So much of my life, before coming to the Lord, was surrounded by insanity that I could not imagine a life complete with sanity. Insanity has been defined as “doing the same thing over and over again, expecting a different result each time”. My addiction and compulsive behaviors kept me locked into a life of insanity. It was my continued failed attempts at controlling my life and the lives of those around me that kept me sick. It was my thinking that I could bring restoration to my life and do so under my own power, that kept me in the circle of insanity. Sanity has been defined as “wholeness of mind; making decisions based on the truth”. Jesus is the One who offers the truth, the power, the way, and the life. Jesus alone can restore us to sanity. Whose strength are you relying on? We need to depend on His strength. Psalm 46:1 tells us: God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear. Relying on our own power, our own strength is what got us into the conditions we are in. Choosing to allow my life to finally run on God’s power has turned out to be my greatest strength. We also cannot look at other people who are in our life the same way as before and expect them to be different as well. Romans 15:7 says: Accept one another, then, for the glory of God, as Christ has accepted you. I know I need to remember to pray and ask God to give me the courage to change the things I can and to accept the things I cannot change. The hope of a new life is freedom…a freedom many of us have been desperately seeking for a very long time. 2 Corinthians 5:17 reminds us that when someone becomes a Christian he becomes a brand new person inside. He is not the same any more. A new life has begun! Jesus Christ loves us just the way we are! While we were still sinners, Christ died for us (Romans 5:8). The penalty for our sins was paid in full by Jesus on the cross. We do not need to fix ourselves before we come to Him. God is faithful. No matter what comes our way, with God, we can handle it. 1 Corinthians 10:13: And He will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out”. He cares for those who trust in him.” God can and WILL restore us to sanity.
Today is the day I will ask the Lord to reveal to me areas in my life that are stuck in the pattern of insanity. Today is the day I will surrender my life to Him and ask for Him to restore my life to sanity. Today is the day I will recover!