15 Bible verses to help build your faith
Faith is a choice, not a feeling.
That’s great news because if we’re all honest, there are days when we’re just not feeling it. Yet, we serve a God who is faithful and constant. Even when we feel all out of faith, He is faithful.
Where can we turn then to remember God's promises and His faithfulness? Bookmark the following verses for when those days arrive.
15 Verses for When Your Faith Is Feeble
“‘Where is your faith?’ he asked his disciples. In fear and amazement, they asked one another, ‘Who is this? He commands even the winds and the water, and they obey him.’”
Lack faith? We’re in good company. Even the disciples who witnessed Jesus’ miracles first hand lacked faith at times.
“Weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.”
In the middle of grief or a deep, long cry, our faith feels feeble. Even in times of deep sorrow, we can have hope. God is with us even when everything seems to be falling apart! He is not bound by time or circumstances. So weep then take heart: Your morning is coming.
“But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.”
What if we changed our mindset from being embarrassed about weakness to embracing weakness? When we embrace our weakness, God gets all the glory because others can see His power within us.
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”
God promises to give us His peace, and His supply is limitless.
“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
God promises to be with us, and our God is both a promise maker and a promise keeper.
“If we are faithless, he remains faithful—for he cannot disown himself.”
On good days and bad, we are called to increase in faith. How? Draw closer to He who remains faithful.
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
Apart from Christ, we are often weary and weak. Only He can take us at our worst and make us well.
“This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him.”
We may not be confident in ourselves or anything in our world, but we can be confident of one thing: The Lord hears us.
“And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.”
God is a good father, and as our Father, He is our provider. We never have to worry because His glory is rich enough to sustain us and strengthen us all.
“Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.”
When we find ourselves in the proverbial “valley” or “pit,” it’s hard to see a way out. That’s why we need faith. Faith intercedes where sight fails.
“The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.”
The Lord’s supply of mercy never depletes. He gives us new mercies each day perfectly tailored for that day’s burdens and that day’s needs.
“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”
When we can’t see the good in a situation, it may be just a detour — not the destination. God promises to work all things out for our good.
“But the Lord is faithful. He will establish you and guard you against the evil one.”
The Lord protects His people. He shields us and provides a refuge for us on the days when our faith is waning.
“Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.”
The Bible is full of reminders of God’s faithfulness. We can cling to our confession of faith for comfort.
“What if some were unfaithful? Does their faithlessness nullify the faithfulness of God?”
Maybe you read all these verses, but still find your faith is feeble. Good news, friends. We can’t mess up the gift of God’s faithfulness. His character is constant. He can’t be anything but faithful.