They Shall Be Comforted

Matthew 5:4  

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.”

At the beginning of Jesus’ famous Sermon on the Mount, Matthew records the blessings that have come to be known as the Beatitudes. This second Beatitude provides comfort and encouragement to those who are mourning now—as we all do at various times in this life of trials and suffering.

God the Father is “the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, 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” (2 Corinthians 1:3-4).

Eventually in the Kingdom of God all mourning will end. “And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away” (Revelation 21:4).

For more about this Beatitude, see “Blessed Are Those Who Mourn.” For more encouraging scriptures, see our articles on “Encouraging Bible Verses.”

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