Vicki Olton: God's Power to Overcome the Pain of Stillbirth
by: Vicki Olton
"Suddenly in a very emotionless tone, he said, "Your baby has no heartbeat." " (LIVE And Not Die by Vicki L. Olton, p.12)
These are no words that a pregnant mother wants to hear. At five months of pregnancy, my world of great expectation of becoming a mother was abruptly crushed when the doctor informed that my baby had no heartbeat.
"…all my joy was destroyed. I was now devastated beyond description. It felt like two walls just came in from nowhere and squeezed all life and hope out of me." (LIVE And Not Die by Vicki L. Olton, p.14)
This was the beginning of great emotional, mental and spiritual turmoil. I needed a solution. I needed help and deliverance from all the pain. I knew about God from young. I read Bible stories from a child, and I knew of the capabilities of God, but I had never experienced them. My only rescue was the try Him in order see if it was true I was at a point where no man that could help me. The doctors and their medication just offered no solution to the anxiety that I was experiencing.
If you have experienced a stillbirth and you have experienced or are experiencing all or some of the torment and hurt that I have described, there is help for you. You don't have to do it alone. Cry and grieve your loss because this is very important to your healing process. It will hurt, and people around you may sometimes not understand why you are crying so much, but be reassured that God does understand.
God wants you to hold on to the words of this Scripture; all will be well:
Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him, and he shall bring it to pass. Psalm 37:5 (KJV)
When you commit your ways into the hands of God, here are some things that He will do for you:
Heal you spiritually from all the stress surrounding your loss - Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved. Psalm 55:22 (KJV)
Heal you from any sicknesses or spiritual attacks, which may have caused the stillbirth - But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him, and with his stripes, we are healed. Isaiah 53:5 (KJV)
Deliver us from fear - For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7 (KJV)
Heal you physically from any pain – "Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well." 3 John 1:2 (KJV)
Turn your ashes into beauty - God's role is to "To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified." Isaiah 61:3 (KJV)
Turn your sorrow into dancing - Thou hast turned for me my mourning into dancing: thou hast put off my sackcloth, and girded me with gladness; Psalm 30:11 (KJV)
Give you peace – "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith," Galatians 5:22 (KJV)
Send you to or send to you the right people who He will use as vessels to minister healing into your life and to help you go through the process - Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he has committed sins, they shall be forgiven him." James 5:14 (KJV)
Make you whole so that you can - "For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope." Jeremiah 29:11 (KJV)
Use your testimony of healing to bring healing to others who will go through the same thing that you have been through.
You can be made whole. You do not have to carry to load on your own. As you commit all into the hands of God and accept Christ as the one who will help, great changes shall be seen in your life and what you believe to have the power to kill you and destroy you in your sorrow, will be destroyed by the power of God. He did it for me, and He will do it for you too.