In Hebrews 11, the words "by faith" are used over twenty times to describe people who believed the promises of God. Their faith was evidenced by their obedience regardless of the result. "These all died in faith, not having received the things promised, but having seen them afar, and having acknowledged that they were strangers and exiles on the earth" (Heb. 11:13). Living a life of faith means trials, but we are to look to Jesus and trust in the unfailing hand of God.