One of my favorite stories in the Bible is when Jacob wrestled w the angel / God in Gen 32. This interaction always captures my attention & I find myself thinking about this wrestling match several times throughout any given year. I was talking w a friend today about what happened to Jacob after his wrestling match that left him w a limp:
- he was reconciled to his brother & father
- he returned to his homeland
- restored & ramped up his walk w God
- transformed his name – character
Rightfully so, no one likes pain or hardship. But with God, hardship & pain can really be used by Him for some quite spectacular results! Consider – all things work together for good to those who love God & who are called according to His purposes. Our goal is to love God & stay in the groove w His pruposes in our lives.