Often God's blessings are better than what we think we want
My favorite time to run is when the sun is completely up and it is bright and sunny, but the air is still really fresh and brisk. Prior to daylight savings time, my runs before work were just about at that favorite time. Naturally, I was kind of disappointed about the time change because that meant I would finish my run well before my favorite time. So it was without much joy that I put on a reflective vest and headed off in the dark. As I headed east on my second lap around a local trail, I was suddenly greeted by a beautiful sunrise. Humbled, I stopped to take a picture, and throughout the day pondered the experience.
Often in my life I have had a favorite or planned experience that was changed by some factor outside my control. Many times, just like the beautiful sunrise, that change ends up being an unanticipated blessing from a loving Father in Heaven, who knows what I need better than I do.
Being blessed with this sunrise reminded me again to be grateful and strive to follow Paul's advice, "Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. ....I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content"
(Phil 4:6,7,11 NKJV) #sunrise #blessings