Being Grateful for CLOSED 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 submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.

I Desiray am thankful that God does not give me what I thought I wanted.

How do you respond when God closes a door? As Christians sometimes, we only see what we want to see when it comes to blessings. How come we do not see the blessing in a closed door? Serving the Lord, I have to say that God does not always opens doors for me. He has literally closed some doors in my life.

There were times when I would be so upset at God because I just could not figure out why He would close the door at something that I wanted and prayed about? Over the course of my journey with the Lord, He has revealed to me the importance of Him closing doors.

I can say that I am thankful that He did not give me what I thought I wanted. Sometimes God has allowed me to see the reason behind Him closing doors.

I know with in my heart that when God closes doors, He has a reason. We may not always like it; we may not always understand why. But one thing I do know and that is this. God sees what I cannot see. And if what I am wanting is going to disrupt my life with chaos and cause a wedge between me and God then I do not want it.

You and I will never know our true hearts, we think we know what we want. But all too often when our heart wants something, we pray in our emotions believing that what we desire is worthy of waiting for. Which means we are waiting on the wrong motives.

Maybe today you are wondering why God shut that door? Instead of being overcome with worrying why the door was shut how about asking God what was my motive for wanting it?

There is a blessing in having those doors shut by God.

Have a blessed Day in the Lord family!

24 Comments Add yours

  1. AWED says:

    This really resonates with me. I am not grateful enough for the doors He closed though. I’ll change that.

    Thank you for sharing.

  2. desirayl says:

    You are more than welcome. It is hard to accept those closed doors. I be the first to say that. God knows each of our hearts and He will help you with that and me with other things I struggle with. Amen.

    You have a blessed day. And I will say a prayer for you.

    Lord I ask you to help my friend to accept those close doors that you chose to close in his life. Lord it is not always easy for us to accept your ways, for we do not understand your ways. But Lord we trust you for only you know what is best for us. Give my friend the strength he needs during those times of shutting doors. Let his faith grow stronger in you. I ask of these things in the mighty name of Jesus Christ. AMEN

  3. believe4147 says:

    Have you ever noticed there are times God shuts a door but opens it later when He has made us ready to walk through it? I have found this true in my life.
    And this summer the closed doors to our youth camp opened doors to ministering to the physical needs of the camp preparing it for ministry next year.
    Thank you for sharing.

  4. desirayl says:

    Yes, I have seen Him do that as well. It is just amazing how He works in our lives.

    That is a blessing how God opened that door for your youth camp. Sometimes I just stand back and be in AWE of who He is.

    Thanks for commenting. Blessings to you.

  5. That’s so true my dear, He holds a key of David, to open doors that no man can shut and shut doors that no man can open, God is in control of our lives, and I can live with that. Thank you for a powerful message!

  6. desirayl says:

    Zama, so glad you enjoyed the devotional today. We are not in control of anything. He has all power in His hands.

    Have a bless day!

  7. believe4147 says:

    You’re welcome and God bless.

  8. Amen… Motives, Motives, Motives…

  9. desirayl says:

    Good evening David. Yes it is always about motives. Thank you for your comment.

  10. REV. ESSIE says:

    You have a beautiful blog. God bless.

  11. desirayl says:

    Thank you so much for those beautiful words. 😊

  12. Stacey Lynn says:

    I’m dealing with a closed door right now, as a matter of fact! 🙂 In my own mind and in truth, in the flesh I suppose, I don’t see why things aren’t happening like I thought they were supposed to. But as I responded to my son, earlier today, it was like I was speaking to myself when I said, “We must pray that His perfect will be done, even in our waiting.” Praise God for closed doors! Even if we’re not clear on the “why”!

  13. desirayl says:

    That is so very true. I believe we all have done and thought the exact same words. It goes against what we have known and done all of our lives. But that is what faith is all about trusting and believing God.

    Lord, I ask that you give strength to Stacey during this season of closed doors. Lord we do not know the reason for why. But Stacey is trusting and holding on to your unchanging hand.

    Give peace to the mind and heart. Saturate Stacey’s thoughts on your words of promises. I ask of these things in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

    Have a blessed weekend.

  14. Isn’t that the truth?! I can remember on many occasions that immediate disappointment, only to experience great relief later! Wonderful Jesus!

  15. I love this! I read about an elderly Quaker woman who said that God uses closed doors to lead us just as much as open doors. The book is called “Let Your Life Speak.” Great little book.

  16. Stacey Lynn says:

    Thank you, dear sister ❤ Praying a blessed weekend for you as well!

  17. Amen! My prayer is that whatever door God doesn’t want open for me should remain shut. Some things are good but they may not be God’s perfect will for us. Thank you for the reminder. ❤

  18. desirayl says:

    The Quaker woman is right on that. For me I have seen Him use that close door to guide me in His direction and not my own.

    I often think that had not God closed a door would I even consider walking through that door.

    Thanks for sharing Tammie. I appreciate you stopping in. Have a bless weekend.

  19. desirayl says:

    Exactly Temi, all things are not what God would have for us. No matter how good it looks or how we think it is.

    Have a bless weekend sis.

  20. desirayl says:

    Sis that is just how good our God is. We experience that relief and nothing can compare to it. We truly serve and amazing God. How He works has me in AWE all the time. Have a blessed weekend sis.

  21. You do the same, my sis! Wonderful Jesus

  22. AWED says:

    Amen and Amen.

    Apologies my response took a while. I wasn’t here for a while. You have no idea how much those prayers are for me. Thank you for letting the Holy Spirit speak them through you.

    My warmest regards.

  23. desirayl says:

    You are welcome my friend. Being obedient is what God requires of us. Let the Holy Spirit rest upon you.

    Blessings to you.

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