Recovering from Loss

“The king was grieved for his son” (2 Sam. 19:2).

There are seasons of loss that come to every life. Nobody lives on planet earth without losing some-thing, or some-one at some point.

  1. Adam and Eve recovered from the loss of Able. God gave them Seth.
  2. Job and his wife recovered from the loss of ten children. God gave them more.
  3. Elisha recovered from the loss of Elijah. He got a double portion of Elijah’s Spirit.
  4. The Israelites recovered from the loss of Moses. God gave them Joshua.
  5. David recovered after losing his purity. His repentance brought restoration.
  6. Peter recovered from the loss of character after denying the Lord. Bitter tears washed his soul clean.
  7. John Mark recovered from the loss of ministry. He re-enlisted.
  8. The disciples recovered from the loss of Jesus. They received His Holy Spirit.

God is a recovery specialist. Be it grief or guilt from sinful choices: grace knows the way back!

  1. Be patient with yourself. If you’ve lost a person or a relationship, give yourself time to grieve through it. Time is a healer.
  2. Be honest with yourself if you have failed. Take your sins and plunge them beneath the blood of Jesus. Never forget that whatever the Light reveals, the blood can heal.

Whenever you have a setback, you need a comeback. Leave what you have lost. Move on to the next thing. When you close one chapter, don’t close the book. It’s time to start writing another chapter. Stop looking back. Start looking forward to the future. Pray, plan, and prepare for tomorrow. As you progress, your emotions will settle out.

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  1. Daniel CarfreyoAugust 17, 2019

    Thanks for the timely encouragement.

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Harold Vaughan

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After graduating from Bible College in 1979, Harold Vaughan immediately began full-time evangelism. At that time founded Christ Life Ministries. To date, his ministry has led him to preach in forty-eight states and many foreign countries. Shortly after entering full-time evangelism in 1979, Harold and his wife Debbie were married. Debbie works in the Christ Life Ministries office and maintains their home. During the Revival Summits she ministers with the children ages 4-9 in a nightly Kid's Klub. Harold and Debbie have three grown sons. Michael and his wife, Laura have two children - John and Asa. Brandon and his wife Ashley have three children - Sara, Hope and Noah. Stephen married his wife, Emily in 2015.
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