“Our soul has escaped as a bird from the snare of the
fowlers; the snare is broken, and we have escaped. Our help is in the name of
the Lord” (Ps 124:7-8a; NKJV). “Let us lay aside every weight, and the sin
which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set
before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith” (Heb
As children of God we have been removed from the power
of satan and conveyed into the kingdom of God (Col 1:13). We have escaped from
the fowler’s snare or satans snares but satan still tries to ensnare us with
sin (1 Pet 5:8). Matthew tells us that if we seek first God’s kingdom, all the
blessings of God will be ours (Matt 6:33).
How do we lay aside those sins that
hold us back, how do we pant and thirst after God (Ps 42:1-2), seeking His
kingdom? Well, John’s gospel tells us that God’s word (Jesus) is truth and the
truth will make us free (John 8:32). Receiving the freedom and blessings we
have in Christ is no more complicated than spending time in His word and
believing the truth can work in our lives and bring freedom and blessings! "That I may know Him and the power of His resurrection" (Phil 3:10).
So, rest in the
Lord, in His word and wait patiently for Him today (Ps 37:7), cast your cares
on Him (1 Pet 5:7) and allow Him to work in your life.