What Does Faith Look Like?

Faith is defined differently by different people. The Apostle Paul defined it as “the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen” (Heb. 11:1).

The evidence of things not seen. So then, we can see faith. We can see faith at work when it hopefully, trustingly, and expectantly clutches at a God who is not seen.

Can you do that? Hope, trust, and expect from Someone you cannot even see or touch? Can you keep still and know that He is God and He is going to do something for your situation, or would you run to things, clutch at things – a practical decision, a practical way – to try to help your situation? What about in desperate situations? Or between life and death? Would you entrust your next breath to the One who gave it? Would you hope for the next heartbeat from the One who fashioned your heart inside of you?

I would! If you believe without a doubt that there is a God – omnipresent, omniscient, omnipotent – then, there is an anchor to your faith and trust, an anchor steady and strong and true! The God who drew you to Him and saved and changed your life.

I lay in bed, still and struggling. I called for the carpenters who were doing the renovations in our house and who also happened to be JMCIM brethren, and requested them to praise so I could get out of my desperate situation and recover, for my husband was not yet home. Dusty with paint-stained hands and pants, they began to sing and clap and weep, worshiping and entreating God.

My husband arrived and he was surprised at the sight. He knew then it was that serious. They sang for more than half an hour, then prayed and cast out the demons of illness. And I began to recover.

Faith looks like this: eyes toward the Savior, Deliverer, Healer.

I would like to invite you to read this story I wrote about my daughter Hannah, the miracle the Lord Jesus did to her. I wrote it at my Minister of Mercy blog, a treasure trove of God’s wonders, miracles, and mighty deeds. I hope you will not miss it for the world! Please click here.

I might be linking up with these lovely blogs.

Journey with Jesus,


  1. jdukeslee says:

    You always encourage so beautifully, Rina. God bless you as you live a life of faith and trust in God.

  2. Jerralea says:

    Thanks for sharing your story of living by faith. He is totally trustworthy!

  3. Even though we can not see Him God is always faithful and we can trust in Him. :-) Thanks for sharing.

  4. I love the “evidence” of them singing over you for healing. That is faith made visible!

  5. Barbie says:

    So beautiful your story of faith in a God that we cannot see. Stories like yours increase my faith even more. Thank you for sharing!

  6. Thank you so much for sharing your heart! This is absolutely beautiful! :) I think of the woman who touched the hem of Jesus’ robe and her faith healed her…. Faith heals when you put your faith in our Almighty Father! :)
    Thanks again! :)

    • RinaPeru says:

      Yes, Kelsey, I had clung to that story of the woman touching the Lord’s garment and she was healed. I believed in it and imagined many times the same miracle happening to me.

  7. laura says:

    how lovely to have such faith-brothers to encourage you this way. so very sweet.

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