Faith cannot be dependent on emotions. Otherwise, when you are up, your faith is up and when you are down, your faith is down. As your emotions go, so goes your faith. Emotional faith is an illusion. Emotionally dependent faith is no faith at all
Faith cannot be dependent upon circumstances. Otherwise, when things are good, your faith is good and when things are bad, your faith is bad. As your circumstances go, so goes your faith. Circumstantial faith, too, is an illusion and no faith at all.
The faith we have as Christians is given to us by God, even the faith to come to Christ. Nothing is of ourselves. We have a God-given faith that is not dependent on emotions or circumstance. Our faith is to be based on facts, many of which cannot be seen. Our faith is to believe what is not evident. Our faith is to withstand in all things. Our faith is to be the power of God in us. Our faith is to be the true faith.
“Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.”
(Hebrews 11:1 NIV)