Go, my people, enter your rooms and shut the doors behind you; hide yourselves for a little while until his wrath has passed by. Isaiah 26:20
In my husband’s career path, we move a lot. Each time we do, we shut our two cats into the bathroom. It is for their own safety. That way, they are away from all the chaos of the movers hauling in boxes and furniture. We can keep the frontand back doors open as the movers maneuver our stuff and not worry about our furry critters escaping in fear and getting lost in unknown surroundings.
The first time, they scratched and howled. It was heart breaking. But each successive time, they settled down quicker and huddled together in the tub. When the time came to open the door, they didn’t dash out. They crept along the floor, sniffing out what was new and what was familiar. Cats are wise and cautious.
Have there been time you felt boxed in? You feel trapped in a situation, knowing the door has slammed shut, but no window is opening yet? I have, several times. The first time, like my cats, I scratched, and yes, howled a bit. I banged on the door. But now, I realize I ‘m in this in-between place behind a shut door for a reason. All the chaos outside the door is shielded from me. God is preparing new things and preparing me to receive them.
Sit in quiet, huddle in the safety. Be glad the door is shut. Perhaps, it is best that you do not know what is going on on the other side right now. Trust in God’s loving wisdom. He will open that door eventually when the time comes for you to venture out into a new calling, ministry or phase in your life. Like the Isrealites, pray and wait. Let God do His work in you, and in what is to come outside the door.