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I had scheduled this day for writing several weeks ago. Little did I know how much I would need it, not just for writing but for resting and processing all that’s transpired on this emotional rollercoaster over the past month. I’m not usually home during the day, I’m substitute teaching.

A few minutes ago, I heard a car pull up and two people talking. I looked out the window to see a nicely dressed man and woman getting out of the car and heading up the driveway. The man was holding a briefcase out to the side as he adjusted his scarf. I usually meet them at the door and listen, even if our beliefs about God don’t align. They are kind people. But today I just couldn’t.

I stepped out the door and called out good morning. I told them today was not a good day. Is everything okay? The man asked, concerned. Yes, it’s just not a good day. He asked if he could give me something to read. I was expecting him to open the briefcase and hand me two thin booklets. Instead, he said Isaiah 41:10. We bid each other good day, and I went inside to look up the scripture. Here’s what it says:

“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
What just happened was that God used a kind person I don’t totally agree with–and I
wasn’t even going to take the time to talk to–to share God’s own word of comfort with me. That further confirms to me that God is unstoppable. As Job learned, God’s plan will not be thwarted and, as we read in Revelation, God opens doors no man can close and closes doors no man can open.
Right now, I’m thanking God for His wisdom in opening and closing those doors.

About Amy Nicholson

A busy wife and mother pausing to ponder the beauty and complexity of life and share it with words.
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1 Response to Doors

  1. JaneMBailey says:

    Amazing. Simply amazing. Beautiful post.


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