I love and find inspiration in faith quotes, but I struggled with the dilemma of how to share faith quotes that almost anyone can relate to. I decided to choose my favorite faith quotes that don’t specifically indicate a religion, even if we already know the religion of the person saying the quote. I’m also not quoting from the Bible or another religion’s holy book.
I hope you’ll find some faith quotes here that will have meaning in your own life.
“Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.” Martin Luther King, Jr.
“The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays.” Søren Kierkegaard
“God will not look you over for medals, degrees or diplomas but for scars.” Elbert Hubbard
“I have come to accept the feeling of not knowing where I am going. And I have trained myself to love it. Because it is only when we are suspended in mid-air with no landing in sight, that we force our wings to unravel and alas begin our flight. And as we fly, we still may not know where we are going to. But the miracle is in the unfolding of the wings. You may not know where you’re going, but you know that so long as you spread your wings, the winds will carry you.” C. JoyBell C.
“Sometimes beautiful things come into our lives out of nowhere. We can’t always understand them, but we have to trust in them. I know you want to question everything, but sometimes it pays to just have a little faith.” Lauren Kate, Torment
“Doubt isn’t the opposite of faith; it is an element of faith.” Paul Tillich
“Faith is not the belief that God will do what you want. It is the belief that God will do what is right.” Max Lucado
“All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Sometimes God allows what he hates to accomplish what he loves.” Joni Eareckson Tada, The God I Love
“The reason birds can fly and we can’t is simply because they have perfect faith, for to have faith is to have wings.” J.M. Barrie, The Little White Bird
“I dont think that we’re meant to understand it all the time. I think that sometimes we just have to have faith.”
― Nicholas Sparks, A Walk to Remember
“Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.” Corrie ten Boom
“This is what the past is for! Every experience God gives us, every person He puts in our lives is the perfect preparation for the future that only He can see.” Corrie ten Boom, The Hiding Place
“A man of courage is also full of faith.” Marcus Tullius Cicero
“You do not need to know precisely what is happening, or exactly where it is all going. What you need is to recognize the possibilities and challenges offered by the present moment, and to embrace them with courage, faith and hope.” Thomas Merton
“To be grateful is to recognize the Love of God in everything He has given us – and He has given us everything. Every breath we draw is a gift of His love, every moment of existence is a grace, for it brings with it immense graces from Him. Gratitude therefore takes nothing for granted, is never unresponsive, is constantly awakening to new wonder and to praise of the goodness of God. For the grateful person knows that God is good, not by hearsay but by experience. And that is what makes all the difference.” Thomas Merton
“Some things have to be believed to be seen.” Madeleine L’Engle
“As you practice counting your blessings, you will find that your faith is being suddenly revitalized.” Robert Schuller
“To love means loving the unlovable. To forgive means pardoning the unpardonable. Faith means believing the unbelievable. Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless.” G.K. Chesterton
“The Simple Path
Silence is Prayer
Prayer is Faith
Faith is Love
Love is Service
The Fruit of Service is Peace”
“Faith is not something to grasp, it is a state to grow into.” Mahatma Gandhi
“Unwearied ceaseless effort is the price that must be paid for turning faith into a rich infallible experience.” Mahatma Gandhi
“Faith is the quiet cousin of courage.” Judith Hanson Lasater
“We are saved by faith alone, but the faith that saves is never alone.” Martin Luther
“Pray, and let God worry.” Martin Luther
“You have as much laughter as you have faith.” Martin Luther
“Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into the light.” Helen Keller
“Those who have courage and faith shall never perish in misery.” Anne Frank
“I believe though I do not comprehend, and I hold by faith what I cannot grasp with the mind.” Saint Bernard
“There are only two ways to live . . . one is as though nothing is a miracle. . . the other is as if everything is.” Albert Einstein
“Obedience is the fruit of faith.” Christina Rossetti
“Believe there is a great power silently working all things for good, behave yourself and never mind the rest.” Beatrix Potter
“Faith is walking face-first and full-speed into the dark. If we truly knew all the answers in advance as to the meaning of life and the nature of God and the destiny of our souls, our belief would not be a leap of faith and it would not be a courageous act of humanity; it would just be… a prudent insurance policy.” Elizabeth Gilbert
“When you are in troubled and worried and sick at heart
And your plans are upset and your world falls apart,
Remember God’s ready and waiting to share
The burden you find much to heavy to bear–
So with faith, “Let Go and Let GOD” lead your way
Into a brighter and less troubled day”
Helen Steiner Rice
“Through hard work, perseverance and a faith in God, you can live your dreams.” Ben Carson
“Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark.” Rabindranath Tagore
“Sorrow looks back, Worry looks around, Faith looks up” Ralph Waldo Emerson
“God didn’t promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, or sun without rain, but He did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears, and light for the way. If God brings you to it, He will bring you through it.”Unknown
“Where hope grows, miracles blossom.” Elna Rae
What is your favorite faith quote?
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