Some people say that they have faith when they do not understand something. They think that if something is mysterious that it must be true. In other words, by their definition of faith, the less it makes sense, the more belief, confidence, or trust they have in it. However, what they do not know is that belief, confidence, and trust are synonyms of faith!
A person cannot have faith in something that is mysterious! How can you trust in something that is completely unpredictable. This is why I have no faith in people who cannot define what they have faith in.
When a person is honest, I can trust them. I can believe that they will keep their promises. This is confidence. This is faith.
However, there can be a time when I know that someone intends to keep their promises, but that sometimes things happen that are out of their control. No matter what promise someone makes, they can never know for sure that something will not happen that stops them.
All I can do is promise to be honest about what I write as long as I live. I can do this but I cannot promise anyone that I will live for a certain length of time.