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Mar 17, 2024

How to Turn Your Life of Wrestling into Blessing

How to Turn Your Life of Wrestling into Blessing

Passage: Genesis 32:22-32

Speaker: Chip Dean

Series: Family Matters

Category: Family


How to Turn Your Life of Wrestling into Blessing

by Pastor Chip Dean


Genesis 32:22-32

1. Everyone wrestles with God. 

Genesis 32:22-25

The same night he arose and took his two wives, his two female servants, and his eleven children, and crossed the ford of the Jabbok. He took them and sent them across the stream, and everything else that he had. And Jacob was left alone. And a man wrestled with him until the breaking of the day. When the man saw that he did not prevail against Jacob, he touched his hip socket, and Jacob’s hip was put out of joint as he wrestled with him.



2. Turn your wrestling into clinging. 

Genesis 32:26-28

Then he said, “Let me go, for the day has broken.” But Jacob said, “I will not let you go unless you bless me.” And he said to him, “What is your name?” And he said, “Jacob.” Then he said, “Your name shall no longer be called Jacob, but Israel, for you have striven with God and with men, and have prevailed.”



 3. Never stop clinging to Jesus for blessing. 

Genesis 32:29-31

Then Jacob asked him, “Please tell me your name.” But he said, “Why is it that you ask my name?” And there he blessed him. So Jacob called the name of the place Peniel, saying, “For I have seen God face to face, and yet my life has been delivered.” The sun rose upon him as he passed Penuel, limping because of his hip.