53+ Bible Verses About Letting Go of a Loved One

Shaun Connell.
Last updated
November 23, 2023

Losing a loved one is a journey through grief that can be both overwhelming and deeply personal. In these moments of sorrow, we often turn to the comfort of scripture, seeking solace and understanding in the words that have guided generations. Within the sacred pages of the Bible, we find 56 verses that speak directly to the heartache of parting and the hope that faith provides. These verses, paired with 7 poignant Christian quotes, offer a tapestry of consolation and strength for those walking the path of letting go.

The Scriptures teach us that God is near to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit (Psalm 34:18). They serve as a reminder that even in our deepest loss, we are not alone. By weaving together these 56 Bible verses and 7 Christian quotes, we invite readers to find peace and encouragement amidst their grief. Continue with us on this journey for a comprehensive understanding

Finding Comfort in God's Presence

"The Lord is near to those who have a broken heart, And saves such as have a contrite spirit."

- Psalm 34:18, NKJV

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

- Matthew 5:4, NKJV

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

- Psalm 55:22, NKJV

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

- Psalm 147:3, NKJV

"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, NKJV


"For I, the LORD your God, will hold your right hand, Saying to you, 'Fear not, I will help you.'"

- Isaiah 41:13, NKJV

"Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest."

- Matthew 11:28, NKJV

Trusting in God's Plan

"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope."

- Jeremiah 29:11, NKJV

"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, NKJV

"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, NKJV

"The LORD is good, A stronghold in the day of trouble; And He knows those who trust in Him."

- Nahum 1:7, NKJV

"Wait on the LORD; Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the LORD!"

- Psalm 27:14, NKJV

"Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!"

- Psalm 46:10, NKJV

"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, NKJV

Hope in Eternal Life

"And this is the promise that He has promised us—eternal life."

- 1 John 2:25, NKJV

"For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory."

- 2 Corinthians 4:17, NKJV

"Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you."

- John 14:1-2, NKJV

"And God 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 21:4, NKJV

"But now Christ is risen from the dead, and has become the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep."

- 1 Corinthians 15:20, NKJV

"These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world."

- John 16:33, NKJV

"For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain."

- Philippians 1:21, NKJV

Experiencing God's Peace

"Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid."

- John 14:27, NKJV

"Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee."

- Isaiah 26:3, NKJV

"Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God."

- Philippians 4:6, NKJV

"And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus."

- Philippians 4:7, NKJV

"These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world."

- John 16:33, NKJV

"I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, LORD, only makest me dwell in safety."

- Psalm 4:8, NKJV

"Lord, thou hast been our dwelling place in all generations."

- Psalm 90:1, NKJV

Embracing God's Comfort

"Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort;"

- 2 Corinthians 1:3, NKJV

"Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God."

- 2 Corinthians 1:4, NKJV

"For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also aboundeth by Christ."

- 2 Corinthians 1:5, NKJV

"When I remember thee upon my bed, and meditate on thee in the night watches."

- Psalm 63:6, NKJV

"For the Lord will not cast off for ever: But though he cause grief, yet will he have compassion according to the multitude of his mercies."

- Lamentations 3:31-32, NKJV

"I, even I, am he that comforteth you: who art thou, that thou shouldest be afraid of a man that shall die, and of the son of man which shall be made as grass;"

- Isaiah 51:12, NKJV

"And the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon him, and a voice came from heaven, which said, Thou art my beloved Son; in thee I am well pleased."

- Luke 3:22, NKJV

Strength in God's Presence

"My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever."

- Psalm 73:26, NKJV

"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, NKJV

"The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower."

- Psalm 18:2, NKJV

"But the Lord is faithful, who shall stablish you, and keep you from evil."

- 2 Thessalonians 3:3, NKJV

"Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might."

- Ephesians 6:10, NKJV

"Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness."

- Isaiah 41:10, NKJV

"He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength."

- Isaiah 40:29, NKJV

Love Beyond Separation

"For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,"

- Romans 8:38, NKJV

"Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord."

- Romans 8:39, NKJV

"Set me as a seal upon thine heart, as a seal upon thine arm: for love is strong as death; jealousy is cruel as the grave: the coals thereof are coals of fire, which hath a most vehement flame."

- Song of Solomon 8:6, NKJV

"Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it: if a man would give all the substance of his house for love, it would utterly be contemned."

- Song of Solomon 8:7, NKJV

"Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God."

- 1 John 4:7, NKJV

"He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love."

- 1 John 4:8, NKJV

"And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him."

- 1 John 4:16, NKJV

Hope in Eternal Life

"And this is the promise that he hath promised us, even eternal life."

- 1 John 2:25, NKJV

"These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God."

- 1 John 5:13, NKJV

"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."

- John 3:16, NKJV

"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."

- John 5:24, NKJV

"For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;"

- 2 Corinthians 4:17, NKJV


"While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal."

- 2 Corinthians 4:18, NKJV

"And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son."

- 1 John 5:11, NKJV

Christian Quotes

"God never said that the journey would be easy, but He did say that the arrival would be worthwhile."

- Max Lucado

"God brings men into deep waters, not to drown them, but to cleanse them."

- John Aughey

"He said 'Love...as I have loved you.' We cannot love too much."

- Amy Carmichael

"You will never know the fullness of Christ until you know the emptiness of everything but Christ."

- Charles Spurgeon

"God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him."

- John Piper

"Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows; it empties today of its strength."

- Corrie Ten Boom

"The will of God will not take us where the grace of God cannot sustain us."

- Billy Graham


As we reach the conclusion of our exploration through scripture and wisdom, we are reminded that the journey of letting go is not one we walk alone. God's Word provides a light on the path of healing, offering comfort and hope in the midst of sorrow. Though we may release the hand of a loved one, we hold fast to the promise of God's unending love and the eternal reunion to come.

"Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted."

- Matthew 5:4, NKJV

"And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away."

- Revelation 21:4, NKJV

"Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved."

- Psalm 55:22, NKJV

The scriptures invite us to trust in God's eternal presence and His sovereign plan, knowing that our loved ones are in His compassionate care, and we too shall one day be welcomed into everlasting peace.

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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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