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“God sets the solitary in families” (Psalm 68:6, New King James Version). Have you ever been surrounded by people and yet felt isolated and lonely? A crowd can be a very lonely place. It’s a common problem in our busy. We all have lonely times in life. Our very mobile society may contribute to this. Many of us no longer live near family and childhood friends. For others, loneliness is caused by death, divorce, broken friendships, a lack of close relationships, limitations as we age, or other life events. In our crazy, rushed world, relationships also suffer because we don’t…

Life Reference: John 11:1-44  Focus Verse: “This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God might be glorified thereby” (John 11:4). Have you ever cried out, “Where are You God? I need You now!” This is what happened with Mary and Martha in John 11. Their brother, Lazarus, lay sick. Jesus is their friend, so they send word to Him of the situation. He sends back the message, “This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God” (verse 4). Despite what seem encouraging words, Lazarus dies, and Jesus…