Now there is a difference between when a door slams in your face and when a door is just closed. When it’s closed, you have no expectations. But a door that slammed in your face was open, and you thought you could go through it to a whole new world of opportunities. But then, it slammed in your face. So there’s an element of disappointment, frustration of your expectations.
We all have things happen to us that we don’t understand. “Why did this friend betray me? This company lay me off after 20 years? Why didn’t I get that promotion? Why weren’t my prayers answered?” We’re here today to tell you that God’s plans are never for evil—they’re always for good. But that doesn’t mean that we won’t have doors slammed in our faces. That doesn’t mean that we won’t have frustrated expectations.