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7 Uplifting Bible Readings for a Dad’s Funeral

Published: August 1, 2022
by John L. Ziegenhein and Sons Funeral Homes

It’s normal to struggle to find the right words of encouragement after losing your father. Luckily, the Bible has multiple uplifting verses that inspire hope and comfort. That’s why Bible readings are integral to services organized by funeral homes in Arnold, MO.

The following verses will help mourners process the loss and bring peace to the aggrieved.

Psalms 103:13

“As a father has compassion on his children, so the LORD has compassion on those who fear him”

Your relationship with your father may have been complicated but this verse reminds you that even in conflict, there’s always compassion and love.

Proverbs 14:26

“Whoever fears the LORD has a secure fortress, and for their children, it will be a refuge.”

Your father’s teachings, lessons, and advice form a secure fortress that will continue to protect you, even though he’s gone, just as the Lord’s protection is everlasting.

John 14:1

“Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you?”

It’s a well-known verse in a popular chapter. Losing a father can bring up confusion and frustration. This verse encourages you to see that your dad is still looking out for you, even if he’s no longer here with you.

1 Peter 5:7

“Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.”

Has losing your father filled you and your siblings with anxiety? Are your siblings looking up to you, wondering where to go from here? This verse offers a promise. Your father may be gone, but you’re not alone.

Psalm 92:14

“They will still bear fruit in old age, they will stay fresh and green”

Did your father live into his 80s or 90s? Was he still in good health? His death, while painful, is also a fulfillment of God’s promise, and this is an excellent verse to help highlight that.

Isaiah 41:10

“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

Losing a father comes with fear of the unknown. Of facing the world without his guiding hand. This can be scary, but this verse encourages you and your siblings not to be afraid. Consider this verse if you’re looking for a message of hope.

Romans 8:38-39

"For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

A father’s untimely death can make any believer question their faith. But this verse from the book of Romans assures you that nothing can separate a believer from God.

We understand that it’s hard to find the appropriate verse when you’re consumed with grief, especially of one’s father. But we hope these examples inspire and help you find the right words for the day.

And if you need help planning the rest of the funeral, our funeral home in Arnold, MO, is available to you. Call us now to speak with our funeral director.

 
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