20 Bible Verses to Comfort the Hurting

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You need comfort now. Perhaps you have had some life circum- stance that has caused such hurt that you do not know where to turn. Do not fear; you can have comfort which comes from the Holy Spirit — He is called the Comforter and He gives peace and healing to your hurting heart. The Comforter is with us from the moment we believe that Jesus died on the cross to pay our  penalty for sin (Eph 1:12-14). You can rest in the strength of the Holy Spirit, and have comfort that is unspeakable and delightful.  The Bible has so much to say about the promise of comfort and peace. I pray that you find your comfort in the truth that these twenty Bible verses to comfort the hurting offer.

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

His Arms Hold the Universe, Let Him Hold You

Psalms 9:9 The LORD is a stronghold for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.

Psalms 27:4-5 One thing have I asked of the LORD, that will I seek after: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD and to inquire in his temple. For he will hide me in his shelter in the day of trouble; he will conceal me under the cover of his tent; he will lift me high upon a rock.

Psalms 46:1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

1 Peter 5:6-7 (KJV) Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.

God Knows Your Hurt, He Will Not Ignore Your Need

Bible Verses to Comfort the Hurting

Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes in the morning

Psalms 22:24 For he has not despised or abhorred the affliction of the afflicted, and he has not hidden his face from him, but has heard, when he cried to him.

Psalms 56:8 You have kept count of my tossings; put my tears in your bottle. Are they not in your book?

Psalms 116:1-2 I love the LORD, because he has heard my voice and my pleas for mercy. Because he inclined his ear to me, therefore I will call on him as long as I live.

Jeremiah 29:11 (KJV) For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.

Nahum 1:7 The LORD is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; he knows those who take refuge in him.

Comfort is a Bible Promise

Psalms 119:48-52 I will lift up my hands toward your commandments, which I love, and I will meditate on your statutes. Remember your word to your servant, in which you have made me hope. This is my comfort in my affliction, that your promise gives me life. The insolent utterly deride me, but I do not turn away from your law. When I think of your rules from of old, I take comfort, O LORD.

Lamentations 3:31-32 For the Lord will not  cast off forever, but, though he cause grief, he will have compassion according to the abundance of his steadfast love; for he does not willingly afflict or grieve the children of men.

John 14:16-18 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever, even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, for he dwells with you and will be in you.”I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you…”

John 14:26-27 But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you. 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.

Good News! Your Hurting is Only Temporary

Lamentations 3:22-23 (KJV) It is of the LORD’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.

Psalms 30:5 Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning.

Psalms 71:20-21 You who have made me see many troubles and calamities will revive me again; from the depths of the earth you will bring me up again. You will increase my greatness and comfort me again.

John 16:22 So also you have sorrow now, but I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy from you. (Jesus’ words)

2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.

Revelation 21:5  And he who was seated on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” Also he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.”

Christian Quotes About Comfort

“Thanks be to God, not–only for ‘rivers of endless joys above, but for ‘rills of comfort here below.’ ”  ~ Adoniram Judson

“Comfort and prosperity have never enriched the world as much as adversity has.”  ~ Billy Graham

“If you look for truth, you may find comfort in the end; if you look for comfort you will not get either comfort or truth only soft soap and wishful thinking to begin, and in the end, despair.”  ~C. S. Lewis

“We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about.” ~ Charles Kingsley

“The whole world appears to me like a huge vacuum, a vast empty space, whence nothing desirable, or at least satisfactory, can possibly be derived; and I long daily to die more and more to it; even though I obtain not that comfort from spiritual things which I earnestly desire.”  ~ David Brainerd


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bridget June 10, 2013 at 2:57 pm

m blessed thank u so much


Kesendany jacob July 15, 2013 at 3:13 pm

pse let me get daily updates of comforting words


bongiwe nkosi July 22, 2013 at 4:39 am

thanks for ur words of comfort.


Russ Street July 27, 2013 at 7:52 pm

I love to read articles on the HOLY BIBLE ,the inspired word of GOD (KJV) as is . no private interpretation . We know the HOLY BIBLE was written by HOLY men as GOD revealed his word to them . IT is the instruction book for our lives 24-7.
If we deviate from the instructions ,then we get lost in the confusion .
As I read your Article a thought just popped into my mind . You said you are an avid bird watcher ,so am I . But my thought was, Christianity is not for the birds, as some may think . although he keeps watch over them and the animals . GOD bless you as you do his will . sincerely , russ .


Frank Cruywagen August 2, 2013 at 11:10 am

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your wonderful website, may the Lord bless it in abundance until He come to take us home with Him. I’ve been through a very hard time, still am, and your Bible verses to comfort helped me a lot! Again bless you. I shall pray that the Lord will give you the wisdom and strength to keep on with your work as it means a lot to many people.
God Bless!!!


Joyce August 7, 2013 at 3:22 pm

Thank you for word of comfort. Please update your comforting words. May God bless you for your kind word to many people.


surprise August 16, 2013 at 4:02 pm

Thnk u for ur word of comfort. iam blessed.


Hannah August 24, 2013 at 2:16 pm

Thanks for the words of comfort, my friend is going through a though time… I have sent her some, and pray that they comfort her


Pam July 5, 2014 at 5:04 pm

Just looked at your quotes today. They are very helpful. I hope to make some “uplifting notes” for others with photos our son took. The Bible gives us all we need. Thanks.


Sam July 11, 2014 at 9:51 am

Thank you, this helped me today. Blessed be the name of the Lord.


Gina July 14, 2014 at 10:11 am

Thank you, I have been going through a very hard time and reading things like this has really helped me and given me strength.


Vanessa October 30, 2014 at 12:39 am

I really need words of serenity I’ve always believe in the power of God and his unconditional love no doubt about him at my darkest moments as I’m going through now he’s is my faith my only hope thank you


need prayer for me and my son his father is vers a buis November 14, 2014 at 10:53 pm

I need to be Up lifted need prayer to would like to be send something to read to help me on a everyday Basic.


Jack Wellman November 15, 2014 at 7:52 am

Thank you my friend. You can sign up for daily devotionals here or be put on your mailing list on where it says “free Ebook” and also, we have a sister sight at Faith In the News at: http://faithinthenews.com/ I hope this helps my friend.


Diane November 19, 2014 at 10:24 pm


Thanks much for your wonderful site. Very comforting and insightful….. Leaves me a lot to pray about!

Blessings ,


Sister Jessie March 13, 2015 at 8:14 pm

Thank you the scripture of comfort helped my through a difficult time tonight and reminded me to pray ” through the storm” God is good all the time and I am so grateful that I am free to devote my life to him.


Brittany April 23, 2015 at 4:06 am

Thank you for sharing these wonderful verses. Your site is a blessing to me. I just have one small issue though: In Psalms 22 the word afflicted means poor/needy. It does not mean afflicted with pain or disease according to the greek transliteration of “aniy”.


AJ August 23, 2015 at 4:35 am

I would just like to thank you for posting this. It was a much needed reminder to press on without fear. Psalm 116 was and still is much needed and appreciated right now.


NG'ARARA JACKSON NG'ARAGA July 16, 2016 at 11:18 am

I am a student at New Life and Bible College in America Hills Vile Street as a Masters student in Bible Studies under online program, in this case can you send me the different scriptures as you provide daily. Thank you I am Jackson Ng’araga


Jack Wellman July 16, 2016 at 3:54 pm

Thank you my friend. For us to be added to your emailing list, go to where it says “Free eBook for “15 Answers to Questions on Heaven, Hell, and End Time.” Do you see it on our main webpage? It’s about halfway down.


Lolo September 15, 2016 at 5:35 am

thanks for posting this.Continue sharing with the world and God will bless you more.

Encouraging verses indeed.


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