From Caught Off Guard: Encounters with the Unexpected God by William P. Smith:
Faith is not a feeling of being spiritually strong or superior, either in our relationship with Christ or in our activities. Such feelings can have very little to do with faith. Rather, faith is the confidence that God will receive you even when you’re not put together very well. Strong faith doesn’t mean you walk effortlessly through life. It means you run quickly to Christ when you’re in need.