Monday, July 15, 2013
Monday Meditation~Don't Let Go
Here's the passage:
Jacob was left alone, and a man wrestled with him until daybreak. When the man saw that He could not defeat him, He struck Jacob's hip as they wrestled and dislocated his hip socket. Then He said to Jacob, "Let Me go, for it is daybreak."
But Jacob said, "I will not let You go unless You bless me." Genesis 32:24-26 (HCSB)
Jacob wanted God's blessing. He was determined. He held on so tightly that the Angel of the Lord had to dislocate his hip! Still Jacob held on, saying that he would not let go until God blessed him.
Are we that tenacious? When we bring our requests to God, are we in it for the long haul? Are we willing to hold on, even when it hurts? Are we willing to wait for the blessing...of salvation of a loved one...of healing...for our marriage...for our children...for the fulfillment of our dreams?
Let's remember the words of David, who said, "Because You are my help, I sing in the shadow of Your wings. I cling to You; Your right hand upholds me."
May we hold on till He gives the blessing!