Faith is often associated with religion and looked at as some kind of opiate for those not strong enough to face reality. Actually life is full of uncertainty and problems we can’t solve by thinking or worrying about them. Having the ability to believe in something you can not see or otherwise verify is the basis for feeling optimistic about the future. It doesn’t insure you against all the bad things that could happen. Optimists get hurt as well. But at least the good times are not ruined by constant questioning. The neutral times are not made worse. And during the bad times you can create a space to feel hopeful again.