Dec 7 2012
Do you struggle with God? Jacob did and was blessed. Often we think struggling with God is a negative thing. But God doesn’t see it that way. In the scripture above God ambushes Jacob with the intention that Jacob should struggle. Apparently he needed it! Struggles do have a way of changing us, and God seems to make a habit of setting them up!
Jacob had just said to God, “Save me, I pray, from the hand of my brother Esau, for I am afraid he will come and attack me, and also the mothers with their children.” I think he was hoping God would change Esau’s heart but God decided Jacob was the one that needed the changing. Does that sound familiar? More