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8 Comforting Bible quotes for when you lose a parent

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Cerith Gardiner - published on 03/15/24

Here are a few words of comfort for those who are grieving the death of their mother or father.

A loving parent is one of the greatest blessings we’re given on earth. Not only do we receive their unconditional love, we also feel that sense of home just being around them.

Therefore, it’s understandable that when they eventually pass away we’re left feeling bereft and in deep sorrow that may at times seem insurmountable.

While time is often one of the best healers, these words from the Bible can offer some solace as we grieve the loss of a parent, or any loved one:

The LORD is close to the brokenhearted, saves those whose spirit is crushed.” Psalm 34:18

This verse reassures that even in times of deep sorrow and pain, God is near to comfort and support those who are grieving.

Do not fear: I am with you; do not be anxious: I am your God. I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my victorious right hand.” Isaiah 41:10

This verse reminds us that in our moments of fear and uncertainty, God is present to provide strength and assistance, guiding us through our grief.

Blessed are they who mourn, for they will be comforted.” Matthew 5:4

Jesus’ words in the Beatitudes offer hope to those who mourn, assuring them that God’s comfort will eventually bring solace to their grieving hearts.

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give it to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid.” John 14:27

Jesus promises a peace that transcends worldly understanding, offering reassurance to those who are grieving that they can find peace and solace in Him.

For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor present things, nor future things, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:38-39

This passage affirms the enduring nature of God’s love, assuring us that even in the face of death and loss, nothing can separate us from His eternal love and care.

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and God of all encouragement, who encourages us in our every affliction, so that we may be able to encourage those who are in any affliction with the encouragement with which we ourselves are encouraged by God.” 2 Corinthians 1:3-4

This verse highlights God’s role as a source of compassion and encouragement in times of affliction, empowering us to find comfort in Him and extend that comfort to others who are grieving.

Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God. Then the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7

Paul’s words remind us to turn to prayer in moments of anxiety and grief, trusting in God’s peace to guard our hearts and minds, providing comfort and reassurance.

We do not want you to be unaware, brothers, about those who have fallen asleep, so that you may not grieve like the rest, who have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose, so too will God, through Jesus, bring with him those who have fallen asleep.” 1 Thessalonians 4:13-14

This passage offers hope to believers, assuring them that their loved ones who have died in Christ will be raised with Him, providing comfort and reassurance in the face of loss.

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