Are you looking for Bible verses for comfort in grief? If so, I hope this podcast interview I recorded with Katie M. Reid from the Martha + Mary Show will be an encouragement to you:

bible verses for comfort in grief



In it, we both read a few of our favorite Bible verses for comfort in grief, including:

2 Corinthians 1:3-4 (NIV)

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.

2 Corinthians 4:16-18 (NIV)

Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.

Lamentations 3:22-23 (NIV)

Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.


I hope these Bible verses for comfort in grief are as encouraging to you as they have been to me.


bible verses for comfort in grief


In this episode, we also talk about my book, Letters to Grief, and how I don’t necessarily believe that the stages of grief are always linear, but rather can often be cyclical.

We talk about Mary and Martha’s response to Jesus when He arrives after their brother Lazarus died, and how this passage from John 11 can be instructive for us in our own grief.

Toward the end of the episode, I read the first letter from Letters to Grief, which you can also listen to on YouTube here:



Learn more about Letters to Grief here





A Prayer for Comfort for Those Who are Grieving

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If you’re looking for additional support or encouragement beyond these Bible verses for comfort in grief,
here is a prayer for comfort for those who are grieving: