Death is a part of life. It is a part of life that is scary and unknown. It leaves a toll on the people left behind. It makes us think about our own mortality. Sometimes, it feels like the pain will never go away. The grief may linger on for days, months, or even years. It's important to understand what the Scripture says about life and death to begin the healing process. The Bible is filled with meaningful verses to comfort us in our sorrow. Here at Testimonio, we want to provide the most comforting Bible resource for loss.
Table of Content
- How Scripture Helps Deals With Death
- Comforting Bible Verses About Loss
- Bible Verses About the Passing of A Loved One
- Final Words
How Scripture Helps Deals With Death
Faith is everything. Look to God for comfort when you are going through the grieving process. The Bible has answers to all seasons of life. It helps us make sense of tragedy. It helps us understand that death isn't the end for anyone who lives in Jesus. Highlight encouraging Bible passages discussing God's relationship with us can change how we mourn. If you are looking for Bible verses, meditate upon the Scripture below.
Comforting Bible Verses About Loss
1. Psalms 73:26
My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.
Praise the Lord.
How good it is to sing praises to our God, how pleasant and fitting to praise him!
The Lord builds up Jerusalem; he gathers the exiles of Israel.
He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.
He determines the number of the stars and calls them each by name.
Great is our Lord and mighty in power; his understanding has no limit.
3. 1 John 5:11
And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.
So will it be with the resurrection of the dead. The body that is sown is perishable, it is raised imperishable; it is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory; it is sown in weakness, it is raised in power; it is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body. If there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual body.
When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: “Death has been swallowed up in victory.”
“Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?”
The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
We are confident, I say, and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord.
7. John 3:16
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
8. Psalms 23
The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters,
he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake.
Even though I walk through the darkest valley,
I will fear no evil, for you are with me;
your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.
Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
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. For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him. According to the Lord’s word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep.
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. For just as we share abundantly in the sufferings of Christ, so also our comfort abounds through Christ.
11. Romans 8:28-30
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified.
12. Romans 14:8
If we live, we live for the Lord; and if we die, we die for the Lord. So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord.
Bible Verses About the Passing of A Loved One
13. John 11:25
Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?”
14. Psalms 45:10-11
Listen, daughter, and pay careful attention: Forget your people and your father’s house. Let the king be enthralled by your beauty; honor him, for he is your lord.
15. Psalms 34:18
The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.
16. John 14:1-4
“Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God ; believe also in me. My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. You know the way to the place where I am going.”
17. Joshua 1:9
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.
18. Matthew 5:4
Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
19. Matthew 18:14
In the same way your Father in heaven is not willing that any of these little ones should perish.
20. Matthew 19:14
Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”
21. Philippians 2:20
I have no one else like him, who will show genuine concern for your welfare.
And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. ‘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.”
23. Luke 18:15-17
People were also bringing babies to Jesus for him to place his hands on them. When the disciples saw this, they rebuked them. But Jesus called the children to him and said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.”
24. 2 Timothy 1:14
Guard the good deposit that was entrusted to you—guard it with the help of the Holy Spirit who lives in us.
Death feels final. It feels like it's the end. It feels like we will never be able to connect with that person again. However, God promises that anyone who lives a life in Jesus Christ will have eternal life. If we put our faith in Christ Jesus, we know the that we have a home with the Lord. We know that God will walk with us today and for eternity. So if you are dealing with grief today, put your focus fully on God. May you find victory through Jesus today.