I perceive faith as a positive notion, akin to trust in God.
Active faith, then, would aim to remove negative thoughts about my illness, which could easily dominate me, and replace them with trust in God using a positive attitude. I chose this approach intentionally and followed it with the same discipline I had used in every other area of my life.
Eventually, I felt confident that everything would be fine. I credited that confidence with the fact that I energized myself spiritually. I came to believe that I would be able to accept whatever the outcome was to be. I knew that I could do everything in this life that I was meant to do through God who strengthened me.
My engine is running smoothly. Is yours?