Psalm 91:1-2

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”

Devotional Thoughts

By David Wilkerson

How do you get out of the trap of besetting sin? To whom do you cry out from the net, "I want my freedom back!"

First, picture yourself as a bird in the fowler's trap. Stand still. Don't flap your wings; don't struggle. There is a secret of deliverance for you, and it is not complicated:

"Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth" (verse 8).

Your escape to freedom is in the name of Jesus - in His incredible, glorious, all-powerful name!

All you have to know is that He's on your side. He's not mad at you for falling into the trap. He is not against you. No - He hears your cry! Not even a sparrow falls to the ground without His knowing about it!

Here is what the bird of freedom sings to himself: "I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust. Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.... Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name. He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him" (Psalm 91:2-3, 14-15).

Rest assured, beloved - God will deliver you! No matter what your failure, your hardship, your trap, He is on your side. Just stand still and see His salvation. Even if you're weak, you can cry out to Him. He promises to come and tear the net away!

He has come to bring you out of your despair - to break the snare that binds you, and set you free.