Faith…is not a matter of intellectual content or cognitive belief. It is rather a matter of quiet practical reliance upon the assurance of God in a context of risk where one’s own resources are not adequate It means to entrust one’s security and future to the attentiveness of Yahweh–to count God’s attentiveness as adequate and sure, thereby making panic, anxiety, or foolishness unnecessary and inappropriate. it is to know one’s self safe in risk because of an Attending Other whose resources are mobilized and whose commitments are unfailing. It is to place one’s self into the reliable care of another.

Walter Brueggemann on Isaiah 7:9

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