Words For Courageous Living


I once read of a individual who, in a hotel in New York noticed that his bed was on fire. He ran to a door, opened it and slammed it behind him. Then he discovered he had gone into a clothes closet and could't get out.

In the meantime, others in the hotel smelled the smoke, sounded the alarm and fireman soon came to put out the fire. During that time they heard a pounding on the closet door - opened it and released the frightened imprisoned man.

I think this may be the way some react to a disturbance in their life. When things get "hot" they immediately run to a door - and perhaps with out even thinking.

There is, my friend a wrong door through which one can enter. In Zechariah 9:12 the words are,

"Turn you to the stronghold, you prisoners of hope."

These people are commanded to turn (or return) to the stronghold which evidently refers to the Lord. He is declared to be the stronghold of his people. This leads me to write that since Jesus (declared by himself) is the door, one must run to the right door.

In your difficulty - with hope in your heart - run to and in Jesus. You will find safety there. All other doors will find one trapped.


Lord, I ask that this one run to your open arms and in them find safety. In and through your door will be peace and peace and peace. No longer will one be in the prison closet of despair, guilt or unbelief. I ask that freedom be given this one through Jesus.


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