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Comfort for Parents after the death of their Baby

Matthew 5:4 "Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted." NASB

Grieving is personal. The way you respond to and express sorrow may be different than your spouse. What you are able to share together is praying for each other and listening when your spouse needs support. It may also be beneficial for you to attend a support program. This will allow you to draw on the strength, courage and faith of others who have experienced the tragedy of their baby dying.

God is the ultimate parent. In time the love of God will heal the pain from the death of your baby. It may help you to remember that your baby isn't lost, but will be waiting for you. This precious child has been kept innocent of trails faced through ones life.

Isaiah 57:1-2 "The righteous man perishes, and no man takes it to heart; And devout men are taken away, while no one understands. For the righteous man is taken away from evil, He enters into peace; They rest in their beds, Each one who walked in his upright way." NASB

It is important to not blame yourself. God is sovereign. Even in life's most difficult challenges He is faithful. His faithfulness is experienced in it's fullness while facing trials in this life.

In Scripture Jesus spoke of returning to His Heavenly Father in order to prepare our eternal home:

John 14:1-3 "Let not your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father's house are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also." NASB

There is a hope found in these words of Jesus which takes on a special meaning following the death of your child. We are instructed to not be troubled by the death of our child. How we accomplish this is by placing our trust and hope in Jesus. Throughout Jesus earthly ministry He repeatedly showed His love for children:

Matthew 19:14 "But Jesus, said, 'Let the children alone, and do not hinder them from coming to Me; for the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to such as these.' " NASB
Mark 10:15 "Truly I say to you, whoever does not receive the Kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it at all." NASB
Mark 9:37 "Whoever receives one child like this in My name receives Me; and whoever receives Me does not receive Me, but Him who sent Me." NASB

There is great comfort in the love Jesus is showing your child in their eternal home. The Heaven Is For Real website will help encourage and strengthen you during your season of grief and sorrow. Through prayer, support, fellowship and worship you will indeed make it through your season of grief and sorrow.

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Prepared By: Ron Piggott

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