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