Faith means many things, to many people.
We can have full faith and confidence in United States currency!
We can have faith in the United States military to protect and serve!
We can have faith in our fellow man to do the right thing!
We can have faith our governments are really looking out for the people!
We can have faith our children will grow up have a better life than we do!
Can we really say with the confidence that all these things will be so? The word confidence is derived from two Latin words. Con means "with" and fidence is from the Latin "fide" or faith. Therefore "confidence" means operating with faith!
All of the things listed above are good to believe in, but he who puts his trust and faith in mortal man and institutions will be disappointed!
When we who are called by His name think of faith, we think of the Lord Jesus Christ! Hebrews 11: 1-2 (AMP) says " NOW FAITH is the assurance (the confirmation, the title deed) of the things [we] hope for, being the proof of things [we] do not see and the conviction of their reality [faith perceiving as real fact what is not revealed to the senses]. For by [faith--trust and holy fervor born of faith] the men of old had divine testimony borne to them and obtained a good report".
Faith is ....not Hope.
Faith is a belief system which leads to Hope!
Faith is taking God at His Word. You either believe He is God or not.
Faith is trusting the God of the Word (the Bible).
Faith is telling others about the greatness of our God.
Faith is transferring your membership from hell, to the Kingdom of Heaven.
Faith is transforming us from being bogged down by the cares of this world, into relying on the power and majesty of God.
Faith is finally, knowing He is always there to catch us when we stumble or fall!