Hell in the Hall

Sometimes it does feel that even when we are trying our best to do good things and get the best we can out of life, things happen that hinder it. I say that if you have placed your entire life in the hands of God and trust in Him completely, then when someone slams a door in your face, look for the open window, or perhaps another door! Remember this, “Sometimes when there is a closed door and God opens another one, there is Hell in the hall.” Does that mean that because God is giving us something good we have to walk through Hell to get it? I don’t know the complete-all-the-time answer for that, but I do remember the story of Joseph, that after he was sold into slavery by his own brothers he ended up being the ruler of Egypt second in command only to the Pharaoh! At the end of the story his word to his brothers was, “you meant this for evil but God turned it for good!” So we see that in that case he walked through Hell in the hall to get to the best door.

Maybe you are going through a tough time right now and need to know exactly which door to go through, well here’s what I do, I pray that the wrong doors will all be slammed in my face so that I don’t have to make a decision. Does that always work? No, if it did we would never gain wisdom, knowledge or understanding.

Here’s help: Revelation 3:8 I see what you’ve done. Now see what I’ve done. I’ve opened a door before you that no one can slam shut. You don’t have much strength, I know that; you used what you had to keep my Word. You didn’t deny me when times were rough. When I read those words I know that God’s plan for my life cannot be stopped if I trust Him, He opened a door that no one can slam shut! Don’t be afraid to step out on those plans, but if they get stopped, don’t be devastated, just consider it a shut door because if God had opened it, it would have remained open, put your life in His hands! Look for the open door but don’t be afraid if you find a closed one, if you face Hell in the hall, He will get you through it!


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