I don't think faith is about our having a greater power watching over us that will do for us what we cannot do for ourselves. For me, faith is the belief that we have, at our finger tips, all that we need to accomplish all things - to overcome all odds.
When we believe that some greater power will do it for us, we will fail. Truth - faith - is in recognizing all that we have been provided and we have been provided all that we need - if we walk in truth and faith.
Our job is to reach out and recognize all that we have been provided. Gratitude and thankfulness take us to that place. We count what we have. We begin to be thankful for what will become. We see beyond what our eyes see. We go where that faithful vision takes us.