God is wrestling with Jacob more than Jacob is wrestling with God. It was God in human form pressing down and pressing out the old Jacob life; and when the morning broke, God had prevailed and Jacob fell with his thigh dislocated.
As Jacob went forth that morning he was a weak and broken man, but God was there instead; and the heavenly voice proclaimed, “Your name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel; because you have struggled with God and with humans and have overcome.
There must come a time in a believer's life; in every transformed life where crisis hours come to each of us. When all resources fail; when we face either ruin or something we find overwhelming; when we must have infinite help from God.
How do we do so? we must surrender completely; we must cease from our own wisdom, strength, and righteousness, and become crucified with Christ and alive in Him. God knows how to lead us up to this crisis, and He knows how to lead us through.
Oh, turn to Jacob’s God! Cast yourself helplessly at His feet. Die to your strength and wisdom in His loving arms and rise, like Jacob, into His strength and all-sufficiency. There is no way out of your hard and narrow place but at the top. You must get deliverance by rising higher and coming into a new experience with God.