Wrestle With God

The man said, “Your name will no longer be Jacob. You have wrestled with God and with men, and you have won. That’s why your name will be Israel.”

(Genesis 32:28 CEV)

For years, Jacob struggled to prevail. First, he struggled with his brother Esau, then with his father-in-law Laban. As he was about to re-enter Canaan, Jacob wrestled with God Himself, and after a long night of wrestling, God allowed him to win. God even renamed him Israel meaning, “he struggles with God.” What a relief it must have been for Jacob to no longer be remembered as a deceiver, but as a man who wrestles with God. What is it that you want? You can spend the rest of your life wrestling with people to prevail, or you can wrestle with the One who is the true source of blessing and overcome.

Those who wrestle with God are prone to overcome.

Published by risingwiththeson

Farah obtained her Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree (with a double major in English and Religious Studies) from the University of Toronto, where she also completed her Bachelor of Education (OISE). While she enjoys teaching, writing gives Farah equal pleasure. She began to exercise this passion with the publication of "Rising with the Son," her daily devotional blog. It is designed to help strengthen the faith of her readers in Jesus. Through her writing, it is Farah's wish to inspire others and help them develop a closer relationship with God and His Son, Jesus Christ.

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