Faith is Against Understanding
“Faith is against understanding; faith is on the other side of death. And when you died or die to yourself, to the world, then you also died to all immediacy to yourself, also to your understanding. It is when all confidence in yourself or in human support, and also in God in an immediate way, is extinct, when every probability is extinct, when it is as on a dark night—it is indeed death we are describing—then comes the life-giving Spirit and brings faith. This faith is stronger than the whole world; it has the power of eternity; it is the Spirit’s gift from God, it is your victory over the world in which you more than conquer.”
--Source: For Self-examination: Recommended to the Present Age (1851).