Monday, August 20, 2007
A closed door – a blessing to the soul
We need to learn to thank the Lord for closed doors just as much as we
do for open doors. The reason God closes doors is because He has not
prepared anything over there for us.If he didn't close the wrong door we would never find our way to the right door. Even when we don't realize it, God directs our paths through
the closing and opening of doors. When one door closes, it forces us to
change our course. Another door closes; it forces us to change our
course yet again. Then finally, we find the open door and walk right
into our blessing.
But instead of praising God for the closed door (which
kept us out of trouble), we get upset because we "judge by the
appearances." And in our own ignorance, we insist that
we know what is right.
We have a very present help in the time of need who is
always standing guard. Because God walks ahead of us, He can see trouble
down the road and HE sets up road blocks and detours accordingly. But
through our lack of wisdom we try to tear down the roadblocks or push
aside the detour signs. Then the minute we get into trouble, we start
crying "Lord how could this happen to me?" We have got to realize that
the closed door was a blessing.
Didn't God say that "No good thing will
He withhold from them that love Him?" Psalm 37:23.