It is very sad to have to say goodbye to someone we love due to their physical death. That much-appreciated person will no longer be by our side to be able to talk, laugh and share important moments with us. In such times, we can seek help from the bible.
We all go through times of grief and sadness. It is not bad nor is it a sin to feel sad and cry. Jesus also wept when told that Lazarus, one of his friends, had died (John 11:35). It is important and necessary to express what we feel in moments of sadness.
However, we must not allow sadness and mourning to take over our lives. If we give him the opportunity, God will dry our tears, comfort our hearts and put a smile back on our lips.
Here you will find a list of verses that will help you express what you feel and receive words of comfort during the time of mourning.
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, merciful Father and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulations so that, with the same comfort that we have received from God, we too can comfort all who suffer.
(2 Corinthians 1:3-4)
Bible verse for grieving widow
- Revelation 21:4-5a
2. Psalm 9:9
The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed; it is his stronghold in moments of anguish.
3. Psalm 10:17
You, Lord, listen to the request of the defenseless, give them encouragement and attend to their cry.
4. Psalm 147:3
(The Lord) restores the brokenhearted and covers their wounds with bandages.
5. Psalm 18:28
You, Lord, keep my lamp burning; You, my God, illuminate my darkness.
6. Psalm 56:8
Consider my cries; Record my crying in your book. Haven’t you got it written down?
7. Psalm 30:5
Because his anger lasts only a moment, but his kindness lasts a lifetime. If at night there is crying, in the morning there will be shouts of joy.
8. Psalm 61:1-2a
O God, hear my cry and attend to my prayer. From the ends of the earth I invoke you, for my heart faints…
9. Psalm 94:19
When in me the anguish was increasing, your consolation filled my soul with joy.
10. Psalm 34:18
11. Psalm 46:1
God is our shelter and strength, our sure help in times of distress.
12. Psalm 119:50
This is my consolation in the midst of pain: that your promise gives me life.
13. Isaiah 25:8
It will devour death forever; The Lord Almighty will wipe away the tears from all faces, and remove from all the earth the reproach of his people. The Lord himself has said it.
14. Ecclesiastes 3:1-4
Everything has its opportune moment; there is a time for everything that is done under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to harvest; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to destroy, and a time to build; a time to cry, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to jump for joy…
15. Matthew 5:4
Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.
16. Isaiah 41:10
So do not fear, because I am with you; do not worry, because I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my victorious right hand.
17. Isaiah 49:13
You heavens, shout for joy! Earth, rejoice! Mountains, break into song! Because the Lord comforts his people and has compassion on his poor.
18. Isaiah 57:1-2
The righteous perishes, nobody cares anymore; your faithful servants die, and no one understands that the righteous die because of evil. Those who walk the straight path die in peace; They find rest on their deathbed.
19. Lamentations 3:22-23
20. Lamentations 3:55-57
From the depths of the pit I invoked, Lord, your name, and you heard my prayer; you did not close your ears to my cry. I invoked you, and you came to me; “Fear not,” you told me.
21. Lamentations 3:49-50
My eyes will flood with tears, without ceasing and without consolation, until the Lord deigns to look at us from heaven.
22. Romans 12:15
Rejoice with those who are joyful; cry with those who cry.
23. 1 Corinthians 15:55-57
“Where is, oh die, your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?” The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thank God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ!
24. Psalm 23:4
Even if I go through dark valleys, I don’t fear any danger because you are by my side; your shepherd’s rod comforts me.
25. 1 Thessalonians 4:13-14
Brothers, we do not want you to be ignorant of what is going to happen to those who have already died, so that you do not become sad like those others who have no hope. Do we not believe that Jesus died and rose again? In the same way, God will resurrect with Jesus those who have died in union with him.
25. 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17
May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal consolation and good hope, encourage you and strengthen your hearts, so that both in word and deed you may do all that is good.
27. Hebrews 4:16
So let us confidently approach the throne of grace to receive mercy and find grace to help us in the moment we need it most.
28. 1 Peter 5:7
Cast all your anxiety on him, because he cares for you.
29. John 11:25-26
Then Jesus said to her: I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even if he dies; and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?
30. Matthew 11:28
31. John 14:1-3
Don’t be distressed. Trust God, and trust me too. In my Father’s home there are many dwellings; If it wasn’t, I would have already told you. I’ll make you a place. And, if I go and prepare it for you, I will come and take you with me. That way you guys can be where I am.
32. Romans 14:8
If we live, we live for the Lord; and, if we die, to the Lord we die. So whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord.
33. Romans 8:18
In fact, I consider that the present sufferings are nothing to compare with the glory that will be revealed in us.
34. Isaiah 40:1
Comfort, comfort my people! says his God.
35. Romans 8:38-39
For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither what is present nor what is to come, nor powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love that God has manifested us in Christ Jesus our Lord.
The death of his faithful has great value in the eyes of the Lord.