I have heard it said in church circles that when God closes one door He opens another. Although it sounds quite religious, it never struck me as a Biblical quote. Nevertheless, it is an excellent quote that inspires us to lean on our faith when we don’t quite understand when things aren’t going our way. The relationship that didn’t blossom, the job the was lost, the effort that seemed to come to nothing, lost opportunities and outright failures, the list goes on.
“When one door closes, another door opens.” – Bible or Not?
Thank you Sherry for submitting a favorite quote and Bible verse! This verse is often used to encourage those who are going through hard times. I hope and trust that someone needed to be reminded of this today.
“Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.” – Isaiah 41:10 NKJV
If you are that someone who is afraid that God has forgotten you, or hasn’t heard you, let me remind you that he hasn’t. If you fear that the circumstances in your life will consume you, or if you are afraid for any reason, know that God has you in His righteous right hand. He will not let you go. So fear not,because if you are in the hand of God, the source of you fear won’t consume you. Remember that fear = false evidence appearing real…
Is this quote Bible or Not?
“Let us not look back in anger or forward in fear, but around in awareness.”
As we walk through life, the past has happened and cannot be changed. We can only move forward. If we look back in anger, then we are only prolonging our anger, and in turn our unhappiness and suffering. If we look forward in fear, then we seriously limit our potential for happiness, not to mention limiting the potential for God to create something more wonderful for our lives. Now if we move forward in faith, and look around in awareness without the biases of anger and fear, we will be able to perceive God’s hand and blessing all the more in our lives.
Yes, this is easier said than done. After all, we are emotional beings who tend to hold on to the baggage of past hurts, projecting them into the present and future. The first step is to be brave and actually take a step without fear, in faith, trusting that God will protect and provide. Not blindly, but in full awareness of your surroundings and in full awareness that our Savior is with us even in the darkest of times.
Here are some related Bible verses…