Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Persistence Genesis 32:25-27

We all go through times of struggle.  Times of illness. Times of chaos.  Times of loneliness.  Times that are prayer life is non existent.  Times that we feel hopeless and lost.  What are we to do in these times?
This passage from genesis might give us some help with that question.  

Genesis 32: 25-27Jacob was left there alone.Then some man wrestled with him until the break of dawn.When the man saw that he could not prevail over him,he struck Jacob’s hip at its socket,so that the hip socket was wrenched as they wrestled.The man then said, “Let me go, for it is daybreak.”But Jacob said, “I will not let you go until you bless me.”

Jacob struggles in the night.  He is hurt but he still does not give up.  He is persistent and the Lord rewards him.

We will always have struggles in our life.  We may fail and fail again but we need to keep at it and stay faithful to the Lord and he will guide us through.  It might be tough getting through.  It may be painful.  But the Lord asks us to persevere and he will be with us.  

This brings to mind the country music song by Rodnew Atkins.
If you're going through hellKeep on going, don't slow downIf you're scared, don't show itYou might get outBefore the devil even knows you're there

I think we can all use this advice.  Just keep working through it.  It will get better.  You will find a way out. And most importantly God is always with you just don't give up on him. 

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