“Faith, then, is simply a believing that there is a God who loves us, in spite of the poison of sin coursing through our soul. It is a believing that he loves us even though, like the Israelites of old, we have nothing to bring to him but malignancy, wretched sickness, and grumbling misery. It is believing that he invites us to look to him, to rely upon him, and to trust in him simply to do what he has said. It is believing that if we turn the gaze of our soul upward toward him he will give us life. The Lord Jesus characterizes the simplicity and certainty of saving faith, stating that it is his Fathers will to grant eternal life to all who look on and believe in him….
That’s what faith is~ a looking away from yourself to Someone else.”