"God I just want to be normal!"
You may have found yourself praying or saying this a few times in your life if you have been bound by an addiction,
you have been damaged or crippled emotionally, or if you have had a number of failures in life. You may look around at other
people that appear much more normal than yourself and feel like a complete loser in comparison to them. I have counseled probably
thousands of what would be considered to be normal and abnormal people and I can tell you emphatically that everyone
has their emotional junk to deal with. It doesn't matter how good someone looks on the outside, because if you were to turn
them inside out you would see that they need God's help just like anyone else. Perhaps God has turned you inside out emotionally
just so that you will see your need for His healing touch in your life. Satan tries to lie to people by telling them that
they are the most evil and worthless human alive, and if anyone else finds them out they will surely be rejected and disowned.
I want to encourage you today that we are all messed up, we all need Gods help, and we are all a work in progress. The bible
says that "He" is the author and finisher of our faith, so instead of striving or condemning yourself today, just relax and
tell God afresh that you will cooperate with His work in your life to overcome your addictions and old unhealed emotional
wounds. God loves you dearly (Yes that means you!), so receive that love and assistance from Him today. God has forgiven you
so forgive yourself and move on. In the end your problem will be no more, and you will be free for good this time.
HEB 12:1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything
that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. 2 Let us
fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning
its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.