Kutless is a Christian rock band formed in 2000. This song was the lead single from their sixth studio album, It Is Well and was Kutless' first #1 on the Christian Songs airplay list.
The song encourages the listener that God's power is real and engages the listener to worship with them. Kutless' lead singer, Jon Micah Sumrall, told New Release Tuesday about the track "That song seems to be an example of touching people and us as a band in the 'right place at the right time.' The song is all about putting all of our hope and trust in God, and the song is encouraging to us as a band. We've had some crazy things happen to us this past year, and the song reminds me of that picture of the two sets of footprints in the sand and when there is only one set of footprints, that's when Jesus is carrying us. 'What Can Faith Do' has become an inspirational banner song for anyone who has been struggling with major battles or life issues. It's been a huge success, and we felt very blessed when we heard stories about how the message has impacted people's lives."
He added: "'What Faith Can Do' reminds believers that God is always here. Never forget that. In times of great happiness or great struggle, He remains faithful. Remain faithful to Him. Turn to Him and believe that nothing is impossible with God. That's what faith can do. The takeaway message is to know that God cares for you personally and that He wants a personal relationship with each and every one of us. For believers, the song is a reminder about making a faithful commitment to live with the kind of faith that God calls each of us to have."
The song got significant airplay on a variety of radio formats and spent 8 weeks at the top on the National Christian Audience Chart.