15 Comforting Scriptures for Miscarriage

I know the pain of miscarriage, but the holy scriptures offer us comfort in our time of grief, confusion, and disappointment. Here are 15 comforting scriptures for miscarriage.

15 comforting scriptures for miscarriage

Nothing prepares you for losing a baby. I was totally unprepared for miscarriage when my husband and I decided to start trying for a baby. I spent so much time daydreaming of tiny toes and tender moments. I never considered that my pregnancy could end tragically. Pregnancy is, after all, such a natural process for a woman.

I did have my own fears though. You see, years before in my twenties, I had an ovarian tumor. The tumor caused me to have emergency surgery and I ended up losing one of my ovaries. As I aged into my middle thirties, I prepared myself for what I thought was inevitable. I anticipated that it would be very hard to get pregnant. I anticipated months of trying without any luck.

So when I got pregnant during the first month of trying, my husband and I were overjoyed. I don’t know that I’ve ever been so excited in my life. We started making plans immediately. I was in such disbelief, that I went to urgent care to confirm my pregnancy because my OBGYN couldn’t see me until week ten. The pregnancy bolted my faith. I felt so close to the Lord who was creating life inside me. It was the first time I really saw the ministry and God’s glory in motherhood.

Tragedy and Grief

I was so excited when we finally went to the doctor. I was going to hear my child’s heartbeat and see them in a sonogram. My husband stood by my side as the doctor searched across my belly. She pointed out the amniotic sac then grew quiet. My heart sank as I realized that something was wrong. There was no sound. No flutter.

She told me she thought maybe I had my period date wrong. The fetus is harder for the sonogram to detect when it’s younger than eight weeks. In fact, many times it can’t be detected until eight weeks. So she made us wait and come back in two weeks. Those two weeks were unimaginably hard. I sobbed into my husband’s chest as he awkwardly tried to comfort me. We both knew what this meant. At some point, our baby had stopped growing. Stopped living. I had to watch my pregnancy symptoms slowly fade. My breasts no longer hurt. The nausea went away completely.

We went back in two weeks and the doctor was able to confirm the heartbeat was gone. I held it together as the doctor explained that I could either have a D&C or miscarry naturally. I opted to miscarry naturally, It took an entire month before the cramping and bleeding started. I wept bitterly on my bed when I realized what was happening. After two days of contractions, the miscarriage was over, but my grief was just beginning.

Deeper In Grief

My husband and I decided to immediately get back on the horse and to our surprise, we got pregnant again the first month we started trying. Except for this time I experienced no joy. Only fear. My parents and husband assured me another miscarriage wasn’t likely and that I should enjoy the pregnancy. But several weeks into my first trimester I miscarried again.

Oh, friend. Those were dark days. The grief. The disappointment. Fear. It was the perfect opportunity for the enemy to attack me and that is exactly what he did. I heard some horrible thoughts in those moments. I was tempted to believe it was my fault. That something was inherently wrong with me. Even that I was unworthy of being a mother. Satan is, after all, the accuser (Rev 12:10), and he will absolutely try to kick you when you are down. He will lie to you. It is in his nature (John 8:44).

When I began to sink into deep depression, grief, and confusion, I turned to God’s holy word and it comforted me. So today, I’m sharing those verses with you today. Not long after my second miscarriage, I got pregnant with my oldest son, my rainbow baby. I’ll save that experience for another time. I still think of my two babies Gabriel and Daphne and I always will. Even though they are not with us, they are a part of my family and a part of my heart. If you are struggling with grief from miscarriage, please let me know in the comments and I’ll add you to my prayer list. You aren’t alone, mama. I know how you feel. Half of my children are in heaven. I hope these 15 comforting scriptures for miscarriage being help assuage your grief.

15 Comforting Scriptures for Miscarriage

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. You will increase my honor and comfort me once again.

Psalm 71:20-23

He will swallow up death forever. The Sovereign LORD will wipe away the tears from all faces; he will remove the disgrace of his people from all the earth. The LORD has spoken.

isaiah 25:8

So with you: Now is your time of grief, but I will see you again and you will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy.

john 16:22
1 corinthians 15:26

You have recorded my troubles. You have kept a list of my tears. Aren’t they in your records?

Psalm 56:8

For godly grief produces a repentance that leads to salvation without regret, whereas worldly grief produces death.

2 corinthians 7:10

For the Lord will not cast off forever, but, though he cause grief, he will have compassion according to the abundance of his steadfast love; for he does not willingly afflict or grieve the children of men.

Lamentations 3:31-33
15 comforting scriptures for miscarriage

“And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.”

1 Peter 5:10

For You created my inmost being; You knit me in my mother’s womb. I praise You because I am fearfully and wonderfully made.

psalm 139:13-14
15 comforting scriptures for miscarriage

Therefore we do not lose heart. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.

2 Corinthians 4:16-18

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.”

2 Corinthians 1:3-4

“He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”

revelation 21:4

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.

john 14:27

Before, I close, let me say that I understand your pain. Your baby will not be forgotten. As with all grief, there is no right or wrong way to grieve, nor is there any appropriate time frame to grieve. Regardless of what week you lost your baby, give yourself full permission to grieve. Also, don’t let anyone minimize your pain if you lost your child in early pregnancy. Let your sorrow wash over you while allowing the scriptures to comfort you. Meaningful grieving is the path to acceptance and healing.

Until then my thoughts and prayers are with you. If you’d like me to pray for you, you can leave a prayer request in the comments or you can message me privately if you prefer.


40 thoughts on “15 Comforting Scriptures for Miscarriage

  1. Thank you for sharing this. I just lost a child last week. We were supposed to be 14 weeks pregnant by the time I took the meds to clear my womb. They said her heart stopped at 9 weeks. When I saw that we stood on scripture, prayed, asked for prayer… everything. It shook my world and even the way I see my relationship with God. Please pray for us I’m still seeking to understand

    1. Oh Amelia, my heart aches for you. I am so sorry for your loss. It is hard to understand God in moments like this but I assure you that God has not left you nor is he against you in any way. Grief and the feelings of loss associated with it can be really confusing, but my advice would be to resist letting bitterness take root. I had two miscarriages back to back. I understand completely. It’s going to take some time to grieve. It helps during times like this to have support. My church put me in touch with another woman who multiple miscarriages and she was a wonderful faithful person to give me godly counsel. Reach out to someone if you need help. There is no shame in that. I’ll be praying for you.

      1. I has a MMC, found out May 20, 2021 when I should have been 9.weeks, that my baby stopped growing around 7 weeks. I too, opted to miscarry naturally at home. It took my body another 3 weeks to start the process and after 5 days of bleeding, cramping and passing massive clots, I passed my baby. My due date was supposed to be this month, 12/24/21. My Christmas miracle baby, is now an angel baby. I’m fine some days but my heart longs to be s mother here on earth. I have a strong belief in God but my faith in his goodness and mercies towards me, is shaken. I’m struggling to know if God even truly cares about me or my broken heart. Not to mention, I miscarried my only pregnancy several months after losing my brother. Please pray for me.

      2. Please add me to your prayer list Mary. We have two girls age 8 and 4 and he was the little boy we had been praying for. I had a healthy pregnancy until around 12 weeks where I started bleeding. I spent about 6 weeks in and out of hospital on different medications hoping to stop the bleeding watching the drs try to get us safely to the next week.

        I was discharged on Sunday, my bleeding had minimized, I felt relieved for the first time in 6 weeks, like we had finally made it through the worst of it. Wednesday afternoon with no warning I felt the urge to use the bathroom, I thought it might just be the bleeding that had started again. To my horror it was the umbilical chord already coming out. We were rushed to the hospital. The doctors confirmed my water had raptured and leaked, thats the only way the chord could already be out. That night at 20 weeks and 4 days I laboured and birthed my baby boy through all the tears and unbearable pain he came out lifeless. A whole 700gs. A tiny human with 10 fingers and 10 toes. Fingernails and with tiny hand that looked like he was holding on to my husbands finger. I couldn’t hold him. I was too broken. My husband picked him up and the pain in his cries was unbearable to hear. He told him how much ws love him and that its okay that he needed to go back to Jesus. And we sat there and waited while they took our Joshua away.

        I dont know how to be okay for my girls right now. Or how to tell them their baby brother wont be coming home anymore. Or how to breathe with this heavy ness on my chest that has me feeling like im about to suffocate.

        Please pray for us. To find the strength to geth through this together.

    2. Hello Just came across your page. I had a mc early this year after years of trying. Pls pray for me, it’s been up and down but this experience made me seek God more than ever but the enemy is trying to poison my thoughts and puts me in a dark place. I know the enemy won’t win. And declare victory

    3. Please be in prayer for my niece Deyja and her husband Byron. They suffered their 5th miscarriage two months ago and are having a really hard time. It was a traumatic event as it happened at home and her father had to help her and get the baby. Byron was out of the state on business, and he is feeling terrible that he wasn’t there to be with her. They have one rainbow baby who is now 2, but want a sibling for her so much! I found your site while looking for things to write her as she lives many states away. I pray for all of you ladies. I have many friends who have suffered losses of their children, either by miscarriage or unexpected deaths. I hurt for all of them.

      1. Pam, I will absolutely add them to my daily prayer list. My heart hurts when I hear stories like this. But God is so faithful even in the midst of these trials. Covering all of y’all in prayer.

  2. I needed to see this article. I just went through an early miscarriage this weekend. I grieved, still am a little, but I had Jesus send me amazing people and messages. This is my third miscarriage in my life. They’re all years apart, but my husband and I have been trying this time- so the sadness is all too real. This article helped a lot. Please pray I, one day, have a successful pregnancy and birth. I know the Lord will bless us when the timing is right. The enemy will not win!

    1. Thank you for this. I am currently going through my 8th loss. Three of which have been this past year and and half and one in November at 20weeks. I have been trying to find answers and I feel as if God has put information and people in my path so I can seek the truth as to why. I feel like I have finally found a dr who understands and is willing to look and test, unfortunately I lost this one. I am going to try one more time after I take a few months to strength my relations with God and heal myself. I am getting older and these losses have definitely taken a toll on me. I know with Gods help I can summon the strength and courage to try once again, even though everything seems against us.
      I needed to read this. Thank you once again.

  3. I truly needed to read this article today. I just lost my first baby this week at almost 12 weeks. My world is flipped upside down. I had everything I dreamed of and it’s just gone. I pray I see color again and can pick myself up from this. I’m single and went through a fertility clinic to even get pregnant and it’s been a long journey to this point. I feel lost and confused and don’t even know how to move forward. I just ask you to pray for me, I can use it from anyone!

    1. Jennifer, I will pray for you. I am so very sorry for your loss. Grief is very hard to understand. Having lost two babies of my own, I understand how heart-wrenching and confusing it is. But one thing I can tell you is that God was not only faithful to comfort me, but has used this tragedy for good. One day we will be reunited with our babies. Until then, I am praying for you and always here if you need to talk. You can send private emails through the “contact me” page.

  4. My sister just miscarried at 12 weeks and having tried for several years before conceiving, the pain is just unbearable. Please pray with her

    1. I am so sorry to hear this. My heart aches when I hear stories like this. I will absolutely add her to my list of women I pray for daily. Thank you for reaching out.

  5. I just had my miscarriage this week at 8 weeks. I know in my heart that God has better plans for me than I have for myself. But it is just too painful. I am hopeful that someday God will allow me to be pregnant again with a healthy baby and soon have successful delivery! Include me in your prayers. This article inspire me to trust in the Lord more and to know that His timing is always right.

    1. Kristin, I will absolutely add you to my prayer list. I wish I could wrap my arms around you and give you a big hug.

    2. Hello I am currently going through this hard time. We had our first ultrasound on Monday as I was supposed to be 8 weeks, they were unable to find the heartbeat and the baby stopped growing at 7 weeks. I have felt that I have been in a very dark place, blaming myself for the stress that I had allowed into my mind and body during my pregnancy, and also feel like even before I was on the wrong path. Reading these scriptures have reminded me that God is good, and has been with me this whole time. I feel as though he has heard my prayers and is helping me with my grief as the reason I came across this forum. Me and my Julian have been together for 8 years and having grieving together and are looking forward to our future rainbow baby when God is ready to give us that gift.

      1. I’m very sorry for your loss. I assure you, you are not to blame. I will be praying for you.

  6. Thanks for this article, I really needed it at this moment. I am currently going through a miscarriage and it feels like I’m drowning. I wanted this baby so much, but God had other plans. I need prayers to be able to except this because right now all I want to do is cry, but I know I have to move on for my 5 year old daughter and be strong.

    1. Christy, I am praying for you. I know the grief is very overwhelming right now. I will add you to my prayers that God comforts you in this time of grief.

  7. I write this message as i lose my baby – I m devastated and oddly calm as its my second miscarriage ( last one was 8 month ago). My brain is empty – pls pray for me and this little soul … i hope like you I ll have a successful pregnancy soon .

    1. I’m so sorry for your loss. I’m adding adding you to my prayer list, Ally. One step at a time. You’ll get through this. 🙏♥️

  8. I have 3 children, and I suffered my first miscarriage on March 30th 2021. It was so tough, as the hospital wasn’t even sure if it was a miscarriage at first, but I think I knew right away. Watching my pregnancy symptoms fade was one of the toughest things I’ve ever done. I bled for 9 days and the pain was pretty severe, but once it was over I just felt so cold and empty. Some days I still wake up feeling that way, but I have to find a way to have peace within my heart. Thank you for sharing your story.

    1. Ashley I am so sorry to hear about this. Take heart, friend. My deepest condolences. I know that feeling well. I’ll be praying for you

  9. Thank you for this. I also had a miscarriage a few weeks ago. I am really trying to keep it together, getting myself into the word and trying to pray but its hard. I keep getting into dark thoughts. My emotions all over the place. And my sister is currently pregnant, we would have been due a month apart. I do not want to blame God, but the pain is terrible. I pray and hope for all of you mamas out there for the peace of God, for myself too. That he hears our prayers and will carry us through this.

  10. Hello,
    I stumbled upon your site looking for prayers for my partner who just found out that she miscarried today. This was our first child together so we are both extremely heartbroken. However, I know through prayer and our faith, we will get through. I just wanted to say god bless you all! Please pray for us and one another.

  11. I had a miscarriage at 12 weeks, I had just made it to the end of the first trimester. It happened a year ago, my first pregnancy, at 35 years old. Although it was a year ago I haven’t gotten over it, I don’t even think I’ve fully grieved. Just sort of forced myself to keep pushing. I haven’t gotten pregnant since, praying that God does have that for me eventually. Please say a special prayer for me. God bless you all. 💕

  12. I had a miscarriage in February, 26th, 2021. My baby was 19 weeks. I’ve been broken and scared to try again.

    1. I understand. Its okay if you need to take time before trying again. I’ll be praying for comfort for you.

  13. I just lost my baby girl one week and ago and it was such a traumatic experience. Once I found out I was pregnant I was overjoyed and we made plans for the baby. We had just announced to the family… and just thinking about her I remember her heartbeat was strong and perfect ❤️‍🩹 I never blamed God or was mad at him but I def have been having a hard time accepting. Reading this article has helped me feel a little less lonely and a little more understood. I feel like no one around me understands and expects me to bounce back and be normal but it’s sooo hard to accept I no longer have my baby girl growing inside me in a safe spot. I’ll never be able to take her to school, do her nails, do her hair and that breaks my heart. The thing I worry is if she felt any pain or if she knew how much I loved her already even if I had her for 12 weeks and 2 days. I know God will give her back when he returns and I can’t wait for that day. I do hope I will be able to be a mommy (again) sometime in this lifetime but I trust God’s plan.

  14. A beautiful mess! That’s exactly what I have for my status on WhatsApp.
    I came to your page cause just today I had a miscarriage, 5 weeks pregnant.
    He or she was going to be or second one, but God knows and He’s still at the throne. Thank you for writing about this, but more importantly, thank you for listening to God’s calling. You’re life is a blessing to many.

  15. I find a lot of hope through your story. I lost my first baby this past February, today would’ve been his birthday. My second baby I lost this month. I’m crushed in spirit and can’t shake the fear that, despite my motherly heart, I will never be able to carry a baby full term and deliver them into this world. My depression is heavy, and I know God is near but I can’t seem to feel that is so. Now I have to wait three months or more before I can try again for our rainbow, and my soul feels so tired. You mentioned being put on a prayer list, and I would gratefully ask to be part of it.

    1. I’m so sorry to hear of your loss, Katy. I know this is hard and that you don’t feel like God is near. God is the same, yesterday, today, and tomorrow. I promise you He has not changed. Spending time in scripture will help you. I will absolutely be praying for you. Giving you big hugs from afar.

      1. Thank you for this. I had a miscarriage in July, it was my first pregnancy. I was so delighted and still so grateful that I was pregnant. I’ve wanted to be a mom for as long as I can remember as a little girl. All I think about is who my little baby would grow up to be, dreaming of the tiny toes and fingers. I know in my heart, my rainbow baby is around the corner. I trust The Lord wholeheartedly & I would love your prayers. Thank you.

        1. Oh Kaylah, I know how hard this is. My heart hurts for you. Give your self time to grieve. I will most certainly keep you in my prayers.

  16. Tears roll down as I write. I miscarriaged today at 5 weeks. We were so happy when we found out. Got pregnant after 1 year and an unsuccessful cycle of iui. Lord, have mercy!

    Please pray for me! I know my rainbow is coming soon.

  17. We lost our baby at 16 weeks. He was the boy we so desperately wanted. Please pray for a rainbow baby boy to come to us earth side soon to help us heal.

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