Without relying on God, how could things be? For example, we always prefer to rely on our own ability to work hard for both our study and work, believing that we can create a beautiful future by our own hands and hard work is the only way to success. We mostly analyze and address things based on our experiences, skills, and mind, but at last fail to achieve the result we want, even though we have racked our brains and exhausted ourselves during the whole process, and beyond that sometimes we feel painful and helpless. This is all the more so because we neglect an important truth that we shall depend on and look up to God in all things. When something comes, we don’t cry out to God firstly, but alone rely on ourselves, so we can’t experience the enlightenment or guidance of the Holy Spirit, nor can we gain the inspiration from God or see God’s deed or faithfulness. Thus, our faith in God will not grow.
We recommend the following 15verses about faith and looking up to God, which teach us how to depend on and look upon God. From the verses, we can understand that when we rely on Him, God will promise us and strengthen our faith.
After this manner therefore pray you: Our Father which are in heaven, Hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come, Your will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For your is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.
Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him: fret not yourself because of him who prospers in his way, because of the man who brings wicked devices to pass.
Yes, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for you are with me; your rod and your staff they comfort me.
Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that you may be healed. The effectual fervent of a righteous man avails much.
Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD your God, he it is that does go with you; he will not fail you, nor forsake you.
Peace I leave with you, my peace I give to you: not as the world gives, give I to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
But Jesus beheld them, and said to them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.
Therefore I say to you, What things soever you desire, when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you shall have them.
Trust in the LORD with all your heart; and lean not to your own understanding.
ome trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the LORD our God.
Have you not known? have you not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, faints not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding. He gives power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increases strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: But they that wait on the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
Therefore I say to you, Take no thought for your life, what you shall eat, or what you shall drink; nor yet for your body, what you shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment? Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much better than they?
The LORD is near to them that are of a broken heart; and saves such as be of a contrite spirit.
The words of his mouth were smoother than butter, but war was in his heart: his words were softer than oil, yet were they drawn swords.
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
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