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Words of Condolence, Sympathy Messages, and Comforting Sayings

Words of Condolence - Sympathy Messages and Sayings
The death of a dear one, whether timely or not, is a trying time for those who know that the world will not be the same without their presence. Though the heart grieves, most of us don't know how to express our sorrow, or comfort those who need our support through some thoughtful words.
Prabhakar Pillai
Last Updated: Mar 26, 2018
"Verily, verily, I say unto you, he that heareth my word, and believeth on Him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life."
- John 5:24-26
The Bible conveys a message that death is not the end of life; it is only the body that perishes, the spirit can never die ... it continues to live. This thought brings a lot of comfort during the time of sorrow. When the heart weeps for the end of a dear one's life, the mind tells you that this is not the end, but a new beginning of the journey with God. Nonetheless, when grief over death, strikes us, it becomes difficult to be able to think rationally.

The fact that we will not be able to speak to the person again, to hold, touch, smile, or even argue with him or her, is enough to make us feel vulnerable and helpless. Life would never be the same without their presence, but it is important to move on, as they too have moved on from this journey of life to the next.
Simple and Heartfelt Sympathy Messages
During mourning, it is crucial for us to extend our support to the grieving family with warmth in our hearts, comfort in our words, and assurance in our actions that no matter what, we are with you during this trying time.
_____ (Name of the deceased) brought so many happy moments in our life and left us with a treasure trove of memories. We will never be able to forget him/her. We are praying for you in this difficult time. May his soul rest in peace.
I cannot even begin to imagine what you're going through and how difficult all this must be for you. Please know that I am always there for you. Whether to talk or cry or even just sit in silence with.

My heart goes out to you and your family during this difficult loss. Please let me know if there is anything that I can do for you in this trying time.

I still remember the time when _____ (Name of the deceased) took us to that fishing trip. It was one of the most memorable days of my life. Those are the kind of things that he will be remembered for - making people smile and bringing laughter in their lives. And while it's going to be very difficult to think of this world without him, it is a happy thought knowing that wherever he is, he is only spreading happiness.
It's the little things, the small, everyday occurrences that you'll remember. The laughs, the stories, the smiles. And even though it seems like you can never recover from your loss, it is these very memories that will help push the pain away and bring back the smiles.
_____ (Name of the deceased). They don't make them like her anymore. Her infectious laughter and cheerful nature has always brought joy to everyone's lives. We know you miss her terribly, and we miss her just as much. We will continue to honor her memory and have you in all our prayers. Please remember us if you need anything. You are not alone. We are with you.
As hard as it seems, you will get through this difficult time and emerge stronger. We are always around to help you through this trying period.
Some Sympathy Messages for Loss
The word 'loss' itself signifies the absence of something so dear, that nothing else in the world can replace it. The loss of a dear one's life brings feelings of emptiness and loneliness that seem to never cease. If the loss is that of a person we lived with, then moving on seems next to impossible. Every little thing reminds us of them. The empty chair in the dining hall, the daily habit to go with them for drives, or to ask for their suggestion when in a dilemma.

The best way to honor someone who is not with us anymore is to continue living our life and keep their memory alive through everyday events. _____ (Name of the deceased) would have wanted that, and expected nothing less from you.

Perhaps they are not the stars, but rather, openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy. - Unknown
In the night of death, hope sees a star, and listening love can hear the rustle of a wing. - Robert Green Ingersoll

You're not around, but your memories still remain captured in our hearts. You were like an angel that came and made our lives beautiful, and now that you are in heaven, we know you are doing the same.
"With tearful eyes we watched you, and saw you pass away. Although we loved you dearly, we could not make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating, hardworking hands at rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best." - Author Unknown

Whom the heart of man shuts out, sometimes the heart of God takes in, and fences them all round about, with silence 'mid the world's loud din. - James Russell Lowell
For to me to live [is] Christ, and to die [is] gain - Philippians 1:2

For every life has a purpose to fill, a purpose which us humans can seldom infer. But she was a gift from heaven, whose purpose was to make this world understand what love, friendship, goodness, and humbleness was all about. Goodness belongs to heaven, and I know she is watching us from there, bestowing her beautiful smile upon us. May her soul rest in peace.
The kind and gentle person he was, I'm sure the one who made him, realized how special he was, to be left in the midst of this cruel world. He belongs to a place that is kind, a place that is away from all the hassles of this world. May his spirit experience celestial peace and heavenly bliss.

To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die. - Thomas Campbell
When we lose someone we love, it seems that time stands still. - Author Unknown

Although it's difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow. - Author Unknown
That was the thing. You never got used to it, the idea of someone being gone. Just when you think it's reconciled, accepted, someone points it out to you, and it just hits you all over again, that shocking. - Sarah Dessen, The Truth About Forever
What moves through us is a silence, a quiet sadness, a longing for one more day, one more word, one more touch, we may not understand why you left this earth so soon, or why you left before we were ready to say good-bye, but little by little, we begin to remember not just that you died, but that you lived. And that your life gave us memories too beautiful to forget." - Author Unknown
Life is eternal, and love is immortal, and death is only a horizon; and a horizon is nothing. Save the limit of our sight.
- Rossiter Worthington Raymond

It's difficult to move on when you know they're gone ... gone beyond our reach, leaving this mortal world behind. But they have left us memories that no one can take away, memories that will bring forth a smile and conquer the painful tears. It is time to remember them smiling, till we see them next in heavenly bliss.
It is how this world functions - people that are there today will be gone tomorrow .... The only reason why they ever came to us, was to fill our lives with love and joy. Now that they are gone, let us honor and cherish their memories with smiles and not tears ... Wouldn't they have wanted that?
The pain endured cannot be relieved, the loss can never be replaced, the memories can never be cast away; but with some amount of compassion, thoughtfulness, gentle words, one can surely help ease the pain. These condolence messages will help remind you, that although death separates us from one another in body, in spirit, the person always remains alive. Alive through the kind words they said to us, the caring deeds they did for us, the lesson that they taught us, and the example that they were to us. Let us remember them in our prayers, in our fond memories, in our everyday actions, so that remembrance brings joy, not tears.