Verses For Loss: Scriptures to Comfort the Grief Stricken and Mourning

We have all suffered loss in our lives at some point or another and we will all likely experience it again before we are done. Luckily the Word of God has many verses for loss and grief that provide us comfort in our times of mourning. 

Mike and I recently suffered a pretty substantial loss. Today I would like to share with you guys five of the verses that helped me. So whether you are suffering from the loss of a love one or a child, or if you are mourning the end of something you cared about, like a job or a relationship, I pray you find comfort in these verses.

Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. But he was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds we are healed. Isaiah 53:4-6 ESV

When we are going through something and need someone to talk to about it, it is always more comforting to talk with someone who knows exactly how you feel and what you are dealing with compared to someone who you know has no idea what you are feeling. Jesus is aquatinted with our sorrows. The Bible says He literally bore them. We can run to Him when we are hurting and find comfort because He knows our pain.

For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; Ecclesiastes 3:1-4 ESV

When we are down, that is the perfect time for attacks from our enemy. The bible tell us there is a time for for mourning. When we are in that season there is no shame in mourning loss. Remember that there is a time for it to end. Your time of mourning will end. It won't always hurt as bad as it may at the moment. Psalm 30:5 tells us that weeping may tarry for a night, but joy always comes!

If your law had not been my delight, I would have perished in my affliction. Psalm 119:92 ESV

If not for Him, I would have perished. He won’t let the grief crush us. 

Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10 ESV

Focus on those promises. “I am with you.” “I am your God.” I will strengthen you!” “I will help you!” “I will uphold you!”

This is my comfort in my affliction, that your promise gives me life. Psalm 119:50 

This short and sweet verses has brought me soooo much comfort. I have literally torn it apart. I have looked it up word by word in concordances so here is my translation… 

This is my comfort, my consolation & my breath of fresh air in the midst of my loss & depression, that Your Word nourishes & repairs me & it revives my life & Your promises restore me & they make me whole. Psalm 119:50 ART (Andriana Robinson Translation ;P)

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I pray these verses bring peace to your hearts. They have helped me greatly in my time of mourning so I am blessed to be able to pass them to you in yours. Know that you don't suffer in vain and that God is love and He redeems and He restores every broken heart.  

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Love y'all,