"Deep belief"-- real faith-- is an exercise of your deepest self, down where your primeval feelings flow. This is the place of deep feelings. Feelings that are deeper than our passing emotions. These are the feelings that grab you at the core of your being and tell you whether life is good or rotten. These are the feelings that push your life towards joy or misery, freedom or oppression, light or shadows. In this space is the window of our being where we are either open or closed to God and others.
It is in this place, when I feel loved while everything about me says I am unlovable, that I discover "deep belief". "Deep belief" is discovered when I feel that life, within the valley of the shadow of death, is precious, worth living, and vital. When I feel that there remains a foundation of goodness and grace amidst brokenness, heartache, and affliction, then I have discovered "deep belief".