There has been many definitions and explanations as to what faith is or what true faith is. Some over explain or complicate it in my opinion, but it is simply letting go of yourself and placing complete trust in God and His promises.
We read of several instances in the Bible where God made this letting go aspect known. The march around Jericho is one of my favorites as well as 2 Chronicles 20. In these instances God made it known to the Israelites what His plan was and what they were to do, which was nothing. They were forced at that point to either trust God or face their ultimate end.
The analogy of above instances would be if God told you to go unarmed in the face of an angry violent mob of people armed and threatening to take your life, and just trust in what God would do to them. And if you didn’t? You’d be left on your own without God. Another example would be David facing the fully armed and dangerous behemoth Goliath, armed with a silly slingshot. And what David said next is truly inspiring of faith!
45 “Then David said to the Philistine, “You come to me with a sword, with a spear, and with a javelin. But I come to you in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. “
The total trust, the belief, comprised David’s declaration of faith, leaving him NO DOUBT as to what would happen. The Almighty God was with him, and there was nothing Goliath could possibly come up with to turn the tide.
Do you have this type of faith? Sooner or later, that faith will be tested.
Now when I say “tested” does NOT MEAN you are the one doing the testing! God said “do not put Him to the test”, which means you are not to test His power. An example would be those who do not seek medical attention because they are awaiting a miracle from God, that would be putting Him to the test because after all He provided you providence already to seek medical attention. So don’t confuse faith with delusions!
Rather God does the testing of your faith in Him by a circumstance that you cannot solve by ordinary providential means. You may have tried everything you could, so now it is time to only trust in God alone in this. Surely God could work any miracle, but it would always be according to His will and purpose alone, not to your request on it. And the TEST of your faith comes when you realize that whatever the outcome might be, you KNOW without a doubt that this was God’s plan all along and are at peace with it.