Understanding How Faith Works

how faith works

“I assure you that whoever tells this hill to get up and throw itself in the sea and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will happen, it will be done for him. For this reason, I tell you: when you pray and ask for something, believe that you have received it, and you will be given whatever you ask for.” (Mark 11:23-24, Good News Bible)

Faith is the Christian weapon or tool that makes the impossible possible. It changes situations and restores the joy and happiness of God’s children. Faith and belief are one in the kingdom of God. They are inseparable. They are all we need in order to walk in higher spiritual dimensions with Jesus Christ.

With faith in God, nothing is impossible, just as Jesus Christ mentioned in the Holy Scriptures. Jesus Christ conquered fear, doubt, death, and all satanic principalities on the cross. Through the message of the cross, we are given victory in Christ. And for sure, victory in Christ is victory indeed. God has given men and women tremendous power through the name of Jesus Christ. This power lays in the words that come out of our mouths. All we need in order to release this power is faith or belief in our hearts.

However, it is not only about faith but a strong and mature faith that works. A man or woman of strong faith can displace mountains and dry oceans with the words from his/her mouth. Perhaps you were not aware, but words when spoken in the name of Jesus Christ have power to change every situation for the best. You can verify this saying by reading from Genesis 1. It was with words that God created Heaven and Earth together with all we have today. We can also read this from John 1 which says that in the beginning, God spoke everything into existence through Jesus Christ.

Hence, all we need today is faith in order to speak things into existence through the Holy Name of Jesus Christ. Having said this, many people are asking themselves what is faith? Others desire to understand how faith works. We’ll start by saying that there is nothing magical about faith. As Christians, the Bible stands as our main guide and standard for life. Thus, it is through the Biblical light that we’ll handle the aspect of faith. Faith is simply the act of having complete confidence in God’s yet-unfulfilled promises. In other words, it is the certainty that God is who he says he is and he will certainly do all what he says he will do.

With faith, you can open all closed doors in your life. You can as well get things moving despite the attacks from the enemy. However, many of us hardly make it because we lack the necessary faith. We are unable to believe enough. But if we struggle to grow our faith to as big as a small mustard seed, we’ll receive whatever we ask from God. The main way to grow your faith is to obey and act on God’s word. That’s why you should start by studying God’s word and mastering it. Learn about the promises he has entitled for you. The scriptures say that God’s people perish because they lack knowledge. You can’t claim from God what you are ignorant of. Get to know who God says you are and stand on his words that never fail.

Worth noting is that men of faith do not walk by physical sight. Such men make use of their spiritual sight. You can be sure that your physical eyes will give you many reasons not to believe in God. Satan is out to use your physical situation to create doubt and fear within you. But remember that Christ has already worn the victory for us. That’s why you should refuse to live by physical sight and instead live on what God says you are.

The gap that separates you from your miracle can only be closed through faith. This applies for all sectors of life. Do not let your heart be troubled; God knows your needs. Just believe in him and he will make a way where there seems to be none. The world is full of people with great testimonies about the goodness of God in their lives. And for sure, you won’t be an exception. God will certainly give you so many reasons to honor and glorify his holy name on Earth as it is done in Heaven.

God is aware of your poverty, sickness, and sadness. You can be sure that he will not leave without blessing you. All that you need to do is to remain in his light while trusting his words. Do this while trusting God and you’ll live to testify His goodness in your life.


  1. Amen! I believe what you have said. And I am encouraged by your article. I have absolute trust and confidence in God to see me through the difficult situation I am in. Because it’s only God that can help me…

  2. Hi I’m 45 years old man, I’m a born again Christian, what I need to know can faith work in my life to win the lottery because I’ve this strong feeling that one day I’ll win the lottery and begin to live a good life me and my family, is that kind of faith normal to God, because I look at my age and ask myself can I still make it at this age,


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