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Don’t Despair – Be Aware – August 29 Inspiration

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Don’t despair when doors seem to close that were once open. Be aware instead that it may be a blessing in disguise for  new opportunities to just show up out of the blue. The secret is to keep moving forward and not looking back – or standing still – in order to reach new goals and fully realize the new opportunities and blessings in front of you.

Now onto this Monday’s inspirational thought. And as always, remember you can read some Psalms and Proverbs for each day at Daily Scripture Readings.

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“Despair is a state in which people feel

so overcome by a sense of futility or defeat,

they don’t know what to do.

At such times, it seems there is no way out.

But…Jesus has told us, ‘I am the Way’ (see John 14:6).

It is very comforting to know that although

there are times when you are pressed on every side

and perplexed because there seems to be no way out,

the Lord has promised He will not forsake you.

So when it seems you’ve come to a dead end,

don’t be driven to despair.

God will show you the way to go

and lead you through to victory.” 

–Joyce Meyer in “Ending Your Day Right”

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My reflections:

I am familiar with despair and feeling like there is no way out…yet, some how, God always does make a way. It might not be quite the “way” I expected, but when it’s God’s way, it’s better than my way!

 

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So what are YOUR thoughts?

Have you ever felt like a closed door was permanently closed?

Did you then discover a new open door just around the bend?

3 Comments

  1. Grant

    I love the sentiment behind not fretting over closed doors. I struggle with this sometimes, but deep down I know that everything happens for a reason. Visiting from the UBC 😀

    29 . Aug . 2016
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  3. Salma Dinani

    Love that quote, a good reminder.

    30 . Aug . 2016

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