I have been wondering what is the difference between faith and foolishly believing in something. I discovered the answer while watching Veggie Tales with my children. This episode was about Gideon. My ex-husband had shared Gideon story with me and told that how he knew God wanted him to preach. Gideon defeated many with a small army. In Veggie Tales they shared the story of George Muller. He opened a orphanage with prayer literally. He asked God to supply his needs and never asked man for anything. All his request where through prayer no fundraisers.
Foolishly believing is believing without asking God. If you ask and believe what is in his will it will be granted.
Faith the size of a mustard seed can move a mountain.