To understand bible verses about heaven, we have to first believe in the reality that heaven is for real. Realizing an important biblical truth, that this life on this earth is only temporary. We are just passing thru.
Hebrews 11:9-10 (ESV)
By faith he went to live in the land of promise, as in a foreign land, living in tents with Isaac and Jacob, heirs with him of the same promise. For he was looking forward to the city that has foundations, whose designer and builder is God.
Hebrews 11:16 (NASB)
But as it is, they desire a better country, that is, a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God; for He has prepared a city for them.
Galatians 3:29 (NASB)
And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s descendants, heirs according to promise.
2 Peter 1:13-14 (NASB)
I consider it right, as long as I am in this earthly dwelling, to stir you up by way of reminder, knowing that the laying aside of my earthly dwelling is imminent, as also our Lord Jesus Christ has made clear to me.
There is a song by the Christian band Switchfoot that says this in a way that rings true - "Created for a place I've never known...This is Home". Home, that is what it will feel like when we get there. Heaven will be the place that we have always been looking for.
John 14:1-3 (NASB)
1 " Do not let your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in Me. 2 In My Father’s house are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you. 3 If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, that where I am, there you may be also.
2 Corinthians 5:2 (NASB)
For indeed in this house we groan, longing to be clothed with our dwelling from heaven,
1 Corinthians 2:9 (KJV)
But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.
Close your eyes and picture for a moment when you step into heaven and see the face of Jesus your Savior, recognize your saved family members and friends, and then your eyes rest upon...
"the place you were created for"
In this life we will all experience pain and loss at some point. The loss of a parent, child, spouse, or friend can't always be explained to us this side of heaven. Please accept that we have a limited vision and understanding while God is painting the bigger picture. One day, all of us who know Jesus as Savior will stand before him face to face along with all who have gone before. He will wipe the tears from our eyes as He makes known to us the whole story. Let these bible verses about heaven after death give you hope.
1 Corinthians 13:12 (NASB)
For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face; now I know in part, but then I will know fully just as I also have been fully known.
Revelation 21:4-5 (NASB)
and He will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there will no longer be any death; there will no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; the first things have passed away."
5 And He who sits on the throne said, "Behold, I am making all things new." And He *said, "Write, for these words are faithful and true."
Isaiah 25:8 (NASB)
He will swallow up death for all time,
And the Lord God will wipe tears away from all faces,
And He will remove the reproach of His people from all the earth;
For the Lord has spoken.
God's will is for everyone to be saved. The kingdom of God is at hand. Change your mind and the purpose of your heart believe the good news of the gospel.
1 Timothy 2:3-4
This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.
that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved; for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation.
Ephesians 2:8-9 (NASB)
For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; 9 not as a result of works, so that no one may boast.
Psalms 33:13 (NASB)
The Lord looks from heaven;
He sees all the sons of men;
Psalms 115:15 (NASB)
May you be blessed of the Lord,
Maker of heaven and earth.
Psalms 119:89 (NASB)
Forever, O Lord,
Your word is settled in heaven.
Psalms 121:2 (NASB)
My help comes from the Lord,
Who made heaven and earth.
Psalms 136:26 (NASB)
Give thanks to the God of heaven,
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.