10 Inspirational Quotes and Verses for Courage and Faith
If you are feeling discouraged, fearful or stuck, these inspirational quotes and verses will help you to remember the roots of your courage and the deepest threads of your faith.
Remember your humanness. Know that there is perfection within imperfection, and the times spent caught in fear can inspire the greatest strength within you to prevail. Ultimately, there is no growth without some levels of discomfort, difficulty, and doubt. Strength is not built through ease; it is constructed through finding courage through the darkest of times and belief through the doubt. You find your deepest strength through everything you thought you were not brave or enduring enough to overcome.
Courage and Faith
And what is courage? Courage is an open heart, one that is not afraid to show its strength through its fragility. Courage is the brightest light that is born from the darkest of shadows. It is the renewal of your soul birthed from sparks of the divine within you.
And what is faith? Faith is believing in what draws your heart, mind and spirit to a higher plane. Faith is a deep and inherent trust in everything that you cannot physically see but you somehow know exists… or something you feel that you can create.
Here are 10 inspirational quotes and verses for courage and faith.
“Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams, because every second of the search is a second’s encounter with God and with eternity.”
— Paulo Coelho
“To be human is to be ‘heart led’ and valiantly vulnerable; lion-hearted and confident in what can be offered to you and what you can give in return. Insecurity is something to absorb in order to progress; much of the adventure in life is the ‘not knowing’ of what is next, and it takes distinct bravery to get to a place where you are willing to be at ease with the mystery of what’s to come.”
― Christine Evangelou/Stardust and Star Jumps
“The heart is the inner face of your life. The human journey strives to make this inner face beautiful. It is here that love gathers within you. Love is absolutely vital for a human life. For love alone can awaken what is divine within you. In love, you grow and come home to your self. When you learn to love and let yourself be loved, you come home to the hearth of your own spirit. You are warm and sheltered.”
— John O’Donohue
“For those who believe in God, most of the big questions are answered. But for those of us who can’t readily accept the God formula, the big answers don’t remain stone-written. We adjust to new conditions and discoveries. We are pliable. Love need not be a command nor faith a dictum. I am my own god. We are here to unlearn the teachings of the church, state, and our educational system. We are here to drink beer. We are here to kill war. We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that Death will tremble to take us.”
— Charles Bukowski
And the greatest beauty you could clothe your body with
Are the gilded gems of staying power
Like traces of molten gold fusing through your cells
That which has the capacity to overcome, endure, persevere
And stay ever faithful to the soul beneath the person
To the spirit that cauterizes the flames
No matter what
And forever more”
― Christine Evangelou/Diamonds Through the Dark
“So called ‘late-bloomers’ get a bad rap. Sometimes the people with the greatest potential often take the longest to find their path because their sensitivity is a double edged sword- it lives at the heart of their brilliance, but it also makes them more susceptible to life’s pains. Good thing we aren’t being penalized for handing in our purpose late. The soul doesn’t know a thing about deadlines.”
— Jeff Brown
“If you’re going to try, go all the way. Otherwise, don’t even start. This could mean losing girlfriends, wives, relatives and maybe even your mind. It could mean not eating for three or four days. It could mean freezing on a park bench. It could mean jail. It could mean derision. It could mean mockery–isolation. Isolation is the gift. All the others are a test of your endurance, of how much you really want to do it. And, you’ll do it, despite rejection and the worst odds. And it will be better than anything else you can imagine. If you’re going to try, go all the way. There is no other feeling like that. You will be alone with the gods, and the nights will flame with fire. You will ride life straight to perfect laughter. It’s the only good fight there is.”
— Charles Bukowski
“What we call our destiny is truly our character and that character can be altered. The knowledge that we are responsible for our actions and attitudes does not need to be discouraging, because it also means that we are free to change this destiny. One is not in bondage to the past, which has shaped our feelings, to race, inheritance, background. All this can be altered if we have the courage to examine how it formed us. We can alter the chemistry provided we have the courage to dissect the elements.”
— Anaïs Nin
“To find your way, you will need courage. Lots of it. If you don’t have it, fake it until you make it. Soulshapers are artists, but they are also warriors. It is no easy feat to shape the inner world. You need the heart of a lion to overcome the odds. You need to fight for your right to the light.”
— Jeff Brown
“Your soul knows the geography of your destiny. Your soul alone has the map of your future, therefore you can trust this indirect, oblique side of yourself. If you do, it will take you where you need to go, but more important it will teach you a kindness of rhythm in your journey.”
— John O’Donohue
Your dark times will teach you the value of questioning everything and everyone until peace finds its way to your heart. Through peace we find truth and touch back to the beauty of our soul. Through the beauty of our soul, we can believe in ourselves once more and galvanise the courage that can light a way forward- like a trailblaze through a starry, night sky.
In courage and in faith, we become heart-led humans.
I hope that you have found some warmth, courage and faith within these words to inspire you, please share to someone you care for, thanks, Chrissy 🙂 For more inspirational quotes, check these out for inner healing and renewal.