One thing that can unsettle my day is a loose connection. I’m teaching class when, out of the blue, a knock against the desk sends everything into a tizzy: my computer monitors start to show the wrong things; disks shut down; error messages are popping up all over the place; the people I was sharing an online conference with are “helpfully” telling me that something is wrong. There are some days that I really hate technology.
I also find it unsettling when I suddenly realize that my connection with the Father isn’t what it should be. I may think that things are going great, but then life’s hard knocks take me by surprise, and I find that I’ve depended upon God too little and upon self too much—and that’s a problem. I lose a loved one; a good friend discovers she has cancer; illness invades my own household; only in the chaos do I see that I have a “loose” connection to Heaven.
It doesn’t have to be like that. God wants to hear our pleas. He tells us to find the peace that surpasses human ken by sharing our pains and desires with him (Philippians 4:6–7). He invites us to lay our burdens at his feet and connect with him, heart and soul.
That’s something to think about.