Faith makes us sure of what we hope for and gives us proof of what we cannot see (From The Contemporary English Version).
As I read the opening sentence of Hebrews 11 I am caught in God’s definition of faith. The bible tells us that faith is real and gives us proof. Merriam Webster says that faith is, “Belief that does not rest on logical proof or material evidence.” For a person that trusts God and has accepted Jesus as their savior faith is real and it is proof that God is here for us now, leading us as we let him, and will resurrect us to spend eternity with Him. The facts that we have are in the bible, because we have faith that it is the inspired word of God. We also have the facts of our lives. AS we trust him more and more it becomes more clear that he is real and can be trusted more.
Faith does not mean we do not have questions. Questions are not new to God, and he is big enough to take on your questions as well. Your faith will be strengthened when you rightly deal with your questions both biblically and prayerfully. Faith does not mean we will not have struggles. Struggles like questions will strengthen us when dealt with properly. Faith many times is a roller coaster ride. As we grow it flows more up hill, remember, even the greatest people in the bible struggled with their faith at times and the rest of Hebrews 11 is dedicated to their faith. The writer goes on to say that Jesus is the strengthener of our faith and he suffered for us to be able to have faith in him and be saved. Jesus strengthens our faith as we use the faith he has given us to trust him more to strengthen our faith (Romans 12:2).