Difficult times don’t change who God is, but sometimes He allows things to happen to change us.
Who God is to you when everything is going right is who He is when everything is not going right in your life.
Despite how you may feel right now, He hasn’t changed how He feels about you or what He said about you.
He is still with you.
He is still good.
He still loves you.
He still cares for you.
And He will still do what He said.
For I am the Lord, I change not (Malachi 3:6).
Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today and forever (Hebrews 13:8).
God is not a man, that He should lie; neither the son of man that He should repent: has He said, and shall He not do it? or has He spoken and shall He not make it good (Numbers 23:19)?
God said to Moses, I AM THAT I AM (Exodus 3:14).
Don’t open the door.
For three days, I heard the same warning.
In John 10, Jesus talks about a door and He also mentions two people that will come.
The thief comes not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly (vs 10).
When God shuts a door, he shuts it because what’s behind the door has the potential to destroy you, or even worse, kill you. It is the door that the enemy uses to steal from you. He steals your time with distractions, wrong relationships, or worry. He tries to steal your praise, your joy, your faith and even the word God gave you.
And these are they by the way side, where the word is sown; but when they have heard, Satan comes immediately and takes away the word that was sown in their hearts (Mark 4:15).
When anyone hears the word of the kingdom, and does not understand it, then the wicked one comes and snatches away what was sown in his heart (Matthew 13:19).
A door is a means of access. It opens and it closes. It allows you to walk into some things as well as walk out of some things. It takes you from one place to another.
I thought I understood what God was saying, but I really didn’t. I thought he was telling me that someone from my past was coming to my house and to not open the door. I thought he was talking about a physical door, but he was actually talking about a spiritual door.
If God shuts a door in your life, he is sparing you from what’s behind that door because it does not lead to abundant life.
Remember the last time you did something that God told you not to do. Your disobedience opened a door. For some of you, that door led to heartbreak, trouble, anger, financial loss, depression, suicidal thoughts and sickness. For others, it affected your marriages as well as your children.
But remember also how God forgave you. Remember how He brought you out of what you put yourself in. Remember how much He loves you and how He only wants what is best for you.
Your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost. Become like the psalmist who would rather be a doorkeeper and guard the door of the house of God than to live in the tent of wickedness.
Please don’t open what God has shut.
There was something that needed to be repaired in my home so I went to the person who I knew could help me. I didn’t ask this person to repair what was broken nor did I ask for money to get the repairs fixed. I just needed him to contact someone to fix the problem for me or he could have given me the name and number and I would have made the call myself.
I don’t know if the individual wasn’t feeling well or maybe going through a rough time or just didn’t feel like being bothered, but he didn’t help me. At first, I was very disappointed, but then I stopped focusing on the hurt and I began to examine myself.
Was there someone around me hurting or frustrated or feeling hopeless – waiting for me to help them, but hadn’t received my help because I too busy feeling sorry for myself or because I didn’t feel like being bothered today?
And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it, but I found none (Ezekiel 22:30).
There were plenty of men in the land, but no one made himself available. God wasn’t looking for men. He was only looking for a man and yet He couldn’t find one. And because He couldn’t find one, many were destroyed in the land.
I don’t want that to be said about me – that God looked for me, but He couldn’t find me. I don’t want Him calling out to me like He did to Adam in the garden asking, Where are you?
So, I am asking God to show me one person every day that I can help – and I pray that I’ll make myself available and be faithful, committed and obedient when He shows me.
Withhold not good from them to who it is due, when it is in the power of your hand to do it (Proverbs 3:27, KJV).
Never walk away from someone who deserves your help; your hand is God’s hand for that person (Proverbs 3:27, MSG).
And the Lord said unto Samuel, How long will you mourn for Saul, seeing I have rejected him from reigning over Israel? fill your horn with oil, and go, I will send you to Jesse the Bethlehemite: for I have provided me a king among his sons (1 Samuel 16:1).
Stop mourning over the people that left you. You’re about to enter into a new season with new people.
Stop mourning over what you lost. God can and will restore.
Stop mourning over the relationship GOD rejected. That wasn’t the spouse He chose for you anyway.
How long will you mourn over what God rejected?
The reason why you feel hurt, unloved, unwanted and disappointed is because you think they rejected you, but they didn’t reject you. God rejected them.
And God would never reject something without providing something better.
God hasn’t forgotten you or the promises He made to you. He’s just waiting on you to remind Him of His word.
Put Me in remembrance (Isaiah 43:26).