By faith Jacob, when he was dying, blessed both the sons of Joseph, and worshiped, leaning upon the top of his staff."
Jacob became a wounded worshiper because God did not withhold the rod of correction. The wounded in life are those who have learned difficult lessons through suffering. Do not resist the Shepherd's rod of correction. Is the wounding painful? Indeed. Does it seem that you will not be able to bear it? Most certainly. Then, why would He subject us to such pain? Because you have a Father who loves you so much that He is willing to hurt you to heal you. What you need to focus on is not your pain, but your Savior. God didn't save you to take you to heaven. That's a fringe benefit. God saved you to make you holy - as He is holy. Read Hebrews 12:1-13. What application can you make from this passage for your life today?