Home Pastors Articles for Pastors The Most Misinterpreted Verse About Faith in the Bible

The Most Misinterpreted Verse About Faith in the Bible

You see, God never makes a mistake, nor does he ever get a wrong address. He’ll do whatever he wants to us and through us to get glory, and to redeem us.

Sometimes redemption will come through tremendous victory. Other times redemption will come through tremendous hardship. Or, a combination of the two.

Whatever season you’re in, or whatever unwanted trajectory your life has taken, know this: There’s no safer place than to be in God’s best plan for your life.

What you’re experiencing is God’s Plan A, even though at times you may want to grade it an F. There is no Plan B.

I love the end of Hebrews 11 because it reminds us that faith in God doesn’t always mean comfort and victory, in worldly terms—as we might have thought that verse about faith meant. But it always means you will be given the grace you need to endure.

Best of all, ten thousand years into eternity, the victories and hardship of this life won’t compare to the glory that we’re experiencing, as fully redeemed children of the King!

God bless,

Paul Tripp


  1. What are some pleasures and comforts that you enjoy? How can you give God glory for these?
  2. What is your current definition of “the good life”—and are you at risk of turning any of these God-created pleasures into idols?
  3. How has the Lord used something that you initially deemed bad for your redemptive good?
  4. Who can you encourage this week with this truth? “There’s no safer place than to be in God’s best plan for your life.”

This resource on misinterpreting the Bible is from Paul Tripp Ministries. For additional resources, visit www.paultripp.com. Used with permission.

Previous articleLead Like Jesus
Next articleLive a Life Worth Preaching
Paul David Tripp is a pastor, author, and international conference speaker. He is the president of Paul Tripp Ministries and works to connect the transforming power of Jesus Christ to everyday life. This vision has led Paul to write many books on Christian living and travel around the world speaking and teaching. Paul's driving passion is to help people understand how the gospel of Jesus Christ speaks with practical hope into all the things people face in this broken world. Paul and his wife Luella reside Philadelphia. They are the parents of four grown children.