Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Believing So We May Truly "See"

"The world says that 'seeing is believing,' but God wants us to believe in order to see. The psalmist said, ' I would have despaired unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living' (Psalm 27:13 NASB). Do you believe God only when your circumstances are favorable, or do you believe no matter what your circumstances may be?" - C.H.P.

"May God grant us faith to completely trust His Word, even when every other sign
points the other way." - C.H.P.

"Great faith is exhibited not so much in doing as in suffering." - Charles Parkhurst

"Indeed, there is nothing God will not do for those who will dare to step out in faith onto what appears to be only a mist. As they take their first step, they will find a rock beneath their feet."
- F.B. Meyer

"Trusting even when it appears you have been forsaken; praying when it seems your words are simply entering a vast expanse where no one hears and no voice answers; believing that God's love is complete and that He is aware of your circumstances, even when your world seems to grind on as if setting its own direction and not caring for life or moving one inch in response to your petitions; desiring only what God's hands have planned for you; waiting patienty while seemingly starving to death, with your only fear being that your faith might fail - 'this is the victory that has overcome the world'; this is genuine faith." - George MacDonald

"We must be willing to live by faith, not hoping or desiring to live any other way. We must be willing to have every light around us extinguished, to have every star in the heavens blotted out, and to live with nothing encircling us but darkness and danger.Yes, we must be willing to do all this, if God will only leave within our soul an inner radiance from the pure, bright light that faith has kindled."
- Thomas C. Upham

"...And Abraham thought of himself as a father, because God had said so. That is genuine faith - believing and declaring what God has said, stepping out on what appears to be thin air and finding solid rock beneath your feet. Therefore, boldly declare what God says you have, and He will accomplish what you believe. You must, however, exhibit genuine faith and trust Him with your entire being." - from "Crumbs"

 "The Lord only builds a bridge of faith directly under the feet of a faithful traveler. He never builds the bridge a few steps ahead, for then it would not be one of faith. 'We live by faith, not by sight.' (2 Cor. 5:7)" - Henry Clay Trumbell


  1. Fabulous and encouraging quotes! My favorite would probably have to be the one by Thomas Upham. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Ruthie, these quotes are wonderful! A friend and I are studying James right now (faith through trials), and it just makes me smile that God had you share these at exactly this time! :)

  3. Lauren and Sarah, I am glad you both enjoyed the quotes and were blessed! :) Sarah, interesting that you also have been learning about faith in your Bible study. Faith seems to be an ongoing lesson for me. :)

  4. Ruthie~

    Thanks so much for sharing these wonderful quotes! =) Blessings to you in your ministry...<3


    P.S. (I believe I've met you before, at CBC...or perhaps as Angie and Ira S's wedding?? =)

  5. P.P.S. (We also get your newsletter!)


  6. Lucia, Thank you so much for visiting my blog and posting such a nice comment, too! Of course, I remember you from my visits to CBC, as well as the Swanson's wedding.
    I am glad you enjoyed the quotes - I am big quote fan. : )
    I hope you and your family are doing well!
    Blessings to you,
    Ruthie : )