25 Encouraging Scripture Verses for Those Who Are Grieving

It’s been several years since a young boy in our town lost his life because another young man made the tragic choice to get behind the wheel of his car and drive drunk.  Two families’ lives shattered because of a horribly bad decision.  The young people in our town all knew the boy killed and they were asking “Why?”  Why did God allow this to happen?  At the time, they wanted justice, not mercy for the accused drunk driver.  Both mothers were grieving for their sons…one gone forever, and another who would have life-long consequences for his actions.

Grief is a multifaceted response to loss, particularly to the loss of someone or something to which a bond was formed. Although conventionally focused on the emotional response to loss, it also has physical, cognitive, behavioral, social, spiritual, and philosophical dimensions. While the terms are often used interchangeably, bereavement refers to the state of loss, and grief is the reaction to loss.

Grief is a natural response to loss. It is the emotional suffering one feels when something or someone the individual loves is taken away. Grief is also a reaction to any loss. The grief associated with death is familiar to most people, but individuals grieve in connection with a variety of losses throughout their lives, such as unemployment, ill health or the end of a relationship. Loss can be categorized as either physical or abstract, the physical loss being related to something that the individual can touch or measure, such as losing a spouse through death, while other types of loss are abstract, and relate to aspects of a person’s social interactions.

Every step of the process is natural and healthy. It is only when a person gets stuck in one step for a long period of time that the grieving can become unhealthy, destructive and even dangerous. Going through the grieving process is not the same for everyone, but everyone does have a common goal; acceptance of the loss and to keep moving forward. This process is different for every person but can be understood in four or more stages, depending upon the theory that is being used. In the four step model there are:

Shock and Denial

Shock is the initial reaction to loss. Shock is the person’s emotional protection from being too suddenly overwhelmed by the loss. The person may not yet be willing or able to believe what their mind knows to be true. This stage normally lasts two or three months.

Intense Concern

Intense concern often manifests by being unable to think of anything else. Even during daily tasks, thoughts of the loss keep coming to mind. Conversations with one at this stage always turn to the loss as well. This period may last from six months to a year.

Despair and Depression

Despair and depression is a long period of grief, the most painful and protracted stage for the griever (during which the person gradually comes to terms with the reality of the loss). The process typically involves a wide range of feelings, thoughts, and behaviors. Many behaviors may be irrational. Depression can include feelings of anger, guilt, sadness and anxiety.

Recovery

The goal of grieving is not the elimination of all the pain or the memories of the loss. In this stage, one shows a new interest in daily activities and begins to function normally day to day. The goal is to reorganize one’s life, so the loss is an important part of life rather than its center.  (Wikipedia)

There is not a right or a wrong way to grieve.  Everyone grieves differently.  As a believer, I turn to God’s Word to find strength and comfort while I grieve.

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

2 Corinthians 1:3-4  “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.”

Isaiah 41:10  “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God.  I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

Isaiah 43:2  “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you.  When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.”

Psalm 18:28  “You, Lord, keep my lamp burning; my God turns my darkness into light.”

Psalm 46:1-2  “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.  Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea.”

Revelation 21:4  “ ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”

Psalm 119:50  “My comfort in my suffering is this: Your promise preserves my life.”

Romans 8:18  “I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.”

2 Corinthians 7:10  “Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death.”

Psalm 18:2  “The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.”

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18  “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.  According to the Lord’s word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep.  For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first.  After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever.  Therefore encourage one another with these words.”

1 Peter 5:6-7  “Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time.  Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.”

Psalm 23:4  “Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.”

Psalm 73:26  “My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.”

Psalm 22:24  “For he has not despised or scorned the suffering of the afflicted one; he has not hidden his face from him but has listened to his cry for help.”

Psalm 27:4-5  “One thing I ask from the Lord, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the Lord and to seek him in his temple.  For in the day of trouble he will keep me safe in his dwelling; he will hide me in the shelter of his sacred tent and set me high upon a rock.”

Psalm 30:5  “For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime; weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.”

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

Matthew 11:28  “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”

Lamentations 3:31-33  “For no one is cast off by the Lord forever.  Though he brings grief, he will show compassion, so great is his unfailing love.  For he does not willingly bring affliction or grief to anyone.”

Romans 8:31-39  “What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?  Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies.  Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us.  Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?  As it is written: “For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.”

No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

1 Corinthians 15:52-57  “in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed.  For the perishable must clothe itself with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality. When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: “Death has been swallowed up in victory.”

“Where, O death, is your victory?
Where, O death, is your sting?”

The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”

1 Peter 1:3-9  “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. This inheritance is kept in heaven for you, who through faith are shielded by God’s power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time. In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire—may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed. Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, for you are receiving the end result of your faith, the salvation of your souls.”

John 14:1-4  “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. You know the way to the place where I am going.”

Unless stated otherwise all scripture used on Journey Thoughts is from: THE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.

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206 Responses to 25 Encouraging Scripture Verses for Those Who Are Grieving

  1. Audrey yepiz says:

    Lynn I am going to send this post to my cousin and his wife in Labrador NL. They just buried their 18 yr old son Wed. who was lost in a boating accident 3.5 years ago and his remains were just found.I am Praying this will be a source of comfort for them at this time.They are Believers and know that God does care and has helped them through this past 3.6 years and will continue to help them.Thanks for this post. Also our Prayers are with Brandon’s family and friends at this time.

    • Lynn says:

      Audrey, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family! Such a tragedy! Yes, we are also thinking of the Thomas family today!

      • To the family of Mrs Faith Ojei. who lost her son and her daughter in-law (Late mr &mrs Mattew Omeogor) both died on a car accident at the time while on a journey home on Sunday 28th December, 2014.

      • alia says:

        hello i have a tragedy story i was in a relationship with a guy everything was going well and suddenly one day i came to know that he lost his ex-gf who was his childhood friend and also they had long term relationship for 2 years probably his first love . This incident has affected him a lot and due to this he is not able to feel for me . our relationship got ended just in 5 months . This incident has affecting him a lot and it is making him more worse Now its been one month after that incident i don’t know what to do because whatever i say it makes no sense to him. How should i bring him back to track ? How should i comfort him? i really don’t care about my relationship with him something i care is about him . i genuinely want to help him as a good supportive friend .Please help me everyone . thank you 🙂

    • Indeed Almighty God really cares, and also based on His faithful promise to all His children in HEBREW 13:5b “Never will I leave you nor forsake you”.
      Its my honest prayer that even in a time like this, that God alone will comfort as many that are bereaved, and may the devine presence of God abide with us all…Amen.

    • The verses are very helpful.
      Thanks and God bless.

      • Ray says:

        My wife’s sister passed away a few months ago. I was speaking with her husband and he told me he had [Gone through hell and back] and I told him that he must keep good his faith in the LORD GOD he alone can help him n his time of griving

      • Katerina Johnson says:

        These are very helpful, my boyfriend Nathan Kamp, his brother Austin, their dad, dad’s fiancé, her 6 year old boy, and her dad was murdered almost 3 weeks ago and it affected a lot of people especially his family that they left behind. I’m sharing these scriptures in hopes in helps other people as well. Thank you.

      • Ray says:

        At a time like these no words can help, Only the love of God and his feeling toward you can help. But remember He is forever with you no matter what the problem or sorrow

      • Libra Wise says:

        My husband lost his mom on May 4 from a massive heart attack. She had been on diaysis for 25 years. Now Tuesday his brother died from a massive heart attack in his sleep. My husband and his 2 sisters are hurting bad. They are all praying warriors, and I’ve never been in the Lord like that till I met him. But I can’t find the right words to say to them. I don’t know what’s the right scripture for them. I feel so hurt for them cause their mom was their rock, that was the oldest child. Now he daughter has no dad, they have no mom, or brother. He is really losing it. I want to be able to comfort him with the word of God.

    • Anonymous says:

      My friend committed suicide 3 days ago on March 4, 2016 he was a junior in high school and it has been a very emotional and tough day at the school, it’s nice to see these verses when we are in times of mourning.

      • Stephanie says:

        My brother passed away on March 9th, 2016 unexpectedly in his sleep. The passage Matthew 5:4 “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.” comforts me.

      • Bryan says:

        I’m sorry sorry for the tragic senseless loss from suicide. Please forgive the lengthy & comprehensive response, however given the seriousness of what transpired I deemed it best to feed your spirit & soul with all the below mentioned. Had I Not known Jesus Christ as my Lord & Saviour during my own personal experience with the horrifically painful joinery those left behind following suicide, I’m quite convinced I’d of Never, not even barely made it through. Please note this is a. Dry personal & private story I realize I’m sharing with you whom I do not know and all those that have access to this page and post, however I simply request given the sensitive nature of the personal things I’m about to share that you please simply do not Fwd, re-post or share on any other link and thank you in advance for your understanding. The enemy of our soul according to the bible have come to steal, kill and destroy. Born in the 60’s I really grew up on the streets of Miami during the 70’s doing all types of heavy drugs, massive crime, mainly theft from the wealthy and drug dealers…and was arrested and locked up in Miami JV right on my 16th birthday…called my mom from jail and told her I was at Disney World with friends and would be on vacation with their family for a while. I lost my father to suicide the same day I got my High School diploma, which was perhaps a bit of a bigger deal given I quit school in the 8th grade, never went to High School. However, when I turned 18, I met the Lord after Jesus physically healed my best friend since the 3rd grade and shortly after began working on completing high school at night while learning the Electrical Contrscting Trade during the day… I even began working on applications to Univetsities and was accepted to the actual one I really wanted to attend as the Lord opened the door. Only I never told my father I was working on my high school degree at night because I was afraid to let him down if I failed… Nor did I tell him about my acceptance to college contingent on my high school degree. I received a letter in the mail on a Friday morning from the a High School telling me I passed High School and could pick up my Diploma anytime, The day I received that letter I showed my Christian boss, he said we were going to only work a half day Monday and then go get my diploma together. I had my own apt and lived on my own back then but went to visit my father Friday night to set up a time on Monday eve that I could come see him and put the actual Diploma in his hands, I never told him Friday because I wanted it to be a big surprise that I had finally accomplished something he could be proud of. But Monday morning while I was working and then my boss took me to the school Lyndsey Hopkins Tech I’m Coral Gables, FLto pick up my diploma and then dropped me off at home to get ready to go to my father’s with diploma in hand. Only when I got out of the shower, it was my aunt and she said the police were at her house and needed to speak with me. They proceeded to tell me my father was dead and that I was next of kin and therefore would need to meet them to identify, sign papers and retrieve his belongings. I was 18, totally freaked out, went from the highest day of my life to the lowest in a split second. My father unfortunately unbeknownst to me (he hid it well) shot and killed his girlfriend that was over 20 some years younger and then shot and killed himself so Not only did I tragically lose my father whom I loved dearly, but never got to put my High School Diploma in his hands nor tell him I was accepted and leaving for college in less that 4 weeks at that point. What was supposed to be 1 of the best all time days of my life, turned out to be the worst! Took many years, much guidance, counsel, wisdom,scripture-and a lot of years to overcome…. I still have my days and hardly a single passes without some thought, it’s just that now the thoughts center more around positive memories of my dad! In short, it will take 2 things, the Lord and all those that genuinely serve him and he has lead to be there for you thru this crises, and secondly – time, real healing time!!! Unfortunately I received a lot of bad advice, such as the Dean of men at my University (Christian college- originally titled Bible college) told me, my father was in hell and I just needed to get over it and move on…. That was back when I was young, dumb and impressionable and it took many years to work thru that terribly pathetic advice. Nonetheless, while there is so much more I could share re my specific painful experience with suicide, for times sake I’m going to leave you with this – “Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.”
        ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭11:28‬ ‭NLT‬‬ – We could and will not Ever understand So many things while still on this earth – the way Paul put it was, “…although we now see thru a glass dimly there will come a day when we see and know in full…” Under the anointing and guidance of the Holy Spirit, He (Paul) wrote over 2/3’s of the inspired word of God, the New Testament! God has not given us a spirit of fear,but rather of Love, Power & a Sound Disciplined mind! And Paul was convinced NOTHING could Ever separate us from the Love of God, not even death or life the the devil, demons, or others for that matter,absolutely nothing! Hold onto that – God said He will never Leave or Forsake us… NEVER,NEVER, NEVER!!!! Ok my friend, I pray the Lord strengthen you and fill you withHis living Word daily! I’m sorry sorry for the tragic senseless loss from suicide. Had I Not known Jesus Christ as my Lord & Saviour during my own personal experience with the horrifically painful joinery those left behind following suicide, I’m quite convinced I’d of Never, not even barely made it through. Please note this is a. Dry personal & private story I realize I’m sharing with you whom I do not know and all those that have access to this page and post, however I simply request given the sensitive nature of the personal things I’m about to share that you please simply do not Fwd, re-post or share on any other link and thank you in advance for your understanding. The enemy of our soul according to the bible have come to steal, kill and destroy. Born in the 60’s I really grew up on the streets of Miami during the 70’s doing all types of heavy drugs, massive crime, mainly theft from the wealthy and drug dealers…and was arrested and locked up in Miami JV right on my 16th birthday…called my mom from jail and told her I was at Disney World with friends and would be on vacation with their family for a while. I lost my father to suicide the same day I got my High School diploma, which was perhaps a bit of a bigger deal given I quit school in the 8th grade, never went to High School. However, when I turned 18, I met the Lord after Jesus physically healed my best friend since the 3rd grade and shortly after began working on completing high school at night while learning the Electrical Contrscting Trade during the day… I even began working on applications to Univetsities and was accepted to the actual one I really wanted to attend as the Lord opened the door. Only I never told my father I was working on my high school degree at night because I was afraid to let him down if I failed… Nor did I tell him about my acceptance to college contingent on my high school degree. I received a letter in the mail on a Friday morning from the a High School telling me I passed High School and could pick up my Diploma anytime, The day I received that letter I showed my Christian boss, he said we were going to only work a half day Monday and then go get my diploma together. I had my own apt and lived on my own back then but went to visit my father Friday night to set up a time on Monday eve that I could come see him and put the actual Diploma in his hands, I never told him Friday because I wanted it to be a big surprise that I had finally accomplished something he could be proud of. But Monday morning while I was working and then my boss took me to the school Lyndsey Hopkins Tech I’m Coral Gables, FLto pick up my diploma and then dropped me off at home to get ready to go to my father’s with diploma in hand. Only when I got out of the shower, it was my aunt and she said the police were at her house and needed to speak with me. They proceeded to tell me my father was dead and that I was next of kin and therefore would need to meet them to identify, sign papers and retrieve his belongings. I was 18, totally freaked out, went from the highest day of my life to the lowest in a split second. My father unfortunately unbeknownst to me (he hid it well) shot and killed his girlfriend that was over 20 some years younger and then shot and killed himself so Not only did I tragically lose my father whom I loved dearly, but never got to put my High School Diploma in his hands nor tell him I was accepted and leaving for college in less that 4 weeks at that point. What was supposed to be 1 of the best all time days of my life, turned out to be the worst! Took many years, much guidance, counsel, wisdom,scripture-and a lot of years to overcome…. I still have my days and hardly a single passes without some thought, it’s just that now the thoughts center more around positive memories of my dad! In short, it will take 2 things, the Lord and all those that genuinely serve him and he has lead to be there for you thru this crises, and secondly – time, real healing time!!! Unfortunately I received a lot of bad advice, such as the Dean of men at my University (Christian college- originally titled Bible college) told me, my father was in hell and I just needed to get over it and move on…. That was back when I was young, dumb and impressionable and it took many years to work thru that terribly pathetic advice. Nonetheless, while there is so much more I could share re my specific painful experience with suicide, for times sake I’m going to leave you with this – “Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.”
        ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭11:28‬ – We could and will not Ever understand So many things while still on this earth – the way Paul put it was, “…although we now see thru a glass dimly there will come a day when we see and know in full…” Under the anointing and guidance of the Holy Spirit, He (Paul) wrote over 2/3’s of the inspired word of God, the New Testament! God has not given us a spirit of fear,but rather of Love, Power & a Sound Disciplined mind! And Paul said in Romans 8 I believe, that he was convinced NOTHING could Ever separate him from the Love of God, not even the the devil, demons, or others for that matter,absolutely nothing! Hold onto that – God said He will never Leave or Forsake us… NEVER,NEVER, NEVER!!!! Ok my friend, I pray the Lord strengthen you and fill you withHis living Word daily! “What shall we say about such wonderful things as these? If God is for us, who can ever be against us? Since he did not spare even his own Son but gave him up for us all, won’t he also give us everything else? Who dares accuse us whom God has chosen for his own? No one—for God himself has given us right standing with himself. Who then will condemn us? No one—for Christ Jesus died for us and was raised to life for us, and he is sitting in the place of honor at God’s right hand, pleading for us. Can anything ever separate us from Christ’s love? Does it mean he no longer loves us if we have trouble or calamity, or are persecuted, or hungry, or destitute, or in danger, or threatened with death? (As the Scriptures say, “For your sake we are killed every day; we are being slaughtered like sheep.” ) No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us. And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
        ‭‭Romans‬ ‭8:31-39‬ ‭NLT‬‬

    • Nathan says:

      My sister lost her daughter yesterday after 2 months of being in the hospital ….

      She departed shortly after my sister and her father telling her it’s okay she doesn’t have to go through the pain anymore… she can leave …

      She wasn’t lost due to any ailment that was troubling her … She left because she knows , that like we await our Lord and saviour , she will await us in the beyond …

      I ask that you’ll pray for our comfort … the funeral is on Tuesday June 28th …

      “Where , Oh Death Is Your Victory?”
      “Where ,Oh Death Is Your Sting?”

    • Jocelynn says:

      The old Hymn “It is Well With My Soul” was written by a man who just lost his entire family at sea. It’s quite powerful on it’s own and then to know the backstory…bring out the tissue.

  2. Tagmeblog says:

    These verses were VERY helpful to me. Thank you!!! 🙂

  3. Sara says:

    Thank you for posting. We received news today a little girl who I teach at kids church has been diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour – so needed to dwell on these verses- 🙂
    Sara

  4. bright bottoman says:

    thanks very much for these verses.i am a pastor from malawi. These verses have been so helpful to me as a man of God.i use These verses to comfort and encourage the body of christ

  5. CeeCee says:

    a church member lost his mother,and these verses are very helpful when going thorugh and needing clarity,thank you

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  7. ronoh nicholas says:

    These encouraging verses has really inspired me. Thanks very much and keep it up

  8. Dominique says:

    Im a 17 year old boy from Texas, my grandpa is very sick..but he’s in a different country…I cant help but cry every time I think about it…i feel so teribble that I’m so far away and unable to do anything about it..these verses have been very encouraging, and I thank you for them…God Bless you.

    • Dan says:

      I am very sorry to hear of your grandfather, i pray God is with you and him through this difficult time. I am encouraged by your faith Dominique and your heart of love, don’t ever lose it! Stay strong in Christ my brother and God Bless you, your grandpa and your entire family!

      Dan~
      WI

    • Claudia says:

      Dominique…
      I like you, live so far away from my sick grabdfather whom I called dad as he raised me since I was a little girl. So much of who I am I owe to him. It has been a frustrating time as I couldn’t afford to be beside him on his last days. Yes, unfortunately he passed this past 20th of December 2015, and I can’t help but to cry every night and get very little sleep if any. The only comforting thought I hsve is that he’s with the Lord now, and lo longer suffers or feels pain… stay strong ♡

  9. Tammy says:

    Thank you for sharing. Comforting friends during loss is difficult but the Lord’s word makes it a little easier.

  10. Laurie says:

    Thank you for these scriptures. My 25 year old son lost his best friend two nights ago to a terrible car accident. I have been sharing these with him. They have helped me as well as I watch the extreme pain and sorrow he is going through.

    • Lynn says:

      My thoughts and prayers are with you, your son and the family of the young man.

      • Dee says:

        Just want to share my thoughts on grieving. I had a total of three losses last year. My oldest sister a devout Christian pastors wife died from Cancer in the month of March . My neices spouse died the following month in April of Cancer. My Mother died in July of a fall where she broke her ankle than later fractured her pelvis. It has been the hardest time of my life dealing with those losses. I am a believer. My Mom’s passing has been the most difficult. When I read these posts I know that I am not alone. But when will the pain stop? Thank you Lynn for the bible verses. You are a blessing to me and many others. God Bless you.

  11. Ashley Denfip says:

    My friend lost her life a year ago at the age of 20 due to a drunk driver. I found these scriptures tonight and I loved them. Thank you for sharing.

  12. Cindy says:

    Thank you for this post. Our family has been through 7 funerals in the past year, and I have used your post several times to remind myself what God’s word says. Thank you, thank you.

  13. Marie says:

    I love reading the different scriptures, I lost my husband suddenly last month and I’m having a hard time coping. I know God makes no mistakes, but the flesh is weak. I pray daily for God to give me and our two boys strength each and every day.

    • Karen says:

      Marie, I also found great comfort looking through these scriptures this evening. I lost my husband in December 2013 after an illness. I have two young daughters. You are right – God makes no mistakes – and he certainly has a plan that included our husbands going home when they did. I will remember you in prayer as the days come and go. I pray that the pain will ease for you. My girls and I have made progress and will continue to move forward – but, I will use my difficult times to remember you in prayer…

      • Yvette says:

        Thank u for sharing. I know im not alone. God called my mom go.e 11/23/15 and my heart aches so much.i just miss her so much. I am a believer and i know it was Gods plan..his time. I keep praying Gods comfort and strength because i miss her so very much. Its so much pain..still.
        I trust God and i know he wants me to place,all that I struggle with to him in faith…

    • Amen.
      God is faithful & just.
      Surely He will give you all you need to cope with.

    • Masilo says:

      Marie I lost my elder son on Sunday 04 April 2016 it was heartbreaking when the Police arrived at home at 08:30 after we finished to prepare to leave for church choir competions. I lost hope and words when the police anounce that our son is murdered (stepped four times on chest and one step on the back) and my wife broke in tears, it was my first time to have nothing to say but covered my wife. Hebrew 13:5b quoted comforts the entire family.

      • Lynn says:

        Masilo, I pray that the Lord of all comfort will give you strength during this most difficult time in your lives!

  14. Marilyn says:

    My father died on Tuesday in a cardiac arrest. It was a sudden thing, and I was trying to find some encouraging words for his wife. Thank you for this website. She is a wonderful woman, and I know what she is going through, as I lost my husband in Iraq, in 2005.

  15. Richard Nyapola says:

    great,a feeling of releif

  16. Richard Nyapola says:

    feel more encouraged.now can encourage my friends

  17. Oluseye, Opeoluwa says:

    Someone in the church I attend just lost her mother. She texted me and was so depressed. However, I found Biblical comfort on this site and I will send to her.

  18. Emily says:

    Have read several of these scriptures before and always end up feeling at peace.. I know GOD is in control.. Lost a very dear sweet friend last week who loved JESUS more than anyone other than her family.

  19. Monica says:

    I’ve lost my father unexpectedly on Sept 1st and the grief and sadness is overwhelming my spirit. I’m praying for solace in this difficult time.

    • Lynn says:

      My heart grieves with you, Monica. I lost my Dad in 1999 and miss him every day. Dear Lord, be with Monica and her family as she grieves the sudden loss of her father. May they find Your peace and Your comfort at this time. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

  20. vonnie says:

    Last week, Friday September 12, I had to give my beautiful golden retriever/chow back to the Lord. She was my best friend for 12 wonderful years. On that same day and about the same time my good friend Paul passed on. I learned that the next day, it made me smile. God is good!

  21. Mary Odom says:

    Thank you I needed this

  22. Ese Paul- Adoghe says:

    Thank u so much.I jst lost my Dad.it’s has really been hard accepting his demise but I hope myself and my family would find comfort as we read this bible verses,most especially my mother..God bless u

  23. Liz says:

    Thank you so much for these!

  24. Robin says:

    Thank you. We are having a birthday party tomorrow to celebrate a baby who died before he was born. The family is very close to us and my five year old son took it really hard, I think partly because he is so close to his own little sister and better realizes the enormity of their loss than he might otherwise. He has been struggling and it was really important to him that this baby should have a birthday party (we gave his sister a family birthday party when she was born.) It’s going to be really hard tomorrow. I needed this. I’ll share it with my family tomorrow. Thank you.

  25. degracia says:

    This is gud ey!

  26. sara patti says:

    Thank you so much..these help me a lot ….I recently lost my mom to cancer and she was only 58..I’m 28 and have been really struggling with the loss …

    • Melaine Cabrales says:

      Yes, this has helped me a lot. Thank you!

      Sara,
      I just lost my mom to cancer and she was only 60. I’m 32 and I can related to your pain. I’ll be praying for you and ask that you keep me in your prayers. My mom rested in The Lord on Thanksgiving day 2014.

      • Shelly Fulton says:

        Hello ladies

        I am 29 years old and i lost my mother unexpectedly 18 months ago on august 13th 2013. She went into.cardiac arrest in her home almost instantaneously during a conversation at the age of 47. I have 3 small children and i suffer from the se illnesses she did. I have had a very hard time dealing with her passing always asking myself what i.could have done different save her and after 18 months i finally come across this site that has finally put my heart to ease. Thank u for making this site

      • sara patti says:

        Praying for you and you’re family…it will be a year since my mom passed in two weeks seems like it was just yesterday..

  27. MarleneStephanie Franco says:

    Thankyou so much for these scriptures, this year will be two years since my grandfather passed he was fighting for his life on my birthday back in November 2012, a little past midnight he gave his last breath and its been something that’s affected me heavily. Coming across your page and these scriptures has really been a blessing. a couple days ago my family and I found out that my cousin whom is bearing her first child will not be able to give birth and needs to undergo a procedure because the baby hasn’t fully developed and his heart is beating much too slow for the amount of months she’s in now, finding that out made my heart feel heavy. I myself have been battling with health issues and can’t imagine the immense pain she feels knowing she isn’t going to be able to nurture her first born. I ask for prayers from anyone I know each and everyone of us here has pleaded for either ourselves or someone else I ask if you take a second out of your time to say a prayer in my families name I would profoundly appreciate it. May God bless you all

    • Lynn says:

      Marlene, my heart grieves with you and your family. We don’t always understand God’s will in these things but know that He is in control and I pray that He will comfort your family during this time. Lord, be with the Franco family as they go through this time of trial and grief. Give them that peace that surpasses understanding. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

  28. pat says:

    Thank you for the verses. I lost my dad in August 2013 to cancer. This year in August (2days before my dad’s anniversary) I lost my 6week old son (1st baby). I have been finding it really hard to cope. Ŕeading and meditating these verses have been helping me to have peace within me. Thank you again.

    • Lynn says:

      Pat, having lost two babies myself to miscarriage, and a niece at three months of age, I know the heartache and the pain of loss that you feel. We do not know why God allows these things to happen but He is the Great Comforter and He is in control. Lord, be with Pat during this time of loss. Comfort her and wrap Your arms around her and give her Your peace. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

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  30. Daisy Benavides says:

    I Lost A Very Good Friend Of Mine. The Community Is Crushed. I Can’t Imagine The Pain His Mom Is Feeling So iAm Taking These Verses To Her For Comfort. Thank You💞

  31. Tracey Bowman says:

    Lost my partner suddenly on the 22/9/14 reading the verses have been helpful as I am struggling to cope
    many thanks
    Tracey

    • Katerina Johnson says:

      Hi Tracey,
      My name I katerina, I’m only 23. I have recently lost my boyfriend almost 3 weeks ago, he was murdered along with half of his close family. It is very hard to accept and everyday is a battle, does it get any easier? These scriptures help me out. Your in my prayers.

  32. Angel. H. says:

    I just lost my close s t cousin, and i am a believer of Christ, i know that all is possible to Him. i have been praying that God heals my cousin. but he passes away. i know that God needed him ,it was time and i beilieve that he is in peace now with no pain. i am far away from home. im in the US home is in Africa.. i am a studentits so hard for me that i wont be able to aattend his funeral, but God who strengthens me i trust him, he has guided me through very hard times ,of loosing my grandfather and my oldest sister . thank you for the scriputres they help a lot . o couldn’t read bible all morning. been just praying for strength, and God to guied me to hisword so i can be comforted. and He did for He does everything for His beloved children. thanks you God bless you.

  33. Keinddrelle Washington says:

    I lost my husband on April 3,2014 in a car accident in Mobile, AL and to this day have not nor do I have any idea as to how I’m going to allow myself to deal with this situation….I do not really have anyone in whom I have been able to talk and vent with so I’ve been going thru this alone. I pray here and there yet I’m at the point of not knowing exactly what to pray or how so I occasionally get online and look up things that could possibly give me hope for the moment and so far, I can really appreciate your work Ms. Lynn however if there’s anyone out there whom can genuinely reach out and also offer more support, I’d appreciate that as well. I’m a 27 yr old widow and mother of two so I am all for a helping hand.

    Thanks A Lot
    Kay Washington

    • Philip says:

      I was moved by your honesty and I will be praying for you today. You are never really alone.

      Pastor Phil

      • Joe says:

        I was reading these scriptures looking for comfort. I lost my nephew Phillip on August 28, 2014 to a scooter accident. To this day I don’t know why he was being careless , he would have been 20 on November 9th. Please pray for my family as we go through this difficult time. My life has changed , I read the bible as much as I can, Ive gone to church to receive the blessed sacraments more times in the last 4 months than I have in the past 15 years. My life will never be the same but I know we are just pilgrims passing through this world. I will see Phillip again.
        With love
        Joe

    • Cynthia says:

      I am so sorry to hear of your lost. I know your pain. I lost my 27 years old grandson (who I raised since 6 weeks old), on September 27, 2014 to him taking his life. He left a wife, 6 years old daughter and 2 years old son. The grief and pain and not wanting to accept reality is overwhelming. I am a believer and I do trust in my Lord but right now I am finding it difficult to pray or study my Bible, but I do. I have been told this is part of the healing process and that tho the pain of the lost never goes away .. you learn to live with it. And that to me means keeping my faith and remembering what Jesus did for me on the cross will give me the comfort and peace. I am thankful to the Holy Spirit for leading me to Lynn’s Dove website, scriptures she has posted has given me a bit of peace. May you and your children be bless with strength and peace.

      Cynthia

    • Elizabeth Hazell says:

      I am so very sorry to hear of your tragic loss. It is profoundly difficult to take care of small children, when you are coping with severe grief. Also, you are grieving all of the future you and your husband would have had together. You have had a tremendous shock to your system. Know that there is no right or wrong way to grieve. It is different for each person. You may find therapy with an individual therapist, or a group setting for dealing with grief, helpful, to have a place to vent, not in front of your children, and to hear from others who are experiencing what you are experiencing. Hospitals often have grief groups. Do you have relatives in your area? Ask them to babysit so you can have some alone time, maybe at a coffee shop, or wherever you enjoy being, to be able to have your own thoughts, and perhaps write them in a journal. It is okay to be mad at God, He understands. Ask for support from all those close to you. I am so very sorry for your loss, and I hope and pray you will find people in your town who can help you feel with the overwhelming feeling you are feeling. Above all, don’t feel guilty about anything you feel. There is no right or wrong way to grieve, and no universal time table for the process. I will pray for you and your children.
      Best Regards, Elizabeth

    • Ri says:

      My thoughts and prayers are with you and your children. May the Lord our God bless you and your children abundantly. Stay strong dear Kay.

  34. firstlene emmanuel says:

    May God bless this site… My big aunty in choir lost two of her kid within a period of 3years… Am imagining the pains she is going thru… These portion of the bible will really her recover…. E no easy…. God have mercy

  35. Emily joram says:

    I lost my daughter at the age of 18 years in 2005 , intelligent , beautiful young woman of God of leukaemia. She was born and died in November. I still live with unbearable pain especially in November, her birthday was on Monday. Today I am sitting here and asking myself does anyone really care? And I got the answer ‘yes’ Jesus cares. I also came across this page that is full of encouraging verses, grieving is so personal but if you cast your burdens to God he will surely take you through. When you walk on through this Dark road you do not feel his presence and you do not see his foot steps because he has lifted you up and is carrying you through. Trust in him and he will grant you peace and strength.

  36. ShenikaRW91 says:

    My sister emailed the link of this blog post to me. I just want to thank you so much for this blog post. I lost my father this past Tuesday and he will be laid to rest on Tomorrow afternoon. I would be lying if I said this wasn’t the most difficult thing I had to endure in my life. I love and miss him so much. While I was reading this post, I saw that you included Isaiah 43:2. When I went over to my grandmother’s house this week(where my father had passed), my sister and I went into his room to collect some of his things as mementos. Well, would you know it, I found that SAME scripture on a sheet of paper on his bed! I burst out into tears because God was letting me know RIGHT THEN that he was with me and that my father’s death WILL NOT overtake me. Sometimes I have my good moments, and sometimes I have my bad moments. But my family and friends have been excellent support systems, so I am getting through this, step by step. Thanks again and God bless you. 🙂

  37. Lisa Yemm says:

    I am so moved that people are reading this site and being encouraged by God’s love and mercy. My son’s friend, who was a freshman in college just committed suicide yesterday. Our hearts are so heavy with grief, please pray for this family and his group of friends that have so many questions. My prayer for everyone is that through our experiences God uses us to help others. One thing I found out, is when we encourage others, he encourages us. Oh, it’s terribly difficult to muster up the strength to do that at times.
    My mother transitioned to heaven through a car accident 3 years ago. I say transitioned because there are no accidents when you are a Christian. I began to ask God, why did she have to go that way? But, looking deeper there are people involved, people that needed God. People I would have never met had this not happened. God always has a bigger plan. Just ask him what it is. Look at the people around us, ourselves included, everyday.
    For some reason I began to pray for the young man that hit my moms car. I prayed for his salvation. Over and over again. Claiming it, thanking God for it. Six months later, Christmas eve I received a phone call that this young man, who had everything in the world going for him, committed suicide. My spirit was crushed, and for days I felt defeated by Satan. Like he was laughing at me, that this was all for nothing. In the quietness of my spirit, I heard the Lord speak to me and he said, I am who I am, and My ways are not your ways. I began to repent, because I had assumed this young man was lost forever. I was always under the assumption that someone who did that was lost. I believe in my heart now, that this young man was going to take his life that very day, but instead he hit a little green car, and was instrumental in transitioning my mother to heaven. Had he taken his life that day, I don’t believe that he would have been saved.
    Now you may say, this is all nice and it makes you feel better, but you have no proof that this is what really happened. No, I don’t. But I also don’t have proof of anything else, that there is really a heaven, a God that loves us, and that Jesus was His son. Some things you just know in your heart.
    Look at the bigger picture, my grieving friend, and it will help you. Ask God to grow you, and place someone on your heart to pray for and I guarantee he will do it.

    God Bless You,
    Lisa

    • Kellie Bazemore says:

      Thanks Lisa for these words of grace and peace. My mother also was killed in a car accident last August 8th 2014. It is absolutely devastating and now coming up on the anniversary, I feel like it was last week. I love the passage “my thoughts are not your thoughts, my ways are not either.”
      I’ve always found it very special for years. My father is adding on additional ways of stress, refusing to see, his behavior effects other people, especially immediate family like myself. It’s unfair to loose our loved ones. Even more unfair not to have said goodbye. Everyday a struggle. I’m trying hard to
      Pray and I love these verses. I haven’t felt comforted yet though. I hope I will soon.

    • Maggie says:

      Lisa, thank you so much for this. I just lost my husband to suicide two days ago. He was only 28, in 25 and our son turned 3 on the tenth. I know he was saved, but I am still terrified for him. I would give anything to know that he’s in heaven. I’m still in shock, going from feeling nothing at all to so much pain I feel like I can’t keep living. I don’t want to, and if it weren’t for our baby boy I’m not sure I would. These verses and your perspective on suicide and salvation have been a huge comfort to me, I thank you so much, and my heart goes out to you, I know the pain you must be feeling. God bless you.

      • Elise says:

        To all of those grieving, my heart and prayers go out to you.
        God Bless and Keep you all until we meet one day at his side with our loved ones gone before us.

      • Melanie says:

        Dear Maggie, I lost my son to suicide April 28, 2016. I was deeply touched by the pain discussed on this site. It is clear to me there is need for more open discussions on this topic. However, I felt prompted to write you though so much time has passed. It is important for both of us, and their children, to first recognize that they had said and meant the prayer of salvation. Second, I know that NOTHING can separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:39. My friend, this verse is not in the Bible by mistake. God knows all our circumstances. Though their last act was a sin, the blood of Jesus covers this too! I realize Catholic teaching is different but God gave us His word so that we can meditate on it and use it in all our life circumstances. He has s plan for you and your child. Our job is to seek and He will help
        us find our purpose. For those who love and obey God, He will work all things for their good. Paraphrase from Romans 8:28. Love, trust, and obey…for there is no other way…as the song goes! Love and blessings to all on their journey!

  38. Doris Sepulveda says:

    Thank you for listing these wonderful passages. I will be sharing them with a lady in church whose family has lost a daughter in a car accident in Mexico. They are distraught and are asking for comfort and encouraging words of hope. Sorrow is a deep pain that can paralyze and overwhelm you, but as the Psalmist says, Sorrow lasts for the night, but joy comes in the morning, and our greatest joy will come in the dawn of the morning when we will be in the presence of the Lord with our loved ones that preceeded us

  39. Charles E. O'Day, Jr. says:

    thanks for the verses for I just lost my last grandfather and these verses will be great comfort may the All-Father bless thee

  40. Jasmine says:

    These verses are wonderful and indeed uplifting. I’m still doing my best to cope with the loss of my boyfriend. His friend told me the news last Sunday and until now, my emotions are still raw and although there are so many questions, confusions and even painful emotions, I know that God has a reason for everything. I may have felt angry but that’s only because it all happened so suddenly. The feeling of losing someone that became a part of you, is like losing a part of myself too. But despite of that, God’s word thru these verses will serve as a healing guide for me to slowly get through the hard time im experiencing right now. Thank you for sharing. God bless you.

  41. Alex says:

    I just lost my mom to cancer 2 days ago. When I was driving home, it started snowing gently and I felt a comfort. The next day I checked the internet for grief scriptures and this site was the first site I came across, and what do you know, there is snow falling in the background.

    • Lynn says:

      Alex, I find it is often just the little, subtle things that impact us when we need encouragement the most. Praise God that you were comforted by this and know that He loves you!

  42. Sarah says:

    Just lost my 23 year old brother in a bad accident while he was on his way to see my sister who is in ICU.. I look at these verses every single day. Such comfort, thank you.

  43. Lee36 says:

    Lost my mom a year ago, uncle in july, and another uncle last Thursday, overwhelmed with death, Christmas is next week started feeling sad and missing my mom, searched 4 grief scriptures and found these, grief is such a journey

  44. Elise says:

    Good day all, 11 days ago my cousin took his own life. I cannot begin to describe the incredible pain, I feel right now but I’m sure each and eveyone one of you on this site can relate.

    Thank you for the encouraging verses and may I please ask that you remember his family in your prayers.

    God Bless you all.

    Elise

    • Lynn says:

      Elise, my heart breaks for you and your family. Lord, you are the God of all comfort. Be with Elise and her entire family as they grieve the loss of her cousin. Wrap your arms around them and give them that peace that surpasses understanding as they deal with all the “whys” associated with this tragedy. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

  45. Mike says:

    My father passed this morning Christmas day. He had a stoke on Dec. 13. He is now at rest.
    Thanks for sharing GOD’S word.

  46. Matheus says:

    I read many comments here about terrible and so sad situations. Mine isn’t about an actual physical death. But rather a spiritual death. I have been so far from my spiritual self that it’s been literally dead. I have become a much worse person than I was, depression is chasing me and I have been able to dodge it all. But for how long will that be the case? How much more pain will I allow myself to cause to others and myself?… I’m calling for a revival. Pray for me my brothers. My soul is wheeping and crying. I need to find my way back into a state of absolute peace. Please my brothers pray for me. The Bible says a pray can move mountains. I love u all. Matt from Brazil.

    • Lynn says:

      Matt, I continue to think about you as you journey with God to find that “peace that surpasses understanding”.

    • Nicole says:

      There’s a sond that says “I need the prayers of those I love.” God certainly heard your cry for spiritual help. I have heard as well as others. Remember God cares and loves you too Matt.

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  48. Dedee McLeod says:

    I am a youth director and our community is trying to re-coup after a tragic loss of a well-loved 17 year old. I am using your words today with my youth group to help them understand grief AND to know that His word is where we can find answers!

    Thank you!!!

  49. Bobbi says:

    I just lost my husband on December 28th 2014. It was sudden and unexpected. These verses have helped me a little. I’m just now thinking about maybe going to church again. I haven’t been there in about 15 years. My husband always told me that in time I will find peace and be able to go back. Maybe this is my time. But thank you very much for sharing these.

  50. mma says:

    All these personal experiences bring some sort of light amidst the darkness am in right now, the verses speak hope and strength to me maybe at the point of reading it, afterwards I slip back into my agony and despair, am really having a hard time even speaking out my darkness because I feel like it will make it real due to the fact that I haven’t accepted even the possibility nor it’s reality, Kay Washington’s (AL) story is so similar, we are about same age, maybe we can share and relate to our situations. I hope God will shine HIS light in you and help you see that no sorrow is a waste to HIM. I feel like a hippocrate telling you these since I cannot take these words to my own heart. If you like to read, these books have been taken my mind off sad thoughts, A STRAY DROP OF BLOOD AND IN THE FIELD OF GRACE.

  51. Adrienne Greene says:

    I lost my grandma on Monday. She passed away suffering stage 4 cancer! It was spreading fast throughout her body. She was tired! She told my husbnad & i that she was going on home Monday…& she did. As much as i miss her i know she is free from pains and she is in God’s hands! These scriptures are extremely helpful! Thank you!

  52. Gwen says:

    I am a widow; my beloved husband died of sudden cardiac arrest 2yrs and 2 mons ago. I am a believer and trust Jesus Christ to lead me though this horrible time of sorrow. My husband was my only love, my best friend and a fine Christian man. He was 65 when he died. I am ‘stuck’ in grief, I think as I have so many sad times and I cry very often. I miss being a wife; spending days with my husband and thinking of our past life. We were married for 43 yrs and I am so missing him. Thank you for the scriptures of comfort. I have read them from my bible many times but they are always a reminder that a great day is coming when we who believe will be in heaven with our loved ones.

    • Lynn says:

      I am so very sorry for your loss, Gwen. I pray that you will indeed be comforted by God’s promises in scripture. He will never leave us or forsake us. I pray that God will comfort you and strengthen you during this time.

  53. Tenika says:

    Prayers for the Wright Family as they are currently grieving the loss of the head of the family due to Cancer. He was A Father, A Grandfather, A Great Grand Father and A Great Man!

  54. Judy says:

    Greetings in Jesus Name. My beautiful 4 year old nephew and his 6 year old friend drowned on the
    26/12/2014. Thank you for the versus. Please pray for their parents, grandparents and our family as it gets harder as the days go by.

    • Lynn says:

      I am heart sick to hear of such a tragedy. Lord, I cannot imagine the grief both of these families are facing in the loss of their precious children. I know You are always in control, but so often “Why?” is a question we cry out when we don’t understand such pain. Lord, comfort the families and may they draw close to You during this heart-wrenching time. Amen.

  55. Courtni says:

    I find the verse about the waters very comforting. My grandma passed away on the 2nd of Jan and about a week before that she wanted to make sure everyone was saved and knew jesus. She was sitting with my grandpa and told him that night she could feel everything leaving her body and hear the waters. My grandpa asked her what waters and she replied with the waters that were going to take her away. She had told my aunt (whose husband passed away just a little over a year ago) that my uncle was coming to get her. My grandma was a christian lady, the only person n ive ever known to have such a pure heart and soul. My grandma was ready. She knew she was going to be with God. I know she is truly better off but I have struggled with her loss.

  56. On Mission says:

    Thank you for these wonderful verses!

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  58. Ann says:

    These are wonderful…thank you. My mom has dementia and is now in hospice as she had a stroke a few days ago. I made the decision to give her the gift to die with dignity rather than as a shell of a person in a wheel chair hooked up to tubes. Hardest decision ever, and I found these passages extremely soothing, calming, and validating while I grieve. Thank you thank you thank you!

  59. Beverley says:

    Thank you for this, following quite a sad childhood of longing for a sister, I finally met my sister 25 years ago. We were so close and I loved her immensely. Sadly she died three weeks ago and was buried yesterday. I’m struggling even as a believer baptized with the Holy Spirit. I get random morbid thoughts. Of her in the ground. Was searching and found your blog. It is very helpful. And those of you whom are going through loss, I totally get it. May God give you all some peace. X 😦

  60. Ramya Somuri says:

    Thank you

  61. Alexandra says:

    I’ve been wanting to look up scriptures for a while now and i came across this site. i am so thankful i did. i am 17 years old and lost my baby over a month ago due to miscarriage. it is still very hard on my boyfriend (19 years) and i because we were already adjusted to the new idea of us being parents. being 15 weeks pregnant it was hard to tell the sex but it was most likely a boy. knowing that brings us closer to him and choosing a name does too. I’ve been feeling a pull to look up scriptures and that i need to reconnect with God because i know that he is here for me and my boyfriend. i hope that you can pray for us to have strength and to have closure. i also hope for all of you to have strength and may God be with you. Rest in Peace, baby Aiden. mommy and daddy love you so much xo

  62. Jacob says:

    I am supposed to give a message at my youth group about not letting sorrow run your life and how you need to rejoice in the name of the lord and lay all of your problems down on to the lord. But I’m 15 and I have been a little scared so I thought to myself “well its said that Jesus Christ himself will never give you to much in life that you can not handle”. So I decide to at least try to take up this challenge that was handed, and because of all of these passages I have my testimony on not letting sorrow run our lives’. So to he man and or women who has taken the time to help and give knowledge to us who want to receive it thank you and god bless your soul.

  63. Gbemi says:

    just lost my aunt and closest neighbor who died nine months pregnant. We lost both her and her baby after waiting on the Lord for 15years of marriage. It’s hard to deal with. These passages are helping.
    I can’t stop wondering or asking questions. I know God is on it. I trust he will heal our heart. It’s hard to deal with. Pls pray for our family this trying period.

    • Lynn says:

      How tragic! Lord, I honestly do not know how to pray but I know that You are groaning and interceding on behalf of this family now. Fill them with your peace. Comfort them in the midst of their sorrow. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  64. Tessie says:

    Wow how heart rendering to read all these messages of loss. I lost my dad 18 November 2013. I have peace because I know I will see him again, because he died in Christ. I came upon this site looking for scriptures to encourage my friend who lost her husband 2 months ago. I will remember you in my prayers as well. God bless. Oh before I go R.I.P. stands for RESURRECTION IN PROGRESS. Our loved ones will stand up again.

  65. Grace Roberts says:

    I father went to the Lord on the 16th January 2015.he was Gods warrior. .he encouraged us too seek the lord and now he is no more.he departure shocked us all to the core.we know he is in a better place but the pain of not seeing him, hearing his voice is too much..someone pray 4 me and all my family members

  66. Austin A. says:

    My dad’s wife passed away yesterday. They’d been together for 22 years and she died so suddenly and so tragically after being only ill for two days. My dad had rushed her to the hospital, hoping to get her admitted when the doctors said she’d gone already. He is currently having kidney problems and is to undergo a surgery next month. It was a crushing blow to him, losing her like that. When I heard the news I was shocked and called him but he didn’t answer immediately, when he did eventually the sorrow and grief in his voice brought me to tears and overwhelmed me. Why, why, why, he’d asked. Why had God let this happen he asked again and again. She was a good woman and he had loved her very much. I cried for a long time after speaking with him and woke up this morning to get some comfort from the scriptures. I found this website, the amazing article and the incredibly helpful comments. I thank you all very much and will share the verses and experiences of you all here with him, so he can heal. But most importantly, I will pray for God to strengthen us all, today and everyday.

    • Lynn says:

      Austin,
      I pray that you will encourage your father and your family by sharing scripture with them and remaining faithful to the One Who loves us and is in control.

  67. Carina says:

    Thank you 🙂

  68. Deborah says:

    I lost my Mum on 22nd April at 3am. She had been in hospital a week & a few days before they were going to discharge her. I have 5 brothers, a sister, in-laws & my Dad, all of us grieving. My Mum & Dad had been married 62 years & she died holding my Dad’s hand. These scripture verses help, thank you. My Mum was a Christian as am I.

  69. Omini says:

    I received news of my elder brother’s death in Nigeria. I am devastated!

  70. Jonathan Heath says:

    Today is Father’s Day and I had grew to dislike this special holiday. When everyone else is celebrating their fathers and how important their fathers are to them, me and other people are grieving our fathers, (for the ones that’s like me, who father has died, unfortunately), or for the ones who never KNEW their fathers. But To God Be The Glory for placing in someone’s heart to post these encouraging scriptures up. Because I had develop a strong dislike for this holiday. And it also makes me sad, because my father got called on Home To Glory from the time I was 6yrs old. Even though I’m 25yrs old now, I have a huge family. My twin and I are the babies of our family and unlike my siblings, we don’t have as many memories of our father like they do, because they’re all grown. But I’m learning that Our Heavenly Father is a better father to have, because He sees all and knows all. And He’s a better protector and provider. (No pun intended)

  71. Brandi says:

    It’s 3am and I once again find myself awake with a tear soaked pillow. By the light of my IPhone I read the Word and the words of so many who are grieving and know I am not alone. On June 2, 2015 we lost out 7-week old son to SIDS, our pain is so deep, without the reminder of Gods promises to us I would not be able to make it through this. Thank you all for helping me tonight and I pray for you all to find peace.

    • Lynn says:

      Brandi, my step-niece lost her precious Twyla five years ago to SIDS. Our family know some of what you are going through. There are MANY support groups for families who have been affected by SIDS and I encourage you to seek them out. Let your church family rally around you as well. Lord, I pray for Brandi today and ask that you put your comforting arms around her at this time. Allow her to experience that peace that surpasses understanding. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

  72. Kim says:

    I just loss my cousin June 16, we were real close and the scriptures really helped me a lot thank you so much ❤

  73. Bendu says:

    Many thanks for these words. My mother passed away in 2007 and my dad passed in 2009. Being the only child for my mother, I continue to greive. I am seeking the comfort of Jesus Christ for help, Grace and comfort.

  74. erica says:

    thank you for this post, I just loss my brother today and I am so sad. these scriptures really helped. god bless you.

  75. Melody says:

    I lost a dear friend from a heart attack yesterday but after reading the scripts and what people shared in the comments, I’ve realized that we are miraculous mammals and there are still good people left in this world. we can grieve, cope and somehow move on. God never gives us things we can’t handle. I miss you Helen but I hope to see you someday smiling again. thank you for creating this page, bless all of you.

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  77. Travis says:

    My sweet wife died 3 months ago. I needed this tonight. Thank you.

  78. Maddie says:

    I lost my dearest mother/best friend on October 28, 2014. She was 79 years old. The pain was so immense. She had been sick for a year and at the end, she passed in her sleep from congestive heart failure. If it wasn’t for the Word of God and His scriptures, I really could not bare the pain. I miss her wonderful smile and hugs she always had for me when I would see her, even when she didn’t have the strength. What I loved so much and remember with hope, is when I gave her a hug and kiss goodbye, I’d say, “I’m going to leave you alone for a little while, I will see you later”. My dear mother replied, “I will not be alone, God is with me.” The scriptures are so helpful – thank you.

  79. Michael says:

    Journal 7/1/15

    “Because of this, I will know how to come along someone and truly grieve…..it is impossible to truly feel what someone is really feeling when it is their grief…you have to go the place you grieved your worst…go there with high courage…wait for Him….He is right there, but you have to slow down long enough to wait and wait, and wait again….right there long enough for the other person’s sake, long enough to even get close to what they are grieving…..at that moment maybe, just maybe you can share even 10% of their grief and say “I understand” with any real true feeling and conviction.”

  80. Thank a lot for this post.

    It is Comforting to be in the Lord always, especially in times of loss of friend or family member.

    Bless your heart Lynn!

  81. Cynthia says:

    Thank you so much for posting these scriptures. My husband and I were expecting our first baby but had a miscarriage two weeks ago today. This has been a really difficult time for us. Although I am hopeful that the Lord will bless us with more children, my heart is so broken over the loss of this baby. We were 10 weeks at the time, so we didn’t know the gender. However I do know that we have a precious baby that will be waiting on us in heaven. I know that God is going to get us through this and restore our joy, and these scriptures are a perfect reminder of His love, promises, and faithfulness. Thank you again and I pray that God blesses each and every one of you.

  82. Sam says:

    Thank you so much for the encouraging scripture. My wife passed on two and half months ago. We were expecting our second born, she was 4 months expectant. After her death I came to learn it was to be a daughter. We had been trusting God and praying for one since our first and only child left is a son, 6 year old. It has been a difficult time for me coping with this loss while at the same time ensuring am there for my son. Initially I thought I was strong but with each passing day I am afraid am getting weaker. I just came across your page and right now am feeling better. Reading all the stories shared here I feel encouraged that God will see my son and I through this painful life-changing experience. God bless you and God bless everyone who has cared to share their story here.

    • Lynn says:

      Sam, thank-you for sharing your story here. I offer my sincerest condolences for your great loss.

      Dearest Lord, I lift before you Sam and his young son as they grieve the loss of Sam’s wife and baby daughter. I am thankful that Sam is finding strength in Your Words, Lord. I pray that You will surround him with Your comfort and draw family and friends to him so he can feel the love of community during this difficult time. Raise up his son to grow in maturity and stature and help Sam be the father You would want him to be. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  83. Rato says:

    Exactly 4 months ago I lost my beloved father to a heart attack. We were really close and very like-minded. I’m a believer & have struggled with the pain every single day. It feels like every single piece of my heart has been shredded. I had great plans for him as I ‘m an academic still-wanted to spoil him rotten after I graduated. I thank God because He has managed to comfort me every single day-the verses on this page have really helped a great deal. Thank you very much,may God bless you abundantly.

  84. katrina says:

    I am felling very sorry.

  85. Sarah says:

    I found out a couple hours ago I lost my cousin. She was only 25 and very healthy. I’m still not sure what happened. We weren’t really close but she was family. I loved her and continue to love her. She used to make mini pancakes for my sister and I and we would sit and talk about life and horses and how much she wanted to settle down and get married.I’m desperately searching for comfort tonight. I’ve called two friends and haven’t stopped crying since 1am this morning. I miss you already Maggie xo

  86. Gretchen says:

    As tears streamed down my face, I googled “scripture verses for those who are grieving” and came across this link. I clicked on it and began reading feverishly as a well of tears and emotion continued to pour out. I lost my beloved mother and best friend to cancer on August 6th 2015 and I have not been the same since. It’s hard to really talk to others that have not experienced this level of loss, so I constantly recite scriptures to get me through. My heart is heavy and sobs are deep but I know the Lord will help me get back on my feet.
    Thank you for these scriptures. As I read them through teary eyes I heard the Lord telling me it was gonna be alright.

    • Brittainy says:

      Gretchen I too lost my mother & best friend to pancreatic cancer on 7/11/15. I found this post while at work one day while my school kids were napping. I was feeling down & I needed a little pick-me-up. I know all too well what you’re going through. It’s rough for me especially since I have no siblings. I’ve moved back home to be a support to my dad but it’s still hard for us both. Just try to remember the good times you’ve shared with her & remember that it is ok to cry. It’s ok to cry when you think of her 10 years from now too. Carrying around a picture of my mom helps too. I also have a picture of us framed in my classroom. My school kids ask about her all the time. Sometimes it even makes me feel better to talk about her. We are all different so mourn how you see fit. Take all the time you need to heal & remember God’s got you!

  87. Christian (In The Crowd) McGillis says:

    Although my faith was not tested after the loss of three family members — two in one day — all of separate events….the loss of my twenty-three year old cousin to a fatal car accident, mere hours after his birthday, came as a huge shock and as utter distress to our family. I was able to, not only read the scriptures here and now, but, take note of them for future reference; and to use as a comfort for my loved ones, also dealing with these devastating losses. Thank you for taking the time to prepare this list for those of us looking to find comfort in times of grief.

  88. Carolyn Michael says:

    Thank you so much for sharing this! A family in our church lost their 15 year old son in a car accident a month ago. 5 of us have committed to pray for them daily for at least the first year. 1500 people came to the visitation and 1200 to the funeral. Our youth group has grown from 200 to 350 because of the faith of this young man. God has been working it to the good since the start but we want to support them in prayer. I am a big believer in praying scripture back to God and inserting the names of those I am praying for. Scripture is God’s will so it is powerful to pray it back to Him! Thank you for sharing these verses. We meet to pray tomorrow night and I will share this with our group.
    THANK YOU!! God BLESS you!

  89. Leah Kutukwa says:

    August 22, 2015 A part of me was taken away , my Husband ..he was hit by a car and died on spot..so painful..still not able to accept..my kids allso in pain..thanks for the verses..I pray I get strength to pray and read them daily..hope to meet my husband again in heaven…its not easy its like a dream…too painful!!!

    • Lynn says:

      Leah, my heart weeps for your loss. Dear Lord, please draw close to Leah and her children during this most difficult time. Cover them with your Protection and lead them to other believers who will be their comfort and support as well. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

    • Peter says:

      I am so sorry. I understand you because my sister lost her husband on 16 October 2016 after just 6 months of marriage and I am hurting for her. We lost our mother in December 2014 and it was too soon for this.

      • Leah Kutukwa says:

        Praying for you Peter its not easy ..it is a mission am sorry for your loss and sisters too. Very painful..I am yet to understand why we meet to part..I always feel its better for both of us to go same time…the pain is unbearable ..always in tears and trying hard to come in terms that he is gone..mmmmm the wound is ever fresh and heart torn apart.. so many questions mmm I pray god gives us the strength to soldier on!!!

  90. Georgia says:

    Thank you for this posting. I have a dear friend that is facing losing his dad any day now and due to circumstances beyond his control, he can’t make it home to be at his dad’s side. Please remember him in your prayers as he goes through this time of loss with his dad. I feel I need to share that my friend also suffers from PTSD and I’m concerned that this may trigger some flashbacks from when he was in the Army. Thanks in advance for your prayers. I’m sending these scriptures on to him with lots of prayers hoping that he will find comfort in them.

  91. Tracy says:

    i lost my precious husband of 32 years on October 9, 2015. It was unexpected because he was doing so well. He had been very ill for over a year but was doing better than ever. He had both hands amputated, both legs amputated, lost his eyesight and was on dialysis. But he was a joy & inspiration to everyone he met. My heart is broken but I look forward to being reunited with him one day. These verses really helped me. 💜

  92. Marilyn says:

    I truly appreciate these verses. My brother passe away on October 12 and I had to travel several hundred miles to take care of final arrangements. I am the last one left in my family. My parents, sister, grandparents, aunts and uncles are all gone. I mourn for the loss of my brother but also for not having anyone to share common early memories with. I know I’m not alone in this situation and look to God for comfort, strength, and grace.

  93. lyndzie says:

    Praying for all those who posted. Thankful for finding this site. I lost my mom and best friend on November 1st. I have 4 children and a niece that she was raising that I am now taking over in raising. She had ovarian cancer and battled courageously for over a year. The kids were all close to their abuela grandmother in Spanish. I pray for the strength to be strong for them, but I am taking it hard myself. Please pray for my family. I am trusting in our saviour to get us through this and to give me the strength to show them that anything is possible through Jesus. This feels so unreal. The scriptures were very helpful. God Bless!

  94. Donna Wimer says:

    Lynn. Your post continues to offer hope and comfort for those in the grip of grief. I just lost my 44 year old son this last Friday, November 6, 2015. I am thankful that I found your post and these scriptures to meditate upon which will pull me through this dark period.

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  96. Lungile says:

    I lost my only daughter who was killed at varsity in September the pain im going through is unberable but since i saw your site im getting stronger one day at a time.Please put in your prayers guys I like the page.Kindly send me encouraging verses everytime

  97. Lori says:

    I am greiving the loss of an ex, who died on Christmas Day last year. I am just finding out about it and I am having the hardest time. I’ve been to his grave for closure and keep going back. How do I let go….
    Thankful for this page, I think it will be comforting.

    • Katerina says:

      Hi Lori.
      I can relate to you a litle bit. My boyfriend was murdered a little over a month ago and it’s the hardest thing I have ever been through. I’m sending prayers your way and hope that in time things will get easier for you.

  98. afcrocks99 says:

    I lost a friend just 2 months ago and had a very hard time with it! He was only 13… These verses were very encouraging! Thank you so much!

  99. Jillian Jackson says:

    These verses have really helped me tonight. I have been thinking about my mom all day. I lost my mom 2 years ago on November 7, 2013 to a major heart attack in her sleep. I was only 11 when she passed away. I went into foster care for 6 months and then my nana got full custody over me. Well this week my nana went to get a mammogram done and 3 hours later they called back and asked her to come in on the 24 of this month because she had an abnormal spot on her breast and they want to check and make sur that it is not breast cancer. I can’t afford to lose her. She means the world to me. Please pray for us in this difficult time. Thank You!

  100. Ray says:

    My wife and I will pray for you and your loss, but mostly at this time of year when we look to each other to thank GOD for giving his son to us at this time of the year…..GOD bless you always

  101. Debbie says:

    Thank you for these passages. Last year was a tough year for my family. We lost both my brother and his wife to cancer. They were 53 years of age. They left 2 beautiful children who turned 24 this year. Recently, we lost my uncle, who died from the same cancer that took my brother. We are not only mourning these losses but also the loss of our family connection. I keep telling myself it’s a generational thing but not sure if that’s the case. I pray that my niece and nephew will initiate communication with us. My parents and I currently initiate contact. I know they are struggling with the loss of their parents but they seem to forget we lost a son and a brother and are trying to navigate our way through the grief.

  102. Andre says:

    Hi Lynn, thank you very much for this post. These scriptures have been a great source of encouragement for me today. In June last year, my mother passed away very suddenly following some complications after surgery. She was only 47 years old and I was her only child. My mother and I were extremely close, I have always found it hard to be very close to people, so she was the one person I trusted the most. Following her death I was moving house with my wife and this provided a lot of distraction for me. As well as this, I had just started a new job and was extremely busy at work, this forced me not to really think about what had just happen, I couldnt really come to terms with it, I am still yet to visit her grave following the funeral. I had 2 weeks off work in December, and this was the first time I really reflected on the fact that I will never see my mum on earth again. I have been extremely grumpy this week and completely unmotivated to do anything. But this post has really encouraged me and reminded me that God’s will is not our will, he has a perfect plan that will eventually be revealed to us. I would like to encourage everybody that is mourning the loss of somebody close, God will never leave us, as scary and dark as it seems now, somehow all of this will work out for your good.

    I wish you all a Happy New Year!
    Andre

    • Mickey says:

      Your post was very helpful. My dad died June 17, 2016 and I am really hurting. I want to understand why God didn’t give my dad a miracle. Why did He take him? I am not mad with God, I just want to know why. I do believe that God always has a plan for us. I just want to know why He took my dad, or did my dad want to be with the Lord? Your last sentence touched me. Thank you…… Mickey

  103. Falana says:

    Lynn –
    Thank you so much for being obedient to GOD and creating this site. I lost my Dad on December 16, 2015 and it has been a very difficult transition. I took care of him for the last four years of his life, but really pretty much since 1990. He was a Korean and Vietnam War Vet and no doubt some of his multiple illnesses were a result of his service. But I thank GOD so much that I was obedient in 2012 – took my Dad to church with me and at the age of 81 he gave his life to CHRIST – which provides comfort knowing that he is with the LORD. My brother, who was also a believer, died in 2008. I’m also taking care of my Mom whom, the doctors have made an informal diagnosis of dementia. But through all of this I have chosen to trust GOD – even though I find myself crying at times uncontrollably – I know GOD is there…. Blessings…

  104. Josh says:

    Thank you very much for this post!

  105. Antoinette says:

    Thank you so much for these. My aunt just passed earlier this morning. I found these scriptures online and I’m thankful I did. It’s a blessing in the midst of everything going on at home right now. I’ve also shared them with my younger sister; hopefully they’ll bring her some comfort as they are doing for me. God Bless you.

  106. Mart says:

    This summer my dear Mother passed from Death unto Life.
    When I think of our families’ anguish at missing her – there are no words.
    But God is Greater!
    The God of Heaven and His promises and redemption through Jesus His Son is the only thing that gives peace – miraculous peace. When I think about what God has done for us to redeem us from our own sin so we can be with him in Heaven eternally. How He is so wonderful to give us a loved one like the one He gave us. What good thing will he hold back from us that wait upon Him? He is so Good! and I am so grateful. He is worthy to be praised!!

    John 5:24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.
    Philippians 4:7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
    Isaiah 40:31 But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
    Psalm 77:12-14King James Version (KJV)
    12 I will meditate also of all thy work, and talk of thy doings.
    13 Thy way, O God, is in the sanctuary: who is so great a God as our God?
    14 Thou art the God that doest wonders: thou hast declared thy strength among the people.
    Psalm 18:3 I will call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies.

  107. Cindy Romney-Singh says:

    I’ve lost my husband a year and 4 months ago and today would have been his 49th birthday our union produced three girls I woke up so crushed and sad , so I’ve decided to turned to God’s word as I always been doing at times when I down like this so I googled scriptures for comfort in times of death so I read thru all that was listed and I must say I am feeling much better than when I awoke I thank God for his word because his word has done wonders for me especially during after and presently after my great lost!

  108. ferida says:

    I lost my precious son Khalil Lucas last December 3, 2015 of SIDS. he is only 7 months and brought great joy and hope to the family. i just quit my job. i’m a pre school teacher and i just can’t continue seeing kids everyday and being reminded of my own son. me and my husband are active Christians and been faithful to the Lord. it’s really devastating and brought us to a great shock. it’s been a roller coaster ride for me since then. sometimes i’m super happy thinking my son is already with our Savior and sometimes i’m in great pain. but thank u to for compiling this verses. i can get through each day because of God’s words and comfort.

  109. sipho mazanga says:

    This is the best site and may GOD in capital letters be with you

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  112. Soneni says:

    Thanks, I was looking for scriptures to comfort me and draw me closer to God and stop asking the question WHY. I lost my 18 months granddaughter through drowning on 27 March 2016. I am struggling to come to terms with her departure. May God bless you all.

  113. Roxana says:

    I’ve lost hope . My grief has now 3 years , my cousin and my dad were my legs and my arms .
    I have never felt so lonely . I don’t love , I care but I rarely love but I loved this 2 people so much .
    I have never been in so much pain .
    Life was ok , now it’s just a dark desert .
    I have nothing . Nothing .

    • Lynn says:

      Roxana, your words are so raw with emotion. There is really only One Person you can trust and turn to at this time. Seek God with all your heart, mind, soul and strength. He is the Great Comforter. I pray that you will have someone near who will be the “hands” and “feet” of Jesus for you at this time.

      Father, I ask that You comfort Roxana in Your arms right now. Surround her with Your Love. Let Her feel Your presence! In Jesus’ Name, Amen!

      • Roxana says:

        thank you Lynn

      • Yvette says:

        Thank u for sharing. I know im not alone. God called my mom go.e 11/23/15 and my heart aches so much.i just miss her so much. I am a believer and i know it was Gods plan..his time. I keep praying Gods comfort and strength because i miss her so very much. Its so much pain..still.
        I trust God and i know he wants me to place,all that I struggle with to him in faith…

  114. annonymous says:

    These last two years have been very difficult. I went through a very tough pregnancy with lots of complications, then my daughter and i both almost lost our lives during her delivery. Thankfully we survived but the recovery was brutal. I struggled over a year with PTSD and also had a lot of trouble physically healing from the delivery, My emergency c-section scar is still not totally healed (its been over 2 years since her birth) and i also had to have testing to check for kidney failure and thyroid issues resulting from complications. My husband and i then started going threw the adoption process with a local christian agency and it was a total nightmare, they told us our home was too ugly and no birth family would accept us, note we just finished a full remodel of the house so everything was brand spankin new! The only thing left was to finish remodeling our 70s looking kitchen, but to our social worker it was unacceptable to have an “ugly” fully functioning kitchen. After jumping threw many many many hoops we left the agency. We decided that we would go the foster care route since we had always talked about wanting to do that anyway. March 2016 we were ready to start our foster care classes when suddenly my grandfather died march 5th, so we spent the next week with family and doing all that goes along with the death of a loved one…just as we were all starting to heal from that and return to a somewhat normal routine again my grandma suddenly died almost exactly a month later. That threw our family for a loop. It was unexpected and we have all had a horrible time trying to get what needs to be done, done because we are just at a loss for words. Needless to say we did not take our foster parent classes this spring. We will wait till this fall and hopefully start fostering soon after. My point is that even when it seems absolutely nothing is going well and you’ve lost extremely loved and important people in your life that you can still keep going. Not every day is easy and i will admit that through the last 2 years i have had many moments of feeling like i have hit rock bottom. But you have to always keep trying, keep going forward and never stop praying! This monday is the burial service for both my grandparents, none of us are looking forward to it because it brings all the grief back to the surface again. But to hopefully ease the pain my cousin and i are purchasing single carnations for each family member, and on each carnation we are writing a verse of encouragement for those mourning, as we lay each flower on the caskets of my grandparents we are hoping it brings some peace to our family that they are gone but we will see them again. After that we are having a BBQ, hopefully a time of fun and celebration of thier lives. This will hopefully be a step towards healing and rebuilding our hurting family, and even though we have to say good bye to those we love our lives still are left to live, and we need to live them as best we can jumping over hurtles, over coming anything that holds us back and living for God. For me and my family this means as we go forward with becoming foster parents we can show the love our grandparents had for us by extending that love to our foster kids. And that wonderful love our grandparents had for us was the Love they learned by being close to God and accepting Jesus Christ. “For God so loved the world that He gave his only son, so that who ever believes in him shall not perish but have ever lasting life” John 3:16

  115. Yvette says:

    Thank God for leading me to this site. I am thankful for the reminders of his promises to us…God called my mom home 11/23/15 and today was very tough. I came back from vacation and unlike in fhe past i couldn’t run over to moms,and tell her all about it and share… i miss my mom so vety much. As a believer i keep praying God gives me comfort peace strength and his peace…i know it was Gods plan and time for my mom to go home.
    with him….but God knows its so hard

    • annonymous says:

      I know that feeling all too well, my grandmother has only been gone 2 months but i often find myself seeing something or reading something and thinking “oh! i will have to write a letter to grandma and tell her about that!…oh….she’s in heaven…” grandma and i lived in the same town and yet we both so loved the personal touch of hand writing letters to each other that we most often communicated threw letters! Unfortunately the cost of postage to mail grandma letters all the way to heaven would be outrageous, so I try my best to remember the good times and if i need to cry then to just let it out! I miss my pen pal terribly, selfishly, i wish i could have her back but i do know that where she is now is far better then anything anyone could ever dream of! and i know with out a doubt that some day i will see her again! It is often hard to remember that God is here no matter what, during the worst tragedies, during our darkest time in life, during all the bad things that happen in the world. God is there, and all it takes is us opening our hearts to Him. There will always be tragedies, hard times, and bad things. We live in a fallen world full of sin, but God has an amazing free gift to every single person who opens their heart up to Him! No matter what kind of hard time any one is facing, be it loss of a loved one, depression, abuse or just going threw a rough patch in life. God is there and he welcomes you and no matter what you have done or haven’t done he will forgive you! Even when mankind keeps judging you for the same wrong thing, if you have asked God for forgiveness he forgives you!

      I know i got a little off topic, Grief is so hard to deal with, but i felt led to touch on other aspects of sadness. I am so glad i found this website, reading all these other posts has made me feel less alone in my grief, and at least for me when i feel less alone i get more strength and hopefully can help hold up others who are going threw grief or hard times as well. Yvette- i am so sorry to hear about your moms passing, but know that shes in a fabulous place (even better then your vacation!) and someday you WILL see her again and you can tell her everything! Know that your not alone, i pray you continue to find more healing and can find your self feeling less grief.

      And i pray for all those who have posted here that you all find peace and can be the light for someone who may be going threw a though time. i also pray to those who read these posts that if your having a hard time to tell someone, talk about it or find some help. everyone needs love and support, God is always here and will always be here. pray pray pray, find hope, find faith, find support, and if possible try to find a little bit of humor each day.

      • Yvette says:

        Thank you so much for posting your reply with words of encouragement and reminders of my Heavenly Father

  116. Melody Dean says:

    Thank you very much I’m mourning the loss of my only child to suicide it’s been nearly 4 years but I still can’t come to terms with it,having everything in one place to read to read is a comfort

  117. Meghan says:

    Thank you for this. I read all the scriptures and all of the stories and knowing I’m not alone with feeling as I do. God is our savior thank you Jesus I pray for peace for all going through such tough times as I am. Butterfly kisses to heaven to all of our loved ones. Peace be with you

  118. Dikeledi says:

    so educational

  119. Jchain says:

    We lost our Father, the patriarch of our family yesterday. We are blessed that we had him until his passing on 08/01/2016 at the age of 98.
    Still, although my brothers and sister understand how the Lord has Blessed us for so many years, with our father’ presence we still find ourselves in deep mourning.
    We are trying to move forward and celebrate his wonderful life but, it’s still very very painful and we can’t understand why?

  120. Latisha Mitchell says:

    I’m in great needs for prayers, on July 14, 2015 I lost my nephew (my twin sisters son) to a terrible motorcycle accident, he was killed instantly. He had 2 babies on the way he never got a chance to meet, he was 20 yrs.old.Then March 23,2016 my 21 yr old son was in a tragic car accident, he stayed in ICU for nearly a month and he passed on April 20,2016. he was my only son, he was my world & I’ve had a hard time dealing with it, he also has an 2 yr old son that he left behind. On top of that I got a divorce from my husband whom had several affairs, we separated March 2015 & our 1 yr anniversary was June 14,2015 & he was married again only 3 months after our divorce. I wonder how I’m still pushing but I know its cause God truly has me. So many times I wanted to give up but by the Grace of God I’m still here. I miss my son & nephew so bad. Reading these scriptures has really helped me today. Thank you

    • Lynn says:

      Latisha, I cannot begin to imagine the heartaches you are facing right now but Jesus groans and intercedes on our behalf and I believe He will hear your prayers when you cry out to Him.
      Lord, you hold Latisha and her family in the palm of your Hand. Give her a peace that she cannot understand and a hope that is eternal. Lord, love her through your people and let her feel your comfort at this most difficult of times. In Jesus’ Name, Amen!

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  122. coffeecupmama says:

    Thank you for sharing this. I just recently shared about our journey through miscarriages and so I very much appreciate your practical wisdom here. Bless you.

  123. Janine Musiime says:

    Thank you for the encouraging scriptures. My friend lost a 22 year boy and the pain was too much. I have sent her some scriptures and she is very grateful. God bless you

  124. Lisa says:

    Wow, this has hit a chord with many, many people ~ lots of comments and good life stories. Thank you.
    I was so glad to find this…most are scriptures that I know and have recited to others.
    My good friend lost her 13 year old in a recent accident. I am glad to be reminded of stages of grief; hopefully to help her through this. Our family is grieving, too. He was like a little brother. But also it is causing some to seek God and examine their eternal destination. For that I praise God. ♥

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  126. Shantel says:

    hello, I ask that you all pray for my dear friend who has lost her daughter at the age of 5 last November, as she had epilepsy, she was eating one of her favourite snacks but unfortunately had a seizure whilst eating, which led to a number of complications for her little body. It is almost her one year and things are not getting easier for my friend or her family. I only ask that you please keep her in your prayers and pass your physical, mental and spiritual strength onto her and her family. I want them to not only find comfort in themselves but to find comfort in God and to be comforted at the fact that he has risen little penelope to sleep along side our Lord Saviour. Life is not easy and is going to be full of doubts, anger, resent and love. But reading these scriptures have given me comfort in God’s plans. I only wish for my friend to feel the same

    • Lynn says:

      Lord God In Heaven, I pray for Penelope’s family as they continue to grieve her loss. May You be their comfort and their strength during this most difficult of times. Father, surround them with friends like Shantel who continues to pray for them and minister to them in the midst of their grief. Give Shantel the right words of comfort and a discerning listening ear when she speaks to her friend. Lord, we know You are the Author and Perfector of our faith. Your ways are not our ways, but we know You grieve and intercede on our behalf. Minister to this family through Your Church, Lord. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

  127. Antonia Frontera says:

    Thank you. This page has supported me in coping with my son Daniel’s death. I have tenacious faith and this is what keeps me going.

  128. Richard says:

    Absolutely amazing and uplifting scriptures..i found these scriptures very encouraging for me during my period of Great loss and good for encouraging others also. Tonight I will use them to encourage my neighbour who has lost her brother

  129. Shane Montejano says:

    Lynn, my friend lost her father about 10 months ago. She is taking it really hard, and can almost speak of nothing without bringing up his passing and how much it’s hurting her. His date of passing is near, and I fear her grief is consuming her. She’s angry at God for giving him cancer, and I’ve been trying to tell her basically what Lamentations 3:31-33 says. It seems to fall on deaf ears for she can see little past her loss. Have you any advice to try and make her bereavement not so over bearing?

    • Lynn says:

      Shane, if your friend is struggling with grief, it may take a year or more to go through the “stages” of grief. For some the journey is even longer. I am glad that you are a patient friend with a willingness to listen to her. If she is really struggling, encourage her to speak to her Pastor, or to someone who will give her wise counsel at this time.

  130. Sherry says:

    The love of my life died this morning in a car crash. I am beside myself with grief. Thanks for Gods word of hope and comfort.

    • Anonymous says:

      I am sorry for your loss, I know those words must feel empty since you’ve probably heard them at least a dozen times already. I know because that’s how I felt when my grandparents died almost a year ago. You’ll have hard day’s and less hard day’s. The greiving process isn’t easy or quick. It’s been almost a year for me and I still have hard days. Take time for yourself to be alone, take time to be with loved ones and take alot of time to read you Bible. At the burial for my grandparents my sister wanted to do a balloon release, all of us write on a balloon and we release them all at the same time. I’ll admit I thought the idea sounded silly… But on my balloon I wrote ” I’ll see you again someday” . Death is goodbye for now….While they are in heaven saying ” I’ll wait for you!” Just in the last year and a half I have both grandparents, a great uncle, great aunt , an uncle and my miscarried baby all waiting in heaven for me when God calls me home…I have many hard days but just keep going one day one hour one minute at a time and you will start to heal. And always remember you are not alone! And sometimes a ” silly” balloon release doesn’t seem so silly, you may be surprised how you feel a bit better for the moment after writing a message for a loved one. I hope in time you heal, in the mean time take comfort in knowing you’re not alone.

  131. Charlene McCorn says:

    Thank you so much for this post. From Dec. 7,2106-March 20,2017 my family lost both my parents, our last living grandparent, a 34 yr old cousin, a puppy and colleague(suicide). I am still numb and was looking for scriptures to help renew my faith and strengthen me as I try and help our family reorganize our “new normal”. Thank you so much. Sincerely, Charlene

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