Mark 5:15 is today’s verse: “And they came to Jesus and saw the demon-possessed man, the one who had had the legion, sitting there, clothed and in his right mind, and they were afraid.”
The man with the legion of demons is now set free. No longer is he wandering the tombs unclothed. No longer is he in chains. No longer is he cutting himself, doing himself bodily harm. He is now sitting in their midst, calm, serene and sedate. He is “in his right mind.” He has a sound mind. His body, soul and spirit are now perfectly integrated, as God intended.
This is God’s will for all humans, all people who are image-bearers of God. 2 Timothy 1:7 says, “For God did not give us a spirit of fear but of love, peace and a sound mind.” If you feel fear, it’s not from God. He never intended his children to live in fear but in faith. He never intended us to be under demonic assault, constantly hurting ourselves with fear and worry. He wants us to trust him as a loving, heavenly Father who cares for us. He doesn’t want us to be anxious about anything.
A sound mind is a mind that operates in perfect peace. It trusts, knowing that everything that happens to us must first pass through our heavenly Father’s perfect plan for our lives. It believes he is causing all things in our lives to work together for good. We know that God is God over all the demonic world. Therefore, we have sound minds.
Trust God today. Believe his plan for you is good because he is good. Let your mind become peaceful. Rid yourself of all fear. His will for you is a sound mind, a right mind, free from all demonic assaults that want to make you less than what God intended.