It just doesn't mean trust, it means hope as well. The trust is there because you hope that what will be will be, because you have no evidence, or proof that it will turn out how you hope it will. Otherwise there is no need of faith, if it is only about trust. I don't know about religious terminology. You'll have to provide that. But faith isn't about ''unquestioning belief'', although sometimes, in any situation, one may have hope, which is like a belief, but in a very portable sense. If your child is bleeding to death, in the rush hour, after a drive-by gone wrong, you can only hope that the ambulance comes in time to take her to the hospital. That it has a 80% chance of doing so, based on statistics, for most people, would not be enough. jan.