Real Help: Faith and Hope

Without faith it's impossible to please God (Hebrews 11:6). And hope is the blueprint of faith, forming the groundwork that turns a Christian's prayers into reality (Hebrews 11:1). In this Real Help section, you'll find articles, prayers and confessions, all based on Scripture, to help you understand what faith is, how it works and your part in receiving what you are believing God for. You'll also learn about hope and how it builds up your faith, causing your belief to become rock solid!
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Foundational Teachings

  1. Compassion Has a Plan, by Kenneth Copeland
  2. Don't Give Up Hope, by Kenneth Copeland
  3. God's Goodness - The Foundation of Faith, by Gloria Copeland
  4. How do I cultivate the faith of God that is within me?
  5. Live in THE BLESSING, by Kenneth Copeland
  6. Living in the Reality of God's Blessing, by Kenneth Copeland
  7. Receive Your Inheritance!, by Gloria Copeland
  8. Seeing the Unseen, by Gloria Copeland
  9. The Garden of Eden in You, by Kenneth Copeland
  10. Understanding Faith - Part 1 – If God Can't Do Anything Without Faith…Neither Can We, by Gloria Copeland

    In order to live successful lives, we must learn to operate in our own faith. We do this by hearing, studying and believing God's Word. Discover how as you develop your faith, God's promises become real to you, and you'll begin to walk in the freedom God has given you.

  11. Understanding Faith - Part 2 – Framing Your World With Faith, by Gloria Copeland

    The key to shaping our everyday world is understanding and living by faith. We learn to act in faith by standing on and speaking God's promises. Discover how to live by faith and see God's provision and promises manifest in healing, protection, prosperity and more.

Scriptures

  1. 1 John 4:7-12
    [7]Beloved, let us love one another, for love is (springs) from God; and he who loves [his fellowmen] is begotten (born) of God and is coming [progressively] to know and understand God [to perceive and recognize and get a better and clearer knowledge of Him].[8]He who does not love has not become acquainted with God [does not and never did know Him], for God is love.[9]In this the love of God was made manifest (displayed) where we are concerned: in that God sent His Son, the only begotten or unique [Son], into the world so that we might live through Him.[10]In this is love: not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation (the atoning sacrifice) for our sins.[11]Beloved, if God loved us so [very much], we also ought to love one another.[12]No man has at any time [yet] seen God. But if we love one another, God abides (lives and remains) in us and His love (that love which is essentially His) is brought to completion (to its full maturity, runs its full course, is perfected) in us!
  2. 1 John 5:4
    For whatever is born of God is victorious over the world; and this is the victory that conquers the world, even our faith.
  3. 2 Corinthians 10:3-5
    [3]For though we walk (live) in the flesh, we are not carrying on our warfare according to the flesh and using mere human weapons.[4]For the weapons of our warfare are not physical [weapons of flesh and blood], but they are mighty before God for the overthrow and destruction of strongholds,[5][Inasmuch as we] refute arguments and theories and reasonings and every proud and lofty thing that sets itself up against the [true] knowledge of God; and we lead every thought and purpose away captive into the obedience of Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One),
  4. Deuteronomy 28:2-8
    [2]And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you if you heed the voice of the Lord your God.[3]Blessed shall you be in the city and blessed shall you be in the field.[4]Blessed shall be the fruit of your body and the fruit of your ground and the fruit of your beasts, the increase of your cattle and the young of your flock.[5]Blessed shall be your basket and your kneading trough.[6]Blessed shall you be when you come in and blessed shall you be when you go out.[7]The Lord shall cause your enemies who rise up against you to be defeated before your face; they shall come out against you one way and flee before you seven ways.[8]The Lord shall command the blessing upon you in your storehouse and in all that you undertake. And He will bless you in the land which the Lord your God gives you.
  5. Ephesians 3:20-21
    [20]Now to Him Who, by (in consequence of) the [action of His] power that is at work within us, is able to [carry out His purpose and] do superabundantly, far over and above all that we [dare] ask or think [infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, hopes, or dreams]--[21]To Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations forever and ever. Amen (so be it).
  6. Ephesians 4:29
    Let no foul or polluting language, nor evil word nor unwholesome or worthless talk [ever] come out of your mouth, but only such [speech] as is good and beneficial to the spiritual progress of others, as is fitting to the need and the occasion, that it may be a blessing and give grace (God's favor) to those who hear it.
  7. Ephesians 6:10-18
    [10]In conclusion, be strong in the Lord [be empowered through your union with Him]; draw your strength from Him [that strength which His boundless might provides].[11]Put on God's whole armor [the armor of a heavy-armed soldier which God supplies], that you may be able successfully to stand up against [all] the strategies and the deceits of the devil.[12]For we are not wrestling with flesh and blood [contending only with physical opponents], but against the despotisms, against the powers, against [the master spirits who are] the world rulers of this present darkness, against the spirit forces of wickedness in the heavenly (supernatural) sphere.[13]Therefore put on God's complete armor, that you may be able to resist and stand your ground on the evil day [of danger], and, having done all [the crisis demands], to stand [firmly in your place].[14]Stand therefore [hold your ground], having tightened the belt of truth around your loins and having put on the breastplate of integrity and of moral rectitude and right standing with God,[15]And having shod your feet in preparation [to face the enemy with the firm-footed stability, the promptness, and the readiness produced by the good news] of the Gospel of peace. [Isa. 52:7.][16]Lift up over all the [covering] shield of saving faith, upon which you can quench all the flaming missiles of the wicked [one].[17]And take the helmet of salvation and the sword that the Spirit wields, which is the Word of God.[18]Pray at all times (on every occasion, in every season) in the Spirit, with all [manner of] prayer and entreaty. To that end keep alert and watch with strong purpose and perseverance, interceding in behalf of all the saints (God's consecrated people).
  8. Galatians 3:13
    Christ purchased our freedom [redeeming us] from the curse (doom) of the Law [and its condemnation] by [Himself] becoming a curse for us, for it is written [in the Scriptures], Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree (is crucified); [Deut. 21:23.]
  9. Hebrews 10:23
    So let us seize and hold fast and retain without wavering the hope we cherish and confess and our acknowledgement of it, for He Who promised is reliable (sure) and faithful to His word.
  10. Hebrews 10:38
    But the just shall live by faith [My righteous servant shall live by his conviction respecting man's relationship to God and divine things, and holy fervor born of faith and conjoined with it]; and if he draws back and shrinks in fear, My soul has no delight or pleasure in him. [Hab. 2:3, 4.]
  11. Hebrews 11:1-3

    Hebrews 11

    [1]NOW FAITH is the assurance (the confirmation, the title deed) of the things [we] hope for, being the proof of things [we] do not see and the conviction of their reality [faith perceiving as real fact what is not revealed to the senses].[2]For by [faith--trust and holy fervor born of faith] the men of old had divine testimony borne to them and obtained a good report.[3]By faith we understand that the worlds [during the successive ages] were framed (fashioned, put in order, and equipped for their intended purpose) by the word of God, so that what we see was not made out of things which are visible.
  12. Hebrews 11:6
    But without faith it is impossible to please and be satisfactory to Him. For whoever would come near to God must [necessarily] believe that God exists and that He is the rewarder of those who earnestly and diligently seek Him [out].
  13. Hebrews 12:2
    Looking away [from all that will distract] to Jesus, Who is the Leader and the Source of our faith [giving the first incentive for our belief] and is also its Finisher [bringing it to maturity and perfection]. He, for the joy [of obtaining the prize] that was set before Him, endured the cross, despising and ignoring the shame, and is now seated at the right hand of the throne of God. [Ps. 110:1.]
  14. Hebrews 4:16
    Let us then fearlessly and confidently and boldly draw near to the throne of grace (the throne of God's unmerited favor to us sinners), that we may receive mercy [for our failures] and find grace to help in good time for every need [appropriate help and well-timed help, coming just when we need it].
  15. Isaiah 54:17
    But no weapon that is formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue that shall rise against you in judgment you shall show to be in the wrong. This [peace, righteousness, security, triumph over opposition] is the heritage of the servants of the Lord [those in whom the ideal Servant of the Lord is reproduced]; this is the righteousness or the vindication which they obtain from Me [this is that which I impart to them as their justification], says the Lord.
  16. Isaiah 55:8-13
    [8]For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways, says the Lord.[9]For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts than your thoughts.[10]For as the rain and snow come down from the heavens, and return not there again, but water the earth and make it bring forth and sprout, that it may give seed to the sower and bread to the eater, [II Cor. 9:10.][11]So shall My word be that goes forth out of My mouth: it shall not return to Me void [without producing any effect, useless], but it shall accomplish that which I please and purpose, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.[12]For you shall go out [from the spiritual exile caused by sin and evil into the homeland] with joy and be led forth [by your Leader, the Lord Himself, and His word] with peace; the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.[13]Instead of the thorn shall come up the cypress tree, and instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree; and it shall be to the Lord for a name of renown, for an everlasting sign [of jubilant exaltation] and memorial [to His praise], which shall not be cut off.
  17. James 1:5
    If any of you is deficient in wisdom, let him ask of the giving God [Who gives] to everyone liberally and ungrudgingly, without reproaching or faultfinding, and it will be given him.
  18. James 2:17
    So also faith, if it does not have works (deeds and actions of obedience to back it up), by itself is destitute of power (inoperative, dead).
  19. James 3:2-6
    [2]For we all often stumble and fall and offend in many things. And if anyone does not offend in speech [never says the wrong things], he is a fully developed character and a perfect man, able to control his whole body and to curb his entire nature.[3]If we set bits in the horses' mouths to make them obey us, we can turn their whole bodies about.[4]Likewise, look at the ships: though they are so great and are driven by rough winds, they are steered by a very small rudder wherever the impulse of the helmsman determines.[5]Even so the tongue is a little member, and it can boast of great things. See how much wood or how great a forest a tiny spark can set ablaze![6]And the tongue is a fire. [The tongue is a] world of wickedness set among our members, contaminating and depraving the whole body and setting on fire the wheel of birth (the cycle of man's nature), being itself ignited by hell (Gehenna).
  20. James 4:7
    So be subject to God. Resist the devil [stand firm against him], and he will flee from you.
  21. James 4:7
    So be subject to God. Resist the devil [stand firm against him], and he will flee from you.
  22. John 14:27
    Peace I leave with you; My [own] peace I now give and bequeath to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. [Stop allowing yourselves to be agitated and disturbed; and do not permit yourselves to be fearful and intimidated and cowardly and unsettled.]
  23. John 15:7
    If you live in Me [abide vitally united to Me] and My words remain in you and continue to live in your hearts, ask whatever you will, and it shall be done for you.
  24. Joshua 1:8
    This Book of the Law shall not depart out of your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, that you may observe and do according to all that is written in it. For then you shall make your way prosperous, and then you shall deal wisely and have good success.
  25. Luke 10:19
    Behold! I have given you authority and power to trample upon serpents and scorpions, and [physical and mental strength and ability] over all the power that the enemy [possesses]; and nothing shall in any way harm you.
  26. Mark 11:23-25
    [23]Truly I tell you, whoever says to this mountain, Be lifted up and thrown into the sea! and does not doubt at all in his heart but believes that what he says will take place, it will be done for him.[24]For this reason I am telling you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe (trust and be confident) that it is granted to you, and you will [get it].[25]And whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, forgive him and let it drop (leave it, let it go), in order that your Father Who is in heaven may also forgive you your [own] failings and shortcomings and let them drop.
  27. Mark 4:26-27
    [26]And He said, The kingdom of God is like a man who scatters seed upon the ground,[27]And then continues sleeping and rising night and day while the seed sprouts and grows and increases--he knows not how.
  28. Matthew 12:33-37
    [33]Either make the tree sound (healthy and good), and its fruit sound (healthy and good), or make the tree rotten (diseased and bad), and its fruit rotten (diseased and bad); for the tree is known and recognized and judged by its fruit.[34]You offspring of vipers! How can you speak good things when you are evil (wicked)? For out of the fullness (the overflow, the superabundance) of the heart the mouth speaks.[35]The good man from his inner good treasure flings forth good things, and the evil man out of his inner evil storehouse flings forth evil things.[36]But I tell you, on the day of judgment men will have to give account for every idle (inoperative, nonworking) word they speak.[37]For by your words you will be justified and acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned and sentenced.
  29. Matthew 6:10
    Your kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
  30. Matthew 6:25-34
    [25]Therefore I tell you, stop being perpetually uneasy (anxious and worried) about your life, what you shall eat or what you shall drink; or about your body, what you shall put on. Is not life greater [in quality] than food, and the body [far above and more excellent] than clothing?[26]Look at the birds of the air; they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father keeps feeding them. Are you not worth much more than they?[27]And who of you by worrying and being anxious can add one unit of measure (cubit) to his stature or to the span of his life? [Ps. 39:5-7.][28]And why should you be anxious about clothes? Consider the lilies of the field and learn thoroughly how they grow; they neither toil nor spin.[29]Yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his magnificence (excellence, dignity, and grace) was not arrayed like one of these. [I Kings 10:4-7.][30]But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and green and tomorrow is tossed into the furnace, will He not much more surely clothe you, O you of little faith?[31]Therefore do not worry and be anxious, saying, What are we going to have to eat? or, What are we going to have to drink? or, What are we going to have to wear?[32]For the Gentiles (heathen) wish for and crave and diligently seek all these things, and your heavenly Father knows well that you need them all.[33]But seek (aim at and strive after) first of all His kingdom and His righteousness (His way of doing and being right), and then all these things taken together will be given you besides.[34]So do not worry or be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will have worries and anxieties of its own. Sufficient for each day is its own trouble.
  31. Philippians 4:6-7
    [6]Do not fret or have any anxiety about anything, but in every circumstance and in everything, by prayer and petition (definite requests), with thanksgiving, continue to make your wants known to God.[7]And God's peace [shall be yours, that tranquil state of a soul assured of its salvation through Christ, and so fearing nothing from God and being content with its earthly lot of whatever sort that is, that peace] which transcends all understanding shall garrison and mount guard over your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
  32. Proverbs 13:2
    A good man eats good from the fruit of his mouth, but the desire of the treacherous is for violence.
  33. Proverbs 16:3
    Roll your works upon the Lord [commit and trust them wholly to Him; He will cause your thoughts to become agreeable to His will, and] so shall your plans be established and succeed.
  34. Proverbs 4:20-23
    [20]My son, attend to my words; consent and submit to my sayings.[21]Let them not depart from your sight; keep them in the center of your heart.[22]For they are life to those who find them, healing and health to all their flesh.[23]Keep and guard your heart with all vigilance and above all that you guard, for out of it flow the springs of life.
  35. Proverbs 4:24
    Put away from you false and dishonest speech, and willful and contrary talk put far from you.
  36. Proverbs 4:4-6
    [4]He taught me and said to me, Let your heart hold fast my words; keep my commandments and live. [I Chron. 28:9; Eph. 6:4.][5]Get skillful and godly Wisdom, get understanding (discernment, comprehension, and interpretation); do not forget and do not turn back from the words of my mouth.[6]Forsake not [Wisdom], and she will keep, defend, and protect you; love her, and she will guard you.
  37. Psalm 103:1-5

    Psalms 103

    [1]BLESS (AFFECTIONATELY, gratefully praise) the Lord, O my soul; and all that is [deepest] within me, bless His holy name![2]Bless (affectionately, gratefully praise) the Lord, O my soul, and forget not [one of] all His benefits--[3]Who forgives [every one of] all your iniquities, Who heals [each one of] all your diseases,[4]Who redeems your life from the pit and corruption, Who beautifies, dignifies, and crowns you with loving-kindness and tender mercy;[5]Who satisfies your mouth [your necessity and desire at your personal age and situation] with good so that your youth, renewed, is like the eagle's [strong, overcoming, soaring]! [Isa. 40:31.]
  38. Psalm 141:3
    Set a guard, O Lord, before my mouth; keep watch at the door of my lips.
  39. Psalm 23

    Psalms 23

    [1]THE LORD is my Shepherd [to feed, guide, and shield me], I shall not lack.[2]He makes me lie down in [fresh, tender] green pastures; He leads me beside the still and restful waters. [Rev. 7:17.][3]He refreshes and restores my life (my self); He leads me in the paths of righteousness [uprightness and right standing with Him--not for my earning it, but] for His name's sake.[4]Yes, though I walk through the [deep, sunless] valley of the shadow of death, I will fear or dread no evil, for You are with me; Your rod [to protect] and Your staff [to guide], they comfort me.[5]You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my [brimming] cup runs over.[6]Surely or only goodness, mercy, and unfailing love shall follow me all the days of my life, and through the length of my days the house of the Lord [and His presence] shall be my dwelling place.
  40. Psalm 55:16-17
    [16]As for me, I will call upon God, and the Lord will save me.[17]Evening and morning and at noon will I utter my complaint and moan and sigh, and He will hear my voice.
  41. Psalm 63:1-5

    Psalms 63

    [1]O GOD, You are my God, earnestly will I seek You; my inner self thirsts for You, my flesh longs and is faint for You, in a dry and weary land where no water is.[2]So I have looked upon You in the sanctuary to see Your power and Your glory.[3]Because Your loving-kindness is better than life, my lips shall praise You.[4]So will I bless You while I live; I will lift up my hands in Your name.[5]My whole being shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness; and my mouth shall praise You with joyful lips
  42. Psalm 89:34
    My covenant will I not break or profane, nor alter the thing that is gone out of My lips.
  43. Psalm 91:1-11

    Psalms 91

    [1]HE WHO dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall remain stable and fixed under the shadow of the Almighty [Whose power no foe can withstand].[2]I will say of the Lord, He is my Refuge and my Fortress, my God; on Him I lean and rely, and in Him I [confidently] trust![3]For [then] He will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence.[4][Then] He will cover you with His pinions, and under His wings shall you trust and find refuge; His truth and His faithfulness are a shield and a buckler.[5]You shall not be afraid of the terror of the night, nor of the arrow (the evil plots and slanders of the wicked) that flies by day,[6]Nor of the pestilence that stalks in darkness, nor of the destruction and sudden death that surprise and lay waste at noonday.[7]A thousand may fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand, but it shall not come near you.[8]Only a spectator shall you be [yourself inaccessible in the secret place of the Most High] as you witness the reward of the wicked.[9]Because you have made the Lord your refuge, and the Most High your dwelling place, [Ps. 91:1, 14.][10]There shall no evil befall you, nor any plague or calamity come near your tent.[11]For He will give His angels [especial] charge over you to accompany and defend and preserve you in all your ways [of obedience and service].
  44. Romans 10:17
    So faith comes by hearing [what is told], and what is heard comes by the preaching [of the message that came from the lips] of Christ (the Messiah Himself).
  45. Romans 8:31
    What then shall we say to [all] this? If God is for us, who [can be] against us? [Who can be our foe, if God is on our side?] [Ps. 118:6.]

Developing Faith and Hope in God

  1. Delight in the Good Life, by Kenneth Copeland
  2. Dream BIG...Talk BIG...And Turn Your Faith Loose, by Kenneth Copeland
  3. Dream On, by Kenneth Copeland
  4. Faith Talks, by Gloria Copeland

    It's time we start thinking about our words. They're very powerful! They can either change this natural world for good or they can be a destructive force of fear, doubt and unbelief. Find out how to fill up on God's Word and start saying things that truly make a difference.

  5. It's Time to Raise Our Sights, by Gloria Copeland
  6. Jump Into the Field of Faith, by Kenneth Copeland

    Faith has no limits. It can accomplish anything and overcome every obstacle we face in this natural world. All we have to do is walk in it by speaking and believing God's Word. Discover how to plant scripture in your heart and release your faith...and get ready to reap an abundant crop of God's blessings.

  7. Keep the Door of Faith Open, by Gloria Copeland
  8. Taking Back the Garden of God, by Kenneth Copeland
  9. The Measure of Faith, by Kenneth Copeland

    God has given believers a measure of faith that is powerful enough to sustain us throughout our lives. Our faith has the power to move mountains and make all things possible to us - all we have to do is use it. When we exercise our faith, we'll start getting those desired results.

  10. Why God Hates Sin, by Kenneth Copeland
  11. You Can Have Fearless Faith, by Gloria Copeland
  12. Your Destiny Is Waiting, by Kenneth Copeland