21 Bible verses about losing a loved one


The Bible is full of relatable stories of people much like you and me who have lost loved ones. Words of comfort, peace, and promise, though etched out thousands of years ago, hold words of comfort for you today. Read these beautiful Bible verses filled with hope and assurance.

1. God will make all things, and people, new in the resurrection.

“Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: and whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?” (John 11:25 – 11:26)

2. You will see your loved one again.

“ For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:” (1 Thessalonians 4:16)

3. Sorrow and death are temporary.

“… and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.” (Revelation 21:4)

4. Please be patient with yourself, heart mending takes time.

“The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.” (Psalms 34:18)

5. Look up and Christ himself will brighten your gloom with his divine light.

“Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.”(Matthew 5:4)

6. Death is a perfect restful sleep in which there is no suffering or even a conscious thought.

“For the living know that they shall die: but the dead know not any thing, neither have they any more a reward; for the memory of them is forgotten.” (Ecclesiastes 9:5)

7. Ask yourself, “How can I honor God…even now?”

“For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord: whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord’s.” (Romans 14:8)

8. Exercise faith, trust in God despite current feelings.

“Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.” (Psalms 23:4)

9. The plan of redemption is still at work. Trust the plan. The payout is out of this world.

“For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ’s at his coming.” (1 Corinthians 15:22 – 15:23)

10. Know that this experience will increase your strength in God.

“For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 8:38 – 8:39)

11. Death is a hard pill for God to swallow too.

“Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints.” (Psalms 116:15)

12. You are not alone, even God the father experienced the pain of loss.

“For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die. But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:7 – 5:8)

13. Like all humanity, we are just passing through this life, this Earth is not our home.

“And, behold, this day I am going the way of all the earth: and ye know in all your hearts and in all your souls, that not one thing hath failed of all the good things which the LORD your God spake concerning you; all are come to pass unto you, and not one thing hath failed thereof.” (Joshua 23:14)

14. O! the glorious wonders to look forward to at the second coming of Christ!

“Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.” (Revelation 20:6)

15. Victory over this dark period is guaranteed, only trust Him.

“Then they cried unto the LORD in their trouble, and he saved them out of their distresses.” “He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death, and brake their bands in sunder.” (Psalms 107:13 – 107:14)

16. Stick with Jesus, He is the light and life.

“The people which sat in darkness saw great light; and to them which sat in the region and shadow of death light is sprung up.” (Matthew 4:16)

17. God has employed all his resources to save everyone of us.

“Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.” (John 5:24)

18. God sacrificed His everything for everyone on this planet to know his love.

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16)

19. One day all God’s people will be reunited and death will be a thing of the past.

“For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?” (1 Corinthians 15:53 – 15:55)

20. Eternal life is a gift that when we accept it we accept God’s providence, provisions and protection in our lives.

“My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: and I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.” (John 10:27 – 10:29)

21. Death is a restful sleep without interruption until the dead are called to life at Christ’s return.

“And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them.” (Revelation 14:13)

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