in Devotions, Reflections

Making a Way Where There Seems to Be No Way


Opening Doors


Making New Paths 

This has happened a few times over the past few months. Open doors, new paths, new opportunities that seemed like sure things … only to have doors slam shut or barriers arise in those paths, effectively curtailing the opportunity. It’s easy to get discouraged and feel like not taking another step along life’s journey. Yet we will only grow and fulfill our potential by moving forward, trusting God to give direction and light for the path ahead.




Now onto today’s inspiration.  And as always, remember you can read some Psalms and Proverbs for the day at Daily Scripture Readings.

“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”



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!



So What Are YOUR Thoughts?

Have you ever tried to reopen a closed door?

Have new doors opened for you recently, or a shortcut along the original path?





  1. Alice Gerard

    Yes, I’ve tried to reopen closed doors. They are usually stuck shut and they don’t open easily, except for the ones that I closed on my own. I’ve discovered that, if I go back and reopen the doors that I’ve closed, they were never really closed in the first place. One door that I shut was the one that led to my art room. I decided that I had no talent and I closed the door. That was a mistake. I had no right to judge myself so harshly and to reject a gift from God like that. After much encouragement from others, I went back to that room. It was waiting for me the whole time. The door was never really closed. It was ajar. I went into the room and it was bright, colorful, and welcoming. It is a good place and the door is not closing for a long time.

    26 . Mar . 2017
  2. Ruth Bowers

    I’ve definitely tried to open closed doors. Sometimes it seems like going backwards to what was familiar and safe is easier than going forward. Only it never works out that way because those doors were closed for a reason. Now I try to embrace new doors and move forward without looking back, longing for what was.

    26 . Mar . 2017
  3. Dhaval Parmar

    Thanks for sharing these great tips KLEEBANKS !

    27 . Mar . 2017

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