Hebrews 11:1-2; "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. For by it the elders obtained a good report."
Studying the above scripture, faith is said to be the substance we have for whatever we hope for, the evidence we have for things that we have not seen. Oxford dictionary defines a substance as "the most important or essential part of something", it is also "the quality of being dependable or stable". If you say, I have faith! There should be a substance within you to prove your claim.
Faith is not for talking but an evidence of what you believe. It is an evidence of things not seen, evidence are "signs or indications of something". There should be a visible evidence of your faith through your actions.
By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; because he pleased God. By faith Abraham, when God tested him, accepted to offer Isaac as a sacrifice. These are men of substance, their faith had evidence!
Take a hold of the substance, have an evidence within you that what God has promised, he will surely bring it to pass.
James 1:6 says; "But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. For let not that man think that he shall receive anything of the Lord."
Heavenly Father I thank you for your word. I have an evidence to claim my faith. I cancel every negative thought within me, I reject every fear that comes to try me. I pray for an increase in my faith and I declare victory over my life by faith in Jesus name! Amen!