Church in the Marketplace

8th October 2017 - The Seasons of Life - Loss

October 8, 2017

The writer of Ecclesiastes says - "Sometimes something useless happens on earth. Bad things happen to good people, and good things happen to bad people."  (Ecclesiastes 8:14)  We don’t always get what we think we deserve in life.
Life is full of losses. And it's sobering when we realise that nothing around us is permanent. We will go through times of tragedy and seasons of grief and loss.  We can lose our finances, our job, our health, our relationships, and one thing that is inevitable for all of us; people we love will die.
The Bible gives us some clues about how we might approach a season of loss.  They include:

  • releasing our grief to God

  • letting others help us

  • refusing to be bitter

  • remembering what’s important, and

  • relying on God

May God hold you in your times of loss.