When one door closes, another one opens.
For many years I’ve heard the saying, “When God shuts one door, He opens another!” Well, no, those exact words are not found in the Bible anywhere. It’s all about trusting Him with every step.
However, we never ask God to open the doors which He wants to open and shut those which He wants to close.
We don’t always understand where He leads us or why. But in the face of open doors, I think God respects our free will more than we sometimes think. Malachi 3:10 ESV / 79 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful. We ask God for a lot of things. I’m not sure what concerned me more: that this well-known Christian cliché was not in the Word or the fact that I had no good reason for my season of camping out in front of that proverbial closed door. Three months prior, I sat dreaming and planning and creating my agenda.
He is trustworthy.
“When God closes a door, He opens a window” is not, in fact, in the Bible. The Door that God Opens Will be Accompanied by Confirmation . However, of all the phrases we’ll examine in this series this statement is closer to the truth. In Matthew 18:15-16, Jesus laid out instructions for confronting sin among believers saying "But if they will not listen, take one or two others along, so that ‘every matter may be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses'."
We question why some doors open and then close.
Open and closed doors are about following Him one step at a time—any open door can close and any closed door can open. You know, I need to read that book again. And thereby put me to the test, says the Lord of hosts, if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour down for you a blessing until there is no more need. June 4, 2009 at 10:27 pm.
... 4 responses to ““When God closes one door, He opens another ”” Julie.
In fact, we rarely understand it. 2. I believe the same applies when it comes to God confirming something in his Word. For when God closes a door He opens a window Blessings can come in disguise, But we need to open our eyes.
You can’t go on, and everything looks gray, And the things you thought you wanted are nowhere to be found. For when God closes a door He opens a window But we need to open our eyes. I’ve recommended it to many, and in fact, a few years ago when I read it, it helped me a great deal. “God bless me with a job; give me that promotion at work; help me to pay my bills” etc.
There are times when we pray and ask God for things.
Bring the full tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. It’s hard to know just what to do or even what to say When hope is gone.