complete trust or confidence in someone or something.
"this restores one's faith in politicians"
synonyms: trust, belief, confidence, conviction, credence, reliance, dependence.
strong belief in the doctrines of a religion, based on spiritual conviction rather than proof.
"bereaved people who have shown supreme faith"synonyms: religion, church, sect, denomination, persuasion, religious persuasion,religious belief, belief, code of belief, ideology, creed, teaching, dogma,doctrine
"she gave her life for her faith".
Such a personal word but at the same time so very universal. It requires you to surrender yourself to something bigger, something beyond yourself. The act of faith asks us to relinquish a certain amount of control and just believe that somehow, things will always work themselves out. Faith is something that has strong ties to religion and God but I personally think that people can have faith in just about everything whether it be in God, each other, or themselves.
To have faith asks us to be brave in a way. You're pretty much being asked to believe in the power of the universe and just resign your fate to it rather than try to have some sort of control over the events of your life. There's a certain sense of relief in that.
There's a sense of relief in just letting go sometimes and letting things take its course and having faith that the pieces will eventually fall into place. It sort of eliminates a certain uncertainty from one's life, a kind of stress that makes you ask yourself "Where am I going?" "What am I doing with my life?" "Am I somebody?" "Do I matter in this world?"
Most of the time, the answer to those questions is "Have a little faith be it in yourself or whatever higher power you believe in. Things will often work out."
It might be a bit naive to think that way but a little naivety never really hurts every once and a while, does it?