Pastors and other Christians face many challenges in ministry, but one of the most important is providing comfort to families when the tragedy of miscarriage strikes. Parents who lose a child are in an overwhelming amount of pain. But even if you lose your baby Before Their birth is almost unquenchable woe.
What are pastors, family and friends saying or doing to ease the burden on bereaved families? A great place to start is to kneel in prayer and believe in God’s Word. Only the Word of God can bring healing to the human spirit and soul. It is our responsibility as ambassadors of God (2 Corinthians 5:20) to speak the loving truth of God to the bereaved as directed by the Spirit of God.
Does the Bible mention miscarriage?
There is direct reference to miscarriage in the Bible. 2 Kings 2:21 When the Lord God addresses the people’s need to look to Him instead of the false god Baal to heal them from miscarriages and the like.
The term abortion is used to Exodus 23:26 It was the Lord’s promise to the Hebrews that there would be no miscarriages and that they would produce fruit in the Promised Land. “Miscarriage” is also used here. Job 21:10 May Job condemn the wicked who do not let the cows abort.
While the Bible does not speak directly to the effects of miscarriage, it does give at least one important account of distressed parents.
of 2 Samuel 12It tells of David’s sins against the Lord and David’s sins against Bathsheba and her husband Uriah. A child was born from the adultery of David and Bathsheba. In verse 14, the prophet Nathan tells King David that the child with Bathsheba will die.child was When he was born, the Lord tortured him as he had said.
David sought the Lord by prayer and fasting, but after seven days the child died. But when he was told of his child’s death, David “rose up from the earth, washed his body, anointed him, and changed his clothes. And he went into the house of his Lord and worshiped. Then he went to his house.”2 Samuel 12:20). David explained to his confused servants that he was fasting and weeping so that the Lord would be merciful and keep the child alive.
Christian parents who have suffered a miscarriage wonder why God allowed this tragedy and also ask God where their child is. Verse 23 gives bereaved parents great hope because David, who understood life after death, says: Why should I fast? Can I bring him back again? I go to him, but he won’t come back to me. “
David rested in the promises of God that Nathan had told him. 2 Samuel 7:16“And your house and your kingdom will be established before me forever. Your throne will be established forever.” Partly because of the covenant he made with David. And through it we can see the possibility that one child of the Son of God will live, reunion It would be held.
The Bible also reminds us over and over where our help, hope and peace come from (e.g. Psalm 121:1).
20 Words of Comfort from the Bible for Families After a Miscarriage
Christians, share these comforting and empowering verses with families suffering from miscarriage. We can use the same scriptures to comfort unbelievers and to convince our loved ones of their hope in Christ. Immerse yourself in God’s Word and rely on the promptings of the Holy Spirit to ensure that every encouragement to the bereaved is timely. Sometimes it’s a hug and silence, sometimes it’s a greeting card with a poem written on it. Prior prayer is important.
1. Psalm 30:5: Weeping lasts all night, but the Lord brings joy in the morning.
2. Deuteronomy 31:8-9: The Lord God never leaves us or forsakes us.
3. Psalm 23:4: We may walk through the valley. Shadow There are signs of death, but they are only shadows.
Four. Psalm 27:1: The Lord is our light and salvation. We don’t have to fear anyone or anything.
Five. Psalm 145:18-19: God is always near. He hears our cries.
6. Isaiah 41:10: do not be afraid. God strengthens us and helps us.
7. Isaiah 43:1-2: We belong to God and God protects us.
8. Matthew 10:29-31: The Lord takes care of us.we are worth so much To him.
9. John 16:22: Jesus promises that out of sorrow comes true joy.
Ten. Colossians 1:11: We get power from his brilliant power.
11. James 1:2-3: These life trajectories bring great faith through perseverance.
12. Psalm 119:76: God’s abiding love brings comfort.
13. John 14:27: We have the peace of Christ.
14. John 16:33: Jesus overcame the world. One day God will fix things.
15: Philippians 4:6-7: Let us go to God with all our wishes, knowing that God gives us peace, with gratitude.
16. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18: God’s will is perfect. It may be difficult to rejoice in it at first, but God’s perfect peace will instill in us joy in Him.
17. Romans 8:28: Loving God means that everything we experience is for our benefit and God’s glory.
18. 1 Peter 5:7: God cares about us, so we put all our worries on him.
19. 1 John 4:4: Surely many questions arise, but He who is in us is greater than He who is in the world. rest in it
20. James 4:8be: God is waiting for you to come closer to Him. Because that’s how God draws near to us.
twenty one. Revelation 21:4: “God will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death, no more sorrow, no more crying, no more pain, for the former things have passed away.”
What should I do Would you like to support a family member who has experienced a miscarriage?
Our four directed behaviors should include:
4. Listening and respecting their time of grief builds patience.
The following guidelines can help you interact with and comfort parents who have experienced such a loss.
God can and does call people to Him in any situation. As believers in the Lord Jesus, we know this and can direct our personal prayers accordingly. Because the Lord may use miscarriage for the following purposes.
Draw to yourself the grieving unbelievers.
Build up the faith of suffering believers.
Show the glory and providence of God in every situation.
Magnify the name of the Lord.
As we pray for the families of believers who have experienced such losses, we trust that God, who gives all comfort, will bring to mind many scriptures for those who are grieving. .
A believing parent’s life often includes small groups (Sunday School, Bible study, fellowship). Members of each group are closely related, as prescribed by the Bible. We should hold fast to our confession of hope in the faithful Lord Christ, encourage one another in love and good deeds, and encourage one another by meeting regularly (Hebrews 10:23-25).
A united church stands up as one body, trusting each other in the details of life, sharing joys and heartaches. That is why prayers for miscarriage parents are powerful and effective (James 5:16). This is not gossip. This is the correct prayer for our brothers and sisters.
A Christian can stand by all families who are devastated by the loss of their unborn child. And families will work with relatives to comfort their existence and perform day-to-day tasks to alleviate their immediate needs. What a powerful testimony it is when a Christian takes the time to be close to an unbelieving family and share the best news ever. Jesus Christ (John 6:44; Hebrews 7:25; Hebrews 11:6). Our hope lies in no one else (Acts 4:12).
Your friends probably know your deceased parents better than anyone else. Great friends love each other in ways no other can. Dear friends, take time to just sit with your loved ones. listen. hug. As long as they say they want to hang out, visit as many times as you like.
Practical Ways to Relieve Grief
Pain is pain, regardless of the circumstances. Although the Word of God does not specifically mention the miscarriage of parents, it contains countless verses of hope and healing. Given this truth, the same practical ways to help a grieving parent after a miscarriage can help everyone going through a period of loss (with the exception of the baby’s specifics).
A special playlist of hymns sent by email.Songs that may be included are only in christ By Keith and Christine Gettyis he worthy By Andrew Peterson, my hope is above all By Sovereign Grace Music.
Devotionals and other books for help and peace that only the Lord can give in sorrow.
A handwritten collection of Bible verses that will help you. You can share how they helped you.
We will arrange meals and offer transportation for those who cannot. Stay for a short visit if your parents agree.
Providence of God
For an unbeliever suffering a miscarriage, this moment may be the most important in her and her family’s life. Many Christians have begun to believe or have faith on the “lowest ground” because they have lost faith in what they and the world can do. God May Use Suffering To drag us out of the boggy pit (Psalm 40:2).
God wastes nothing. that’s all A person who can completely relieve grief. Jesus invites the weary and the heavy laden to come to him (Matthew 11:28). If man remains unsaved, how can he know that the Lord is our God of tomorrow?
Dr. Sinclair Ferguson This note of assurance in God adds: “First, of course, that the Judge of the whole earth does what is right, and that he is a God of immense grace, who sent his Son to bring us to himself. Because God has no dark side, we can take comfort in the fact that He is God and that all He does is right, true, and good.”
If any of you reading this have experienced a miscarriage, please accept our condolences and heartfelt prayers for recovery. If you don’t know Jesus Christ, may God bless you with the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ. As you walk with the Lord Jesus, may the Lord Jesus fill you with His peace that surpasses all understanding (Philippians 4:6-7).
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Lisa Lorraine Baker is a multi-award winning author a place to be someone. She writes fiction and non-fiction. In addition to writing for her network in Salem, Lisa is also a mentor for Ward’s Weavers and is a member of the Critics Group. She is also a member of her BRRC. Lisa and her pastor husband Stephen live in a small village in Ohio with their crazy cat Lewis.