Whether you have lost a loved one or you are looking for some Bible verses for grief to share for bereavement, these Scripture are a wonderful collect of what can be found in the Bible on the topic of loss and death.
There’s no way around it, death is very hard, and sometimes it can feel unbearable. But with God, we can face anything, even our strongest grief. Additionally, the Lord is always ready to comfort us in our mourning and helps us through whatever trial we may face. So grab ahold of these Bible verses for grief and allow God to do mighty things as you seek Him in this way.
*All Scripture is from the WEB translation unless otherwise stated
35 Bible Verses For Grief
Revelation 21:4 He will wipe away every tear from their eyes. Death will be no more; neither will there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain, any more.
Revelation 21:5 He who sits on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” He said, “Write, for these words of God are faithful and true.
Psalm 147:3 He heals the broken in heart, and binds up their wounds.
Psalm 34:18 “God is near to those who have a broken heart, and saves those who have a crushed spirit.”
Matthew 5:4 “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.”
Luke 6:21b “Blessed are you who weep now, for you will laugh.”
2 Corinthians 1:4 “God who comforts us in all our affliction, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, through the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.”
John 14:27 “Peace I leave with you. My peace I give to you; not as the world gives, I give to you. Don’t let your heart be troubled, neither let it be fearful.”
Proverbs 3:5 “Trust in God with all your heart, and don’t lean on your own understanding.”
Ecclesiastes 3:1,4 “For everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven: a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance”
Psalm 73:26 “My flesh and my heart fails, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.”
Psalm 23:4 “Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me. Your rod and your staff, they comfort me.”
2 Timothy 4:7-8 “I have fought the good fight. I have finished the course. I have kept the faith. From now on, the crown of righteousness is stored up for me, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will give to me on that day; and not to me only, but also to all those who have loved his appearing.”
Romans 8:18 “For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which will be revealed toward us.”
Psalm 18:2 “God is my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge; my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower.”
Psalm 22:24 NLT “For he has not ignored or belittled the suffering of the needy. He has not turned his back on them, but has listened to their cries for help.”
Psalm 27:5 NLT “For he will conceal me there when troubles come; he will hide me in his sanctuary. He will place me out of reach on a high rock.”
Psalm 30:5b “Weeping may stay for the night, but joy comes in the morning.”
John 16:22 “Therefore you now have sorrow, but I will see you again, and your heart will rejoice, and no one will take your joy away from you.”
Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me.”
Matthew 11:28 NLT Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.”
Matthew 5:3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.”
Isaiah 66:13a “As a mother comforts her child, so will I comfort you.”
Isaiah 57:15 NIV “For this is what the high and exalted One says— he who lives forever, whose name is holy: “I live in a high and holy place, but also with the one who is contrite and lowly in spirit, to revive the spirit of the lowly and to revive the heart of the contrite.”
Romans 8:28 “We know that all things work together for good for those who love God, for those who are called according to his purpose.”
Psalm 46:10a “Be still, and know that I am God.”
Isaiah 41:10 “Don’t you be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you. Yes, I will help you. Yes, I will uphold you with the right hand of my righteousness.”
John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have eternal life.”
1 Corinthians 15:55 NLT “O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?”
Psalm 46:1 “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.”
Philippians 3:20-21 “For our citizenship is in heaven, from where we also wait for a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will change the body of our humiliation to be conformed to the body of his glory, according to the working by which he is able even to subject all things to himself.”
Romans 8:38-39 “For I am persuaded that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing will be able to separate us from God’s love which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
1 Thessalonians 4:13-14 NIV “Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him.”
Romans 14:8 “For if we live, we live to the Lord. Or if we die, we die to the Lord. If therefore we live or die, we are the Lord’s.”
John 11:25-26 “Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will still live, even if he dies. Whoever lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?”
May these words from Scripture wash over you, comfort you, and help you mourn. Our God is tender, merciful, and all-powerful and will see you through your grief. Keep seeking Him and He will shine His light and unload your heavy heart.
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