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Hopeful Bible Verses for Miscarriage

Miscarriage is a heartbreaking yet all-too-common occurrence. About 15% of known pregnancies end in miscarriage; most of which occur during the first trimester of pregnancy.[1] In the overwhelming majority of cases, a miscarriage isn’t the pregnant mother’s fault; rather, genetic conditions and other factors play a role in the early end of a fetus’ life. The Bible, rich in counsel, wisdom, and comfort, has much to say to women who have suffered the sad loss of a wanted baby.

15 Bible Verses for Miscarriage

“Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him.” (1 Thessalonians 4:13-14)

“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” (Psalm 34:18)

“As a mother comforts her child, so will I comfort you.” (Isaiah 66:13)

“For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses … Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.” (Hebrews 4:15-16)

“He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” (Revelation 21:4)

“I remember my affliction and my wandering, the bitterness and the gall. I well remember them, and my soul is downcast within me. Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope: Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. I say to myself, ‘The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.’ The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him.” (Lamentations 3:19-25)

“[The Lord] turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God.” (Psalm 40:1-3)

“As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him; for he knows how we are formed, he remembers that we are dust.” (Psalm 103:13-14)

“Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.” (Psalm 23:4)

“Though you have made me see troubles, many and bitter, you will restore my life again; from the depths of the earth you will again bring me up.” (Psalm 71:20)

“God has said, ‘Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.’” (Hebrews 13:5)

“I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.” (John 14:18)

“Lord my God, I called to you for help, and you healed me. You, Lord, brought me up from the realm of the dead; you spared me from going down to the pit.” (Psalm 30:2-3)

“You turned my wailing into dancing; you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy, that my heart may sing your praises.” (Psalm 30:11-12)

“In my distress I called to the Lord, and he answered me. From deep in the realm of the dead I called for help, and you listened to my cry.” (Jonah 2:2)

Words of Comfort for Miscarriage

There is no quick, easy cure for the pain of losing your child. No words can do the subject justice, and nothing anyone can say will immediately relieve the heartache and guilt you feel. Even so, there are some things worth saying that can help you feel better. In addition to the above Bible verses for miscarriage, a few other words of comfort may be of help during this trying time.

First, remember it’s not your fault. About half of all first-trimester miscarriages happen because of chromosomal problems in the fetus.[2] Other common causes include being over the age of 35 or having a partner over the age of 40, being either underweight or overweight, taking certain medications before you even find out you’re pregnant, working a night shift, or conceiving twins or triplets.[3] While there are things you can do to increase the odds of a healthy pregnancy, it’s impossible to prevent all factors that could cause the loss of a baby.

Second, remember that you’re not alone and have nothing to be ashamed of. About a quarter of women will experience a miscarriage in their lifetimes.[4] Don’t be afraid to reach out and talk to someone you trust. A parent, friend, pastor, or mentor can offer the comfort and emotional support you need and deserve during this difficult time. It’s also wise to talk to a doctor about the miscarriage, especially if you have a fever, continued bleeding pelvic pain, or have had an ectopic pregnancy or miscarriage in the past.[5] If you’re experiencing mental health problems such as stress, anxiety, depression, or suicidal thoughts, seek immediate help from a counselor or suicide hotline. Most women who have had a miscarriage go on to have successful full-term pregnancies.[6] Caring Network is a pro-life organization that offers support and free early pregnancy services to  women of all ages and walks of life. Our aim is to equip women experiencing unexpected pregnancies  with all the information they need to make informed decisions. We encourage anyone who wants to help us in our mission to get in touch, so we can match you with women who need your practical support and encouragement. If you suspect you’re pregnant or know someone who could benefit from our services, call for an appointment or feel free to visit one of our clinics.

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