Bible Verses for Those Who Have Lost a Loved One

Updated on October 4, 2017

For Those Who Have Lost a Loved One

The loss of a loved one is already devastating for anyone. When the loss is unexpected, the pain is beyond words. I know this because three years ago, my 19-year-old daughter passed away after an auto accident. My world came crashing down and I was engulfed in a wrenching pain that can only be known by another parent who has lost a child.

In the future, I hope to write more about my daughter and what God has taught me and is still teaching me, about the comfort He has given me, and the peace that is unexplainable. At this point, I can only write on the surface and without detail, but I want to share some Bible verses that have been and continue to be an encouragement for me in hopes that some other grieving mom may be looking for the same comfort and assurance that I searched for in the months following my daughter's accident. I hope these help you as well.

"Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God." 2 Corinthians 1:3-4.

Bible Verses for Those Who Have Lost a Loved One

  • Those who have been ransomed by the Lord will return. They will enter Jerusalem singing, crowned with everlasting joy. Sorrow and mourning will disappear, and they will be filled with joy and gladness: Isaiah 51:11
  • The young women will dance for joy, and the men --old and young--will join in the celebration. I will turn their mourning into joy. I will comfort them and exchange their sorrow for rejoicing: Jeremiah 31:13
  • Don't let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, and trust also in me. There is more than enough room in my Father's home. If this were not so, would I have told you that I am going to prepare a place for you? When everything is ready, I will come and get you, so that you will always be with me where I am. And you know the way to where I am going: John 14: 1-4
  • I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don't be troubled or afraid: John 14:27
  • Father, I want these whom you have given me to be with me where I am. Then they can see all the glory you gave me because you loved me even before the world began: John 17:24
  • Can anything ever separate us from Christ's love? Does it mean he longer loves us if we have trouble or calamity, or are persecuted, or hungry, or destitute, or in danger, or threatened with death? . . . No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us. And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God's love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God's love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below. Indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord: Romans 8:35 - 39
  • No eye has seen no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him: 1 Corinthians 2:9b
  • And God will raise us from the dead by his power, just as he raised our Lord from the dead: 1 Corinthians 6:14
  • Be on guard. Stand firm in the faith. Be courageous. Be strong. And do everything with love: 1 Corinthians 16:13
  • All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is our merciful Father and the source of all comfort: 2 Corinthians 1:3
  • Through suffering, our bodies continue to share in the death of Jesus so that the life of Jesus may also be seen in our bodies: 2 Corinthians 4:10
  • For we know that when this earthly tent we live in is taken down (that is, when we die and leave this earthly body), we will have a house in heaven, an eternal body made for us by God himself and not by human hands: 2 Corinthians 5:1
  • For we will put on heavenly bodies, we will not be spirits without bodies: 2 Corinthians 5:3
  • We would rather be away from these earthly bodies, for then we will be at home with the Lord: 2 Corinthians 5:8b
  • Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God's peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus: Philippians 4: 6-7
  • And now, dear brothers and sisters, we want you to know what will happen to the believers who have died so you will not grieve like people who have no hope. For since we believe that Jesus died and was raised to life again, we also believe that when Jesus returns, God will bring back with him the believers who have died: 1 Thessalonians 4:13 - 14
  • So be truly glad. There is wonderful joy ahead, even though you have to endure many trials for a little while. These trials will show that your faith is genuine. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold -- though your faith is far more precious than mere gold. So when your faith remains strong through many trials, it will bring you much praise and glory and honor on the day when Jesus Christ is revealed to the whole world: 1 Peter 1: 6-7
  • Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see: Hebrews 11:1

If you have a favorite verse that has helped you in times of trouble, please do share it in the comments!

For Those Who Are Suffering

During the worst days following my daughter's accident, God surrounded me with people who had gone through what I was going through—both in person and online. In fact, some of the greatest comforts for me during that period came from strangers online who are now friends. If you are struggling now, please feel free to contact me. I don't even begin to have answers, but I understand the pain and I will walk beside you and share your grief.

If you are the friend of someone who has lost a loved, please read my article on how to comfort a friend.


 All quoted scriptures are from the New Living Translation.

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        Lucia Adeola 5 weeks ago

        Two days ago on April 16,2018 I lost a very close friend of mine in a tragic car accident. He was only 22, and I don’t think I could feel pain this heart wrenching like I do now. He was a believer in Christ, and the only comfort I have left is that I know he is in heaven with or lord Jesus Christ. Bring absle to grief with other close friends and his family has been really helpful, but I know it will take time. Right now everything just reminds me of him, and I don’t know if I can go a day without even crying. Sometimes I think I am dimension crying, but then i reread old messages and look through his pictures or walk where I last saw him and the tears all start flowing. The pain my heart feel is so gut wrenching, but I have been praying note and more everyday. I know I serve a living God and everything happens for a reason. I pray for his soul every night now, and that he is resting with his Heavenly Father. It’s really helpful reading everyone’s message because it makes me feel that there is hope for my heat, and I will not succumb to the pain and dispair.

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        Sheryl 7 weeks ago

        I am so sorry for everyone who has lost a loved one. My prayers and thoughts are with you. I recently lost a very special friend who was more special then i realized when he was taken home to be with Lord. I have been witnessing to him, he went to church with me a few times and he would read a devotional book i gave to him everyday. I know he was trying to get his life right with the Lord and found a letter from my church saying they were happy to hear about his decision to accept Jesus. He was hit by a bright line train which has beeb recently running thru my community,( believe in the 2 months the train has been

        running, this is the 5th or 6th death. I am having a hard time accepting how his life ended. I was on the phone with him at the time he was struck by the train. Said he was going to pick up KFC chicken for dinner and he'd see me soon. suddenly it was quiet on the other end. His death was ruled by the medical examiner as an accident but police have it reported as a suicide. I really have a hard time believing that. And i am not just saying that ....Something just doesn't sit right with me knowing the person he was and our conversations. My only prayer and hope is that he is home with the Lord and I will see him in heaven. This I believe helps me get thru each day. It still hurts and i miss him like crazy.

        We need to keep faith in the Lord. May God John always used to say

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        Tiffrae33 2 months ago

        In the name of JESUS; I release the Authority given to me by the power of the Holy Spirit to Cast out Demons that cause any ailment, affliction and infirmity not rooted by the Lord our GOD to be BOUND! BROKEN! And CAST OUT in the Glorious Name that is above all Names Christ Jesus

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        robin 2 months ago

        i lost my son to suicide i get these terribl doubts worry about his salvation he said he would see me on other side hi s life had spireled out of control about a month before he died he went to valie vista put on resperdone something he was having hallusinations thought someone was talking in his phone making his headachs he broke his phone he was trying to figure out reality few weeks off work went back to work was seeing a counselor at adult and child my child chris went through doubting stage he wrote a suicide note saying he had lost his sanity and he would see us on the other side i he was baptized as child asked jesus in his heart than and helped with awanas now i am left crying so hard wondering is he actually in heaven i have asked god to show chris to me in a dream in peacheaven like i saw my mom who had passed in a dream in peace she came some time before my son did this my mom smoked all her life my son was in so much emotional distress i wrote a letter it never got sent to chris i hurt so bad an d yes at first i felt gods prescence and peace so close like jesus was carrying me i had a dream chris was hurting so bad in his head bleeding he was having headachs i feel now tormented like is my son gone or inheaven i am so worried last night believe or not a drawer opened i heard it he said he will see me on the other side his thought process did god have mercy my son hung himself

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        Adaku Ewuzie 4 months ago

        I lost my only brother on first of Nov,2017

        On January, 3 2018

        I lost one of my brother in laws

        Since two years now it's been so rough in my father's house

        But my joy is that the Lord has promised us as Christians in the following chapters and verses to be strong

        1corinthians 10:13

        James 1:2

        Romans 8:28

        Jeremiah 32:17 & 27

        Philippians 4:6-9

        Revelation 21:3-6

        Revelation 22:1-6

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        Mondella Howard 4 months ago

        My daughter was recently killed a truck Hit and killed her and I do love God with all my heart but this pain is unbelievable and my heart is breaking I can't stop crying I miss her so much

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        MIA02917 4 months ago

        Hello it is so awesome to see others who are relating to my struggle on February 9th 2017

        My husband and best friend went home to be with the Lord , he was there that morning Amanda then gone that night at 6:47 that evening,, I pretty much walked around in shock for the first 2 months then it hit me like a tidal wave, I really lean on the Lord for my strength he said he would be my sustainer, there are times when I feel so overwhelmed , I love the Lord with all my heart and stand on his word , yet the pain and ache is real and deep sometimes , It is my first holiday without him and it hurts I know the word of God says

        He heals the broken hearted and binds up there wounds , also he says that he will never leave us or forsake us , he’s a friend that stick closer than a brother, I’m truly trying to embrace my loss so that I may heal and help others get through there loss, May God give everyone of us the mercy and grace to press in when the darkness seems to surround us , I pray that God embraces you so tight that you feel his presence with you during this difficult time in your life God Bless you and keep may face shine down upon you , in Jesus name

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        Venkatesh Sudaroli P 4 months ago

        Thanks for the Verses above, it's truly a blessing to those who have lost a loved one. May God bless you and may our loved ones who have passed away be in the loving arms of JESUS and we will get to see them and reunite with them someday in the eternal life at a time of God's choosing. As for now, we probably have been entrusted by our King to live full lives and be joyous in the world below (for the King and for our loved ones who m sure would want to see us smile n be happy). I have lost my mum (my best friend) recently. From Bombay, India

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        susan jordan 4 months ago

        I just lost my daighter on christmas day this year and i do ok and then i feel i cant take it and i am a christian she has always lived us and she was 46 and a christian. she had a seizure and fell in bathroom and never came out of it

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        Karni 4 months ago

        @debraread I lost my best friend almost 4 years ago , sometimes I go through these things,I stay up all night cause I'm afraid that something might happen, it's like these bad thoughts are eating my mind,so when something like this happens to me , I read some verses from the Bible and I write my own notes next to it (like a reminder to remind myself that my best friend is good and That god loves me and he got my back) and everytime you go through these bad thoughts ,read the reminders. Hope this can help you! And remember this life is temporary and not eternal, we're going to meet our loved ones someday!!

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        Sahara 5 months ago

        I lost my 10 year old son 30 days ago from asthma and I miss my boy so much its still a struggle for me and my husband I pray that one day I find peace and comfort Lord know I need him more than ever I have get my life in order so I can see him again he was such a blessing to my family and ill forever love home Savieon De'Naireo (Reo) Hudson


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        Gloria Austin 5 months ago

        I'm reading some of these comments and it's a blessing for a group of people to come together as a community and share their griefs and sorrows of a lost loved one, I also lost my son at the age of 28 in March , of 2014 from a tragic car accident, It's not easy letting them go and the pain can be so real at times devastating. But God was there with me from the very beginning and has never left my side, People our love ones are gifts from God and he will require theme back one day, God has taught me so much since I lost my son, If I could speak to any I would ask do you know Jesus?,Have you repented and accepted Jesus as Lord and savior of your life, See this life is temporary, We all are going to die but not all will die in Christ,God loves you all and he loves your love ones that have passed on,I always love my son and his memories still lives on in my heart.

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        Debra Read 6 months ago

        I have been a Christian for 21 years. Although I have gone through some difficult times during my life, God has always been faithful and has done more then I could ever ask or imagine! My mom just passed away on September 24, 2017 from Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer. My mother said from the beginning, “I’m not scared at all ... it must be because Christ is in my heart!” Both she and I had an incredible sense of strength and peace during her 3-month cancer journey that definitely came from God! I have started to experience extreme bouts of worry since her death. Since it hit me so hard after my mother died, now I am basically freaking out about the thought of if my husband passed away before me, or if my dad were to die soon ... things that I have no control over (we actually do not have control over anything, only God is in control). At this point, I am super-sensitized. My energy level/drive has been low ( I was normally like the energizer bunny). I have lost weight, because my appetite is not very good. I am concerned about my weight at this point too ... it is lower than I am comfortable with. I know that fear does not come for God. I have always trusted God. I am just really struggling lately about the unknown. Anybody else experiencing the same thing?

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        Francisco 6 months ago

        I shared with a dear friend of mine a few days before she died and went to be with the Lord the following verse: "Eye has not seen or ear heard or entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him." My dear girl friend died of liver cancer those words in this verse gave her comfort for she knew she was going to Heaven and there would be no more pain and no more suffering. I thank you for sharing Isaiah 51:11 my blessed hope is that I will see my girl friend again either in Heaven or in the New Heaven and New Earth that Jesus will create.

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        Gina loving 6 months ago

        I lost my baby sister Lana she was only 23 I miss her dearly it’s been almost 6 months I can’t imagine life without my sister she was so kind good hearted person she loved jazelle unconditionally not like my other family.. they were fake so I cutt them out of my life ... I miss her everyday! Life will never be the same without my Lana ... I’m so sad nothing makes me happy anymore!

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        Meschill 7 months ago from Central Texas

        I have been dealing with some major health issues for the last two years. We are in the middle of a move right now so I can't write a lot but it just breaks my heart to read of the pain that you all are experiencing. This pain I would not wish on anyone. I don't know why God asks some of us to endure such sorrow. I don't know why young men and women are taken before there time. I don't know how to make the sorrow go away. It never goes away but you learn how to live with it and find joy amidst the suffering. The only way to live with joy after such loss is through the work of the Holy Spirit. Cry out to God with your tears, with you anger, and with your questions. He can take it all. Ask Him to give you the Holy Spirit's comfort and to help you hang in there until that comes.

        I believe with all my heart that we will know our loved ones in heaven if we all know Jesus. I worried about this constantly the first couple of years. I ready everything I could find that spoke of this issue and the scripture that backed it up. I am now at peace about it.

        I am including my email address as someone requested. All of you please feel free to send me the questions or just talk about what you are experiencing. I don't have all the answers - I am not a theologian or counselor but I will try my best to be a comfort to you. I do have some little written things from others that I have kept and mail these to people I meet who have lost a loved one. If you include your address I will be happy to send these and words of encouragement from time to time. I am praying for all of you.

        My email address is

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        Kara 7 months ago

        I just lost my brother yesterday. He was 34 years old and served our country. He was in the Netherlands when he passed away. We still dont know the cause of death. He was found lying on the gym floor. I was extremely close to him. He was the only person in this world that never hurt me or made me feel terrible about myself after I changed for the worse after a horrible marriage. Instead of hurting me, he gave me his bible with a note in it. He was the greatest man I have ever known and he touched so many hearts. Michael saved me from going down a horrible path or from committing suicide. He has always been the strength and encouragement in our family. It hurts so much! Not knowing how he died is even worse. When the two soldiers came to the door and all the information they have is that your son and brother was found dead on the gym floor and there are no answers is what kills me. I asked why God would take the only good man in my life that has helped me and everyone he knows. I found the scripture Isaiah 57:1. He was a very wise and spiritual, kind, loving man. I'm not just saying that because he is my brother and he is gone... He really was... He really is. I still have a hard time believing he is gone. His body will be arriving in the states next week. I dont want this to become real.

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        Gynelle 7 months ago

        How can I email you Meschill?

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        kayla 7 months ago

        my brother died about a month ago and this website makes me feel better

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        Mary Lois Vinson 8 months ago

        I lost my husband of 21 years the day after his 66th birthday on April 28th of this year. My baby son was murdered less than 2 years ago on July 23rd when husband passed. My middle son died of complications from lupus Dec 8th 2006. And I lost my first born son 2 days after he was born. It has been such a difficult time for me. I am alone now. I have no grand children to keep my family line going. I have a many sibling which helps me. But they a live elsewhere. Most of the time I am pretty strong. Then all of the sudden the grief hits me like time of brick. People tell me I am strong. My faith is strong. I just can't comprehend the bible as much as I would like. I know God has a purpose for me. My question is will I know my love ones in the after life. So many people says no. But I believe with all my heart that I will know them. How terrible does a person have to be to not go be with the Lord when he dies? There are so many questions. And I they all can't be answered. I can't imagine this much pain and loss and not ever seeing my children or my husband ever again. Thank you.

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        Kathy 8 months ago

        My son pass,d away july 20 2015 god had my heart ii did not break it did break two years later .when my grand daughter who was 16 commits suicide in her parents room.

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        Hendrik Dreyer 8 months ago

        Living Happily ever after in Paradise.

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        Tsakani 8 months ago

        Lost my dearest daddy on the 06th April 2017 just two days after my daughters 11 years birthday, it was 14:00 Thursday afternoon that is the day and the time that i will never forget in my entire life, he was my everything, not a single day passes-by without him crossing my mind, i know his my angel watching over me from above, my love for him will never fade, his my rock

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        Sad 9 months ago

        I lost my wife on the 2nd of this mounth I can't explain my feelings I miss her so much I don't know how to find my way I do believe in God but I find it hard to believe I will be happy again I have many things to be grateful for but find it hard to grasp on to them in God some day I pray I find what I'm here for thanks for all I have read

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        Anna Hernandez 9 months ago

        I have read the quotes and it made me cry I have lost my son on January 11, 2017. I miss him so much but I trust in God I would like to talk about my email is thank for she scriptures also God bless

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        TG 9 months ago

        I lost my daughter age 29 in June 2017. The pain is so raw.

        I am a dad missing her beyond words.


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        MAF 9 months ago

        My son doesn't two months ago. He was only 24. I have never known such pain. I also had been going through bnreast cancer and just had major surgery less than a week ago. The breast cancer is nothing compared to losing my son. I've barely given it a a thought. I don't know how to live without him. He had so many special needs and was in such emotional pain on this earth. You'd think I'd believe he is in a better place and happier and at peace. But I can't. All I think is that I would have never stopped trying to help him. I always had hope. Now he will never experience the good things in life. Like finding his place in this world, finding love and getting married, figuring out his career. Etc etc. He never gave up either. No matter how low he would feel he would rise up and try again. He died quietly in his sleep from a seizure disorder. I don't want him to be gone. I would give anything to have him back. I miss him so much. I needed one more chance to hug him and tell him I love him. He died one day before we were supposed to get together after a brief separation due to a behavioural issue he had. I was so looking forward to it. I can't believe God took him the day before we were finally going to see each other. I don't know how to come to terms with it. I just don't.

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        Tammy Holtzclaw 9 months ago

        I love this. Please sign me up!

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        Judy 9 months ago

        Yes I have grief and now I go through missing my son . He was kill 4 year ago . I read my Bible and write pray to God to help me. Please pray for me and my friend Carla .

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        Danielle 9 months ago

        Hello, I lost my son last year after an auto accident. I need your prayers please.

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        Rinna 10 months ago

        I pray for all of you in your time of grief. Last week, my 44 yr old cousin lost her battle with breast cancer and my 25 yr old cousin was killed in a motorcycle accident. I was able to accept the loss because of my faith and knowing that God has called them home to rest eternally with him. I thank God for the time that i had with them. I lost my first born child in 2012 and did not handle the loss well. I now thank God for strength, peace and understanding of his word.

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        Raheela 10 months ago

        before 2 month i lost my younger brother shakeel amjad on road accident he was 22 year old and very obedient and chef by profession each day each moment i missed my younger brother it is very hard to live without my younger brother i am his elder sister and my mother missed him a lot and father also missed him very much.... explain to tell our sorrow... tears not stop we missed my brother shakeel... it is unexpected death hard to accept this horrible truth. but it's good job of yours i mean it's really comfortable to read it. God bless you.

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        Maria Paul 10 months ago

        I lost my only daughter in accident in the month of April 2017.I trust in my Lord Jesus. but I have days when I stumble and the grief trys to take over, reading this has helped me.

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        Sally Brown 11 months ago

        Two years ago I lost my husband who was 58. I struggle every single day. Every day I cry. I have no one to talk to as he was my best friend. The pain is the same as it was that day. I search for answers. His sister and my son feel his presence. I feel nothing but pain. I don't know what to do.

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        Yvonne talamantes 11 months ago

        Just want to say i know how u feel and its not easy but with god anything is possible

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        Sandra muthoni 11 months ago

        I lost my beloved junior brother on thursday 1st june 2017, and i thank God i found this page which really has comforted me knowing that my has just gone to rest with angels untill we meet again.i say thank God coz the bible says in times sorrow say thank u God and in times of happiness say thank u God, am humbled and ill not question God's will. Amen

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        ziyad chirkina 12 months ago

        i lost my 23 year old baby sister a week ago.i know she is with kingjesus.

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        Nau 12 months ago

        Today is the day i was admitted in hospital after i was told that my baby's heart is not beating and he is gone, i gave birth to him dead that's the most painful thing i ever had.

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        Angel Sanchez 14 months ago

        I lost my daughter in July along with her boyfriend in a car wreck. My faith helps but I have days when I stumble and the grief trys to take over, reading this helped. Thanks

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        APS Francis 14 months ago

        jesus never fails

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        DoveFreexrolo 2 years ago

        Hello my friend! I wish to say that this post is amazing, great written and include almost all significant infos. I would like to peer extra posts like this .

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        veronica 3 years ago

        My father and mothers husband for the past 30 years passed away yesterday 3-18-2015 i am having a hard ti,e not being angry at god. I am thankful that god ended his suffering and brought him home on the other hand i am angery that he had to take him at all. I know he is in a better place this is a pain i have never felt before. I guess i am asking for prayers of strength for my family so we can move forward with out our father


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        Joe pizana 3 years ago

        My mom passed away on Christmas day 2014. TO all who rather have materialistic things . Nothing beats a true family. Remember now thy creator in the days of your youth.while the evil days come not ,nor the years draw nigh when thou shalt say I have no pleasure in them. Ecclesiastes chapter 12 verse 1.To quote

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        Joe pizana 3 years ago

        My mom passed away on Christmas day 2014. To all who think about materialistic things nothing is better than a true family.Remember now thy creator in the days of your youth while theevil days come not ,nor the ears draw nigh , Whenthou shall say,I have no pleasure in them.

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        Meschill 3 years ago from Central Texas

        I pray for each and every person who has responded to my article. Father God, please shower comfort on each person and family represented here. If any of them don't know you I pray that you would put someone in their path that can lead them to you. I thank you for the time we all had with our loved one who has departed. I pray that we will all be strengthened by your love and that you will help us to be a comfort to others as they walk the painful, unimaginable path of losing a child, husband, wife, nephew, brother, sister..... I thank you for giving your Son as a sacrifice for us so that we may be with you in Heaven and have the hope and comfort of knowing that through your Son we may see our loved ones in Heaven one day. I ask this in Jesus precious name. Amen

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        Johna902 3 years ago

        What's Taking place i am new to this, I stumbled upon this I have found It positively helpful and it has aided me out loads. I hope to contribute &amp assist other users like its helped me. Great job. ceaacfedeede

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        isanah 3 years ago

        Hi, 10 days ago we just lost my cute nephew almost 2months old due to heart operation failure, I really can't cope with the loss, which verses can I read

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        angelina 4 years ago

        I have lost my husband from a horrible motorcycle accident in december 19th 2013, he was only 38 year old, he was a father of two boys and a stepfather to my two kids, we was married for three years now, he was my sunshine n moonlight of my life, i finially found the man of my dreams and now he is gone, i dnt know how to express how im feeling, i can say im hurt. Confuse, loss, out of mind, i never experience this in my life, i read the bible but dnt understand much of it. By reading some of these verse its make me understand how our lord works.. i pray for strength n to help me with our kids to comfort them because i dnt know how at times, my husband knew the bible off the back of his hand, he truly believe n had his faith, he was a loveable, kind, good heart person, always smiling and helping people. I miss him so much, we couldn't say our goodbye and that really hurts. What hurt is that he was coming out of work to come and see me at my job and he had his accident four blocks away from my job. I feel horrible that i wasn't next to him when he got transported to the hospital, my husband called his brother because he didn't want me to worry, he always protected me, now im alone.. i dnt know what to do, who i can talk to.. i need answers ..

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        Minister Cynthia G. 4 years ago

        I lost my son on an Oct 8, 2008 , he was my eldest of 4, His Name was Demetrious Deon, G. His was the life of mankind. ( smile) he was great in school , a 5 th degree martial artist, a Christian from childhood , he always tried to fit in . And a time in his life when things were good it got a little shakey from teen age bad choices.. He was able to go through the process and be productive again almost meeting death earlier in his life by being accidentally shot while young boys playing with a pistol. Before he went in to surgery , he ask me his Mother please don't let me die! I was a young Mother scared but had faith and told him then you are not going to die! He survived and became who everyone knew as Meechie all over again! As time went on different trials of a young man going through the process of life he had a son Demetrious jr. And later a daughter Yaharia Marie. He later moved to Joliet Il. Became yet a productive citizen but yet met tragedy once again in the suburban area where he shared apartment with his Brother both working same company different shift , I can remember talking to his brother on the phone and I had ask how the both of them were doing he said fine! He also shared with me something had happen in the complex where they live it was taped off like a murder, had occurred something that didn't happen where they live, well sure enough the gangs were trying into the neighborhoods Meechie was out side on his morning off from work and they were being bullied by gun shots. He was killed. No family around I often wondered did he call my name? I know he still prayed for it just so happen prior to this a week earlier I said Meechie you better keep praying , he said Momma I always be praying !!!! My Meechie dead at 35 ... My big Baby the family often said!!! Sometimes it feel as though its a dream?? His children are Beautiful, he has a grandchild, Granddaughter now , Son graduated from High School. His Dad misses him all his family misses him.. I still cradle my son, I'm missing him so much right now.. I'm reminiscing through my emotions and tears... I'm someone who might look strong and full of wisdom concerning life and death! But I'm weak and human! God prepared me in my latter years for it was already predestined 'Demetrius Deon sr Gr/Boyd we all Love and Miss you Dearly keep smiling and taking care of the gates in heaven we will all see you again one day ! Forever in my Heart love your Mom.... Oct 7,2013

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        chriovwhsv 5 years ago

        Pretty nice post. I just stumbled upon your blog and wished to say that I've really enjoyed browsing your blog posts. In any case I will be subscribing to your feed and I hope you write again soon!

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        Meschill 5 years ago from Central Texas

        Do you have someone you can talk to about how you are feeling? Maybe a pastor?

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        chris jacob 5 years ago

        Hi my name is christopher jacob my Best friend james his mother Died in December andiwas very very close to her Iam ahveinga hard ti,e copeing with it what DO I do?

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        dave 5 years ago

        My mother passed away in April and I was looking for verses that would help to bring closure to her leaving. Thats when I found this page. Thank you for putting it together. It has truly helped a lot. I also would like to share a verse with you. Weeping may endure for a night but joy comes in the morning. Psalm 30:5

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        Meschill 5 years ago from Central Texas

        Thank you

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        Weergyprorn 5 years ago

        When i used to receive on top of lifetime however these days I have developed any resistance.

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        AnnaCia 5 years ago

        It is so wonderful to see how such a delicate story and wonderful words can be read after two years. Your words are still educating others. God Bless you.

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        Dixon Peters 5 years ago

        My Sister recently lost her life when fighting fires in the Australian Bush. I found these verses to be comforting. Thankyou

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        Kim 5 years ago

        Hello my name is Kim and I lost my eldest child on 28 Oct 2012 to suicide. Shaun was 27 and in such pain after a break up with his girlfriend 3 years prior. She was pregnant and said she had wanted to marry him. Not much later she took his dog, who was his best friend, and moved to another state. She also had an abortion and left my son in ruins. He tried so hard to be happy and took up many activities to keep his mind from thinking about her. He finally could no longer hang on. I have such a broken heart and take much confort in knowing my Father in heaven is with me. I could not sustain without him. Thank you all for sharing your stories and bible verses. It helps to know there are people that love and not hate. People that believe nd have faith. Please pray for all those people that need hope and be that someone that says a kind word. I know one day I will see my son and I will always look to God to give me that strength until I can see him again.

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        Lamia 5 years ago

        Hello I'm Lamia and I lost my grandmother in July she died of a Heart attack. I miss her dearly and I still mourn but I know I will see her again someday.

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        zoe 5 years ago

        God loves all of us and we are so lucky to have him watching over us. I know all of your loved ones are now angels looking over us from Heaven. Your families and friends of these now angels are in my prayers. IF GOD LEAD YOU TO IT HE WILL GET YOU THROUGH IT.

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        priscilla 5 years ago

        I, have no family, my dogs Ginger and Callie were family. Ginger had a seizure close to 5 months ago and died within minutes she was the child I never had. My whole family had died, some tragically and I am alone other than a niece that lives in Forida with a handicapped child, the bank is trying to force foreclosure on their house , everything together has crushed my spirit. I, still pray. Priscilla

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        sheryl 5 years ago

        yesterday we lost our 24 yr old nephew. A head on car-semi crash. He was so young, why was it his time?

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        Becky 5 years ago

        Thank you so much for posting these bible verses. I'm in, what I guess you would say, the opposite position of you. I just lost my Mom of 65 years old. I am 46 years old and I never thought I would have had to say goodbye to her so early in my life. Even though my Mom had been ill for several years, her death was sudden and unexpected. On a Wednesday morning she was fine, sitting up in bed and smiling, then by 11am that Wednseday morning we were at the E.R. and she was in critical condition and was intubated. By Friday evening my Dad, sister and I had to make the hardest decision of our lives....taking her off of Life Support and letting God do his work. We made the decision to take her off of Life Support on Saturday and 5;00 pm. We ended up taking her off at 5:05 pm and my Mom hung onto life until 2:04 am Sunday morning when God finally took her home to be with him in his Kingdom. As much as it hurts that she's gone, my family is at Peace knowing she is up in Heaven with our Lord Jesus Christ, and she is watching over us now. I am a very strong Southern Baptist Christian and I know my Mom is healthy, happy and running around, but I am still grieving so very much. I woke up this morning and saw a picture of her and just started crying and could not stop. So I started looking up scriptures in the Bible to help me with my grief. God is AWESOME and I know he is taking care of my Mom, but I just love her and miss her so much.

        Anyway, thank you for letting me post my comment. It does help talking about it. I talk about my Mom to my 4 year old son every single day so he does not forget about her.

        Anyway, God bless you and thanks again for your Bible verses, they do really help in the grieving process.

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        Stephen CLWT 5 years ago

        Thank you so much for blessing us with these verses and your powerful and impactful personal sharing dear sister (and all the other brothers and sisters who added those very helpful comments too)! You have been a blessing in Christ Jesus our Lord!

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        Rae 5 years ago

        Im 18 years old today. A month ago i turned 18 and graduated high schooll on janurary 5, 2012 my grandmother(mom) passed away. She raised me my whole life and was perfectly healthy. This was very sudden and unexpected anurysms and was in a coma for 5 days. Now that she is gone i have been getting bible verses and quotes together to help me grieve and stay strong. This has helped me very much. If there is any other verses you think might help please feel free to share!

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        Shirley Smothers 5 years ago

        This poem that I wrote helped me with my miscarriage.

        When I first learned

        of my pregnancy

        I burst with pride.

        But then there

        was a pain deep inside.

        The doctor informed me

        the pregnancy had ended.

        I felt my heart

        could never be mended.

        The passage of time

        has helped the subside,

        but time to time I

        shed a tear deep inside.

        This child lives

        my heart I

        must confide,

        deep inside.

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        Madesen 5 years ago

        I lost my beloved dog after my birthday about a year ago, but I still haven't recovered-

        I'm still hurting and I can't seem to get myself together.

        I had known that dog since birth, I'm 15 now, I came upon this site while looking for a good scripture to put in a video for my dog, and I still have breakdowns every so often.

        A lot of these scriptures break my heart and make me cry, but only because they make me imagine what Heaven will be like.

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        Amanda 5 years ago

        Sometimes we go through things and never understand. I went through something extremely hard for me that nobody could understand for months and I would pray and fast seeking God for answers and one day in church service a man was preaching and he speaking into my situation said you want an answer from God but were not always going to get a "word" to make it clear and everything all better, but he said God's peace is my answer, he said God wants to give me his peace and that God will not force his peace upon me that I have to take it. That I needed to rest in God and take his peace and I have been doing that and I can't explain what a wonderful feeling it is to know I can walk in complete and total trust in God and resting in his Peace :) I hope that we can all get to that point that we won't always get an answer as to why things happen and why we have to go through terrible things, but sometimes we go through hard times because God wants us to know he is GOD and he is the only thing we can rely on and not this world. When you are saved Acts 2:38 Repent, be baptized everyone of you in the NAME OF JESUS CHRIST for remission of sins and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. When you are saved and trusting in God your life is not going to get easier but God promises to always be there for us and when you have that assurance your soul is in Gods hands he gives you the pace that passes all understand. God Bless

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        Jemshamilah@gmail. Com 5 years ago

        Where r u now?

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        Ada 5 years ago

        We have just lost my father's youngest brother, Dylan and it was such a surprise and unbelievable tragic loss. My family is destroyed right now and I can't even imagine how painful it is to lose a child. I am only 23 he was 20 years old. The first time I met him he was 14 and he was the sweetest and most crazy teenager yet I loved it! Oh Dylan I pray to God, you are by his side and that your soul rests in peace. I also pray to God for strength of all the love ones left behind... We will get through this...

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        Telesia 6 years ago

        My nephew passed away October 20th 2011. 5 months later my other nephew pass away in all young age. Leaving on earth with out them is very sad & confuse, however with my strong faith in GOD is leading me the next day with more & more faith in HIM. Please read the Book of JOB. GOD IS GOOD, GOD IS GREAT,I GIVE ALL THE GLORY IN HIS HOLY NAME FOREVER. THANK YOU JESUS AMEN.

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        Rose Maria Rica D. Fuentes 6 years ago from Heaven

        thank you for this inspiring hub. I miss my mom.. tomorrow, we will be celebrating Mothers' Day.. First time to celebrate without my mama.. ;(

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        ng 6 years ago

        please reply on facebook using full name

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        naturegal 6 years ago

        hey, your heart may be broken, you may not have had that love you've yearned for but God says in Zephaniah 3:17

        'For the Lord your God is living among you, He is a mughty savior,He will take delight in you with gladness,with His love he'll calm all your fears,He will rejoice over you with joyful songs'

        May be your mission out there will be to share love with those that have never experienced it, for you know how it feels like.I love you from this far end of Africa.Praying for you:)

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        naturegal 6 years ago

        am really sorry..may God provide comfort for all of you, peace and strength

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        Mnisterio Jotta 6 years ago

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        BrokenHeart 6 years ago

        All my life I have grown up thinking that my dad didn't love me or want me. He was never really in my life and never their when I needed him. We spoke on several occasions and I poured out my heart and soul as to how much I needed and wanted a relationship with him. He would tell me he wanted the same but never followed through. Through many years of trying to have a heart to heart with my grandma it always came down to one thing. That I was being silly for feeling like an outsider and not feeling wanted. You see my whole life it was always up to me to make any contact, and even then I was shut down and left empty.

        Now that my dad has died I found out that 3 years ago he was in a colma in the hospital that they put him in as he was almost dead and detoxing. I was never told or contacted by any part of my family. And it devastated me. The excuse was given that no one knew where I was, but yet I spoke to my grandma often leading up to this. And my mom has lived in and had the same phone number for 22 years. I am in my late 30's and have just been told that my dad has been on drugs my whole life and a couple years prior to being conceived. It was kept from me that he was on meth for most of my life. And now my world has been turned upside down. My sister tells me he loved me and wanted to fix so many things but sadly the lord took him. He fixed things with my sister but not me. I never new he was almost dead and in the hospital and due to life situations that lead up to his death it would have been the last chance for me to have closure and tell him how I have felt my whole life and possibly to hear him say I love you for the first time.

        I have grown up with no family other than my mom and stepdad. And I have mourned my whole life for not having connections with family.. wanting it and trying as best as a kid could. Expressing my feelings as an adult and being told that they are busy and have a life and I need to understand.

        Now that he is gone, I am trying to do the right thing to push and swallow everything I feel to stand up and be the big sister and do right by him. But it is so hard when family makes it known that you are an outsider, That you don't deserve to be their in this time of loss or to help plan and take care of the arrangements because I didn't seek him out like my sister did 3 years ago. When he came clean after almost dying. But how can you seek someone out when for your whole life many times and many years pass with no one knowing where they are and if they are alive.

        I am mourning his death, the loss of family, Yearning for that bond and relationship my whole life. Feeling that I wasn't loved or wanted and now wondering if I was and it was the drugs that kept him from me. Why does God put us through such a hard life with such horrible lessons and what am I to learn from this? I am so confused and hurt that I find myself not functioning like I should.

        Does anyone know of any versus in the bible that could help me put any or all of this into perspective? I don't hate my family I love them. Even when I was told the words I love you are fake because I don't know them, and that saying I love you is overdoing it.

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        BalinRain 6 years ago

        Came across this looking for a verse for my aunt who passed away yesterday. I started reading some of the other post. Some encourageing, some very sad, but very helpful in so many ways. My daughter was born sleeping 8 years ago on January 13 2004. She had A-Crania. She was full term. Even after 8 years it is still so hard for me to deal. I can relate to so many people. I couldn't imagine actually raising her then her passing. I have so much love for someone I never really met. Either way, it's unbelievable what happens to a person when you love someone and you lose them. I was really sick during my labor and have had problem ever since then. I am only 29yo and feel like Im 90! If I could ask for some prayers that would be really nice. I have been in and out of counseling and it helps a lot. It's only one time every two weeks. It would be nice to be able to talk to someone more often. So if any one would like to talk with me I would really appreciate it!

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        Alice 6 years ago

        Am so sorry for what happened to your daughter. I also experienced almost a similar incidence with my sister whom I loved so much and even brought her up. prayer for that I may also have courage like you have.

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        LJ 6 years ago

        Marguerite, so very sorry for your loss. Everyone grieves differently and in their own time. It took me months to begin to feel the full weight of the loss of my Mom. It's been 5 years and the tears still come unexpectedly at normal life events. You will heal in your own time. It won't be easy, but it will get easier and you will be able to help others facing similar situations. God Bless.

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        Marguerite Griffin 6 years ago

        My Husband & I Just Lost our 3 month old son Zechariah Jonathan on Feb. 2. They are calling it SIDS...The Problem is... We are in Ministry...And I feel everyone is expecting us to be completely healed by now.

        I know God has Strengthed us...but I want everyone to realize it just happened 2 months ago.

        We stayed busy for the 1st month... That's why we are feeling it now.

        Just want time to grieve... But everyone makes you think... If we don't keep going & ministering we will automatically get Depressed...!

        Please Email Me:

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        Davina Lettsome 6 years ago

        I lost my first son and only son to Sick Cell on the 22nd March, 2012. was looking for some comfort word and here i see this. My heart is paining.

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        Mike Giambrone 6 years ago

        My beautiful troubled son Max was taken from me in his sleep 3 days ago. He was 28. I am in hell. I am in so much pain. I know he is with God and he is finally at peace, but I cannot find peace at all. Please tell me that at some point some time in the future I will ever be able to smile again. Oh God, I just want him back.

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        Jackelyn 6 years ago

        I lost my first born son Landon a month old, born at 24 weeks. The verses are helping, I believe I will see him in heaven one day. He is with the lord happy and no longer suffering my baby taught me streangth and love, I miss him dearly.

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        monique.tubera 6 years ago

        May 4,2011 my son was a homicide victim to a vicious premitated murder, They beat him,broke his bones so he couldn't fight back then they burned him alive and then shot him in the head twice,I know God says to forgive,but how can i forgive someone who brutally murdered my son,if anyone has an answer please email me at I am going to counseling but it doesn't seem to help me any, doc has me on depression pills and sleeping meds as well, I miss my son so much it hurts, he died 8 days before his 32 birthday and he also died on the same day and time my father died except my father died 20 years ago,my blessings and prayers to all of you.

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        Adriana 6 years ago

        After caring for my brother 47 for two months day and night, praying to God to give him a second chance, I just lost my dear brother and I don't have words how to express what I'm feeling right now, I can't sleep, I can't be snd feel myself i'm getting crazy :(

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        D. G. 6 years ago

        On November 04, 2011 My SOULMATE, My BESTFRIEND, The LOVE of My Life passed away from cancer, as scripture states when Lazarus was sick & dieing "The sickness did not come for the death of Lazarus, but for the Glory of GOD", My Baby now resides with our LORD & SAVIOUR JESUS CHRIST in Paradise & I still cry & Miss her more with every passing moment, I anticipate the moment when I will join her, but I know that it's not My Will but GODS Will, nothing happens without GODS permission/knowledge, regardless of who asks, everything happens in its season, when my time comes for JESUS to call me home, if it is GODS will, I will be ready. I pray, read my Bible & visit my Baby everyday at her resting place where I talk to her & we pray together. There is only ONE GOD ALMIGHTY, CREATOR OF ALL, THE ALPHA & OMEGA and only ONE SAVIOUR, who is GODS only begotten SON - JESUS CHRIST - NO ONE COMES TO THE FATHER BUT BY HIM! Words to live by!

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        Hope 6 years ago

        May I share some scriptures with you. I have learned that this system that we are living in now will soon come to an end. (Psalms 37: 10, 11) No more sorrow, suffering, death. I too have lost love ones but I found out that one day I can see those love ones again as long as i keep faith in God.(Titus 1:2) Acts 24:15 and John 5: 28, 29 talks about a resurrection. Please study the Bible and you will come to know that there is Hope for mankind.(John 17:3)

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        Emmanuel Udeze 6 years ago

        My friend lost his mum two days ago. I need God to comfort him for me and give him the heart to bear all these trials. I believe that givin him these verse will console him. Thank you

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        I miss my boyfriend dearly.. 6 years ago

        My Boyfriend was murdered brutally right in front of my eye on my birthday 2 months ago. They slashed him to death merciless-ly... I pray to god everyday to breathe life into him again and allow us both a second chance to live together, I hope and pray for this miracle to happen soon. He's only 24 and did not deserve this,

        I'm sorry about your loss. Will keep u in my prayers. God bless

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        Fabzy 6 years ago

        I miss my little girl so much she was such a heart of gold, she was my world, she was my life, she passed away unexpectedly at the age of 5yrs and 5mnth on 14th feb 2009.

        She was locked in the bathroom and the door just slammed accidentally, I told her not to move, she not listen, by time I open the door as fast as I can, she was already, outside the window, near the little roof on the side, as the fly screen fell, it was raining and she accidentally slipped and fell from second floor to ground. the last think she said before she slipped, love u mummy and waved her hand goodbye, I never forget that day. Her brain was badly damaged as I had to choose either she lives on life support for a miracle to happen, or let her go. I had to let her go. Coz did not want her to suffer, it hurt me so much 3yrs have gone she would have being 8yrs old. She was so special to everyone had a heart of gold, I thank god forgiven me the time I had with her, and I thank god for being the mother of my special little angel who is now in heaven guiding me, to loose a child so young unecpectedly is something that no mother should ever go through in losing a child. She was starting her life, she was so beautiful an amazing little angel, sometimes I think is my fault but it not. I wish she was with me, i still grief, but i know she want me to be beside her, I may not see her but I know she is beside mme and looking after me from heaven like god and Mary. So any mother who lost a child or anyone in ur life ur not alone, ur never alone, u just hav to try n keep going n be strong i know u not be happy as before, but u have to try n be happy coz ur loved once would want u to be happy be strong n hav faith n hope n when i hav a daughter someday i hope she be similar to her sister in heaven. Remember u hav to be strong n try to be positive n thank god for everything u do, life is like a lesson, n god needed my daughter early in heaven n I know i see her someday in heaven m when I finish her wishes and my mission is complete here I will see my daughter in heaven and I know she is with me in my heart forever so please be strong and have faith don't loose hope, and be strong n I know iam not alone thank u.

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        MacINAZ 6 years ago

        I lost my beautiful son on January 30, 2012....I feel lost without him..a part of me has died with him. I feel a heaviness in my chest, a knot in my stomach a whole in my heart. The pain is unbearable. I miss him so much. I need strength to carry on... Is that possible?

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        d.plunkett 6 years ago

        i lost my fience who loved me a lot for cought an accident last nov 21st.....he just 2o years..i miss him a lot and suffering my whole i believe that god give streanth to bare all my pains....

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        Phyllis Pickett 6 years ago

        It helped me reading this, I am so very sorry for your loss, I lost my son to alcohalisum, barely 39 at Christmans, I am having such pain & grief, maybe some of you could help me, I miss my boy so much, it seems I can't live without him, God Please help me.

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        Dale Hudgins 6 years ago

        I lost my 19 year old cousin 7 months ago. We were a month apart of age and grew up together our whole life. He was more than a cousin to me he was a brother. I feel your pain this is the worst ever I dont know how to get through it. Im trying to create sermons or write a book on this topic about my cousins death and this helped a lot thank you

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        Deb 6 years ago

        My husband died unexpectedly almost a year ago. The last words he heard me say to him were not very nice ones. I regret that terribly. I loved him so much, but the alcohol and drugs was so hard to deal with. I said wrong words for the right reason. The words you speak either tear you down or build you up(or other people). I just learned that lesson a little to late. I read the comments posted, and pray that God gives all of you peace. I hope the people that wrote posts read this. The words of the bible are seed. You have to plant the words of the bible like a farmer would crops. Find the promises that God gave all his children, say them often, meditate often. Write his words on your heart. He will answer. Vickie your post really touched me. I pray that all works out for you. Read Psalm 3, and Psalm 124. Trust and have faith in God. Talk to him often and he will help you. Jesus said I will never leave you nor forsake you.

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        constance 6 years ago

        God is our only comforter when we pass through difficult times, like he says in his word "when you pass through the waters or the fire, they shall not overflow you or burn you" He is the one that can give us the comfort that is divine for he will never leave us noe forsake us. Will remember your sis in prayer.

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        ida 6 years ago

        Hi i lost my 12yrs old niece to cancer 4days ago and we still in pain especially the mother who is my sister, she has not eaten and still cries all the time since then,please pray for her cause she still has other kids who need her,anyway sorry for your daugher loss too.


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