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."