Please accept our heartfelt condolences on the passing of your dear child.
We pray that God will meet you in your grief and pain for your child, that God will draw you near. We have found our faith in Jesus to be the true source of comfort and peace in our grief, and we pray you find the same. There are many emotions around our relationship with God in these times. We have put together Bible verses and other reflections that we pray you find helpful.
All verses are quoted from the English Standard Version (ESV)
“You are a hiding place for me; you preserve me from trouble; you surround me with shouts of deliverance. Selah” Psalm 32:7
“He gives rain on the earth and sends waters on the fields; he sets on high those who are lowly, and those who mourn are lifted to safety.” Job 5:10-11
“You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.” Psalm 62:1-2
“Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10
“This God—his way is perfect; the word of the Lord proves true; he is a shield for all those who take refuge in him. For who is God, but the Lord? And who is a rock, except our God?” 2 Samuel 22:31-32
“When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you. For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior.” Isaiah 43:2-3a
“The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?” Psalm 27:1
This devotional, written by Sarah Philpott, has been helpful to many of our Still Supported Moms. It is a 31 day devotional that helps you grieve and cherish your child after pregnancy loss.
Ron Moore, pastor at The Bible Chapel, wrote this journal for anyone seeking strength and comfort from God. The simple devotional format brings the power of God’s word to those that are hurting to find rest in God alone.
JoAnn Cantrell, a friend of The Still Remembered Project, is a local author that has gathered stories from bereaved parents in her book, Carried Within Me. JoAnn interviewed some of our bereaved parents, whose children’s stories are included in the book.
“We Were Gonna Have a Baby, but Had an Angel Instead” is a book to start the conversation with a young child about the death of a sibling before that sibling had been born. Many of our families have found it helpful to have that difficult conversation with their living children.
Hannah’s heart beat with a mother’s love long before she was blessed with a child, we learn from 1 Samuel 1-2. Through the years of waiting and longing, her gentle heart was nearly crushed under the weight of grief.
Hannah’s Hope is for all who long for a child yet to be conceived, grieve for a baby too soon passed from the womb, or have lived through the no-man’s-land of failed adoption. It is intended as a guide to assist you in making wise decisions as you struggle through your grief. And by the end of the journey, God may surprise you by the ways He uses to answer your heart’s cry. Compassionately written by a woman who knows well these painful struggles, Hannah’s Hope will direct you to the Source of strength, whose name is “the God of all comfort.”
Are you looking for support from other Biblically-minded women? There is a group of women in Washington, PA that regularly host a study to go through Hannah’s Hope together and support one another. You can get more information at: firstname.lastname@example.org