Being a 3 year survivor here and looking back at where I was at one point in my life reminds me of the bible saying "I will go and prepare a place for you." So, it reminds me of Closed Doors and those the Lord opens for us. I say to myself, "my place is not prepared yet, I'm still here for a reason."
I think back to when I was a stroke victim, lying on the floor passed out for hours before getting to a hospital. Then once there becoming a survivor. We know not all victims survive a stroke or heart attack. So, I'm thinking, if he hadn't close the door He didn't want us to enter, we would never have found our way to the right door. That door being the survivor door. Perhaps my place had not been prepared.
Instead of praising God for the closed door which kept us alive, we get upset because we judge by appearances. And believe it or not, in our own arrogance or ignorance, we insist that we know what is right. But, because he walks ahead of us, he can see trouble down the road and set up road blocks and detours accordingly.
Through our lack of wisdom we try to tear down the road blocks or remove the detour signs. Then the minute we get into trouble, we start crying, "Lord how could this happen to me?" "Why me?" We got to realize that the closed door was a blessing. Didn't He say that "No good thing will He withhold from them that love Him?" When our place is prepared, He will come again and receive us unto Him."
Even if you are atheist or have no certain beliefs, my point is you are alive, a survivor, lost your job, your ability to function in part, but don't be down, instead thank God for new opportunities that will manifest themselves. "The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, and he delights in his way." (Psalms 37:23)
I read so many blogs, topics and I make a few mentor comments of my own trying to get the point across that all of us here has survived for a reason beyond our knowledge and physical understandings. Our mountain top wisdom is glorious, but it is in the valley that we will grow. Like others here, I wonder how I managed to survive this far. My only answer is "By the grace of God, and the Closed Doors."