Losing is winning

Can I just be transparent with you on this Tuesday? Thanks… that means a lot.

So, this kind of unfortunate thing happened. No major crisis, just a life moment.

Our cars became a rummage sale during one night, and some sticky fingers snagged the iPod found inside. It was my hubby’s. He enjoys podcasting his way to work, or digesting scripture to put in the drive time.

Not the first time something like this has happened to us, likely not the last. Just an experience that left a residue of unsettledness. Know the feeling?

There’s a heap of moments like that in life. Ones that brush past you like an overcrowded mall, yet others that are deeper. Losses, griefs, suffering that is hard to swallow.

How we respond is always the hardest part.

I came across these words. Spoken a long time ago, but relevant to me today.

So, to lose is to gain? To sacrifice is to succeed? To surrender is to find salvation?

The world is so quick to move towards revenge and grudges, but Jesus doesn’t seem to go there at all. His gaze is fixed on who I’m becoming through the losses of life –  the big ones and small. He desires to see me rise above my longing to be first, to be favoured and to be in control.

Oh God,  This is hard for me. I try to avoid suffering of any kind, at any cost. Will you change my attitude to embrace your upside-down way of life? Grace me with love when losses come my way, and grant me humility for the gains as well.

I love you and really want to get this.

~ Sue

 

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