Sarah is a triplet who was six months into her pregnancy when she lost the baby, a few months ago. After a funeral, which her two pregnant sisters attended, Sarah and her husband tried to return to life as normal. But nothing about losing a baby feels normal. So, when Sarah’s due date approached, she and her husband headed to Mexico. At the last minute, she decided to bring a copy of Pregnant with Hope. She hadn’t struggled with infertility and wasn’t at all sure the book would speak to her, but something made her want to bring it anyway.
She called her mother from the airport a week later. She sounded good for the first time since the baby’s death. They were back from Mexico, she said, and she couldn’t wait to share some news. She had read the book while they were there, learned about taking negative thoughts captive, and finally felt some peace. She was starting to move out of the darkness that accompanied her devastating loss, and beginning to believe she would survive.
God is so faithful. He knows what we need and when we need it. He delivers messages of hope and grace to us through the most unexpected sources. When life is painfully difficult, we are tempted to assume that He is absent – or worse, utterly unconcerned. The opposite is actually true. He draws nearer to us, seeking to comfort us in our fragile brokenness.
Losing a baby opens a black hole of despair that makes it hard to think clearly, much less hear God speak to us. He understands. So, He sends people to speak words of blessing, mercy and peace over us. If we can’t – or won’t – hear those, He does not stop trying. He finds other ways to speak to us. For Sarah, it was a book from a family friend that materialized just before she left for a quiet, peaceful place. She began reading, and God whispered the words she needed to hear straight into her heart.
Are you like Sarah – struggling to recover from a heartbreaking loss? You may not feel able to let anyone near your heart, but God is waiting for the right moment to deliver words of comfort. He is waiting for you to be still and listen. Then, He will speak to you in a way you can hear.
When you agree to listen for His voice, you open your mind and heart to timeless truths that can renew your spirit. You say “yes” to moving out of darkness and into the light He brings. His words can heal your wounds, and nourish the seed of hope He planted in your heart long ago with sustenance only He can give. He does not intend for your hope to die.
The Bible says, “No one who trusts God like this – heart and soul – will ever regret it. It’s exactly the same no matter what a person’s religious background may be: the same God for all of us, acting the same incredibly generous way to everyone who calls out for help. Everyone who calls, ‘Help, God!’ gets help [Romans 10:12].
Are you grieving? Do you sense that your dream of becoming a parent is slowly dying? Listen for the God who deeply desires to comfort you, and ask Him to whisper words that give you peace.
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