Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1
Think of it this way. When you want to eat a fresh baked cookie, you go to the store and buy the cookie mix. Faith is the cookie dough, it is the substance of the cookie your hoping for. The cookie dough is NOT the cookie but it is evidence that you will have a cookie once its cooked. What do you do while you wait? Rejoice the cookie is on the way…lets get some milk.
The Word of God is our cookie dough or our substance of what we believe God for. We need to rejoice because the promises will manifest in our lives. We have to believe and know we have it on the inside before it will ever manifest on the outside. Praise God!