Matthew 6:6 English Standard Version (ESV) But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.

We all need some privacy. While I do not personally know anyone who has a primary emotional need for privacy, I cannot rule it out. This differs from isolation because we choose to get away from distractions, noise, and others. The reasons vary. I like privacy to meditate. Maybe you want to read a book or listen to the wind in the trees as you walk through the forest. Privacy doesn’t always have a goal.

Then there is the privacy people seek because they know that what they are doing is unacceptable. Bomb makers like privacy. That which is hidden in the intents of the heart may be well served in privacy.

I haven’t had privacy in decades.

Psalm 139:7-10 English Standard Version (ESV)

Where shall I go from your Spirit?
    Or where shall I flee from your presence?
If I ascend to heaven, you are there!
    If I make my bed in Sheol, you are there!
If I take the wings of the morning
    and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,
10 even there your hand shall lead me,
    and your right hand shall hold me.

No one is truly alone, even if they do not believe. Unbelief does not affect God’s presence.

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