Well, let’s think about it.
I have to undergo a small surgery (nothing life-threatening) and I consult with a doctor. The doctor explains every detail to comfort me:
“I’m certified in the procedure”.
“I’ve done this a million times.”
“This is the procedure, step-by-step.”
After a while, I gather enough data that fills me with confidence in the doctor. I now trust him based on multiple sources of information. I have faith in his abilities to perform the surgery on my body.
The day I walk into the office for the surgery, I’m feeling good. I have hope that the day will end well.
Then, I walk into the surgical suite. To my horror, this is what I see: scalpels, needles, syringes, and more sharp instrumentation! They are all laid out just for me!
I begin to lose my faith. By sight, my confidence is eroded.
But, then I realize in my fear I have information I remember. I re-consider (re-think) what the doctor said about his experience, the exact procedure, and so on.
My fear is assuaged because my faith is restored by thinking, considering.