Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. Hebrews 11:1
Throughout The Bible God talks a lot about having faith, but what does that truly mean? Jesus said if you had faith the size of a mustard seed we can move mountains (Matthew 17:20) So is this literal or symbolic? Throughout The Bible and through our own lives we have seen how our faith has moved mountains.
For example when Moses came to the Red Sea, did it just part because he believed in God or did he display his faith first? He displayed his faith first by raising his staff to God, this activated Gods miracle. You see we can tell people we have faith, but if we never display that faith, is it true?
Its like that old saying “If a tree falls in a forest and nobody hears it does it make a sound”, if you never display your faith in God, how does anyone know or even yourself know you truly have faith. Faith is when we are tested and thrown into the fire (so to speak)
Just as the Hebrew men were thrown into the fiery furnace because they refused to bow down to a false god, they displayed their faith and God delivered them. Did these men know for sure what would happen? No but its faith that is the confidence in what we hope for!
When we truly have faith, we have the confidence in Gods will, we put it in his hands and say “Let your will be done in Jesus Name Amen