At it’s core, infertility and miscarriage carry heavy grief for those who experience them. Acknowledging that there is grief and perhaps other emotions, such as hurt, anger, longing, loneliness, frustration, hopelessness, and deep sadness, is the beginning of moving forward.
“Children are from the Lord.” says Joseph Puglisi, Dating Iconic. They are a blessing and most women look forward to having a child of their own. However, infertility or miscarriages can often feel overwhelming.
The Bible is a source of comfort for many people during difficult times. It can provide solace and hope, as well as a sense of connection to something larger than ourselves.
Many women turn to bible verses after miscarriage or during infertility to offer practical advice on how to cope with these specific challenges.
Reading uplifting bible verses can help moms experiencing fertility problems or miscarriages by providing comfort and support. Additionally, these verses can help to increase positive thinking and reduce stress levels, which can in turn improve fertility.
It’s Not just for Women- These verses may help men too
Among many issues couples face around the globe are miscarriages and infertility. These two could turn a marriage sour fast as the stress and anxiety on your relationship can become very difficult to bear.
Miscarriage sometimes can be life threatening and some women are just lucky to come out of such situation alive. What makes it even more difficult to handle is the silent nature of this grief and only people who have experienced it can easily relate.
With infertility, some couples find it difficult to attend get-togethers with other couples because it’s hard to adapt to that environment where other couples’ kids are.
Miscarriage can make a woman’s life become miserable. A woman can become anxious and depressed from the suffrage of miscarriage.
But in all circumstances, we should know we have a God who listens to us, who knows all our pains and struggles.
Personal Experiences with Reading Bible Verses During Miscarriage or Infertility
After a long period of trying to get pregnant, a woman can feel helpless and hopeless. The Bible is full of people who cried out to God in their disappointment and fear of what the future would hold when things didn’t go as planned.
I know personally that it can be really, really hard when your heart is aching for a baby so badly, and it’s just not happening. In those trying times, it’s so important to remember that God promises us that we can find peace in any, and every, circumstance, by simply leaning into Him.
“Before we had children, we had many years of waiting, sometimes patiently, sometimes with more wordless groans.” recalls Johnathan M. Sumpter, The Mental Well PLLC. “My wife and I draw towards these quotes for solace often.”
Here are a few Bible verses to encourage oneself when feeling overwhelmed due to infertility or a miscarriage. Ankit Batra says, “Remember to trust in the Lord’s timing, because it is always perfect.”
Matthew 11:28 – Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest.
Matthew 21:22 – You will receive everything you ask for in prayer, as long as you trust in God.
This verse reminds us that God is listening to all our prayers, especially in hard times. He said “you will receive” not “you will sometimes receive”. He made us a promise here and God keeps his promises. The catch is, we have to trust in him completely. His answer to our prayer may be “not now. be patient”. Just because it’s not happening immediately doesn’t mean it won’t happen
Matthew 26:39 And He went a little beyond them, and fell on His face and prayed, saying, “My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me; yet not as I will, but as You will.”
Even Jesus was put through a hard time when he was on Earth. He carried the burden on dying for the sins of the world. Even he didn’t want that burden if he could avoid it. In the end, he knew that he needed to trust that God knew why he gave him this burden.
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James 1:17- Every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.
Mark 11:24- Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.
John 16:20 – So you have sorrow now, but I will see you again and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy from you.
John 14:1 – Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me.
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1 Samuel 1:27-28 For this child I prayed; and the Lord has granted me my petition which I made to Him. Therefore I have lent him to the Lord; as long as he lives, he is lent to the Lord.
1 Samuel 1:5-6 – But to Hannah he gave a double portion because he loved her, and the Lord had closed her womb. And because the Lord had closed her womb, her rival kept provoking her in order to irritate her.
1 Samuel 1:19-20 – Then they rose early in the morning and worshiped before the LORD, and returned and came to their house at Ramah. And Elkanah knew Hannah his wife, and the LORD remembered her. So it came about in due time, after Hannah had conceived, that she gave birth to a son; and she named him Samuel, saying, “Because I have asked the Lord for him.
1 Samuel 2:21- And the LORD was gracious to Hannah; she gave birth to three sons and two daughters. Meanwhile, the boy Samuel grew up in the presence of the LORD.
Hannah was blessed with a child after years of infertility, and even though she suffered a miscarriage, she considered it a gift from God. Miscarriages are often seen as a sign of God’s disapproval or as punishment, but these verses remind us that miscarriages can also be seen as gifts from God.
Hannah’s story reminds us that even in our darkest moments, we can find hope and comfort in the Lord.
Jeremiah 29:11- For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
Hebrews 11:11- And by faith, even Sarah, who was past childbearing age, was enabled to bear children because she considered him faithful who had made the promise.
Genesis 25:21- Isaac prayed to the LORD on behalf of his wife, because she was childless. The LORD answered his prayer, and his wife Rebekah became pregnant.
Genesis 21:2 – Sarah became pregnant and bore a son to Abraham in his old age, at the very time God had promised him.
Genesis 30:22 – Then God remembered Rachel; he listed to her and enabled her to conceive.
Psalm 130:5 – I wait for the Lord, my whole being waits, and in his word I put my hope.
Psalms 23:4 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 27:14 – Wait for the lord, be strong and take heart and wait for the lord.
Psalm 113:9 – He settles the childless woman in her home as a happy mother of children. Praise the Lord.
Psalm 147:3- He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.
Psalm 30:5 – Weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.
Psalm 139:5-6 – You go before me and follow me. You place your hand of blessing on my head. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too great for me to understand!
Psalm 139:13-16 – For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven 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 127:3 – Children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb a reward.
Psalm 34: 18 – The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.
Psalm 33:20-22 – My hope is in the Lord, I trust in Him.
Psalm 37:4 – Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desire of your heart
Psalm 77 can be used to guide prayer in a way of expressing emotions, crying out to God, and looking to Him for comfort and hope.
David starts with a very explicit description of his pain and sorrow:
Psalm 77:4 – You hold my eyelids open; I am so troubled that I cannot speak.
He questions if God has abandoned him and if God’s promises are true:
Psalm 77:8-9 Has his steadfast love forever ceased? Are his promises at an end for all time? Has God forgotten to be gracious? Has he in anger shut up his compassion?
He moves to praise and speaks truth over his situation:
Psalm 77:14 – You are the God who works wonders; you have made known your might among the peoples.
Even though he probably didn’t feel like it, David praises God in this Psalm. It renews his hope and gives him peace. When we are able to take a step back and express our pain and then praise God in the midst of it, healing can come.
Luke 1:36 And Elizabeth, your relative, even she is pregnant in her old age. The woman that people said couldn’t have children is already six months pregnant.
Luke 1:37 – Nothing is impossible with God.
Luke 1:38 – Behold, I am the servant of the Lord; may it be done to me according to your word.
This verse was said by Mary when the angel appeared to her to let her know she would be having the child Jesus. She was young and unmarried. It was a huge taboo in those days to be having a child out of wedlock. Even though it was a great burden put on her, she still accepted God’s will. She may not have understood why she was chosen to bear such burden, but she accepted is. Knowing that God knew best.
Proverbs 3:5-6 – Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not to your own understanding.
Philippians 4:13 – I can do anything through him who makes me strong.
Philippians 4:6-7 – I am not anxious for anything but I present my requests before the Lord and the peace of God guards my heart and mind in Christ Jesus
Philippians 1:6 “And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.”
Isiah 41:10 – So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Isaiah 61:3 – God gives me beauty for ashes; oil of joy for mourning, and a garment of praise instead of garments of mourning.
Isaiah 38:19 – He mourns for the loss of his children, though they are not dead but gone from him. He knows they are not really lost, but gone to a better place.
Isaiah 49:13 – Sing for joy, O heavens, and exult O earth; break forth, O mountains, into singing! For the LORD has comforted his people and will have compassion on his afflicted.
Isaiah 40:29 “He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength.”
Isaiah 40:31 “But they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.”
Isaiah 46:4 “Even to your old age I am he, and to grey hairs, I will carry you. I have made, and I will bear; I will carry and will save.”
Romans 8:25-26 – But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently. In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans.
Romans 15:13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
2 Thessalonians 3:16 – Now may the Lord of peace himself give you his peace at all times and in every situation. The Lord be with you all.
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For anyone who has been trying hard to conceive or underwent a miscarriage, despair and hopelessness can fill your days.
Sometimes, we need to entrust all our wishes and fervently ask for it from the Lord, and in His perfect time, He will give what you have asked for.
Hope may be the best medicine that we have to heal us and give promise for a fertile tomorrow.
I hope these bible verses for your miscarriage or infertility journey can bring you a sense of peace and hope for a brighter tomorrow.
Thank you to Elaine Marshall, Altalunas, Inc, Randy VanderVaate, Funeral Funds of America, Erie Conners, Everywhere Ontario, Corrie Cooks, Brooke Minimalist Mama, Claire Grayson, Personality Max, Laura Beaver, Courage Community, Tina Tolbert, Hey Mickey Travel, Rebekah Parr Two Mama Bears, and Mrs. Boccardi for contributing.