Saturday, December 11, 2010

Music that Ministers to My Heart

Right after we lost Eden, both my husband and I had music stuck in our heads. The song I couldn't stop thinking about was "Praise You in the Storm" by Casting Crowns. (Listen to it here.) I heard it again a couple days ago and began crying. It's amazing how something so simple can set me off. It doesn't take much to make me cry-a song, a baby, a pregnant woman, a question from a loved one about how I'm doing. I think it's good for me to cry, though. I'm not crying every day anymore, so when the tears come, it's a release. Like some of the pain is leaving with them.

Another song that has moved me to tears is Hillsong's "Desert Song." The lead singer recorded this song shortly after losing a child of her own. She tells her story here.

These songs, and others like them, have been powerful for me. I'm not a musical person, can't sing well or play any instrument. I'm thankful for those who can. I'm planning to make a list of songs that help in a miscarriage, so if a song has ministered to you in a time of loss, please share the name and artist with me so I can add it to my list.


  1. Earth's Loss, Heaven's Gain. It's a southern gospel song, originally sang by The Singing Cookes I believe. You can google the words.

  2. "Better Hands Now" & "Held" by Natalie Grant, "You Never Let Go" by Matt Redman, and I still cry at times.

  3. Dar suggested I read your blog. I miscarried a little girl, McKenna, in December of 2008. The song that got me through the next several weeks and months was "Praise You In This Storm" by Casting Crowns.

    You are allowing God to be glorified through your hurt, by ministering to those hurting. I know our Savior has many blessing in store for you...

    A sister in Christ,

    Nicole Dorsey

  4. Praise you in the storm was one of my songs as well. I cry every time I hear it, but it's a good cry-reminds me to keep going.

    I'm so sorry for your loss, Nicole. I hope by reading about my pain, it'll help heal your heart too. I'll be remembering with you this holiday season.