Insight for Living

Chuck Swindoll

When Doors Slam Shut, Part

November 4, 2022

A “closed door” can be disappointing. It often feels like rejection and even failure. But can it actually be a magnificent gift from God?

Pastor Chuck Swindoll investigates Acts 16:6–10 about a closed door the apostle Paul contended with. Rather than being the enemy’s work, the closed door turned out to be God’s doing.

Many times, you don’t realize why God blocks one doorway until you walk through the right one. Let this message adjust your perspective on closed doors. Stop trying to pry them open!

References: Acts 16:6-10

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Charles R. Swindoll has devoted his life to the accurate, practical teaching and application of God's Word. Since 1998, he has served as the founder and senior pastor-teacher of Stonebriar Community Church in Frisco, Texas, but Chuck's listening audience extends far beyond a local church body. As a leading program in Christian broadcasting since 1979, Insight for Living airs in major Christian radio markets around the world, reaching people groups in languages they can understand. Chuck's extensive writing ministry has also served the body of Christ worldwide and his leadership as president and now chancellor of Dallas Theological Seminary has helped prepare and equip a new generation for ministry. Chuck and Cynthia, his partner in life and ministry, have four grown children, ten grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

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