No Signal Found – Disconnected

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.

Disconnected

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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Blessings,

Yvonne M Morgan, #Blogger, #Speaker, #Writer

Matthew 28:19 “Therefore, GO and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.”

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18 thoughts on “No Signal Found – Disconnected

  1. 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.

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne Morgan

      So very true Jessica. We need to be about our connection with God so we don’t falter. Thanks and God bless

  2. mimionlife – Writer of inspirational messages, sometimes laced with humor.
    mimionlife

    Reading God’s Word and reflecting on His message helps me. When I am “disconnected” from Him, my life is not at peace.

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne Morgan

      Thanks for these ways to stay connected with God. God bless Melissa

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne Morgan

      Yes indeed Beth, it is a blessing. Thanks

  3. 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.

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne Morgan

      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

  4. Nancy E. Head – United States – Writer and teacher Nancy E. Head was a single mother with five children under the age of 14 when she attended Penn State to earn a bachelor’s degree in English and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Her career took a journalistic turn from radio news to newspaper reporting, then education before she returned to the classroom to secure a master’s degree in English from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Currently an instructor at Penn State Altoona and Great Commission Schools, she also spent two summers teaching English in Asia and is a Distinguished Toastmaster. When not teaching or writing, she restores antique quilts, crafts projects for her grandchildren, and helps her husband lead a small group at their church devoted to ministering to the needy in their community.
    nancyehead

    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!

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne Morgan

      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.

  5. 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!

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne Morgan

      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

  6. Melissa McLaughlin – From an early age, the beauty of nature and love of family pointed me to One who is greater, the Creator and Lover of my soul, Jesus. My writing is inspired by His Word and His Spirit. During the most desperate times of my life, I learned to use scripture prayers to be my voice when I had no voice. To find out more about my passionate prayer journey, check out my book "In Dark of Times When Words Fail, Voice of Jesus Pray for Me." Follow along and join me in this journey of loving Jesus!
    Melissa McLaughlin

    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!

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne Morgan

      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

  7. Marcie Cramsey – Culpeper, Virginia – Marcie Cramsey who has been a Children's Minister/Leader for over 30 years lives in Fredericksburg, Va. Her number one passion is loving Jesus Christ. Second to that is her family. She will say that filling the roles of wife and mother is the highest honor that God has allowed her to fill. She spends her days serving others, reading, writing, and hiking and biking (when weather permits). She has been married for 30+ years to her best friend, Dan. They both have four wonderful grown children. Marcie recently published a book for parents, titled "Deep and Wide: Raising Children Deep in Jesus and Wide in Influence." This book teaches parents how to raise their children through relationship. It's been called "the most unique parenting book written." You can purchase this book at Amazon and Westbow Press.com.
    Marcie Cramsey

    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.

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne Morgan

      Amen. He is always with us even if we feel disconnected. Thanks Marcie and God bless

  8. Melinda Viergever Inman – earth – Raised on the Oklahoma plains in a storytelling family, Melinda now spins tales from her writer's cave in the South. Her fiction illustrates our human story, wrestling with our brokenness and the storms that wreak havoc in our lives. Find her at http://melindainman.com.
    Melinda Viergever Inman

    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!

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne Morgan

      Thanks Melinda. I appreciate your encouragement. God bless

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