Top 15 Bible Verses To Send To A Grieving Friend
Everyone goes through a time of grief, and if you have a friend or family member who’s going through a time of grief right now, please share these top 15 Bible verses to send to a grieving friend, in order to give them some comfort.
5 Stories From The Bible To Send To A Grieving Friend
Here are 5 stories from the Bible that you can send to a grieving friend.
God of the Living
The Sadducees did not believe in the resurrection, angels, or miracles, so they tried to trick Jesus into answering an impossible question about a woman who had seven husbands and who her husband would be after the resurrection, but Jesus knew what they were trying to do and said, “you know neither the Scriptures nor the power of God” (Mark 12:24b) because Scripture teaches, “ He is not God of the dead, but of the living” so they were “quite wrong” (Mark 12:27).
We who have lost loved ones who died in the faith don’t grieve like the world does. We know it’s not, “Goodbye” but “See you later,” but still, it’s normal and healthy for us to grieve after we lose someone we love. The Apostle Paul told the Thessalonians about this hope, writing that “we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about those who are asleep, that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope” (1 Thessalonians 4:13). They are not there in the grave, but with the Lord, so we ought to rejoice for their sake!
Present with the Lord
Paul was so sure of the coming resurrection of the dead that he could say, “we are of good courage, and we would rather be away from the body and at home with the Lord” (2 Corinthians 5:8). There is no in-between; you are either present here on the earth, in the body (alive), or you are with the Lord (body dead but spirit with the Lord). We can take comfort in that fact.
The Risen Saints
At Jesus’ return, the Bible teaches that He will bring with those He has previously been with. Paul says that “since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep” (1 Thessalonians 4:13). Paul is not talking about a “soul sleep” but the body that sleeps, shall be rejoined with the spirits of the saints, and then, we shall be with the Lord, forevermore.
If you read 1 Corinthians 15, you’ll read that we are saved by Christ’s life, death, and resurrection. We are to live, “knowing that he who raised the Lord Jesus will raise us also with Jesus and bring us with you into his presence” (2 Corinthians 4:14). Death is not our end but only our beginning, and also for those who have already passed into the presence of the Lord. They are waiting for us and will see us in the day the King of the Kingdom arrives or we pass from this life to the next.
If these Bible verses about grief have been of some comfort to you, why not bookmark them, and you can also share them with someone else who is grieving. I believe the Word of God can give comfort to the afflicted.