PLEASE READ THIS FIRST: Genesis 31-33
What do you sense the Lord saying to you in this passage?
“You have struggled with God and with humans and have overcome.” (Genesis 32:28)
God-struggler, what a great name for God’s people.
This is not a negative name, but an encouragement for those who do not give up.
Faith in God is like that, it is a struggle to hang on, a refusal to let go.
Bless the soul that never struggles, but I am not that kind of person.
My struggles are a mix of real questions, satanic attacks and personal weakness.
I readily admit that doubts and uncertainties continue to swirl in my mind.
But I refuse to let go… and I thank the Spirit of Jesus who wrestles with me, in me.
Even though Jacob feared his brother, he faced him, and experienced God.
“For to see your face is like seeing the face of God.” (Genesis 33:10)
Jesus struggled for us, to guarantee that we would see God’s smiling face.
Life will still be a struggle in this sin-messed world, we will walk with a limp.
But at the end of this path, we will see God, and we will overcome!
“Press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of you.” (Philippians 3:12)
Whatever you are facing, refuse to let go God; He refuses to let go of you!
Lord, in my struggle and wrestling, remind me that even when my grip is weak, Your grip is strong. You never let go!