faith: confidence or trust in a person or thing, or a deity or in the doctrines or teachings of a religion. It may also be belief that is not based on proof.
It is a just a word right? Letters put together to form some sort of meaning? Often used during hardships, when no one, not friends or family, no medical practice or scientific studies, no midnight Google searches nor shared experiences can provide an answer to. When there is no one left to ask, where do we turn? For years I've been told to "have faith, things will work out, don't give up, you will get through this." And though it gets old to hear, I have told myself this everyday, because there is just no other choice. But until recently, I'm not sure I really and deeply thought about this word, these letters, the meaning of faith. Today I have formed my own simple definition: to believe.