Nearly 55.3 million people die each year in the whole world, and 151,600 people die each day according to scientific statistics. Death is something we will all encounter in our lives sooner or later unfortunately, and about 80% of the people in the world will inevitably despair when someone they love dies, but here’s what is different for those that live for the glory of the Lord Jesus in these Bible verses about grief.
While those 80% severely despair when faced with death, and that is definitely okay and normal, us Christ-followers will never despair and mourn in the exact same way an unbeliever does.
A Christ-loving person will do grief in a whole lot different way.
Because we have hope, consolation and comfort they don’t have. This is a hope ONLY you, my dear Christ-follower has, with these Bible verses about grief.
An atheist, or someone that doesn’t believe in the glory of our Lord can’t possibly have this hope. It’s like you have a gold mine in front of your house and you know nothing about it.
Read these astonishing Bible verses about grief and losing a loved one to find out what this magnificent hope is:
The world can’t give you this hope. NO one else, not psychiatrists or psychologists, but ONLY our beloved Jesus.
John 11:35: “Jesus wept”.
john 11:35 is the shortest Bible verse of ALL the Bible, and this is when our beautiful Lord was called to heal Lazarus, but when He got there, Lazarus had died.
In two words, it says it all.
2. Ruth 1:20
Ruth 1:20: “Don’t call me Naomi,” she told them. “Call me Mara, because the Almighty has made my life very bitter. 21 I went away full, but the Lord has brought me back empty. Why call me Naomi? The Lord has afflicted me; the Almighty has brought misfortune upon me.”
3. Job 1:18
Job 1:18: “While he was still speaking, yet another messenger came and said, “Your sons and daughters were feasting and drinking wine at the oldest brother’s house,19 when suddenly a mighty wind swept in from the desert and struck the four corners of the house. It collapsed on them and they are dead, and I am the only one who has escaped to tell you!”
4. Job 1:20
Job 1:20: “At this, Job got up and tore his robe and shaved his head. Then he fell to the ground in worship 21 and said:
“Naked I came from my mother’s womb,
and naked I will depart.
The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away;
may the name of the Lord be praised.”
22 In all this, Job did not sin by charging God with wrongdoing”.
Job is the best example in the Bible of how to deal with the death of loved ones, given his entire family died all at once, at the same time and God allowed that to happen.
He wanted to show us what we must do: trust Him, surrender to Him, praise Him and know that our time as humans on this Earth is “borrowed” time, and our bodies are “borrowed” too, and He can take us or those we love whenever He sees fit.
5. John 11:32
John 11:32: “When Mary reached the place where Jesus was and saw him, she fell at his feet and said, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.”
6. 1 Thessalonians 4:13-14
13 Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. 14 For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him. 15 According to the Lord’s word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep. 16 For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first.17 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.18 Therefore encourage one another with these words.
This is hope no atheist, no Hindu, Jew, Muslim or ANY other unbeliever will ever have. Those who die in the Lord will RISE again. Hallelujah
7. Psalms 116:15
Psalms 116:15: “Precious in the sight of the Lord
is the death of his faithful servants”.
8. John 11:25
25 “Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; 26 and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?”
Glory to the Lord for being the holy Resurrection and the Life.
9. John 16:20
20 Very truly I tell you, you will weep and mourn while the world rejoices. You will grieve, but your grief will turn to joy”.
The promise of seeing those who you love when we ALL resurrect when our beautiful Lord Jesus comes again to Earth is some of the most special promises of Christianity.
Glory to the Lord for that. Hallelujah.
10. John 16:33
33 “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
These words from our Lord are incredibly important to keep in mind. Because of his promises we don’t face death the same way other Christ-less people do.
That’s why our beautiful Lord commanded us(because it’s a command, not an option) to take heart, because He’s overcome death, and the world.
11. Revelation 14:13
13 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.”
12. Romans 14:8
8 If we live, we live for the Lord; and if we die, we die for the Lord. So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord”.
13. Revelation 21:4
4 ‘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.”
5 He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.”
14. 1 John 3:2
2 Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is. 3 All who have this hope in him purify themselves, just as he is pure.
This is called by all of us Christ-lovers worldwide as “the Blessed Hope”, the promise of God given by Apostle John to be given a new, glorified body that can be in the presence of God without dying, and the promise to see our beautiful Lord again.
15. John 5:24
24 “Very truly I tell you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be judged but has crossed over from death to life. 25 Very truly I tell you, a time is coming and has now come when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God and those who hear will live.
When you understand all of these important truths, then comes the most beautiful promise of Christianity, for those of us who know the glory of our beautiful Lord Jesus, which the secular world CAN and WILL NEVER offer:
That you will see your loved one again, when our beautiful Lord Jesus resurrects him in His Second Coming.
If you didn’t know the beautiful Lord like you do now, or if you were one of the millions of lost souls UNBELIEVERS in the world, then you definitely wouldn’t have this hope, which is like a treasure of gold.
But you DO, because you know the glory and the power of our beautiful Lord Christ’s promise of resurrection.
In conclusion, I encourage you to bless the Lord, trust Him and mourn the way only a Christ-lover can do, a mourning with hope, a mourning with grace, because this is the eternal gift and hope He gives to everyone who believes in Him. God bless.