No matter how old we are at the time, it is never easy to lose someone that you love. In fact, it can be one of the most painful things we experience in our lives. To love someone so much and then all of a sudden not have them in your life anymore can be terrifying and heart-wrenching.

I lost my mother at the age of 20 in 2014 and then later lost my father in 2019, so, I too have experienced the pain of losing someone so dear.

Our grief can sometimes seem more than we can bear and it is so hard to let go of someone that you loved with all of your heart.

I’m not sure that we ever really let go of someone that we love, at least not completely, but what we can do is move forward. We must not remain stuck in the past, but rather move forward with our lives.

It doesn’t mean we forget them or that we have cast aside their memory. On the contrary, we move forward and honor their memory by doing so, knowing that they would surely want the best for us.

God will never leave us or forsake us and He will comfort us when we are broken-hearted! My friends, there is peace that passes all understanding through the Lord Jesus Christ.

God is Our Refuge

No matter what we are facing in our lives, God will be our refuge and our strength. When your strength is gone, He will pick you up and carry you when you can’t carry on.

This is especially true during our times of great loss. Thank God!

“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble, 2 therefore we will not fear, Even though the earth be removed and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; 3 Though its waters roar and be troubled, Though the mountains shake with its swelling… 5 God is in the midst of her, she shall not be moved; God shall help her, just at the break of dawn…7 The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. SELAH”

Psalm 46: 1-3, 5 & 7

With God as our strength, peace is possible! There is a kind of peace only found in God, a kind of peace that stands in the face of adversity, a kind of peace that holds in the midst of uncertainty, and a kind of peace that wavers not in the darkness of our greatest losses.

I thank God that I have the peace of God. I pray that you too will come to know and experience the indescribable peace of God.

24 Bible Verses About Letting Go of Someone You Love

I pray that you will be strengthened and encouraged as we read through these powerful scriptures today.

I pray that God’s Word would do its work, touching and healing hearts through the Holy Spirit, in Jesus Name.

  • Psalms 46: 1-2God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. 2 Therefore we will not fear, even though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;”

Whenever our mother passed away March 28th of 2014, I was, of course, saddened greatly. Although our relationship had become more distant in the years leading to her death, she was my mother and there will always be a special place in my heart for her. I wanted to be strong for my younger siblings and the whole family, I prayed and God led me to this verse here in chaper 46 of the book of Psalms and it brought comfort and strength to us.

Sometimes when we lose our loved ones, it seems like the ground is pulled out from under our feet, but God is our refuge and if we turn to Him during our grief, He will sustain us!

  • Psalms 62: 2“He alone is my rock and my salvation, My stronghold; I shall not be greatly shaken.”

Even when we suffer the loss of a loved one and it seems like our world is spiraling, God will strengthen us and we will not be greatly moved.

  • 2 Thessalonians 3: 16“Now may the Lord of peace Himself continually grant you peace in ever circumstance. The Lord be with you all!”

God’s love for His children is so great. He is the Lord of Peace and He can be the Lord of peace in your life if you will let him.

  • John 14: 1-2Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in me. 2 In my father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.

Jesus said, “Let not your hearts be troubled”. While the thought of losing a loved one may be hard to cope with, we have great hope in knowing that if our loved one had a genuine relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ, then Our Lord has already prepared a place for them! Praise God!

  • 2 Corinthians 1: 3-5“3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God”

Losing a loved one can certainly be a tribulation for us, that is for sure, but what we may not realize at the time is that God may be allowing us to go through our trials so that we can come out victorious and be an encouragement to someone else with whom the same situation has occurred. God will make your trial a blessing!

  • Romans 8:28“And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.”

This is certainly a comforting verse to read! The bible promises us that all things are working together for our good if we love God. Thus, even in the midst of our sadness, God is working it for our good.

We might not understand it in that moment, but we can trust that the Word of God is true!

  • Psalms 147: 3“He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.”

It’s so hard to let go of someone who means so much to you. The moment they leave your life a hole is left in your heart in the place they used to fill. At times it seems as if the hole they left grows deeper as the days and months pass without them and you begin to wonder if it ever gets any better.

The Bible gives us hope. The Bible says that God can heal every wound and every scar. If you will give your broken heart to God, He will take the broken pieces, put them back together again, and make them better than new.

  • Matthew 11: 28-30“Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”

The loss of a loved one is often one of the heaviest of life’s burdens. Our hearts just feel so heavy, weak, weary, and tired, but there is an answer: Come to Jesus and let Him shoulder your burden. He will give you rest for your weary soul and will comfort you.

  • Psalm 55: 22 “Cast your burden on the LORD, And He shall sustain you; He shall never permit the righteous to be moved.”

Friend, when you cast your burden upon the Lord, He takes it and bears the weight so that you don’t have to. He will sustain your weary soul.

  • 2 Corinthians 12: 9“And He said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.’

I know from experience that when we lose a loved one, a certain kind of weakness sets into our souls…a kind of weakness that is difficult to explain, but praise the Lord, for His grace is sufficient and His strength is made perfect in our weakness. When we are weak, God’s strength is the perfect remedy.

  • John 14: 27Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”

Jesus came to bring peace into the world once and for all. Despite the pain of having to let go of our dear one, the peace that Jesus brings is, by far, greater than any sorrow we could ever face. I am convinced that Jesus is the answer to everything!

  • Psalm 34: 4“I sought the LORD, and He heard me, And delivered me from all my fears.”

Make no mistake, when we seek the Lord, he hears our hearts and He will deliver us from our pain and sorrows. God can surely take away all of your pain and sorrow in a instant, and surely he has done just so inumerable times, but sometimes the healing process takes time. As we grieve, taking our burden to God again and again, our burden becomes lighter and lighter still as our faith relies upon Him.

  • Psalm 34: 17“The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears, and delivers them out of all their troubles.”

This verse reminds me of a powerful song called, “Your Cries Have Awakened the Master”. When we pray and pray and cry out to God, your cries awake the master. I’ll leave a link to listen to the song below and I am sure it will just bless your heart.

Your Cries Have Awakened the Master – By Mike and Kelly Bowling – Listen Here!

  • Isaiah 41: 10“Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.”

The thought of life without someone you love can be difficult. The thought of them not being there the next time you need to call for advice, or that they won’t be there on your wedding day, or that they won’t be there when their first grandchild is born can be scary and it hurts. I am so thankful that we do not have to fear because we can believe His Word and the promise that He will help us and uphold us with His power and love!

  • Proverbs 3: 5“Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding.”

Sometimes, things happen in life that perhaps we will never understand, but when the situations of life get hard to understand, lean not on your own understanding, but trust the LORD with all of your heart and you will not be disappointed.

  • 1 Peter 5: 7“Cast all your anxiety on Him, because he cares for you.”

There is no pain too heavy for God to bear and their is no anxiety to broad for God to carry. Jesus cares for you and He is willing and ready to bear your burdens.

  • James 1: 2-3“Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, 3 knowing that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness.”

It may seem hard to wrap our minds around considering the loss of a loved one a joy. If we could see what God sees we would truly know that everything happens for a reason, just as it is meant to happen, and that all things are working together for the good of those who love God and are called according to His purpose.

  • Romans 15: 13“Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you will abound in hope by the power of the Holy Ghost”

Having to let go of someone you love is never easy, but through the power of Christ within us and the power of the Holy Spirit we can have hearts that are filled with the joy and peace of the Lord!

  • Psalm 121: 1-2“I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence comes my help. 2 My help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth.”

When we’ve suffered a great loss, we are tempted to sulk and wallow in our sorrows, but, my friend, let us lift up our eyes unto the hills from where our help comes because our help comes from the LORD!!

  • Psalm 121: 5 – “The LORD is your keeper, The LORD is your shade on your right hand.”

God is our keeper. He is always there no matter what we face. No matter the situation, no matter the struggle, no matter the pain, He is always there for us!

  • Matthew 5: 4“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.”

When our pain and heartbreak seems to much to bear, we can be encouraged by this great promise form the Word of God! When we are mourning our losses, God will bring comfort to us through the blessed Holy Spirit!

A Final Message From My Heart to Yours

  • Ecclesiastes 3: 1-4 & 11To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven. 2 A time to be born, a time to die; a time to plant and a time to pluck what is planted; 3 a time to kill and a time to heal; a time to break down and a time to build up; 4 A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn and a time to dance…11 He has made everyting beautiful in its time…”

The Bible tells us that there is a time and a season for everything. In another season of my own life in 2019, for my family and I, it was a season of our loss, but of heaven’s gain. Feb. 25, 2019 my best friend and my greatest supporter, my Daddy, left this earth for his heavenly home.

Just 5 days before his death, he preached the Word of God at the funeral of a friend. The scripture that read was this one from Ecclesiastes chaper 3. He said, “For everything there is a time and a season; a time to be born and a time to die. We all come into this world and we all have an appointed time to leave it.”

Although I was not there that day, I was told that he said these words, “We don’t know when our time will come to leave this world…For all we know I could be the next one to go…I don’t know when I will leave this world, but when I do, I know where I am going, and all of you here today need to make sure that you know where you are going too.” Just 5 days later, my Daddy was the next one to go.

My friends, his words were true that day. None of us know when our time is coming, but we need to be ready when it does.

  • John 14: 6“Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.”

If you were to leave this world today, where would you go? Would your soul be heading to a dark and hellish pit, or would you be heading to heaven through the Blood of Jesus Christ?

If you have never put your faith and trust in Jesus, I urge you to make that decision right now. Friend, turn your heart to Jesus and ask Him to forgive you from your sins and be the Lord of your life today!


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