This famous image (sans quip) is from the story of Jacob who wrestled with the angel of God until he received his demanded blessing.
One would think such action would end in God's spanking Jacob and Jacob being a sad little sinner shunned by the Lord.
Au contraire ... though he did get a little beat up, God rewarded Jacob for his tenacity and faith, & Jacob became 'Israel', the paternal figure from whom God's people, including Jesus, descended... Not to mention the namesake for the Jewish nation into modern day.
What does that say about how we should approach faith? Maybe we aren't as helpless as we think?
So next time you feel like you are getting hit in the face by life...maybe hit back a few times and see what happens.