Words of comfort for a loss will help to uplift and brighten the day of someone who is sad and grieving over the loss of a loved one. A few words is often all you need to show someone that you care.
It can be difficult to choose the right words of comfort to express the sadness we are feeling and our sympathy for the grieving family. It is important that when speaking to someone who has recently lost a loved one that we do not try to relate to his or her sadness. Even if you have experienced a loss yourself, it is difficult to relate to other people’s emotions. Instead, the most appropriate thing to do is to simply tell them how much you care and that you are there for them during their difficult time.
Before sending a sympathy card, it can help to read words of comfort for a loss quotes. The quotes will help you to express your emotions in an eloquent manner, without having to think of the words yourself. After you have selected a quote that expresses your feelings, you should also add your own words to personalize the message. For additional help choosing words for a sympathy message, we have also included a few of the most common phrases below.
Words Of Comfort For A Loss Quotes
Non- Religious Quotes
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Maya Angelou
“For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one.” Kalil Gibran
“If I could reach up and hold a star for every time you’ve made me smile, the entire evening sky would be in the palm of my hand” unknown
“A person’s true wealth is the good he or she does in the world.” Mohammed
“Where there is sorrow there is holy ground.” Oscar Wilde
“What we have once enjoyed, we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes part of us.” Helen Keller
“It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived.” George S. Patton, Jr.
“There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are messengers of overwhelming grief…and unspeakable love.” Washington Irving
“The pain passes, but the beauty remains.” Pierre Auguste Renoir
“Tears are a river that take you somewhere…Tears lift your boat off the rocks, off dry ground, carrying it downriver to someplace better.” Clarissa Pinkola Estes
“The LORD is a stronghold for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.” Psalms 9:9
“And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever, even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, for he dwells with you and will be in you. “I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you…”” John 14:16-18
“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” Psalms 46:1
“But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you. Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.” John 14:26-27
“So also you have sorrow now, but I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy from you.” John 16:22
“For the Lord will not cast off forever, but, though he cause grief, he will have compassion according to the abundance of his steadfast love; for he does not willingly afflict or grieve the children of men.” Lamentations 3:31-32
“One thing have I asked of the LORD, that will I seek after: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD and to inquire in his temple. For he will hide me in his shelter in the day of trouble; he will conceal me under the cover of his tent; he will lift me high upon a rock.” Psalms 27:4-5
“You who have made me see many troubles and calamities will revive me again; from the depths of the earth you will bring me up again. You will increase my greatness and comfort me again.” Psalms 71:20-21
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.” 2 Corinthians 5:17
“Do not be afraid, for I have redeemed you: I have called you by your name, you are mine. Should you pass through the sea, I will be there with you; or through rivers, they will not swallow you up. Should you walk through fire, you will not be scorched and the flames will not burn you… Do not be afraid, for I am with you.” Isaiah 43
Words Of Comfort For A Loss Phrases
You are in my thoughts.
We are thinking of you.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Our hearts go out to you in your time of sorrow.
We are deeply sorry to hear about the death of “name of deceased”.
May your heart and soul find peace and comfort.
Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Remember that we love and care about you.
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss
“Name of Deceased” will remain in our hearts forever.
Words of comfort for a loss may seem difficult to choose when you need to write a sympathy message for a loved one. However, selecting one of the quotes above will help put into words the emotions you are feeling. Combine one of the quotes with a few of your own words and you will have a thoughtful sympathy message that will be appreciated by your friend or relative.
Updated: February 11, 2013