Bible Scriptures to Comfort Grieving People
O' Lord have mercy on me in my anguish. My eyes are red from weeping;
my health is broken from sorrow.
(Our tears clean
toxins out of our bodies and do healing work,
and after the death of my son I did seem to get a lof of different illness-grief can show up inside and outside of your body!)
Psalms 147:3 He heals the broken heartened, binding up their wounds.
Matthew 5:4 Blessed are those that mourn, for they shall be comforted.
It took me quite a while to really believe that I was being comforted-now
looking back I can see the hand of God on me,
but back then I felt like the scriptures were mocking me.
I am leaving you with a
gift-peace of mind and heart! And the peace I give
is not fragile like the peace the world gives. So don't be troubled or afraid.
John 14:18 No, I will not abandon you or leave you as orphans in the storm-I will come to you.
Psalm 46:1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in times of trouble.
Psalms 30:5b Weeping may endure for the night, but joy comes in the morning.
This also was a hard one to believe, it was several years after James died before I really saw that this was true and came to pass.
I have told you these things so that you will have peace of heart and mind,
Here on earth you will
have many trials and sorrows, but cheer up, for I have overcome the world,
Proverbs 3:6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.
No one can really give you the answer to why your loved one died while others live. They are not God, and neither are we.
1 Thessalonians 4:13
Brothers we don't want you to be ignorant about those who fall asleep: or to
like the rest of men who have no hope.
May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who has loved
and given us everlasting comfort and hope which we don't deserve, comfort your hearts with all
comfort, and help you in every good thing you say and do.
Isaiah 49:13b For the Lord hath comforted His people, and will have mercy on His afflicted.
Jeremiah 31:13 I will turn their mourning into gladness. I will give them comfort and joy instead of sorrow.
What a wonderful God we have-He is the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the
source of every mercy,
and the one who so wonderfully comforts and strengthens us in our hardships and trials.And why does He
And why does He doe this? So that when others are troubled, needing our sympathy and encouragement,
we can pass on to them this same help and comfort God has given us.
In the beginning I didn't care
about comforting other people very much, what I only could see is the
death of my son. IT was the first and last thing I thought about .Actually
nothing seemed to really help at first. I just wanted this nightmare to go away.
But now I can see how the course of my life has brought me to the place that I
am now, and that God's sovereign hand was on my life. And for me it is very
rewarding to be able to encourage
others and give them hope for tomorrow-I promise it will happen to you. You will have joy in the morning again.
To every thing there is a season, a time to every purpose under the heaven: a
time to be born,
a time to die, a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; A time to kill, and a time to heal,
a time to break down, and a time to build up; A time to weep, and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance
Psalm 25:16-18 Turn to me and be gracious to me, for I am lonely and afflicted. The troubles of my heart are enlarged. bring me out of my distresses. Look upon my afflictions and my trouble, and forgive my sins.
Psalm 23:4 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.
John 14:1-3 Let not your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in Me. in My Father's house are many mansions
God sees our sorrow
Exodus3:7 Then the Lord said, "I have indeed seen the misery of my people in Egypt. I have heard them crying and am concerned about their sufferrings.
1Samuel 1:15-17 Hannah had a sorrowful spirit and poured out her soul unto the Lord......and God answered her petition.
2 Samuel 18:32-33 and 2 Samuel 19 King David mourned over the death of his son Absalom and cried out to God.
Psalms 22:24 For He has not despised or disdained the suffering of the afflicted one, He has not hidden His face from him but has listened to his cry for help.
John 11:33-35 When Jesus saw her weeping ....He groaned in spirit and was troubled. "Where have you lain him?" Jesus asked .They said unto Him, "Come and see." Jesus wept.
The BOOK OF PSALMS reminds me that I am not alone and that God does hear my prayers ,even when I don't feel the presence of God or for a time it seems that God doesn't care. There were times King David felt like people scorned and made fun of him, though he had not done anything wrong, and although he prayed some of his problems remained the same, which frustrated him, at times was depressed and ill, also was devastated upon the deaths of his sons. There are times when he feels that God has not heard him-he is not saying this is true-it is just how he is feeling at those moments.
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