I remember a story about an early Pentecostal who wanted to speak in tongues. His church prayed for him as he tarried before the altar.
As he waited on the Spirit, he listened to what people were praying over him. Half of them prayed, “O Lord, help him to hang on” while the other half prayed, “Lord, help him to let go.”
His mind raced back and forth, wondering which prayer he should listen to. Fortunately, the Holy Spirit arrived on the scene and took over.
This story illustrates the dilemma most believers who live in Western nations, especially America, are faced with right now. Massive government deficits. Home foreclosures. Shrinking retirement funds. High unemployment. Still more bad economic news on the horizon. Terrorism. Illegal immigration. Confused politicians in all parties. On and on it goes with no rhyme or reason.
So, what do we do? Hang on or let go? What do you think?
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