When God Shuts a Window

Many times, down through the years, I've quoted the following adage, "When God shuts a door, he opens a window."

In fact, just this morning, I shared that pithy little statement in a Facebook message to a friend who recently experienced disappointment.  As soon as I hit the "send" button, I realized it was an unhelpful platitude.

Squeezing through a window doesn't sound inviting at all.

Quickly, I sent a follow-up message that said it much better:  "When God shuts a window, he opens the door."


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