Irrespective of the fact that death is inevitable, nobody has been able to withstand the death of someone. It is somewhat comforting when we witness and go through the health process of someone who might be giving signs of dying anytime soon.
These people are either going through a long protracted illness without showing signs of recovery or an aged person, but it is more heart-rending when we witness sudden death. The gravity of the devastation of sudden death has more impact on someone than an expected death, yet he was optimistic, faithful, and hopeful for a miracle.
The sudden loss of your mother, father, friend, brother, sister, child or someone you know might send shivers through your spine, and your mental health could be affected. A series of questions will run through your mind; why is this happening to me? How do I cope? Is this a dream? How can he die just like that? How can God allow this? But I saw him in the morning, how is that possible? I spoke with her a few moments ago; how can she be gone?
The bitter truth is that unexpected death happens. By God’s grace, there are Bible Verses for unexpected death for hope, comfort, and healing. They will expose your mind to know that there is a land of perfect peace after death and a land of eternal life promised by God.
Traverse these Bible Verses and comfort yourself over an unexpected death for reassurance in this trying period.
Bible Verse for Unexpected Death
Words may fail to comfort your crumbling soul from the grief of the sudden death of someone. You may be hopeless even in the face of multiple condolences and empathetic and sympathetic words.
Even when death is expected, the experience can be depressing. God is telling you today that you are not alone. God is watching over you and will send his comforting Angels to soothe your dwindling soul, spirit, and body.
When looking for a way to recover mentally, spiritually, physically, and otherwise from sudden death, there are soothing and enlivening Bible Verses to take you through the journey.
Read on, and May the comfort of our Lord Jesus Christ engulf you. Amen.
Revelation 21:4 (ESV) – Wipe Away Their Tears
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.”
Hebrews 13:8 (ESV) – The Same Yesterday And Forever
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.
Hebrews 9:27 (ESV) – Appointed To Die Once
And just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment,
Hebrews 8:13 (ESV) – A New Covenant
In speaking of a new covenant, he makes the first one obsolete. And what is becoming obsolete and growing old is ready to vanish away.
Hebrews 2:15 (ESV) – The Fear of Death
And deliver all those who through fear of death were subject to lifelong slavery.
Hebrews 2:14 (ESV) – Power Of Death
Since therefore the children share in flesh and blood, he himself likewise partook of the same things, that through death he might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil,
Galatians 3:26 (ESV) – Sons Through Faith
For in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God, through faith.
2 Corinthians 5:6-8 (ESV) – Be Of Good Courage
So we are always of good courage. We know that while we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord, for we walk by faith, not by sight. Yes, we are of good courage, and we would rather be away from the body and at home with the Lord.
Romans 14:8 (ESV) – We Die To The Lord
For if we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord. So then, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord’s.
1 Thessalonians 4:13 (ESV) – Do Not Grieve
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.
Revelation 21:8 (ESV) – Sinners Would Perish
But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.”
Revelation 12:7 (ESV)
Now war arose in heaven, Michael and his angels fighting against the dragon. And the dragon and his angels fought back,
2 Peter 3:9 (ESV)
The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.
Galatians 3:13 (ESV)
Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us—for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who is hanged on a tree”—
Philippians 1:23 (ESV)
I am hard pressed between the two. My desire is to depart and be with Christ, for that is far better.
Acts 5:1-11 (ESV)
But a man named Ananias, with his wife Sapphira, sold a piece of property, and with his wife’s knowledge he kept back for himself some of the proceeds and brought only a part of it and laid it at the apostles’ feet.
But Peter said, “Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and to keep back for yourself part of the proceeds of the land? While it remained unsold, did it not remain your own? And after it was sold, was it not at your disposal?
Why is it that you have contrived this deed in your heart? You have not lied to man but to God.” When Ananias heard these words, he fell down and breathed his last. And great fear came upon all who heard of it. …
1 John 1:7 (ESV)
But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.
Romans 6:14 (ESV)
For sin will have no dominion over you, since you are not under law but under grace.
Luke 24:1-53 (ESV)
But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they went to the tomb, taking the spices they had prepared. And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they went in they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus.
While they were perplexed about this, behold, two men stood by them in dazzling apparel. And as they were frightened and bowed their faces to the ground, the men said to them, “Why do you seek the living among the dead? …
1 Thessalonians 4:16 (ESV)
For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first.
1 Corinthians 15:54 (ESV)
When the perishable puts on the imperishable, and the mortal puts on immortality, then shall come to pass the saying that is written: “Death is swallowed up in victory.”
Romans 3:10 (ESV)
As it is written: “None is righteous, no, not one;
Matthew 10:28 (ESV)
And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell.
Isaiah 53:1-12 (ESV)
Who has believed what he has heard from us? And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed? For he grew up before him like a young plant, and like a root out of dry ground; he had no form or majesty that we should look at him, and no beauty that we should desire him. He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief;
and as one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not. Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. But he was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds we are healed. …
Romans 12:2 (ESV)
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
Acts 17:10-11 (ESV)
The brothers immediately sent Paul and Silas away by night to Berea, and when they arrived they went into the Jewish synagogue. Now these Jews were more noble than those in Thessalonica; they received the word with all eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so.
Hosea 3:5 (ESV)
Afterward the children of Israel shall return and seek the Lord their God, and David their king, and they shall come in fear to the Lord and to his goodness in the latter days.
Leviticus 10:1 (ESV)
Now Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, each took his censer and put fire in it and laid incense on it and offered unauthorized fire before the Lord, which he had not commanded them. And fire came out from before the Lord and consumed them, and they died before the Lord. Then Moses said to Aaron, “This is what the Lord has said:
‘Among those who are near me I will be sanctified, and before all the people I will be glorified.’” And Aaron held his peace. And Moses called Mishael and Elzaphan, the sons of Uzziel the uncle of Aaron, and said to them, “Come near; carry your brothers away from the front of the sanctuary and out of the camp.” So they came near and carried them in their coats out of the camp, as Moses had said. …
Genesis 2:7 (ESV)
Then the Lord God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature.
1 John 3:2 (ESV)
Beloved, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is.
2 Timothy 1:10 (ESV)
And which now has been manifested through the appearing of our Savior Christ Jesus, who abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel,
1 Timothy 2:4 (ESV)
Who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.
Philippians 2:5 (ESV)
Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus,
Galatians 4:5 (ESV)
To redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons.
Galatians 3:27 (ESV)
For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ.
2 Corinthians 5:8 (ESV)
Yes, we are of good courage, and we would rather be away from the body and at home with the Lord.
Romans 8:38-39 (ESV)
For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Romans 8:7 (ESV)
For the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to God’s law; indeed, it cannot.
Romans 7:4 (ESV)
Likewise, my brothers, you also have died to the law through the body of Christ, so that you may belong to another, to him who has been raised from the dead, in order that we may bear fruit for God.
John 11:25-26 (ESV)
Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?”
John 5:28-29 (ESV)
Do not marvel at this, for an hour is coming when all who are in the tombs will hear his voice and come out, those who have done good to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil to the resurrection of judgment.
Death is man’s worst enemy. No matter how scary we feel and can’t comprehend when its claws will grab someone, deep down in our hearts, we hope to brace when it strikes.
We believe that after reading the Bible Verses above, you will not feel angry and ask God questions but accept everything as the perfect will of God.
We believe your belief and trust in God have been rekindled after feeling awkward toward God. The power of restoration has worked through these scriptures to help you cope and be less alone in this painful moment.
Make it a habit to read these Bible Verses for Unexpected Death; you will be surprised that you will be healed as the days goes by, and you rekindle your relationship with God.
Recite some of these Bible Verses to anyone suffering from the grief of sudden death. God will grant you consolation as He will guide your loved one to the great beyond to rest in eternal peace.