When One Door Closes, Another Opens

Trusting God when the door seems to be closing

With so much happening in the world today – the recession, job loss etc it seems like all the doors are closing right in front of us. It seems like there’s no way out of the situation we’re in. We pray and pray (day and night) asking God to open up the windows of opportunity for us, but what do you do when all the doors seem to be closed? There’s encouragement for you today.

When one door closes, another one opens

There are times when we pray and ask God for things. “God bless me with a job; give me that promotion at work; help me to pay my bills” etc. We ask God for a lot of things. However, we never ask God to open the doors which He wants to open and shut those which He wants to close.

Today, I’m looking for a job and it seems as though every door is closing on me. Turned down after turned down after turned down. Then I realized that God has something better in store for me. My plans are not always His plans.

God has another plan for you

Sometimes the things we pray for are not the things God has in store for us. Oftentimes, we pray for little things when God wants to bless us with bigger ones. Sometimes we pray to God to bless us with the wrong things. I had to encourage myself and tell myself: when one door closes, another one opens.

You may be going through a situation right now feeling as though nothing is working out for your good. You might want to give up and throw the towel in. I want to encourage you today and tell you not to give up.

When God closes one door He opens up another. It could be that God wants you to have something else or be somewhere else in life. Or that God simply has another route for you to go down. Sometimes we have to hear NO in order to get to where God wants us to be. Sometimes door closes not because God is against us, but simply because it’s used as a tool to guide us where God wants us to be.

When you feel as though you are losing hope, don’t! Giving up, don’t do it. Know that God is with you. Guiding and ordering your footsteps. He has a specific path just for you to travel down but sometimes, like children, we lose track and go down the wrong path. Because of this, God put road blocks in the wrong paths to get us going down the right path.


Be encouraged and know that God has the key to open every door; change every situation and open new windows of opportunities. Sometimes, road blocks are there to lead you to the path Jesus wants you to go; sort of like the yellow and white ink in the street guiding you as you drive to your destination.

Be encouraged and know that God does everything for a reason; not for our downfall, but for our good and to His glory. The road blocks we face is simply God guiding us. Be encouraged in Jesus name knowing that when one door closes, another opens. God bless you.

– – – written by Vishal Bhadlekar, 09892400687