September 30, 2020

Thrilled and thankful!


After years and YEARS of waiting, someone has finally written a book about miscarriage and stillbirth.
Not just any book - one filled with pages of ENCOURAGEMENT - EMPATHY - and TRUTH.
A volume that should sit on the shelf of every believer as a resource, and one that should be lovingly and prayerfully placed into the hands of a woman suffering the unique sorrow of losing a baby in the womb.
I cannot remember where I learned of this slender gem, and I had no idea if I would be pleased with its contents, but I took a chance because resources to encourage and support women who have buried their unborn children have been woefully wanting. So you can imagine my delight when I found myself saying (and writing in the margins) "Yes! Yes! YES!" page after page as the words of the author hit the proverbial nail on the head when describing the physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects of miscarriage and stillbirth. She has walked through the same sorrow, so she "gets it." She is honest about the pain, the anger, the discontentment, the fear, and every other thought/emotion wrapped up in suffering the loss of a child that was so desperately wanted.
But after all of the personal stories, she does what every godly author must do. She points her readers to the cross. To the Savior. To the only One who can heal their broken bodies and wounded hearts.
She pours Scripture into their thoughts, and then says, "Go. He is waiting for you."

Thank You, Lord, for the beauty of this small yet significant book penned by a woman who clearly loves You and wants others to understand Your love for them. I pray it will be a source of comfort, healing, and truth as it finds its way into the hands of women who feel lost and alone in their darkest hours. You are the One who heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds, so I ask that each woman who seeks comfort within these pages will find YOU on every page - and find healing because she surrenders her heart, mind, and body to You.