I was watching a Netflix series the other day when a phrase caught my attention. The “wise” woman shared with her daughter: “When God closes one door, He opens a new one. It’s the hallways that will kill you”. I chuckled but it hit home. I feel like I’m in a hallway. I’ll be retiring in a few weeks and I’m super excited about my future. The only problem is I can’t see to find that open door. I’m wandering and waiting. I’m wandering and hoping. Sometimes I wander and worry but then I go and plop in the corner and spend some time reading the word, building my faith and complaining…I mean talking to God.
When can I go?
Am I on the right path?
Am I supposed to stay here?
Maybe the open door was back there?
I totally believe that eventually that door will open, so I’m asking God to give me strength in the waiting, peace in the confusion and trust in the hope I know is secure.
The hallways sometimes feels so dark but the Bible says the word is a lamp unto our feet…
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, lean not on your own understanding. Acknowledge the Lord in all your ways and He will direct your path.”
It’s a promise you can count on.