The Heart-wrenching Question

Dealing with the loss of a child is one of the most heartbreaking experiences a parent can face. The question of whether their child is in heaven can be a source of immense pain and uncertainty. In this article, I want to share two personal stories and reflections that offer hope and comfort to grieving parents seeking answers.

Personal Stories of Faith

Story 1: A Mother’s Discovery

In the midst of grief and anguish following the loss of our 17-year-old son Jacob, I found a profound message of hope. In an unexpected moment, I stumbled upon a poem written by Jacob, expressing his struggles, his faith, and his ultimate surrender to God. This discovery brought me a sense of peace and reassurance that God had been working in Jacob’s life, even in ways I’d never known. (Click here to read Jacob’s poem)

Story 2: Divine Intervention in Unexpected Ways

A few years after losing Jacob, I encountered a fellow mother who had lost her son in a similar tragedy. As I grappled with how to address the question of her friend’s son being in heaven, a remarkable revelation unfolded. It turned out that the captain of a boat where her friend’s son had worked had led him to accept Christ and baptized him the summer before his passing. This story illustrates how God’s love and grace can reach individuals, even in the most unexpected and miraculous circumstances.

The God Factor: Unseen Workings of Divine Love

These stories serve as powerful reminders that God’s love for our children surpasses our own. Even when we are filled with doubt and grief, we can trust that God is at work behind the scenes, orchestrating events to bring comfort and assurance to those who are hurting. I encourage you to hold onto the truth that God’s love for our children is steadfast and unwavering.

Faith in Uncertainty: Trusting God’s Heart

In moments of profound loss and questioning, my experiences serve as a reminder that God’s love surpasses all understanding. His heart for our children is good, and He actively seeks their salvation and redemption. Even when we cannot see the hand of God at work, we can trust in His goodness and His promise to work all things for the good of those who love Him.

Embracing Faith and Healing Through God’s Presence

Recognizing Divine Moments in Our Lives

As I share my journey of faith and healing, I invite you, dear reader, to look for the subtle yet powerful ways in which God’s hand is at work in your life. By recognizing these moments of divine intervention and grace, you can find strength and peace in the midst of grief, knowing that God’s love is ever-present and unwavering. A friend of mine recently called it, The Divine Safety Net. Meaning, our God will go above and beyond anything we can imagine reaching our loved ones before they meet him face to face. We can trust His good heart in this.

Journey to Hope and Healing

Grieving parents, I want to encourage you to hold onto the truth that God’s love for our children endures, transcending earthly circumstances. I also want to extend a hand of support to those seeking solace and answers amid profound loss. If you need guidance, comfort, or connection, please to reach out to me at or any of my social media sites. We desire to be a beacon of hope for you on the path toward healing.

Navigating the question of whether a child is in heaven can be a deeply emotional and challenging experience for grieving parents. Through personal stories, reflections, and a steadfast belief in God’s love, it is possible to find hope and healing during profound loss. As we continue our journey of faith and healing, may we hold onto the truth that God’s presence and grace are ever-present, offering comfort and assurance in our darkest moments.


I delve deeper into this question and elaborate more on the personal stories shared here on our GodPrints YouTube channel:

Part One

Part Two

This is an interview where I discuss this in more detail.

This is Jacob’s handwritten poem.

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