50 Bible Verses for a Grieving Heart
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God's Word's are a healing balm to a heart that has been shattered by grief. The Psalmist declares in Psalm 119:92, "Unless Your law had been my delight, I would then have perished in my affliction." This entire Psalm is dedicated to revealing the power of, and need for, God's Words.

Today do you need to be comforted? Counseled? Strengthened? Delighted? Revived? 

We've compiled a list of 50 Bible Verses to help comfort a grieving heart. May the Lord bless you and strengthen you as read and reflect on His Words.


50 Bible Verses for a Grieving Heart


  1. The last enemy to be destroyed is death. 1 Corinthians 15:26 ESV
  2. Give all your worries to Him, because He cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7 ICB
  3. But the Lord is faithful, and He will strengthen and protect you from the evil one. 2 Thessalonians 3:3 NASB
  4. The Lord your God will go with you. He will not leave you or forget you. Deuteronomy 31:6 ICB
  5. The Lord is the one who goes ahead of you; He will be with you. He will not fail you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed. Deuteronomy 31:8 NASB
  6. He found him in a desert land, and in the howling waste of a wilderness; He encircled him, He cared for him, He guarded him as the pupil of His eye. Deuteronomy 32:10 NASB
  7. We can say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can anyone do to me?” Hebrews 13:6 NRSV
  8. In quietness and confidence shall be your strength. Isaiah 30:15 NKJV
  9. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Isaiah 40:29 NIV
  10. Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10 NASB
  11. For the mountains may depart and the hills be removed, but my steadfast love shall not depart from you. Isaiah 54:10
  12. The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners. Isaiah 61:1 NIV
  13. I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness. Jeremiah 31:3 NIV
  14. You will feel safe because there is hope. Job 11:18 ICB
  15. When Jesus therefore saw her weeping, and the Jews who came with her also weeping, He was deeply moved in spirit and was troubled. John 11:33 NASB
  16. Jesus wept. John 11:35 NIV
  17. For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16 NKJV
  18. You came near when I called on you; you said, ‘Do not fear! ’Lamentations 3:57 ESV
  19. You have taken up my cause, O Lord; you have redeemed my life. Lamentations 3:58 ESV
  20. He has sent Me [Jesus] to heal the brokenhearted. Luke 4:18 NKJV
  21. Blessed are you who weep now, for you will laugh. Luke 6:21 NRSV
  22. Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. Matthew 5:4 ESV
  23. Do not sorrow, for the joy of the Lord is your strength. Nehemiah 8:10 NKJV
  24. I love the Lord, because He hears My voice and my supplications. Psalm 116:1 NASB
  25. Your word is a lamp to my feet, and a light to my path. Psalm 119:105 NKJV
  26. You are my hiding place and my shield. I hope in your word. Psalm 119:114 ESV
  27. This is my comfort in my affliction, That Your word has revived me. Psalm 119:50 NASB
  28. Let your steadfast love comfort me according to your promise to your servant. Psalm 119:76 ESV
  29. The Lord shall preserve you from all evil; He shall preserve your soul. Psalm 121:7 NKJV
  30. The Lord is gracious and full of compassion. Psalm 145:8 NKJV
  31. He heals the brokenhearted. He bandages their wounds. Psalm 147:3 ICB
  32. The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. Psalm 18:2 NIV
  33. My God turns my darkness into light. Psalm 18:28 NIV
  34. Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. Psalm 23:4 NIV
  35. The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? Psalm 27:1 ESV
  36. I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living. Psalm 27:13 NIV
  37. The Lord is close to the brokenhearted. He saves those whose spirits have been crushed. Psalm 34:18 NRSV
  38. But the salvation of the righteous is from the Lord; He is their strength in the time of trouble. Psalm 37:39 NKJV
  39. God is our protection and our strength. He always helps in times of trouble. Psalm 46:1 ICB
  40. You have recorded my troubles. You have kept a list of my tears. Aren’t they in your records? Psalm 56:8 ESV
  41. On the day I call for help, my enemies will be defeated. I know that God is on my side. Psalm 56:9 ICB
  42. You are my protection, my place of safety in times of trouble. Psalm 59:16 ICB
  43. From the ends of the earth I call to you, I call as my heart grows faint; lead me to the rock that is higher than I. Psalm 61:2 NKJV
  44. My soul, wait in silence for God only, For my hope is from Him. Psalm 62:5 NASB
  45. Yet I am always with you; you hold me by my right hand. Psalm 73:23 NIV
  46. My flesh and my heart fail; But God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. Psalm 73:26 NKJV
  47. Give me a sign of your goodness, that my enemies may see it and be put to shame, for you, LORD, have helped me and comforted me. Psalm 86:17 NIV
  48. He will wipe away every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death, sadness, crying, or pain. All the old ways are gone. Revelation 21:4 ICB
  49. Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you will abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13 ESV
  50. The Lord your God in your midst, The Mighty One, will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing. Zephaniah 3:17 NKJV