10. "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." (Revelation 21:4)
This is not all there is. One day our tears will be wiped away. Our pain will be completely gone. There will be no more sorrow, no more goodbyes. God will put death to death.
It’s hard for us to imagine, but it’s also wonderful. It means we will be reunited with those we’ve had to say goodbye to. No longer will cancer and other diseases exist. The things that came and robbed us of those we love will be gone.
Our little granddaughter died at only 14 months old. She had Trisomy 18. But one day there won’t be Trisomy 18. One day.
Father God, I pray for this grieving one. I pray that you would comfort them with the comfort you give. I pray that you would send supportive people into their life, so they know that they don’t have to carry this burden alone. But mostly, I pray that they sense your presence. Help them to meditate on what is true. Help them to know that you are God and you care deeply for them. So much, that you are saving each little tear they shed. I pray this in Jesus’ precious and holy name. Amen.
10 Additional Bible Verses for Grief and Loss
For he has not despised or disdained the suffering of the afflicted one; he has not hidden his face from him but has listened to his cry for help. - Psalm 22:24
Weeping may remain for a night, but rejoicing comes in the morning. - Psalm 30:5
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. - John 14:27
He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. - Psalm 147:3
My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. - Psalm 73:26
Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. - Matthew 5:4
Be gracious to me, O Lord, for I am in distress; my eye is wasted from grief; my soul and my body also. For my life is spent with sorrow, and my years with sighing; my strength fails because of my iniquity, and my bones waste away. - Psalm 31:9-10
Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed," says the LORD, who has compassion on you. - Isaiah 54:10
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. - 2 Corinthians 1:3-4
Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” - Matthew 11:28-30
Anne Peterson is a poet, speaker and published author of 14 books. She is a regular contributor to Crosswalk. Anne’s tagline is "Life is hard, so I write words to make it softer." Having lost her mother, her father, and 3 of her siblings and most recently her baby granddaughter, Anne is well acquainted with grief. She wants those in grief to know they are not alone. Sign up to join her newsletter and as a bonus receive her free Ebook, Helping Someone in Grief: 17 Things You Need to Know. You can connect with Anne on her website, Facebook page, and on Medium.
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