Miscarriage leaves us with a broken heart. Here are comforting Bible verses to help you in this difficult time.

There are few pains like the pain of miscarriage, and it’s difficult to understand the depths of this hard time unless you experience it for yourself. Here are comforting Bible verses to remember after miscarriage.

Whether you miscarried at 5 weeks or at 18 weeks, I want you to remember at least this one truth, your baby mattered. I know we can’t always get away from the questions that pound our minds, but I want you to take comfort knowing your baby matters. Their life mattered. I believe with all that I am that though we may never understand this side of eternal glory why this happened, the God of all grace now holds what this mother’s womb once did. They may not be able to come to us, but one day, we will go to them.

During times of pregnancy loss, we can find comfort in God’s word. It’s God’s promises that can reach into our dark days and walk with us through the valley of the shadow of death. I pray you will find perfect peace and the love of God as you walk through this healing process.

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What verses are good for miscarriage?

Nothing prepares us for the loss of a child, whether it’s our first time or second miscarriage, or even more, we aren’t ever ready. I had three healthy children of my own before I miscarried for the first time. This pregnant woman could feel the signs of early pregnancy. I had been there and done that, so my body responded early with pregnancy symptoms. My head felt swimmy, my back ached, my breasts were sore, and I even had a bit of abdomen swell. I didn’t at all expect to miscarry by week 5, and I was angry.

How could you God?! I asked Him over and over. My heart was broken.

It took several weeks for me to lean into the comfort God offered to me. But His unfailing love is never shaken by my feelings and behavior. Christ Jesus met me in my grief, and He will you as well. He offers a tree of life to us in our wasteland. Holy Spirit gives us peace of mind even in the midst of our questions.

Healing is a process. At first, it feels like you’re trying to hold on to a crashing wave, but day by day, you learn to ride them. As grief comes in waves, so does healing and hope.

Comforting Bible Verse for Miscarriage

“He was despised and forsaken of men, A man of sorrows and acquainted with grief; And like one from whom men hide their face He was despised, and we did not esteem Him.”

Isaiah 53:3

This was the first verse the Lord gave me after my baby loss. He met me in my deep grief. He reminded me that He knew what this kind of grief felt like. I wasn’t experiencing anything He had not been through, and that brought comfort to my soul. I had felt alone, but I wasn’t. He was walking through this with me, and He knew the way, for He had felt this before.

It also brought me comfort to know that Jesus had been rejected. People hid their faces from him. They ignored his pain. They said the wrong things. And much of the time that happens to us as well. Words with good intentions can sting with shame in the face of loss.

“For the mountains may be removed and the hills may shake, But My lovingkindness will not be removed from you, And My covenant of peace will not be shaken,” Says the Lord who has compassion on you.”

Isaiah 54:10

This was the second verse that brought God’s comfort in the middle of my darkest valley. It reminded me that no matter what I was experiencing in my little life, the Eternal Rock had not moved. He was meeting me in my pain and is the source of all comfort, and He wasn’t mad at me for my anger. He has compassion for me and is a merciful father. His gift of peace hadn’t been shaken.

Comforting Bible Verse for Miscarriage

 “I consider that our sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.”

Romans 8:18

This verse was written by Paul, a wise man who knew deep suffering. Though he obviously couldn’t personally experience miscarriage, he did know deep feelings of loss and grief. Here he reminds of us of the good news. Even when we experience grief for a long time, it isn’t permanent. Our present troubles will pass. The way we feel today, won’t be the way we feel forever. There is an eternal hope that holds us. Glory will be revealed, even through this pain.

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

This suffering is temporary. In no way, is it a downplay of how deeply this grief goes. But it’s the peace of God that goes deeper still. He himself will restore you and make you strong again. You’re going to make it through this.

(The Lord) has sent (Jesus) to bind up the brokenhearted…to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion—to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes,
the oil of joy
    instead of mourning,
and a garment of praise
    instead of a spirit of despair.
They will be called oaks of righteousness,
    a planting of the Lord
    for the display of his splendor.

Isaiah 61:1-4

God not only comforts us, but He restores us in time. He gives us beauty for our ashes, joy for our mourning, and praise for our despair. Who else would make such an exchange?

Comforting Bible Verse for Miscarriage

My own grief went so deep after my miscarriage. It was a deep loss on top of other losses I was experiencing in my life. It felt too much to bear. At times I wondered if I would be able to peel myself off of the floor. Those days were so dark. And it’s true, the grief does come in waves.

You can read my miscarriage story here.

The hardest time was the first several weeks after my loss. The doctor appointments where they weren’t sure if I was miscarrying or not. All the hopes and prayers that I wasn’t losing this baby even though I could feel in my body something was wrong. The wrestling of keeping my fight of faith alive while not wanting to ignore the obvious. I fought to cherish each moment of pregnancy, each dream of my baby girl, every moment she was this side of heaven with me.

God even graced me with a dream where I could see her. In the dream, I lifted her in my arms with her cute yellow bloomers and her dark spiky hair. Though it felt cruel at the time, like a carrot forever being dangled in front of a rabbit, I now understand he was blessing me with getting to see her and what she looked like. What a gift to experience in a dream what I couldn’t experience on earth!

At the time of this writing, it has been almost two years since I miscarried. I don’t feel grief daily as I did. But there are still times that I think about my baby girl, Eden, and cry. I’m so thankful for the hope of heaven. I’m so thankful for the comfort I have knowing I will see her one day. Maybe she will greet me in heaven? I don’t know. But for now, I dream about what it would have been like to have her on earth. How her brothers and sister would have cherished her!

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I am so sorry for your loss, and I hope these verses bring comfort to you as they did to me. If you are a friend or family member walking through this with someone who miscarried, please visit Miscarriage Week 5. It offers words to say, and also will give you further insight into what your loved one is experiencing at any week of miscarriage.


Rachel is a Postpartum Nurse of 15+ years. She is also a Spinning Babies® CPE, Childbirth Educator, Published Author, and Recipe Creator. Rachel's passion is to encourage and empower women in all things related to motherhood.

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