Since the death of Griffin, I have clung to Jesus. I needed to constantly remind myself of His truth. Without it, my grief would overcome me. I wanted to keep a record of what has brought me comfort these last few weeks. I pray these verses may be a reminder of the HOPE we have in Jesus, especially when the circumstances of this life just seem too much.
My mourning isn't over yet, so this post will be a work in progress. I pray God's truth will breath peace and comfort into you as you face the hardships of life.
(All verses are NIV translation, unless otherwise noted.)
BIBLE VERSES FROM THE OLD TESTAMENT
He will yet fill your mouth with laughter and your lips with shouts of joy.
I keep my eyes always on the Lord. With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken.
I will give thanks to the Lord because of his righteousness; I will sing the praises of the name of the Lord Most High.
May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.
The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him.
The Lord gives strength to his people; the Lord blesses his people with peace.
Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.
Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
I am he, I am he who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you.
Isaiah 66:9 NCV
In the same way I will not cause pain without allowing something new to be born,” says the Lord. “If I cause you the pain, I will not stop you from giving birth to your new nation,” says your God.
Heal me, Lord, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for you are the one I praise.
Then young women will dance and be glad, young men and old as well. I will turn their mourning into gladness; I will give them comfort and joy instead of sorrow.
BIBLE VERSES FROM THE NEW TESTAMENT
Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her!
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.
Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.
Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.
Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory. I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
2 Corinthians 4:16-18
Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.
What verses bring you comfort?
I'd love for you to share in the comments any bible verses that I haven't included that bring you comfort. I know they would be a blessing to me and maybe others who visit this post.