Heb 11:1 Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. The dictionary indicates faith is the confident belief in the truth, value, or trustworthiness of a person, idea, or thing. It also says it includes belief that does not rest on logical proof or material evidence. Faith can be expanded to include a set of principles or beliefs, as in Christian faith.
1 Thess 5:24 He who calls you is faithful; he will surely do it. Jas 1:6 instructs us to ask with faith in God, not ourselves, not others, and certainly not Satan. We are asking God for wisdom. It is in God alone we should put our faith. James goes on to proclaim that God doles out wisdom generously and will not be unhappy with such a request, nor will He be picky about to whom He gives this gift to.
This post is an excerpt (Question 6.1) from my book Ask James one.