Faith: is when you are hangin in there maybe just by your fingernails but working at remaining fairhful and hanging on, wether or not you are seeing progress.
Provision: is when the release happens and you actually see it.
Christianity has both of these, Jesus always sets things up so that Faith is required, it just is the way He put the World together. So if you find yourself in a situation where it seems hopeless unless God breaks through miraculously; take heart! You are probably exactly where God wants you to be, and that is in a situation where in (His) time you will get to see just how Good and wonderful He is.