“The LORD directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives” – Psalm 37:23 (NIV).
A snare is described as a trap for catching birds or animals typically made of intersecting cords of strings or wires. After it has been woven it is then placed in the way of others and quite concealed. The unsuspecting then steps forth only to be swallowed up.
Almost everyone can agree to having once fallen into a snare, perhaps not the type that traps animals. There are snares we find in life like driving into a road block when you lack essential travel documents. In court trial lawyers can ask seemingly innocent questions only to trap one to confess their guilt. Sometimes snares are documents we might be given to enter into contractual obligations where everything looks right but there is a trap somewhere beneath the fine lines!
There is one thing about a snare- for it to be effective and catch its prey it must be made to look normal, otherwise one might be alerted and take a detour. Of course we can’t always see those signs and hence the reason why we all can easily fall into one. However, there is one sure way to escape a snare. Proverbs 16:3 says, “Commit your actions to the LORD, and your plans will succeed..” The essence here is that when we walk with the Lord he can alert us of any snare ahead and save us from danger.
Today, let us commit all our plans to the Lord and he will direct all our steps in every detail, including saving us from the danger that lie ahead with everything looking normal but there is a dangerous snare we must avoid!
Prayer for today: Lord Father God of Abraham, maker of heaven and earth, today I commit to you all my steps that you may save me from any danger and lead me to the victory I desire, this I pray in Jesus name!