Don’t you hate when you get the message “No Signal Found” on your phone or other electronic devices? Staying connected is a necessity for our modern world. But, we know we will get disconnected sooner or later or experience an interruption of service. Frustrations will follow as we wait for the company to correct the issue.
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Once, we traveled across parts of rural Maine. The scenery provided us hours of majestic views of mountains and valleys. As I looked at my phone, I realized this area had no cell service. This situation lasted for long periods. I worried about what we would do if an emergency occurred since we could not make calls. Before long, we entered more populated areas and got our service back.
Sometimes, I feel like I lost the signal with God too. Do you ever think that way? Our Heavenly Father can seem very far away from us when we don’t hear His voice. When I experience times like this, I must look at the circumstances going on in my life. Is my connection broken, or am I just not listening to God? More often than not, the disconnect is on my end and requires my attention.
Lost the Signal
Did I turn off the sound on my phone? Maybe the reason I don’t hear God is that my heart is closed to His message for me. Maybe, I set my heart of a specific answer, so anything less, and I ignore it. Just like toddlers, we might stomp our feet when God does not give us what we want. As we pout because we did not get our way, the connection gets interrupted. Once we turn back to Christ and ask for His forgiveness, the line opens again.
Am I out of range of my carrier? Sometimes, we experience so much sin in our life, we think Jesus can no longer reach us. Again, the problem appears to be on our end of the line. To re-establish the disconnected line, we must seek forgiveness from God in prayer. Like a good service technician, getting on our knees to look at the issue provides us many answers.
Re-Establish the Line
The Bible offers us many reassurances that we never lose our signal with God. Here are a few verses to refer to the next time we experience an interruption:
Joshua 1:9, “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
Isaiah 41:10, “Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
Deuteronomy 31:6, “Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.”
Matthew 28:20, “Teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
Hebrews 13:5, “Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, ‘I will never leave you nor forsake you.'”
Romans 8:38-39, “For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
1 John 5:15, “And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him.”
Jeremiah 29:12-13, “Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.”
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18 thoughts on “No Signal Found – Disconnected”
So good, Yvonne! I’m so grateful for a Father that wants a loving and authentic connection with me. If I focus on aligning myself with God and God’s will, that is for me the easiest way for me to get back n track when my “signal” falters.
So very true Jessica. We need to be about our connection with God so we don’t falter. Thanks and God bless
Reading God’s Word and reflecting on His message helps me. When I am “disconnected” from Him, my life is not at peace.
Thanks for these ways to stay connected with God. God bless Melissa
Thank God that in His grace He allows us to “re-establish the line”!
Yes indeed Beth, it is a blessing. Thanks
What a great message, Yvonne! Love this: “Maybe the reason I don’t hear God is that my heart is closed to His message for me. Maybe, I set my heart of a specific answer, so anything less, and I ignore it.”
Oh, sorry to say this may be me at times, too! When we lose connection with God, it’s always our issue, for He is always within range of service…and within earshot of His voice.
That is me too, I tend to stop listening when I don’t get the answer I want. But I am working on it. Thank goodness for His mercy and grace. Thanks Karen and God bless
I have a worry that’s picking in my brain–eight more days, then resolution. Thank you for the encouraging scripture. My heart needs it so today! God bless!
I am so glad it helped. Waiting and worrying can be so distracting. I pray for God to grant you an extra measure of patience this week. Thanks Nancy and God bless.
Yes, such truth here! It’s a quick response to just blame God when we don’t hear or see Him. But I wonder how often He’s tried to get our attention, but we just don’t want to listen. Thanks for this encouragement!
Sometimes, I think He needs a 2×4 to get my attention because I am not listening. Glad He still loves me enough to keep trying. Thanks Emily and God bless
Such a wonderful analogy, Yvonne! It does feel like our connection with the Lord is stronger at some times than others. We know who has moved, not Jesus! I love your suggestions and your scriptures to anchor our souls. Jeremiah 29:13 is one of my favorites and use it in my daily prayers. Oh Lord, give us a heart to seek after you!
God does offer us so many beautiful words for lots of our situations. And, no matter what, He is always willing to accept us back as we re-establish the connection. Thanks Melissa and God Bless
Thank you, Yvonne. The scriptures are very uplifting to me today. I think we can often feel a disconnect from God when what we originally thought was His plan is not quite working they way we imagined. Yet, God is with us, even in this limbo season.
Amen. He is always with us even if we feel disconnected. Thanks Marcie and God bless
What a superb metaphor! Yes! We’re disconnected for all the reasons you list here! Getting disconnected because of something wrong on OUR end is something we can all relate seamlessly to those breakdowns in communication with God on our end! It’s such a common human problem! Great post!
Thanks Melinda. I appreciate your encouragement. God bless