When God Closes a Door

Faith Spilling Over... Into Everyday Life

Melika doorHave you ever been disappointed when it seems like a door closes?

Recently my family received disappointing news. My son dared to apply to a highly competitive university, number one in the nation for his field of study. He worked hard to take the tests, write the essays, go to an interview, and fill out the application. We were crushed when he received the notification that they’d be unable to offer him admission. It seemed so unfair. He’d worked for nothing.

I asked the question, “God, what are you doing?”

The next day I told my sob story to a friend over coffee. Her response caught me by surprise:

If God didn’t close doors, we’d have no idea which ones to go through.

I laughed at her common sense. She was right. We always want to see God open doors before us, but closed doors are part of God’s leading…

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