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Faith in the Real world

Faith in the Real world

Maria Fontaine

What practical benefits does faith provide? Here are a few. In essence, it’s a short list of God’s promises.

New beginnings

  • The life which I now live … I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.—Galatians 2:20
  • If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.—2 Corinthians 5:17

Peace of mind

  • Be anxious for nothing, but … let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.—Philippians 4:6–7

Overcoming fear

  • I sought the Lord, and He heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.—Psalm 34:4
  • Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in [God].—Psalm 56:3


  • Cause me to know the way in which I should walk, for I lift up my soul to You.—Psalm 143:8
  • In all your ways acknowledge [God], and He shall direct your paths.—Proverbs 3:6

Dealing with adversity

  • I would have lost heart, unless I had believed.—Psalm 27:13
  • With God all things are possible.—Matthew 19:26


  • I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress; my God, in Him I will trust.”—Psalm 91:2

Security for the future

  • know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.—Jeremiah 29:11
  • Commit your way to the Lord, trust also in Him, and He shall bring it to pass.—Psalm 37:5


  • Please, Lord, hear my prayer and give me the understanding that comes from your word.—Psalm 119:169 CEV

Relief from stress

  • The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul.—Psalm 23:1–3


  • The testing of your faith produces patience.—James 1:3


  • Is anyone among you sick? The prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up.—James 5:14–15
  • To you who fear My name the Sun of Righteousness shall arise with healing in His wings.—Malachi 4:2


  • Our heart shall rejoice in Him, because we have trusted in His holy name.—Psalm 33:21
  • The joy of the Lord is your strength.—Nehemiah 8:10 

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