“The just shall live by faith” (Habakkuk 2:4; quoted in Romans 1:17; Galatians 3:11; Hebrews 10:38).
“We walk by faith, not by sight” (2 Corinthians 5:7).
We are all about faith.
Every human on the planet lives by faith. There is no one, no matter how scientifically driven or how agnostically-convicted, who does not live by faith in those around him–the druggist, the chef, the doctor, the other motorists.
Almost everything Christians do, we do by faith. This means the presence of two huge elements: A strong confidence in Jesus Christ (the very essence of faith) and the absence of something (which is what makes this faith, not sight).
We believe…yet we still have unanswered questions or doubts arise or fears persist. We believe…but we don’t have enough resources to go forward, or the vote was negative, or our advisors counsel against it.