It is a hard day to reconcile. We hurt for those who are living and grieving yesterday’s shooting. Come in close as you take the next few minutes to read.
Your desire for sanity and sound mental health, and everything in you that desires the fruit of loving the Lord with your heart, mind, soul, and strength – I’m inviting you to seek and pray for it today. Because the prayers of His people wield a mighty force in the battle against depravity that sometimes leads to insanity.
As we pray and grieve, we forge ahead in the 12 Steps, lingering for a few weeks in Step 2: We came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
I was reading the definition of sanity this morning, and it reads this vaguely: “the quality or state of being sane.”
But before I moved on to looking up the root word, sane, I read how the dictionary’s authors used sanity in a sentence. After all, any English teacher worth her weight in words seeks clarification from the sample sentences. They read as follows:
People have begun to doubt his sanity.
She is the mother of six children but somehow keeps her sanity.
The sanity of the decision was never in question.