Psalm 121

A Living Definition

Often defined as a healthy state of mind, sanity’s synonyms include common sense, wisdom, and prudence; judiciousness reasonableness, soundness, and sensibleness. It’s being in our right minds – not overcome, or undone by circumstances.

So, honestly, sometimes, I can be so overcome or undone – especially when I put two words together and ask: What if . . . I don’t have a healthy state of mind. In fact, from those two little words can come a hurricane of fear, and a roar of resentments.

For many years, alcohol enabled me to muffle the sounds.

Eventually, I came to believe what AA’s second step described; I trust and hope that the God of my understanding — Christ —  has all the what-if’s covered . . . But that doesn’t mean I always remember it.

Fortunately, I found a quote, in a recent devotional reading, that reins in the insanity that fear, worry, and bitterness can foment, and restores a healthy state of mind

Praise is a form of sanity where you suspend thoughts of the future and dwell in the eternal now lifting up God as the center . . . He lifts up the destitute and makes them royalty. This is grace. (C. John Miller, Saving Grace, on Psalm 113, page 35)

Thanks for taking the time to read – I wish you peace, and pray God lifts your head.


Love in Christ,

Sober and Grateful

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