Genesis 32:31 And as he passed over Penuel the sun rose upon him, and he halted upon his thigh.
Jacob will limp the rest of his life. He wrestled with the Lord. The Lord won but Jacob won also. Jacob was broken which is what made him whole.
I want to defend my wholeness. I want to look good. I want to take care of my SELF. God is at work showing me that He does things differently.
For God the way up is down, the way to be whole is to be broken, the way to get is to give, the way to live is to die the way to be exalted is to humble ourselves.
I have a real problem being to self centered rather than Christ centered. I think too much about me. I worry about what people think of me.
The Lord caused Jacob to limp but at the same time made him a prince with God. This is wonderful news. This is God breaking to make whole. It happens with all of us. It is the answer to our ministry.
So many times the Lord has humbled me. He has caused me to limp and hurt but always for my good.