Your Loss Can Become An Amazing Thing

Overcoming loss

If You Bring It To God

On October 11 in my daily devotional,* there is a poem about evaluating our lives. It reads,

Measure your life by loss and not by gain,
Not by the wine drunk but by the wine poured forth.
For love’s strength is found in love’s sacrifice,
And he who suffers most has most to give.

Wow, this is so deep when we take a moment to measure our losses compared to our gains. Answering these questions, let’s think about where we’ve grown the most emotionally and spiritually.

  • Which taught us the greatest lessons?
  • What produced the most intense closeness with God?
  • Which built our level of faith to trust God during a future loss?
  • Did loss or gain increase our compassion for others?

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