Closed Doors...An Encouragement


We need to learn to thank the Lord for closed doors as we do an open door. 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 arrogance, or 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 He walks ahead of us, He can see trouble down the road and HE sets up roadblocks 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 He say "No good thing will He withhold from them that love him?"

If you get terminated from your job - don't be down, instead thank God for the new opportunities that will manifest themselves - it might be a better job, or an opportunity to go to school.

If that man or woman won't return your call - it might not be them, It might be the Lord setting up a roadblock (just let it go). I'm so grateful, for the many times God has closed doors to me, just to open them in the most unexpected places. "The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, and He delights in his way." - Psalm 37:23.

The Mountain top is g lori ous, but it is in the Valley that I will grow!

Always Remember God gives you . . .

   � Enough Happiness to keep you Sweet

   � Enough Trials to keep you Strong

   � Enough Sorrows to keep you Human

   � Enough Hope to keep you Happy

   � Enough Failure to keep you Humble

   � Enough Success to keep you Eager

   � Enough Friends to give you Comfort

   � Enough Wealth to meet your Needs

   � Enough enthusiasm to make you look Forward

   � Enough Faith to banish depression, and

   � Enough Determination to make each day a better day than the last


So, be of good cheer...for our God is greater than any circumstances, and He will see us through.  

May you each and every one be blessed with all that meet your needs...