Closed Doors


I’ve entered into a new season of caring for my mom and the struggle is figuring out where she is going to live and who will be taking care of her. This you could say, is my greatest angst from childhood becoming reality.

After stepping away from the situation and gaining some clarity over the weekend, here is what I’m realizing and trying to remember:

Closed doors are worth celebrating as they are simply God giving us the direction we’ve been asking for.

Provision comes from Him and sometimes in the most unlikely of ways.

Struggles are often meant for us to become more convinced of who He is and what is actually best for us.

His grace is found in all, even when it is disguised in hardship.

This week we are reminded that ultimate Grace was made available and known to us through beating, flogging, suffering, humiliation, stripping away, bleeding and death. It was Jesus who voluntarily submitted to the Father to provide such amazing grace for you and for me.

What a gracious reminder that we are people of the resurrection – none of the above can hold back God’s plans for us. And how glorious that we are also people of the sabbath – that we can rest in what has already been done for us.

Today my prayer is to stay in each moment and to not get too far ahead of myself and especially Him. That I would do all that I am responsible for and trust in Him for strength through my weakness.


He is always with us.

He has given us everything we need for life and godliness.

He is always good.

Doors in this life may close here and there but He is the door through which we will always find pasture and life abundantly.

Sometimes you need to just put it out there to remind yourself and say it out loud so it resonates in your own heart and maybe the heart of another who needs it.

Peace be with you.

“I am the door. If anyone enters by me, he will be saved and will go in and out and find pasture.  The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly. I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.” {John 10:9-11}

3 thoughts on “Closed Doors

  1. Kimosphere says:

    Beautifully put, Suzie. Praying for you, your mom, and your family as one door closes and another opens.

  2. Diana Hanshaw says:

    That’s right on Suzie. I know exactly what you’re going thru since it’s not been that long ago I was in your position. But God is always faithful and gives us what we need at exactly the right time. I’ll keep you in my prayers and pray that God gives you the wisdom to do what is in the best interest of your mom and for your family.


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