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To every thing there is a season, a time to every purpose under the heaven: a time to be born, a time to die, a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; A time to kill, and a time to heal, a time to break down, and a time to build up; A time to weep, and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance.
Psalms 22:24 -
For He has not despised or disdained the suffering of the afflicted one, He has not hidden His face from him but has listened to his cry for help.
Psalm 23:4 -
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil.
For you are with me; your rod and your staff they comfort me.
Psalm 25:16-18 -
Turn to me and be gracious to me, for I am lonely and afflicted. The troubles of my heart are enlarged. bring me out of my distresses. Look upon my afflictions and my trouble, and forgive my sins.
Psalms 30:5b -
Weeping may endure for the night, but joy comes in the morning.
Psalm 31:9 -
Psalm 46:1 -
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in times of trouble.
Psalm 55:22 -
Cast your burden on the Lord,
and he will sustain you;
he will never permit the righteous to be moved.
Psalm 145:9 -
Psalm 147:3 -
Jeremiah 31:13 -
I will turn their mourning into gladness. I will give them comfort and joy instead of sorrow.
for they shall be comforted.
Matthew 11:28-30 -
What a wonderful God we have-He is the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the source of every mercy, and the one who so wonderfully comforts and strengthens us in our hardships and trials. And why does He doe this? So that when others are troubled, needing our sympathy and encouragement, we can pass on to them this same help and comfort God has given us.
Philippians 4:6-7 -
"Studies reveal that anywhere from 10-25% of all clinically recognized pregnancies will end in miscarriage. Chemical pregnancies may account for 50-75% of all miscarriages. This occurs when a pregnancy is lost shortly after implantation, resulting in bleeding that occurs around the time of her expected period."
-American Pregnancy Association
"A woman who has had a previous miscarriage has a 25% chance of having another (only a slightly elevated risk than for someone who has not had a previous miscarriage)."
- American Pregnancy Association
"An estimated 19% of the adult population has experienced the death of a child (this includes miscarriages through adult-aged children)."
- March of Dimes
"There are about 4.4 million confirmed pregnancies in the U.S. every year. 900,000 to 1 million of those end in pregnancy losses each year. Approximately 26,000 end in stillbirth (considered stillbirth after 20 weeks). Approximately 19,000 end in infant death during the first month. Approximately 39,000 end in infant death during the first year."
- March of Dimes
March of Dimes: Dealing with Others as You Grieve
March of Dimes: Loss and Grief
My Angel Baby Foundation
National Memorial for the Unborn
Healing Hearts Ministries International