expectant faith

expectant faith

Paranormal
A popular term for the hopeful confidence that a person has in a shamanic or faith healer, which is a function of the healer’s reputation, the atmosphere created during the healing process and the relevant healing paraphernalia.
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Even in complaint and overwhelming bodily thirst, their demands reveal an expectant faith.
Rather than being signs of weakness or distrust, being thirsty and expecting refreshment are powerful signs of expectant faith.
One is brought to the font needy and exposed but standing strong with the expectant faith that fuels our nerve to stand so vulnerable before God.