He Keeps The Key

I read this poem today in my Streams In The Desert devotional. It spoke to me in a very powerful way. Sometimes we think that we have to figure out the riddle of what God's will is for our lives, as though He is hiding it and enjoying our confusion. But in fact God often shows us His will very plainly simply by opening and closing doors. There is nothing wrong with trying to go through the door you think is the right one. If it doesn't open, simply keep moving on until you find the one He has opened for you. For me, that means that being pregnant right now is not His will for me. I will simply keep moving on with my life and looking for what He does want for me. If someday He chooses to open the door and allow me to have another child, I'll be ready. If not, I hope I will have the strength and grace to trust that He knows what is best for me and my family!

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 lingerer He,
And of the door of all your 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 best,
will give it THEE.

--Author Unknown


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