God’s faithfulness is one of His richest character attributes and promises to His children. Allow these 25 Bible verses about God’s faithfulness to give you confidence and courage.
Definition of Faithfulness in the Bible
The word faithfulness in English means…
- Lasting loyalty and trustworthiness in relationships.
- The fact or quality of being true to one’s word or commitments.
- Being dedicated and steadfast in performing one’s duty.
The Hebrew word “Emuna” is translated faithfulness in the Old Testament. It is a feminine noun meaning firmness, steadiness, fidelity, and trust. It is sometimes translated “truth” as well.
The Greek word “Pistos” is translated faithful or faithfulness or believing. Other uses are “sure” and “true”. This word is used of both God’s followers being faithful to Him and He being faithful to them.
Learn more about God’s promises like faithfulness
God’s faithfulness is both who He is and what He does! It’s one of the great promises of God in the Bible!
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25 Bible Verses About God’s Faithfulness
1. Deuteronomy 32:4 He is the Rock, his works are perfect, and all his ways are just. A faithful God who does no wrong, upright and just is he.
What a beautiful promise of God’s character remaining absolutely faultless, just, and faithful.
2. Joshua 21:45 Not one of all the Lord’s good promises to Israel failed; every one was fulfilled.
Even though this verse doesn’t have the word faithfulness in it, God’s faithfulness is highly evident in keeping every promise to Israel.
3. Psalm 33:4 For the word of the Lord is right and true; he is faithful in all he does.
Every single action God takes is sure and steady. Every word He speaks is always good and true.
4. Psalm 36:5 Your love, Lord, reaches to the heavens, your faithfulness to the skies.
God’s faithfulness is immeasurable.
5. Psalm 40:11 Do not withhold your mercy from me, Lord; may your love and faithfulness always protect me.
God’s faithfulness is actively guarding the lives of His children. His love and faithfulness provide a shield of protection.
6. Psalm 89:2 I will declare that your love stands firm forever, that you have established your faithfulness in heaven itself.
7. Psalm 119:90 Your faithfulness continues through all generations; you established the earth, and it endures.
God’s Word, along with His faithfulness will never be shaken. It is fixed and firm and completely trustworthy.
8. Isaiah 25:1 Lord, you are my God; I will exalt you and praise your name, for in perfect faithfulness you have done wonderful things, things planned long ago.
I love the word “perfect” paired with faithful in this verse. God’s faithfulness is without fault or flaw–it is complete and pure.
9. Isaiah 33:6 He will be the sure foundation for your times, a rich store of salvation and wisdom and knowledge; the fear of the Lord is the key to this treasure.
“Sure foundation” is the interpretation of the Hebrew “Emuna” in this verse. What a beautiful word picture! God’s faithfulness is the bedrock on which we can build our lives.
10. Lamentations 3:23-24 Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.
This is perhaps the most famous verse about God’s faithfulness! The hymn “Great Is Thy Faithfulness” is based off these beautiful verses. God’s mercy and love are as faithful to us as the sun is to rise each morning.
11. Hosea 2:20 I will betroth you to me forever; I will betroth you in righteousness and justice, in love and compassion. I will betroth you in faithfulness, and you will acknowledge the Lord.
Hosea writes of God wooing unfaithful Israel back to His side in the wilderness. Then He will heal the land from the years of unfaithfulness by Israel and pledge a new covenant to her in righteousness, justice, love, compassion, and FAITHFULNESS.
No matter how many mistakes Israel made, no matter how many mistakes we make–God is faithful and He showed His faithfulness by sending Jesus to the cross to pay the penalty for all of our unfaithfulness. When we confess our sins and seek forgiveness, believing Jesus was teh son of God sent to rescue us from our own lostness, we become God’s children.
If you’ve never made that decision before it is as simple as saying, “Yes, Jesus I want to follow you. I don’t want to live for me any more–want to surrender my life to You, God.”
12. 1 Corinthians 1:9 God is faithful, who has called you into fellowship with his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.
God’s faithfulness calls us into relationship, into a family where. wecan experience love and growth together.
13. 1 Corinthians 10:13 No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.
God sometimes allows us to be tempted, but even in those situations He proves His faithfulness. God is near and providing for us, even when we are tempted.
14. Galatians 5:22-23 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.
One of the fruits or results of living life God’s way is His Spirit empowering us to not only receive God’s faithfulness, but extend it to others.
15. 1 Thessalonians 5:24 The one who calls you is faithful, and he will do it.
The context. of this passage is talking about growth in Christ-likeness called sanctification. God not only commands us to become more like Jesus, but He is sure and steady to help us in the process.
16. 2 Thessalonians 3:3 But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one.
God is faithful to protect us from spiritual attacks from the devil.
17. 2 Timothy 2:13 if we are faithless, he remains faithful, for he cannot disown himself.
This is part of a saying. or possibly even a common song in the early church. Tony Evans in his Bible Commentary says this about the verse,
“When our faith grows weak or even fails, God remains true to his promise to save us through Christ.”-Tony Evans, The Tony Evans Bible Commentary
18. Titus 1:9 He must hold firmly to the trustworthy message as it has been taught, so that he can encourage others by sound doctrine and refute those who oppose it.
God’s Word and especially good news of Jesus is completely trustworthy or faithful and must be held to firmly by Christ followers.
19. Hebrews 2:17 For this reason he had to be made like them, fully human in every way, in order that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in service to God, and that he might make atonement for the sins of the people.
Jesus is our abiding, steady, true and merciful intercessory. His full humanity and deity made it possible for Him stand in our place and be faithful to us even unto his death.
20. Hebrews 10:23 Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful
Our hope is worth clinging to because our God is so faithful.
21. Hebrews 11:11 And by faith even Sarah, who was past childbearing age, was enabled to bear children because she considered him faithful who had made the promise.
Sarah was able to believe God for the impossible not because of any great human faith or faithful action on her part, but simply because she was convinced that God, the promise-maker was faithful.
22. 1 Peter 4:19 So then, those who suffer according to God’s will should commit themselves to their faithful Creator and continue to do good.
When hardships and suffering come into our lives it is easy to question God’s faithfulness. Peter (who was eventually killed for his faith) tells us to stay committed to God. The Message version puts it this way:
“So if you find life difficult because you’re doing what God said, take it in stride. Trust him. He knows what he’s doing, and he’ll keep on doing it.”1 Peter 4:19, The Message
23. 1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
God’s faithfulness means he will always forgive my sins. There is nothing I can do that will ever separate me from his love and grace for me.
24. Revelation 1:5 And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood, and has made us to be a kingdom and priests to serve his God and Father—to him be glory and power for ever and ever! Amen.
Jesus is the faithful witness, there from the beginning of time, loving us to freedom from sin and elevating us to be a part of his forever kingdom and is deserving of all glory for his faithfulness.
Revelation 19:11 I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful and True. With justice he judges and wages war.
The name Jesus calls himself at the end of time is Faithful and True. It’s not just a moniker–it’s who God is to the core of his being. He has always been faithful, true, and trustworthy.
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God’s Faithfulness in the Bible through Stories
Individual verses are great at conveying how faithful God is, but you may also want to check out these stories to see how God was uniquely trustworthy in these real people’s lives.
Abraham and Sarah in Genesis 17 and 21
God promised Abraham and Sarah a son, but as month after month passed–Abraham and Sarah took matters into their own hands and still God upheld his promise to them. He would give them a biological son. It seemed impossible because now they were both so old. But God’s promise proved true and the son of promise, Isaac was born.
Job in the book of Job
Job is the story of one man’s tragic loss of riches, family, and health. Job is faithful to God–never disowning his faith, even as he questions his loss and hardship. In return God is faithful to Job–restoring his view of God, his relationships, and his blessings.
The Parable of the Lost Son in Luke 15
Like the Father in the story who waited on his lost, unfaithful son to return home, God is faithfully waiting for us when we turn from our wasteful living and come home. The son’s dishonor never changed the way the father felt about him–he was overcome with love and joy at his return and was faithful to restore him to his place of sonship.
I hope each of these verses and stories reminded you that God is faithful. Faithfulness is God’s sure steadiness, and despite the hardships of life, despite our sins and failures–He will always be true.
You can boldly choose to follow Jesus at any cost because God will never, ever let you down. His faithfulness is sure and spoken about over and over again in the Bible.
What is your favorite Bible verse about God’s faithfulness?