I Will Wrestle Lyrics

When I was on Eddie’s dance team, eXcaliber, the guys and I did a spoof of the prayer room called “Techno Prayer Room,” and one of the phrases I used to say in our joking was, “I will wrestle, like Jacob in the middle of the night.” One of my producers, Nate Prior, made a beat and I was saying this phrase over this beat and he took it and ran with it. He threw some auto tune on his voice and made a hook out of it. I heard it and liked it and made it a song about wrestling with God in the night season. I had just come out of a season of walking through “the Wilderness,” where my faith was being tested and Jesus seemed distant. I had my position in ministry taken from me and ALL the spiritual leadership that was in my life, seemed as if they had turned on me or had a wrong idea of me. I had to walk through rejection and keep a heart without offense and bitterness, while feeling that Jesus was hiding His face from me. The only solace I found was in studying the journey of the Shulamite in the “Song of Solomon.” She goes through similar trials in her journey for maturity in chapter 5 verses 5-7. So I made this song a sermon on the fight to stay steady through the testing we experience in our walk with the Lord, even in the midst of the darkest times.

Intro:
I will wrestle, I will wrestle
I will wrestle like Jacob in the night
I will wrestle like Jacob in the middle of the night
I will wrestle like Jacob in the night
I will wrestle like Jacob in the middle of the night

Verse 1:
These fiery trials they prove my faith and I fight and I wrestle to maintain the place I’ve already attained
I won’t turn away in the night I’m still gonnna seek Your face in the hard times in the dark times
A battle is raging in my mind at all times You got me fixed in on every side and I’m pressing on
The testing of my faith develops perseverance everything I lose is gain I aint ashamed it’s all in Your Name
As I’m running ahead You’re burning everything behind me and I’m never looking back never turning back never running back
I’m running the race forget what’s passed
When men plot to break me and all forsake me
In every situation I seek Your face and I say no to bitterness unforgiveness
Make the love of Christ my business You’re the Faithful and True Witness
I will trust in You and there is nothing, nothing, nothing that can hinder me from You
You’re the air that I breathe just don’t hide Your face from me

Chorus:
God You’re my light and my life I will wrestle in the night
I take it by force and I’m pressing, I’m pressing forward
I fight with all of me I refuse to go silently
The Kingdom suffers violence and I’m gon fight violently
I’m pressing on I’m pressing on I’m pressing, pressing, pressing on
Like Jacob in the middle of the night, Like Jacob in the middle of the night
I’m pressing on I’m pressing on I’m pressing, pressing, pressing on
Like Jacob in the middle of the night

Verse 2:
My strength comes from the battle and I’ll fight ’til I get it right
‘Cus once approved under trial I receive the crown of life
There’s a battle on every side it’s a war behind and before
I’m in a strait and to stay straight I keep running straight for the Lord
It is with difficulty the righteous are saved I live conformed to His death and with Him I’m raised (raised)
Through tribulations I’m patiently waiting with no other reason but to be complete in my love for Jesus
I’m pressing into You I’m wrestling for You
And once I get a hold I will never let You go just keep me near
Everything else comes and goes but You are all that I hold dear and close
You’re the longing of my soul
I will trust in You and there is nothing, nothing, nothing that can hinder me from You
You’re the air that I breathe just don’t hide Your face from me

Chorus: (Repeat 2X)