27 August 2017

Jennifer Davids -- Overcoming Miscarriage

Author Jennifer Davids

Jennifer, welcome to Overcoming With God.  We appreciate your willingness to share your testimony of overcoming with our readers.

Would you tell us about the one of the most difficult things in your life you have had to overcome, with God’s help?
15 years ago I suffered a miscarriage. When I first found out I was pregnant I thought: 'Hey a new baby! This is going to be so wonderful!’ Then the spotting came. I wasn't worried - that happens sometimes, right? Then it continued. I soon found myself at my ob/gyn's having blood drawn. Next thing I know I'm sitting on my couch on the phone with the doctor. The tiny life inside me was gone. I was roughly nine weeks along. I suppose by some wouldn't seem like a big deal, but it was – is – to me. As far as I'm concerned I have a child in Heaven - a girl. That's what my mommy gut has always told me. 

The hardest part was not understanding why. Why did God decide to call her home? Had there been something wrong that would have made parting with her later more difficult? Had I done something wrong? Or was God just being cruel? Of course, I know better about that last question. But when something like this happens it crosses your mind. Although He gave me no firm answers, He did make my pain bearable. My blessed church family showered me with prayers and sympathy. One sweet lady asked how God could best comfort me. I told her I wanted to get pregnant again. Not to replace the child I lost, never that. But I knew a baby would help me heal. And just a few months later He granted my prayer. My daughter, Grace, is kind and caring, everything this mother could hope for and a comfort to me in so many different ways. I can’t believe she turns 16 in just a few short months. I’m looking forward to seeing how God will use her in other people’s lives.

What passages in the Bible have been most helpful to you in those times? Romans 8:28 “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” And later after my daughter was born I Samuel 1:27 “I prayed for this child, and the Lord has granted me what I asked of Him.” 

What helped you get through or helped you cope with this difficulty? Just the fact that even though I didn’t know exactly why I lost my baby, God sent His comfort in ways only He can. 

Disability friendliness: Is this latest release available in audio format or do you have any other works available on audio?  Do your e-books have audio capability? Do you have any in large print?  Sadly, my current book, Brides of Ohio, is not available in any audio capacity or large print.

In this latest work, do you have any topics useful for bibliotherapy, or therapeutic influence through reading about a disorder or situation?  I would like to suggest reading The Case for Faith by Lee Strobel. The second book of Brides deals with a returning Civil War veteran and his crisis of faith and was instrumental in creating that character.


BIO: Jennifer loves a good book. Not only does she read and write them, she gets to take care of them at her part-time job at her local library. She resides in central Ohio with her husband and two children, is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and a graduate of The Ohio State University. She makes room to write in between being a busy wife and mom and despite the fact her cats like to walk on her keyboard.
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Giveaway: Secret paperback book giveaway of a Barbour novel or collection. Answer this question from Jennifer: In what ways had God sent His comfort to you in troubled times?

38 comments:

  1. God has sent his comfort to me in assisting my mother when she awakened from hip surgery with her mind affected by the anesthesia.

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    1. Melanie - I'm so glad God blessed you in that way. I know how scary it can be when a loved one is having surgery. I helped my own mom get through knee surgery earlier this year. Hugs and Blessings!

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  2. God gave me comfort through His Word and songs following my husband's major heart attack and bypass surgery requiring 5 bypasses. So very thankful for His many promises and the knowledge that He is. Promise keeping God. Blessings on you, Jennifer, as you minister to others.

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    1. VanG - Oh my goodness! What a difficult road that must have been - I know what you mean about God ministering to us through music. I can't even count how many times I've listened to Matt Maher's 'Lord, I Need You'. That song really speaks to me. Hugs and Blessings!

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  3. Just knowing that I am not alone in times of trouble has been of immeasurable comfort.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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    1. Mary - He is always with us isn't He? It's a comfort to know that whenever I feel alone the Spirit is there to remind me I'm not. Hugs and Blessings!

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  4. Someone points out a relevant Scripture to help me whenever I'm going through tough times. God surely uses His people to encourage His children.

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    1. Yes! Whether its someone who tells you directly or when the Lord nudges your preacher or worship leader to mention one - I love that!

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  5. Most often He sends His overflowing peace in times of trouble. One in where you think you'd be stressed but you are surprisingly calm, and He whispers that all will be well. It's something I can't explain, but if you've ever felt that kind of peace, you'd know what it was like :-)

    teamob4 (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. I know exactly what you mean! I experienced that a couple of months ago and the blessing that resulted from that moment are still being felt. Hugs and Blessings!

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  6. Thank you for sharing your story with us,Jennifer. In times of trouble (such as when my parents passed and a foreclosure) God surrounded me with family and family that supported me,plus directed me to the right people and agencies that could help my situation. Even when I thought things were at it's worse I would feel his love . God bless you! lynnefeuerstein(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. It is such a blessing when God uses His people as vessels for His love. He is a good, good Father. Hugs and Blessings!

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  7. Ps. 46:10 "Be still and know that I am God..." has been a comfort for me through multiple health issues of my hubs. Through it all He has always shown me HE is so good to me...even in the struggles! So thankful for His Word to ever comfort in time of need.
    Love Jen's books! famhriv(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. That is a favorite of mine too! It's amazing how loud He can speak to us in His stillness. Hugs and Blessings!

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  8. We appreciate you visiting with us on OWG blog and sharing your testimony of overcoming, Jennifer! Wishing you many blessings!

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  9. JENNIFER, thank you for sharing your story with us. It's so helpful to see how others trust GOD even through the most difficult circumstances! :-)

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    1. My pleasure! Thank you so much for having me. Hugs and Blessings!

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  10. When I miscarried at about 8 weeks 28 years ago, I was devastated. It was so very helpful that we had shared our excitement with others. They were there to cry and share with. I prayed that the Lord who allow me to be pregnant again by the time this child would have been born. I found out that month, and our daughter will be 27 next week! The Lord never blessed us with another child, but I know that someday we will see that little one in heaven. Thanks for being willing to share, Jennifer. Thanks also for the giveaway :)

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    1. Oh bless you! Thank YOU for sharing your story here in the comments. I love the thought that our little ones are in Heaven together waiting for us to hold them. Hugs and Blessings!

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  11. Thanks for sharing your testimony with us here at Overcoming With God, Jennifer!! It truly is the only way to live - with God at our side, to comfort in all things, big or small.

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  12. One of the ways God sends us comfort when we are going through bad times is through His church. We go to a church where everyone is close, ready to pray, talk, or help us.

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    1. Yes! Our church family is definitely a balm in times of trouble. Hugs and Blessings!

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  13. God sends us strength to get through the hard times. Thank you for teh giveaway.
    JoanEC128[at]AOL[dot]com

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    1. Yes, he sends us strength as only He can, doesn't He? Hugs and Blessings!

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  14. Thank you for the opportunity to win this book. God helps us heal with prayer.
    MarionMPC[at]AOL[dot]com

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    1. I do not know what I would do without prayer. Having that open access to God is so vital. Hugs and Blessings!

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  15. What a lovely book to win. Thank you for the giveaway.God knows how to help in times of need and sorrow. You must trust in Him.
    MarilynDKC[at]AOL[dot]com

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    1. Indeed. And He is so worthy of that trust. Hugs and Blessings!

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  16. God has sent his comfort to me in hard times in so many ways. I had a miscarriage in August 2015. It was and still is very hard. He brings people to me to comfort me. He also brings scripture to my heart to comfort me.

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    1. I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I pray God will continue to heal you and I am so glad He has sent people to comfort you as He did for me. Hugs and Blessings!

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  17. God sent His comfort to me through the Christian radio station...through songs. After I was diagnosed with cancer, I couldn't stop worrying about my four little children. What ifs... However, one day I've heard a reminder that God loves them more than I do and no matter what he'll take care of them. God is Good. I've felt His Peace.
    Thank you for the opportunity to share :)

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    1. I was recently reminded too that God loves my children more than I do and He proved to me He has their best interests at heart. He uses music so wonderfully and in many different ways and forms to send His comfort. I pray you are/will be healed. Hugs and Blessings!

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  18. The Lord sends comfort to me through incredible prayers warriors He has placed in my life.

    psalm103and138 at gmail dot com

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    1. Brothers and sisters in Christ who have your back in prayer is a blessing indeed! Hugs and Blessings!

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