Snare: Something by which one is entangled, involved in difficulties, or impeded.
In the earbuds; He leadeth Me
Psalms 25:15 My eyes are ever on the Lord, for only He will release my feet from the snare.
I have been reminded throughout this journey that on this path there are many snares that are hidden from my view. These snares are ment to entangle us, to impede our journey that is laid out before us, hidden usually under the most lush of greenery…even hidden with in the fragrance of a beautiful flower that may be wildly growing on the outside of the path, with the ability to deceive one with its sweet fragrance only to stop the journey in its tracks. These hidden snares can catch us by surprise, maybe because we wander off ever so slightly from the narrow path, or maybe from what would seemly be an innocent aroma from a wild flower turns into an entanglement, to involved in its difficulties.
Once caught in the snare, for a while there maybe disbelief, which quickly will turn to fear. We are not made to be entangles, like a line tied tightly around our ankles, not letting us move and with every movement the line begins to tighten around us like a noose…This fear can quickly turn into anger. Angry, that we got tangled up, anger that we didn’t pay attention to the signs along the way, and angry that we are stuck in place, while bound so tight. Once the snare is this tight, most will become resigned to this situation. In this snare’s entanglement there is only one way out…The only way is to ask, ask for help! We have been given a guide for our path, on this journey we are not alone. Jesus left us a comforter, a guide that will loosen the thing that binds us.
So as you walk your path, stay on the narrow one, listen to your guide’s still voice within you…remember that there will be snares along the way just waiting to entangle your steps, also remember that our Lord has sent a guide for you, one that will loosen what binds you so that you may continue on your way. Stay the path!