Those of us that are well-trained in cultural-Christian platitudes may be quick to tell our suffering loved ones “When God closes a door, he opens a window.” We say it with the most sincere intentions, but we likely haven’t inspected the words we’re saying to see if they square with what God has revealed to us in his Word about our lives here and now. In this article published at Core Christianity, I unpack what we often mean when we let these words slip out of our mouths, what the Bible actually says about what we should expect in this life, and the only real truth this saying can possibly offer.
Here’s an excerpt:
With these truths in mind we can, with Paul, boast all the more gladly in our weaknesses (2 Corinthians 12:9). This mindset demonstrates that every moment we have breath in our lungs is an opportunity for God’s strength to be manifested in our powerlessness and to acknowledge that there is still good that God intends for us. The true and best open window is the way he’s made for us to be with him forever, and he will be faithful to bring us to that end.
Read the whole Core Christianity article here: God Won’t Always Open A Window
Soli Deo Gloria