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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 find myself more focused on the things I don't have but wish I did.
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I observe things that make me wonder if I should believe the Bible.
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When bad things happen, I wonder if God can make things better.
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The possibility of gaining a good friend is worth the risk.
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I am intentionally seeking to grow in my relationships with others.
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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 am willing to serve others for nothing in return.
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I am amazed at God's power.
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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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It humbles me to think I can know God.
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I feel I can turn to God for direction.
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I am grateful for the things I have been given.
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I am so busy that I find myself ignoring the most important things in my life.
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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 tend to expect the worst to happen.
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I think that God will meet all my needs.
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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 that God is angry with me.
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I am confident God has forgiven me for my past.
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My faith practices are more about routine than relationship.
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I believe in an all-powerful, all-knowing God.
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I look forward to good things in my future.
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I believe God wants what is best for me.
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People who have hurt me in the past cause me to avoid some relationships today.
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I feel strong relationships are hard, but worth it.
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I believe God is willing and able to answer my prayers.
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I spend too much of my energy pursuing material things.
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I have witnessed things that make me wonder if God is in control.
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I believe truth is the same for everyone.
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I question why God allowed certain things to happen in my life.
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People would describe me as a giving person.
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I worry about the problems that the future holds.
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I feel with God's help, I can face any situation.
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I don't believe anyone can ever know what is absolutely true.
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I think God cares about the details of my life.
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I am willing to sacrifice immediate gratification for something better down the road.
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I try to avoid temptations that would bring me harm.
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I believe God is loving and kind.
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I believe God loves me in spite of who I am.
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I have too many of my own problems to deal with the problems of others.
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When bad things happen, I feel like I am getting what I deserve.
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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 have been wronged in the past in a way I cannot get over.
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I feel compelled to make the world around me better.
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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 believe the Bible has answers for today's circumstances.
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I find myself drawn to things I know are bad for me.
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