Health Care passed (Whether that’s positive or negative is for you to call).  The economy is not doing well.  People can’t find work… or may lose their jobs.  Morality and ethics seems to have been forgotten by many.  In response to any… all… or more of these things will expose (Get that?)… it will EXPOSE what we believe and where our faith is.

The WORST testimony Christians can give right now in America is to: 1) Whine, 2) Worry, 3) Gripe, 4) Complain, 5) Attack the other political party, 6) Be negative in our outlook, 7) Wring our hands over what the future holds.

What happened to believing…We walk by faith, not by sight?”

What happened to believing… “God causes ALL THINGS to work together for the good of those who love Him?”

What happened to believing…Rejoice in the Lord always… Again I say REJOICE!?”

What happened to believing…Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding?”

What happened to believing… “The king’s (President’s, Congressman’s, Congress’, Senator’s, Governor’s, etc) heart is a stream of water in the hand of the Lord; He turns it wherever He will?”

What happened to believing that God is sovereign, in control, and that He is still God?

The strength of our faith is proven when things do not go our way… when life is difficult… when we are having a tough time.  As it is written in Proverbs 24:10, “If you faint in the day of adversity, your strength is small.”

Now let’s connect the dots (Thanks Donna!).  Of all people Christians should be…

Living today in a manner that glorifies God because we walk by faith (2 Corinthians 5:7),

Hopeful and speak hope to others because we know God is working for our good (Romans 8:28),

Upbeat, encouraging, and rejoicing because our joy is in the Lord (Philippians 4:4),

Not trust our emotions based on events that happen around us (Proverbs 3:5),

Not be afraid because God is in control of the government (Proverbs 21:1),

Completely at peace because God is still God and still in control!

How we act in adversity and in disappointing times reveals… exposes… and proves our faith.  Let’s show everyone, by our actions and words, that Our hope is built on nothing less than Jesus’ blood and righteousness. Let’s show the world We dare not trust the sweetest frame but wholly lean on Jesus name!