What is the size of your faith? In the face of long-enduring hardship and trial, does your faith stand fast or does it crumble? Does the quality of your faith rely on what you can see, feel, or have knowledge of? If your faith depends on anything but the unseen promises and hopes of the Lord, it is not faith at all, but it is doubt.
Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. For by it the people of old received their commendation. By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible.
And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who seek Him. Hebrews 11:1-3,6
How did Jesus describe faith and what illustration did He use? He used the smallest of garden seeds, the mustard seed. This seed is so very tiny yet grows up to be like a tree, the largest of garden plants.
And the Lord said, “If you had faith like a grain of mustard seed, you could say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you. Luke 17:6
He is saying, if you have any faith at all, it is powerful and can move mountains. But if you live in disbelief, doubt, and worry, when you come up against trial and fall, you have no faith in Him at all.
If you are not firm in faith, you will not be firm at all. Isaiah 7:9
He said to them, “Because of your little faith. For truly, I say to you, if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you.” Matthew 17:20
Faith is trusting in God no matter the circumstances, no matter what you may see in the near future or the lack thereof. Full and complete trust in the unseen promises of God. Confident assurance that He will do as He has said He would do.
His Word is true and can not be broken. That the Lord God Almighty is in full control of everything, the good, bad, and the ugly.
He(Jesus) is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of His nature, and He upholds the universe by the word of His power. After making purification for sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high, Hebrews 1:3
The fact that it says, “He sat down” shows His complete sovereignty, authority, and control. Absolutely nothing is outside of His sight, dominion, and power, not even Satan and his demons. Even they need permission to accomplish their deeds.
See the book of Job. He allows it to bring forth His ultimate plan of salvation to the righteous and condemnation to the wicked.
But someone will say, “You have faith and I have works.” Show me your faith apart from your works, and I will show you my faith by my works. You believe that God is one; you do well. Even the demons believe—and shudder! James 2:18-19
You can have this faith, you can have complete trust in this awesome and powerful God. You must pray to the Lord for it and believe that He will give it.
Be firm in your faith, again, ask God and He will give it to you. Stand firm with the armor He has given you and hold fast in trust and faith. Then even with the smallest of faith you will not be shaken but will be steadfast and unmovable.
For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God you may receive what is promised. For,
“Yet a little while, and the coming one will come and will not delay; but my righteous one shall live by faith, and if he shrinks back, my soul has no pleasure in him.”
But we are not of those who shrink back and are destroyed, but of those who have faith and preserve their souls. Hebrews 10:36-39