Wrestling

Posted: March 13, 2010 in Life Change, My Faith

I think one of the most frustrating yet rewarding things about the Christian life is that we get to wrestle. We have a God that never leaves us in the dark in regards to His will for our life. Now I know for me there are many times I feel He has, but come to find out every time that it was me being impatient. Even though He won’t leave us in the dark a lot of times He says wait. In Andrew Murrays book called Waiting On God I love what Andrew says. “The waiting is to teach us our absolute dependence on God’s mighty working.”  We never know what God might want to teach us or someone else in the long run. That is where the wrestling comes in. I think wrestling with God is healthy. Now don’t get this confused with arguing. Arguing something with God you already know to be His will is wrong, but wrestling is healthy and can bring everlasting joy. I am always reminded of Jacob wrestling with God in Genesis 32. After wrestling all night and ending up with a dislocated hip for the rest of his life, Jacob leaves with joy. Why? Because he wrestled with God and received a huge blessing. It’s worth the sleepless nights and even physical pain to know that you at least got what you needed from God. I wrestled some this week and it has been totally worth it.

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Comments
  1. allergyfree says:

    I’m proud of you. Good post! It’s always our fault when our eyes are blinded to His will for each moment of our lives. But He is always ready to show us the very next step we need to take. We just have to open our eyes to the path that He has laid out right before us and follow it in faith.

  2. Heather says:

    I love that story of Jacob. Gives me chills every time I read it.

    It also reminds me of this part from the novel “Christy” where one of the characters decides that God, who is truth, must desire to hear honesty from us, even if that honesty means we don’t agree with him. (Of course, that would be our fault and not his … but the point is, we tell God when we don’t agree, rather than lie to him or ignore him.)

    Wrestling is better than just being a lump.

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