“I always pray for God’s guidance in my life and he always provides it. He opens the right doors he shuts the right doors. And I have tremendous faith in him. He just guided my career in an amazing way.” – Ben Carson
Having faith in the Lord is about more than simply believing He is real. It’s about actually doing what the Bible dictates for a follower of the faith. It’s about living your life the way your faith says you should. After all, if you really had faith in God and the Bible, you’d be inclined to obey its commandments, would you not?
In this article, we’ll dive a little deeper into the most inspiring Bible story on faith and also cover some significant runners-up from both the Old and New Testaments including Abraham and Isaac, Daniel and the lions, Mary the Mother of God, and Paul the apostle.
Understanding religion can be difficult since you can often get conflicting information from its followers, or there can be people who claim to follow the faith but they don’t properly exemplify it. That’s why those who are outside of the faith may be confused as to what it is really all about. What is Christian faith?
Lord, my body is weak, but You can help my soul stay strong. Give me the strength to accept the limits this illness may put on my physical being. Grant me the faith to believe in a higher purpose for the suffering I am enduring right now.
Of course, much of the Bible is parable, not meant to be taken literally but used to teach lessons. This particular statement is considered parabolic in nature. The size of the mustard seed compared to a mountain is insurmountable, but according to this verse, you don’t need a large measure of faith to do seemingly impossible things.
Even in moments of difficulty, we can rest knowing that God holds us in the palm of his hand. Proverbs 3:5–6 says it best, “Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make straight your paths.”
“For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope.” Romans 15: 4
I raise a hallelujah, with everything inside of me
I raise a hallelujah, I will watch the darkness flee
I raise a hallelujah, in the middle of the mystery
I raise a hallelujah, fear you lost your hold on me!
The biannual Latter Day Saints General Conference is a wonderful opportunity for the leaders of the community to share their testimony and encourage the community to pursue the Christian mission. These talks on hope provide true inspiration and a great reminder of Him in whom we place our trust in spite of the imperfections of the world.