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25 Comforting Bible Verses for a Broken Heart

When unpleasant things happen in our lives we can find comfort in God. In this article, we will look at Bible verses for a broken heart will encourage and comfort you in this time of need.

A broken heart can come in many ways. Sometimes it’s the loss of a loved one, or a relationship has ended, or someone you have trusted failed you or a door has been slammed shut in your face. And sometimes it’s a combination of many things.

No matter how the pain came in….it HURTS. And sometimes it doesn’t go away easily. I have experienced this first hand with a breakup and with losing my dad. Your emotions are on high, you are stressed out, and you are looking for something to calm or relieve the pain. This is when we have to be wise and choose God to help us through it. Otherwise, we can fall into some dark and even demonic strongholds.

God is so faithful and loving! He wants to meet us right where we are at. He’s not afraid or offended by our tears, or anger, or confusion. He wants to bring words of encouragement and comfort to you. He wants to give you the peace you need during this situation.

Bible Verses for the heart broken

Meditating, reading, and praying Bible verses is a great way to get our focus off how heartbroken we are and onto God’s faithfulness and peace. I also encourage you to spend some time in worship. These two things are incredible powerful in helping you through a time of heartache.

Now, below you will find 25 scriptures for a broken heart to help with the pain in you are experiencing. I found using verses like this as an affirmation can really help break through in your thinking and lies the enemy wants to plant in your mind and heart.

I also wanted to share a song with you that has brought a lot of comfort to me. It’s called The God Who Sees by Nicole C. Mullen. I hope it also comforts you…

He sees you and He cares.

Let the presence of God and these Bible verses bring healing to your broken heart and bring peace to your future. May God bless you during this season.

 Snuggle in God’s arms. When you are hurting, when you feel lonely, left out. let Him cradle you, comfort you, reassure you of His all-sufficient power and love

Kay Arthur

Bible Verses for the Heartbroken

All verses below are from the NKJV. You can hover over the reference and you can check out the Amplified translation of the Bible verse. If you would like to check out other translations then head over to Bible Gateway.

I highly recommend using these verses in prayer and meditation. Write them out and place them where you can see and read them. I have gone through season where I print out verses and stick them on my bathroom mirror. It was a daily reminder that helped me through that season.

Remember…God’s Word is POWERFUL and it has the ability to transform your heart!

>> Check out The Powerful Truth About A Broken Spirit And a Contrite Heart: Psalm 51:17 Meaning

Psalm 34:18 NKJV – 18 The LORD [is] near to those who have a broken heart, And saves such as have a contrite spirit.

Psalm 71:20 NKJV – 20 [You], who have shown me great and severe troubles, Shall revive me again, And bring me up again from the depths of the earth.

Isaiah 43:1 NKJV – 1 But now, thus says the LORD, who created you, O Jacob, And He who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called [you] by your name; You [are] Mine.

Romans 8:18 NKJV – 18 For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy [to be compared] with the glory which shall be revealed in us.

Bible Verse for Hurting Heart - Psalm 147:3 He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.

1 Thessalonians 5:18 NKJV – 18 in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

Jeremiah 29:11 NKJV – 11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.

Deuteronomy 31:6 NKJV – 6 “Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the LORD your God, He [is] the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you.”

Philippians 4:13 NKJV – 13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

1 Peter 5:7 NKJV – 7 casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.

Psalm 73:26 NKJV – 26 My flesh and my heart fail; [But] God [is] the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

Joel 2:25 NKJV – 25 “So I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten, The crawling locust, The consuming locust, And the chewing locust, My great army which I sent among you.

words of encouragement for healing  from 1 Peter 5:7

Psalm 147:3 NKJV – 3 He heals the brokenhearted And binds up their wounds.

Proverbs 3:5-6 NKJV – 5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; 6 In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.

Psalm 46:1-2 NKJV – 1 To the Chief Musician. [A Psalm] of the sons of Korah. A Song for Alamoth. God [is] our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble. 2 Therefore we will not fear, Even though the earth be removed, And though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;

John 16:33 NKJV – 33 “These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”

Romans 8:28 NKJV – 28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to [His] purpose.

psalm for broken heart - Psalm 34:18 "The Lord is near the brokenhearted; He saves those crushed in spirit."

Psalm 55:22 NKJV – 22 Cast your burden on the LORD, And He shall sustain you; He shall never permit the righteous to be moved.

Proverbs 3:15-16 NKJV – 15 She [is] more precious than rubies, And all the things you may desire cannot compare with her. 16 Length of days [is] in her right hand, In her left hand riches and honor.

Isaiah 41:10 NKJV – 10 Fear not, for I [am] with you; Be not dismayed, for I [am] your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’

Matthew 11:28-30 NKJV – 28 “Come to Me, all [you] who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 “Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 “For My yoke [is] easy and My burden is light.”

John 14:27 NKJV – 27 “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

bible verse for broken heart in relationship - Psalm 55:22 "Cast your cares on the Lord and He will sustain you; He will never let the righteous be shaken."

Philippians 4:6-7 NKJV – 6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; 7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

James 4:7 NKJV – 7 Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.

Revelation 21:4 NKJV – 4 “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.”

You don’t have to be alone in your hurt! Comfort is yours. Joy is an option. And it’s all been made possible by your Savior. He went without comfort so you might have it. He postponed joy so you might share in it. He willingly chose isolation so you might never be alone in your hurt and sorrow.

Joni Eareckson Tada

Quick Reference List of Scriptures for the Broken Hearted

Here is a simple reference list of the Bible verses for healing a broken heart. I hope this makes it easy for you to jot down these verses in your journal or Bible for future use or study. Like I mentioned earlier I recommend praying these scriptures and meditating on them. You can also memorize them!

Bible verse for broken heart relationship, loss and more

List of Bible Verses for the Broken Hearted

  • Psalm 34:18
  • Psalm 71:20
  • Isaiah 43:1
  • Romans 8:18
  • 1 Thessalonians 5:18
  • Jeremiah 29:11
  • Deuteronomy 31:6
  • Philippians 4:13
  • 1 Peter 5:7
  • Psalm 73:26
  • Joel 2:25
  • Psalm 147:3
  • Proverbs 3:5-6
  • Proverbs 3:5
  • Psalm 46:1-2
  • John 16:33
  • Romans 8:28
  • Psalm 55:22
  • Proverbs 3:15-16
  • Isaiah 41:10
  • Matthew 11:28-30
  • John 14:27
  • Philippians 4:6-7
  • James 4:7
  • Revelation 21:4

Other helpful verses and prayers would be ones on peace and hope.

I hope these verses have been like a healing balm for your heart. And remember that this pain is just for a moment. Keep running to God, share your heart with Him, and He is faithful to make you better and not bitter.

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Joan grant

Saturday 19th of February 2022

I desperately need prayer! A broken relationship, a man who has found a younger woman and has thrown a good woman away. She is not a good woman, leading him down a path of pure evil and destruction to Sodam and Gomorrah. Please pray for his deliverance and that he will see the truth!


Monday 21st of March 2022

@Joan grant, saying a prayer for you both.