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

Find Healing through Online Grief Support

Online Grief Support

If you’ve experienced any grief over losing your child, you know just how extremely vital it is to get support. You may have seen the effects of the amazingly supportive people in your life, or you may understand the effects of living without support. For many, you might just fear the shame of asking for someone else’s help. Enter online grief support—through AfterTalk, to be exact.

You may have seen the article that I recently wrote for AfterTalk, and I thank you deeply for all your support. Many of you read this article and shared it on social media.

But AfterTalk actually goes beyond their inspirational stories and quotes on their blog. This grief website is an online support group that you can join for FREE, and they have several communities. Continue reading “Find Healing through Online Grief Support”

Coping with the Physical Effects of Grief

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It makes sense that you would feel the physical effects of grief taxing your body and emotions when your child’s death first happens. Everyone offers his sympathy and nods his assent then.

They may not know grief personally, but they can relate to your feelings. After all, you just experienced the tragic loss of your child. That’s not supposed to happen.

But what about two months later? How about the six- or nine-month mark?

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When Grief Turns into Depression

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We kind of expect a level of depression when we lose our children. We would feel wrong about bouncing back into normal life without heart-wrenching grief or those lifeless, empty moments. Still, you don’t want your grief-related depression to sink too far.

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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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Miscarriages Happen

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Many of you can’t identify with my story. My baby Hadassah had a rare condition called ectopia cordis that only affects 5-8 babies out of 1 million. Still, many of you have experienced your own deep grief, some losing your babies to miscarriage.

Don’t undervalue the grief accompanying a miscarriage. No matter how early you lose your baby, you will still grieve.

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For a Grieving Father from a Grieving Father

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“Sweetie, what would you say to a father who is dealing with grief right now?”

With pencil and pink-striped notebook in hand, I followed my husband into the kitchen where he had pulled out his French press and was scooping Starbucks coffee grinds into it. His spoon paused in mid-scoop, and his jaw thrust out sideways with lips pressed together in thought.

“Hmm.” The coffee scoop resumed its task. Finally, Kenny swirled around and leaned against the counter, his eyebrows still set low and crinkling his forehead. “I would say that he definitely has a responsibility to his family, to be there for his wife. But he shouldn’t ignore his own grief. He needs to be honest and open if he wants a break or needs to cry. I think grieving for the father tends to be a slower process.”

“Why do you think that?”

“Well, at the beginning, he just has a lot of things to worry about. He gets distracted with errands for his family and funeral preparations, and he puts off grieving for later.” Kenny crossed his arms and stared seriously at the floor.

He continued, “The father shouldn’t be reclusive and internalize his grief. He should rely on others to help him get back to normal life, and I’m thankful to say that grieving is not part of normal, everyday life. You don’t have to grieve every day; you should get back to normal things.

Unfortunately, I don’t know that other men usually have close friends that they can relate to and rely on through their grief. Maybe they should plug into a church or take initiative in inviting friends somewhere. Sometimes he just needs to go out and get away.” Kenny pressed the grounds in the French press to the bottom and poured the coffee into two mugs, taking a sip of one.

“He also really needs to find a way to keep a proper perspective about God too. I know it helped me a lot when Pastor visited us and pointed out that this was not something that God was doing to us.”

I thank God often for my husband’s wisdom. Fathers truly do need to deal with their grief. You shouldn’t put it off because the reality is that grief will claw for your attention until you face it head on. If you never face it, grief can overcome you and tear your family and everyday life apart.

by Sarah George

Don’t Forget Daddy

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I was recently going through some pictures of Hadassah’s birth, and I always noticed how supportive Kenny was throughout the whole day. When I was in labor, he massaged my back, communicated with family, questioned the nurse, and checked on me every few minutes. He made sure that I was fed and pampered.

When Hadassah was born, he cried and stroked his little girl until she went to Heaven, and he held her for hours afterward at the hospital, tears glistening on his cheeks. I have never seen him cry so much.

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I Need Your Help!

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Good evening, angel mommies and friends!

I really want to dive into a deep topic soon about why God allows child loss. I realize that I am not an omniscient source on grief and child loss, and that’s why I need your help!

Over the next few weeks, I would like to study this topic Biblically. I am asking that you prayerfully consider studying it with me. Also, if you know any good sources about why God allows child loss, whether book or online format, please comment or message me about it. Thank you in advance for your help!

by Sarah George