When you hear the word "faith", what do you think of? If you thought of a blind faith, a faith that accepts what it is told without understanding, then you would miss the entire point of having faith. The Christian faith is not blind. Our beliefs are based upon a God who is really there and a Savior who is a real character in history. This is not something that we accept blindly, but something we can see.
Have you ever stopped to think about how often we use faith each and every day? We have faith that our car will start in the morning. We have faith that we will be paid for the job that we do. We have faith that the food we eat is not rotten. We use faith a lot.
When we talk about faith in God, we should think along the same lines. We have seen the work of God's hands in creation. We have seen His example for living through His Son, Jesus Christ. When difficult times come we need to remember to walk by faith, not by the trouble that we see.