Then Jacob was left alone . . .

                               (Genesis 32:24)


There comes a time when God will use everything in our lives to move us to a place of extremity where we’ll be alone and give Him our undivided attention. That is, God is trying to get us by our own personal Jabbok to sit down alone and face our demons so that we can face up to Him. At that point we need to recognize that we’re the ones to blame for what we’ve done. It’s time for us to get away to a place where we can get quiet and say, “Speak Lord, Your servant hears.”