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.

As for me, I shall behold your face in righteousness; when I awake, I shall be satisfied with your likeness.
- Psalm 17:15

Wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death? Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, I myself serve the law of God with my mind, but with my flesh I serve the law of sin.
- Romans 7:24-25

They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads.
- Revelation 22:4

Beloved, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is.
- 1 John 3:2

For I know that my Redeemer lives, and at the last he will stand upon the earth. And after my skin has been thus destroyed, yet in my flesh I shall see God, whom I shall see for myself, and my eyes shall behold, and not another. My heart faints within me!
- Job 19:25-26

Be gracious to me, O LORD, for I am in distress; my eye is wasted from grief; my soul and my body also. For my life is spent with sorrow, and my years with sighing; my strength fails because of my iniquity, and my bones waste away.
- Psalm 31:9-10

Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints.
- Psalm 116:15

Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.
- Matthew 5:4

And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God. He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.
- Revelation 21:3-4

He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.
- Psalm 147:3

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 affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.
- 2 Corinthians 1:3-4

My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.
- Psalm 73:26

casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.
- 1 Peter 5:7

The LORD is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the LORD delivers him out of them all.
- Psalm 34:18

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.
- Psalm 23:4

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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).

Resurrection Hope

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.

Our Resurrection

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.