The word “grieve” occurs 33 times in the Bible. The infographic below identifies the points of each occurrence. This graphic presentation starts with Genesis in the top left and concludes with Revelation in the bottom right.
Here are the 30 most uplifting Bible scriptures on loss and grief.
“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.”
“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.”
1 Thessalonians 4:13
But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about those who are asleep, that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope.
The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.
For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.
1 Peter 5:7
Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.
2 Corinthians 1:3
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort.
2 Corinthians 7:10
For godly grief produces a repentance that leads to salvation without regret, whereas worldly grief produces death.
A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance.
He will swallow up death forever; and the Lord God will wipe away tears from all faces, and the reproach of his people he will take away from all the earth, for the Lord has spoken.
“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.”
He was despised and rejected by men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief; and as one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not.
“For the mountains may depart and the hills be removed, but my steadfast love shall not depart from you, and my covenant of peace shall not be removed,” says the Lord, who has compassion on you.
Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
“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.”
“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”
The Lord is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; he knows those who take refuge in him.
The wicked is overthrown through his evildoing, but the righteous finds refuge in his death.
Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.
This is my comfort in my affliction, that your promise gives me life.
He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.
The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
For he has not despised or abhorred the affliction of the afflicted, and he has not hidden his face from him, but has heard, when he cried to him.
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.
For his anger is but for a moment, and his favor is for a lifetime. Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning.
Cast your burden on the Lord, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved.
You have kept count of my tossings; put my tears in your bottle. Are they not in your book?
My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.
The Lord is a stronghold for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.
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!”
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Natalie Regoli is a child of God, devoted wife, and mother of two boys. She has a Master's Degree in Law from The University of Texas. Natalie has been published in several national journals and has been practicing law for 18 years.