Comforting Bible Verses for Grief

Grief is a natural, normal reaction to loss. If you’re struggling with your loss, there are a number of bible verses for grief that may bring you comfort.The Bible offers many words of comfort for those who are grieving

Throughout the Bible, we are often advised not to weep or let grief overcome us. There are many bible verses on grief that suggest that, while grief has its time and place, we should remember that we will live on after this life. In addition, many bible verses about grief remind us that God will bring comfort to those who grieve.

What Does the Bible Say About Grief and Death?

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.” – Matthew 5:4

“He will swallow up death forever. The Sovereign LORD will wipe away the tears from all faces; he will remove the disgrace of his people from all the earth. The LORD has spoken.” – Isaiah 25:8

“The righteous man perishes, and no one lays it to heart; devout men are taken away, while no one understands. For the righteous man is taken away from calamity; he enters into peace; they rest in their beds who walk in their uprightness.” – Isaiah 57:1-2

“Weeping may remain for a night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.” – Psalm 30:5

“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” – Psalm 34:18

“When the perishable puts on the imperishable, and the mortal puts on immortality, then shall come to pass the saying that is written: ‘Death is swallowed up in victory.’ ‘O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?'” – 1 Corinthians 15:54-55

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.” – 2 Corinthians 1:3-4

“He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” – Revelation 21:4

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” – John 3:16

“For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:
a time to be born, and a time to die;
a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;
a time to kill, and a time to heal;
a time to break down, and a time to build up;
a time to weep, and a time to laugh;
a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together;
a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
a time to seek, and a time to lose;
a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
a time to tear, and a time to sew;
a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
a time to love, and a time to hate;
a time for war, and a time for peace.”
– Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

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  • Isaiah 53:4-6 New King James Version (NKJV)
    4 Surely He has borne our griefs
    And carried our sorrows;
    Yet we esteemed Him stricken,
    Smitten by God, and afflicted.
    5 But He was wounded for our transgressions,
    He was bruised for our iniquities;
    The chastisement for our peace was upon Him,
    And by His stripes we are healed.
    6 All we like sheep have gone astray;
    We have turned, every one, to his own way;
    And the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.

    Comment by LV — July 5, 2018 @ 1:04 am

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