Rescued from Traps

My friend and brother from The Home Cash Machine, Edwin Polini, shared this post ‘Rescued from Traps’ with me to share with you. Edwin has been an incredible encouragement to me in so many ways. He is an engaged reader and participant in the studies here on my site. I am most humbled by his continuation in these things, I am challenged by his courage, and strengthened by his friendship. I know his hope is that ‘Rescued from Traps” will be a blessing and help to you. By the way, my friend Edwin is blind, and rather than letting that hold him back, he seeks to and excels at being a blessing to others. Here is his post…

Rescued From Traps

“My eyes are ever on the Lord,
for only He will release my feet
from the snare.” Psalm 25:15

 

This shepherd, sheep dog, and sheep is an image I am sure David was very familiar with.
I really like to read and meditate on the psalms of David, because if the Lord said David’s heart was after His own heart (1 Samuel 13:14, Acts 13:22), I want to emulate David.

[And when God had removed Saul, He raised up unto them David to be their king; to whom also He gave testimony, and said, I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after Mine own heart, which shall fulfill all my will. Acts 13:22]

Obviously, trust in God is the main attitude found in these writings, but, this verse, Psalm 25:15, in particular catches my attention, because it says the Lord “releases” my feet from the snare. For the Lord to be able to do this, my feet had to be trapped in the snare in the first place.

Knowing the enemy is constantly laying traps on our paths, it is so comforting to live in the assurance of God’s power and willingness to save us.

Of course, we must do everything in our power to avoid getting caught in these snares, but, if we should find our feet are entangled, as it is likely to happen, we know to imitate David, we are to believe God is the only One that can release us!

Keeping it short and sweet,

 

 

Edwin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 Comments

  1. Hi Edwin,

    This is a comforting passage for sure.
    I’m so grateful our Lord never gets tired of rescuing us. 😀

    The first part of the passage also resonates with me. “My eyes are ever on the Lord…” I find this to have become easier as I have gotten older. I wonder if it was the same with David? Thanks so much for your post.

    Blessings

    Suzanne

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