What does the Bible say about Sorrow and Grief?
Sorrow (and grief) is something we all experience some time in our lives, and it can be the most difficult time to overcome. How can you deal with your pain and keep going forward? Only God's word can give us the satisfying comfort that will heal our soul. Here are 15 Bible verses to help you:
For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.
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."
I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world."
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.
2 Corinthians 7:10
For godly grief produces a repentance that leads to salvation without regret, whereas worldly grief produces death.
And the ransomed of the Lord shall return and come to Zion with singing; everlasting joy shall be upon their heads; they shall obtain gladness and joy, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.
The blessing of the Lord makes rich, and he adds no sorrow with it.
1 Thessalonians 4:13
But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about those who are asleep, that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope.
1 Peter 5:7
Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.
"Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.
1 Samuel 1:15
But Hannah answered, "No, my lord, I am a woman troubled in spirit. I have drunk neither wine nor strong drink, but I have been pouring out my soul before the Lord.
Sorrow is better than laughter, for by sadness of face the heart is made glad.
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.
"Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father's house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also. And you know the way to where I am going." Thomas said to him, "Lord, we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?" ...
2 Corinthians 7:11
For see what earnestness this godly grief has produced in you, but also what eagerness to clear yourselves, what indignation, what fear, what longing, what zeal, what punishment! At every point you have proved yourselves innocent in the matter.