20 Encouraging Bible Verses for the Brokenhearted

by Pamela Rose Williams on September 13, 2011 · Print Print · Email Email

The LORD is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit (Psalms 34:18). It is encouraging to read what King David wrote in the previously quoted psalm. We can be healed and delivered from a broken heart.

A broken heart can happen when we lose a loved one such as a spouse or a child or even a beloved pet. Metaphorically, it is that emotional aching in your chest that happens when you are deeply disappointed or grieved over a life circumstance. The Bible has many other verses that can encourage the brokenhearted as well. Here are just twenty encouraging Bible verses for the brokenhearted that I found.

The Lord is Strong; Do not Fear

Psalms 73:26 My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

Isaiah 41:10 fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Matthew 11:28-30 Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 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. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

John 14:27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.

2 Corinthians 12:9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

Bible Verses for the BrokenheartedTrust the Lord for Deliverance and Healing

Psalms 55:22 Cast your burden on the LORD, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved.

Psalms 107:20 He sent out his word and healed them, and delivered them from their destruction.

Psalms 147:3 He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.

Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

1 Peter 2:24 He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed.

1 Peter 4:19 Therefore let those who suffer according to God’s will entrust their souls to a faithful Creator while doing good.

Look Forward and Believe

Isaiah 43:18 Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old.

Mark 11:23 Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, it will be done for him.

Romans 5:1-2 Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God.

Romans 8:28 And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.

1 Corinthians 13:7 Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

2 Corinthians 5:6-7 So we are always of good courage. We know that while we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord, for we walk by faith, not by sight.

Philippians 3:13-14 Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

Hebrews 11:1 (KJV) Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

Revelation 21:3-4 And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God.  He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”

Christian Quotes for the Brokenhearted

“The church is not a select circle of the immaculate, but a home where the outcast may come in. It is not a palace with gate attendants and challenging sentinels along the entrance-ways holding off at arm’s-length the stranger, but rather a hospital where the broken-hearted may be healed, and where all the weary and troubled may find rest and take counsel together.” ~ James H. Aughey 

“Leave the broken, irreversible past in God’s hands, and step out into the invincible future with Him.” ~ Oswald Chambers 

“We want to avoid suffering, death, sin, ashes. But we live in a world crushed and broken and torn, a world God Himself visited to redeem. We receive his poured-out life, and being allowed the high privilege of suffering with Him, may then pour ourselves out for others.” ~ Elisabeth Elliot 

“My grand point in preaching is to break the hard heart, and to heal the broken one.” ~ John Newton 

“Your most profound and intimate experiences of worship will likely be in your darkest days – when your heart is broken, when you feel abandoned, when your out of options, when the pain is great – and you turn to God alone.” ~ Rick Warren

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Bible Verses About Hope: 20 Uplifting Scripture Quotes

Bible Verses For Encouragement: 20 Great Scripture Quotes

Bible Verses About Death: 20 Comforting Scriptures Quotes

Resources

The Holy Bible, English Standard Version

The Holy Bible, King James Version

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Jack Wellman September 13, 2011 at 1:19 pm

Another fine work Pam. I especially loved the Look Forward and Believe Scriptures.

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Pam Williams September 13, 2011 at 1:23 pm

Thanks Jack, yes I agree … those are the most encouraging when in the “fire storm” as we call it here in our ministry.

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Yohanes(John) November 30, 2011 at 1:21 am

Pam i admire the work and devotion set in place for the words of God! You probably already know this but You inspire me and alot of people with all this Scriptures! God bless you and Keep up the good work. :-)

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Pamela Rose Williams July 1, 2012 at 4:10 pm

Hello John, So sorry for my late reply but please know I am touched by your kind words. All glory go to God, it is His word!

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sibongile machewere March 14, 2012 at 2:50 am

this is so great,, am touched with the verses, the word of God is powerful

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Anthony April 19, 2012 at 6:20 pm

I had a breakup today, this really helped me

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Chreece Adeyemi April 30, 2012 at 5:52 am

These Verse’s have helped me, God is powerful I jst wan’st paying atteyion until my mom told me yestarday to open my eye’s and take a look at what is happening in the lives of the people who knowingly fasly accused me with a lie that has destroyed me and caused me to sin. She told me God was Fighting my battle,but had not seen it and Then I thought about it vengance is not mines but God IN Romans 12:19 Dearly Beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place to wrath: for it is written, Vengence is mine: I Will Repay, Saith the lord. The only thing i been asking God to do was let the truth come out, I did’nt wish bad upon them But the power Of God Took over my Battle, God Said in Isaiah 61:7 For your shame ye shall have double; and for confusion they Shall rejoice in their portion:therefor in their land they shall possess the double:everlasting joy be unto them. The bible says what a man soweth that he shall he also repeath. I just want to Thanks God For his Word is True!!!!

Than You Jesus

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Pamela Rose Williams July 1, 2012 at 4:04 pm

AMEN!

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Ashley June 28, 2012 at 6:10 pm

Pam I will like to thank you for this article. I was searching for scriptures that I could share this Friday at my SWAP class at my church to support the message about God being the healer of broken hearts and these verses that you shared fit perfectly. I thank God for your obedience and faith in his abilities because it takes someone with true faith to do the works that you do. All glory goes to God today and forever.

Thank you,
Ashley of San Diego, California

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Pamela Rose Williams July 1, 2012 at 4:04 pm

You are very welcome Ashley of San Diego, I am so happy that this collection was helpful to you!

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Nomcebo Mdluli July 25, 2012 at 8:12 am

thanks for all the encouragement.

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Grateful August 3, 2012 at 9:11 am

Hi Pam,
God bless you for all your great work. Writing all the way from Kenya in East Africa. Woke up this morning to a dear friend’s txt message that the storm is too much to bear. I started to look around for Scriptures to encourage her heart and this collection was so helpful. I love how God uses technology to send His Word forth to people we may never meet this side of eternity – but still, His Word will go forth! All Glory to our awesomest Papa God! Keep up the great work, u never know who’s reading:-)

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Pamela Rose Williams August 26, 2012 at 3:44 pm

Amen Grateful. I love the name you use “Papa God”

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Faith August 26, 2012 at 2:25 am

It was very helpfully thank you so much

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Pamela Rose Williams August 26, 2012 at 3:45 pm

Thank you for your words of encouragement.

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sheila Ivenne September 20, 2012 at 10:27 am

i love this as i can relate to it. i’m thankful and I’m hoping yo hear from you soon. I love God as my personal Saviour. I am 17 years of age

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Guy Coppetti November 13, 2012 at 11:23 pm

Recently,my girlfriend moved away to Nebraska.I knew this was coming.And for 6 months, I was hoping she would stay, here in California,I wonder about the maturity level of her daughters house.Her daughters husband left.He was always going out on her,and they have 3 little girls. It is at a point I have to turn away.I don’t feel she is (my girlfriend ) being honest so I have decided to let go. I cried my tears and I’m done. It is obvious that she is letting go.She doesn’t return my calls. I just need your prayers and ,For my Mom she has been sick .Thank you

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carrie martin November 25, 2012 at 2:21 pm

pam thankyou so much for this page i am currently going through the hardest time of my salvation and felt so ready to give up i feel alone and heartbroken, one of my closest friends has said she needs time away from me and i suffer great abandonment issues the situation is too deep to explain but the pain i feel seems unbearable i read the scriptures and it literally feels like God is holding me up as i feel so faint.
Godbless u and thanku for your ministry
please pray for me and my mum who suffers with mental illness.

carrie

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Pamela Rose Williams November 25, 2012 at 4:25 pm

Hi Carrie, thank you for your kind words and for sharing your heart here. I will lift you and your mom up in prayer.

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Zach December 7, 2012 at 2:12 am

Thank you so much for taking the time in posting these wonderful words! I was having a hard time in accepting gods plan for my life, and fought for so long to have it my way: the verses you have here literally brought me to tears. The scripture here truly hit home for me with what I have going on in my life right now. THANK YOU! God bless!!

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Meaghan Kabaso December 21, 2012 at 4:23 am

Thank you for these scriptures and for the music. Both touched my heart. I was looking for answers, for something to turn to- sometimes when you are so broken hearted and you open your bible, or you pray you just dont have the words to say you just dont know what scripture to turn to. Having this helped me to find my way to God through this difficult time in my life. I am going through a divorce as my husband is cheating on me, I am working two jobs and both are ridiculously stressful and tiring, my son was in the ICU a few weeks ago due to a seizure from a high fever and also they found an irregular heart beat. My sister recently fell away from God and she is living with me and making very poor choices. My heart is beyond broken – I thank you for taking the time to write things like this to help those of us who dont know where to turn anymore. May you continue to put together things like this and may you lift me up in prayer during this time.

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Angela January 9, 2013 at 1:27 pm

Hi my name is Angela and everytime that I see the word you I take it out and replace it with my name or someone else’s name . And to if you sneeze count how many times you have sneezed and that is how many blessing you get.

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stevan anthony January 31, 2013 at 1:24 pm

praise the lord and may God bless all.the heart is broken, have you asked with head?(defender)who can attach your heart?how you can live with broken heart in this world?,where you can get love who gives you,joy,peace,patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, humility, and self control,these all spirit produces,when the broken heart is there, firstly you should go to head.how,,,(He is the head of his body,the church,He is the source of the body’s life.Colossians;1;18)be a part of body, and follow church timings,go to church praise to him,sing for him,clapping for him,listen preachings note and follow,and take his body and his flesh blood,be with body very perfect and co-operate other part of body,carry pocket Bible and know wisdom,(when you carry Bible this age, at your old age the Bible carries you, and you should believe this,)as possible try to bring new soul to church and introduce with pastor,and pray for new soul,and specially pray for world broken heart people,,,,and now you can ask to head,sure head listens your appeals and will bless you,your heart automatically by his grace it attaches,why because he is almighty, the world wide enough, son’s blood is having there for world people,his blood knows love love love love only, his love loves your broken heart,then your heart becomes his heart,he be’s in your heart.but you should keep it very clean,as your house your heart also should be very clean.praise the lord and may God bless all.

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Carolyn Martin March 8, 2013 at 6:31 pm

There are no words to describe how much this site has helped me through some very difficult and painful days…Today is the 1 year anniversary of my beloved 33 year old nephew’s death from an accidental drug overdose…And I have 4 children. My 2 daughters decided that I was the reason for all of their unhappiness in life, and they walked out of my life a few months ago. I can deal with it 99% of the time, but the past few days have been rough. I also suffer from Fibromyalsia and Rheumatoid Arthritis, and I’m flaring today as well. I know that clinging to God and His word is the answer. These verses renew my faith, and give me hope. God Bless You!

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Marlene C. April 24, 2013 at 5:19 am

A mothers heartbreak is like no other. I too have adult children who have turned on me and found fault with all of my being. I know I have loved them nutured them in the Lord and been a wonderful mother to them. I must trust God in this very hard hurtful time and know good will come even though its hard to see know/ we must pray for each other. thank you for listening. God Bless

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Jan J. August 15, 2013 at 10:02 am

Marlene C., I know your pain. My son, who I have not seen in 6 years returned from New Zealand to the US about 2 weeks ago. He has decided I am his problem because of my “religion” Satan has hold of him, he is married to an atheist, and is living with non Christians. I thank God for letting me show the love of Christ through my son’s painful words to me. This is a spiritual warfare. Ask God to give you the courage not to take this personally, it is hard because I know your heart is broken. We as mothers must stand strong for the cause of Christ. I will pray for you and all mothers that are going through the same heartache. I see your post is from April and I just saw this site today for the first time. Please let me know if your situation has changed.

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Tammy March 26, 2013 at 7:42 pm

Please pray for me my sisters and brothers in the Lord. Today I have suffered a broken heart. Thank you all. God bless.

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Marlene April 12, 2013 at 4:16 am

loved this website. Very encouraging & helps lifts a really broken spirit.

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Roberto April 14, 2013 at 4:40 pm

Thank you so much my gf of 5yrs recently broke up with me she was my only friend i feel alone and like i cant bear losing her i wanted to marry her. I sinned and was too pushy on her and she finally had enough. We still talk but still no talk of getting back together. I pray to god everyday that he brung her back in the meantime im working on myself and fixing my mistakes. Its only been 5days and i just cry everynight thinking about her. Please pray for us.

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Gloria April 21, 2013 at 4:28 am

I’ve been blessed and uplifted by this beautiful article. I literally felt the pain and heartbreak leave me. God bless you Pam.
Gloria from Nigeria.

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Patricia May 9, 2013 at 10:36 pm

I thank God for the encouraging scriptures on this page. My heart has been broken and torn too pieces. I’ve been married one year and my husband chose drugs over me. I hurt, but God has a plan and a purpose. I’ve meditated on these scriptures and GOD’S word is medicine for my spirit.

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Nomsa June 6, 2013 at 5:26 am

He is the alpha and omega,i fear the Lord and glad to be under his wings.

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Angelica June 19, 2013 at 3:35 am

Pam, today is my birthday and i couldnt sleep. my ex of almost two years broke up with me a few days ago. I feel so alone and so heartbroken… i appreciate the support family and friends have given me, but theres nothing like beautiful scriptures in the bible to assure me that God is with me and will put the right person in my path. I just want to get rid of this heartache that is tearing me apart inside.. i ask to keep me in your prayers and have God help me remove the this pain from my heart! Praise our sweet Lord! Amen

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Felisa July 28, 2013 at 4:44 am

Be Encouraged God is with thee. We will make it, hold on. Remember BUT GOD!!!

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Mary Jennifer July 19, 2013 at 8:23 am

Pam, after 18 years my boyfriend has decided to end our relationship. I am truly blindsided by this…he says I should have seen it and he had been “telling me for years that he was not happy.” Thank you so much for the scriptures…they were very comforting…I am sure I will be reading them often as God helps me through this time in my life. Please pray for me and I will pray for you and all the others who are experiencing heartache at this time.

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Lungi Mnukwa July 29, 2013 at 9:05 pm

I thank God for you Pam. The scriptures healing. I just had a breakup with a boyfriend about two days ago and was totally crushed. May God highly empower you with more wisdom.

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ANN August 2, 2013 at 9:54 am

HI

THANKS, VERY ENCOURAGING SCRIPTURES.
WHEN YOU ARE GOING THROUGH FIRE, YOU SEEK JESUS MORE, WHEN I AM WEAK THEN I AM STRONG.
ALSO GOING THROUGH HEART BREAK BUT I SENSE IS PRESENCE SO CLOSE.

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Nancy August 8, 2013 at 11:02 am

Thank you so much for these encouraging scriptures. My family is fighting a battle right now with our son, who is a Christian, his faith is being tested at this very moment. I have never gone through anything this painful in my life, as a mother. We are praying for an absolute miracle. Please pray for my son. I believe in the power of prayer. God bless you!

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Robin December 31, 2013 at 10:13 am

Thank you so much! I am going through a very hurtful situation right now and these assembled verses have helped in my healing. God bless you.

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Shani January 13, 2014 at 6:01 am

Thank you. This has calmed my spirit and helped me tremendously.

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Cindy March 25, 2014 at 10:22 pm

Thank You!

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BABALOLA-OJO MOJOYINOLA May 10, 2014 at 4:12 am

THANKS FOR THE WORD, MY FIANCE JUST BROKE UP WITH ME AND I WAS CRUSHED. THANKS

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Nicole June 16, 2014 at 5:51 am

First Father’s Day after my dad’s unexpected death. This post has comforted me more than I can express. Praise God for His great love and thank you for reminding me of it.

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Genessis October 10, 2014 at 11:23 pm

4 months that felt like 4 years I took advantage of an amazing man & I lost him completely & the pain I can’t endure. It’s easy for everyone to say it’ll get better or give it time. I pray every night God heals me into changing into the person I need too be because this defensive always angry is pain from my past. I want to clean myself in & out. & pray & have faith this man will come back to be seeing change & fall in love with me all over again. it’s so hard. The heartache feeling like your best friend just died. Thank you for these scriptures I can now fall asleep with my heart in peace & mind at ease .

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