“Write this letter to the angel of the church in Philadelphia. This is the message from the one who is holy and true, the one who has the key of David. What he opens, no one can close; and what he closes, no one can open” Revelation 3:7
No one likes to think about doors closed in our faces.
No one likes to think about missed opportunities.
The fact is, though, that God shows His care for us in as much in what He brings into our lives, as what He keeps out.
That job you didn’t get; that person you never married that you thought was The One; the house you weren’t able to buy that you were certain was you dream home; all of these (and more) can be evidence of God’s hand guiding us along the right path.
Don’t be discouraged when life doesn’t go the way you think it should. If you could see on the other side of that closed door, you would probably see more harm than good waiting there.
Don’t discount the (sometimes long-way-around) route God has you on. He is the Master Doorman, and He knows just which ones to open – and to shut.