We should always be quick to trust the Lord and know that He has our best
interest in mind at all times. The Lord never wishes to harm us, but
rather His wish for us is to prosper and be blessed even as our soul
prospers. The Lord has proclaimed throughout His Word that He would
direct the lives of those who trust Him. He will lead them onto the right
path that will lead to their blessing and life's fulfillment. We simply
have to remain in faith during any transitional periods knowing that any
temporary trial, tribulation or setback has its purpose in leading us
towards our correct path for victory. Be encouraged to trust the Lord in
all areas of your life. Do not murmur or complain when struggles come
your way, but rather rejoice and know that God is going to do a new thing
that will greatly overshadow the temporary setbacks that tried to get you
to worry. (3 John 2) (Psalm 25:12) (Psalm 18:30-33) (Psalm 68:3-6)
I hope this message encourages and challenges your heart to trust the Lord
at all times no matter how tough your circumstances may become. The Lord
is constantly working for our benefit to lead our life onto the best path.
We need to learn to praise the Lord as much for a closed door as we do an
open door. The reason God closes doors is because He has not prepared
anything over there for us. If He didn't close the wrong door, we would
never find the right door.
God directs our path through the closing and opening of doors. Once a door
closes, it forces you to change your course. Another door closes, it forces
you to change your course again. Then, finally, you find the open door and
you walk right into your blessing.
The Lord directs our paths through the opening and closing of doors, but
instead of praising Him for the closed door (which keeps us out of
trouble); we get upset because we “judge by the appearances.”
You have an ever-present help in the time of trouble that is He always
standing guard. Because He walks ahead of you, He can spot trouble down
the road and set up a roadblock or detour accordingly. But through our
lack of wisdom, we try to tear down the roadblocks or push aside the
detour sign. Then the minute we get into trouble, we start crying, “Lord,
how could You have done this to me?”
We have got to realize that the closed door can be a blessing. Didn't He
say that no good thing would He withhold from them that love Him?
If you get terminated from your job, praise God for the new opportunities
that will manifest themselves: it might be another job, it might be
school, it might be your own business.
If that man or woman won't return your call, it might not be them, it might
be the Lord setting up a roadblock (just let it go).
One time, a person had a bank they had been in business with for many years
tell them “No!” to a $10,000 loan. The Lord put in their spirit to call a
different bank. That bank gave them $40,000 at a lower interest rate than
the first bank was offering.
We can sometimes trap ourselves in doubt and discouragement through judging
by appearances. Be grateful for the many times our Father has closed doors
to us just to open them in the most unexpected places.
The Lord won't always say in spoken words: “Go to the left, now to the
right” ...sometimes He will just close the doors that are wrong for you.
God Bless You Always!
Read and meditate on these scriptures:
James 1:2-5 “My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers
temptations; Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.
But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire,
wanting nothing. If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth
to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.”
2 Corinthians 4:15-17 “For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant
grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God.
For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the
inward man is renewed day by day. For our light affliction, which is but
for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory.”
Jeremiah 29:11-14 “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith
the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.
Then shall ye call upon Me, and ye shall go and pray unto Me, and I will
hearken unto you. And ye shall seek Me, and find Me, when ye shall search
for Me with all your heart. And I will be found of you, saith the LORD...”
Joshua 1:8-9 “This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but
thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do
according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way
prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success. Have not I commanded
thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou
dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.”
All of these scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.
Today's Selected Poem: WHAT IS FAITH?
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Today's Selected Testimony: JESUS IS THE FAITHFUL PROVIDER
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In Christ’s Service,
God’s Work Ministry