Everybody has struggles. It doesn’t matter who you are, how much money you have, or what you’ve accomplished in life, you have difficulties you must face.
Usually, we think about our struggles in terms of our circumstances. “If this situation would only improve,” we think, “then I’d be relieved of this struggle.”
Surely, our circumstances do affect us, in a big way. But far more important is what’s going on inside us, especially concerning our relationship with God. In fact, it could be said that our greatest struggle is not any particular problem we face – no matter how great it is – but how we are coming to terms with God’s claim on our lives.
This is the message that comes through from the Bible’s story about Jacob’s wresting match with God (Gen.32). Read more…