Losing a father can bring unimaginable pain and anguish. These 19 Bible verses for comfort in time of loss of father will give you hope during this time of need.
Bible Verse comfort in time of loss of Father
Did you just lose your dad? Here are 19 Bible verses about comfort for times when you lose a father.
Matthew 5:1-3 – He is our defender, sustenance, and father.
Now when Jesus saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to him, 2 and he began to teach them.
When we get closer to God and look beyond the splendor of His Majesty and His mightiness, we would realize that He is benevolent and kind and those can only be the traits of a father.
He is our defender, sustenance, and father. The more we become intimately acquainted with Him, the more we see Him taking on the role of a father in our lives.
Psalm 73:26 – Our portion forever is the strength of God in our hearts.
My flesh and my heart may fail,
but God is the strength of my heart
and my portion forever.
Psalm 73:26 (NIV)
We, humans, are fallible, our health might deteriorate and all hope may seem lost. But in moments like this, our portion forever is the strength of God in our hearts, refining us to be better than ever.
Our hope in the salvation of God should be anchored with faith. His mercies are new every morning, and so are His sustenance and strength.
Joshua 1:9 – Fear should never be associated with believers.
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”Joshua 1:99 (NIV)
John 11:25-26 – In Christ, we have all we need for a sure eternity.
Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; 26 and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?
John 11:25-26 (NIV)
In Christ, we have all we need for a sure eternity. He signifies the resurrection and life therefore, Death has no authority if we believe in Him. All we ought to do is to believe.
Psalm 34:18 – The Lord is always near us.
The Lord is close to the brokenhearted
and saves those who are crushed in spirit.Psalm 34:18 (NIV)
2 Corinthians 1:3-4 – God will place kind believers to help us through the process.
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort2 Corinthians 1:3-4 (NIV)
Proverbs 3:5-6 – We are to depend on God’s direction.
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.
Proverbs 3:5-6 (NIV)
We mostly have no answers to the questions we have, and can’t figure out things on our own. The only way to find the results we are looking for is by complete reliance on the wisdom of God.
Without this reliance, it is impossible to heal. We are to depend on God’s direction and overruling providence for complete healing.
Psalm 9:9 – There is only one God to call upon.
The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed,
a stronghold in times of trouble.
Psalm 9:9 (NIV)
There is only one God to call upon when we are in trouble, He has promised us deliverance and He never fails (Psalm 50:15). He is our refuge and defense, and in the face of our grief, sooner or later, He will manifest Himself as our ultimate defender.
Revelation 21:4 – It will all be taken away.
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 (NIV)
Psalm 46:1 – He promises to be our refuge when our world is crumbling.
God is our refuge and strength,
an ever-present help in trouble.
Psalm 46:1 (NIV)
Our God is the most accessible person you can go to in distress. He promises to be our refuge when our world is crumbling and strength is failing.
He is always there with us, He is never far away, all we have to do is to reach out to Him, acknowledge His all-saving power, and watch Him fight your fight.
John 16:22 – We have hope.
So with you: Now is your time of grief, but I will see you again and you will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy.
John 16:22 (NIV)
It is true that we are sorrowful and full of pain, but we have hope, an assurance that our pain and suffering are temporary, for the glory ahead is much greater than now.
This is a lasting and even-more-intense joy. A joy that even death cannot overcome.
John 14:27 – We are to keep our hearts against fear.
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
John 14:27 (NIV)
The “peace” of God refers to hope and assurance, that goes beyond what the world has to offer. It is eternally guaranteed. We are to keep our hearts against fear and doubt and maintain faith during this process. This can only be achieved if we believe in Him.
Psalm 73:26 – Our strength is in God.
My flesh and my heart may fail,
but God is the strength of my heart
and my portion forever.Psalm 73:26(NIV)
Isaiah 57:1-2 – God’s mercy.
The righteous perish,
and no one takes it to heart;
the devout are taken away,
and no one understands
that the righteous are taken away
to be spared from evil.
2 Those who walk uprightly
enter into peace;
they find rest as they lie in death.
Isaiah 57:1-2 (NIV)
When a righteous man dies, He enters into peace and divine rest, away from the incoming wrath of God on the nations. He won’t participate in the sorrows and calamities that are to come.
So we shouldn’t see His death as a sad sign of displeasure from God. Instead, as an exercise of mercy and justice from God.
Luke 6:21 – God has promised to wipe every tear away from our eyes.
Blessed are you who hunger now,
for you will be satisfied.
Blessed are you who weep now,
for you will laugh.
Luke 6:21 (NIV)
Our tears are a natural response to the pain we feel. God has promised to wipe every tear away from our eyes (revelation 21:4). Joy and conditions of the spirit are ours because we do not mourn without hope, we mourn Christ.
1 Corinthians 15:55 – By his death, Christ has made atonement for our sins.
“Where, O death, is your victory?
Where, O death, is your sting?”
1 Corinthians 15:55 (NIV)
Death will never appear in the place where our Lord will keep His risen saints. This is because sin shall be taken away. Therefore, we have the full assurance of faith that, in the midst of pain and prospects of the grave, our soul will be present with the redeemer.
By his death, Christ has made atonement for our sin and taken away the sting of death. We should remain unmovable and steadfast in faith that we will be raised incorruptible and immortal.
Isaiah 53:4 – Our pain is no more.
Surely he took up our pain
and bore our suffering,
yet we considered him punished by God,
stricken by him, and afflicted.Isaiah 53:4(NIV)
Romans 8:18 – Through Christ, we have access to God’s grace.
I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.Romans 8:18 (NIV)
Psalm 27:1 – As our salvation, we are safe in Him.
“The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?”
Psalm 27:1 (NIV)
As our light, the lord shows us where to walk, the oppositions on our way, and how we may overcome them. It is only in His light that we boldly move without fear.
As our salvation, we are safe in Him. He preserves, supports, and protects us from being destroyed by pain and grief. He is the strength of our life, not only by whom but in whom we live.