Faith is not trustful acquiescence, but rather, it is a direct conscious application of the heart and will of God to a willfully disobedient world. It is taking the Word of God (and by it the power of God) and determinately and purposely applying it, first to your own life, and then to your world.
Natural laws, the world’s evil, and sin’s effects are not part of a closed unchangeable system, created and maintained by God Himself. They are a temporary overlay of evil, which must be actively resisted. The miracles of Jesus in the Gospels were but visible examples of God’s assault upon the sin, sickness, and death of this world, and according to Jesus’ commandments, we are to continue on with this effort.
Evil must be aggressively overcome. Jesus ‘went about doing good and healing all that were oppressed of the devil.’ His motivation was to actively and consistently save all He could, heal all He could, and deliver all He could. Faith, John says, ‘overcomes the world.’ Faith in God disrupts and interrupts the current natural course of things and supplants it with a heavenly alternative. For a moment in time, the Kingdom of Heaven replaces the world of time.