FAITH and GRACE
FAITH is that power or quality by which the things desired become the things possessed. This is the nearest definition of FAITH in the book of Hebrews 11:1.
FAITH can also be defined as steadiness of the heart in a Christian life. It is more than belief, confidence, or trust, and above all it is not boastful. It is holy and pure and neither will it work contrary to the wisdom and will of GOD, It is purely a gift of GOD to a believer, and is also a fruit of the HOLY SPIRIT.
Ephesians 2:8-9 says; "By grace are ye saved through faith, and not of yourself, it is the gift of God." The things we trust can not be called FAITH, but the power in which we act.
GRACE and FAITH are closely related so that you cannot separate one from another. The definition of GRACE is: Favor or Mercy of GOD which He shows to His children. GRACE is God's Riches At Christ's Expense. GRACE is getting what you don't deserve.
Mercy is not getting what you deserve. You will find the word GRACE in the Old Testament in the book of Genesis 6:8; 19:19; 32:5; 33:10, 15; 34:11; 39:4; 47:25, 29. Exodus 33:12; 33:13, 16, 17; 34:9. Numbers 5. Judges 6:17. Ruth 2:2. 1 Samuel 1:18; 20:3; 27:5. 2 Samuel 14:22; 16:4.