The rambam discusses emuna at great lengths and any expert on Kabbalah knows that his opinions are easily reconciled with basic kabbalistic concepts. The Vilna Gaon, who was a kabbalist, and who wrote extesivly on the subject does not see the so called problem you do. For a simple explanation of why not, see his disciple's book Nefesh Hachaim, which reconciles this issue simply enough that it can be taught to children.
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