- FDD18 God Saw
- FDD12 Prayer Without Repentance
- FDD06 See The Needs
- Fifty Days of Desperation
- FDD01 Rejoice!
- FDD02: Are You Listening?
- FDD03: The Gift of Desperation
- FDD04: Do What God Requires
- FDD05 Turning Away
- FDD07 Be Dilligent
- FDD08 In His Presence
- FDD09 Waiting For God
- FDD10 Waiting on God – Abraham
- FDD11 Waiting on God – Isaac
- FDD13 Needing to Be Broken
- FDD15 Content in His Presence
- fdd16 A Word of Rescue
- FDD17 Not With Our Wisdom
Jacob, the son of Isaac, was a deceptive man. Like us he was the unworthy recipient of God’s promise, but he needed to be broken.
After tricking his father he ran away (Gen 28). After tricking (and getting tricked by) his father-in-law, he ran away (Gen 29-31). But at last in Genesis 32, God “caught up with him.” Perhaps without him realizing who right away, someone attacked Jacob, and they wrestled all night long. At last Jacob sought and received a blessing, but in the last minute when he tried to get his assailant’s name (an old fashioned way of saying “uncle” or “I give up”) the man refused and Jacob had been beaten. His hip had been weakened and dislocated, and he had a new sense of wonder.
“I have seen God face to face, yet my life has been preserved.” (Gen 32:30).
Don’t wait for God to break you. Humble yourselves before he humbles you.
Cry out for “next”, but humbly wait for God.