Fear imprisons, faith liberates; fear paralyzes, faith empowers; fear disheartens, faith encourages; fear sickens, faith heals; fear makes useless, faith makes serviceable—and, most of all, fear puts hopelessness at the heart of life, while faith rejoices in its God.
—Harry Emerson Fosdick (1878–1969)
Belief is a truth held in the mind. Faith is a fire in the heart.
—Joseph Fort Newton (1876–1950)
Great faith is not the faith that walks always in the light and knows no darkness, but the faith that perseveres in spite of God’s seeming silences, and that faith will most certainly and surely get its reward.
—Father Andrew (1869–1946)
I am one of those who would rather sink with faith than swim without it.
—Stanley Baldwin (1867–1947)
The act of faith is more than a bare statement of belief. It is a turning to the face of the living God.
I do not want merely to possess faith; I want a faith that possesses me.
—Charles Kingsley (1819–1875)
Faith is reason at rest in God.
—Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834–1892)
It is not our trust that keeps us, but the God in whom we trust who keeps us.
—Oswald Chambers (1874–1917)
Onward in faith—and leave the rest to Heaven.
—Robert Southey (1774–1843)
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
—Romans 15:13 NIV