The Bible is God’s love letter to mankind, and contains both comfort and answers for all of life, especially times of grief and bereavement.
If you feel like you are overwhelmed in a sea of grief, let the Holy Scriptures be a lighthouse for you to help you find the shore.
Whether bereaving the loss of a child, parent, sibling, or loved one, hope can be found in the pages of scripture.
These verses are especially appropriate as words of comfort for sympathy cards, and funeral and memorial services.
All verses are taken from the King James Version of the Bible.
The LORD also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble. — Psalm 9:9
The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit. — Psalm 34:18
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. — Psalm 46:1
From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I. — Psalm 61:2
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
Come unto me, all that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. — Matthew 11:28
For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. — Romans 8:18
O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. — I Corinthians 15:55-57
Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; 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 1:3-4
Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession. For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need. — Hebrews 4:14-16