Scriptures For Comfort During Grieving

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Psalm 34:18 – The LORD is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those whose spirits are crushed. New Living Translation

Psalms 31:9 – O’ Lord have mercy on me in my anguish. My eyes are red from weeping; my health is broken from sorrow.

Psalms 147:3 – He heals the broken heartened, binding up their wounds.

Matthew 5:4 – Blessed are those that mourn, for they shall be comforted.

John 14:27 – I am leaving you with a gift-peace of mind and heart! And the peace I give is not fragile like the peace the world gives. So don’t be troubled or afraid.

John 14:18 – No, I will not abandon you or leave you as orphans in the storm-I will come to you.

Psalm 46:1 – God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in times of trouble.

Psalms 30:5b – Weeping may endure for the night, but joy comes in the morning.

John 16:33 – I have told you these things so that you will have peace of heart and mind, Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows, but cheer up, for I have overcome the world,

Proverbs 3:6 – Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.

1 Thessalonians 4:13 – Brothers we don’t want you to be ignorant about those who fall asleep: or to grieve like the rest of men who have no hope.

2Thessalonians 2:16, 17 – May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who has loved us and given us everlasting comfort and hope which we don’t deserve, comfort your hearts with all comfort, and help you in every good thing you say and do.

Isaiah 49:13b – For the Lord hath comforted His people, and will have mercy on His afflicted.

Jeremiah 31:13 – I will turn their mourning into gladness. I will give them comfort and joy instead of sorrow.

2 Corinthians1:3-4 – What a wonderful God we have-He is the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the source of every mercy, and the one who so wonderfully comforts and strengthens us in our hardships and trials.

Ecclesiastes3:1-4 – To every thing there is a season, a time to every purpose under the heaven: a time to be born, a time to die, a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which 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

Psalm 25:16-18 – Turn to me and be gracious to me, for I am lonely and afflicted. The troubles of my heart are enlarged. bring me out of my distresses. Look upon my afflictions and my trouble, and forgive my sins.

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.

John 14:1-3 – Let not your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in Me. in My Father’s house are many mansions

Exodus3:7 – Then the Lord said, “I have indeed seen the misery of my people in Egypt. I have heard them crying and am concerned about their sufferings.

1Samuel 1:15-17 – Hannah had a sorrowful spirit and poured out her soul unto the Lord……and God answered her petition.

2 Samuel 18:32-33 and 2 Samuel 19 – King David mourned over the death of his son Absalom and cried out to God.
Psalms 22:24 – For He has not despised or disdained the suffering of the afflicted one, He has not hidden His face from him but has listened to his cry for help.

John 11:33-35 – When Jesus saw her weeping ….He groaned in spirit and was troubled. “Where have you lain him?” Jesus asked .They said unto Him, “Come and see.” Jesus wept.

Also, it is encouraging to read about what Heaven may be like in the 1898 classic Intra Muros

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This book has stood the test of time and has a wide mainstream following. Many churches give it out as a comfort to grieving family members. Billy Graham wrote an introduction to one of the editions.

17 comments to Scriptures For Comfort During Grieving

  • Kristeen

    I’m glad I came across this site….. one and a half months ago I lost my dear mother who has been ailing on and off for a while and at the same time has been frustrated by my dad who has a second wife.My mum was born again and kept treating him with love yet dad never changed his ways. It is quite devastating at the thought of how much mum suffered in the hands of her husband and now she’s no more.As if that was not enough dad has turned to his children and grand-children with the same wild spirit.He never stops confronting us over very silly issues.He affords to demand that we embrace his second wife as our mother yet we are grown-ups .This has complicated my grieving process.Feeling very broken and wondering why God did not take him away so that we have some breathing space. I’m a believer but my faith has faded away.I passionately hate my dad.Please pray for God’s comfort upon our family.
    @FaithMechanic, thanks for your advice on the book-i hope it’ll answer the many questions I have. @Pinkay Dahn.Quite sorry for the loss.

  • Paula

    On the 19th april this year my partner commited suicide. He was 35 years old and wasnt saved. I hear that people that are not born again that commit such act are in hell. Knowing this has made it very difficult to deal with. I pray everyday that God will help me through this. Ive never lost anyone close to me before and my heart has been broken badly. I pray for Gods peace and comfort to anyone that has lost a loved one through suicide. I know how it feels.

  • Isaac

    Please pray for my friend and co-worker Paul Mendoza and family as he lost his father. Also my friend Amanda lost her cousin Lisa. Pray for comfort and salvation for those who don’t know Christ’s salvation.

  • dazzlingpinky

    Thank.God for this! my friends dad just passed away but with this i know the family will be comforted!!! the lord bless you all real good

    • Dazzlingpinky – You need to read this book – Rebecca Ruter Springer – Intra Muros The most well known and classic book on Heaven. Many churches hand this book out to grieving families. It is wonderful!! God bless

      • Thank you for the link. I lost my 16 yo son last month, and it is very difficult to come out of this grief.

        • Tony – I am praying for you. It’s tough, there’s no way around it. But he is in a good place and you will make it through. You need to for those you are meant to help. I am believing for the grace of God to help you. I know He will. And I am with you. God bless you. Rex

        • AZRobbins

          Dear Tony ~ ~ I came upon your posting while looking for comforting scriptures for my Dad due to the loss of his brother and sister in the last two months (my uncle and aunt). I couldn’t help but feel your loss too and just wanted to share with you my prayers for you to overcome this temporary parting of your son. Though he will be missed, all your memories and love of him will always be “in you.” He knows you love him beyond description . . . and GOD also knows these things too. I pray you find a purpose to honor him with that will continue sharing your son to others in a powerful way! God bless you to move towards finding a wonderful way to as you help others with your TESTimony. Don’t fear God’s purpose for him. It is certain he is in good hands for something wonderful!

  • Thelma

    Thanks for compiling such wonderful scriptures. My daddy passed on this year and my life had not been the same.

  • thanks that I found your website,I really need comfort & encouragement this time. I feel so depressed when my Uncle passed away, i love him so much. I miss my uncle everyday :(

  • Rev. D.

    Ms. Owens – a google search tells me that that piece from John is taken from the NLT – New Living Translation.

  • mrs. owens

    What is the translation used for John 14:27 please?
    Thank you.

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