Day 19

"Yes, he wrestled with the angel and won.  He wept and pleaded for a blessing from him.  There at Bethel he met God face to face, and God spoke to him—"  Hosea 12:4

The run in today's heat and humidity was a bit tough.  Didn't make that third lap yet, but added some additional steps and additional reps in exercising.  I'll call it a success.

A friend reminded me today of a beautiful book by Corrie Ten Boom, and her timing could not have been more perfect.  The book is entitled, "Don't Wrestle, Just Nestle."  It is a book reminding us to trust the promises God gives us in His Word, and I highly recommend it.  

There are times in our life when we do wrestle with God, whether we recognize it or not.  Like Jacob in Genesis 32:22-30, we wrestle for our own blessing.  We wrestle when we are hurting.  We wrestle when we are struggling.  Yet, God has promised us many blessings--no wrestling required.

Just as God told the people of Israel through the prophet Isaiah, "They will not work in vain, and their children will not be doomed to misfortune. For they are people blessed by the Lord, and their children, too, will be blessed (Isaiah 65:23)."  This same promise is available to you and to me as God's children today.

May we remember all of God's promises and nestle close to our loving Heavenly Father today.

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