Have you ever been doing really good? Reading scripture, praying, and just really feeling like your faith is growing? I have been here. But, something bad happens and it seems like your faith just evaporated. I sit on my bed at the end of those days wandering if my faith was even real. And it wasn't, in James 2:7 it says we know faith without works is dead. While sitting on my bed God reminds me of other verse.
8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— 9 not by works, so that no one can boast. 10 For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
After reading this verse, I get on my knees and thank God that it is nothing that I do that gives me faith but the one who has done the greatest work of all and who is in me. Fear not.