If you or someone you know is missing a family member or friend who has passed, here are 7 biblical verses organized by Praisejamzblog to help bring peace and comfort.
#2 Psalm 147:3 (NIV)- “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.” God is a healer, so give your hurt to Him. Allow the Lord to soothe you in your time of distress. He is able to bind the wounds left by loss.
#3 Psalm 34:22 (NLT)– “But the LORD will redeem those who serve him. No one who takes refuge in him will be condemned.” When children of God die, they depart this earth and ascend into the Heavenly realm to be in the company of Christ. We, too, will be there someday. Though it’s painful to say goodbye and not see their face in this world, be comforted by knowing you will one day see them again in Heaven.
#4 1 Peter 5:7 (NIV)- “Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” Don’t attempt to deal with this emotional weight on your own. That’s how people end up trying to drink and medicate the pain away. Cast everything that weighs you down on the Lord. He cares for you. Let Him bear the burden for you.
#5 Matthew 11:28 (NLT)- “Then Jesus said, ‘Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.’” When a loved one dies, rest can be hard to come by! Your emotions are restless and sometimes, even sleep won’t come. But God knows you’re weary. Cry out to Him. Let Him hold you in the cradle of His love and He will give you rest and peace.
#6 Deuteronomy 31:8 (NIV)- “It is the LORD who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.” Loss makes us feel alone, but you’re not by yourself. The Lord is always with you, for He is an ever-present help in trouble (Psalm 46:1). He will never leave nor forsake you.
#7 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 (NKJV)- “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.” You will get through this dark time. I know it may not seem like it now, but you will. Once you emerge from beneath this dark cloud, you will be able to tell others of how God’s love and strength sustained you. You can then use your own suffering to encourage others that if He did it for you, He can do it for them too!