• “It is mercy that our lives are not left for us to plan, but that our Father chooses for us; else might we sometimes turn away from our best blessings, and put from us the choicest loveliest gifts of his providence.” – Susannah Spurgeon

Wrestling with God by Nancy Leigh DeMoss 05/19

“I was tossing and turning all night, trying to figure out what to do about this illness in my family. Finally, I said, ‘Lord, I don’t like this situation, but I trust You. I can’t handle it on my own.’ And then—peace.”

Nancy Leigh DeMoss: That sounds like the biblical story of Jacob. He schemed and manipulated his way through every problem, until one night when he got alone with God.

In the stillness of the long night, Jacob wrestled for all he was worth. He refused to give up the struggle, until finally, exhausted, he realized he would never be able to control God.

His will was broken, his hip was out of joint, his name had been changed, and he was a new man.

Is there some circumstance you’re trying to manipulate or control? Maybe it’s time to get alone with God and surrender to His will.

With Seeking Him, I’m Nancy Leigh DeMoss.

 

Share to Google Plus

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

  • “He will enable you to overcome the giants in your temperament …He allows adversity and trial in our lives in order to reveal our true nature to us. Thus He humbles us and breaks us, so that He can transform us into His likeness.” – Annie Poonen

Copyrighted works are the property of the copyright holders. All works are shown free of charge for educational purposes only in accordance with fair use guidelines. If we have inadvertently included a copyrighted work that the copyright holder does not wish to be displayed, we will remove it within 48 hours upon notification by the owner or the owner’s legal representative.

Verse of the Day

As for God, His way is perfect; The word of the Lord is proven; He is a shield to all who trust in Him. — Psalm 18:30 (NKJV)

Recent Comments

Return to Homepage