Bible Verses and Quotes About Stepping Out on Faith

Last updated on January 26th, 2024 at 05:58 pm

If you’re looking for quotes about stepping out on faith, you are in the right place. Here at Fine Natural Hair and Faith, my focus is mostly on caring for fine natural hair, but there are times that I like to shine a light specifically on the things of faith. Especially, because when your daily life is built on faith, you will experience the beauty of God’s grace.

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The quotes you’ll find here aren’t just quotes by some famous poet, positive thinking guru or spiritual influencer like William Woodsworth, Rabindranath Tagore or Mahatma Gandhi.

No. These aren’t just some motivational quotes or inspirational faith quotes to make you feel good. They are true quotes on faith based on Bible verses from God’s Word and quotes spoken at one time or another by true men or women of God.

Also, it’s important to first focus on scripture as written in the Holy Bible. So, you’ll find some bible verses on faith as well. 

Refer back to these regularly and use them for faith Christmas quotes to support your Christian faith.

However, even though not all of these faith based quotes are from strong men and women of God, they can be beneficial so I did add them to their own section below.

What is Faith?

Before sharing some faith verses and quotes, let’s look at some definitions of the word “faith.” There are basic dictionary definitions and there are definitions that come by revelation from an encounter with God and His Word.

According to a few dictionary definitions, faith is:

  • complete trust or confidence in someone or something. (Google dictionary from Oxford languages)
  • strong belief in God or in the doctrines of a religion, based on spiritual apprehension rather than proof. (Google dictionary from Oxford languages)
  • belief and trust in and loyalty to God (Merriam-Webster)
  • confidence or trust in a person or thing (
  • belief that is not based on proof: (

Definitions by Revelation

Hebrews 11:1 defines faith as “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.”

So, let’s look at some deeper meanings of the word Faith. The first one is what I discovered after doing a word study of “Faith” from Hebrews 11:1.

  • Faith is always a gift from God, and never something that can be produced by people. For the believer, it’s God’s divine persuasion of His will. It’s God’s warranty that guarantees the fulfillment of the revelation He births within the receptive believer. Faith is an entire confidence or trust in God’s character and doctrines of Christ, with an unreserved surrender of the will to His guidance, and dependence on His merits for salvation.

    WOW! There’s so much to unpack there and I was given all of that by doing a simple word study.
  • Faith is a practical expression of the confidence we have in God and His Word. Real Bible faith is faith in the love of God. (Dr. Creflo A Dollar)
  • Faith is acting on what you believe, but what you believe must be based on what is written in the Word. Faith and the Word of God are synonymous terms. You cannot have one without the other. I like to think of faith and the Word like wet with the water. If you get the water, you get the wet, because wet is a characteristic of water. You can go to a restaurant, order a hamburger and say, “Hold the onions.” But you cannot say, “Bring me some water and hold the wet,” because wet goes with the water. (Dr. Frederick KC Price)

As you can see, when defining the word “faith,” there’s much more to it than what the dictionaries have to offer. 

Also, just to be clear, faith and belief are not the same. It involves belief but it goes beyond human believing. As a result, it involves the personal revelation (in-working) of God.

Now, without further ado, below you’ll find a combination of 37 verses and quotes about stepping out on faith. These will help develop you from little faith to taking a leap of faith.

Great things happen when you feed your soul and spirit life giving words.

15 Bible Verses About Faith

There are many verses in the Word of God about faith and surrounding the subject matter of faith. Here are just 15 verses with the particular translation or paraphase quotes. These verses are an actual spiritual quotation direct from the Holy Bible.

Please don’t try to use the power of reason or your own abilities to try and understand them. The most amazing things will happen when you simply open your mind and spirit to receive from God’s Word with no preconceived notions.

Matthew 17:20 (NLT): You don’t have enough faith,” Jesus told them. “I tell you the truth, if you had faith even as small as a mustard seed, you could say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it would move. Nothing would be impossible.

Matthew 21:22 (NJKV) And whatever things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive.”

2 Corinthians 5:7 (KJV): For we walk by faith, not by sight

Romans 10:17 (TLB): Yet faith comes from listening to this Good News—the Good News about Christ.

Hebrews 11:1-2 (MSG): The fundamental fact of existence is that this trust in God, this faith, is the firm foundation under everything that makes life worth living. It’s our handle on what we can’t see. The act of faith is what distinguished our ancestors, set them above the crowd.

Ephesians 2:8 (NASB) For by grace you have been saved through faith; and this is not of yourselves, it is the gift of God;

James 2:18 (KJV): Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works.

Romans 1:17 (TLB): This Good News tells us that God makes us ready for heaven—makes us right in God’s sight—when we put our faith and trust in Christ to save us. This is accomplished from start to finish by faith. As the Scripture says it, “The man who finds life will find it through trusting God.”

1 Timothy 1:19 (NLT): Cling to your faith in Christ, and keep your conscience clear. For some people have deliberately violated their consciences; as a result, their faith has been shipwrecked.

Galatians 2:16 (GNT): Yet we know that a person is put right with God only through faith in Jesus Christ, never by doing what the Law requires. We, too, have believed in Christ Jesus in order to be put right with God through our faith in Christ, and not by doing what the Law requires. For no one is put right with God by doing what the Law requires.

Galatians 3:9 (ASV): So then they that are of faith are blessed with the faithful Abraham.

Acts 3:16 (KJV): And his name through faith in his name hath made this man strong, whom ye see and know: yea, the faith which is by him hath given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all.

Romans 4:16 (ASV): For this cause [it is] of faith, that [it may be] according to grace; to the end that the promise may be sure to all the seed; not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of the faith of Abraham, who is the father of us all

Philippians 3:9 (MSG): and be embraced by him. I didn’t want some petty, inferior brand of righteousness that comes from keeping a list of rules when I could get the robust kind that comes from trusting Christ – God’s righteousness.

2 Timothy 1:5 (TLB): I know how much you trust the Lord, just as your mother Eunice and your grandmother Lois do; and I feel sure you are still trusting him as much as ever.

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Bible version acronyms

ASV = American Standard Version

GNT = Good News Translation

KVJ = King James Version

NASB = New American Standard Bible

MSG = The Message Bible

NIV = New International Version

NLT = New Living Translation

NKJV = New King James Version

TLB = The Living Bible

The scriptures provided above were shared across different versions of the Bible. The meaning is the same across different versions but absolutely do your own study and read the scriptures in different versions. 

Something I’ve found very helpful and beneficial to my life is to verse map. The James Method Verse Map Journal is an indispensable tool to help you do it. It was part of this method that I learned how to do not only verse mapping but word studies.

10 Faith Quotes from Famous Men & Women of Faith

Our Lord, Christ Jesus is the only way to receive true life. The best way to grown in your faith by the Grace of God is to pay most of your attention to His words of faith. But, not just during the Christmas season :-).

So, who better to to teach us about stepping out on faith? Isn’t it fitting that we start off our faith “quotes” with words from the only One who matters in the first place?


Jesus Christ: “Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?
John 11:25-26

Now, let’s look at some faith quotes from others.

Billy Graham

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“When our faith becomes nothing more than a series of rules and regulations, joy flees and our love for Christ grows cold.”

Smith Wigglesworth

smith wigglesworth faith quote

“There is nothing impossible with God. All the impossibility is with us when we measure God by the limitations of our unbelief.”

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

martin luther king jr quote

“Faith is taking the first step even when you can’t see the whole staircase.”

Eleanor Roosevelt

eleanor roosevelt's faith

“If you lose money you lose much, If you lose friends you lose more, If you lose faith you lose all.”

Helen Keller

helen keller quote

“Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into the light.”

Max Lucado

max lucado faith based quote

“Faith is not the belief that God will do what you want. It is the belief that God will do what is right.”

Bishop TD Jakes

td jakes faith quote

“Faith is not a crutch. It’s a foundation.”

Joel Osteen

quote of faith from joel osteen

“I believe if you keep your faith you keep your trust, you keep the right attitude, if you’re grateful, you’ll see God open up new doors.”

Robert Rogers

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“…even if everything that happens to me isn’t good, God can still bring good out of everything.”

You’ll find many other quotes about stepping out on faith if you search for them. However, be careful not to turn faith “quotes” into the Gospel.

5 Christian Based Faith Quotes for Christmas

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In addition to the Bible verses and quotes shared above, these quotes are specifically about Christmas to be shared with the family. They can also be used on Christmas cards:

“Who can add to Christmas? The perfect motive is that God so loved the world. The perfect gift is that He gave His only Son. The only requirement is to believe in Him. The reward of faith is that you shall have everlasting life.” Corrie Ten Boom

“We consider Christmas as the encounter, the great encounter, the historical encounter, the decisive encounter, between God and mankind. He who has faith knows this truly; let him rejoice.” Pope Paul VI

“Without Jesus our belief has no merit, our faith has no basis, and hope has no anchor. In Jesus, we find the joy of believing.  In Jesus, we find the substance of our faith.  In Jesus, we know this to be a season of hope.” Melissa Kruger

“Faith is salted and peppered through everything at Christmas. And I love at least one night by the Christmas tree to sing and feel the quiet holiness of that time that’s set apart to celebrate love, friendship, and God’s gift of the Christ child.” Amy Grant

“The magic of Christmas is not in the presents, but in His presence” Michael Smith

“I truly believe that if we keep telling the Christmas story, singing the Christmas songs, and living the Christmas spirit, we can bring joy and happiness and peace to this world.” Norman Vincent Peale

My 7 Personal Faith Based Quotes

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Below you’ll find seven faith based quotes from yours truly. These are things I’ve said or mused about as it relates to living by faith. I like the number seven because it’s God’s number of completion.

Feel free to apply these faith based quotes to your own life for better days and smoother nights. They will either confront your lack of faith or help you to have the right attitude to grow in God’s grace while you build your faith.

  1. “How can you believe God for big things if you haven’t even believed Him to heal something as small as a headache?”
  2. “Belief starts in the head. However, faith is born when that belief gets into your heart.”
  3. “It doesn’t take faith to live on the mountain top. It’s when you’re in the valley that you need to pull from your reserves.”
  4. “You don’t feed your body once a week to be strong physically. Don’t expect to be strong spiritually when you only feed your spirit once a week.”
  5. “When facing an unknown future, you can with reasonable confidence know WHO holds the future.”
  6. “Stepping out on faith is stepping out of your comfort zone and trusting that God will catch you if you fall.”
  7. “A life of faith is lived with complete confidence in the one who knew you before you knew yourself.”

The Christian faith is more than just about connecting with a higher power. Firstly, it’s based on relationship with the Creator facilitated by the Holy Spirit who helps us to not lean on our own understanding. In addition, its based on God’s message of grace to a hurting and shattered world.

I pray the these faith quotes about stepping out on faith inspire you during Christmas and throughout the year. They are truly like vitamins of the soul to help you through hard times.

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Michelle is a Christian natural hair enthusiast. She's been natural for 20+ years and shares natural hair care tips and easy hairstyles for those with low density or thin fine natural hair. It's her joy to inspire you to live by faith in God while caring for your "crown."

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