Loss: How it Shapes us & Perspective to Navigate Life

I heard a radio broadcast this week that was speaking of loss and what it does to a person. It triggered something in me and I’ve been pondering life, loss and how it impacts me personally.

This morning I sat with notebook in hand and thought back. Any loss that I remembered with a sting, I wrote in my journal. I can say you don’t get to 60 years of life without having quite a list of significant losses in life. The list was actually quite depressing to ponder. I saw many losses that shaped me, changed me; losses that take a piece of you away that is never found again.

My mind shifted to some foundational truth to remember in the face of so much loss.

  • All creation groans waiting for redemption
  • Life is not static, it is a journey
  • Everyone ages and dies
  • God is eternal
  • Life is temporary
  • Heaven is waiting, real and permanent
  • Grow fonder of heaven through every loss
  • Loss brings humility, brokenness, empathy, surrender and growth
  • Live each day, treat each person like this is it!
  • Live fully present
  • Make today special
  • Savor the moments, they are fleeting
  • Populate heaven
  • Let loss shape me without defeating me
  • Get up everyday, bring your A game
  • Love large, serve well, be generous, live your legacy
  • Never lose an eternal view of life
  • Look forward to the forever city where God will dry every tear



About Scott Ranck

Enjoying life with my wife Gayle and our Yorkie, Zoe boy. I've come to believe life begins when through brokenness I can embrace it fully and openly. I've learned the human drama is an adventure and all of us are made of the same stuff. The Lord is the only being who knows me fully and he has an individual educational plan of life long learning for me and I'm enrolled. This blog is all about what I'm learning.
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2 Responses to Loss: How it Shapes us & Perspective to Navigate Life

  1. Gayle says:

    You have described such a positive way to start every day! I love your ponderings and I’m enjoying every fleeting moment!

  2. An outstanding share! I’ve just forwarded this onto a colleague who had been conducting a little homework on this.
    And he actually bought me breakfast due to the fact that I stumbled upon it for him…
    lol. So let me reword this…. Thanks for the meal!!

    But yeah, thanks for spending some time to discuss this
    matter here on your web site.

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