These 49 Bible Verses about grief can bring you comfort in the midst of a very challenging time.
Recently my husband and I found ourselves grieving the loss of our first child.
We’d been trying to get pregnant for about a year and finally in February, we got a positive pregnancy test.
Unfortunately, we had a spontaneous 2nd Trimester miscarriage and it was devastating.
We went from feeling extremely hopeful and excited to being overwhelmed by grief and sorrow.
Some of these Bible Verses about grief and loss helped us get through the toughest moments.
I pray that whatever season of life you’re in, these Bible Verses about grief will also bring your comfort.
49 Bible Verses About Grief
Grief is a recurring theme in the Bible. Sometimes we feel alone in our suffering, but we have a High Priest and Big Brother who understands what we’re going through.
Jesus’ cousin John was executed.
Lazarus, one of his friends, passed away from sickness. When Jesus went to raise him from the dead, he saw Mary and Martha mourning.
He understands human suffering and pain. And He also promises to be there to help us through it.
Here are the 49 Bible Verses about grief to encourage your heavy heart…
1. Psalm 147:3
“He heals the brokenhearted and bandages their wounds.”
2. Psalm 34:18
“The LORD is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those whose spirits are crushed.”
3. Psalm 30:5
“Weeping may last through the night, but joy comes with the morning.”
4. Ecclesiastes 3:1-8
“For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven. A time to be born and a time to die. A time to plant and a time to harvest. A time to kill and a time to heal. A time to tear down and a time to build up. A time to cry and a time to laugh. A time to grieve and a time to dance.”
5. Isaiah 53:3-4
“He was despised and rejected— a man of sorrows, acquainted with deepest grief. We turned our backs on him and looked the other way. He was despised, and we did not care. Yet it was our weaknesses he carried; it was our sorrows that weighed him down.”
6. Deuteronomy 4:7
“For what great nation has a god as near to them as the LORD our God is near to us whenever we call on him?”
7. Psalm 145:18
“The LORD is close to all who call on him, yes, to all who call on him in truth.”
8. Psalm 46:1
“God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble.”
9. Psalm 62:8
“O my people, trust in him at all times. Pour out your heart to him, for God is our refuge. ”
10. Psalm 32:7
“For you are my hiding place; you protect me from trouble. You surround me with songs of victory.”
11. Psalm 9:9
“The LORD is a shelter for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble.”
12. Psalm 12:5
“The LORD replies, “I have seen violence done to the helpless, and I have heard the groans of the poor. Now I will rise up to rescue them, as they have longed for me to do.”
13. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4
“All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is our merciful Father and the source of all comfort.”
14. 2 Corinthians 1:5
“For the more we suffer for Christ, the more God will shower us with his comfort through Christ.”
15. John 14:26 (AMP)
But the [a]Helper (Comforter, Advocate, Intercessor—Counselor, Strengthener, Standby), the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name [in My place, to represent Me and act on My behalf], He will teach you all things. And He will help you remember everything that I have told you.
16. Psalm 56:8
“You keep track of all my sorrows. You have collected all my tears in your bottle. You have recorded each one in your book.”
17. Psalm 139:16
“You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed.”
18. Ecclesiastes 11:5
“Just as you cannot understand the path of the wind or the mystery of a tiny baby growing in its mother’s womb, so you cannot understand the activity of God, who does all things.”
19. Ecclesiastes 8:17
“I realized that no one can discover everything God is doing under the sun. Not even the wisest people discover everything, no matter what they claim.”
20. Revelation 21:4
“He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever.”
21. 1 Peter 5:7
“Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.”
22. Psalm 55:22
“Give your burdens to the LORD, and he will take care of you. He will not permit the godly to slip and fall.”
23. Psalm 34:15
“The eyes of the LORD watch over those who do right; his ears are open to their cries for help.”
24. 1 Peter 5:10
“In his kindness God called you to share in his eternal glory by means of Christ Jesus. So after you have suffered a little while, he will restore, support, and strengthen you, and he will place you on a firm foundation.”
25. Psalm 119:28
“I weep with sorrow; encourage me by your word”
26. Psalm 40:1
“I waited patiently for the LORD to help me, and he turned to me and heard my cry.”
27. Romans 8:38
“And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love.”
28. Psalm 86:15
“But you, O Lord, are a God of compassion and mercy, slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love and faithfulness.”
29. Hebrews 4:15-16
“This High Priest of ours understands our weaknesses, for he faced all of the same testings we do, yet he did not sin. So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most.”
30. Psalm 103:13
“The LORD is like a father to his children, tender and compassionate to those who fear him.”
31. Philippians 4:6
Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.
32. 2 Thessalonians 3:3
“But the Lord is faithful; he will strengthen you and guard you from the evil one.”
33. 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17
Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal comfort and a wonderful hope, comfort you and strengthen you in every good thing you do and say.
34. Psalm 94:18-19
“I cried out, “I am slipping!” but your unfailing love, O LORD, supported me. When doubts filled my mind, your comfort gave me renewed hope and cheer.”
35. Matthew 28:10
“Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
36. Deuteronomy 31:8
“Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the LORD will personally go ahead of you. He will be with you; he will neither fail you nor abandon you.”
37. 2 Corinthians 5:8
“The LORD replied, “I will personally go with you, Moses, and I will give you rest—everything will be fine for you.””
38. Psalm 126:5
“Those who plant in tears will harvest with shouts of joy.”
39. Isaiah 61:7
“Instead of shame and dishonor, you will enjoy a double share of honor. You will possess a double portion of prosperity in your land, and everlasting joy will be yours.”
40. Psalm 16:11
“You will show me the way of life, granting me the joy of your presence and the pleasures of living with you forever.”
41. Isaiah 41:10
“Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.”
42. Isiah 43:2
“When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown. When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you.”
43. Isaiah 40:29
“He gives power to the weak and strength to the powerless.”
44. Psalm 28:7
“The LORD is my strength and shield. I trust him with all my heart. He helps me, and my heart is filled with joy. I burst out in songs of thanksgiving.”
45. Psalm 3:3
“But you, O LORD, are a shield around me; you are my glory, the one who holds my head high.”
46. John 16:22
“So you have sorrow now, but I will see you again; then you will rejoice, and no one can rob you of that joy.”
47. Romans 15:13
“I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.”
48. Romans 12:12
“Rejoice in our confident hope. Be patient in trouble, and keep on praying.”
49. Matthew 5:4
“God blesses those who mourn, for they will be comforted.”
50. Matthew 11:28
Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.
* All Bible Verses are NLT unless otherwise noted, and were sourced from www.biblehub.com.
How to Use These Bible Verses About Grief
When you’re going through a difficult time, these Bible Verses about grief can bring you immense comfort.
Whether you’re grieving the loss of a child, the death of someone you love, or something else, you’ll often find yourself going through the 5 stages of grief.
You may also find that what you feel and need will be differ depending on the stage of grief you’re in.
I’ve found that in my grieving process, I’ve felt angry and I needed God’s peace.
Other times I felt helpless and weary, and I needed his strength.
No matter your need, God can and will meet you where you are.
These Bible Verses for grief will touch your aching heart no matter what stage of grief you’re in.
Quotes About Grief and Loss
I’ve taken quotes from some of my favorite Bible Verses about grief and loss and turned them into downloadable wallpapers for your phone.
If you’d like to save one of the scriptures below, just click on it and download it.
Your favorite Bible Verses About Grief
When you find the Bible Verses for Grief that resonate with you most, I recommend keeping them close by.
You can write them down in a notes app on your phone or on an index card that you can hang up nearby.
In the moments you need the most encouragement, you can easily refer to your favorite verses/
I also recommend memorizing certain verses and meditating on them.
There will be times when you don’t want to, or can’t, look up a verse, so memorizing it is the easiest way to have it when you need it.
God’s comfort for a grieving heart
Lastly, whatever you’re facing, I pray that you experience the boundless love and comfort that only our Heavenly Father can supply.
I encourage you to go to Him freely with whatever is making your heart heavy.
Be honest with Him and tell him everything that’s left you feeling worried, anxious, sad, or angry.
I’ve experienced the healing hand of our Father and His ability to heal wounds that were so deep and so painful.
And I pray that you experience that in this season as well.
I’d love to know – what are some of the Bible Verses for grief that have helped you the most?
w/ light and love,
Matthew 5:14 – You are the light of the world. And like a city on a hill that cannot be hidden.