‘…above all taking the shield of faith…’ (Ephesians 6:16)
According to the author of Hebrews, ‘…faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen…’ (Hebrews 11:1) and essentially this kind of faith can be described in two words – confidence and certainty. The starting point for such faith is God’s character and the end point is believing in God’s promises – effectively, God is who He says He is and He will do what He says. Such faith comes also from remembering how God has been with us in the past and the more we remember and put our faith into practise, the greater that faith will become. If we can hold on to this in the face of all adversity then we will have the shield of faith that Paul speaks of here.