• “One does not surrender a life in an instant. That which is lifelong can only be surrendered in a lifetime.” – Elisabeth Elliot

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.

 

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  • “Where does your security lie? Is God your refuge, your hiding place, your stronghold, your shepherd, your counselor, your friend, your redeemer, your saviour, your guide? If He is, you don’t need to search any further for security.” – Elisabeth Elliot

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[Profiting from Trials] My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. — James 1:2-3 (NKJV)

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