The foundation of Faith is the Word.
The foundation for defeat is anything else but. The sandy shore is never safe to build a house on. Build it on the rock. Changes made to a house can easily be made when the foundation is solid. Mistakes made when the foundation is secure can be easily fixed.
Develop your Faith in God’s Word to a point of absolute trust and belief. Know that you know that you know that His Word is true and that you can act on it.
That is when you will encounter God for who He is and you will allow Him to invade your life with His Presence, His Life and His Way.