We’ve all heard the phrase that when God closes a door, he opens a window, but I’ve recently realized that it can work in reverse as well.

When God closes a window, sometimes he opens a door.

Don’t get me wrong; we are often led away from easy and comfortable things to things that take a lot more work. Who has never woken up and thought that life had just gotten more difficult? But sometimes, he works in the opposite direction. Sometimes, you wake up and realize that you can breathe for the first time in a long time – and that the struggle you thought was necessary was not really needed. And when you have the feeling that God has an open door just waiting for you, why struggle with the window’s latch? Get your head out of that window – precariously situated like a guillotine ready to fall.

Now I’m not saying to leave the window behind if you’ve been called to crawl through its difficult panes, but you might want to check that there isn’t another door first.

I know that God understands our struggles and that He knows the individual needs of all of His children. I know that He knows exactly what is possible and exactly what will bring us joy. And I know that some are called to windows and others to doors, and some doors close, and some windows shatter, but I also know that window or door, there will always be an opening; you just have to find it.

And if I see a door just hanging open, I’m gonna walk through it… because frankly, I’m tired of this window nonsense.

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