I Believe

I’m participating in another online Bible study with Proverbs 31 Ministries. This study is based on the book, A Confident Heart: How to Stop Doubting Yourself & Live in the Security of God’s Promises by  Renee Swope. Here’s one of the questions I’m tackling this week:

“In order for change to take place, we have to first believe it is possible. Refute your own thoughts of doubt with declarations of faith”

Here are my declarations of faith:

  1. I believe God was watching and actively participating in my creation when I was formed in my mother’s womb. (Psalm 139: 14-16)
  2. I believe God has a specific purpose for my life. (Ephesians 2:10)
  3. I believe God is always with me. (Psalm 139:2-12; Matt. 28:20)
  4. I believe God leads and directs in my daily life through His Holy Spirit, His Word, other believers, and circumstances He allows. (Luke 12:11, 12; 2 Tim. 2:15)
  5. I believe God strengthens me and helps me as I rely on Him. (Isaiah 40:31; Isaiah 41:10)
  6. I believe God understands my weaknesses and works through them. (2 Cor. 12:9-10)
  7. I believe God wants me to be holy. (I Peter 1:16)
  8. I believe God forgives my sin when I confess and forsake it. (I John 1:9)

Life can be difficult. That’s why I need to continually turn away from everything else and focus on God and His word. Then I’m able and equipped to step out in faith with Him.

What about you? What promises do you cling to? How are you stepping out in faith?



  1. Marilyn on October 17, 2013 at 6:42 am

    Thanks for sharing your post Ruth. I love how you listed your “Declaration of Faith”. May God bless you as you continue to walk in faith trusting Him to lead you through all the doubts in life and give you hope and peace that the world can’t give to you. Blessing my friend as you continue in this OBS .
    Marilyn ( OBS Group Leader)

    • Ruth L. Snyder on October 17, 2013 at 7:43 am

      Marilyn, Thanks for your continued leadership and encouragement. I appreciate the time and energy you put into your god-given role.

  2. bloggerlovestheking on October 17, 2013 at 8:05 am

    Ruth enjoyed reading your blog. I believe too. I love your Declaration of Faith. God bless you as we continue thru this study together. Debbie W. (OBS Facebook Group Leader)

    • Ruth L. Snyder on October 17, 2013 at 8:07 am

      Thanks for stopping by and for encouraging me with your comment. May God meet you in a new way as you participate in this study.

  3. Jane Macdonald on October 17, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    ooh I love that one too about God wanting us to be holy as He is holy. I have found that is a recurring theme throughout the Bible, finding it in Deuteronomy and then in Isaiah about walking on the Highway of Holiness!! Thanks for encouraging me today!! 😉

    • Ruth L. Snyder on October 17, 2013 at 1:26 pm

      You’re welcome, Jane. Thanks for stopping by 🙂

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