In 7 days it will be 7 years since we lost our littlest one in miscarriage.
Usually, on the anniversary of our baby’s death, God prompts me to write about what He’s teaching me to share with you. This year is a bit different, though I’m still learning a lot!
I’ve heard from so many friends in the last few months that they’ve shared this devotional blog with friends who have lost their babies. My original intent for this devotional blog was to share the insights God encouraged me within a 2-week devotional book.
The Original Plan Coming to Fruition…
Over the last few weeks, I’ve been editing and updating all the devotions in the blog and chose 14 of them to put together for the free 2-week devotional. These are the devotions and prayer prompts that helped me the most early on. As this is “Day 30,” there are obviously many other devotions before
this one besides the 14, so there’s more if our sisters need them. The ones not included in the book deal with triggers and sadness that happen later on with anniversaries and such.
Since you’ve made it this far, you may have already read through the 14 devotions included in the book, but it’s yours if you want or need it. It’s mostly for us to pass along to others who need it when they’ve first lost their babies. You can download a free copy of the 2-week devotional at the end of this post for yourself and to share.
As you process through the different emotions and thoughts of losing your baby, please comment what helped you from this devotional blog and what you’d like to hear more about. God’s still writing through me, so if you need to process through something, PLEASE let me know!
To all who mourn in Israel,[a]
he will give a crown of beauty for ashes,
a joyous blessing instead of mourning,
festive praise instead of despair.
In their righteousness, they will be like great oaks
that the Lord has planted for his own glory. Isaiah 61:3
My Prayer for you:
My prayer for you is that God will bring our sisters in this hideously, awful club into contact with you some way so you can encourage them, support them, and give them this devotional. May God be glorified, our babies be honored, and our sisters find peace and healing in Jesus. In His Name, Amen
A Prayer you Could Pray:
Jesus, This stinks. I don’t want others to feel these pains, this sorrow. But if they do, please bring them to me so I can show them the comfort You’ve shown me. Bring beauty from our babies’ ashes, Lord. In Your
Things to Ponder, Pray and Journal About:
· Spend some time talking to God about what you’re feeling at this point in your mourning process.
· What has brought you hope as you are mourning?
· Who is someone who needs this 2-week devotional and how can you get it to her?