Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Left Undone

Let's go back...
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Have you ever gotten your foot hung in your bed sheets? You're fighting, kicking and squirming, to get that foot loose, some of us to the point of falling off the bed- that may or may not have happen to me. *wink* Sometimes our feet can get tangled in the snare in such a way that an escape seems like a lost cause.

No, we're not still talking bed sheets.

My eyes are ever on the Lord, for only he will release my feet from the snare (Psalm 25:15).

What happens when we're not talking about literal bed sheets anymore? The snare is deadly, evil, strong, and we're left undone. Instead of falling off the bed in a last ditch effort, we have to continue the fight. To fall would be to quit. Tempting, right?

My eyes are ever on the Lord, for only he will release my feet from the snare (Psalm 25:15).

What happens when we beg, and there's no release? He has the power to untangle our trapped feet.Yet, we fight, kicking and squirming. With exhaustion setting in, we fear the fight will never end.

My eyes are ever on the Lord, for only he will release my feet from the snare (Psalm 25:15). 

Do you see a pattern forming here?

There are no easy answers.

My advise?

1) Keep your eyes on the only One who can make a difference in your situation. My eyes are ever on the Lord, for only he will release my feet from the snare (Psalm 25:15).

2) Surround yourself with people who will hold up your tired arms. But Moses’ hands grew weary, so they took a stone and put it under him, and he sat on it, while Aaron and Hur held up his hands, one on one side, and the other on the other side. So his hands were steady until the going down of the sun (Exodus 17:12).

3) Pray as if each literal breath depended on it. Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you (1 Peter 5:6-7).

4) Plant your behind in a seat and study the Word, standing on the truth. Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you. Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like a man who looks at his face in a mirror and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. But the man who looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues to do this, not forgetting what he has heard, but doing it—he will be blessed in what he does (James 1:22-25).

Simple? No. Life-altering? Yes.

I'm praying prayers of deliverance for you today.

In His Name,
Jennifer

2 comments:

Courtney said...

Thank you for holding my hands up - and not relenting.

Sometimes, the struggle really does involve bed sheets, quite literally.

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

Mmhmm.

Jennifer said...

Thank, you Court, for being a kindred spirit! ;)

Amen.