1Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
faith is the essence, the material, the matter, the concrete stuff, that makes up what we hope for. it’s the building blocks that produce our hoped-for things.
but the important thing to note is that hope is a necessary part of this process. if you pray without a hope that your prayer will be answered, then faith has nothing to make happen.
you need to get your hopes up. you can’t be defeatist and negative about it. praying and asking requires believing.