Using Isaiah 49:15
For grief, depression, and the loss of a child through Miscarriage
15Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you!
A grieving mother at the loss of her child.
Biblical context: The people of Israel (Zion) felt that God had forsaken them, Isaiah 49:14 “The Lord has forsaken me, the Lord has forgotten me.”
- “I kind of heard you saying the words of Isaiah 49:14 ‘The Lord has forsaken me, the Lord has forgotten me.’ How do these words in Scripture describe your feelings?”
Isaiah 49:15 “Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne?”
- How does God talk about the possibility of your forgetting what has happened to you?
- It is impossible, isn’t it?
Then God says, “Though she may forget.” The impossible might happen to human beings, but what about God? “Though she may forget, I will not forget you!”
- What is God saying to you here?
- What is God’s promise to you here?
- What hope and comfort does this give you?
*From the writings of Rev. Alan Siggelkow. Please cite if including this resource elsewhere.
The above exercise has greater benefit when working with a Christian therapist, your pastor, or a fellow Christian. Interaction and accountability with another person who can provide understanding and encouragement is reinforced in therapy sessions.