Multiple times this year, I’ve found myself in moments and situations when something I’d planned and worked so hard for, just didn’t quite work out. It seemed like no matter how hard I prayed or prepared, God allowed doors to remain closed. I embraced the simple truth that no matter how hard you knock, God will not open a door you are not supposed to walk through.
Even when I faced rejection and disappointment, I still sensed God’s peace so strongly. I knew He was leading me towards something greater than I could have planned myself. That’s not always the easiest thing to accept. Because, wouldn’t it be great if we could have everything we wanted? Absolutely. But if it means being outside of God’s will, it’s not worth it.
For the Lord God is a sun and shield: the Lord will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.
Psalm 84:11 KJV
None of us are perfect. But if you’ve chosen to live a life committed to God, He will take care of you. I realize I may never understand why certain things had to happen, why prayers weren’t answered, or why people in my life passed away when they did. But I’m committed to trusting God. I recognize that I don’t have the capacity to comprehend His ways.
Even while writing this blog post, I received a discouraging message. Another failed attempt. In this life, we’ll face disappointments (big or small) that come unexpectedly. But if you build your faith and security in God, you’ll know who to turn to when it all falls down. You can do this by spending time in His Word, which helps you develop an understanding of who He is. Not only will your faith increase, but you’ll be more spiritually prepared when hardships do appear.
Because I know God already has my life figured out, I don’t have to stress about placing that huge responsibility on myself. I’m here to remind you, there is purpose in every season and every closed door. Place your trust in the one who knows your end from your beginning. God is good, even when your situation is not.