For me my faith was shattered as a result of losing a child to stillbirth. I had placed my faith in the twin pillars of tithing and what I felt was fulfilled priesthood duty. I had faith in "binding" the Lord through obedience. I believe that this was misplaced faith.
Since then, I have developed hope and faith in a God that knows, accepts, and loves me. I am inspired by the possibility that God became man and then offered himself as a sacrifice on my behalf. So full was his love that he could not bear to cut me off and cast me out as a deserved and just consequence for my failings.
I do not expect God to interfere in the details of life (including to bless us that we might travel home safely). I do believe that God can speak love and comfort to our hearts in times of distress. I also believe that God can help (inspire) us to act in more loving ways towards his fellow children.
I suppose that because my faith is centered on God's love (personified in JC), I try to extend and reflect that love for others. If I can see another person through charity and give them compassion and respect despite their appearance or circumstances, It helps me to have faith and confidence that God might view me in the same way.What do you do to help those around you and yourself center your faith in Christ?