Humble yourselves before the Lord and he will exalt you.

FDD13 Needing to Be Broken


This entry is part 15 of 27 in the series Fifty Days of Desperation

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.

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