Gentle and comforting quotes from Scripture to read yourself or share with someone after they’ve suffered pregnancy loss through a miscarriage. These verses can bring hope during a heart-breaking time.
The very first time I was ever pregnant, I suffered an early miscarriage. I hadn’t even shared with our extended family members what would have been our good news at the time, so when it happened, I felt alone.
It was honestly something I really didn’t know how to process and it wasn’t until years later that I finally worked through what had happened and allowed my heart to heal regarding the fact that I’d experienced the loss of a child, no matter how tiny that child was at the time.
As Christians, our purest comfort is found in the Word of God. But it can be very difficult when you’re actually going through that miscarriage to really internalize the gentleness and love of God that is offered to you through Scripture.
The Lord can bring beautiful things from ashes and it’s my prayer that these Bible verses are great words of comfort to you or to someone else you know who is having a hard time on their healing journey.
I’d encourage you to write these Scriptures down and put them in a place where you can read them over and over again. You can use a notecard or these printable Bible journaling pages if you’d like.
23 Miscarriage Scriptures That Bring Comfort
1. The Lord is near to those who have a broken heart and saves those who are crushed in spirit. Psalm 34:18 NKJV
As you begin to walk through the healing process, know that God is near to you, even when there are days you don’t feel that way. Remind yourself of this truth in God’s Word by reading this Scripture or posting it in your home.
2. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort. 2 Corinthians 1:3 NASB
The rest of this passage (vs. 4-5) is beautiful too because it says, “who comforts us in all our affliction so that we will be able to comfort those who are in any affliction with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. For just as the sufferings of Christ are ours in abundance, so also our comfort is abundant through Christ.”
Losing a child to miscarriage is a unique pain that truly only God can understand. In the words of the apostle Paul, He is truly the “Father of mercies and God of all comfort” and can bring other people alongside us to comfort us as well.
Praying that you’ll find the strength to take the comfort God gives and share it with others in the future if they go through the loss of a pregnancy.
3. He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. Psalm 147:3 NASB
Though it doesn’t seem like it now, your heart will begin to heal. God is capable of doing this healing in you and understands if it takes you a long time.
4. And he said, “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return. The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.” Job 1:31 ESV
This is a verse that a friend of mine shared on social media when she had a miscarriage at 30 weeks. At the time I admit I thought it was a unique choice but then she explained that she shared it because part of her acceptance of her infant loss was to be reminded that the Lord was still in control and that she could still praise Him even in her darkest times.
5. The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous run into it and they are safe. Proverbs 18:10 NKJV
6. 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 NIV
Becoming strong through grief was a concept that was foreign to me until I went through this dark valley. I also learned this when my mom was walking through cancer. It takes a long time, to be sure, and it doesn’t feel like you’re only suffering a little while. But know that the Lord can restore you and that even the smallest things will begin to restore your joy over time.
7. For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. Psalm 139:13-14 NIV
8. My bones were not hidden from You when I was made in secret when I was formed in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them. Psalm 139:15-16 HCSB
There is comfort in knowing that the Lord knew your unborn child from head to toe, even at his or her tiniest size. He does see your grief over the loss of a baby, no matter how long you were pregnant.
9. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. Psalm 73:26 NIV
During this time of loss, there are things that can trigger our grief. On our own, it will be hard to get past these things, but knowing that our healing is in God’s hands can bring comfort.
10. For thus says the Lord: “Behold, I will extend peace to her like a river,…As one whom his mother comforts, so I will comfort you; you shall be comforted in Jerusalem.” Isaiah 66:13 ESV
This is a word of comfort given to the people of Israel, explaining that the Lord would give His people “peace that extends like a river”. A river goes on for a very long way, just like the peace of God can continue for us through each day.
11. I lift up my eyes to the hills, where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. Psalm 121:1-2
This entire Psalm is a perfect one to read at night, especially if you have trouble sleeping. A close friend of mine who lost a baby said that during the day she would do alright, but at night, she’d never felt greater agony than when she tried to go to sleep. This psalm was a comfort to her.
12. Save us and help us with your right hand, that those you love may be delivered. Psalm 108:6
13. 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 4:16
14. God’s way is perfect. All the Lord’s promises prove true. He is a shield for all who look to him for protection. For who is God except the Lord? Who but our God is a solid rock? God is my strong fortress, and he makes my way perfect. 2 Samuel 22:31-33 NLT
15. God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Psalm 46:10
The previous four verses demonstrate the power of God to protect us, help us and guard our hearts. God’s promises are true. There is no one like God. He is our deliverer and our peace!
16. Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. Romans 8:37 NKJV
17. There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. 1 John 4:18 NIV
18. Come all you who are weary and heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light. Matthew 11:28-30 NIV
A mother’s grief over losing a child is unique to you. Your spouse’s grief response might look differently than yours and there is no “right way” to grieve this little life. Scripture tells us that God is there to sustain us and give us spiritual and emotional rest as we go through this valley.
Sometimes it’s helpful to talk to someone who can help both of you understand what the other is feeling during this time.
19. 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 NIV
During this time, you might be thinking about the future and wondering if something like this could happen again during future pregnancies. I had those thoughts and fears in my own heart as well.
When I shared that with an older woman in our church, she gave me this verse to remind me that when we are in the love of God, we do not need to fear. We can have confidence that He will be with us, no matter what the future holds.
20. Unto thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul. Psalm 25:1 KJV
21. But Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 19:14
God has a special place in His heart for us as women as we go through dark days and He can bring beauty. from ashes. And he has a steadfast love for children, including your sweet baby. “The kingdom of God belongs to such as these.”
22. Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think. Glory to him in the church and in Christ Jesus through all generations forever and ever! Amen. Ephesians 3:20-21 NLT
What a beautiful truth to cling to and share with others if they’re walking through this difficult time. God IS able and mighty to save. Try to think of something to praise God and give Him glory for for each day, it helps.
23. Simon Peter replied, “Lord, to whom would we go? You have the words that give eternal life.” John 6:68 NLT
24. I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord. Psalm 27:13-14.
It can be incredibly difficult to wait on the Lord when it seems like every second of your life goes by slowly after suffering a miscarriage and that it’s the only thing you can think about. The best advice I can share with you for this part of the grieving process is to remember that you need to mourn in your own way and time. That may involve taking things moment by moment as you wait on the Lord.
25. But I trust in You, O Lord; I say, “You are my God.” My times are in your hands. Psalm 31:14-15a
Your times are in God’s hands. There is no better place for them to be.
It may, in time, bring you comfort to talk about your child and the hopes you have for the future, knowing that your child’s life, no matter how short, will always be a part of your family’s story.
What we have once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes a part of us. Helen Keller
It’s my hope that these miscarriage scriptures have been encouraging to you in this difficult time. Whether you have shared your experience out loud with others or you have an untold story, know that God knows and cares deeply for you.
Download these free printable Bible verse journaling pages to write out these verses when you need a good reminder of God’s love and grace.
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