Emotionally Healthy Spirituality: Dwell on Your Losses

Decide right now you have big losses ahead of you. 

Nothing could be truer. 

Decide this right now and when they come there’s a chance you can gain all the value in each loss.

A debt or foreclosure.
A diagnosis.
A job loss.
A death of a child or parent. 

Whichever loss comes next, it will test your limits. You’ll experience legitimate tears and valid fears. But along with those, a chance to receive whatever character-deepening effect might also come.

I don’t pray for losses to come. I value my family members, my health, and my creature comforts too much to do that!

But I do pray that when they come, God will use them to enlarge my soul.