On Faith



Ellen White on Faith

“Are you tempted to give way to feelings of anxious foreboding or utter despondency? In the darkest days, when appearances seem most forbidding, fear not. Have faith in God. He knows your need. He has all power. His infinite love and compassion never weary. Fear not that He will fail of fulfilling His promise. He is eternal truth. Never will He change the covenant He has made with those who love Him. And He will bestow upon His faithful servants the measure of efficiency that their need demands.”  Patriarchs and Prophets  164-165

“We need to look for no outward evidence of the blessing.  The gift is in the promise, and we may go about our work assured that what God has promised He is able to perform, and that the gift, which we already possess, will be realized when we need it most.”  Education  258

“The conditions met, the promise is unequivocal.”  Ibid

“As he (Elijah) prayed, his faith reached out and grasped the promises of Heaven, and he persevered in prayer until his petitions were answered. He did not wait for the full evidence that God had heard him, but was willing to venture all on the slightest token of divine favor. And yet what he was enabled to do under God, all may do in their sphere of activity in God's service; for of the prophet from the mountains of Gilead it is written: "Elias was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain: and it rained not on the earth by the space of three years and six months." James 5:17.  Faith such as this is needed in the world today--faith that will lay hold on the promises of God's word and refuse to let go until Heaven hears.”  Prophets and Kings 157

His promises will be fulfilled. They have never failed; they never can fail.  And as we draw near to Jesus, and rejoice in the fullness of His love, our doubt and darkness will disappear in the light of His presence.”  Steps to Christ  111-112

“Every saint who comes to God with a true heart, and sends his honest petitions to him in faith, will have his prayers answered…Our confidence in God should be strong; and when we need it most, the blessing will fall upon us like a shower of rain.  When the servants of God pray for His Spirit and blessing, it sometimes comes immediately; but it is not always then bestowed.  At such times, faint not.  Let you faith hold fast the promise that is will come.  Let your trust be fully in God…I saw that every prayer which is sent up in faith from an honest heart, will be heard of God and answered, and the one that sent up the petition will have the blessing when he needs it most, and it will often exceed his expectations…not a prayer of a true saint is lost if sent up in faith from an honest heart.”  Testimonies Volume 1  120-121

“When we have learned to do this,(to pray in faith) we shall KNOW that our prayers are answered.  God will do for us ‘exceeding abundantly’, ‘according to the riches of His glory’, and ‘the working of His mighty power’.”  The Desire of Ages  200

“So we may ask for these blessings, and believe that we receive them, and thank God that we have received them.”  Steps to Christ  51

“When, with earnestness and intensity, we breathe a prayer in the name of Christ, there is in that very intensity a pledge from God that He is about to answer our prayer ‘exceedingly abundantly’.”  Christ Object Lessons 148

“I entreat you to let your trembling faith again grasp the promises of God.  Bear your whole weight upon them with unwavering faith; for they will not, they cannot fail.”  Testimonies volume 2  497 

“Here is faith—naked faith: To believe that we receive the blessing even before we realize it.”  Early Writings 72 

“You let go of the arm of the Lord too soon.  Press your petitions to the throne, and hold on by strong faith.  The promises are sure.  Believe you receive the things you ask for, and you shall have them.”  Early Writings 73

 “God was the strength of Judah in this crisis (when fierce enemies came against Jehoshaphat), and He is the strength of His people today. We are not to trust in princes, or to set men in the place of God. We are to remember that human beings are fallible and erring, and that He who has all power is our strong tower of defense. In every emergency we are to feel that the battle is His. His resources are limitless, and apparent impossibilities will make the victory all the greater.”  Prophets and Kings  202

“My covenant I will not violate, nor will I alter the utterance of my lips.”  Ps 89:34 

“Whoever believes in Him will not be disappointed.”  Romans 10:11 

“Believe that you receive and you shall have.”  Mark 11:24


“If you abide in Me and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it shall be done for you.”  John 15:7