Let us look only to Jesus, the One who began our faith and who makes it perfect – Hebrews 11:2 NCV.
Faith has a looking, a looking only to Jesus, who is the Originator of it and the One who makes it glorious. This looking of faith is the earnest expectation of faith. It looks to Jesus, that is, it depends only on Him. After all, He’s the Originator and Giver of faith. Faith is His, a grace gift He gives to us. The earnest expectation of faith to Jesus cannot fail. Everything we believe Jesus for according to His word will be given. Such is the essence of Mark 11:23 and 24, which is to say that whatever you believe God for as the Scripture has said shall be granted. This is a promise which is according to the faith of Jesus. If we believe in God by the faith of His Son He hears us, answers our prayers and does whatever we ask – consistent with His word. Marvelous is our God who has given to us faith to receive His glory.