"But without faith, it is impossible to please Him, for He who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him." (Heb 11:6).
The patriarchs, prophets and all the saints were persecuted during their time, but in the eyes of God, they are heroes. God remembers and values all their deeds. Grace has been given to them to accomplish these heroic feats. They were all given that gift of exemplary faith.
In this era of turmoil all over the world, more faith is necessary to be able to hope for the best! If one really believes that God is the King of the Universe, what is to be feared?
That faith has to be nurtured by going to Mass regularly, by prayers day and night, by recitation of the Rosary, by works of mercy, by loving one's neighbours, too and many more. Otherwise, without faith in God, our life is like a boat without a rudder, a plane without a compass and a car without a speed guide!
Live one day at a time. For tomorrow is not our's. It's God's! Have faith in God, our only hope...
Additional source: Thomas, Choo. Heaven is Real. (International Bestseller).