What does the bible say about loss?
1. 1 Corinthians 15:54
Death is swallowed up in victory.‘O Death, where is your sting?O Grave, where is your victory?’
2. Isaiah 25:8
He will swallow up death forever, and the Lord God will wipe away tears from all faces.
3. Revelation 21:4
And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things are passed away.
4. Song of Solomon 8:6
Love is as strong as death.
5. John 11:25
I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live.
6. Ecclesiastes 3:1-2
To everything there is a season. A time for every purpose under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die.
7. Isaiah 30:19
You shall weep no more. He will be very gracious to you at the sound of your cry; when he hears it he will answer you.
8. Romans: 12:15
Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep.
This September is a reminder of the loss of my father. Has the pain of loss eased? Just a little. I’m reminded of the journeys to the hospital and the Nursing Home seeing him in excruciating pain and the feeling of helplessness. I find comfort knowing the pain is over. I’m left with good memories of my father being a constant in my life – maybe the only one who truly understood me.