Closed Doors & Open Windows

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The LORD is my light and my salvation– whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life– of whom shall I be afraid? – Psalm 27:1

Hot on the trail of God’s will
And getting warmer still
Got it together this time around
There’s nothing to stop you now
Stopped by the slam of a door
God, what’d You do that for
Sometimes we just don’t understand
How He wants to let us in

When God closes a door, look for a window
Oh look for a window
Don’t stand at the door, there might be a window
Oh look for a window
When your pathway comes to an end, its time to begin to
Find a new road and Look for a Window

Responsibilities change
And so do our pathways
One way God shows which way to go
Is to let the old road close

There’s no point in getting down on yourself
God is only pointing you somewhere else

“Look for a Window” by Dallas Holm

The Lord has used this song sung by one of my favorite artists, Dallas Holm, so many times of uncertainty in my life. Those times when for the most part, things seem to running pretty well for you all the way around. Then all of a sudden, without warning, without sirens or bells and whistles going off, catastrophe strikes and you’re left wondering what has just happened and for what reason? The thoughts eventually settle in that you dwell on and begin asking, “What did I do to deserve this?” or “This is just not fair!”

I was speaking with a business associate just this past week and he informed me that he had been laid off along with several others within the company where they had worked. These employees had also been with the company several years and without warning, they were all notified that they were being let go. I immediately shared with my friend my sincere heartfelt concern and that I would praying for him and trusting that God would provide him with another job. And not just a job but a job where he could utilize his abilities and gifts.

Why does God allow closed doors in our lives to occur? I have often asked myself that very question so very often in my life. While I cannot answer for each and every individual, I can only see where God’s hand of provision, grace and mercy have always been there when He allowed a door to be closed in my life. Yes, I can look back now from where He has brought me from to where I am today and without reservations know that each time, I have experienced a new, fresh walk with Him each and every time. And for every door He allowed to be closed, He always provided a nearby window in which to enter in through which eventually lead to another open door. Much like if you accidentally locked yourself out of your house with no key, you were still able to enter the house due to a window which was unlocked and allowed you to enter in once again.

The worst thing we can do when God allows doors to be closed in our lives is to just stand there, frightened, scared, mad, blame others (even God), for our present circumstance. Yes, before I came to the resolute that God cared deeply for everything I go through in life, there were certainly times when I would shake my fist towards the heavens and blame Him for everything I was going through due to these closed doors. My friend, God cares more about you and everything you go through in life more than you’ll ever know. His Word says that you are the apple of His eye. (Zechariah 2:8) Furthermore, he has engraved you on the palms of His hands. (Isaiah 49:16) His plans to prosper you and not to harm you & plans to give you hope and a future. (Jeremiah 29:11)

So my friend, if there has recently been a door closed in your life and you don’t know which way to turn or are afraid of taking that next step of faith, please know that our Heavenly Father is standing close by ready to let you in, all you have to do is call out to Him, trust Him and walk by faith as you “Look for a Window”.

Remain Blessed,

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Dallas Holm – Look for a Window

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About Bryan Tarjick

Christ Follower, Son, Husband, Father, & Grandfather. Passionate about Faith, Family, Leadership & Living with Purpose.
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2 Responses to Closed Doors & Open Windows

  1. Amen! A couple of years ago,l was teaching at the WOL School of Ministry and also out at Forcht Wade Prison. Suddenly, both came to an end at almost the same time. The school changed its curriculum and the prison shut its doors. For about a year I was lost, but then a window opened up for writing. It is still my prayer to be able to teach to groups again, but in the mean time, I teach through my written word.

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    • God is using your writings Patrick more than you know. I have learned through the years as I’m sure you have to just “do” when God says “do” and “go” when He says “go” and leave it up to the Holy Spirit to cause the seeds to grow in others life. Thanks for your obedience brother.

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