Humans thrive on connection. It is the interaction and stimulation of others that causes us to be a community. Most of all interaction with God Himself allows Him to guide us as our heavenly Father. If connection with God and others is so vital, why has disconnection (detachment) become such a problem? Hurts and disappointments of daily life give us an opportunity to either draw closer to God, a Christian friend or to sink into despair and isolation. Unfortunately, the later option is frequently exercised. You would think that our technological abilities would help us be closer connected. Instead they draw us into a false connection that ends up isolating and fostering hopelessness. The enemy uses the hurts, disappointments, despair, isolation, and hopelessness to imprison us in disconnection from our source of help. That source of help is primarily God and secondarily Christian sisters and brothers. James 4:8 says “Come near to God and He will come near to you.”

Hebrews 3:13 But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called Today, so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness.

Hebrews 10:25 Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another-and all the more as you see the Day approaching.

Jeremiah 29:13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all Your heart.