Bible Verses About Pain:10 Comforting Scriptures

by Josh Wiley on April 16, 2011 · Print Print · Email Email

What a comfort the word of God is to someone experiencing pain. Whether it be physical pain or emotional pain, the word of God is a comfort for those that truly seek wisdom. Are you experiencing some type of pain in your life today? I encourage you to read through these Bible verses after praying and asking God to use them to give you peace.

Comfort in the Lord

Bible verses about pain

The LORD is my rock and my fortress

Psalm 18:2 The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.

Psalm 34:18 The LORD is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.

Jesus Felt Pain

Hebrews 2:18 For because he himself has suffered when tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted.

Pain Leads to Repentance

2 Corinthians 7:9-10 As it is, I rejoice, not because you were grieved, but because you were grieved into repenting. For you felt a godly grief, so that you suffered no loss through us. For godly grief produces a repentance that leads to salvation without regret, whereas worldly grief produces death.

Hope in the Future

Revelation 22:4-5 They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads. And night will be no more. They will need no light of lampor sun, for the Lord God will be their light, and they will reign forever and ever.

Romans 8:18  For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.

Biblical Example of Pain in Job

Job 1:21 And he said, “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return. The LORD gave, and the LORD has taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD.”

Job 6:10 This would be my comfort; I would even exult in pain unsparing, for I have not denied the words of the Holy One.

Strength Comes from God to Overcome Pain

1 Corinthians 10:13   No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.

1 Peter 5:9-10   Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world. And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace,who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.

I pray these Bible verses about pain were helpful to you today. Please feel free to use them as a topical Bible study or for a devotional. Add any of your favorite comforting Bible verses about pain to the comments.

Christian Quotes About Pain

Pain is a kindly, hopeful thing, a certain proof of life, a clear assurance that all is not yet over, that there is still a chance. But if your heart has no pain — well, that may betoken health, as you suppose: but are you certain that it does not mean that your soul is dead?  ~ A.J. Gossip

Though poor in this world’s goods, though grieving the loss of loved ones, though suffering pain of body, though harassed by sin and Satan, though hated and persecuted by worldlings, whatever be the case and lot of the Christian, it is both his privilege and duty to rejoice in the Lord.  ~ A.W. Pink

In spite of sorrow, loss, and pain, Our course be onward still; We sow on Burmah’s barren plain, We reap on Zion’s hill.  ~ Adoniram Judson

We are certainly in a common class with the beasts; every action of animal life is concerned with seeking bodily pleasure and avoiding pain.   ~ Augustine

Pain removes the veil; it plants the flag of truth within the fortress of a rebel soul.  ~ C.S. Lewis

Pain is no evil, unless it conquers us.  ~ Charles Kingsley

I am certain that I never did grow in grace one-half so much anywhere as I have upon the bed of pain~ Charles Spurgeon

As I look back over fifty years of ministry, I recall innumerable tests, trials and times of crushing pain. But through it all, the Lord has proven faithful, loving, and totally true to all his promises.  ~ David Wilkerson

I am not a theologian or a scholar, but I am very aware of the fact that pain is necessary to all of us. In my own life, I think I can honestly say that out of the deepest pain has come the strongest conviction of the presence of God and the love of God.  ~ Elizabeth Elliot

God never allows pain without a purpose in the lives of His children. He never allows Satan, nor circumstances, nor any ill-intending person to afflict us unless He uses that affliction for our good. God never wastes pain. He always causes it to work together for our ultimate good, the good of conforming us more to the likeness of His Son (see Romans 8:28-29).  ~ Jerry Bridges

Important Note: These Bible verses are helpful as written but to experience more discernment on this topic, please open your Bible and read the context these verses were taken from.

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Ana Brooks June 2, 2011 at 2:27 pm

Greetings from Los Angeles!
Wow. I really needed these. I’m going through excruciating pain, emotionally, mentally and physically. Thank you so much. They are such a blessing. I will share these with everyone.
Love

Ana

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gerard December 15, 2012 at 12:42 am

I lost my job, was more or less outcasted because I’m a Christian. Many people do not like Christian’s who testify to Christ’s Salvation. They become uncomfortable, sometimes as a group, or “office” or just the work place. But as a born again Christian we testify to Life to those we see are blind and perishing. Who that has been Saved, and given the Truth by Christ who dwells within them, would not share in the “Life Saving” Truths of the Word of God?

After losing my job, I became very stressed, financially poor, and sick. My bills are not paid and I feel so alone. And I’m so sick as I write this physically and mentally I am oppressed with all my worries and concerns of not being able to provide the necessities.

But the Word tells us to Glory in our suffering. And I will.

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Karen May 10, 2014 at 3:16 pm

Gerard,

Approximately two years went by while I suffered from all the human aliments you express. In that pain, I finally was so broken, I came to a place that I told God, “I trust that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose (Romans 8:28)” and although I did not understand why I couldn’t find a job or was hurting so deeply, I would glorify his name and would be happy if He wanted me to live under a bridge and I was sincere because I knew that He put me there to show me something I needed to be closer to Him and to do what He wanted me to do.

My prayers go out to you during this time. Seek His face that you may find the truth of His yearnings for you in this situation. God bless.

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Sello August 22, 2014 at 12:18 am

Hi

I understand your pain, its hard to be presecuted for the truth but we know God is faithful at all times and the is a reward in heaven. Am also going through pain.

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Josh June 2, 2011 at 8:14 pm

Ana,

I am so excited that you found comfort in these verses. May God continue to bring you to the powerful peace that comes from His word!

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Da'Sha December 4, 2011 at 10:53 pm

That’s for the blog. Looking for words of comfort and encouragement during a hardship for me and my church family. Youth minister resigned abruptly and it shocked many of us. While I don’t know the parameters of what took place, she is family. I hurt for her and my church because we love her & will miss her. It’s like losing a family member. I’m sure many more tears will come and God will be there to help us through. Again, thank you so much. Be blessed

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Khalen January 5, 2012 at 1:13 pm

This helped alot,thank you.

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Chase January 13, 2012 at 9:55 pm

Thank you. This helped me during a time of heartache. I appreciate it very much.

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Pam January 16, 2012 at 4:54 pm

Hello Chase, I am so sorry that you had a time of heartache. I hope that you have come back up to the mountain from your valley. We are happy to post these Scriptures for you to read and receive. We have written about many topics, maybe you will find something else that you need here: http://www.whatchristianswanttoknow.com/bible-verses-by-topic-inspirational-scriptures-by-subject/ … Thanks for taking the time to post your comment here. Blessings!

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Alexis January 18, 2012 at 10:30 pm

Hi, I am going through a very horrible time in my life and after reading these my spirits have been uplifted. The Lord has been so so so good to me otherwise. I thank Him for allowing me to see, breathe, hear, touch, taste and to watch my kids grow so healthy. Thank you

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Josh January 19, 2012 at 7:43 pm

Alexis,

Thank you so much for sharing. Your attitude of choosing to praise God during times of trouble is a good lesson for all of us! God will bless you for submitting to and praising Him in humble obedience.

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Toya January 19, 2012 at 2:31 am

I don’t think it was by accident that I came across this website at 2:27 am. I’m in the process of trying to come to terms with a 3 year relationship that ended last month and it’s been somewhat difficult for me to get past the pain. These scriptures reminded me that I’m not the only one who has gone through this and that God truly has someone better for me. In addition, I’m reminded to pray and read my scripture to find peace and comfort. Thank you so much for posting.

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Da January 19, 2012 at 10:40 am

The relationship ending might be the best for you. You are now ready for the next level. It’s hard to understand when we want what we want but God can see past our current comfort into the greatness that he has planned for us. Be strong in faith, you will be better off on the other side. If they relationship is meant, he has to be prepared for you. God bless!

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Josh January 19, 2012 at 7:42 pm

Toya,

I am so glad you were seeking God’s word for comfort. That tells me you are trusting on Him to pull you through your trial. Here is another article with great verses for you to check out: http://www.whatchristianswanttoknow.com/20-bible-verses-to-comfort-the-hurting/

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Drake Short February 14, 2012 at 10:16 pm

Thank you very much for posting these verses. I’m a 14 year old kid and I am very thankful to have resources like this that bring me closer to God and help me during hardships.

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Pam February 15, 2012 at 1:14 pm

Hi Drake! We are so happy that you are growing in grace and wisdom. Come back and visit again anytime. blessings!

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Ngozi February 27, 2012 at 8:27 am

I thank God because i have seen a good thing in internet. People can now pass good information about our Lord Jesus to many other who are in need.

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Pam February 27, 2012 at 8:37 pm

Thanks for leaving you comment here Ngozi. Praise God that He has blessed us to share His Word in this way. Come back again soon.

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julie March 9, 2012 at 12:51 am

i just told God that he is the best just for the scriptures given to me to use as memory verse for children’s church about giving Jesus their hurts. Thank you for this service.

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jonson May 9, 2012 at 3:46 am

MAY God bess u so much because i found much confort in these verses i oz so down on what am facing coz devil is trying to take away my job but after reding these verses for sure i belive he is not goin to take it again plz pry for me.

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Paula May 30, 2012 at 11:49 pm

Sometimes in life we think we know what we need in our pain and yet we really dont know what is best for us. Maybe God is teaching and refining us to learn to seek him in all things and to remember what our real purpose in life is, which is to glorify God in all that we do and say. He was merciful to us by his sacrifice on the cross but we tend to forget that we are miserable sinners and do wrong so often. So my point is that we are put through trials and pain for a reason. God loves us and wants us for his own. If only we would obey him. The next time we pray in our pain, let us pray that Gods will be done and if it feels like he doesnt answer your prayers it is only because he is working in ways you do not know. I found this to be a great comfort and hope it will be for others.

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sean cassim June 11, 2012 at 2:02 pm

thankyou for pointing out these scripture for us I have just lost a good friend of mine and find it very difficult accepting his death as he was a young guy . I know the lord will make a way for me to understand his will .Stay blessed How great is our GOD

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Josh June 11, 2012 at 8:16 pm

I am glad this was helpful Sean and sorry to hear about your loss. God is bringing you to His words for comfort and understanding. I will pray for you today.

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Jackie Reasor June 11, 2012 at 6:31 pm

Thank you so much for posting the bible verses for pain, im a 43year old mother of five children I have had been a diabetic for over 18 years I have had five toes taken off between the two feet its not a day that goes past that I don’t have foot and leg pain some days I just feel like given up I truly believe god is going to heal me one day I really needed those verses for some comfort to my brain and my soul thank you so very much and please pray for the lord to heal my body and not let the devil take my joy. Jackie

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Josh June 11, 2012 at 8:18 pm

May the Lord bring you comfort and healing Jackie. You are an encouragement to be going through such pain and yet seeking God as your source of strength. So many can learn from your example. Thanks for posting. I will say a prayer for you today.

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daryel mccullough June 25, 2012 at 2:50 am

Hi this has up lifted me a lo t i read about pain my legs trouble me ssometime and i get so discouraging,,and it makes me depressing so i feel like i will never get what i need from god he has been good to me i just need to trust him more,,and have more patients t

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Brian June 28, 2012 at 10:59 am

Cool Josh you made a statement to a reader who is trying to recover from a loss through a relationship, you were right and the Lord sometimes protects while we are in the midst of the pain and puts blinders on us so we will not know everything that has occurred during the process of losing but I have come to grips with the fact that we most often gain as a result of losing because we have to find him in order to find ourselves and he will show us if we have repeat patterns that need to be dealt with. The scriptures are great I am about to forward them to a friend who is going through a painful experience. I am in therapy as a result of a break up but I have truly found the one who has made me and now I know I need to work on me and my painful past.

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Josh June 28, 2012 at 6:13 pm

Thanks for sharing Brian. What a powerful testament to the strength from God and how God uses even pain to draw us closer to Him. Thanks for sharing this article with others and please visit again.

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Shawnie August 2, 2012 at 6:30 am

Hello my name is Shawnie

i am experiencing the worst heartbrake ever! My son and husband had a very bad argument and my son left home abruptly at the age of 20. He has a twin brother who is also hurting because of this. My heart is aching for my entire family. I am very heavy in my heart and just not sure how to handle this. Help please.

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Judy Griffin August 28, 2012 at 10:01 am

Thanks for these scriptures. I suffer from Rheumatoid arthritis.

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Laura November 12, 2012 at 5:15 am

Well just had a 2nd child with husband of 12 yrs he recently told me were over and to move on and did I mention he was unfaithful. I am in unbarable physical and emotional pain. God has blessed me in so many other ways just want to stop crying and hurting to beable to breath and sleep. Scriptures helped just want to have some understanding and relief from my desperation and anger… Sorry for whining

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anne-marie December 9, 2012 at 9:09 am

Thank you for the scripture and all the posts. I too have physical pain every day. I have severe scoliosis , and a bad hip and neuropathy which makes my leg feel numb and burning . I am 73 and have been walking almost a mile for months and I walk with pain most days. I have been blessed in many ways. I have two beautiful children, a good job at my home, a strong spiritual family and many more things to be grateful for. I would like to be free from daily pain or the courage to accept it. I am discouraged alot by it.

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Nai December 14, 2012 at 1:13 pm

Im going through alot of pain right now physically and it has taken a toll on me emotionally because I am so young. But through this struggle im learning about god more and more each day and even though im hurting there is still some peace there in my heart

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Austin John January 12, 2013 at 4:13 am

Thank-you for the verses. Its hard at times to pick up a Bible, or know where to start with it. Since I was 13 I have suffered from insomnia, chronic back pain and severe depression. For many of my teenage years I grew up without my brothers or parents, to this day I miss my brothers and still do not have a father in my life. I wonder sometimes if I deserve this. But sometimes we need to be reminded about what God says about our times of trial. I think its somewhere in Proverbs where God says “consider your times of trial pure joy” for they will help you to help others through the same thing, and they will make you stronger for your trials ahead. Sometimes I forget all the good that comes from bad things. God really means it when he says if you seek him out, he will find you.

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Pamela Rose Williams January 12, 2013 at 12:00 pm

Hello Austin John, I just wanted to let you know that I am encouraged by your comment. Thank you for this.

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Monica February 15, 2013 at 1:57 pm

i have just found out that the man that i was in a relationship with for ovr 4 years has been seeing another person. i am deeply hurt, not just for the pain of this information but for the fact that i gave him 2nd chance to come back into my life after forgiving him and then he turns around and does the same thing again

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Da'Sha February 15, 2013 at 11:01 pm

Monica, I know you are really hurting right now. God is always with you and he will comfort you. He is bigger than the hurt and pain. Seek him. Allow him to fill you with his love and heal you heart. I will be praying for you. Take care.

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christine March 1, 2013 at 2:43 am

really appreciate this verses especially when am going through a horrible break-up

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Megan April 13, 2013 at 10:22 pm

I was diagnosed with severe juvenile arthritis whenever I was 12 years old. I was struggling with the fact that I would no longer be what i used to consider a normal kid. I would questioning my faith in God. I found this post about a year ago and I started reading different scriptures in the bible and talking with my youth pastor. I am 15 now and I am a youth volunteer and leader at my church now. And even though my arthritis hasn’t gotten any better, my faith and spirit has been lifted up and I’m happier now. Thank you so much for putting this on here. I don’t know where I would be right now if I never would’ve found this.

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Joshua kennedy wanga May 26, 2013 at 9:11 pm

Thanks a lot for the encouragement. I have been under pain ever since my project for providing ophans living in slum with food and basic education became difficult due to insufficient funds. Just yesterday the premises we have bn using was locked by owner

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tabitha June 6, 2013 at 2:39 pm

Hey My Name Is Tabitha I’m 13 & Heart Broken Me & My Boyfriend Had Been Together for 9 months and some days we broke up a good two weeks ago , ishared apart of me that inever through iwould have., now he left me heart broken , all iask is can GOD You Please Heal Me Again., make my pain go away , I want a new clean start about love., i through we was going be together for., but they always say Relationship weren’t made too last , ithink they wrong iwill always love ab and iwill never stop , icant even go a whole day w|o thinking about., but GOD i ask you can you send him too me agaim i promise i will do right , and make things work . Lord Please answer my prayer i beg you , amen <3 . That All I'm Asking For

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yvonne dennis July 30, 2013 at 2:37 pm

I have lot of pain . in my body. I thank GOD because he answer prayer. he move the pain I thank GOD ` he is love he is everything we need.

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Doug September 7, 2013 at 12:10 am

Anyone who lives with pain and needs encouragement, drop by my FB page Doug W. Koehler. I am a pastor forced to retire after over 17 years of ministry due to the effects of Chronic Pain. I share online how the Lord helps me through my trials. Here is a sample…

Pain removes the veil; it plants the flag of truth within the fortress of a rebel soul. ~ C.S. Lewis.

This is very cool to me to find this comment from my favorite author. You see I have said over and over again that when a person suffers daily, it strips them of all the things that they normally cling to and moves them to turn to the one source that really can make a difference. It reminds the person of this fallen world that is quite convicting because there is nothing that says “FALLEN/BROKEN” as a person who suffers from pain and is now limited or unable.

But the Christian can see past the pain (thanks be to God) and look to the comfort and Promises won for us through Christ Jesus our Lord. Remember our Lord is an every present help in times of trouble, not because that is when He acts but because that is when He is often considered.

DWK

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Tristan September 1, 2014 at 2:18 pm

Hi! I want to thank you for posting these verses. I am a 17 year old guy and for a long time I have been looking for scriptures to use as examples and guides to spread about pain at assembly because recently a girl I knew committed suicide. She was 14 and I feel pain is one of the little topics never spoken about. Especially people my age! And this may sound stupid in comparison to the other comments, but yesternight I broke down crying to Jesus to help me, because I messed up a good friendship with a girl I like by pouring out my feelings toward her and rushing into something she was not yet ready for. And now every great memory is just what it is. A memory. But these verses cheered me up. And I hope with the help of Jesus I could recover what my girl friend I had! Thanks a lot!!

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