Five Minute Friday–Door

Here are the rules: Write for five minutes. No editing, no deleting, just writing, then posting. Link up, post your link, then visit others who linked up.



The doors in my life are opening and closing at such a rapid pace at the moment as to be dizzying. I’ll get some information, or I’ll see something that might help us in a certain situation, and I’ll think, “Aha, there’s the open door.” Then I’ll look into it, and it becomes quickly obvious, it was not open at all. But other doors are thrown wide open and all I have to do is walk through. In moments like that, it’s easy to be at peace, to see God’s hand in the action. When the doors are closed, it is even easier to become discouraged, to return to my old mindset.

God has never promised us a life of nothing but good, I’m not really sure where we even got that idea, but He has promised us something even better. He has promised to never leave us or forsake us. He has promised to go before us and to stand beside us. He has promised us that, when it’s all said and done, we will be with Him. He has promised us His peace, the peace that passes all understanding.

Who can understand why, in the midst of trials or confusing circumstances, we can have peace? From the world’s point of view it’s crazy not to be angry or resentful when the door slams in our face; when the one thing, that one, good thing we wanted, a healthy child, a Christian marriage, a good job that will pay the bills, is denied us. It is then that turning to God, even if we don’t understand, will give us a peace that is even less understandable; a peace that will carry us through the difficulties to the place of rest.


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  1. Carrie says:

    That last sentence sums up your post beautifully! This last year has been a lot of trying to figure the door situation out as we make big changes in our family. Thank you for the reminder that God will deliver the peace needed to carry us through those hard-to-understand times. Blessings, Carrie

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