20 Comforting Bible Verses for Grief and Grieving

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Being in the ministry my husband and I come in contact with many people who are grieved at the loss of a loved one. Bible verses for grief and grieving can be very helpful to have in your heart when someone asks why God would allow such grief in their lives. Sometimes it is just good to listen and say nothing, but when the opportunity presents itself, be prepared with these Bible verses for grief and grieving.

Isaiah 53:4-6 Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. 5But he was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds we are healed. 6All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned—every one—to his own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all.

People Need Time to Grieve

Bible Verses For Grief

... I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Genesis 37:34-35 Then Jacob tore his garments and put sackcloth on his loins and mourned for his son many days. 35 All his sons and all his daughters rose up to comfort him, but he refused to be comforted and said, “No, I shall go down to Sheol to my son, mourning.” Thus his father wept for him.

Deuteronomy 34:8  And the people of Israel wept for Moses in the plains of Moab thirty days. Then the days of weeping and mourning for Moses were ended.

2 Samuel 12:16-17 David therefore sought God on behalf of the child. And David fasted and went in and lay all night on the ground. 17 And the elders of his house stood beside him, to raise him from the ground, but he would not, nor did he eat food with them.

Ecclesiastes 3:1-4 For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance

Ecclesiastes 7:4 The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning, but the heart of fools is in the house of mirth.

Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus

Psalms 77:2 In the day of my trouble I seek the Lord; in the night my hand is stretched out without wearying; my soul refuses to be comforted.

Psalms 119:92 If your law had not been my delight, I would have perished in my affliction.

Proverbs 15:13-14 glad heart makes a cheerful face, but by sorrow of heart the spirit is crushed.14  The heart of him who has understanding seeks knowledge, but the mouths of fools feed on folly.

Isaiah 41:10 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.

Philippians 3:13-14  Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

James 4:7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

Believers Have a Blessed Hope

Psalms 116:15 Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.

Psalms 119:50 This is my comfort in my affliction, that your promise gives me life.

Isaiah 51:11 And the ransomed of the Lord shall return and come to Zion with singing; everlasting joy shall be upon their heads;  they shall obtain gladness and joy, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.

Romans 8:18 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 Corinthians 15:54-55 When the perishable puts on the imperishable, and the mortal puts on immortality, then shall come to pass the saying that is written: “Death is swallowed up in victory.”55  “O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?”

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.

Revelation 14:13 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!”

Revelation 21:4 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.”


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bulent May 23, 2012 at 7:16 am

god bless you


Pamela Rose Williams May 23, 2012 at 7:41 pm

Thank you bulent, God continues to bless this ministry. All praise be to Him.


Shawn Moses June 15, 2012 at 8:37 am

Pray for me. My mother and sister died in a car crash with two other vehicles.


Sandra June 19, 2012 at 9:35 pm

I am so so sorry to hear about your Mom and sister. I came to this website looking for Bible verses for grief because my friend’s brother died suddenly on Sunday. I will lift you up in my prayers, and I will pray for you to be comforted. I lost my Mom 15 years ago. It is a tough challenge, but God is with you.


Toni July 20, 2012 at 9:12 am

Shawn, I am so sorry for the loss of your Mom and Sister. I lost my Mom and Brother the same way 17 years ago. There is not a day that goes by that I don’t think of them both. I miss them more than words can even say. Today I was told that my Aunt who is my Mom’s sister, will probably not make it through today as she is fighting lung cancer. Makes me sad to lose another family member:( Through my faith in the Lord, I know he is with me now and comforting me in my time of need and He is there with you too. I am praying for you. God Bless


Libertybell November 17, 2012 at 12:02 am

Mr Shawn, I am so sorry this horrible thing happened to you. With love, I tell you, that God can change this horrible thing into something of his own. He loves you, Shawn. He is so good, He can bring you out of this pain, and restore you. Believe in his promises and in his word, so that he may do his work in your life. Psalm 23: Ye, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I shall fear no evil. For thou art with me.

I am also sad, for bad things that are happening in my family. Right now, I remember all the things God has done for me in the past, and how he will never let me go. I hope you feel loved when you read this, because YOU ARE LOVED, Shawn.


Darren July 23, 2012 at 5:23 am

Thank you for helping me to find the verses to comfort a friend in grief, as well as myself.


Lucy September 2, 2012 at 5:29 pm

I came across this site in my time of need. I lost my son-in-law yesterday he had been working on his motorcycle and went to test drive it. Pulled out of his driveway and ended up head first into a brick wall 5 house from home. How can this be handled. I can only say please pray for my family that they have strength to go on. Amen.


Pamela Rose Williams September 2, 2012 at 5:55 pm

Hello Lucy, I am so sad for you and your family. How can this be handled? By those of us who love you lifting you up in prayer. By those of us around you, holding you tight. By some of us saying nothing at all but just to let you know we are here when you need us. By the peace that passes understanding that only our Heavenly Father gives. You are in my prayers dear one. I also want to offer you this article that was written by Jack on our site:


Draw near to God Lucy … He has you in the hollow of His hand even in this very grievous time.


Jennifer September 7, 2012 at 12:13 am

Thank you for sharing these verses of comfort. This week, I lost my 31 week old daughter, Carris, due to an umbilical cord injury and am crushed by her loss but reminded that she awaits me in Heaven and one day, when death and sorrow and crying and tears have passed on, we’ll be together. Thank you for that, I needed it tonight as I wrestled with my sorrow. God bless you!


Pamela Rose Williams September 7, 2012 at 9:03 am

Hello Jennifer. I am so sorry for your loss. I will lift you in prayer for peace and comfort. Thank you for sharing your heart.


connie shin October 5, 2012 at 9:59 pm

My mother just passed away this May 17 and even though she
received the Lord just a few weeks before she died, the enemy constantly tries to put it in my mind that she never made it to heaven because she was a Catholic. My father is devastated and can’t even look at her pictures, and he is not saved. He lost alot of weight since she died. It’s also, of course, that he hates the food in the Assisted Living place that he lives in. I pray for him all the time, but nothing has changed. He’s impossible. Please help me to trust him for the rest of my families salvation, including my brother and his wife and my nephew. I need God’s peace in this situation. My mother’s death is just really hitting me now.


Sandra October 7, 2012 at 10:46 pm

Have strength and comfort in the arms of the Lord. He who grieves with you, will strengthen you and give you His peace. Worry not, and fix your eyes on Jesus. His grace is sufficient for you and your family. Take heart, look towards the heavens. He covers you with His wings, like a mother hen to her chicks. The Bible says whosoever believes – will live. Assuredly, she is in heaven. Have joy in your heart, for you are not alone. Look not to the trouble around you – but like Peter, fix your eyes on Him and His finished work. Rest in Him, and He will take care of everything else. Don’t worry, just rest in Him. Look towards the reunion in the skies, you will meet again. May the memory of her give you strength, knowing she is in a place where she is loved and always joyful. And she will meet you at the end of your journey. Till then, take heart, my sister. Shalom, Raphah. Rest in the Lord, dwell in His love for you. You are loved, and remembered in prayer.


H ANTHONY.DASS November 1, 2012 at 11:22 pm

I am happy to watch and see the Lord God Loving Thanku


Lisa Mahaffey November 6, 2012 at 6:16 pm

I am so encouraged by sites like this. I lost my husband when I was 26 years old and we had a one year old baby. Several years later I lost my dad. When I needed God the most, He showed up in a very personal way to me. On the other side of my grief journey I vowed to help others in any way I can. Last month I published a grief book called Mourning Break: Words of Hope for Those in Grief. It’s my ministry of offering hope and encouragement through stories of people where God has brought something good out of their loss. Thanks for putting this site together and being the hands and feet of Jesus to those hurting from grief.


Pamela Rose Williams November 6, 2012 at 7:02 pm

Hello Lisa. You have done the best thing you are able by using your experiences to give others hope. Romans 5:1-5 comes to mind. Praise God for you!


Libertybell November 17, 2012 at 12:10 am

Thank you Lisa. To hear your praises lifts all of our hearts.


Libertybell November 17, 2012 at 12:08 am

If you pray, please pray for my family. Due to differences in our lives, my husband and I are getting Divorced. We have a baby and another one on the way. I love my husband, but he is very cold toward me due to some past issues we have worked through. He is not saved, and does not have the desire to know God. No matter what happens, my heart grieves for his soul. Please pray for him. Thank you, so very much.


Alice Mvula May 26, 2014 at 8:03 am

I just came across this website and I am praying for people even though some posts where a long time ago. Just wanted to know are you divorced now? I would like to still pray for you and know how you are getting on. I almost went through a divorce. My husband had an affair when i was pregnant with our first born. He later left and we were separated for 6 months. But God. He is able to heal and restore.


Liz November 26, 2012 at 12:48 pm

A good friend of mine took her own life & I am struggling to not be angry with God right now. Please pray for her loved ones and her soul, that she is in a good place.


ozi December 5, 2012 at 1:25 am

thank you soooooo much for sharing this with us. God bless you!


Rio December 28, 2012 at 7:25 am

Please pray for my healing. I lost my fiancee weeks to our wedding in a car crash october this year. If he had longlife,we would have had a long marraige. All i do is still imagine what i’ll have been doing if he was here. He was my greatest asset,completely compatable,we communicated and were committed. I dont know how to start healing,i believe its only God that can heal me because am completely devasted and all i do is cry. The pain is excrutiating.


Poleta April 12, 2013 at 1:38 pm

I know exactly what ur experiencing. I recently lost someone very close to me to a massive stroke. Only 34 years old. And it hurts so much that my chest at times literally hurt. Friends and family say, with time it will pass. I don’t know, maybe. I too can’t stop crying and wondering what my life will be like without this person. I have been reading bible verses for comfort. But it doesn’t stop the enormous pain I’m feeling. I had only 6 years with this person. Very short.

Sorry about for your loss.


vanessa mpshane January 27, 2013 at 3:44 pm

Tanx for da comforting side, I lost mi husband in october 2012, it was a short illness, we have 2kidz, It difficult for me 2 cope and accept what had happened,I sumtimez blame miself and feelz dat it was a mistake for him 2 die, do u think it was his time @ da age of 34 2 die


phelo February 21, 2013 at 4:03 am

I just lost a frnd last night,she was frnd nd luvly daughter in her family,we known each other. Frm our primary age.today I just ask your prayer for her family to be strong.I don’t know what do ,right when we thank God for her amazinh progress nd change in her family .she leaves us


Linda March 4, 2013 at 9:21 am

I have a close friend who lost her father a year ago March 7. She has been consumed with grief and has been suicidal. I don’t have the words to give her to uplift her. Please pray for her.


lasarus March 4, 2013 at 11:07 am

I lost a learner from my class last friday,when she was brutary murdered and raped,the rapist is not yet applihended.Its a great shock to the mourning family and the school at large.


Alfred Musengi March 6, 2013 at 2:16 pm

On 14 September 2012, my 25 yrs old last born daughter a qualified pharmacist was involved in a car accident.The car caught fire and she was burnt extensively and died 5 days later in hospital.She was on her was to start work soon after qualifying.She was such a loving, diligent,down to earth and God fearing daughter. Tears are not drying from our cheeks ever since this happened.The way she died is hurting us the most.Please pray for us.


Maria November 13, 2013 at 9:39 am

Hi Alfred,

Trusting that you have found peace by the grace of God. The pain of loosing a child hurts more than anything else, it takes time to subside and never goes away. Find comfort in the Lord and in the memories you have of your daughter, celebrate her life and reminise on the memories. I lost my son, I can relate to your pain. Will pray for your healing for your shattered heart. GB


Marc March 8, 2013 at 8:30 pm

My Mother has gone to the Lord this morning and I am so stricken with grief that I find it hard to not cry when I thing that she is not with us any longer. I feel selfish because the Lord gave me a mother that was a teacher, comforter, friend, greeter, director, motivator and provider. She was diagnosed with Ovarian cancer some 13 years ago. Her first diagnosis was devestating. Every day she prayed to see her first Grand child be born….my daughter…..since then, the Lord has given her 13 more grandchildren to call her own. What a blessing, what a miracle, what a testimony to grace and promise from our Lord. I love and miss you already Mom…I will grieve for a lifetime and I can’t wait to meet up with you again.


In My Husband's Honor April 7, 2013 at 9:34 pm

My husband was not an ordinary man. He was the love of my life. He passed away on March 26, 2013. I continue to feel his love that we shared for 38 years. He was a powerhouse and a great man. He loved being healthy, a naturalist and he loved people. It was his passion. He shared many inspirations of encouragement, that came straight from his heart, on his facebook page. He touched many lives, men, women, teens, everyone. He was a kind and gentle man, and very courageous. He would stand up for anyone. He was a voice for the people and his passing came as a shock for many.

Reflecting on the last few minutes of his life, he sat down and passed out for a couple of minutes and I could tell something was wrong. I called 911. That night was the last time I would see him alive. He had been recovering from a car accident when a driver hit us on our bicycles one morning. Alphonso aka Butch, stepped over me and saved my life, but the driver never stopped. My husband ultimately ended up in intensive care for a few days and came home from the hospital, doing much better and ready and able for life again. We would enjoy each other for another year, before he would be called home to glory. I will always be grateful to my husband for laying down his life for me. He was truely my very best friend and his love for me will always live in my heart forever.

In My Husband’s Honor, you too can can enjoy his inspirations, on facebook.

Thank you for caring and thank you for listening.


Poleta April 12, 2013 at 1:27 pm

On March 14, 2013 someone very dear and close to me that I loved very much had a massive stroke in our local rite aide store. Dr said by the time she arrived to the ER and they did a scan there was no brain activity. On the 19th she was declared brain dead and they wanted to take her off life support and get her organs. She was also an organ donor. Her family had a very hard time accepting that she was brain dead, they told the doctors they want to give her a fighting chance. Eventually the family agreed to take her off life support on April 1, 2013. While in the OR they took her off, and she started breathing on her own. The doctors did not have any explainings; only that she is not brain dead because when brain dead you cannot breath on your own so they stated that it appears now that she’s in a very deep coma. Unfortunately, my dear friend passed away on April 4th. I believe at that point she was ready, she went on her own terms. And the fact that she started breathing on her own, that’s GOD. That’s God restoring my faith in him, lettings us all know, doctors included he has the final say. I have been having such a hard time dealing with her lost. It hurts so much. I can’t sleep properly, can’t concentrate on certain things and I don’t have an appetite. She was only 34 year old. We were planning a get together for her 35th birthday which is on the 28th of this month. This is hard. I have been reading some bible verses for comfort, and I have good days and bad days. My mother is also in the hospital. Has been there for some time, and this person was very supportive when it came to my mother. There was a time I thought I may have to bury my mom and I discussed that with her; low and behold, she’s the one being buried not my mother my mothers still here thankfully. I just wish my friend was here too. Even though we were both raised in the church she recently started questioning faith and religion referring to herself as agnostic. Now that’s she’s gone, is she in heaven?? I’m going to need some type of grieve counseling.


Poleta April 12, 2013 at 1:32 pm

Part of me is angry at her because she new she had high blood pressure and was not taking any medication. For a long time. She knew better. This death was preventable. But I guess it’s Gods will.


Maria April 20, 2013 at 1:19 am

I lost my mother on the evening of 31 March 2013. She was so dear to us a woman who gave much and expected nothing in return. Everyone I look for comfort says it is normal but how I wish she was given another year. It was a sudden death and it has really affected us I feel i did do to her what she has done for me in my life time. I feel sad that who is going to enjoy the labour of my hands. It is painful, sad for me. Pray for our family


Grace April 22, 2013 at 2:00 pm

God is our comforter. Depend upon Him he will comfort you.


Emery May 10, 2013 at 3:24 pm

On April 7 2013 I lost my sweet baby girl in a single car accident. she was 20years old. I found this site and have been so encouraged by all the post and comments. I relate to bits of every post written. The sadness is overwhelming. I am a Christian and I know what I know to be true however this pain and thoughts of not seeing her everyday and hearing her talk and laugh, and hugs and kisses is so very hard. It has been one month since she’s been gone and I’m hurting bad. How do you stop the maternal instincts from one day to the next. I want to call her and she where she is what she’s doing, I want to see her. Is she ok, Is she scared, Is she looking for me??? Lord please help.


Jack Wellman May 10, 2013 at 8:44 pm

Emory, I am so very, very sorry for your tragic loss. The Bible says that to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord and if she is with the Lord now, she is so much more joyful that she has ever been in her lifetime. The good news for believers is that we have hope that those who are not Christians have…we will see our beloved ones again some day. I don’t believe therefore that she is scared, looking for you or know what’s she’s doing. If anything, she is waiting for you.


annmarie August 5, 2013 at 1:59 am

Hello Emery, I am so very, very sorry for the loss of your daughter. I lost my mom and I know what you mean when you say you want to call and talk and want to see her. Your daughter is in heave with Jesus, yes she is ok and no she isn’t scared. She is in a place of complete joy and happiness. Those who have crossed over are always with us, we just can’t see them. You should look for signs from your daughter, signs from those that have crossed over are: butterflies, finding coins on the ground or anywhere in your house, rainbows, blinking lights in the house, phone rings once hangs up or your pick up and no one is there, scents that appear out of nowhere, a song on the radio that you know she loved or that reminds you of her. Talk to her everyday she can hear you, if there is anything those that have crossed over want us to know is that they are ok and they don’t want us to be sad because they are in a place where there is nothing but happiness. Talk to Jesus everyday, let Him comfort you. I will pray for you. We are all in this together, you are not alone.


Cindy November 26, 2013 at 11:59 am

Emery, I am so very sorry. I lost my dear, sweet boy who was only 21 years old just a few weeks ago and am having the same struggles as you. I ache to feel his big arms around me in his ‘Momma hug’ and the sadness and pain are so great I can’t imagine ever feeling any different than I do right now. I too am a Christian and I know also what is true for my son as his was a Christian as well but it’s so very hard not to feel the motherly instinct to ‘check on him’ to be sure. May the Lord comfort you and give you peace in this extremely difficult time. You will be in my prayers.


Emery November 26, 2013 at 6:17 pm

Cindy, thank you. My heart aches with you for the loss of your son. My Gabriela has been gone 7 1/2 months and I miss her terribly. Cindy I have found great comfort on a support group called GRIEFSHARE. It is a bible based support group open to everyone. They’re hold groups all over. You can google them and find a meeting near you. It has been a huge part of my healing. I will never “get over” the loss but its giving me hope thru Jesus Christ to live on. Email me anytime, I’d like that. GOD BLESS YOU CINDY


M. Cox May 16, 2013 at 10:57 am

My oldest brother passed away on April 18, 2013. He was not a believer and would always say”don’t preach to me”. So I didn’t. Over the years he spiraled downward with so many demons. Alcohol and cigaretts played a major part in his demise. Hurting people want to hurt others also..he and I didn’t have a great relationship but we did have a few good days. I brought him to live with me two years ago because he really didn’t have anywhere else to go. God really showed me something about myself (strength and faith) having to deal with an unhappy person and praying constantly for the last two years. If I had to do it all over again… I would. His spirit has been visiting me in the form of cigarette smoke at night…I need to know what to pray so I can get a good nights sleep and I have asked God to please let him in heaven. It’s just my opinion I don’t think he made it in.


Sheila August 16, 2013 at 1:56 pm

Dear M. Cox,

I am sorry for the loss, and the pain is so much when a loved one dies without having known the Lord Jesus.

Here is my encouragement for you. ALWAYS put on the Full Armor of God, Read Ephe 6
Be sure to pray that God encamps you with his powerful angels and that no EVIL comes into your sleep.

I pray that the peace of God will be upon you in Jesus name.


k_joy May 29, 2013 at 2:05 am

Hi. I am 16 years old and my dad died unexpectedly of a heart attack on April 23. I came across these verses and they were a great comfort to me. I still don’t understand why God took my daddy away from me but I will praise Him because He is faithful. I know all the angels in heaven were singing extra loud when my daddy came in and now he is worshipping with them and I will get to see him again someday.

I’d like to think I’m handling this well, but I’m going to humble myself and just..yeah no. I’m only 16 and honestly I have no idea how to deal with this. I’m an only child and I don’t have a good relationship with my mom…please pray for me. Thanks.


Maricar Smit August 13, 2013 at 3:35 pm

Be strong..its hard to go on without that person u loved si much..i dont like to say u have move on because its like your saying that your dad left but rather think that your dad is still there guiding u.I lost my husband 26 July due to cardiac arrest.i did talked to a meduim and i know his in good hands and a peaceful place.These places do exist.Let your daddy be proud his just there..talk to him once in a while.


A God Fearing Women June 19, 2013 at 2:48 am

Hi K_Joy I Pray that God continues to Bless You… I am Sorry to hear about the lost of Your Father but Trust and Believe He’s in a Better Place and He’s shining down on You I Pray that Your relationship between Yourself and Your Mother Grows continue to put God First and He will Always Guide and lead You in the right direction God Bless You Sweetie….


MARYDEE GOETTSCHE June 26, 2013 at 8:01 am

Thank you for including “Turn Your Eyes upon Jesus”! When we can focus on Him, He helps us and brings us His healing and peace that we so desperately need!


Tamisha Moffitt July 12, 2013 at 6:29 am

I was searching the website for quotes to help put my thoughts and emotions at ease. I just lost my first cousin suddenly to a massive heart attack. Just heard his voice in the morning and he passed that evening. We are a very close family grew up together. He was like a big brother. My heart is soo broke the grief I feel at times can be unbearable. Hoping that I will wake up and realize it was just a bad dream.I find the nights especially the hardest to rest. Tossing and turning, quietly crying, not accepting the words “its going to be ok” and having to maintain normalcy for my husband and kids all of a sudden becomes a game of “tug a war”. The reality of knowing I will not see or hear his is voice anytime soon is unbearable at times. But I just want to thank my cousin for putting life in perspective for me and wanting/urging for a closer relationship with my lord and savior. Because I refuse to say goodbye … I will see him soon. Love you cousin Michael.


Emery July 12, 2013 at 11:21 am

Tamisha, I understand your pain and sorrow. My youngest daughter (20yrs old) went to be with the Lord on April 7, 2013 after a horrible car accident. Every thing you said and mentioned, I experienced myself. I often felt a deep sadness that people’s lives went on and they went about their everyday lives. The world didn’t stop and I felt betrayed. God’s love for us will carry us through. When those time that my grief seem so unbearable I cling to God’s word that says, The Lord is close to the brokenhearted
and HE saves those who are crushed in spirit. Psalm 34:18.
HE is our help in our times of need and HE will carry us through. I pass on to you what was told to me, ” Embrace the sorrow and pain” Do not be afraid to cry, tears are healing. Psalms 56:8 says HE collects all our tears in HIS bottle. Be encouraged and know we’re walking this season of grief together. Be blessed my friend.


Sallie O July 17, 2013 at 5:54 pm

Our coworker @ GE was killed in a car accident last week and the other car sped away, not to be found. Her funeral is tomorrow and I am glad I found this site to include a couple verses in the sympathy card for her family. God is good – thank you for your prayers! God bless our Erika!


Maricar Smit August 5, 2013 at 3:54 pm

July 26, 2013 is the date when my husband died.The day before our flight going to Egypt for a vacation.His the love of my life and everything is now so different.What happened was still so fresh in my mind and praying that each passing days we can survive another pain.please include us in your prayers.thank u


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Tambra August 9, 2013 at 10:00 am

I gave birth to a stillborn, August 1, 2013. I had a perfect pregnancy and totally didn’t expect this to happen. I have been reading some of the comforting scriptures during this time. I pray that I grow stronger in the Lord and find even more comfort through His grace.


Sheila August 16, 2013 at 1:44 pm

Dear Tambra,

I am so sorry for the loss. My heart cries out when I hear of such a loss. The Lord is our comfort and strength in times of trouble, the Lord is our shelter in times of storm. Please take refuge in the Lord and know that your beautiful baby is in heaven waiting to see you one day. Rest assured if you are born again you will one day see your baby. Once again I am very sorry.

God bless


Tara September 25, 2013 at 11:25 pm

My name is Tara I found this website right now I was looking for a prayer/poem to help me get through the most difficult time of my life. My dad passed away last week. I haven’t eaten much, can’t sleep. I have been praying and reading my bible every day because I know I must have faith but words can not even express this feeling I want to die. Please pray for me


Jack Wellman September 26, 2013 at 8:49 am

Hello Tara. I am so sorry for you loss. Please know that the death of our beloved ones is precious in God’s sight and you know that God feels your pain. I will pray for you and hope that the God of All Comfort send you the comfort with which only He can provide and give you help in this great time of need Tara.


Retta October 15, 2013 at 9:52 am

Lost my mother 10 months ago and after doing the Alzheimer’s Walk in her honor on Saturday I got a phone call that my sister had died at 61. Sad, shock and just sick. Saw your verses. Thank you


Kathy Quiggins November 20, 2013 at 12:10 pm

I lost my husband 2 weeks ago and my heart is breaking. He ws a wonderful kind man full of love for everyoe. I was blessed to have him in my life 29 years.
I really don’t know how I am going to live without him or if I even want to.
He was my world and I feel so alone even though I am blessed with family and friends.
Its like a nightmare I can’t wake up from and don’t know what to do to make it better.


Jack Wellman November 20, 2013 at 12:29 pm

Hello Mrs. Quiggins. I am so very sorry for your great loss. He sounds like a wonderful man. Notice I said “sounds” for he is not really gone, he is just no longer on the earth for those who are departed are with the Lord the moment they die. If he could speak to you, what would he say? I would imagine, from what you’ve said, that he would want you to go on and live for the Lord and to await that great reunion with him someday. Please read this article below in this link to see why I say that. I will pray for you.



Lilia December 24, 2013 at 1:47 am

We live in a fallen world & our hope is with our Lord who died for us & given us the promise of eternal life. Everyone’s posts are very stirring. My tears are flowing as I’m lying here with my beloved cat nestled near me. I was orphaned at 9 years old. The only survivor if a car accident that wiped out 5 lives. I won’t lie & say that automatically once I accepted Christ I was immediately happy. I still struggle but scripture has promised that this pain is nothing compared to eternity with Christ & I/we/you readers will see our loved ones again. May The Lord hold, comfort, & sustain you. Amen


Devoted Partner and Friend December 28, 2013 at 4:39 pm

Dear Lilia, Yes. You are so right. Our world is imperfect and full of flaws. My beloved partner of 12 years passed away on April 8, 2013, from cancer. He was only 44 and a wonderful person, champion, defender, provider, counselor, and friend to me. My faith was seriously shaken by what seemed like the tragic injustice of his death. Your story inspires me because, although it clearly is not and has not been easy for you to lose 5 people all at once, you remain compassionate and understanding and strong in your faith. Up til now only my knowledge of my Josh’s belief in God and his commitment to doing good, and the support of his loyal dog (who he rescued from Hurricane Katrina) by my side, have I been sustained.


Linval Burell March 31, 2014 at 7:48 pm

Very good information


Jack October 9, 2014 at 2:11 am

I am a young Pastor leading a very young ministry with my wife who is also a Pastor, I thank you very much for empowering us so we can also be of service to others, God Bless you more !


Joanne March 26, 2015 at 8:33 pm

Please, Pray for my husband . He lost 37 years old son to brain cancer. He is tormented by his son’s death and it is not at peace. I know that mourning a love one is timely. “Blessed are those who mourn for they shall be comforted”. Amen
Thank you


Jack Wellman March 26, 2015 at 8:46 pm

Praying Joanne…I am so sorry about this.


Bisi July 7, 2015 at 7:40 am

My best friend and companion died two days ago of Leukemia, after being in the hospital for 4 months. He just got married in November 2014 and has no child. I love him so much and he was always there for me. I feel like an everlasting fire has burnt me. Who do I talk to now and relate with… I have cried so much and it seems I would be crying for him forever because I can’t forget him for a second. People tell me to pull myself together and stop crying but I can’t, if only they knew. I have read almost every bible passage on losing a loved one, and I know he is in a better place now and resting from all the pain and sorrow, but its just so hard for me to accept that I will never see him again.. I miss him so much. Kindly pray for me and also his young widowed wife.. I am currently considering suicide so that I can go and meet him and be with him forever but I know this is not right and really frowned on by God, but I just wonder how I would live on daily without him.. God please help me


Sheila July 7, 2015 at 8:55 am

Dear Bisi,

I am at work and thank God i saw your email which breaks my heart! I am so so sorry for what you are going through and i will be wrong by saying that i fully understand what you are going through. But one thing that i would like for you to know is that God sees and knows every pain and emotion that you are going through.

Please do not listen to the enemy who whispers in your ears telling you that you are better dead rather than alive. Trust me, taking your life will not benefit you a single bit! instead it will take you straight to the pit of hell , and that’s what the devil longs for. If your friend was a born again Christian then rest assured you will see him again , for now you still have a purpose to fulfill in this life so do NOT attempt to thwart God’s purpose .

Choose this day to listen to the still small voice that tells you , though you walk through the valley of the shadow of death, fear no evil, for God is with you, He will comfort you with His rod and staff. Please read Psalms 23


Jack Wellman July 7, 2015 at 9:22 am

Hello Bisi. I echo what Sheila wrote. As long as you are drawing breath, God is not done with you. God cannot use someone mightily until he or she is hurt deeply so use this pain to help others in your situation. God never intends suffering to be a period but a comma.


Sally September 22, 2015 at 3:49 pm

Friends of mine have lost a person dear to them. This person had many troubles and illness during his life, and only 36 years of age, leaving two children and a wife. Their grief is beyond measure. Please pray for them to find peace and comfort and to heal from this pain.


Mxolisi Nyuswa June 21, 2016 at 4:00 am

this site is extremely ueful. a friend of mine lost her aunt, the site gave me enough scriptures to share with her.

many thanks.


ELSIE June 30, 2016 at 2:25 am

thank you for the wise words of wisdom


Nya September 18, 2016 at 2:21 pm

I’ve read through the stories here and I can honestly say that my heart feels a little less heavy than it did when I found the site this morning. My husband was murdered about a month and a half ago. Leaving behind me and our 9 year old Son. It was so sudden. I literally seen him that morning, talked to him during our work day and we met up that afternoon after work. We parted ways briefly so that I could do some shopping and no more than 2 hours later , I received a call from a Detective telling me my husband was rushed to the nearest hospital. After 4 long hours of surgery the doctor came and told me they couldn’t save him. My world came down crashing. My husband was 31. We married Only 2 years ago and had so much more to achieve and accomplish. We were young lovers. I met him at age 13 and during the time he was 16 . We grew up together. He’s all I’ve known for so many years and for him to just be gone so sudden so randomly it’s the deepest pain I’ve ever felt. I’m trying to keep my faith and continue to pray but it is very hard. My Days are all a blur. I’d it wasn’t for the fact that I still have my son to raise I wouldn’t even be able to get up most days. Lord help me


Nya September 18, 2016 at 2:24 pm

I’ve read through the stories here and I can honestly say that my heart feels a little less heavy than it did when I found the site this morning. My husband was murdered about a month and a half ago. Leaving behind me and our 9 year old Son. It was so sudden. I literally seen him that morning, talked to him during our work day and we met up that afternoon after work. We parted ways briefly so that I could do some shopping and no more than 2 hours later , I received a call from a Detective telling me my husband was rushed to the nearest hospital. After 4 long hours of surgery the doctor came and told me they couldn’t save him. My world came down crashing. My husband was 31. We married Only 2 years ago and had so much more to achieve and accomplish. We were young lovers. I met him at age 13 and during the time he was 16 . We grew up together. He’s all I’ve known for so many years and for him to just be gone so sudden so randomly it’s the deepest pain I’ve ever felt. I’m trying to keep my faith and continue to pray but it is very hard. My Days are all a blur. If it wasn’t for the fact that I still have my son to raise I wouldn’t even be able to get up most days. Lord help me


Luvo Sapula November 8, 2016 at 6:36 am

I just lost a friend ..its so sudden am stressed and I don’t know what to say .


Rosemarie Jenkins December 7, 2016 at 7:12 am

My prayers are with u i buried my mother may 17 2010 that pain is thw worse pain i ever felt in my life. I struggle every day like it just happen its just so hard to get over the loss of a mother. Keep me in ur prayers and i will continue to pray for u.


Nicole December 7, 2016 at 7:54 am

Is there any biblical verse that indicates that there should be a time limit on greif? There is a well known preacher that has indicated that we should not waste our time and money on greif and greif support groups. What are your thoughts?


Jack Wellman December 7, 2016 at 8:13 am

I do not know what the length of grieving should be. I would say at least a few weeks, but the Bible does not gives us any guidance on this.


Sherry December 27, 2016 at 8:49 pm

Please send healing thoughts my way. The love of my life was killed in a car crash this morning. The pain is unbearable. Thank you. I love you Mike.


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