Maybe, just maybe, we look at closed doors all wrong.
There’s a popular saying that goes something like this: ” when God closes one door he opens another.” We just tend to think that it is going to open immediately. Like, right when we want it. We pace and huff and get down in the dumps all while we are claiming to “trust” God. It’s much easier to tell someone else to have faith and wait on God. When we have something occurring in our own lives we see how difficult the waiting can be. But there truly is beauty and growth to be found in the waiting.
There IS beauty to be found in the waiting.
There is also beauty in the closed doors.
You see, when it seems as if no doors are swinging wide open for you and that no clear answers are coming your way, that’s when God is holding those doors shut so that you won’t walk through the wrong one.
Yes, HE gives us free will, but I truly believe that when we are HIS he gives us protection as well.
Thank God for the doors that don’t seem to be opening. Be still and know that HE is God and HE is sovereign and HIS ways are so much better.
When we jump ahead and try to pull the steering wheel out of his hands, we often cause a wreck.
Waiting is hard. I know. I’ve been in a season of waiting myself. I get it. This is for me as much as it is for you. As we wait, let’s be grateful. I’m going to start my gratitude list again. Joy is found in a grateful heart. Maybe you want to join me?
Just start somewhere. Giving Thanks is a command that’s repeated many times in the Bible. It’s not just there to make God feel better. I truly believe that it’s there to remind us that there’s beauty in being thankful and joy comes from a heart of thankfulness.
There are blessings to be found in closed doors and in the waiting.
Learning to be still & thankful at the same time.
“Wait patiently for the Lord. Be brave and courageous. Yes, wait patiently for the Lord.”
Psalms 27:14 NLT
Thankful that Jesus loves me. Missions are my heart. I love life; it’s a gift that I never want to waste. Simple Truths blog was created for the purpose of sharing simple truths, encouragement, and God. I am in the process of creating a podcast as well. I am a wife to Spencer, mother to our 2 adult daughters, and fur baby momma.