Pastor Ron’s Corner

CLOSED DOORS
“The Lord directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives.” – Psalm
37:23

We need to learn to praise the Lord as much for a closed door 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 open the right door.

God directs our path through the closing and opening of doors. Once a door closes, it forces you to
change your course. Another door closes, it forces you to change your course again.
Then, finally, you find the open door and you walk right into His blessing for you.

The Lord directs our paths through the opening and closing of doors, but instead of praising Him
for the closed door (which keeps us out of trouble); we get upset because we “judge by the
appearances.”

You have an ever-present help in the time of trouble that is always standing guard. Because He
walks ahead of you, He can spot trouble down the road and set up a roadblock or detour accordingly.
But through our lack of wisdom, we try to tear down the roadblocks or push aside the detour sign.

Then the minute we get into trouble, we start crying, “Lord, how could You have done this to me?”

We have got to realize that the closed door can be a blessing. Didn’t He say that no good thing
would He withhold from them that love Him?

If you get terminated from your job, praise God for the new opportunities that will manifest
themselves: it might be another job, it might be 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).

We can sometimes trap ourselves in doubt and discouragement through judging by appearances… Be
grateful for the many times our Father has closed doors to us just to open them in the most
unexpected places.

The Lord won’t always say in spoken words: “Go to the left, now to the right” … sometimes
He will just close the doors that are wrong for you.

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