Faith can be hard to describe. Quotes about faith not only put your spiritual convictions into words, they also inspire you to return to your core beliefs during times of both challenge and victory. Let inspiring faith quotes guide your life to where you want it to be.

God gives us what we need when we need it, which isn't necessarily what we want when we want it.

submitted by Guideposts reader Alicia Dunham of Bakersfield, Cal

Peace is not the absence of trouble—it is the presence of God.

submitted by Judith Toth Bigham

I believe with faith all is possible. An answer to prayer is greatest positive feedback you can get.

J. R. Martinez, Iraq war burn survivor, author and 2011 Dancing

The key is that Jesus does want to speak to us—to you—today. In your own language, just as a friend would speak. We simply need to take the time to listen.

author Wally Armstrong

Faith and fear cannot be friends—when one begins, the other one ends.

Submitted by Guideposts reader Mava Brockinson of Pittsburgh, Pe

I don't know what the future holds, but I know who holds the future.

submitted by Guideposts reader Joan Atchley of Sarasota, Florida

God runs the show. Completely. Life proves it every day: He runs the show.

actress Mariska Hargitay

When you're down to nothing, God is up to something.

submitted by Guideposts reader Sharon Craig of Reading, Pennsylv

Don't pray for a bushel and carry only a cup.

from Church Signs: Little Sayings to Help You on Your Way

Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.

submitted by Guideposts reader Teresa A. MacLeod of Milwaukee, W

Prayer is asking for rain. Faith is carrying an umbrella.

Submitted by Guideposts reader Jone Mader of Scotland, Pennsylva

Doubt says, 'I’ll believe it if I see it.' Faith says, 'You’ll see it if you believe it'

Pat Langwell Weaver