What is the definition of Faith? Hebrews 11:1 says, “Now Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”
In other words, faith is something you cannot physically touch. You can’t grab faith, roll it into a ball and hold it in your hands. Its substance is not physical, it’s substance is hope. As a result, through hope, faith can encompass many things. Sometimes, faith is trust. When you go through deep waters in your life, faith is the trust that God will accompany you (Ish. 43:2). Sometimes, faith is commitment. It is committing your life to God, having trust within that commitment, and following Him through that commitment (Psm. 37:5). And, sometimes, faith is refuge. It is under His wings that we can seek asylum from the pain we experience in our life (Psm. 91:4). However, to all Christians, Faith is the foundation of our hope as Christians and evidence, or confirmation, of the things that are yet to come. It is through faith that we believe in God (Rom. 10:17). It is through the avenue of faith we believe that Jesus is His son (John 14:1) and it is through the avenue of faith we are baptized into the Body of Christ (Col. 2:12). Then, by doing so, we receive the hope of eternal life. A hope which we must maintain through an active faith unto death (Rev. 2:10). As Christians, let us strive to build a strong foundation in our faith that can withstand the strongest of life’s storms, through hope.