Faith is a deep-seated assurance in the soul that comes from trusting in God; trusting in god’s Words, Power and Love. Hence,Faith means resting totally upon God. Also faith lays down its expectation of mercy upon us.
“Jesus answered and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, If ye have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree, but also if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; it shall be done.”
It is the act of depending on Him, relying on Him, and entrusting yourself fully to God alone. In order to make this full reliance or trust in God, we have to abandon every other ground of hope and confidence.
It is not just an assuring feeling, a positive outlook or mental agreement to some truths.
Furthermore, Jesus does not mean that we should now go around demonstrating the supernatural power of faith by actually moving huge mountains into the sea, and other sensational acts of power.
Our spiritual lives where we truly do possess supreme confidence of faith; can only be achieved with a mature knowledge of God’s will. Therefore the closer we get to Him, through faith, our faith strengthens and more effective our prayers become.
We need to learn to trust God that He will resolve everything according to His will, remembering and believing that that will is for our good in every way.
The faith of Noah that benefited his family by inspiring them to build the ark. It was the faith of Moses that helped whole nation of Israel, leading them across the Red Sea. The faith of Joshua that helped him through the wilderness and into Canaan .
We should look among ourselves to see what gifts we can use for God’s glory and for benefit of the whole church.