Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | May 27, 2014

Praise Him

devo katrina  sept“Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.” Psalm 43:5 (TNIV)

We’ve all heard the phrase “When God closes one door, he’ll open another.” What are we doing during that period of waiting? Are we worrying, making plans to open our own doors? I love the saying on this picture because I have never thought about what I’m doing in the hallway. Usually, I am pacing the floor and worrying about the situation. We instead need to be praising God for the next door He is going to open. Not only is that door going to be something better than we could imagine, but it’s an answer to prayer. Also, that period of waiting in the hallway is a time of learning and being prepared for the answer God has for us.

Think of a time you had to knock on someone’s door for the first time. How many times did you rehearse what you were going to say or do when they opened it? There is preparation and planning even for a simple knock on a door. The trials and lessons we learn during the dark moments prepare us for the blessings waiting on the other side of the door God opens. Take the time in the hallway to sing praises and rejoice in what God has in store.

“Dear God, Help our soul not be downcast when doors are closed and prayers aren’t answered according to our will. Guide us to praise You while waiting for Your answers to our prayers and the blessings You are going to open for us. Thank You for opening the right doors at the right time.”

For His Glory

Katrina Redman
TRBC Coffee Break


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