What You need

Isn't always what you want.

We all know that. God knows that. And fortunately He's a good dad and has the most tender of cares when he dishes you what you need rather than just what you want.

And don't get me wrong — sometime the two align, the want and the need. But often not and a large part of God's handiwork actually involves dusting off silly infatuations, revealing what we really desire deep down.

God, today I thank You for not just giving me what I want in the immediate. Thank you for being committed to shaping my desires around what is actually life-giving and good, not the least of which is You.