I have a very distinct memory of the time while Son #2 was a baby.  He was not a good sleeper and continued to get up in the middle of the night for months--if memory serves me correctly--almost an entire year.   I was working and his big brother was in elementary school.  My life was busy from early in the morning until late at night AND he would wake up every night sometime during the wee hours.  I tried many things to get him to stay down--all to no avail.  Sleep deprivation can be a bear!  One night I heard his familiar cry and jumped up before I was fully awake.  I never turned on lights for fear it would REALLY wake him up more and he would not go back down.  His bedroom was at the end of a long hall.  As I sprinted down that hall to pick him up before he could really got going and awake---I ran smack dab into the wall at the end of the hall --right by his bedroom door.  I literally bounced off the wall!

Many times in life I have hit one of those walls---seemingly an impenetrable brick wall.  The feeling of frustration when I felt the inability to get through that wall would take over my life.  It would seem I was standing there banging my head against that brick--trying to get through---when there was no way I could.  Until I stepped back and looked around to consider all the possibilities available for getting around it--I was stuck in the quicksand of a dead end.  Once I backed up and observed--a solution would be right there staring me in the face, but as long as I stood close it was not in my field of options.  I was too close to failure to see the obvious solution.  There was always a door to go through--but it was hidden from my view when I stubbornly kept banging my head against the brick.

When life seems to have us at a brick wall--we are promised a door.  Jesus is the answer--all we need do is knock on the door.  He promises us an abundant life---if we will only knock on that door and call unto Him.  The steps are outlined for us in The Word-  Ask---Seek---Knock---and the door will be opened.  There is always a door---seek it and you will find it.  He will invite you to enter His presence.

"Ask and it will be given to you;

seek and you will find'

knock and the door will be opened to you.

For everyone who asks receives'

the one who seeks find'

and to the one who knocks,

the door will be opened."

Matthew 7:7-8


  1. God always gives us a door upon which to knock when we think we're at a dead end.
    Wonderful reflection, Lulu!

    1. Thankful for his provision of doors!
      Blessings, Martha!


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