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Living Loss

Should have been. Could have been. Might have been…

Living Loss can be defined as a loss of one’s hopes or ideals related to what a person believes should have been, could have been or might have been’. We all experience some living losses in life, and there is comfort to be found in Jesus’ words in Matt 5 v 4 Blessed are those who mourn for they will be comforted’.

We read in Genesis that Joseph experienced many living losses. Rejection, being a victim of injustice, losing his home, estrangement from family, to name a few. Our lesson from his story is one of hope. His life shows us the importance of turning towards God in our times of mourning, and fixing our eyes on the goodness of God.

Living losses

  • Rejection
  • Relationships that you hoped would be healed but are still broken
  • Being overlooked or forgotten
  • A child leaving home
  • Loss of dignity
  • Loss of your home or home country
  • Divorce
  • Estrangement from family members
  • Redundancy
  • Diagnosis of Ill health
  • Being a victim of injustice
  • Losing a loved one to addiction
  • Not reaching the stage of life you imagined.
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