Genesis 32:24 (NLT) This left Jacob all alone in the camp, and a man came and wrestled with him until the dawn began to break. 25 When the man saw that he would not win the match, he touched Jacob’s hip and wrenched it out of its socket. 26 Then the man said, “Let me go, for the dawn is breaking!”
There’s a story in the on the Old Testament part of the Bible about Jacob wrestling with God, and as a result, God touched Jacob’s hip resulting in Jacob walking the rest of his days with a limp. Do you have a physical challenge? Or maybe you were born with some deformity mentally, physically, or even spiritually?
Have you wrestled with God? What’s your limp? Do you have a scar or a wound that you have hidden from the world? Please be ever mindful that God gave Jacob a limp. Unlike a scar or a wound, you can’t hide a limp. It shows whenever you get up and move around. I think God wanted Jacob to limp with pride. It was his battle scar, because he was battle tested for God‘s purposes.
What’s your battle scar? Have you accepted them for what they are and for the person they have made you? Have you allowed the pain of your wrestling match to grow you into a better, more compassionate person? Let God unfold more of His beauty and grace and love in your life. Would you have it any other way? Wear your scar, limp, physical challenge as a badge for God!
God will take the lowest of all and raise him up. He’ll take the weakest one and strengthen him. He’ll take the most insecure and fill him with courage. He’ll take the least and make him the most. All you have to do is let Him and God will take it from there.
So, whatever your limp is, walk with it and don’t deny it. It is who you are, and He is molding you into a masterpiece. You are who you are because of your painful, hurtful, and wounded past. God accepts you right where you are, limp and all. I hope you do, too, walk with your Limp in the power of God!