Examples of Faith in the Bible – 7 Examples of Faith, Strong Faith, Radical Faith, Blind Faith, & Faith Healing in the Bible (Stories of Faith)
I read the Bible story of David and Goliath again recently, and it was as though I had never read it before. This encouraging example of great faith ministered to me anew, and I saw more sides of the story I had never noticed in the past. Join us as we explore 7 Inspiring Examples of Faith in the Bible.
7 Short Stories of Faith in the Bible
#1 of 7 Examples of Great Faith in the Bible: David
1 Samuel 17: 37, ESV And David said, “The LORD who delivered me from the paw of the lion and from the paw of the bear will deliver me from the hand of this Philistine.”
Long before David became King David, he was a shepherd boy, the youngest member of his family. Over time, he developed a strong faith in God and in God’s Power, as he witnessed the hand of God again and again in his daily life.
While running an errand for his father Jesse, he discovered that the giant Goliath had been insulting and terrorizing the people of Israel for many days. David had a confident trust in God, and he knew that as God had done before, God would come through and be glorified. While on this journey of faith, David was misunderstood, looked down upon, insulted, and berated.
Well meaning people tried to discourage him from confronting the monstrous terrorist, and when he remained unwavering, they tried to convince him to use someone else’s gifts to carry out the seemingly insurmountable task. But his faith stood firm. David ignored all the negativity, pressed on in faith, used his God given gifts, and conquered the giant – to the glory of God!
#2 of 7 Examples of Radical Faith in the Bible: Queen Esther
Esther 4:16-17, ESV Go, gather all the Jews to be found in Susa, and hold a fast on my behalf, and do not eat or drink for three days, night or day. I and my young women will also fast as you do. Then I will go to the king, though it is against the law, and if I perish, I perish.
Some consider what Esther did one of the powerful examples of blind faith in the bible. Esther had no idea how things would turn out when she approached the king – in those times, her actions could very possibly have ended in her death. Esther was a brave woman of faith who trusted that God was in control, no matter how she herself personally fared. God honored her faith in a powerful way!
#3 of 7 Examples of Strong Faith in the Bible ~ Nehemiah
Nehemiah faced a lot of discouragement. Like David, many told him what he hoped for could not be done. But Nehemiah fixed his eyes on God, and found his strength in God.
Nehemiah 8:10b, ESV …the joy of the LORD is your strength.
Nehemiah 2:20, ESV Then I replied to them, “The God of heaven will make us prosper, and we his servants will arise and build…
#4 of 7 Examples of Faith Healing in the Bible: The Woman with the issue of blood
Mark 5:27-28, ESV She had heard the reports about Jesus and came up behind him in the crowd and touched his garment. For she said, “If I touch even his garments, I will be made well.”
Mark 5:34, ESV And he said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace, and be healed of your disease.”
#5 of 7 Examples of Strong Faith in the Bible ~ Daniel
Daniel was a man of integrity. He had a strong prayer life, and displayed consistent faith in God in everything he did. He trusted God and remained devoted to God in the face of adversity. God delivered him from many calamities, including the Lion’s den.
Daniel 6:10, ESV When Daniel knew that the document had been signed, he went to his house where he had windows in his upper chamber open toward Jerusalem. He got down on his knees three times a day and prayed and gave thanks before his God, as he had done previously.
See Also: Trusting God in the midst of the storm
#6 of 7 Examples of Great Faith in the Bible ~ Joseph
Genesis 50:20, ESV As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring it about that many people should be kept alive, as they are today.
Joseph was a man of great faith. His life began with an absolutely delightful childhood, as he was much beloved by his father. All of a sudden, his life took a turn for crazy as his jealous brothers sold him into slavery. Over the next several years, he suffered many injustices, he was betrayed, he was tempted, he was falsely accused, and he was mistreated.
Through it all, Joseph kept his faith in God, and continued to develop his relationship with God. Through the good and the bad, he kept on trusting God, developed his gifts, became wiser and wiser, and was used mightily by God. Joseph had faith that no matter what the enemy planned for him; God would work everything out for the best. And God certainly did!
#7 Examples of Faith in the Bible ~ Obeying God even when things don’t make sense
Noah obeyed God completely. He had faith in God even when things didn’t make sense to him.
Genesis 6:22, NLT So Noah did everything exactly as God had commanded him.
Bible Verses When You Don’t Understand, When Life Doesn’t Make Sense
Abraham obeyed God and followed His leading, even though he had no clue what the future would hold.
Hebrews 11:8, NIV By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going.
Hebrews 11:1, ESV Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.
Romans 8:24, NIV For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what they already have?
2 Corinthians 4:18, NIV So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
2 Corinthians 5:7, ESV for we walk by faith, not by sight. (Amen)
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