Finding Hope

Finding Hope


Grieving the death of your baby will bring a multitude of emotions. Having a relationship with God helps us through earthly struggles, especially after the death of your baby. God helps us through when the grief gets to be too much, when our friends and family don’t seem to fully understand the depth of our pain, when we don’t feel like we can cope. God is there. He understands your pain, sadness and even your anger and He is support, loving and grieving alongside you.

Having a relationship with God brings your the knowledge and hope of knowing that you will, in fact, see your baby and your loved ones again in Heaven. Hope, confident in our expectations of God’s word, promises us that having a connection in Him will bring us eternal reunification with our baby and loved ones in Heaven.

Starting or deepening your relationship with God not only helps one through earthly struggles but ensures that you will find everlasting life in Heaven. We would be honored to connect with you and help you get started on your journey. It all begins with asking and inviting God into your life.

Consider this prayer:

“Dear God, I need you. I am humbly calling out to you. I am tired of doing things my way. I invite you into my life to be my Lord and Savior. Fill the emptiness in me with your Holy Spirit and make me whole. Lord help me to trust you. Help me to love you. Help me to live for you. Help me to understand your grace, your mercy and your peace. Amen”

“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

“And ye now therefore have sorrow; but I will see you again and your heart shall rejoice and your joy no man taketh from you” John 16:22 

“But now he is dead. Why should I fast? Can I bring him back again? I shall go to him but he will not return to me”. 2 Samuel 12:23

“Blessed are they that mourn for they shall be comforted”. Matthew 5:4

“Then shall the virgin rejoice in the dance both young men and old together, for I will turn their mourning into joy and will comfort them and make them rejoice from their sorrow”. Jeremiah 31:13


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Is My Baby an Angel? An answer from Billy Graham

Billy Graham post: My sister lost her small son a little over a year ago, and on the anniversary of his death, she put a poem in the paper to remember him. It said something about him being an angel now. Is that what happens to us when we die and go to heaven, that we become angels? — Mrs. L.C.

I know your sister was sincere, and I respect her sorrow and her desire to remember and honor her son—but no, we don’t become angels when we die and go to heaven.

The truth is, when we die and go to heaven we become even greater than the angels! The angels are spiritual beings who were created by God to be His servants, and God has given them great authority and power to do His will. And at the present time the angels are greater than we are, because God made us “a little lower than the heavenly beings” (Psalm 8:5).

But the Bible also says that in he…even we will be higher than the angels—and the reason is because we will be like Christ. The Bible says, “Do you not know that we will judge angels?” (1 Corinthians 6:3). While this verse may be referring to the rebellious angels who chose to follow Satan, it still implies that our status after death will be above that of the angels.

All of this, I know, may seem like theological hairsplitting to you. But don’t lose sight of the central truth: When we know Christ, we know that this life is not all, but ahead of us is the joy of heaven. May your sister take comfort in this truth, and in the fact that her little son now is beyond all the pain and suffering of this world. Is this your hope as well? It can be, as you give your life to Christ and trust Him as your Savior.

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“The Haven Network increases what Christian care-giving can be for those experiencing loss due to perinatal death and bereavement. The frustration for a pastor is often not being able to offer much more than words. The Haven provides hands and feet that do the work of God to care for these hurting people. It also provides a choir of voices and support that make the words of Christ be more than just words, but a greater ‘follow-through’ of His love as well.”    *Pastor David Thies