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25 Encouraging Scripture Verses for Those Who Are Grieving

Lynn Dove's Journey Thoughts

It’s been a couple of years since a young boy in our town lost his life because another young man made the tragic choice to get behind the wheel of his car and drive drunk.  Two families’ lives shattered because of a horribly bad decision.  The young people in our town all knew the boy killed and they are asking “Why?”  Why did God allow this to happen?  They want justice, not mercy for the accused drunk driver.  Both mothers are grieving for their sons…one gone forever, and another who will likely spend his young life behind bars.

Grief is a multifaceted response to loss, particularly to the loss of someone or something to which a bond was formed. Although conventionally focused on the emotional response to loss, it also has physical, cognitive, behavioral, social, spiritual, and philosophical dimensions. While the terms are often used interchangeably, bereavement refers to the state of…

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