15 Comforting Bible Verses in Times of Child Loss

As I have said over and over again, you can find no greater peace during times of child loss than in Christ. When no one else knows your deepest thoughts and crushing pains, He does. When you cannot even put your own grief into words, He understands and knows your troubles.

And He puts His comfort right in front of you through the Bible, if you’ll only receive that comfort. Here’s a few Bible verses to season your day, bringing you hope and peace in the middle of your storm.

Romans 8:28
“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose.”

Romans 8:18
“For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.”
Romans 8:18 Our sufferings cannot be compared

 

1 Thessalonians 4:13-14
But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.”

Psalm 73:26
My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever.”

Nahum 1:7
The Lord is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that trust in him.”

 

Nahum 1:7 God a stronghold through child loss

 

Matthew 5:4
“Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.”

John 6:39-40
And this is the Father’s will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day. And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.”

1 Peter 5:6-7
Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.”

 

Isaiah 49:13
Sing, O heavens; and be joyful, O earth;
and break forth into singing, O mountains:
for the Lord hath comforted his people,
and will have mercy upon his afflicted.”

Psalm 139:12
Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to thee.”

Isaiah 53:3
He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.”

John 11:33
“When Jesus therefore saw her weeping, and the Jews also weeping which came with her, he groaned in the spirit, and was troubled.”

 

John 11:33 Jesus cares for the broken in spirit and the grieving

 

Psalm 23:4
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.”

Matthew 11:28
“Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”

2 Corinthians 4:17-18
“For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory; while we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.”

compiled by Sarah George

A Veteran’s Grief

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Tomorrow is Veteran’s Day. On this important day, we will honor those who have given up much to serve our country. We will honor the sacrifices that have only deepened each veteran’s grief.

They have seen the horrors of combat, risked themselves to find crucial knowledge for our country, and trained hard to prepare for the enemy. Needless to say, these veterans deserve our utmost respect.

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Your Baby’s Funeral: How to Plan

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You just experienced one of the worst events in your life: losing your baby. You honestly can’t think how things could get any worse. Then, the doctor starts talking about your baby’s funeral, and your stomach sinks.

The mere thought of picking up the phone and explaining your situation to a dozen strangers sends hot tears to your eyes and a tremor in your voice.

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Preventing SIDS

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SIDS, or Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, is every mother’s worst enemy. We all want to protect our babies as much as possible, and we hate situations in which doctors tell us “there’s nothing we can do.”

Our hearts scream, “Yes, there is!”

And moms of SIDS victims may wrestle even more than most. Since doctors usually dub a situation SIDS after ruling out other underlying causes, these mothers are left without answers.

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Care Package Campaign

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First of all, thank all of you who prayed and lit candles on Saturday for Infant Loss Awareness Day. When I heard about the Wave of Light, I pictured our children looking down on the dark world but smiling at thousands of tiny twinkles appearing across it. Thank you for honoring those children.

Care Package

But Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month isn’t over! Angels’ Mommies would like to present our new Care Package Campaign.

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Taking Care of Yourself

 

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Taking care of yourself

People say this phrase a lot when you lose a child. Unfortunately, it’s a little vague for all the truth it holds. Are there steps you should follow for taking care of yourself? When will you know that you completed the process?

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Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month

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October is pregnancy and infant loss awareness month. When President Ronald Reagan pronounced this loss awareness in 1988, he showed his deep sorrow for bereaved mothers.

“When a child loses his parent, they are called an orphan. When a spouse loses her or his partner, they are called a widow or widower. When parents lose their child, there isn’t a word to describe them,” he said.

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My Story: Delivery Day

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“Practice” Contractions

I had been feeling Braxton Hicks for several days now. “Is it normal to get them so early?” I thought. I still had six weeks left. The contractions were coming more frequently too. Sometimes, when I was tapping away on my computer at work, I would stop and breathe through a strong one. Kenny and I had listened attentively in labor class. I knew I shouldn’t have to concentrate so much if my body was just practicing.

Then, one Sunday night, I felt more nauseated than usual. My heart pattered inside me, and my hands shook.

“Maybe I’m just tired. I should probably get some rest.” I asked Kenny to turn off the movie we were watching, and we both trekked to bed.

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God Wouldn’t Let it Go

Well, it’s official. I am an angel mommy on a journey. Or more like sitting on the back of that elephant in the room. I knew for so long that my Haddie might be giggling in Jesus’ arms one day too soon, but the reality of her leaving never stared me in the face as much as it does now. My husband and I have so much pain to filter through. When God laid this angelsmommies thing on my mind, it just didn’t make sense to me at first. “Lord, but. . .” I felt like Moses in front of Pharaoh trying to free an entire nation. But God wouldn’t let it go. So, “here am I, Lord. Send me. Make angelsmommies the outlet that I need, the outlet to reach other angel mommies and an outlet for grief. Not to erase the grief, but to channel it.”

by Sarah George