Faith is often misunderstood as being simply believing for something. But faith is much more potent than that. It is defined in the Word as “the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” (Hebrews 11:1, NKJV) In other words, it is the unshakable, spiritual foundation upon which Christians build their hopes. It is the well from which springs the waters of answered prayers.
Hannah, in the book of 1 Samuel, had faith that she would have a son. She so believed it that she promised that her son would be given to the service of God. Mary had faith that God was going to fulfill His promise and bring forth the Messiah through her, even though she was an unwed virgin. There are many other examples of women in the Bible who held fast in their faith, regardless of the visible circumstances and obstacles.
Faith takes patience. Things hoped for do not always come immediately. Faith also takes trust, in a God who knows her every desire before she even speaks it. But most importantly, it takes knowledge of the promises in God's Word. The faith of a Christian woman is powerful. Even in her darkest hour, she can stand, knowing that God will fulfill His promises in her life. God promises strength for the faint of heart, mercy for the weak, forgiveness for the repentant, protection for the vulnerable. Because God is faithful, every Christian woman can rest knowing that she has put her faith in Someone who will never disappoint her.
Faith is what drives the heart that won't quit, even when the circumstances look bleak. Something inside of a woman of faith says that she's not going anywhere until God comes through. She will not be moved. No matter how she feels, no matter how things look on the outside. No matter what anyone says, no matter how long she has to wait. Faith is what plants her feet firmly on the promises of God.