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.

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19 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.

    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
      Amen.

    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!

  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.

  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

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