The Shackles of Addiction
The LORD is known by the judgment which he executeth: the wicked is snared in the work of his own hands. Higgaion. Selah. Psalm 9:16
The evil works we are addicted to snares or shackles us. When we are doing what we feel makes us free, we may be in fact locking ourselves up in a trap. Chaining ourselves to a habit.
“Snared” is an old Hebrew word that according to Strong’s Hebrew Dictionary means “a noose (for catching animals) (literally or figuratively): by implication, a hook (for the nose):–be ensnared, gin, (is) snare(-d), trap.”
Wow there is a lot to unpack in that definition. Here are a few vivid pictures of snaring (and addiction) to consider.
- Addictions are a “noose” that suffocates real life out of us.
- Addictions are a “hook” that stabs into us to catch us like we may catch a fish.
- Addictions are a “gin”, engine or mechanism, used to trap us.
- Addiction are a “trap” in which when we fall into, it is difficult to get out of.
Unless you purpose in your heart, seek accountability with others, and receive competent counsel from a counselor, it is very difficult to released yourself from the addition.
Addicts need help. Get help.
The first step to recovery is admitting: “I need help.”
Please give me a call this week. I would be honored to help you overcome the addition.
With God, all things are possible! Choose freedom from the chains of addiction that are holding you down.