Likewise, faith is future oriented while belief bases itself on our experiences. Faith is always on the front edge of our current experiences. Once we experience something, that event moves towards our beliefs. Granted, we must intellectually and emotionally process what just happened in order to appropriate the experience. I don't need faith to believe in things God has already done in my life. I don't need faith to believe the Lord will provide for me; that's happened so many times it's moved into belief. My belief expands when my circumstances surrounding my need to trust go beyond what God has already done; then it requires faith to trust. As our experiences grow to meet our faith, our faith continues moving into deeper trust in the nature of God.