In my quiet time this morning I was thinking about some things I desperately wanted and prayed for last year and years before. Things that didn’t turn out like my grand vision of how they should go down. And I’m so grateful that I’m not God because I am so wrong most of the time.
I’m sitting here this morning so thankful that God protects me from what I think I want and blesses me with what I didn’t know I even needed.
I’m sitting here today so thankful God cares more about me than what my feeble heart, mind, and ego proclaim to want/need.
As the great philosopher, Garth Brooks 😉 says, “Some of God’s greatest gifts are unanswered prayers.”
But they really aren’t unanswered prayers. They are better answers from the One who knows and sees all.
We are often encouraged to document our prayers to look back and see how God worked in them. Many times i look back so amazed at how God made a way for something that seemed impossible. But today, I am looking back with gratitude in the things a way wasn’t made for.
The courage and faith to surrender are fueled by the assurance that God is good, God is in control, God knows us & loves us, God is almighty & all powerful, and God works all things for good.