Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
Hebrews 11:1 KJV
Faith is not about magic. The world we live in is not a magical world of fairies, unicorns and genies. We cannot wish away our troubles and expect our life difficulties to magically disappear. Wishing upon stars, looking for fairy dust, rubbing a bottle that’s supposed contain a genie . . . We know all too well that those are remedies that do not change the course of our lives. That which really does alter the course of our lives is definitely not magic, but it is mystery and miracle. It is a treasure that God has given us. That is mystery and miracle.
But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us. We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed . . .
We look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.
From 2 Corinthians 4