The Lord is My Comforter

You never know why things happen. You can’t sell your house, you lose your job, a family member is sick, a friend dies. It’s so hard to deal with these kinds of situations. Only God knows the reasons! And I know only He knows but it is hard to understand the why, that why we desperately want to know.

“We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28

As I am writing this I am losing our baby. We just found out on Saturday we were expecting. The moment I saw the positive pregnancy test my heart grew in love for this new baby on the way. My mind already began preparing… thinking is this a boy or girl? How will Lincoln and Julia respond? My husband and I were shocked, yet excited about the most wonderful news.

On Tuesday I began spotting which lead to where I am now. This is one of the most saddest things I have ever gone through. I am grieving and my husband and I are mourning in different ways but are trying to be there for one another.

I know some of you may have gone through this as well and I am not one to hide things inside, I need prayer and support. 

I watched this video today which gave me a little peace:

“God is our refuge and strength, and very present help in time of need.” Psalm 46:1

About Rachel

Rachel is a mother to four children and a wife to a wellness doctor. Her passions are faith, family, and health. You can find her writing about her family adventures and inspiring you to make healthier choices for your family.


  1. Father, I pray for your love and peace to come like a blanket over this family. Comfort them and give them a peace that is undeniable. We long for the “why’s” to be answered, but we only see the small piece, while YOU see the whole.

    Use this experience as a testimony, that they might comfort those who come behind.

    I pray for restoration of physical and mental, as well as a renewal of all hope and faith.

    Be real to them, Lord Jesus.
    Your presence makes all things bearable.

    In Christ’s mighty name,

  2. Rachel, I am praying for you multiple times per day. May God be your comfort and bring you healing.
    I don’t know quite what to say….but I’m always here to listen when you need to talk.

  3. I will pray for you right now. I too experienced this with our 2nd child. I was 13 wks along. It was very difficult, but God’s peace was soothing. I will send you an article in e-mail that I found to be helpful too. Also, this song has been played over and over lately. I hope it blesses you too.
    I also was comforted by the knowledge that God was going to be caring for that child from then on in a way that I couldn’t. I look forward to meeting him or her some day. I can’t wait!

  4. I can’t get the e-mail link to work on your blog so e-mail me if you would like the article: becky(at)purposefulhomemaking(dot)com

  5. I have been there too. And I recall the frustration at times of the way my husband and I differed in our grieving and in not knowing what to say to each other or do for each other…

    Lord, I pray you would strengthen the marriage of Rachel and her husband today and every day as they carry this part of their lives. May the brief life of this little one be a gift that draws them deeper into your presence and grows them in the love and care they have for each other. May you be the once they lean on with their grief and help them let go of any expectations they have for each other.
    Father, protect them, guard them, and give them a mind to trust you.
    Found you today through the WLWW link-up. Peace…

  6. Rachel, I have been praying for you several times a day for several days now! Cannot stop thinking about you. You are not alone! *hugs*

  7. I’m sorry for your loss, Rachel.

  8. I also have had 3 pregnancy losses with my most recent being a natural miscarriage at home when I was 10 weeks–praying for you and your family at this difficult time!

  9. Dear Rachel,

    What a comfort it is to know there is someone else out there going through the very same thing. Thank you so much for your kind message, and I am equally saddened for you. It’s a horrible time. I had a D&C on Monday and, though it isn’t right for everyone, it was for myself and helped with the finality of everything. Let us message each other if we need and I will most definately be praying for you. Prayer has gotten me through this time so far.

    Try and have a nice Christmas, but don’t feel guilty if you’re not yourself.


  10. Dear Rachel,

    I am praying for you and will continue. My heart breaks for you. I have never experienced this, but my mother did several times. I pray that God will be your comfort and strength during this time. Thank you for sharing your heart so we know how to pray for you.

  11. I am so sorry, Rachel! Praying for you, for God’s peace and healing.

  12. My heart goes out to you, Rachel. I know well the pain of losing babies so early (one of which was tubal). The emotional pain is so very real! You are wise to acknowledge it and even to mourn. Will keep you in my prayers.

    Blessings to you in HIM,


  13. Rachel, this is my personal blog about what we experienced earlier this year. The latest has some good Godly perspective on the why.
    I pray for Peace for you, your family and your marriage. A rocky road is ahead, just remember to band together and not try to conquer on your own.

  14. BTW, yours are little too, but it was really hard talking to our not yet 5 yo about this. WOW, it is still so fresh. She was in hysterics when we told her. She is now secure in God though; somehow through His Grace, through understanding Adam and Eve and the fall and the importance of trusting God and not believing Satan’s lies.
    And most likely he will have great lies for you. Trust that God loves you and wants only blessings for you, but sin is in this world and there is something greater waiting for us all.

  15. I’m so sorry that you’re having to go through this, especially this time of year. Know that you are in my prayers. May the peace of God keep you and comfort you and your family during this time.

  16. Thank you everyone for the overwhelming response of prayer & support! I feel your prayers and am emotionally feeling better.

  17. So sorry to read this news, Rachel. Praying you and your family experience perfect peace during this hard time.

  18. Dear Rachel,
    I just read this now and am so sorry. I know it must be very hard.
    Praying for you.


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