20 Scriptures about Grief

Grief and sorrow can feel overwhelming and isolating. However, God’s Word offers profound comfort and guidance in the midst of our grief today. He reminds us that we are not alone in our suffering, for God Himself is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit (Psalm 34:18).

Through His Word, God offers hope, healing, and restoration, promising to wipe away every tear and to turn our mourning into joy (Revelation 21:4, Psalm 30:11-12). Moreover, the Scriptures invite us to cast our burdens upon the Lord, trusting that He will sustain us and provide the strength to endure (Psalm 55:22). The Bible teaches us to approach our grief with hope, knowing that our present sufferings are temporary and that an eternal weight of glory awaits us (2 Corinthians 4:17-18).

The LORD is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.

Psalm 34:18
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Here are 20 Bible scriptures about Grief:

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

2 Corinthians 1:3-4 – “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.”

Psalm 30:5b – “Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning.”

Psalm 42:11 – “Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation and my God.”

Isaiah 53:3 – “He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief; and as one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not.”

Lamentations 3:31-32 – “For the Lord will not cast off forever, but, though he cause grief, he will have compassion according to the abundance of his steadfast love.”

John 16:20 – “Truly, truly, I say to you, you will weep and lament, but the world will rejoice. You will be sorrowful, but your sorrow will turn into joy.”

1 Peter 5:7 – “Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.”

Revelation 21:4 – “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.”

Psalm 147:3 – “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.”

Ecclesiastes 3:4 – “a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance.”

Matthew 11:28-30 – “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

Romans 12:15 – “Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep.”

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

Isaiah 61:2-3a – “To proclaim the year of the LORD’s favor, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all who mourn; to grant to those who mourn in Zion— to give them a beautiful headdress instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, the garment of praise instead of a faint spirit.”

1 Thessalonians 4:13 – “But 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.”

Psalm 55:22 – “Cast your burden on the LORD, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved.”

2 Corinthians 4:17-18 – “For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.”

Psalm 30:11-12 – “You have turned for me my mourning into dancing; you have loosed my sackcloth and clothed me with gladness, that my glory may sing your praise and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give thanks to you forever!”