Bible Verses of Comfort and Encouragement

At a recent support group meeting for bereaved parents, Bud and Gwen shared the following handout they had compiled. It is typical of the way parents in the group provide encouragement to each other.

“These Bible verses were compiled from the sympathy cards received after the death of our fifty-four old son in July, 2013. They have been a comfort and encouragement to us and we thought others who are suffering might be encouraged by them, also.”

Verses of Peace and Comfort

2 Corinthians 1:3-4 – Our God is known as “the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles…”

John 14:18 – Jesus said, “I will not leave you comfortless:  I will come to you.”

Philippians 4:7 – “And the peace of God, which passes all understanding shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”

Romans 15:13 – “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him.”

John 14:16 – Jesus prays to the Father to give believers another comforter.  “And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Counselor.”

Psalm 119:76 – “May your unfailing love be my comfort according to your promise.”

Matthew 5:4 – “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.”

John 14:27 – “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you.”

Verses Concerning God’s Presence

Exodus 33:14 – “My presence will go with you and I will give you rest.” [Spoken to Moses.]

Haggai 1:13 – “I am with you, declares the Lord.”

Isaiah 58:11 – “The Lord shall guide you continually…”

Isaiah 43:2 – “When you pass thru the waters, I will be with you.”

Isaiah 41:10 – “So do not fear, for I am with you.”

Zephaniah 3:17 – “The Lord your God is in your midst.”

I trust that you too will be comforted and encouraged by these verses from God’s Word.