This is our B moment. Our moment to be still…to be fed by the Word of God…to be grateful.

Scripture reference: Psalm 34:18 (ESV)


Today, I am thinking about the difficulties of dealing with sudden loss. Loss is never easy to endure, and sudden loss can be especially painful to overcome.

When I turn to the Scriptures, I think of the loss of King Uzziah. He was one of the most beloved leaders of all time in Judah. Because he served for almost fifty years, he was the only leader that many of Judah’s citizens had ever known.

I think that this same situation can be true for us in our family lives, too. When we lose a parent or spouse or sibling, they are the only parent or spouse or sibling that we have ever known. So we worry and wonder what the new dynamic will be and how we will adjust to what the future holds.

This was also seen when Judah was grieving the loss of its beloved leader. While the citizens mourned, they were also concerned about their future. In that time, the leader was directly linked to how well citizens were able to provide for themselves and their families, so the loss of King Uzziah made many worry about their provisions.

However, God came to Isaiah and gave him a vision which let them know that they were not alone. He reminded Isaiah that He was ultimately in control of Judah and their provisions, just as He is ultimately in control of your home and your relationships.

Therefore, during times of loss, let us remember to cling to these words: “The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.” Psalm 34:18 (ESV)

Please share this reflection as others desire to be inspired.

So today, if you’re experiencing loss, give your heart to the One who is the master of mending hearts.