Our house is built in such a way that if we’re not
careful when we close our door it really slams and it slams loudly! But it seems
you can’t be careful enough, because although it’s happened before, I never
remember it’s going to slam. So if I grab it quickly it booms as though the
entire neighborhood can hear it. Every time it happens I look back at the door
and ask myself, “how could that happen?”
I am reminded of a saying that
is often used: “When God closes a door, He opens a window.” Problem is that some
doors sure seem to be slammed. It’s sudden and with no warning it’s jerked from
our grasp and banged shut! We didn’t shut the door, but someone did. We didn’t
plan it, but someone did. We weren’t looking for open windows but the door is
We could keep looking at the door. It’s closed. It’s
shut. We could wish we could go back through. We could pray it would reopen. We
could whine. We could go get a key and open it back up. We could refuse to let
it stay shut. We could remain immovable and continue to stare at the shut door.
But what would happen to the open window? Would it remain there? Would
it be available? Would we have to decide between the closed door and the next
God speaks to my heart: Oh precious one. In My realm one door must
be closed before another can open. It’s in that closed door time of life that
you will feel vacated, left out, unsure and useless. But if you will trust Me
when one door closes, I will open another door for you – this one will be better
than the one before because I AM the door. And because I AM who I AM, the door I
open can never be closed by any other person on earth. Nothing in all creation
can stop my plans for you except you. My will is that you Trust Me, that you
wait on Me and that you keep in the Word and rest in My promises. I have the
very best in mind for you, even when things look so impossible. Even when you
may feel shut out. Ultimately I AM the only one who can close the door and
ultimately I AM the only one who can open the window of opportunity where you
belong. This time of waiting is a time of preparation and together we will go
forth in My glory, My will and My promises.
Oh beloved, hold onto the
promises of God and let go of the door knob! Even though you can’t see what’s
ahead, you are destined for God’s open door of blessings when you realize that
He loves you and He’s for you and He goes ahead to prepare the way for you!
Don’t mourn the closed doors of life, rather rejoice in the open doors you
cannot see for that’s where the Lord is and that’s where you want to be – with
the Lord underneath His care and presence, walking in His anointing and
following Him always! Joshua 22:5 …Love the Lord your God, walk in all
His ways, obey His commands, hold firmly to Him, and serve Him with all your
heart and all your soul.
John 8:12 Jesus spoke to the people once more
and said, “I AM the light of the world. If you follow Me, you won’t have to walk
in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life.”
10:9 I AM the door; if anyone enters through Me, he will be saved, and will go
in and out and find pasture.
Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the LORD with all
your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek His will in all you
do, and He will show you which path to take.