That is why you must rely on God's armor, or you will
not be able to put up any resistance when the worst
happens, or have enough resources to hold your ground.
In order that you may not grow disinterested and
become [spiritual] sluggards but imitators, behaving as do
those who through faith [that is, by their leaning of the
entire personality on God in Christ in absolute trust and
confidence in His power, wisdom and goodness], and by
practice of patient endurance and waiting are [now]
inheriting the promises.
"Whoever trusts God will not be disappointed."
2 Corinthians 5:7
faith is our guide, not sight.