Death - what is it? Why do we die? Why do we grow old?
God has a plan for all of us. At death - we cease to exist - however, we are in the memory of our Heavenly Father. (John 5:28,29) God original plan for mankind was to live forever, however, due to man going against God - we are improverish with all of the ailment that befit an imperfect being. The comfort comes from knowing that once we die it is as if we are in a deep sleep - free of any kind of emotional or physical pain. (Eccleasiates 9:5) Also, our Heavenly Father made a promise to restore mankind to perfect condition where death will cease to exist (Revelation 21:3,4) Those words are so comforting - especially when we see the deplorable conditions of mankind today.
It is the Hope as outlined in the Bible that keep so many obtaining the comfort needed at the most distressful times in our lives - especially when experiencing the lost of a love one. Our love ones at death is as in a deep sleep - there is no pain or suffering taking place.