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Quotes for Keeping The Faith During Hard Times

posted by amcdaniel

Let’s talk about faith . Faith in God, faith in yourself, faith in the future.

Many people I know are going through hard times right now. Keeping the faith during good times and bad times can change your life for the better.

Below are some of my favorite “keeping the faith” quotes.

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

“When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hold on. Help is on the way.”

“This too shall pass.”

“Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.”

“Faith is a knowledge within the heart, beyond the reach of proof.”

“Faith is like electricity. You can’t see it, but you can see the light.”

“Faith means living with uncertainty – feeling your way through life, letting your heart guide you like a lantern in the dark.”

“Fear can keep us up all night long, but faith makes one fine pillow.”

So many things in life are uncertain, but faith allows us to live a life of positivity and patience.

How do you keep the faith?

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  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Deborah

    Faith is what you need when you feel like the ground is moving under you and you don’t know which way to turn. Inside us all is a deep well of strength and it is only in adversity that you find it and therein lies faith, it sits next to trust and surrender. Some times you have to give it to a higher power to deal with. Letting go of things that don’t matter. Keeping life simple and peaceful and living in the present, the past is gone, the future’s not ours to know. That’s faith to me.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Your Name

    I keep the faith day by day by patiently holding on steadfast to Gods
    Promises are made manifested in life.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Karen

    Faith keeps hope alive :)

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Sharon Hines

    Faith keeps me going, without it I would have nothing.

  • http://GreatConfirmation 2gether We Build

    Well…as Julia Cameron the writer of the Artist Way would say “Synchronicity”.
    I needed this…I am in transition right now.
    I’m middle age and beginning a new venture into the unfamiliar of myself.
    Even though my faith is usually persistent I was beginning to doubt.
    So thanks for the confirmation that I can and should keep keepin on…

  • http://www.joycecouncil.com Joyce C

    I keep my faith “by acting like the Word is true, because it is”.

  • http://faithhopebeleiving richard f. brogren

    well yesterday i dint have to much faith hope or beliving in anything . my wife had ot have back surgery and the surgery was not succeful and we want the doctor who did this to her and if he would of only took one test bone denity he would of found out he couldnt do the operation the way he did it. my poor wife now suffers in pain all the time had to lose her job over it had to wait for disiabltiy want get anything which again put us in a hole so there came the credit cards and the food stampsto the the resue. and then again we r in the hole. we make betwen the two of us 1600 a month as i am on disablity because of my job with dennys i had a stroke empisey we lost our house had to file bankrupt , and i felt like dirt and people treated us like dirt. you see i became diabled in 2001 and my wife became disablited in 2009. we both would love to go back to work and resume what our incmoe use to be over 4500,00 a yera and we lived comfortably we didnt need a castle or a mote just our home and secrity . i do know that there are more peolre out there worst off then we r and i ask why this day there should be no one sleeping in the the streets and going thru garbage canc for food or lokking for buts or babies being necletedsomething has to change and our goverment needs to step up to the place and do something id love to protest but i cant satnd on my feet for a long while but maybe i need to usea chair in washington d. c. the rich get richer and the poor get pooer and pushed away. they tell you to eat healthy yet all the food healty is to much for anyone to afford and the crap and high frutose and calories r cheap lets think about this picture pepole, give the underdogs a chance everything should be the same wheater your rich or poor i.. bread acroos the line two dollars for milk etc. our country needs to mind there own business and take care of us and our people and let the others find resorues for themselves.look at new orleans i mthink mour goverment sucked ansd i was ashamed of being called american citizen i sent money to the cause alot of times from my charge card which i coiuldnt afford but those people where wrongly done and id be the first to say it ther should of been something done right away instead of waiting my god people in the wayers babies kids old people dogs cats etc yet we build up and spend billions of doolars to repair another countrry isnt my money going towards that? well i say enough and if the other countries dont help us or them selfs i say blow them all up and the end to bad rubbage. just like mental illness has been cut and hospitals closed and look at what some people our doing the killings the beatings the prejudice the hating the rapping putting kids in cages and burring them alive this people should be buriled alive and some on erapped they should be rapped and eye for an eye the bilble says maybe so many people wouldnt be in jail costing taxpayers money think about that like that hospital they where going to close and save millions of dollars close it its a hell hole to begin with i know my cousin use to work there . people we need to get it together god is warning us he created the heavens and earth and he is detroying it because of us. we need to love help hug get toghetre as one nation under god indiviiasbke for liberty justice for all what happened to that why isnt prasy in school instead of killings and bulling it was when i went to school why do we let this preists get away with soniming our children and they get a slap on the hand and transferes to another parist to do it again insead of in jail and stripped of there priset hood come on people get out of the box its a new world 2011 we should be thanking god prasing him and singing his song all of the time each meal our religions get to have a speacila time for them to pray and addition they get there break time to never happendd to me . i think congress and sente should take pay cuts and not able to nmake milions like they do maybe they will saty out of having sex with children and hookers and wont have to be in the papers and tabloids all the time and get more nmoney i never gav e them that salary who did what does the president get i dont think he need sto get paid since he has a jhome food tranportation his own plane own bonker and does he pay taxes? how about the congress and sentat? and why do they get there whole slaries when they retire none of us do . can you see where im coming from people open up your eyes and your hearts let the lord in and see the sun shining and how clam everything will get and remeber the ten commanments its on dvd rent it

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Anita Marie

    I happen to be wearing a gold necklace with the word FAITH etched into a circle that hangs around my neck. I was immediately drawn to the necklace because of the word, FAITH. I have been through many ups and downs in life as have many. Without learning to believe that I am not alone in this world, that I do matter and trying to be as positive and loving to others and myself as possible has become my lifestyle. Thank you for reminding me of what I “luckily” already know.

    Anita Marie

  • amcdaniel

    Keeping the faith helps me live a life full of gratitude and positivity. :)

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Toni Roder

    I have newly embrased the love light and grace of our LORD JESUS THE CHRIST and have discovered a renewed energy to do what is right and noble. In hard times I used to think that if god loved me as I loved him this would not be happening, when I realised that god was giving me as much love and encouragement as I would allow. I have now opened my heart and asked GOD to enter and dwell within, some of he things in my life have not changed but the way I see them has altered quite drastcly, I see them as oppertunities to look to GOD for help and to praise GOD for the faith to just follow where he leads. I would like to go on for ever with this but alas my hand is starting to hurt, but I did want to take this moment to say THANK YOU LORD, THANK YOU JESUS, THANK YOU GOD. AMEN

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Rudy

    Adversity or trials are a necessity in life. While they help you grow, faith will take you from here to there knowing ” this too shall pass “

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Ayaz

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  • http://annettecockrell27@yahoo.com annette cockrell

    Faith, without works is dead,so get into some action today, we must beleive,and practice each and every day we live above ground!!!!!
    thank and count your blessings,FAITH!

    • amcdaniel

      Yes! I try to count my blessings everyday!

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Yvette Morales

    My ex-husband was verbally, emotionally, mentally, and most important, physically abusive to me for over 12 years. I covered alot for him and hid the abuse form my family because he was so good at making them believe that he was such a good person. At the time I did not believe that I would have the support of my family if I revealed the abuse; and I was right. Even though they saw alot of things & heard the verbal abuse, they still allowed him around. Once I got the courage to speak out and leave the situation, I was judged by everyone. I got into therapy for domestice violence and got a restraining order against my ex-husband….but he still kept comimg around my family & parents home. I felt like I could not breathe and at times as if something was standing on my chest. The stay away order did not keep him away but isolated me from my family. Emotionally I shut down and I don’t trust my mother or my siblings. Needless to say, I have been dealing with the emotional trauma on my own and some days I just don’t want to be….but I have this faith that keeps whispering to me that it will be over soon. It seems hard now because I am close to the end of the war…..FAITH : to me it’s just holding onto the little things that keep us going!

    • amcdaniel

      My heart goes out to you, keep the faith and you’ll get through this one day at a time.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Marilyn

    Faith is believing that everything is happening for a “good” reason whether we know it or see it. It is like looking at the back end of a tapestry and seeing the threads going in all different directions which appears as chaos. While on the top side where the good Lord is working the threads are perfect and turning into something fantastic~ Never give in or give up! Hold true to what the Lord says, that is what real faith is all about for me~~~

  • amcdaniel

    I love all of the comments on faith, when times are hard my favorite thing to keep in mind is “This too shall pass”.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment carolyn

    I will trust in the Lord with all my heart and soul and lean not to my own understanding. In all ways will I acknowledge God and he will direct my path. God is the joy, peace, faith and hope in my life. Always pray and ask God to help you. God answers prayers. Keep the faith, do good works by helping others. May God Continue to bless all of you always…CC

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Kathy Turner

    You know how you get allot of junk mail but ever so often something just seems to jump out at you. Well, this one did. I felt drawn to clicking on the link to see what belief health and happiness had to say about keeping the faith in hard times, however I was more impressed by the expression of peoples faith left thereon enough to take notes. I wish I had something equivalent to add on to what has already been spoken however much of my own faith is being tested right now to the point I wonder just how strong a faith I have and just how sturdily my feet are planted on the bedrock of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I liked Deborah said and I quote, “Faith is what you need when you feel like the ground is moving under you and you don’t know which way to turn. Inside us all is a deep well of strength and it is only in adversity that you find it and therein lies faith, it sits next to trust and surrender. Some times you have to give it to a higher power to deal with.” For me that Higher power has always been my Father in Heaven and his son Jesus Christ. I was born and raised a Christen. My parent are stalwart members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and instilled in me the faith to believe what I was tough by their side. I just never imagined my own Faith and testimony therein would be tried to the extent it has, it seems to me that the very core of my being is being tested to see whether I will hold fast or fold. To see if I will trust to my Father in Heaven and draw on his strength or rely feasibly on my own to see me through. So far I feel like I’ve been doing allot of stumbling, and falling despite my faith but I think part of that lay in the surrendering part… If there is one thing I desire to surrender to God is my fears. All of them because to me thy are the biggest blockade to that of my faith. The things that hold me captive and keep me from reaching my desired goals and some of those fears are pretty deep rooted that it feels like I need a ? to uproot them. Well I didn’t mean to go into all of this I just wanted to make a brief comment on some of the impressions the readers gave me by adding their own thoughts hereon. I liked the tapestry comment and opening of ones heart and letting Christ in. Well my daughter is now home from school and my others will soon be home well so I need to go upstairs and start making dinner preparations. I think I will just take my Chicken and start cooking it sense it is a small one I shouldn’t take all that long to cook. It just means dinner will be a little latter then not. Unless my family is willing to settle for leftovers. It’s my hope this will not be my last word on here and that I can find that reservoir of strength in the furnace of my affliction so mention and come back here with an added measure of strength and testimony to share. Sincerely, KT

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Reta

    To Yvette Morales:

    I am finally getting out of a 37 year marriage much like your own, probably worse. It has been a long process, extremely complicated and painful, but a huge learning and growing experience. Keep the FAITH, and make sure that you surround yourself with a strong, supportive network of friends; they are the ones that will help sustain you through all of this. Remember this: you are NOT alone. What keeps me going is knowing that I am not the first, the only, and the last woman to go through this; there are many more like us who, through faith and perseverance and the burning desire for a better life, have made it. Grace under fire … maintain your dignity and believe in yourself. You are worth it. Breathe. Breathe. Breathe.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment MaryAnn

    I am a Roman Catholic, but I can also draw wisdom and confort from beliefnet Budisam and Angel thoughts. I love a good quote that can teach and help me live a better life, and everything I have read was wonderful. Please keep up the good work. What a wonderful positive way to start the day. A good cup of coffee, my dog by my side, I wish he could read and understand, and your wonderful quotes of inspiration.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Debra Key

    Knowing that Jesue died for me and Knowing that my Help only Comes From Him Helps Me Keep MY Faith in Him Only.

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  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Maggie

    I went to church today, I entered empty and left empty for I have lost my faith in believing that something good will happen now that I’m divorced. I’ve been divorced 2 years and my ex has moved on and involved in a long distance relationship for the last 1.5 years. How does faith come into play when I was praying that my marriage would be saved, I still have feelings for him and would go back if my ex asked me. All I wanted was the truth, for him to stop all communication with his ex-high school girlfriend which he just happens to be in a relationship with. How or why would God let that happen, wasn’t my faith strong enough, that’s what has me questioning whether God really does answer prayers. I go to church for my almost 14 year old daughter, she will probably grow up to be just like her mom – just going to church because that is the thing to do. I have no faith to share or even speak about at this moment in life.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Claudia McCaine

    Never stop waiting to hear the voice of GOD. HE will always tell you what to do in time, that’s needed.

  • http://blog.beliefnet.com/wholeliving/2011/08/thankful.html amcdaniel

    Do not give up hope, hang onto your faith during difficult times.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment ingrid c.dark

    This is so beautiful and inspiring to read first thing in the morning. Keep it coming!!!!

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Gladys Redmond

    I Gladys Redmond I love God Because I was a Recovery Addit an I have been clean 8 year But I just lost my a job that i work 4 year an got layed off an i have no job an i cant pay rent but god is good but give me strenght throw the good time an bad so i give God all the praise today thank u for listening

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Nancy

    Thanks

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment norma

    I love to listen to all these inspiring thoughts and stories. Thank You Lord for all your love and grace. I really hope that all people unit, and help each other on times of trail.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Kathy

    I can relate Richard I too lost my job union job that is and have been looking for two years. I had spine surgery and still hurt everyday. My husband was hit by train while driving a truck and is disabled. To top it off we live in a older neighborhood that is going down hill with crime etc and can’t get out. Thanks for letting me vent

  • http://blog.beliefnet.com/wholeliving/2011/08/thankful.html amcdaniel

    I will say a prayer for you and your husband,as well as all who need it- faith is what keeps us going.

  • http://blog.beliefnet.com/wholeliving/2011/08/thankful.html amcdaniel

    Of course, venting always helps!

  • http://www.facebook.com Nikita Bharti

    Yeah it very true we are here till the Faith is there inside us……….

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Emma Smythe

    Faith lightens our burdens.It comforts when were are hurting.It brightens our way in the dark.Through Faith we can not only help ourselvesl ourselves,but
    others who are in need.What is life without Faith
    And for this all Praise and thanks we give to GOD.

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    I am
    very happy, I wish to share my testimonies with the general public about
    what this man called Dr Adodo has just done for me , this man has just
    brought back my lost Ex husband to me with his great spell, i was
    married to this man called Steven we were together for a long time and
    we loved our self’s but when i was unable to give he a child for 2 years
    he left me and told me he can’t continue anymore
    then i was now looking for ways to get him back until a friend of mine
    told me about this man and gave his contact email
    (dradodojattotemple@yahoo.com)
    then you won’t believe this when i contacted this man on my problems he
    prepared this spell cast and bring my lost husband back, and after a
    month i miss my month and go for a test and the result stated am
    pregnant am happy today am a mother of a baby girl, thank you once again
    the great Dr Adodo for what you have done for me, if you are out there
    passing through this same kind of problems you can contact he today on
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