Bible Verses for the Loss of a Child
On this page, we’ll share some of the best bible verses we’ve found for the loss of a child in the hope that some may provide comfort and peace in times of despair. Losing a child is one of the most difficult experiences any parent can go through.
The grief and pain are overwhelming, and we know it is hard to find comfort or solace during this time. For bereaved parents looking for strength and hope in their darkest hours, nothing is more powerful than turning to the Bible for guidance.
The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.
18 The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.
19 The righteous person may have many troubles, but the LORD delivers him from them all;
20 he protects all his bones, not one of them will be broken.
Psalm 34:18-20 says even if you face many troubles, God will deliver you from them all.
The pain of losing a child can be unbearable, and the following grief can make it difficult to find joy. God promises never to leave us alone in our suffering, and He stands ready to bear our burdens. Psalm 34:18 reminds us that God is close to those who are brokenhearted and He will save those with crushed spirits.
Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
1 And seeing the multitudes, He went up onto a mountain; and when He was set, His disciples came unto Him.
2 And He opened His mouth and taught them, saying,
3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.
4 Blessed are they that mourn, for they shall be comforted.
5 Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.
6 Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after righteousness, for they shall be filled.
7 Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.
8 Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.
9 Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God.
10 Blessed are they that are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.
11 Blessed are ye when men shall revile you and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely for My sake.
Matthew 5:4 reminds us that those who mourn will be comforted by God. These words help show that you are not alone in your grief and pain, and there is hope for a better future ahead.
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He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.
Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more.
2 And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
3 And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God.
4 He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.
Revelation 21:4 is a Bible verse that can help bereaved parents find comfort and peace in times of despair. It says that God will wipe away all our tears and take away death, sadness, crying, and pain. This means that everything bad will go away so we can feel better again.
My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever
23 Nevertheless, I am continually with you;
you hold my right hand.
24 You guide me with your counsel,
and afterward you will receive me to glory.
25 Whom have I in heaven but you?
And there is nothing on earth that I desire besides you.
26 My flesh and my heart may fail,
but God is the strength[b] of my heart and my portion forever.
When parents lose a child, they may feel very sad and scared. But Psalm 73:26 reminds us that God will always be with us and He will make us strong. This verse helps grieving parents to remember that even if their body and heart feel weak, God is still their strength forever.
For his anger is but for a moment, and his favor is for a lifetime. Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning.
I will extol you, O Lord, for you have drawn me up
and have not let my foes rejoice over me.
2 O Lord my God, I cried to you for help,
and you have healed me.
3 O Lord, you have brought up my soul from Sheol;
you restored me to life from among those who go down to the pit.
4 Sing praises to the Lord, O you his saints,
and give thanks to his holy name.
5 For his anger is but for a moment,
and his favor is for a lifetime.
Weeping may tarry for the night,
but joy comes with the morning.
Psalm 30:5 tells us that God’s anger is only for a short time, but His love lasts forever. This means that even when we feel sad and like everything is bad, God’s love will still be there to give us hope. It also reminds us that our sadness may last through the night, but joy and happiness will come in the morning. Bereaved parents can find comfort in knowing that God will always be with them and provide them with strength during difficult times.
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In moments of profound grief, it is crucial to remind ourselves that it’s okay to take the time we need to navigate through the complex web of emotions, and our own unique healing journey. Do not hesitate to lean on the unwavering support of loved ones and friends, and if necessary, seek guidance from a compassionate professional counselor. In addition, find solace, comfort, and a listening ear at Ian’s Place—an exceptional sanctuary devoted to fostering emotional well-being and peace during challenging times.
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