Bible Verses to Comfort Your Grieving Heart

Grief is many things

Grief can be overwhelming and is often described as intense sadness, but it can also manifest as anger, guilt, anxiety, or loneliness. 

Grief can also be physical, causing fatigue, changes in appetite and sleep patterns, and even headaches. While grief is a natural response to loss, it can be challenging.

Grief is not linear; there will be good days and bad days. Somedays, the grief will sneak up on you. The pain can be immense, and it may feel like it will never go away.

Grieving is a process that looks different for everyone.

Some find solace in talking about their grief with others, while others prefer to process it privately. There is no “right” or “wrong” way through it.

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During this difficult time, the Bible can be a source of comfort for us who put our faith in Jesus. These verses about grief offer hope and point us to Jesus, who understands our pain and offers us lasting comfort. 

Hold onto these verses as you walk through your grief process. They will sustain you in the tough days ahead.

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11 Bible Verses to Turn to in Your Grief

Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. Matthew 5:4
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

Very truly I tell you, you will weep and mourn while the world rejoices. You will grieve, but your grief will turn to joy. John 16:20

Even in laughter the heart may ache, and rejoicing may end in grief. Proverbs 14:13
Though he brings grief, he will show compassion, so great is his unfailing love. Lamentations 3:32

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Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. 1 Thessalonians 4:13

The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. Psalm 34:18

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Cast all your anxieties on Him, because He cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7 

Be merciful to me, Lord, for I am in distress; my eyes grow weak with sorrow, my soul and body with grief. Psalm 31:9

He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. Psalm 147:3

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My eyes are dim with grief. I call to you, Lord, every day; I spread out my hands to you. Psalm 88:9

If you are grieving, I pray you may find comfort in turning to the Bible for guidance and support. These scriptures offer hope and reassurance that God is with us during difficult times. May they bring you peace and healing as you walk through this difficult season.

Bible Verses to Comfort Your Grieving Heart