43+ Bible Verses About Grief and the Loss of a Loved One

Shaun Connell.
Last updated
September 7, 2023
Grief and Loss

Losing a loved one is one of life's most profound and heart-wrenching experiences. It's a journey marked by grief, sorrow, and longing. In this article, we offer solace and guidance through the wisdom of the Bible and the comforting words of Christian quotes.

You'll find a source of strength, hope, and understanding within these verses and quotes. With 47 Bible verses and 7 Christian quotes, we invite you to explore the profound wisdom and solace they offer in times of loss. Continue reading to discover the comforting messages and messages of faith that can help you navigate the challenging path of grief and losing a loved one.

What Does the Bible Say About Grief?

"Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted."

- Matthew 5:4

"The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit."

- Psalm 34:18

"He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds."

- Psalm 147:3

"For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us."

- Romans 8:18

"Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me."

- Psalm 23:4

"The righteous man perishes, and no one lays it to heart; devout men are taken away, while no one understands. For the righteous man is taken away from calamity."

- Isaiah 57:1

"Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning."

- Psalm 30:5

God's Comfort in Times of Loss

"But I do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning those who have fallen asleep, lest you sorrow as others who have no hope."

- 1 Thessalonians 4:13

"The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want."

- Psalm 23:1

"My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever."

- Psalm 73:26

"And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose."

- Romans 8:28

"Cast your burden on the Lord, and He shall sustain you; He shall never permit the righteous to be moved."

- Psalm 55:22

"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."

- Philippians 4:13

"The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms."

- Deuteronomy 33:27

Coping with Loss and Grief

"And Jesus wept."

- John 11:35

"The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in mercy."

- Psalm 103:8

Proverbs 3 5-6

"Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble."

- Matthew 6:34

"I sought the Lord, and He heard me, and delivered me from all my fears."

- Psalm 34:4

"The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?"

- Psalm 27:1

"He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away."

- Revelation 21:4

"Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid."

- John 14:27

Hope and Healing

"Why are you cast down, O my soul? And why are you disquieted within me? Hope in God; for I shall yet praise Him, the help of my countenance and my God."

- Psalm 42:11

"But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint."

- Isaiah 40:31

"And we desire that each one of you show the same diligence to the full assurance of hope until the end."

- Hebrews 6:11

"The Lord upholds all who fall and raises up all who are bowed down."

- Psalm 145:14

"He will be with them; He will wipe away every tear from their eyes. There shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away."

- Revelation 21:3-4

Strength in Faith

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths."

- Proverbs 3:5-6

"For I am the Lord, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, 'Do not fear; I will help you.'"

- Isaiah 41:13

"I will lift up my eyes to the hills—from whence comes my help? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth."

- Psalm 121:1-2

"The Lord is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; and He knows those who trust in Him."

- Nahum 1:7

"The Lord is near to all who call upon Him, to all who call upon Him in truth."

- Psalm 145:18

"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."

- Philippians 4:13

Finding Comfort in Prayer

"Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing psalms."

- James 5:13

"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God."

- Philippians 4:6

"For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord."

- Romans 8:38-39

"And this is the confidence that we have toward Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us."

- 1 John 5:14

"The Lord is near to all who call upon Him, to all who call upon Him in truth."

- Psalm 145:18

Christian Quotes About Grief and the Loss of a Loved One

"Grief is the price we pay for love."

- Queen Elizabeth II

 "What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us."

- Helen Keller

romans 8:18

"Those who have suffered understand suffering and therefore extend their hand."

- Patti Smith

"The darker the night, the brighter the stars; the deeper the grief, the closer is God!"

- Fyodor Dostoevsky

"Grief is not a sign of weakness, nor a lack of faith... It is the price of love."

- Unknown

"Although it hurts, I'll never regret loving you as much as I did."

- Unknown

"Grief is the last act of love we have to give to those we loved. Where there is deep grief, there was great love."

- Unknown

Conclusion: Bible Verses About Grief and the Loss of a Loved One

"But when you pray, go into your room, close the door, and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you."

- Matthew 6:6

"Call upon Me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall glorify Me."

- Psalm 50:15 

"Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go."

- Joshua 1:9

In times of grief and loss, the Bible provides a comforting embrace through its words of hope and healing. With 47 Bible verses and 7 Christian quotes, we have seen how faith can be a guiding light through the darkest moments of life. As you journey through your own experiences, may these verses and quotes continue to offer solace, reminding you that you are never alone in your grief and that healing and hope can emerge from even the deepest sorrows.

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Written By:

Shaun Connell

Shaun Connell is a passionate Christian businessman and investor who lives in Texas. Shaun is a Reformed Baptist who believes that the Word of God should be used in every area of life.

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