Life and Loss

Loss is inevitable, and we all understand this. But when the moment comes for us to say goodbye, we never can grasp how to let go. The moments we spent in the last encounter are on a constant loop in our mind, and the memories of the one we had to let go of seem to overwhelm us to the point of dysfunction. We know it is coming, so why is it hard for us to let go?
Grieving is a natural process which was inspired by our Creator. Can you imagine the anguish the Father had to suffer when He watched His Son die on the cross? The loss of a loved one often feels like an irreversible separation. We lose touch with someone we came to care about, and the void left will leave us aching.
1 Corinthians 15:55, 57 states, “Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting? Thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” Death is not as permanent as it seems; those who are His children will engage in a joyous reunion one day. “He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order will pass away,” states Revelation 21:4 (NIV). We must imagine the day He will erase the pain.
When we feel as though there is nothing left, and the pain is enough to swallow us, let us turn towards the Healer. “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.” (Matthew 5:4, NIV)

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