The first benefit which the soul receives from the presence of God is that faith grows more alive and active in all the events of life, particularly when we feel our need, since it obtains for us the succor of His grace when we are tempted, and in every time of trial. Accustomed by this practice to take faith as guide, the soul, by a simple remembrance, sees and feels God present, and calls upon Him freely and with assurance of response, receiving the supply of all its needs. By faith, it would seem, the soul draws very near to the state of the Blessed-the higher it advances, the more living does faith grow, until at last so piercing does the eye of faith become, that the soul can almost say-faith is swallowed up in sight, I see and I experience.
-The Practice of The Presence of God, Brother Lawrence
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
Hebrews 11:1 KJV
So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. Romans 10:17 KJV