He keeps the key...

Is there some problem in your life to solve,
Some passage seeming full of mystery?
God knows, who brings the hidden things to light.
He keeps the key.

Is there some door closed by the Father's hand
Which widely opened you had hoped to see?
Trust God and wait--for when He shuts the door
He keeps the key.

Is there some earnest prayer unanswered yet,
Or answered NOT as you had thought 'twould be?
God will make clear His purpose by-and-by.
He keeps the key.

Have patience with your God, your patient God,
All wise, all knowing, no long tarrier He,
And of the door of all thy future life
He keeps the key.

Unfailing comfort, sweet and blessed rest,
To know of EVERY door He keeps the key.
That He at last when just He sees 'tis best,
Will give it Thee.

Beloved, whenever you are doubtful as to your course, submit your judgment absolutely to the Spirit of God, and ask Him to shut against you every door but the right one.
~Streams in the Desert

There are doors that may seem to be shut, and they very well may be, but there are also doors that may be just opened a crack.  Enough for us to see what lies on the other side, but not enough to walk through it to get to what lies therein. God can leave a door cracked to encourage us to be patient, and not lose hope, for what's on the other side. He has also closed doors in my life that he later opened with His key.  While difficult, we must trust.  I must trust.  He knows which door to close and which door to leave cracked open. I can have joy in my heart when he allows me to see beyond the door, knowing what's on the other side is not closed off forever. :) I can rest and be at peace knowing He keeps the key...One year ago today, God shut a door, but has since opened it a crack...I love when God speaks to my heart and I can share it with you.


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