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25 Christmas Promises for the Grieving Mother by The Morning: A community of hope for women finding joy after pregnancy or infant loss

I started The Joyful Mourning Podcast to remind hurting, grieving mothers they aren’t alone. And there is no better time than the Christmas season to give a few extra reminders. So for the 25 days leading up to Christmas I have something special just for you.

Because I know first hand how extremely difficult the holidays are for a heart that is grieving- how you are confronted with your broken reality at every turn, with every Christmas card, Christmas song, stocking hung and memory you won’t be able to make, you face a reminder of what has been lost.

But there is Hope and I want to remind you of that hope this Christmas season, in the days leading up to Christmas, known as Advent…

WHAT IS ADVENT?

Advent is from a Latin word that means “coming” and is the time period leading up to Christmas Day as we anticipate and prepare to celebrate Jesus’ birth; His coming to earth. That moment in time when the God of the universe took on flesh. For you and for me. During Advent we celebrate the Hope we have in a Savior who came as a baby, lived a perfect life and died for us that He might provide a rescue from sin and death. We celebrate His coming as a baby and we also anticipate, we look forward to the day He will come again. The day when when He will restore all that has been broken. The day when He will wipe away every tear and death will be no more.

See, Advent, the time leading up to Christmas is especially meaningful for the grieving mother for those reasons.  Jesus’ coming to earth offers us real hope for our hurting hearts.

For the mother who just heard the words, there is no heartbeat, or for the mother who has left the hospital without her baby and the emptiest of arms, or for the woman longing to be a mother staring at yet another negative pregnancy test; this is for you. For the woman whose hope is shattered, whose heart needs a reminder of God’s promises.

Let us spend the days of Advent together, reminding our hearts and our heads of that Hope. Let’s be reminded of the promises that God has given us. Because while your hope may feel shattered or distant or even a lie, God’s promises remain the same. When our hope is in Him, our hope is unwavering. The promises of God are as true for you today as they ever were. And I believe they have the ability to bring you much joy this Advent season.

Join me for 25 days of God’s promises, a short daily promise that we can trust, a promise that is better than our definition of good. My prayer is that these daily reminders of God’s promises would bring our hearts great joy, restoring our hope and our trust in our Savior-Redeemer-King who was born to die so that we might live.

I pray this podcast series blesses you and reminds you that you aren’t alone in your grief and you are more loved than you could ever imagine.

25 Christmas Promises for the Grieving Mother by The Morning: A community of hope for women finding joy after pregnancy or infant loss

 

Advent for the Grieving Mama | Hope for Miscarriage, Stillbirth, Infant Loss | The Morning: A Community of Hope for Women Finding Joy After Miscarriage, Stillbirth or Infant Loss

ADVENT DAY TWENTY FIVE  “Blessed be the Lord who has given rest to his people Israel, according to all that he promised. Not one word has failed of all his good promise, which he spoke by Moses his servant. 1 Kings 8:56 He keeps His promises We can celebrate Jesus coming to earth today because of this Truth: […]

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Advent for the Grieving Mama | Hope for Miscarriage, Stillbirth, Infant Loss | The Morning: A Community of Hope for Women Finding Joy After Miscarriage, Stillbirth or Infant Loss

ADVENT DAY TWENTY FOUR He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” Revelation 21:4 he will wipe away every tear At Christmas we celebrate Jesus’ first coming as a baby, when He came […]

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Advent for the Grieving Mama | Hope for Miscarriage, Stillbirth, Infant Loss | The Morning: A Community of Hope for Women Finding Joy After Miscarriage, Stillbirth or Infant Loss

ADVENT DAY TWENTY THREE 1The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me,     because the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the poor;     he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives,     and the opening of the prison to those who are bound; 2 to proclaim the year of the Lord‘s favor,     and the […]

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ADVENT DAY TWENTY TWO God is our refuge and strength,     a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way,     though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea… Psalm 46:1-2 He is your very present help This Psalm is a reminder of God’s gracious presence and strength when we walk through […]

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ADVENT DAY TWENTY ONE In peace I will both lie down and sleep; for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety. Psalm 4:8 HE GIVES REST Rest can be difficult and fleeting when grieving. Even if we can find moments of physical rest, our minds and our hearts still seem to race. Fear consumes, hopelessness invades, […]

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ADVENT DAY TWENTY Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God our Father, who loved us and gave us eternal comfort and good hope through grace, comfort your hearts and establish them in every good work and word. 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17 God gives everlasting, never-ending comfort Christmas is the reason we have forever comfort. Christmas is the reason […]

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Advent for the Grieving Mama | Hope for Miscarriage, Stillbirth, Infant Loss | The Morning: A Community of Hope for Women Finding Joy After Miscarriage, Stillbirth or Infant Loss

ADVENT DAY NINETEEN 1  O Lord, you have searched me and known me! 2 You know when I sit down and when I rise up;     you discern my thoughts from afar. 3 You search out my path and my lying down     and are acquainted with all my ways. 4 Even before a word is on my tongue,     behold, O Lord, you know it altogether. 5 You hem […]

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Advent for the Grieving Mama | Hope for Miscarriage, Stillbirth, Infant Loss | The Morning: A Community of Hope for Women Finding Joy After Miscarriage, Stillbirth or Infant Loss

ADVENT DAY EIGHTEEN “one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.” Ephesians 4:6 GOD IS OUR FATHER Grief tends to make the world feel as though it’s spinning out of control. Our hearts feels unstable. All that we thought to be true, all that we knew to be […]

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Advent for the Grieving Mama | Hope for Miscarriage, Stillbirth, Infant Loss | The Morning: A Community of Hope for Women Finding Joy After Miscarriage, Stillbirth or Infant Loss

ADVENT DAY SEVENTEEN “but he holds his priesthood permanently, because he continues forever. Consequently, he is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them. Hebrews 7:24-25 HE LIVES TO INTERCEDE FOR YOU The role of the priest in the Old Testament was to mediate between […]

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