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9 years ago today I gave birth to my 3rd born son, Asher Nathaniel Proffitt. A gift of enormous grace after experiencing such devastating loss just 16 months prior when his brother Aaden Sage Proffitt died unexpectedly in his sleep at just 6 weeks old. Pregnancy after loss can feel so confusing. Because, as you know, one life never replaces one that has been lost. So while my heart was suddenly full of joy over this new life, I was simultaneously grieving the life of my son no longer with us. And not only was I experiencing the mixed emotions of joy and heartache I was also battling a harsh and unrelenting amount of fear and anxiety. See, I had been exposed to the tragic reality of miscarriage and now infant loss. I know first hand the crippling fear that takes over when you decide to try and have another baby or get pregnant again.
That’s what Episode 024 is all about, pregnancy after loss and specifically the fear that seems to take over.
In this episode I share a little about my own experiences of pregnancy after loss as well as a few words of encouragement and truth, reminding you that your fear is not the absence of faith and that God is working good in you, even when you don’t feel that to be true. I also share a few thoughts about how to practically deal with the fear that can so easily plague our hearts and minds. At the end of today’s episode I do a Q&A session with real questions submitted by listeners like you about pregnancy after loss.
Free 7 Day Devotional For Grieving Women
In this episode I share a few bible verses that I think are helpful in providing hope for women who are hurting. If that sounds like something you might be interested in you can download a free 7 day devotional called Hope for the Hurting by clicking here.
Verses To Read & Meditate On
In this episode I share 5 passages of scripture that specifically helped provide hope and true perspective about who God is and where He is and what He thinks of me especially as it relates to fear and anxiety. If you are new to reading the Bible I love the ESV Study Bible (Hardback) or ESV Study Bible (Leather) or you could download the Bible app directly onto your phone!*
- Isaiah 55:8-12
- Psalm 34
- Psalm 23
- Colossians 3:1-17
- Isaiah 41:10, 13, & 17-20
Resources Mentioned In Episode 024
In this episode I shared quite a bit of helpful information from Tim Keller’s book: Walking With God Through Pain & Suffering.* This book was very, very helpful in growing my understand about grief and suffering.
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