Rav Chaim Kanievsky explains that deer meat is very
sweet and sought after by many predators in the animal kingdom. This
doesn't bode well for the continued existence of the deer. However,
Hashem gives the deer the tools it needs to survive. Unmatched speed
and the ability to sleep with one eye open and one eye on its
surroundings, keeps the deer one step ahead of the animals hoping to
have a sumptuous meal.
This why, says Rav Chaim Kanievsky, the deer sings "VaAni Ashir Uzecha, VaAranen LaBoker Chasdecha Ki Hayisa Misgav Li UManos B'Yom Tzar Li"
I will sing of your power; and I will sing of your loving kindness in
the morning; for
you have been my fortress and my refuge in the day of my trouble. The
deer thanks Hashem for giving him the tools to run away and survive
another night in the dangerous wilderness.
we can compare this to our personal struggle against the Yetzer Hara
which is compared to the darkness of night. When we are tired and weak
he attacks us. However no matter how smart or fast he is, Hashem has
made us one step smarter and faster then him. We have the ability to
escape, even as he closes in in our moment of weakness. For this we
Let's use the tools and abilities that Hashem has given us. When temptation closes in, remember to run and not get caught like a deer in the headlights!