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Faith/Trust in God
Consider the lilies how they grow: they toil not, they spin not; and yet I say unto you, that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
If then God so clothe the grass, which is to day in the field, and to morrow is cast into the oven; how much more will he clothe you, O ye of little faith?
And seek not ye what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink, neither be ye of doubtful mind.
For all these things do the nations of the world seek after: and your Father knoweth that ye have need of these things.
But rather seek ye the kingdom of God; and all these things shall be added unto you. —Luke 12:27–31 (KJV)
For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also. —James 2:26 (KJV)
Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.—Psalms 2:12 (KJV)
Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, and put your trust in the LORD. —Psalms 4:5 (KJV)
In God is my salvation and my glory: the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God.
Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. —Psalms 62:7–8 (KJV)
And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, LORD, hast not forsaken them that seek thee. —Psalms 9:10 (KJV)
In thee, O LORD, do I put my trust: let me never be put to confusion. —Psalms 71:1 (KJV)
But it is good for me to draw near to God: I have put my trust in the Lord GOD, that I may declare all thy works. —Psalms 73:28 (KJV)
O LORD of hosts, blessed is the man that trusteth in thee. —Psalms 84:12 (KJV)
He that observeth the wind shall not sow; and he that regardeth the clouds shall not reap.
As thou knowest not what is the way of the spirit, nor how the bones do grow in the womb of her that is with child: even so thou knowest not the works of God who maketh all.—Ecclesiastes 11:4–5 (KJV)
He told me...that there needed fidelity in those drynesses or insensibilities and irksomenesses in prayer by which God tries our love to Him; that then was the time for us to make good and effectual acts of resignation, whereof one alone would oftentime very much promote our spiritual advancement. —Brother Lawrence, The Practice of the Presence of God, recorded by M. Beaufort
He told me...that we ought, once for all, heartily to put our whole trust in God, and make a total surrender of ourselves to him, secure that He would not deceive us. —Brother Lawrence, The Practice of the Presence of God, recorded by M. Beaufort
All I have seen teaches me to trust the creator for all I have not seen. —Ralph Waldo Emerson
The only belief which is of any value to any one is a belief that has been put to a test and demonstrated to be a fact; it is then no longer a belief, but has become a living Faith or the Truth. —Charles Haanel, The Master Key System
Faith, the conviction of a higher providing source, is based upon spiritual logic or innate reason and on the certainty that an all-wise and all-powerful Creator’s plan includes necessary provision for His offspring. —Charles Fillmore, Teach Us to Pray
When we direct the mental powers upon a definite idea, faith plays its part; it is involved in concentration. As we give attention to the idea through one-pointed mind concentration, we break into a realm of finer mind activity, called faith or the fire of Spirit. Thus faith opens the door into an inner consciousness, where we hold the word steadily in mind until the spiritual ethers respond to our word. Earnest, steady, and continued attention along this line is bound to bring forth the fruits of the Spirit in abundant measure. A steady, unwavering devotion of heart and principle to Spirit develops in us supermind qualities. —Charles Fillmore, Teach Us to Pray
Develop spiritual faith by believing in spiritual forces capable of accomplishing for you the seemingly impossible. —Charles Fillmore, Teach Us to Pray
We must have faith, though it be merely of mustard-seed size, before we can approach the fulfillment of the law of prayer. —Charles Fillmore, Teach Us to Pray
Faith is born of gratitude. The grateful mind continually expects good things, and expectation becomes faith. The reaction of gratitude upon one’s own mind produces faith; and every outgoing wave of grateful thanksgiving increases faith. —Wallace Wattles, The Science of Getting Rich
Our affirming, backed by faith, is the link that connects our conscious human need with His power and supply. —H. Emilie Cady, Lessons in Truth
Faith does not depend on physical facts, or on the evidence of the senses, because it is born of intuition, or the Spirit of truth ever living at the center of our being. Its action is infinitely higher than that of intellectual conclusions; it is founded on Truth. —H. Emilie Cady, Lessons in Truth
He who has no faith in himself can never have faith in God. —Swami Vivekananda, The Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda (8 Vol. set), Volume 1
To follow, under all circumstances, the highest promptings within you; to be always true to the divine self; to reply upon the inward Voice, the inward Light, and to pursue your purpose with a fearless and restful heart, believing that the future will yield unto you the need of every thought and effort; knowing that the laws of the universe can never fail, and that your own will come back to you with mathematical exactitude—this is faith and the living of faith. —James Allen, Morning and Evening Thoughts
Under all circumstances do that which you believe to be right, and trust the Law; trust the Divine Power which is immanent in the universe, and it will never desert you, and you will always be protected. —James Allen, Morning and Evening Thoughts
Intuition is the open end, within one's own being, of the invisible channel ever connecting each individual with God. Faith is, as it were, a ray of light shot out from the central sun—God—one end of which rays comes into your being and mine through the open door of intuition. With our consciousness we perceive the ray of light, and though intellect cannot grasp it, or give the why or wherefore thereof, yet we instinctively feel that the other end of the ray opens out into all there is of God (good). —H. Emilie Cady, Lessons in Truth
Affirm your possession of the good that you desire; have faith in it, because you are working with divine law and cannot fail; do not be argued off your basic principle by anyone; and sooner will the heavens fall than that you fail to get that which you desire. —H. Emilie Cady, Lessons in Truth
Man's supply is inexhaustible and unfailing when fully trusted, but faith or trust must precede the demonstration. "According to your faith be it unto you." ...Faith holds the vision steady, and the adverse pictures are dissolved and dissipated, and "in due season we shall reap, if we faint not." —Florence Scovel Shinn, The Game of Life and How to Play It
One of my students once asked me to explain the "darkness before the dawn." ...Often, before the big demonstration [manifestation of thought] "everything seems to go wrong," and deep depression clouds the consciousness. It means that out of the subconscious are rising the doubts and fears of the ages. These old derelicts of the subconscious rise to the surface, to be put out. It is then that man should...give thanks that he is saved, even though he seems surrounded by the enemy (the situation of lack or disease). The student continued, "How long must one remain in the dark?" and I replied, "Until one can see in the dark, and "casting the burden enables one to see in the dark." In order to impress the subconscious, active faith is always essential. —Florence Scovel Shinn, The Game of Life and How to Play It
Fear is misdirected energy and must be redirected, or transmuted into Faith. —Florence Scovel Shinn, The Game of Life and How to Play It
It is faith that steers us through stormy seas, faith that moves mountains and faith that jumps across the ocean. That faith is nothing but a living, wide-awake consciousness of God within. He who has achieved that faith wants nothing. Bodily diseased, he is spiritually healthy; physically poor, he rolls in spiritual riches. —Mahatma Gandhi
We need more faith in everyday life—faith in the power that works for good, faith in the Infinite God, and hence faith in ourselves created in His image. And however things at times may seem to go, however dark at times appearances may be, the knowledge of the fact that "the Supreme Power has us in its charge as it has the suns and endless systems of worlds in space," will give us the supreme faith that all is well with us, the same as all is well with the world. "Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on Thee." There is nothing firmer, and safer, and surer than Deity. Then, as we recognize the fact that we have it in our own hands to open ourselves ever more fully to this Infinite Power, and call upon it to manifest itself in and through us, we will find in ourselves an ever increasing sense of power. For in this way we are working in conjunction with it, and it in turn is working in conjunction with us. We are then led into the full realization of the fact that all things work together for good to those that love the good. —Ralph Waldo Trine, Thoughts I Met on the Highway