But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. Hebrews 11:6
Faith is one way that we communicate with God. It is only through our faith that we can receive anything from Him. Faith is the building block for our relationship with God. With each trial that we experience, we go from faith to faith; glory to glory. Faith is where our relationship with God develops.
Hebrews 11:1 says, "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." We need to understand that it is a difference between believing in God, and having faith in God. The Bible tells us that the devils believe and tremble (see James 2:19). So therefore, we know that it is not enough to just believe. Faith is having confidence in God and His Word.
A man/woman of faith in the Lord, understands and accepts that inorder to grow higher in the Lord, there will be some obstacles, challenges, and difficult situations that will come about in their lives. But through it all, KNOWS that God will deliver them out of them (see Psalm 34:19).
If you are struggling with your relationship with God, know that inorder to "bridge the gap" between you and God, your faith has to increase. You have to totally submit to Him, and put your confidence in Him, knowing that He will do just what He said. IN JESUS' NAME, AMEN.
Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear. Hebrews 11:3