What Happens When the Door Closes and you are in the Storm?

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The brainchild of two Registered Nurses, ages 50 plus, who asked the question, “What happens when the door closes and you are in the storm?” After a lengthy discussion, we identified that maturing through the lifespan can be a difficult process for many women. Historically, we have overcome many obstacles; however, for reasons which are not easily identified, we are feeling quite overwhelmed with the present-unexpected life event.

When we perceive that we are overwhelmed; fear, worry, and anxiety escalate at disproportionate levels. As a result, we become spiritually disoriented, and gradually we become fixated on the closed-door. When we begin to communicate with God through prayer, we will realize that God has allowed the door or chapter in our lives to close. He is protecting us as only a Heavenly Father can do. As we draw closer to God, He will allow us to see his wonderful plan for our lives-many open doors.

Change of Seasons

One of the great surprises from living in Northern Texas is the seasonal unpredictability of our weather. The temperature may soar to 81 degrees and plunge to 32 degrees resulting in the experience of spring, summer, and winter seasons on a weekly basis. We are never surprised when the news forecast is out of sync with our actual weather for the day.

In our lives, we also experience seasonal changes. Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 states, “To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven…” Unfortunately, many of us experience a negative reaction to the transition or life event that has occurred. Be comforted in knowing that God is aware of every unpredictable circumstance that we experience. In fact, He already promised to never leave us or forsake us during our pleasant summers or the winter chills.

We must weather the harsh storms in order to attain spiritual growth. “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are called according to His purpose.” Romans 8:28

Dear God, please help me to understand and accept the seasonal changes in my life. Amen

Sonya Johnson Ruiz