Faith (Trust)

Faith is the pillar of preventive health. (Heb 11:7)

Faith is the first of a threesome of immovable pillars. (1Co 13:13)

Faith is one of the fruits of the Spirit. (Gal 5:22)

The just shall live by faith. (Hab 2:2-4, Ro 1:17, Heb 10:38)


The starting point of faith is belief in God the Creator. (Heb 11:6 first part, Heb 11:3)


True faith is trust in God. (1Ti 4:10, Isa 26:1-4, Mt 12:21, Eph 1:12,13)

True faith comes by hearing the word of God. (Ro 10:17)

True faith is based on convicting evidence. (Heb 11:1)

True faith does not doubt. (Mt 14:30,31, Mk 9:23,24, Lk 12:29, Ro 14:23, 2Co 5:7, Heb 3:17-19, Jas 1:5-7)

True faith is faithful unto death. (Php 2:8, Rev 2:10, Rev 12:11)

True faith overcomes the world. (1Jn 5:4,5 compare Rev 2:7)

True faith begins with repentance. (Ac 3:19, Mt 3:1,2, Mk 1:14,15, Lk 15:7, Ac 2:38, 2Co 7:9,10, 2Pe 3:9, Rev 2:16, Rev 3:19)

True faith is demonstrated by works. (Jas 2:17,18,22,26, Gal 5:6 last part, 1Th 1:3 first part, 2Th 1:11,12, Jas 1:22)

True faith moves mountains. (Mt 17:20, Mt 21:21, Mk 11:23)

True faith is demonstrated by willful obedience to God's physical, mental, and spiritual laws. (Ac 5:32 compare Ro 8:9, 1Sa 15:22, Ecc 12:13, Mt 28:19,20, 1Jn 2:4, 1Jn 3:4-6,24, Rev 12:17, Rev 14:12, Rev 22:14)


True faith results in health in this life. (Ex 15:26, Dt 4:40, Dt 5:29, Dt 7:12-15, Pr 3:1-8)

True faith results in eternal life. (Mt 7:21, Heb 5:8,9, Mk 16:16, Jn 3:16, Jn 11:25,26, Ro 10:9)


Trust - "

1. To place confidence in; to rely on.

2. To believe;

3. To commit to the care of, in confidence.

4. To venture confidently." (Webster's Dictionary 1828)


Examples of trusting God:

Noah trusted God when he built a gigantic boat before rain had ever fallen. (Ge 6:13-22 compare Ge 2:5,6, Heb 11:7 again)

Abraham trusted God when he left his home, not knowing where he was going. (Heb 11:8)

Abraham trusted God when he raised the knife to offer his son Isaac as a sacrifice. (Heb 11:17-19, Jas 2:21,22)

Jesus trusted His Father in each moment of life. (Jn 6:38, Jn 12:49,50, Heb 10:7)

Jesus trusted His Father in death. (Mt 26:42, Lk 23:46)

Jesus trusted His Father beyond death. (Mt 16:21, Jn 2:19-22)

Reasons to trust God

God has supreme knowledge.

God is the Creator. (Ge 1:1, Ps 19:1-3, Ro 1:20, Col 1:16, Rev 14:6,7)

God is the Designer. (Ps 139:13-16, Jer 1:5)

God is the Sustainer. (Ne 9:6,21, Isa 41:10,13, Jn 14:6 Life, Jn 15:5, Col 1:17)

Jesus, Who is God the Son, has all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. (Col 2:2,3)

God knows all the past, all the present, and even all the future. (Job 38:1-4, Pr 15:3, Isa 46:9,10)

No other being knows what God knows. (Ro 11:33, Ps 147:5, Isa 55:9)

God has supreme character.

God is Perfect. (Mt 5:48, Ro 12:2 perfect will)

God is Holy. (Lev 11:45, Isa 6:1-3, Rev 4:8)

God is Good. (Ps 34:8, Lk 18:19, Jas 1:17 first part)

God is Just. (Dt 32:4, Rev 15:3)

God is Merciful. (Ex 34:5-7, Ps 136:1-26)

God is Love. (1Jn 4:7,8,16)

God has supreme love.

God has supreme love. (Jn 15:13-15, Ro 5:8-10)

God does not want anyone to perish. (Isa 45:22, Eze 33:11, Jn 6:39,40, 2Pe 3:9)

Jesus died to heal us physically, mentally, and spiritually. (Mt 8:16,17, Mt 20:28, Isa 53:4,5, 1Pe 2:24)

Jesus continually intercedes for us. (Heb 7:25, Ro 8:34)

Nothing can separate us from the love of God. (Ro 8:35,38,39, Ps 9:10)

God knows the way.

God knows the way. (Ps 32:8, Dt 28:9, Ps 18:30, Ps 119:105, Pr 16:9, Isa 48:17)

Jesus is the Way. (Jn 14:6)

God is always right.

God is always right. (Hos 14:9, Ps 65:5, Rev 15:3,4)

God keeps all His promises.

God keeps all His promises. (Jos 23:14, 1Ki 8:56, Isa 14:24, Eze 24:14, Heb 10:23)

God never lies. (Nu 23:19, Tit 1:2, Heb 6:17,18)

Jesus is the Truth. (Jn 14:6)

God does not change.

God does not change. (Dt 7:9, Ps 89:34, Mal 3:6 first part, Heb 13:8, Jas 1:17 second part)

God has supreme power.

God has supreme power. (1Ch 16:31, Ne 9:6, Ps 62:11, Isa 52:7 last part, Jer 37:10, Na 1:3, Mt 28:18, Lk 18:27, 1Ti 6:15)

God steers the course of history. (Isa 46:9-11, Ps 115:3, Ps 135:6, Jer 8:7, Da 4:30-35)

God steers the course of His people. (Ro 8:28, Ps 114:1-8)

Together with God, we are invincible. (Dt 28:7, Jos 1:5-9, Jos 21:43-45, Jn 10:27-29)

Jesus overcame the world, sin, and death.

Jesus overcame the world. (Jn 16:33)

Jesus overcame sin. (Heb 4:15)

Jesus overcame death. (Mt 28:6,7, Heb 9:28)

Jesus is the Author and Finisher of our faith. (Heb 12:2 first part)

We are blessed by trusting God.

God wants to bless us. (Jer 29:11, Jn 10:10 last part, 3Jn 1:2)

We are blessed by trusting God. (Jer 17:7,8, Ps 5:11, Ps 28:7, Ps 34:8,22, Ps 84:11,12, Isa 26:3,4, Lk 17:12-19, Heb 11:6 last part)

God knows those who trust Him. (Na 1:7 compare Mt 7:21-23 "I never knew you: depart from me")

Our response to God's greatness

Contemplating these reasons to trust God, we are impressed to walk humbly with Him. (Mic 6:8, Mt 18:2-4, Jas 4:10)

Contemplating these reasons to trust God, we are encouraged to go forward according to His will. (Ex 14:13-15, Mt 12:30, Mt 28:18-20, Rev 18:1-4)


Trusting God, we move mountains, according to His will. (Mt 17:20, Lk 17:6, Jn 14:13,14)

Trusting God, we overcome the world. (1Jn 5:4,5, Rev 2:7,11,17,26, Rev 3:5,12,21, Rev 21:7)


Contemplating these reasons to trust God, we are inspired to praise and worship Him.

God alone is worthy of worship. (Rev 4:11, Rev 5:9-12, Ex 20:1-11, 1Sa 7:3,4, Ps 100:1-5, Lk 4:7,8, Jn 12:42,43, Rev 22:8,9)

All creation worships God. (Ps 148:1-14, 1Ch 16:33, Ps 96:11-13, Isa 55:12, Hab 3:10, Lk 19:37-40, Rev 5:13,14, Ps 66:4, Ps 148:1-14, Php 2:9-11)

Praise and worship God. (Rev 14:6,7, 1Ch 16:29, Ps 29:1,2, Ps 34:3, Ps 35:28, Ps 146:2, Isa 12:3,4, Isa 61:11, Lk 1:46, Jn 4:23)




True health is trust in God. (Ps 125:1)