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9 Bible Verses for Coping with Grief

Allow God’s Scripture to speak words of comfort and hope in your time of need.

After losing a loved one—a parent, a child, a close friend, a beloved pet—it can be hard to know what to do with your grief. Reading God’s Word can be a powerful way to remember His love for you and lean on your faith. Difficult times will be ahead, but allow God’s Scripture to speak words of comfort and hope in your time of need— and bring you closer to a place of healing. Here are 9 Bible verses for coping with your grief.

Bible Verse for Coping with Grief: The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. Psalm 34:18 Better living life advice

1 of 9 Psalm 34:18

The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.


Bible Verse for Coping with Grief: Weeping may remain for a night, but rejoicing comes in the morning. Psalm 30:5 Better Living Life Advice

2 of 9 Psalm 30:5

Weeping may remain for a night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.

Bible Verse for Coping With Grief: Cast your cares on the Lord and He will sustain you; He will never let the righteous fall. Psalm 55:22 Better Living Life Advice

3 of 9 Psalm 55:22

Cast your cares on the Lord and He will sustain you; He will never let the righteous fall.


Bible Verse for Coping With Grief: My comfort in my suffering is this: Your promise preserves my life. Psalm 119:50 Better Living Life Advice

4 of 9 Psalm 119:50

My comfort in my suffering is this: Your promise preserves my life.


Bible Verse for Coping With Grief: My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. Psalm 73:26 Better Living Life Advice

5 of 9 Psalm 73:26

My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.


Bible Verse for Coping With Grief: For no one is cast off by the Lord forever. Though he brings grief, he will show compassion, so great is his unfailing love. For he does not willingly bring affliction or grief to anyone. Lamentations 3:31-33 Better Living Life Advice

6 of 9 Lamentations 3:31-33

For no one is cast off by the Lord forever. Though he brings grief, he will show compassion, so great is his unfailing love. For he does not willingly bring affliction or grief to anyone.


Bible Verse for Coping With Grief: For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:38-39 Better Living Life Advice

7 of 9 Romans 8:38-39

For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Bible Verse for Coping With Grief: Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. Matthew 5:4 Better Living Life Advice

8 of 9 Matthew 5:4

Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.


Bible Verse for Coping With Grief: So with you: Now is your time of grief, but I will see you again and you will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy. John 16:22 Better Living Life Advice

9 of 9 John 16:22

So with you: Now is your time of grief, but I will see you again and you will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy.

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