Faith always comes before sight. We believe to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living as David puts it.
This is why we call Christians the body of believers. Because the first reflex of any believer is to believe before seeing.
Faith is one thing that pleases God and is one thing that God rewards. To touch the heart of God and to move God’s heart you must be a man of faith even on the harshest of times.