January SOAP: Life is a beautiful struggle
1. SCRIPTURES: Gen 32:22-32
- Jacob seemed to wrestle with a man all night long which this man equated that Jacob had struggled with God
- Jacob's struggle was to get a blessing from the man which he got because of his tenacity
- Jacob's hip was injured in this struggle. A reminder of his encounter
- Sometimes struggles are beautiful because they show our dependence on God and they show God's goodness through it all
- Our understanding of God gets deepened too when God reveals himself through our struggles in life
"You give and take away, You give and take away. My heart will choose to say. Lord blessed be Your Name"