27 Good Bereavement Bible Verses

When it comes to understanding the grieving process, there is no clear cut answer. Grief is often perilous with no clear direction. It can not be labeled or categorized but instead has to occur at the rate of the individual whom is suffering the grief. Here is a look at some good bereavement Bible verses that may aid in giving comfort and peace to the individual suffering

“And I heard a voice from heaven saying, “Write this: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.” “Blessed indeed,” says the Spirit, “that they may rest from their labors, for their deeds follow them!”” | Revelation 14:13

“And the people of Israel wept for Moses in the plains of Moab thirty days. Then the days of weeping and mourning for Moses were ended.” | Deuteronomy 34:8

“As one whom his mother comforts,  so I will comfort you;   you shall be comforted in Jerusalem.” | Isaiah 66:13 

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

“Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.” | Philippians 3:13-14

“Cast your burden on the LORD,  and he will sustain you;he will never permit the righteous to be moved.” | Psalm 55:22

“David therefore sought God on behalf of the child. And David fasted and went in and lay all night on the ground. 17 And the elders of his house stood beside him, to raise him from the ground, but he would not, nor did he eat food with them.” | 2 Samuel 12:16-17

“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

“For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: 2 a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; 3 a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; 4 a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance” | Ecclesiastes 3:1-4

“glad heart makes a cheerful face, but by sorrow of heart the spirit is crushed.14  The heart of him who has understanding seeks knowledge, but the mouths of fools feed on folly.” | Proverbs 15:13-14

“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” | Psalm 46:1-2

“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.” | Revelation 21:4 

“If your law had not been my delight, I would have perished in my affliction.” | Psalms 119:92 

“In the day of my trouble I seek the Lord; in the night my hand is stretched out without wearying; my soul refuses to be comforted.” | Psalms 77:2

“Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?”” | John 11:25-26 

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

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.” | John 14:27

“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.” | 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 

“Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.” | Psalms 116:15

“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 41:10

“Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” | James 4:7

“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. 6All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned—every one—to his own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all.” | Isaiah 53:4-6

“The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning, but the heart of fools is in the house of mirth.” | Ecclesiastes 7:4

“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.” | Psalm 18:2 

“Then Jacob tore his garments and put sackcloth on his loins and mourned for his son many days. 35 All his sons and all his daughters rose up to comfort him, but he refused to be comforted and said, “No, I shall go down to Sheol to my son, mourning.” Thus his father wept for him.” | Genesis 37:34-35

“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.” | Isaiah 43:2

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

Everyone accepts death differently. Some may be instantly devastated while others may experience feelings of disconnection. Here is a look at some great scripture that may help to bring your faith front and center during this time of turmoil.

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