Wrestling with God

I have never been a fan of the WWF or for that matter any type of wrestling. I remember as a child watching Saturday wrestling on TV. It was pretty amusing.

The story of Jacob, found in Genesis 32, has always intrigued me. Recently, in our Bible class the topic was brought up again. This time it hit me in a whole new way.

I feel that I am in a period of my life where I am wrestling with God. I pray and fast. I question my own faith. Maybe you’ve been there.

The thing that I got out of this passage this time, is that Jacob says to the angel (Hosea 12:4), that he will not let go until he receives a blessing. What this says to me is don’t let go of God. The Hebrew word for wrestle is the same for the word embrace! Can you see that? God is embracing us even through our struggles. Let me encourage you today to continue to hold on to Him.

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