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Joy-Anna Duggar Asks for Prayers After Miscarriage: 'Unexplainable Peace and Comfort'

07-10-2019
Joy-Anna Dugger/Austin Forsythe: Youtube Screenshot

Joy-Anna Duggar Forsythe and her husband Austin have announced on social media that they lost their 20-week-old daughter on July 4 due to a miscarriage.

During a doctor appointment for an ultrasound and gender reveal, they were told their baby girl no longer had a heartbeat.

On an Instagram post, the couple said, "Although we don't understand why, God has given us unexplainable peace and comfort during this very difficult time. Yes, it still hurts and we have cried countless tears, but we know that we can trust the Lord."

Joy-Anna and Austin named their daughter Annabell Elise. The couple explained that Annabell means 'God favored me' and Elise means 'God satisfies'.

They quoted King David after the loss of his baby in 2 Samuel 12:23: 'I shall go to him, but he shall not return to me'

The couple said, "We don't grieve as those who have no hope because we trust that we will see this little one again."

"What a precious thing to know that when our daughter opened her eyes, the first thing she saw was the face of Jesus," they wrote.

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Today marks one week since we heard these words… . “So this is your baby’s heart (pointing to the ultrasound screen). I don’t hear a heartbeat or see any movement.” . We had gone in for our 20-week ultrasound and gender reveal. It was a baby girl. Although we don’t understand why, God has given us unexplainable peace and comfort during this very difficult time. Yes, it still hurts and we have cried countless tears, but we know that we can trust the Lord. In the words of King David after the loss of his baby, “I shall go to him, but he shall not return to me” (2 Sam 12:23). We don’t grieve as those who have no hope because we trust that we will see this little one again. We named her Annabell Elise. Annabell means “God has favored me”, and Elise means “God satisfies”. What a precious thing to know that when our daughter opened her eyes, the first thing she saw was the face of Jesus. Please pray for continued healing, not only physically but for our hearts as well. . “All the way my Savior leads me; What have I to ask beside? Can I doubt His tender mercy, Who through life has been my Guide? Heav’nly peace, divinest comfort, Here by faith in Him to dwell! For I know, whate’er befall me, Jesus doeth all things well, For I know, whate’er befall me, Jesus doeth all things well.” -Fanny Crosby

A post shared by Austin & Joy Forsyth (@austinandjoyforsyth) on

The Duggar family also recently lost their grandmother, Mary Duggar on June 9.

Joy-Anna and Austin are asking for prayers during this difficult time. "Please pray for continued healing, not only physically but for our hearts as well," they said.
 

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