Where do you connect with God? Is it church? Is it a small bible study group? Is it meditation or prayer? Is God there every time?
What if the readings didn’t speak to you? What if your prayer or meditation was overwhelmed with distraction? What if the small group went off in a direction that left you feeling isolated? What if the worship just didn’t feel right anymore? Panic!
No, don’t panic.
Remember the Buddhist concept of impermanence, of everything changing. The world changes. People change. Because of the inter-relationships between us and the passage of time, nothing is the same as it used to be. That includes groups of humans like churches and prayer groups. That includes how we perceive what we read and pray. That certainly includes our meditation.
So if you can’t reach God the old way, even after multiple attempts, it isn’t a crisis. God is still There. You just need a new way to connect — a new number to call, so to speak.
Begin your quest by inviting God’s help: “God, be with me.” God’s really good at finding things — especially you. You’ll be back together in no time. Maybe not in the same way, maybe not in the same place, but that’s not important. What’s important is having that connection with God.