By thinglass via pexelsGenesis 32:28(NIV): Then the man said, “Your name will no longer be Jacob, but Israel, because you have struggled with God and with humans and have overcome.”


Jacob was far from perfect, yet God chose him to be the father of the great nation Israel.

Jacob was:

· Flawed v3-8, Romans 3:23

· Afraid v11-12, Matthew 28:18-20

· Persistent v24-28, Galatians 6:9

How persistent are you?


“Your most profound and intimate experiences of worship will likely be in your darkest days - when your heart is broken, when you feel abandoned, when you're out of options, when the pain is great - and you turn to God alone.” - Rick Warren

“The cave we are most afraid to enter holds the treasure we most seek.”- Brene’ Brown

 Genesis 32:11-12(NIV): "Save me, I pray, from the hand of my brother Esau, for I am afraid he will come and attack me, and also the mothers with their children. But you have said, ‘I will surely make you prosper and will make your descendants like the sand of the sea, which cannot be counted.’”

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