Life can sometimes bring moments of deepest sorrow and loss. During these trying times, we often struggle to find the right words to express our compassion and understanding.
A sympathy card bearing a comforting scripture verse might be the tender gesture someone needs. Bible verses offer powerful messages of consolation and hope that can go a long way toward soothing a grieving heart. These chosen verses reaffirm not only God’s love but also his omnipresence during this difficult period, providing solace and strength to those who mourn.
Reading these divine promises can help in healing and acceptance on the path toward recovery.
20 Bible Verses to Add in a Sympathy Card
Whether you’re sending your loved one a physical card or looking to express your condolences with ecards, these bible verses can help comfort those mourning when they need it most.
Then I heard a voice from heaven say, “Write this: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.” “Yes,” says the Spirit, “they will rest from their labor, for their deeds will follow them.”
The message: God will compensate those who die in the hands of the LORD
The LORD also will be a stronghold for the oppressed, A stronghold in times of trouble.
The message: God will never leave us, even in the worst times)
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
The message: God will always be our refuge and our strength)
Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
The message: God will be with them through their trial and will deliver them from hardship
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.
The message: Even during hard times, the LORD counsels us to be courageous and strong
He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”
The message: God assures his children that a new, better day is coming
The LORD is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.
The message: God saves those who are crushed in spirit)
Cast your burden on the LORD, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved.
The message: God shows that peace is possible, even in the middle of a storm
The righteous perish, and no one takes it to heart; the devout are taken away, and no one understands that the righteous are taken away to be spared from evil. Those who walk uprightly enter into peace; they find rest as they lie in death.
The message: God provides rest for the departed; an internal peace
Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you?
The message: Jesus tells his disciples to find comfort in their faith
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.
The message: God has a peace that will remain with you forever, regardless of your situation)
1 Corinthians 15:55-57
“O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?” The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
The message: Those who believe in Christ claim “victory” in death, as they’re welcomed to a Kingdom of everlasting happiness
1 Thessalonians 4:13-14
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. For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep.
The message: Believers have life beyond the grave; thus they aren’t really dead
Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.
The message: Those who mourn are unhappy; thus it’s important to take refuge in Christ
Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
The message: The LORD offers rest to anyone who is weighed down
For they cannot die anymore, because they are equal to angels and are sons of God, being sons of the resurrection.
The message: Those resurrected to live in the Kingdom of God will live immortal as angels
2 Corinthians 1:3-4
Who comforts us in all our affliction so that we will be able to comfort those who are in any affliction with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.
The message: God is there to comfort us
1 Thessalonians 4:17-18
After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. Therefore encourage one another with these words.
The message: Our loved ones will be resurrected before the rapture, meaning we may meet our loved ones sooner than we think
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.
The message: It is by the power of the Holy Spirit that we can be full of hope
For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.
The message: Those who believe in the Lord must share in His suffering before they can share in His glory
Grief, though a universal experience, is deeply personal and unique to every individual. In such difficult periods, sharing comforting Bible verses can make a world of difference, offering light in the deepest darkness. They can provide anyone with a sense of peace and encouragement.