The death of a loved one can be overwhelming, confusing and overall devastating. We find our selves searching for answers we may never find and creating regretful feelings that can only create more loss in our hearts. It is important to know that no matter what season we go through that God is always there for us, even to bring us comfort during loss.
The Bible has shown us that God is there to comfort us at this time of tragedy. He will continue to be there, no matter what state we are in. I have discovered 7 Bible verses that reveal how God comforts us even through the most difficult of times, especially during a loss.
7 Bible Verses For Comfort During Loss
1. Greater Things to Come- Romans 8:18
“I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.”
It’s hard not to get caught up and focused on our present situation. We can forget that we have so much more to look forward to than what has caused this heartache. This doesn’t mean we shouldn’t spend time grieving the loss of a loved one.
Above all, we must remember that what God has prepared for us is so much greater than anything we are going to experience in this life. The hope that we have keeps us holding on and pressing forward towards our eternal reward.
2. Comfort Will Come- Matthew 5:4
“Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.”
During the time of mourning, we often lose sight of a lot of things in our lives that can provide comfort and strength. We should remember that when we are at our lowest and most painful places in our lives, that God is that much closer to us.
He hears your cries and knows your pain. So be comforted to know He is close, and comfort will come from the presence of the Lord.
3. Comfort in God’s Promise-Psalm 119:50
“My comfort in my suffering is this: Your promise preserves my life.”
God has proven to revive us time and time again. He has breathed new life into us from the moment we came to Him. With this, He has promised to always protect and maintain our life in Him as we cast our cares on the one who loves us.
When I think of the word “preserve” I think of beautiful flowers that are kept in a special manner to protect and to maintain their beauty. We are the flowers and God is our preserver. He is there to look after and protect that beauty we have when we are with Christ.
4. Sharing Comfort- 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.”
Having a relationship with God has proven to be the best choice I have ever made in my life. This relationship that my self and others share with God allows us to not only overcome some of the toughest times we face but we can support others in their struggles as well.
By us sharing ways God has comforted us through our own rough waters, we can help bring that light of God into others lives. Giving them a source of His comfort when they can’t find it themselves.
5. The Lord is Close-Psalm 34:18
“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.”
In times of loss, we often feel alone and that there is no one who can lighten the burden that has been set on our hearts. But in this time of low spirits, God is even closer to us.
The Hebrew word in this verse for brokenhearted is Shabar, meaning “to break” but also means to “bring to birth” which is amazing to think! When we are so hurt and broken, God is there to bring something new out of our tragedy. Even in situations where we feel that nothing more than loss could come from it, God allows us to be transformed by our tragedies. To know that the Lord is close, He is allowing this transformation to bring everlasting love to you.
6. Comfort in Eternity- Revelation 21:4
“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.”
This verse from Revelation is where we should place our hope and our hope should remain in our future home, Heaven. In Heaven there will be no more loss, we won’t mourn or feel the earthly pain we have gone through.
We will live as God intended us to live, in the presence of Him with only love and light in our lives. There will only be light in the presence of God, so there will be nowhere for darkness to dwell.
If we keep this destination in mind daily as our future home, the pain and suffering we experience now appear that much smaller compared to the larger picture of what our Lord has prepared for us!
7. God is for You- Romans 8:28
“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.”
God is for there each one of us and we should rest assured that each act of love that we do for God is created into something good. So when we put our trust in Him during our darkest hours, that love we share will be worked into something great. “For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ.” 2 Corinthians 4:6
God is always with us. His unconditional love is all around us, in the people who love Him in, in the places we feel most alone, and in all things we do with love to glorify His name. We must keep scripture like the ones we just revealed that show God’s love for us close to our hearts, in order to defend ourselves from the enemy when we are near defeat. We must wear the armor of God to stand against the devil’s schemes.