"So then faith comes by hearing..." (Romans 10:17a, NKJV)
Did you catch that? Faith comes by hearing... What are you hearing? What are you listening to...? Who are you listening to...?
Our faith comes by hearing it. Of course, it greatly depends on the object or the person that we are hearing and listening to at any given moment of any given day.
Are you listening to the television news anchor reporting all of the bad events of the day? Are you hearing all of the bad weather reports on the radio? Are you listening to patients in the hospital speaking about all their illnesses, diseases, sicknesses, ailments, and infirmities?
What are you hearing? What are you listening to...?
The rest of that particular scripture references says, "...hearing by the word of God." (Romans 10:17b, NKJV)
Are you hearing the word of God? Are you listening to the word of God? Better yet, are you listening to God? Are you hearing God?
Our true faith comes by hearing God---His still, small voice speaking to us---by hearing what He thinks and says---by hearing His word.