Doors and Windows

When God closes a door, He opens a window. I’ve had this quoted to me more often than I can remember. Where ever does it come from and is it scriptural?

Well, yes it is, literally! Just look at Joshua chapter 2.  Rahab hid Israelite spies as the gate closed and then she helped them escape through a window!

So she let them down by a rope through the window, for the house she lived in was part of the city wall. (Joshua 2:15, NIV)

And 2 Corinthians chapter 11!

In Damascus the governor under Aretas the king kept the city of the damascenes with a garrison, desirous to apprehend me:And through a window in a basket was I let down by the wall, and escaped his hands. (2 Corinthians 11:32-33, KJV)

Maybe like me, you’ve had to travel through a few windows. When there seems to be no way out, God gives me a plan, a goal, a way, that is way beyond the door that I had first thought to be my way.

Windows can be scary though. They include scary heights and ropes or baskets… and trust.

Prayer: Lord, help us lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord with all our heart and mind. Help us rely on your insight or understanding. May we in all our ways know, recognize, and acknowledge you and trust you as you direct our paths through unexpected and sometimes scary windows. Amen. (from Proverbs 3:5-6, AMP)

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