How I live around others is maybe the clearest indicator about what type of theology I ascribe to and practice. The acid test of this is this: Being a church member, do I help or hinder my brothers and sisters in Christ to increase or decrease their faith. In other words, do I add vinegar or honey when I am talking about others. Am I full of poison when in crisis or do I choose to allow God to bring “peace that passes human understanding…” I alone control and determine the level at which I will respond to God in crisis. Meditate on this: Psalms 32:10-11 Many are the sorrows of the wicked, but steadfast love surrounds the one who trusts in the LORD. Be glad in the LORD, and rejoice, O righteous, and shout for joy, all you upright in heart! Rejoicing when times are difficult and God seems to have left the scene requires a trust in God that goes far deeper than mere feelings.