Dealing With Closed Doors

Have you ever encountered a closed door from the Lord?  By that, I mean, has there been a time when you wanted to do something but things just didn’t seem to work out?  You kept encountering obstacles?  

An obstacle doesn’t always mean that we should stop but, at times, an obstacle is a word from the Lord.  God can speak to us by closing doors.  

In Acts 16, Paul and Silas experienced this.  There was an area they wanted to go to but the Scripture says that the Holy Spirit prevented them.  It doesn’t say how they were prevented them or why they were prevented but that they were prevented.  About this time, Paul had a vision and in his dream, a man from Macedonia was standing there pleading with him to come to Macedonia.  So, Paul felt God was calling him there so they sailed for Macedonia.  

God closed two doors to send Paul through the open door.  The same can happen with us.  

It may be that you are experiencing some closed doors.  You may even be a little frustrated about it.  Don’t get frustrated.  If God is closing a door, it’s because He has something better for us. God may be closing some doors to send you to the open doors.  

Proverbs 3:5-6 says, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your paths.”  When a door is closed, we can trust the God who closed it.  

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