Faith And Hope Make A Great Combo Faith and Hope? Adversity doesn’t develop our character, it reveals it. Faith and hope make a great defensive combination. Simple, but not easy – an ugly paradox. Dear Son, expect “easy” to come along every once in awhile, like perfect weather. Next Blog By jeff noel Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites. View all of jeff noel's posts.