- Matthew 17:20 ESV
He said to them, “Because of your little faith. For truly, I say to you, if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you.”
- Mark 5:36 ESV
But overhearing what they said, Jesus said to the ruler of the synagogue, “Do not fear, only believe.”
- Luke 1:45 ESV
And blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of what was spoken to her from the Lord.”
- Romans 1:17 ESV
For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, “The righteous shall live by faith.”
- 2 Corinthians 5:7 ESV
for we walk by faith, not by sight.
- Ephesians 2:8 ESV
For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God
- Ephesians 3:16-17a ESV
that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith
- All of Hebrews 11, commonly known as “the Faith Chapter”
- Hebrews 11:1 ESV
Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.
- Hebrews 11:6 ESV
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 11:11 ESV
By faith Sarah herself received power to conceive, even when she was past the age, since she considered him faithful who had promised.
- James 1:3 ESV
for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness.
- James 1:6 ESV
But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind.
- 1 Peter 1:8-9 ESV
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, 9 obtaining the outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls.
- 1 John 5:4 ESV
For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith.
I hope these verses encouraged you in your own faith-journey!
Following God when the path is clear and you know the precise destination sounds comforting and painless, but it doesn’t really take faith. Faith means taking those steps forward with God when you can’t see and don’t know, but you’re trusting that He does.
This is what we choose every day–in our homes, our jobs, our churches, our communities. It doesn’t necessarily meaning heading across the world as a missionary; it may mean heading across the street as a neighbor or friend.
If you have a heart to follow God “anywhere” but don’t know how to overcome your insecurity, fears, and questions, please check out my soon-to-be-released book, Anywhere Faith (releasing October 3, 2016!).