Belief is important. I believe faith would be trusting God and allowing your beliefs to guide your actions, even when it doesn't seem realistic.
Hope is the assurance that God's promises are true always.
Faith is loving The Lord, seeing Him physically or not. U know He is there, ur heart knows it, your mind knows it, ur soul & spirit know it, ur family, friends, Church, all know it, The Bible says so & more.
It isn't blind faith. It's true faith. Plus, the fact that nothing in His Word has been shown to be false at all, speaking of His death & resurrection, & what's to come in the future.
Putting ur trust in God shows true faith. It really does. Keep on praying, & that's pure faith. Believe that He is listening, trust that patience is a virtue as time goes on. He's there for u always. Meditation always. =)