That means to believe based on what you believe to be true before you actually have proof that it is true. I believe, or have faith, that my boyfriend is doing the right thing even when I am not around. I believe that so I give him the benefit of the doubt. He has proven himself to be a very honest and forthright individual, for example. But even before I knew all that, I had faith that he was a good person.
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World English Dictionary faith -n 1. strong or unshakeable belief in something, esp without proof or evidence 2. a specific system of religious beliefs: the Jewish faith 3. Christianity trust in God and in his actions and promises 4. a conviction of the truth of certain doctrines of religion, esp when this is not based on reason 5. complete confidence or trust in a person, remedy, etc 6. any set of firmly held principles or beliefs 7. allegiance or loyalty, as to a person or cause (esp in the phrases keep faith , break faith )
Faith is a state of mind where we trust or believe something that is not necessarily possible to be certain about. For instance, people have faith that the sun will rise every morning, or that they will receive a paycheck at the end of the month. A small child that trusts her parents will not be afraid to go down the big scary slide at the park if she knows her mom or dad will be there to catch her the bottom: she has faith that her parents will actually catch her, rather than just letting her fall to the ground.
Faith is similar to hope, but it is more concrete: we can hope to win the lottery, but its a bit extreme to have faith that we will win. They do work hand in hand, as our hopes can lead to faith, and our faith can lead to new hopes... such as hoping that a cake will turn out the first time you bake one; if it does, you will will be more sure and have faith in your baking skills the next time, or if we have faith our teenage children are behaving responsibly at a party; if they do, our faith in them is strengthened, but we will also hope that their resolve will remain strong in the future.
Having faith in God is really no different from these scenarios above, except that perhaps God is even more unprovable than the sun rising or a cake baking. There are many things in the world that suggest that God is not real or that he doesn't care, but that is where faith must take over for the lack of proof or the conflict of proof. Having faith in God means that we trust that he is there and that he has a greater scheme in mind than what we can actually see or understand, in spite of evidence to the contrary. it is a hard concept to explain... but i hope that this has helped you!
Faith is believing in something you can't see Or, if you have faith in God, you can see the work of His Hand but there isn't any scientific evidence for Him. But I have faith in Him. Some may say my faith is blind but it's not. I believe that if you trust evolution, your faith is blind (Bonjour haters)