Romans 10:17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
God gave us his word, in the form of the Bible in the hopes that we would read, study and pray, and therefore be led to him. God does not want us to be outside. Satan tricked Eve and separated God and Man. God gave us his Word, Jesus to lead us back.
Romans 1:17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.
Having enough faith to be obedient to God’s word is the test of salvation. Living by faith means we trust God enough to follow him, no matter how things look. When everything is at its darkest, God is getting ready to reveal himself. God expects us to go a certain distance, but he wants to use us as examples to show his power to unbelievers. If we’re in a situation where there’s nothing we can do for ourselves, God will (or should) get the glory when you pull through.