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25 Bible Verses To Help Comfort A Grieving Mother

Some days there are no words to say that’ll provide a comforting arm around your downcast shoulders, or heal your broken heart full of sorrow.

I’m so sorry for your loss.

Mothers are often left to wonder how a loving Heavenly Father could allow something so painful to happen to His daughters.

You might be here trying to find comfort in God’s word, or perhaps you’re a friend or family member who’s concerned for a grieving mother.

God bless you no matter what situation you find yourself in.

In times of grief our forever faithful Father in Heaven will give you all the room, space, and time you need to heal.

He understands agony, a heavy heart, and the journey of grief you’re now traveling.

He is present, and He knows the depth of your pain and broken heart.

And remember, He’ll never abandon His daughters who are left here grieving.

You are so precious to Him, just as your child He’s called home is precious to you.

A mother is comforting her child.

25 Bible Verses To Help Comfort A Grieving Mother

I hope you find the peace your heart desperately needs through these comforting verses from the Bible.

Ecclesiastes 3:1-4

“To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance.”

You lived with your Father in Heaven before you were born. This life is simply a moment of time where you’ll learn, grown, and then one day return to God’s presence. While you’re in the season of your deepest grief, remember that during your greatest darkness, there will one day be a light that’ll break through.

Psalm 23

(A Psalm of David)

“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.”

Jesus Christ loves you so much. His unfailing love and comfort will guide you through the darkest of valleys. He’ll provide for your every need, anointing you with His blessings. He has a special plan for you and the child you lost. I promise as you trust in Him and let His goodness and mercy follow you all the days of your life, you and your family will eternally dwell in His house forever.

Philippians 4:7

“And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”

There’s no pain a bereaved parent will go through that’s greater than a loss of a child. And yet, the peace Christ promises us isn’t the “feel good for a day” peace. His peace, given to us because he suffered and died for you, is eternal glory, a living hope, and an ever-present help from heaven.

Trust in Him and His peace will guard your heart and mind, giving you strength to face each day with courage and faith. Remember that God loves you and is always with you, even in the darkest of times. As you navigate through grief, let His peace comfort you and give you hope for the future.

John 14:18, 27

“I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you. Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”

God’s love is there for us in our darkest moments. He wants nothing more than to bring comfort and peace to our hearts, reminding us that we are not alone. His love is unlike any other love in this world, it is unfailing and unending. Though your pain feels so overwhelming, trust that God’s promises are true and His peace will sustain you through it all.

He can be your greatest source of strength. You do not have to be alone in your grief, for the Lord is with you and will never leave you. He wants nothing more than to wrap his loving arms around you in your time of need and whisper “you’re not alone.”

2 Samuel 22:2-3

“And he said, The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer. The God of my rock; in him will I trust: he is my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower, and my refuge, my saviour; thou savest me.”

I never thought of Jesus being like a shield. But it makes sense, doesn’t it? Sometimes in the strength of my heart I wear myself out trying to do everything. Keep a smile on my face, pretend everything’s okay, but inside my heart there are so many broken pieces.

With Jesus as your shield, you can surrender those broken pieces to Him. In His arms, you can find safety and security. He is our rock, our fortress, our deliverer. I trust in Him and find refuge in His love. Even in the midst of grief and pain, He is our tower of strength and salvation.

So when you feel overwhelmed by your emotions or burdened by your circumstances, remember that God is near. Let His love and promises wash over you, and allow yourself to find peace in the midst of it all.

Psalm 34:18

“The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.”

You don’t have to climb to the throne of grace to find solace in your sorrow, for the Lord is near to those who are brokenhearted. He sees your tears and feels your pain because he loved you so much to experience them for you before you were a twinkle in your own parent’s eyes.

So don’t be afraid to come to Him with your hurts and struggles. He already knows them anyway. He is so good. I promise when you’re angry with him, he will give you love; when you’re crying and want to be alone, he will bless you with the gentlest spirit of peace from heaven; he will be your guide in the difficult journey of grief as you walk through your darkest valley.

He will never leave you.

Matthew 5:4

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.”

Jesus was a man of sorrows. He knows what hard times are because of what he went through, and he is therefore able to come alongside you and comfort you in your sorrow. He will never minimize your pain or dismiss it as unimportant. Instead, he will wrap his arms around you and hold you close until the storm passes (for as long as you need – even for your whole life).

And when you remember your times of loss throughout your life, his love and comfort will always be close at hand.

Isaiah 49:15-16

“Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? Yea, they may forget, yet will I not forget thee. Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands; thy walls are continually before me.”

I use to feel so angry at this verse, “I would never forget my child!” But it took some tutoring from the spirit to teach me these verses aren’t accusatory towards mothers. They are simply telling us that as a mother’s love for her child is unbreakable, so is God’s love for each of us. He will never forget us or forsake us, even in our darkest moments. And just like how a mother carries her child close to her heart, God has engraved our names on His palms – a constant reminder of His unfailing love for us.

So when you feel alone and forgotten, remember that God knows your pain and He is always with you, holding you close in His arms. Let Him be your guide through the journey of grief, and trust in His promise to never leave you. You are not alone. Trust in God’s comfort and let it bring healing to your heart. He is always by your side, ready to guide you through any storm that comes your way.

John 14:27

“Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”

Because of the sufferings of Christ, we can find peace in the midst of our pain. Your heart is hurting and you want nothing more than to hold your child again, but even in this difficult time, Jesus offers us His peace. A peace that surpasses all understanding and comforts us in ways the world cannot.

And his promise of not letting our hearts be troubled is because he knows our pain the promised blessings that wait for the faithful in the kingdom of heaven. He wants families to be together, forever. Let this knowledge bring comfort to your heart and keep you going, knowing that one day you will be reunited with your child in the loving arms of our Heavenly Father.

Psalm 46:1

“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.”

The love of Christ is not only a promise for the future, but it is also a present help in our time of need. God is always with you, ready to be your comfort and strength when you feel weak and overwhelmed. He is your refuge from the storms of life, providing you with a safe place to rest and find peace.

2 Corinthians 1:3-4

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.”

The apostle Paul reminds us that the love and comfort we receive from God is not just for ourselves, but also to share with others who are going through similar struggles. God will use your burden to be someone else’s blessing. Through our own experiences of pain and suffering, you can show compassion and understanding towards others who are hurting.

And while you’re going through the grieving process, remember that it’s okay to not be okay. It’s normal to feel a range of emotions and to have good days and bad days. Give yourself grace and time to heal, and allow others to help you along the way.

Revelation 21:4

“And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.”

There are no words of comfort that can take away the pain of losing a loved one, but there is hope in knowing that one day all our tears will be wiped away and we will experience eternal joy with God. The peace you feel and will one day have will come because of Jesus Christ, who conquered death and brings us the promise of everlasting life. Hold tightly onto him, knowing that one day all the hurt and suffering will be gone.

Matthew 11:28

“Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”

God is the source of comfort every step of the way. When you feel overwhelmed by your grief and the weight of your sorrow, remember to turn to him and find rest for your soul. He is the ultimate comforter, ready to carry your burdens and wrap you in his loving embrace. Through it all, know that you are never alone, for God is with you every moment.

Isaiah 41:10

“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.”

You will have moments you can’t explain. Feelings that touch your heart, unspoken prayers only your broken heart can offer up to heaven. It’s in these times you’ll be wrapped in the arms of love, held close within God’s grace. He promises to be with you through every trial and tribulation, giving you strength and upholding you with his righteous hand. Trust in him and find peace in the midst of your pain.

Psalm 139:13-16

“For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.”

The message of hope and love from God is not just reserved for moments of sorrow or struggle. It is a constant reminder that we are fearfully and wonderfully made by the Creator himself. Each one of us, with our own unique personalities and mortal missions, was carefully crafted in his image and written in his book before we even existed.

You have a special mission to perform for him in this life, just as he has a special plan for you and your child in the next. Trust in his perfect creation and embrace your role with confidence, knowing that you were made with love and purpose.

Jeremiah 1:5

“Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.”

Your Heavenly Father knows you and the child you lost intimately. He has already planned out your lives and knows the paths you will take. Though we may not understand his ways or his timing, we can trust that he has a purpose for everything that happens in our lives. And in the midst of our pain, he is preparing us for something greater than we can imagine.

So hold on to hope, dear mother, and know that you and your precious child are wonderfully made by a loving God who has a plan for both of you. Trust in him, embrace his love, and let it guide you through the journey ahead. Your story, and your child’s story are eternal.

2 Corinthians 4:17

“For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory.”

The last time you held your child in your arms may have been too brief, but the love you shared will last forever. Your pain, your suffering, and your hard days are only temporary, and they are shaping you into someone stronger, wiser, and more compassionate. Your child’s life has had a powerful impact on your own, and the lessons you’ve learned will continue to bless others in ways you may never know.

Trust in God’s plan for you, so when the sound of the trumpet of God’s voice calls out for your baby, you will be reunited and together, you will experience the weight of glory beyond measure.

Exodus 3:7

“And the Lord said, I have surely seen the affliction of my people…and have heard their cry…for I know their sorrows.”

God not only hears your pleadings and sees your tears, but he knows your sorrows because he feels them too. He knows the heartache of losing a child, and he mourns with you. But he also promises to turn your sorrow into joy, and to restore what has been taken away from you. For every tear you’ve shed, there will be a moment of laughter and for every ache in your heart, there will be an abundance of love and blessings you cannot begin to imagine as you remain faithful to him.

1 Peter 5:7

“Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.”

Heavenly Father and His son, Jesus Christ love you so much. They care for mourning mothers and bereaved parents because they know the immense pain and emptiness you feel. They want to carry your burdens with you, to ease your suffering and bring peace to your troubled hearts. So when it seems like you cannot bear another day without your child, remember that God is carrying you through each moment, holding your hand and never letting go.

Jeremiah 33:3

“Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.”

Because of the gift of the resurrection of Jesus Christ, you have the promise of holding your child again in perfect, resurrected bodies. And not only that, you will experience all the great and mighty things that God has prepared for you and your family in the eternities.

When you feel like you cannot take another step today, remember that God is with you. He knows your sorrows and carries your burdens. And when you call upon His name, He will answer and show you all the beautiful and wondrous things that await you and your child in the next life.

Psalms 116:15

“Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.”

You lived with your Heavenly Father for a long time before being born on this earth. He is the Father of Compassion and the God of all Comfort. He loves you and knows your name. And he loves your child and knows their name because they are His, too. They are in His loving arms, free from pain and sadness.

While you grieve and mourn, always remember there will be moments when you will feel your sweet child’s spirit near you. In those moments, know that it is a tender reminder from your Heavenly Father that your child is with Him and watching over you.

Revelation 14:13

“And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them.”

The greatest of our lives is not measured by how long we live on this earth, but by the impact we have made and the love we have given. Your child’s life, though short, has touched many hearts and will continue to do so through your memories and the legacy they leave behind.

God measures greatness by the love we give and the compassion we show towards others. Your child’s spirit will forever live on through your love and the love they have shared with those around them.

In the eternities, you will be reunited with your child, in a place where there is no more pain or sorrow. While you’re still in your mortal journey, know that Jesus Christ is always with you and understands the depths of grief and loss you’re feeling. Lean on Him for comfort and peace, and know that your child is in the embrace of your loving Heavenly Father.

John 14:2

“In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.”

John promises us that there is a place for each of us in our Heavenly Father’s house. This includes your sweet child who has returned to their heavenly home. And our loving savior is preparing a place for you as well, so that when the time comes, you will be reunited with your child in a place of pure joy and love.

During this difficult time, hold onto the hope and promise of eternal life with your beloved child. Allow yourself to grieve and feel the pain of their absence, but also find comfort in knowing that they are at peace and watching over you from above. You are not alone in this journey and you will one day be reunited with your child in the presence of God’s endless love.

Psalm 55:22

“Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.”

God knows the weight of your pain and heartache, and He is always there to bear your burdens with you. Lean on Him and trust that He will sustain you through this difficult time. Your child may no longer be physically by your side, but their memory and love will remain with you forever.

They had a special mission to complete in this life and you were the precious daughter chosen to be their mother. Remember that you were entrusted with the incredible gift of being their parent, and nothing can ever take away the bond and love between a mother and her child.

Romans 8:18

“For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.”

Your pain is so great, and I cannot help but think when we meet Christ and our Father in Heaven we will be rewarded far greater than the deepest pain in our hearts. We will be so moved at their compassion in rewarding our faithfulness in the last day.

Your journey through grief may be long and difficult, but always remember that there is hope and promise in the eternal life to come. Your child’s legacy will live on through the memories you hold dear and the lessons they taught you. You are not alone, and one day you will be reunited with your beloved child in the presence of God’s endless love. Keep holding onto faith and finding comfort in His grace.

Final Thoughts on Losing A Child

Because of the restoration of the gospel of Jesus Christ we are given the blessing and knowledge that “All children who die before they arrive at the years of accountability are saved in the celestial kingdom of heaven” (Doctrine & Covenants 137:10).

He is Jehovah-Rapha, the Lord who heals and makes all things new.

He has promised in His word that He will never leave us or forsake us, even in our most difficult moments.

Your child is with our Heavenly Father and His son, Jesus Christ, along with countless family members and friends who have gone before.

Your child is free from pain and suffering, and they are surrounded by love and peace in the arms of our Savior. Your journey through grief may be long, but know that you are not alone. Keep holding onto faith, finding comfort in His grace, and remembering the promise of eternal life.

So, take comfort in this collection of Bible verses, knowing that they are written for you with love and an understanding of your pain. May they bring you comfort, hope, and strength as you continue to honor your child’s memory and carry on their legacy.

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