There, right in your face, is a door that seems to be continually locked. This closed door I am speaking about is some issue, situation or need you’ve been praying about for a long time. It may be a crisis that requires nothing less than a miracle. I don’t know what your closed door may be, but you’ve prayed for the door of opportunity to open, yet everything you try seems to fail. The doors simply don’t open.

For many Christians, it seems both the windows and doors of heaven are closed. The heavens seem like brass, and you haven’t yet received an answer to your fervent prayers and petitions to the Lord.

In Revelation, scripture says, “These things says he who is holy, he who is true, ‘He who has the key of David, he who opens and no one shuts, and shuts and no one opens’” (Revelation 3:7, NKJV). This was in a letter sent to the believers in ancient Philadelphia, a church the Lord complimented for having kept the Word and never denying his name. In their most trying times, these people stood faithfully on God’s promises. They did not accuse the Lord of neglecting them or turning a deaf ear to their cries.

Evidently, Satan had come against them with lies. His principalities and powers of darkness, lying spirits pouring out of the very bowels of hell, said that God had shut every door and that he wasn’t worthy of worship and faith. These believers, whom Jesus said were of little strength, kept on trusting and waiting patiently for God to put the key in the door and open it.

Here is what the Lord promised them, and it is our promise as well: “Because you have kept my command to persevere, I also will keep you from the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth” (Revelation 3:10).

Because you still trust his promises and are willing to die in faith even if you do not see the promises fulfilled, you will be kept from this worldwide temptation to fall into unbelief. God has heard your cry, and he knows the very hour to open all doors. So never give up. Stand on his promises. He will not fail you. He holds the key to every shut door, and he alone sets before us open doors.