All things that pertain to life and godliness are given to us through the power of Christ. This includes the gift of faith. In Hebrews 11:1 faith is described as "the confident assurance that what we hope for is going to happen". It is also described as "the evidence of things we cannot yet see". Faith is not simply waiting for God to work in the future; it is making a commitment to trust God now and actively participate in His will.