Have you ever been in a place in life where you had prayed and had faith for so long but couldn’t see your prayers manifested? When you knew you had heart faith because you know what God has promised you? Have you been so tired of pushing through each day on nothing but faith and you were conscious that God was really your hope, that all your hope was in Him alone?
its not any easy season. It makes every day feel like a hard winter. You feel defeated, foolish, lost and disconnected.
Well I’m here to tell you to hold on. You can’t win the race if you stop running. You can’t birth that promise if you stop pushing. Use this feeling of defeat to fuel you to propel to another level where you are bold in your faith.
Be like Jacob and wrestle with your angel until you are blessed. Don’t accept that this is all there is in life or that your prayers were out of God’s will. No, God gave you that dream, that vision, that passion, that gift. It will change the lives of thousands of people so you can’t sit out this Dance. Find the will to press on and watch your miracle within the next 12 hours. God is faithful!
Genesis 32:22-31New International Version (NIV)
Jacob Wrestles With God
22 That night Jacob got up and took his two wives, his two female servants and his eleven sons and crossed the ford of the Jabbok. 23 After he had sent them across the stream, he sent over all his possessions. 24 So Jacob was left alone, and a man wrestled with him till daybreak. 25 When the man saw that he could not overpower him, he touched the socket of Jacob’s hip so that his hip was wrenched as he wrestled with the man. 26 Then the man said, “Let me go, for it is daybreak.”
But Jacob replied, “I will not let you go unless you bless me.”
27 The man asked him, “What is your name?”
“Jacob,” he answered.
28 Then the man said, “Your name will no longer be Jacob, but Israel,[a] because you have struggled with God and with humans and have overcome.”
29 Jacob said, “Please tell me your name.”
But he replied, “Why do you ask my name?” Then he blessed him there.
30 So Jacob called the place Peniel,[b] saying, “It is because I saw God face to face, and yet my life was spared.”
31 The sun rose above him as he passed Peniel,[c] and he was limping because of his hip.
Genesis 32:28 Israel probably means he struggles with God.
Genesis 32:30 Peniel means face of God.
Genesis 32:31 Hebrew Penuel, a variant of Peniel
New International Version (NIV)
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