As every year comes to an end and another begins; man starts his evaluation of the previous year. In the year gone by many things happened. Losses occurred of life and limb; relationships ended, assets disappeared, etc. On the flip side, gains also occurred, relationships began, etc. Each year takes people up, but also brings them down. Every year has tales of much given and tales of much taken away. Each year proves you cannot keep everything even if nailed to the floor. And even things that are literally nailed to the floor will be loss if the house burns down.
The Bible teaches that tomorrow is unknown, and that we brought nothing into life and will take nothing out of it. James 4:14. 1 Timothy 6:7. Instead of placing all effort into things of this life, why not focus on the soul and where one will spend eternality? Standing before Jesus Christ to judged is guaranteed, for it is appointed for man to die and the next is the judgment. Heb 9:27. 2 Cor 5:10.
No one wants losses, so let men should seek gains and seek in the right way. Man should hold on gains if possible; and if there is nothing that can be done to keep them; he needs to accept loss and start over. Such is easy to do, if a man has Jesus Christ. The teachings of Christ will instruct and uphold us as we go though the highs and lows of life.
To have a relationship with Christ; hear the word of God. (which you have if you read this far) John 6.45. Believe the word of God. Acts 18.8. Decide to repent of your sins. Luke 13.3. Confess Jesus Christ, the savior. Rom 10.9-10. Acts 8.36-37. Be baptized for the forgiveness of your sins. Acts 8.38. Acts 2.38. Acts 22.16. After that you will be able to rejoice and have the support of God as you tackle your gains and losses. Acts 8:39 Heb 13.5-6