What Is Faith?

This morning something was said at church and it hit me so hard... "Faith is the evidence of things not seen." ⁣

When I first started going to church, just over ten months ago, I didn't know what to think and believe.  I didn't necessarily need physical proof that God existed but some people seem to need that.  I feel like if God were to literally show up and speak to us that would somehow defeat the purpose of having faith.  God gave us free will and He WANTS us to come to Him and follow His word and seek Him.  If we were to literally see His face there would be zero doubt that He's real and everyone would blindly follow because they don't want to end up in hell.  For me, I don't think I'd want that as my God.  I don't need to know how everything works and how God does what He does, because I'm not Him.  He has so much more wisdom and knows so much more than I could ever try to learn.  Our preacher said that following Jesus doesn't have to be a public spectacle where you stand up and praise out of nowhere or you make some proclamation, rather you can make the choice right now, right where you are.  You just have to believe, that's it.  This world is hurting and the enemy is using everything he has to attack you but if you have Him in your corner, you literally can't lose.