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Alone in This Crowded Place

March 2, 2015

Yogi Berra, the New York Yankee Hall of Fame catcher, once said concerning a restaurant: “Nobody goes there anymore. It’s too crowded.” Can that be true? Logically, no. But was Yogi on to something?

Is it possible to be alone in a room crowded with people? Sadly, we know it is. We have all stumbled through a day surrounded by family, friends, co-workers. Yet we are alone. Isolated. Disconnected. Seemingly invisible to those who stand right beside us. We occupy our minds with thoughts of the next thing to say, but nobody wants to listen. Or so it seems.

Some people seek isolation. Maybe in response to pain. Possibly because they feel unworthy or inferior. Others wish they could connect. Yet convinced they have nothing to offer, men and women created in the very image of God hide in the open behind their detachment.

It doesn’t have to be this way.

For God loves us. Like King David, when we are lonely and afflicted, He turns to us and is gracious to us. (Psalm 25:16). He delights in us. The Lord never looks right past us. He cares about what we think. He loves to hear from his children. And He never will fail us. Not once. For His name is Faithful and True.

Next time you feel alone, even in a crowded place, remember not to trust feelings. Instead, trust in the One who promised to never leave or forsake us. He deeply desires that we connect. With Him. And with each other.


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The spiritual barriers people face are countless, but they can be categorized into Eight Primary Walls. These walls correlate with the 8 primary breakthroughs that everyone needs.
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I have to guard against judging people when I learn they are dealing with tough circumstances.
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I try to avoid temptations that would bring me harm.
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I am willing to serve others for nothing in return.
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I am amazed at God's power.
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I am grateful for the things I have been given.
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I think God cares about the details of my life.
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I tend to expect the worst to happen.
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I know a lot of people, but don't feel very close to many people.
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I worry about the problems that the future holds.
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I believe God is loving and kind.
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I am intentionally seeking to grow in my relationships with others.
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I have a hard time trusting people.
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It troubles me that God has not answered my prayers.
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I have been wronged in the past in a way I cannot get over.
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When bad things happen, I wonder if God can make things better.
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I feel compelled to make the world around me better.
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I find myself more focused on the things I don't have but wish I did.
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I believe God wants what is best for me.
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When bad things happen, I feel like I am getting what I deserve.
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I am confident God has forgiven me for my past.
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I am so busy that I find myself ignoring the most important things in my life.
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I don't believe anyone can ever know what is absolutely true.
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I think that God will meet all my needs.
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I have witnessed things that make me wonder if God is in control.
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When looking back on my life, I tend to focus on all of the things I did wrong.
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I spend too much of my energy pursuing material things.
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My faith practices are more about routine than relationship.
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I believe God is willing and able to answer my prayers.
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I feel strong relationships are hard, but worth it.
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I feel there is a disconnect between who I really am and how I act in front of other people.
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I believe in an all-powerful, all-knowing God.
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The possibility of gaining a good friend is worth the risk.
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I observe things that make me wonder if I should believe the Bible.
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I feel with God's help, I can face any situation.
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I look forward to good things in my future.
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I am willing to sacrifice immediate gratification for something better down the road.
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When I am facing a difficult situation, I feel like I can solve problems on my own.
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I believe truth is the same for everyone.
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People would describe me as a giving person.
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I believe the Bible has answers for today's circumstances.
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People who have hurt me in the past cause me to avoid some relationships today.
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I worry that God is angry with me.
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I have too many of my own problems to deal with the problems of others.
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I feel I can turn to God for direction.
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I question why God allowed certain things to happen in my life.
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I find myself drawn to things I know are bad for me.
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I believe God loves me in spite of who I am.
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It humbles me to think I can know God.
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