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Jacob wrestles with God ..." August 2020
This story, in my opinion is one of the most fascinating and mysterious passages in the Bible!  There are many different threads we could follow but I have chosen to concentrate on hanging on and not giving up.
 
The story so far .. (Genesis 32: 22-32)
 
When Esau found out that his brother Jacob had stolen his ID to inherit their father's money and property and God's special blessing, Esau was furious!
Jacob, fearing for his life, ran away to stay with his Uncle Laban to escape from Esau.
Jacob worked with his uncle for twenty years.  During this time he became very wealthy.  One day God tells Jacob to go back home and face up to his brother.
The drama continues in this short 3:36 sec. 'Share the Faith' video.
We all have times when we struggle.  We struggle to understand what God expects from us.
At times we struggle to do the right thing - to do what we know is right.
Sometimes we struggle to make sense of our faith - what we find hard to believe.
 
Whatever it is we are struggling with we should not be afraid to let God know.
We should not be afraid to 'wrestle' with God.
That is what he wants us to do, to bring to Him all our doubts, all our questions and all our fears and disappointments. 
Don't be afraid to ask Him for help and for answers too!
Maybe His answers won't come straight away, but we must persist - as Jacob did - not letting go.  Keep on asking, keep on wrestling, God will bless us just as He blessed Jacob.
 
If you read on you will find out if Esau can forgive Jacob.
 
Prayer
 
Dear God
Help us to realise that you know what is best for us.  Help us to hold on to you when we are struggling.  Thank you that we can be honest with you and thank you for understanding when we doubt you and for giving us courage when we are afraid.
We thank you and praise you for the many blessings you have given us, but most of all thank you for Jesus our Lord and Saviour.  Amen
 
 
 
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