While they are related, there is a difference between optimism and faith. People who are optimistic tend to expect the best. And they often get it. But optimism does not necessarily produce faith, in the classic sense of "The Word."

People who have faith find an assurance in things not seen. Their faith goes beyond the notion of optimism or expectation. ---Although faith, when it's exercised, usually produces optimism. This happens as we learn to rely on and trust in God's love for us. This do...


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