One last little note about faith in the form of two quotes below, that reveal faith is more than wish, or random belief. Faith is substantial and grows in our life. It not only shapes us but it becomes evident to those around us as it is worked out. It is the assurance of what we hope for and the certainty of what we do not see. (Heb. 11:1)
“Faith involves an alignment of the heart or will, a commitment of loyalty and trust. . . . “to set one’s heart on.”” – James W. Fowler
"Faith is a kind of knowledge, a knowledge of something that is intangible or invisible." – Dallas Willard
And so we begin again.
Peace and courage to you.