Dash of Sass: Closed Doors Are Answered Prayers
So often when the answer is no, we assume God isn’t answering at all, that He’s ignoring us or being distant or has turned His back on us all together…but I would argue that those are the moments when God is the closest to us. The moments when He looks down at us lovingly as we present our request to Him and sees not just the small window that we see but the full, great big picture and in His infinite, gracious wisdom…gently takes the thing from us that we think we need most in the world but that He knows would lead to our heartbreak or destruction. He’s not going to let us continue down a path that would hurt us or deter His will for our lives any more than a parent would allow their child to touch a hot stove. He loves us far too much for that. So when you come up against closed doors or dead ends or detours…you don’t have to look up in frustration and shout “Where are you, God?” …you can look around in wonder and gratitude and say “Oh, there you are, God!” Because He IS the closed door. He is the roadblock. He is the barricade, blocking you from anything that isn’t good for you. He’s the ultimate protector and guardian and covering. That’s how special you are to Him. And that’s how amazing He is.