As a runner, I always find somewhere I can grow. Whether I'm working on a better stride or trying to improve my time, I can always grow.
Running is a sport I enjoy because it allows my brain chatter to go. Maybe I had a stressful day at work or a teacher isn't happy with my decisions, running allows me to be free. Running in a sense allows me to experience grace. In the mist of chaos, shattered dreams, medical nonsense, family crisis and financial worries, I always experience grace when running. I'm reminded God is good in all.
Recently, I was given an opportunity to review a book by my favorite author, Robin Jones Gunn. In her latest book "Victim of Grace", she talks about different times in her life where she has experienced some major "grace." I would have never known how the Christy Miller series began or how Robin has gone through some medical junk. I never realized the series of events that have led her to this places as a wonderful author. I can appreciate her authenticity and her willingness to share her heart. This book is brilliant and allows you to experience the goodness of God in Robins life. It allows you to reflect on your own journey to find his grace.
As I write this, I am battling some serious leg/ feet issues. I have PF (plantar facittis) horribly. My knees and legs are in so much pain and yet, I am still reminded that I have legs to walk, feet to walk on and an ambulatory body. We all in some way, have something to be thankful for in the mist of great despair. Although I'm struggling and training for #doubledaredumbo is tough, I'm not giving up. His grace is suffcient and will carry me.
I will keep stretching, icing, foam rolling, yoging and whatever else I need to do, in order to finish..
Where do you find grace?