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Psalm 34:18 – The LORD is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those whose spirits are crushed. New Living Translation

Psalms 31:9 – O’ Lord have mercy on me in my anguish. My eyes are red from weeping; my health is broken from sorrow.

Psalms 147:3 – He heals the broken heartened, binding up their wounds.

Matthew 5:4 – Blessed are those that mourn, for they shall be comforted.

John 14:27 – I am leaving you with a gift-peace of mind and heart! And the peace I give is not fragile like the peace the world gives. So don’t be troubled or afraid.

John 14:18 – No, I will not abandon you or leave you as orphans in the storm-I will come to you.

Psalm 46:1 – God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in times of trouble.

Psalms 30:5b – Weeping may endure for the night, but joy comes in the morning.

John 16:33 – I have told you these things so that you will have peace of heart and mind, Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows, but cheer up, for I have overcome the world,

Proverbs 3:6 – Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.

1 Thessalonians 4:13 – Brothers we don’t want you to be ignorant about those who fall asleep: or to grieve like the rest of men who have no hope.

2Thessalonians 2:16, 17 – May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who has loved us and given us everlasting comfort and hope which we don’t deserve, comfort your hearts with all comfort, and help you in every good thing you say and do.

Isaiah 49:13b – For the Lord hath comforted His people, and will have mercy on His afflicted.

Jeremiah 31:13 – I will turn their mourning into gladness. I will give them comfort and joy instead of sorrow.

2 Corinthians1:3-4 – What a wonderful God we have-He is the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the source of every mercy, and the one who so wonderfully comforts and strengthens us in our hardships and trials.

Ecclesiastes3:1-4 – To every thing there is a season, a time to every purpose under the heaven: a time to be born, a time to die, a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which 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

Psalm 25:16-18 – Turn to me and be gracious to me, for I am lonely and afflicted. The troubles of my heart are enlarged. bring me out of my distresses. Look upon my afflictions and my trouble, and forgive my sins.

Psalm 23:4 – Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil .for you are with me; your rod and your staff they comfort me.

John 14:1-3 – Let not your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in Me. in My Father’s house are many mansions

Exodus3:7 – Then the Lord said, “I have indeed seen the misery of my people in Egypt. I have heard them crying and am concerned about their sufferings.

1Samuel 1:15-17 – Hannah had a sorrowful spirit and poured out her soul unto the Lord……and God answered her petition.

2 Samuel 18:32-33 and 2 Samuel 19 – King David mourned over the death of his son Absalom and cried out to God.
Psalms 22:24 – For He has not despised or disdained the suffering of the afflicted one, He has not hidden His face from him but has listened to his cry for help.

John 11:33-35 – When Jesus saw her weeping ….He groaned in spirit and was troubled. “Where have you lain him?” Jesus asked .They said unto Him, “Come and see.” Jesus wept.

Also, it is encouraging to read about what Heaven may be like in the 1898 classic Intra Muros – “My Dream of Heaven”
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This book has stood the test of time and has a wide mainstream following. Many churches give it out as a comfort to grieving family members. Billy Graham wrote an introduction to one of the editions.


  1. my name is diane i lost my husband on the 26th of july 2022. He had been sick for 2 months. I was hopeing he would get better but he didnt he had 3 thing wrong with him very low soudim, then a blockage, then a stroke, then a heart attack that took him away from me. We had only been married 20 years would have loved to have had more years with him. We lived every day as if it was our last we loved each other so deeply and we laughed all the time and just before we would go to sleep at night we still talked for hours. He was the love of my life and i will miss him until the day i go to be with him . befor he died i kissed him on the cheek and told him i would love him forever.

  2. We lost a 26 year old grandson in January 2019 and was looking for some comforting verses to comfort my family.

  3. Hi Robert,
    So sorry for the loss of your daughter.
    Grieving when there is unresolved conflict in a family is very difficult..especially as you are unable to grieve with them. Lean on the Lord each time the grief overwhelms you and hold onto his Word..The Lord has not avandoned you He understands you pain and sadness..He promises to hold you up during this grieving journey..Know that he is s God of restoring all that is broken, Cling to Him.

    Revelation 14:13; Psalm 116:14; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-14; John 11:25-26; 1 Corinthians 15:42-44; Isaiah 57:1-2; 2 Corinthians 4:17-18; 2 Corinthians 5:8; Revelation 12:11; John 14:1-2; Revelation 21:4; 1 John 3:2; Romans 14:8; 1 Thessalonians 4:17-18; Ecclesiastes 7:1; Psalm 48:14; Philippians 2:20
    Bible Verses About Death – Receive guidance, strength and encouragement by reading passages about death and related topics such as loss, grieving, and heaven. No one may be able to understand the gapping hole of loss that you feel, but God’s Word is able to bring unexplainable peace if you allow Scriptures to speak into your heart and mind.

    No matter what stage of grief you are in, God wants to walk alongside you. He won’t push you to move faster or to move on, He will guide you and give you strength for each step. May these Bible verses bring you comfort and healing.

    Revelation 14:13
    Chapter Parallel Compare
    13 Then I heard a voice from heaven say, “Write this: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.” “Yes,” says the Spirit, “they will rest from their labor, for their deeds will follow them.”

    Psalm 116:14
    Chapter Parallel Compare
    14 I will fulfill my vows to the LORDin the presence of all his people.
    1 Thessalonians 4:13-14
    Chapter Parallel Compare
    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.
    John 11:25-26
    Chapter Parallel Compare
    25 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; 26 and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?”
    1 Corinthians 15:42-44
    Chapter Parallel Compare
    42 So will it be with the resurrection of the dead. The body that is sown is perishable, it is raised imperishable; 43 it is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory; it is sown in weakness, it is raised in power; 44 it is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body. If there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual body.

    Isaiah 57:1-2
    Chapter Parallel Compare
    1 The righteous perish, and no one takes it to heart; the devout are taken away, and no one understands that the righteous are taken away to be spared from evil. 2 Those who walk uprightly enter into peace; they find rest as they lie in death.
    2 Corinthians 4:17-18
    Chapter Parallel Compare
    17 For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. 18 So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
    2 Corinthians 5:8
    Chapter Parallel Compare
    8 We are confident, I say, and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord.
    Revelation 12:11
    Chapter Parallel Compare
    11 They triumphed over him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death.
    John 14:1-2
    Chapter Parallel Compare
    1 “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. 2 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?

    Revelation 21:4
    Chapter Parallel Compare
    4 ‘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.”
    1 John 3:2
    Chapter Parallel Compare
    2 Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is.
    Romans 14:8
    Chapter Parallel Compare
    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.
    1 Thessalonians 4:17-18
    Chapter Parallel Compare
    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.
    Ecclesiastes 7:1
    Chapter Parallel Compare
    1 A good name is better than fine perfume, and the day of death better than the day of birth.

    Psalm 48:14
    Chapter Parallel Compare
    14 For this God is our God for ever and ever; he will be our guide even to the end.

  4. I too lost my daughter of 31 suddenly this March
    Even though severe pas ( parental alienation syndrome ) she was a loving caring Young woman that tried to rise above it never kept my granddaughter away from me. Un fortunately my other two children are fully engulfed in it. I have no comfort in greveing as a family with them I am all alone. My depression and anxiety and anger is all my own. If I try to reach out to them thier mother still calls my a narcissistic person looking for sympathy. She is evil by the way. My depression is real as any father has. Days are bad then worse
    Even if I enmerse my self in my foundation for the homeless it is empty. I can not focus on anything. This weekend is 6 months and not looking up to it at all. Pain is as real as it was then. I pray daily for relief but it comes slow.
    I don’t know how to deal with it anymore.

  5. Hi, i lost my 30 years daughter on 21 JANUARY 2018. Its hard to carry on. I pray everyday for God’s healing , i was admitted in a psychiatric hospital for depression for a period of 3weeks, still taking anti depressants , praying and praising. Worse, i had a not so healthy up bringing. My mother used to emotionally and physically abuse me, she took away my two grandsons from me, after their mother died, she threw them back at me in the middle of the year. She’s abusing alcohol and smokes cigarettes a lot. My baby brother is on drugs, im the sole breadwinner. Im praying for their repentance and salvation everyday. Saints, please pray for us. My baby is still studying and i lost my dear loving father 23years ago 24 November 1995 , we were very close, i lost my loving brother 11 December 2014, he was my best friend, i cant get over them. I find it too hard to deal with all the loss and grief. I need the face of the Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth.

    1. Xenia,

      God bless you! I am so sorry for the loss of your daughter and all the other losses and trials. I’m no stranger to loss and grief. I will not go into details about them but I will go into detail about what God has done in my life through and with those losses.

      In my darkest hour I felt like I would have to crawl to church that’s how low I was. Even through all of my grief, pain and feelings of having absolutely no one to turn to I knew I had to cling to The Lord. I had to be where I could possibly feel some comfort to go on. I found that comfort in His Presence. Once I felt His Presence I could not be without it. I cried out to God on my knees sobbing begging Him to never let His Presence leave me. I couldn’t understand it then but I cried often when I would feel His Presence because it was doing something on the inside of me.

      I walked in this manner for awhile and then I began to want more. The Word and service to God became what I desired and couldn’t live without. As I began seeking and serving God more He began to speak to me revealing His purpose for my life through His Word, through prophetic revelations that would be given to me that would always confirm what He had already placed in my spirit.

      As I continued to devote every area of my life to Him it became clear to me that God was using all of the pain, trials, sufferrings, grief and loss that had plagued my life some of which was still going on even in the midst of all I’m sharing that I experienced in Him.

      I became aware that He was bringing people in my life that I was identifying with and who I would share that the way to peace, comfort, deliverance, joy and life was in and through a life built, lived, walked, desired and abided in Jesus Christ.

      God took my painful past and used it for His Glory. Xenia it is my prayer that you would seek God, cry out to Him and ask Him to use you, your life and all the pain, loss and suffering and return Beauty for Ashes. I pray that the rest of your life will be lived according to His purpose, will and plan for your life unto His Glory and your joy and continued edification. May you be blessed to be a blessing unto the Glory of God and to the salvation of souls. May this word be your portion and manifested in your life:

      Isaiah 61:1-3 (NIV)
      The Year of the Lord’s Favor
      61 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,[a]
      2 to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor
      and the day of vengeance of our God,
      to comfort all who mourn,
      3 and provide for those who grieve in Zion—
      to bestow on them a crown of beauty
      instead of ashes,
      the oil of joy
      instead of mourning,
      and a garment of praise
      instead of a spirit of despair.
      They will be called oaks of righteousness,
      a planting of the Lord
      for the display of his splendor.

      Be blessed Xenia and may you seek The Lord as you seek nourishment for life.
      In Jesus Name I pray….Amen?

      1. in the name of Jesus I command all death and destruction to depart from your home let your heart be filled with the presence of the Lord day and night his loving hand upon you in th ename of Jesus the blood of Jesus cover you and your family let all depression vanish in the name of Jesus the peace of God be like an ocean upon your heart submerge you and drawn you in the name of Jesus may never again the spirit of death emerge or come close legions of angels accompany your steps all curses be dashed to pieces and the fire of God consume you spirit soul body in the name of JEsus

  6. Do you have anything about praying or something on how to get through when a love one commits suicide.

    1. Hi Sonnie – I have been in yer shoes & I am still grieving the loss of 4 dear friends from suicide … this all happened to me in 5 yrs – it’s an awful ordeal to have to go through . Some days are better then other’s it seems . Prayer & my Faith in God have helped me – being open & honest about what a wreck I am emotionally with friends & family has been a gift I give myself . The healing process is long … I have wept – I have felt guilty – I have been very angry – but God has been there for me every step of the way . I have come to the conclusion that my dear friends were just too sad & weak to hold on to this life . Nothing I could have said or done would have made a difference . God only knows how long our lives will be on this earth . It was His choice to take them to Heaven . I want you to know that I am sending Love & Healing Prayers to you – I hope that in time you will heal – give yourself lot’s of TLC – {{{{ hugs <3 Blessings }}} Just me – Norene a friend who cares ~ 🙂

  7. There is no pain so bad like losing a loved one, knowing they won’t rise again just shatters the soul. May God give us the strength to overcome.

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      Ummy – Did they know Christ as their Savior? If they did not, then I do know and feel your pain. If they did, then they are already risen. They are in Heaven right now, yet without a physical body. Jesus is currently the only One in Heaven with a glorified body. When Christ comes again to take us all to Heaven, we will all then receive our eternal bodies.

      But again, I know the pain of the other. It is a horrible thing. God will give us the grace. I love you. Rex

  8. Lucky
    God bless you. There are people like that and am encouraging you to keep faith alive and be strong. Pray for her that God would touch her and change her, always do what you are asked to do with joy having this assurance that a day is coming when you will be a master of your own household by then you would have learnt to threat people well. Stay hopeful don’t quick her house and I’ll you are fit to pay rent.

  9. my name is lucky am 23years old am learning pipeline welding work, i stay with my sister (marriade). i asist her in all she do but still yet she treat me like a stranger to her.
    one day she called me to service our generator i said okay because i have been doing dat,then i now start to do the generator after the generator did not work, i now said sist the generator did not work she said why? i said i don’t know she ask me to find solution to the generator i now tell her that we need to carry the generator to repairer she said i don’t have money where he husband send her 95 thousand from the 95 thousand she gave me one thousand so i did not use the one thousand i said okay as far as you ask me to find solution to the generator i will use the 1k to do that hoping that she we give me money she did not i use the 1k to do it. my story is too long, my heart is full of pain, sorrow please i need help please i want to leave my sister place am GOD fearing boy please i need your help.

  10. I lost a 19 year old granddaughter on July 15, 2017. I have my moments, but overall believe I am

    doing pretty good. However, her parents are having a much more difficult time. I don’t know

    what to do or how to comfort either of them. Her mother has remining two sons to raise. Her

    father still has a teenage daughter to raise. Our loss was great! Is grief counseling a good

    suggestion for the parents?

    1. Christella – a loss of a loved one brings a great deal of impossible pain. I know that our answer for hope and healing is found in Jesus. I can’t say anything that will make things better, but I can offer you a suggestion to get a book called, “Through the Eyes of a Lion: Facing Impossible Pain, Finding Incredible Power” by Levi Lusko. He is a pastor in Montana and he lost his young daughter days before Christmas. It’s a great testimony and inspiration to people who are grieving and feeling hopeless. I hope you get it, read it, and share it. I am praying that you will find peace, rest, and hope in the midst of your terrible pain.

      1. Receive peace and comfort in the name of Jesus abundant overflowing to others the fire of God visit every part of your soul all darkness and confusion depart in the name of Jesus

  11. My husband died in 2012. We very close and good friends. In his hospital bed we would chat and laugh to the suprise of nurses. The day when the dark cloud fell, i was holding his hand and laughing with him as usual, he suddenly stopped talking and was put on life support and few hours later he was gone.He was wrapped in a white cloth and was made to escort his body to the mortuary where he was thrown like a log. I was traumatized and have been struggling upto now the fear i underwent. A good friend of mine encouraged me strongly to remain firm and news of her death on 27.8.17 has made me to start over. How will i face this harsh reality. May God help me and take away this fear in me, its a very awful and akward experience .

    1. Mirriam,

      How awful that someone would neglect your heart like that. I will offer that I have relatives in the emergency services and they see so much struggle, injury, and death that they get desensitized to it. I think that is what you experienced. But I want to thank you for the a wonderful testimony I hear in your post. The joy you had with him to the very end. So many relationships just fall apart under that stress and for even less. You just told us with your words how much you loved him, and what you described is how much he loved you. He did not let his fate prevent him from expressing that love to the end. Your love strengthened him and he was strengthening you to the end. As for what happened in the mortuary, don’t let them undo what your husband offered you, reassurance resting in the love he left you with. I offer what Jesus taught us about that. Your husband was not in that body anymore. Jesus said of the moment that our soul leaves the body, “Wheresoever the body is, there will the vultures be gathered together.” Think about how horrible it sounds that our loved one’s body might be subject to vultures, yet Jesus reassured us, we are gone from that vessel. He also said, “Fear not those that after they have killed the body, they have no more that they can do to you.” Your husband was not in that body anymore. Trust Him. They did not hurt him. You will see your husband again. He promised.

  12. On July the 20th our home was broken in and someone took my chest full of jewelry that I have been collecting for years. I am having a hard time understanding why? Please pray for me that I may find peace in my heart.

  13. My husband and i lost all four of our children to the state in 2015(officially in 2016) and we are very heartbroken. The Lord is upholding us but it still hurts everyday. Please pray for us all and for reunification soon one day before we go to glory!

    1. Really sorry to hear that. The Lord says knock and the door will be opened unto you, ask and it shall be given to you and seek and you shall find. God knows you youre knocking on His doors seeking Jis help and He will help you. You’ve turned to the right person for help, the Lord Himself. We surrender your plea to Him.
      It is well in Jesus’ name,

  14. On March 27th 2013 I lost my son to seizure an without god in my life I don’t know where I would be pray give me the strength to go on well it’s been four year an iam still praying for strength because on March 27th 2017 my uncle pass away an it fell like iam Burien my son all over again it’s hard

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      Marquitta – I do feel your loss. I hope you now have God in your life. If not, go here Salvation.

      Read this book – Intra Muros. It is a book about Heaven. It was written a 100 years ago and it has stood the test of time. It is not creepy but is given out by many churches to help. It may not be exact but this is where your son is now waiting for you.

      Death is hard and it touches all of us, and it will happen to all of us. We love you and are praying for you. Rex

    2. I have 2 sons that are addicts one to herion and meth and the other to alcohol I’m so worn out and tired I’ve been praying and trying to keep my faith in God my son that’s addicted to herion is facing prison time I just can’t get thru to him he doesn’t want help plz pray for him that God will restore him and my other son he drinks goes into rages has a lot of anger hate etc he says it because his Dad abandoned him when he was 8 yrs old the other was 10 I guess that really affected them plz pray for him as well they are so lost I know God can do anything I tell God plz lord don’t let them leave this earth without them knowing you being saved that’s my biggest fear God bless you all and thank you .

  15. My cousin died on Good Friday of 2014. We were like little brother and big sister. The anniversary of her flight to Heaven is in a few weeks and these scriptures really helped me. I been heartbroken for a while but now I know God and Jesus are closer to me now than ever before…

    1. Author

      Chris – Read this book – Intra Muros. It is a book about Heaven. It was written a 100 years ago and it has stood the test of time. It is a wonderful possible picture of what Heaven can be. We love you

  16. I lost my father in 2013. We were very close, spoke almost everyday. I am not going to lie to you it wrecked me. I am also in my 50s. I don’t know if you have sisters or brother’s, but one day I started texting them what I call Dadisums…Just funny things he use to say like “It’s like catching lighting in a bag” and they would respond with other ones…It’s makes us laugh and remember him fondly…Takes some of the pain away, at least for us.And we know one one of us starts these round of texts it a way of telling the other person we are missing him today…

    1. Author

      Kim – I know. My mom died in 2009 and we talked every night, sometimes for a few moments and sometimes (many times) for two hours, every night. I am not a mama’s boy but I would walk the dogs and talk to her. It is better but I still miss her. I have a peace. I still miss her but I have peace.

      I am believing that for you. You will see him again and it will be forever. That’s very good and it keeps me going especially when I think about my two girls. God is good. We love you. It gets better. Read the book linked above. Rex

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