Does your heart ever jump when you hear the phone ring? Especially if someone calls who doesn’t usually or someone calls at an unusual time of day.
Your first thought is that something’s wrong until you hear the person’s cheery voice on the other end.
This happens to me sometimes now. Well, more than sometimes.
As we age, we get those calls that someone’s sick or passed away. The world we knew yesterday is not our world today.
We’re scarred by each one.
We never fully get over loss no matter how much time has passed, because the next one brings with it all the loss we’ve experienced before.
I think this is why sometimes things affect me so much when I don’t think it should be a big deal.
Loss is loss.
Whether it’s a death of a person, a dream, or a special pet, loss is loss.
But, even so, that’s not where it ends.
Because I am found in Jesus, loss doesn’t define or defeat me.
The same is true for you if you’ve accepted Jesus as your Savior. You may be wounded, but you’re not broken.
I’ve rounded up a few scriptures on the topic, because, after all, it really only matters what God says.
I hope these help you.
Loss is inevitable on this side of heaven.
But we can’t be defeated by it as long as we have Jesus, and there’ll come a day when Jesus wipes those sorrows away forever.
We’ll have no more goodbyes. We’ll have no more world-tilting phone calls.
Come soon, Lord.
Here are a couple more resources for you – just in case you want ’em!