“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.” ~ Revelations 21:4 ~
In this article, I have compiled bible verses for mourning that really helped me when I lost my father in law.
Uurrgh… Some experiences are just too difficult to comprehend as humans.
It was a bright afternoon; I was home taking care of my youngest when I received a call from my husband. “He is gone” “What do you mean?”… I could not understand, “dad has rested, the surgery did not go well”
I did not know how to respond. I just went numb, locked myself and the baby in a room and wailed. I was so confused.
How, why, what happened? I couldn’t understand. The love I had for my father in love was so special I simply could not come to terms.
How was I going to comfort my husband? He doesn’t express his emotions openly but I knew I needed to be strong and help him get through the darkest moment in his life.
If you are going through a loss, or know someone close who has experienced a loss. My prayer is that you find comfort in the word of God. Hugs and more hugs.
It is well.
Bible Verses for Mourning
Here are bibles verses that will give you comfort during a mourning season.
“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.”
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”
2 Corinthians 1:3-4
“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.”
“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”
“Blessed are those who mourn, For they shall be comforted.”
1 Peter 5:7
“Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.”
1 Corinthians 15:52-57
52 in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed.
53 For the perishable must clothe itself with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality. 54 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.”
55 “Where, O death, is your victory?
Where, O death, is your sting?”
56 The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. 57 But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
13 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.
14 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.
15 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.
16 For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first.
17 After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever.
18 Therefore encourage one another with these words.
2 Thessalonians 3:3
“But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one.”
So we say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid.
What can mere mortals do to me?”
“Blessed are you who hunger now,
for you will be satisfied.
Blessed are you who weep now,
for you will laugh.”
“When Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who had come along with her also weeping, he was deeply moved in spirit and troubled.”
“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.”
“Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me.”
“But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ,who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body.”
1 Corinthians 15:26
“The last enemy to be destroyed is death.”
“I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. For the creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed.”
“31 What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32 He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?
33 Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. 34 Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us.
35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? 36 As it is written:
“For your sake we face death all day long;
we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.”
37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.
38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,neither the present nor the future, nor any powers,
39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Bible verses for mourning in the old testament
The old testament is full of great bible stories and verses that can give you comfort when you are going through loss.
Here are more bible verses for mourning
“For no one is cast off
by the Lord forever.
Though he brings grief, he will show compassion,
so great is his unfailing love.
For he does not willingly bring affliction
or grief to anyone.”
Nehemiah said, “Go and enjoy choice food and sweet drinks, and send some to those who have nothing prepared. This day is holy to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.”
Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”
“My comfort in my suffering is this:
Your promise preserves my life.”
The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.”
“He gives strength to the weary
and increases the power of the weak.”
“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted
and saves those who are crushed in spirit.”
“He heals the brokenhearted
and binds up their wounds.”
“For his anger lasts only a moment,
but his favor lasts a lifetime;
weeping may stay for the night,
but rejoicing comes in the morning.”
“So do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
“When you pass through the waters,
I will be with you;
and when you pass through the rivers,
they will not sweep over you.
When you walk through the fire,
you will not be burned;
the flames will not set you ablaze.”
“Though the mountains be shaken
and the hills be removed,
yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken
nor my covenant of peace be removed,”
says the Lord, who has compassion on you.”
“The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me,
because the Lord has anointed me
to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
to proclaim freedom for the captives
and release from darkness for the prisoners,”
“You will be secure, because there is hope;
you will look about you and take your rest in safety.”
You came near when I called you,
and you said, “Do not fear.”
“You, Lord, took up my case;
you redeemed my life.”
“I love the Lord, for he heard my voice;
he heard my cry for mercy.”
“Your word is a lamp for my feet,
a light on my path.”
“You are my refuge and my shield;
I have put my hope in your word.”
“May your unfailing love be my comfort,
according to your promise to your servant.”
“The Lord will keep you from all harm—
he will watch over your life;”
“The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer;
my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge,
my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.”
“You, Lord, keep my lamp burning;
my God turns my darkness into light.”
“For he has not despised or scorned
the suffering of the afflicted one;
he has not hidden his face from him
but has listened to his cry for help.”
“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.”
“The Lord is my light and my salvation—
whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life—
of whom shall I be afraid?”
“4 One thing I ask from the Lord,
this only do I seek:
that I may dwell in the house of the Lord
all the days of my life,
to gaze on the beauty of the Lord
and to seek him in his temple.
5 For in the day of trouble
he will keep me safe in his dwelling;
he will hide me in the shelter of his sacred tent
and set me high upon a rock.”
“I remain confident of this:
I will see the goodness of the Lord
in the land of the living.”
“The salvation of the righteous comes from the Lord;
he is their stronghold in time of trouble.”
“God is our refuge and strength,
an ever-present help in trouble.”
”Record my misery;
list my tears on your scroll—
are they not in your record?”
“But I will sing of your strength,
in the morning I will sing of your love;
for you are my fortress,
my refuge in times of trouble.”
“From the ends of the earth I call to you,
I call as my heart grows faint;
lead me to the rock that is higher than I.”
“Yes, my soul, find rest in God;
my hope comes from him.”
“Yet I am always with you;
you hold me by my right hand.”
“My flesh and my heart may fail,
but God is the strength of my heart
and my portion forever.”