In a book by Madeleine L’Engle, Walking on Water: Reflections on Faith and Art, she talks a lot about of faith.
Faith is a gift from God, as Ephesians 2:8 – “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God”
L’Engle says, “Faith is that which lies on the other side of reason.” This is true, but what many people don’t understand is this faith needs to be a faith in Christ. I hear people all the time saying, “You ‘ve just got to have faith,” but so many of these people have no clue what or who that faith is in. Just having faith gets you nowhere.
One more verse to think on: “Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ” – Romans 5:1