Daniel 4:36 & 37

"At the same time that my sanity was restored, my honor and splendor were returned to me for the glory of my kingdom. My advisors and nobles sought me out, and I was restored to my throne, and became even greater than before. Now I, Nebuchadnezzar, praise and exalt and glorify the king of heaven, because everything he does is right and all his ways are just. And those who walk in pride he is able to humble." NIV translation

Many things may seem to be given up when we come to faith in Christ but the biggest thing is pride. It was only after the king was humbled that he could see God at work.

Likewise, it is only after our pride has been dealt with that we can see what Jesus did for us on the cross. Like the king, it may look like we have lost much more but God can restore more than we ever had just like he did for Nebuchadnezzar.