Faith sees the invisible, but it does not see the nonexistent. (A. W. Tozer, late spiritual mentor)

Tozer also wrote, “Real faith is not the stuff dreams are made of; rather it is tough, practical, and altogether realistic.” Faith is only as good or strong as its object. Trust in a broken chair or thin ice would certainly not be well placed. But faith in a tested and proven object or in a person of character and integrity will bring results that are satisfying and fulfilling.

Faith shows the reality of what we hope for; it is the evidence of things we cannot see. . .  . [I]t is impossible to please God without faith. (Hebrews 11:1, 6)