On the Edge:
Are All the Doors Closing?
When we don’t know which way to go,
We are confused about God’s direction.
We pray for God’s guidance,
But can’t make a selection.
When each day is dark and drear,
We are mixed up in our minds.
We don’t know which way to turn
Or which one is the best line.
We think we want something
And then it disappears.
The doors close.
We might even shed some tears.
And when the doors close – one by one
We don’t know what to do.
Until the only one left –
It comes directly for you.
Like seeing blurry at first,
The way is finally sharp and clear,
Things coming into view,
Your direction is very near.
We learn that to know the path,
Sometimes doors must first close.
It’s not an easy trip,
But sometimes it’s how God shows.
Have you seen this in your life,
As you journey on life’s road?
Closed doors, many times help us find
The right direction unfold.
— Charles B. Mayes
On the Edge: Are All the Doors Closing? © 2016 by Charles B. Mayes. All Rights Reserved.
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We sometimes think of an open door, but sometimes a lot of doors must be closed before an open one is apparent. That is how God works in some situations. It is not an easy experience, but afterwards we can see that what has been going on is in our best interest.
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