There are times we may not always be happy with our lot in life. In those instances, it is normal, maybe even beneficial, to wrestle with God. Genesis 32 is a perfect example of one such wrestling match. Jacob, who is living in fear of his estranged brother, decides to split up his household to give them better odds of survival. Then, he spends the night in prayer.
At some point during the night, Jacob finds himself wrestling a stranger, a stranger who turns out to be Yahweh himself. By dawn, God tells Jacob to release him, but Jacob refuses. That's right. Jacob refuses to release God until God blesses him.
Before his wrestling match, Jacob was filled with fear and dread. But by the end of the match, he was left renewed and reassured. God does not want us to miss out on His blessings. Like Jacob, He also pursues us. So when you find yourself in the middle of a wrestling match, wait it out, and receive the blessings.
In two short days, CrossPointe will be sending a group to International Youth Convention in San Antonio. Pray for the group, and pray that God will invite them to a wrestling match. Pray that God will set a fire in their souls and use them to build His kingdom.