. God is more interested in inward qualities than outward circumstances – things like refining my faith, humbling my heart, cleaning up my thought life and strengthening my character.” — Joni Eareckson Tada

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Sources: Bible Gateway

Becca Stanley

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