"My eyes are ever on the Lord, for only he will release me from the snare." Ps. 25:15
If I was walking along and suddenly got my feet caught in a trap, my first reaction would not be to look at God. If it was a painful or scary trap, I might think, "O God, help!" But even then, my focus would be on the trap. I'd examine it, struggle with it, talk to it, wack at it... Searching for a way to slip out or break free.
And all too often that's what I find myself doing with sin. When there is a sin that I seem trapped by, that I just can't shake, I spend so much time focused in the sin. How can I escape it? What strategies can I employ to avoid it or fight it? And I forget, only the Lord will release me from the snare.
"Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith."