William D. Watley encourages us to confront life's challenges and offers sermons on facing things that can hold us back, including difficulties with God, our enemies, our fears, persecution when doing the right thing, and even success.
Throughout, Dr. Watley reminds us that "our walk needs to be close to the Lord because when we walk close to the Lord, our enemies can't get but so close to us." He sums up the book's principal point when he says, "If you are willing to face yourself, Jesus is able and willing to fix what's wrong. He's still in the fixing business."
"When God says no, look for the instead. That's just a fancy way of saying what the old preachers used to say: 'God will never close a door without opening up a window.' Let me rephrase that: God will never close a window without opening up a door. Often that which God opens for us and does for us, with us, and through us after a no is broader, deeper, taller, and more wonderful than the narrowness of our request."Excerpted from Chapter 2, "Facing God's No"
Rev. William D. Watley, Ph.D. is the Senior Pastor of the historic Saint Philip A.M.E. Church in Atlanta, GA.
A prolific author, Dr. Watley has written and edited twenty-one books and has authored several booklets and articles throughout the past two decades. He is the founder and C.E.O. of New Seasons Press, the publishing division of William Watley Ministries.
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