a poem about faith:
What are we bound for? What’s the yield
Of all this energy and waste?
Why do we spend ourselves and build
With such an empty haste?
Wherefore the bravery we boast?
How can we spend one laughing breath
When at the end all things are lost
In ignorance and death? . . .
The stars have found a blazing course
In a vast curve that cuts through space;
Enough for us to feel that force
Swinging us through the days.
Enough that we have strength to sing
And fight and somehow scorn the grave;
That Life’s too bold and bright a thing
To question or to save.
By Louis Untermeyer
quotes about faith:
"Faith activates God - Fear activates the Enemy."
- Joel Osteen
"It is the spectators, the people who are outside, looking at the tragedy, from whose ranks the skeptics come;
it is not those who are actually in the arena and who know suffering from the inside.
Indeed, the fact is that it is the world's greatest sufferers
who have produced the most shining examples of unconquerable faith."
- James Stewart
"The opposite of faith is not doubt or even unbelief, but rather, fear.
Whenever we are threatened by forces beyond our control, fear and faith compete for our allegiance.
For this reason, no command is repeated more often in the Bible than the simple command, 'Fear not.'
We should not be surprised that it is the storms of life that actually prove our faith."
- Rich Vincent
scripture about faith:
"So be truly glad! There is wonderful joy ahead, even though it is necessary for you to endure many trials for a while. These trials are only to test your faith, to show that it is strong and pure. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold -- and your faith is far more precious to God than mere gold. So if your faith remains strong after being tried by fiery trials, it will bring you much praise and glory and honor on the day when Jesus Christ is revealed to the whole world. You love him even though you have never seen him. Though you do not see him, you trust him; and even now you are happy with a glorious, inexpressible joy. Your reward for trusting him will be the salvation of your souls."
1 PETER 1
"What is faith? It is the confident assurance that what we hope for is going to happen. It is the evidence of things we cannot yet see. God gave his approval to people in days of old because of their faith. By faith we understand that the entire universe was formed at God's command, that what we now see did not come from anything that can be seen.
So, you see, it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that there is a God and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him."
"What good is it, my brothers and sisters,
if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds?
Can such faith save them?
Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food.
If one of you says to them,
“Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,”
but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it?
In the same way, faith by itself,
if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.
But someone will say, “You have faith; I have deeds.”
Show me your faith without deeds,
and I will show you my faith by my deeds.
You believe that there is one God.
Good! Even the demons believe that—and shudder.
You foolish person, do you want evidence that faith without deeds is useless? "