"Faith precedes the miracle. It has ever been so and shall ever be. It was not raining when Noah was commanded to build an ark. There was no visible ram in the thicket when Abraham prepared to sacrifice his son Isaac. Two heavenly personages were not yet seen when Joseph knelt and prayed. First came the test of faith and then the miracle.
"Remember that faith and doubt cannot exist in the same mind at the same time, for one will dispel the other. Cast out doubt. Cultivate faith."
President Thomas S. Monson, "The Call to Serve," Ensign, Nov. 2000, 4849.
Likening the teachings of modern prophets and apostles to us:
Why does faith always precede the miracle?
Can you think of a single instance in the scriptures where the opposite was truewhere miracles happened before or in the absence of faith?
Why is it not possible for faith and doubt to exist in the same mind at the same time?