20 Encouraging Bible Verses for the Brokenhearted

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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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Ivan September 29, 2016 at 6:11 am

Thankyou Rose for this amazing blog, God is healing my heart by it. Thank you


Sally October 27, 2016 at 1:20 am

God promises can take time to come to fruition. God does heal the brokenheart. Not ease, but truly HEALS. I accepted Jesus after age 30 while still suffering from bad depression. My depression began from a failed relationship that occurred in my early 20s and I had so many regrets. I tried so many ways to get over it, without much success. Suicide was often in my mind all the years.

The first 2 years as a christian, I spent a lot of time understanding repentance and putting it into practice. God impressed upon me that sins will hinder prayer and that I need help from from the Holy Spirit. After I turned 32, my depression disappeared and I am not quite sure when exactly it left me. I also lay my regrets to rest. I attributed it as an affirmation of a healed broken heart.


Shawn Clark August 30, 2018 at 10:20 am

Well said.


sj007 November 3, 2016 at 11:30 am

I am in the stage of depression because of lose very loved one. We are working in the same company and it is so hard for me to get over with it because we really could see each other everyday. I am trying to avoid him or him towards me but it is hurting. I’ve tried to talk to him but it seems I’ve worsen the gap within us.
I am trying to accept everything. Trying to move on but still so hard. I’ve read these verses and is very comforting. But the pain & fear of not moving on is there since I still could see him. Is there a certain bible verse for that? I know He is there but I stil feel so small. Give me tips how to overcome this.


Jack Wellman November 3, 2016 at 12:31 pm

Hello friend. If you are depressed, talk to your pastor about serving somewhere in the church. The people that serve find that their depression lifts, especially like our church where we visit the hospital, nursing home, prisons, and even help the homeless. It takes our eyes off of ourselves and onto others. Does your church have various ministries? Jesus and King David both cried out “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Why are you so far from saving me, from the words of my groaning? O my God, I cry by day, but you do not answer, and by night, but I find no rest.” (Psalm 22:1–2) I think getting into the Gospel of John will help. No single set of verses can compare with the whole Word of God in context. The Gospel of John is among the greatest for those who are experiencing a dry season where God seems silent. Start in this book today. Do you read much of the Bible every day>


sj007 November 3, 2016 at 5:22 pm

Hi jack. Our company has only one ministry. The activities are worship every Sunday, prayer meeting & visiting prison every week. Yeah I join the activities. Thank you for your words I am Angela anyway. Ive read bible these past few months every night but was stopped & now very seldom. Ive already read d whole book of John before. Yes I will visit them again. I am working, is there online ministry activities that I could join? I am working now & my time for other activities is limited. If there is ministry activities just like this I am willing to join. If dont have I will take your advise. Thank you so much.


Lisa Allen January 22, 2017 at 3:41 am

Hi Jack! Thank you for sharing this information! God bless you! Amen


Aldrin February 16, 2017 at 8:05 am

How about my situation? I am a born again christian and God has a special favor for me in love life because the precious gift of God for me never be my partner because she never likes me, but why until now I still experience busted and rejected on early girl that I liked and favored by God? The fact on me also is I am 100x busted by girls seens 1st year high school. WHAT I EXPECT NOW IN LIFE?
1 Corinthians 13:1


Jack Wellman February 16, 2017 at 8:14 am

We are told that the way into the kingdom or the road to our salvation is narrow, hard, and difficult and few there be that find it but we must focus on seeking the kingdom above all earthly things (Matt 6:33) and Jesus said we are to take up our cross and follow Him. What do you mean you were “busted by girls?”


val February 20, 2017 at 3:00 pm

Spirit of disapointments in relationship has been following me for more than 14 years been prayed for.no relationship seem to work for me..always alone…i have been to so many delivarence services..still u feel alone not loved until today.im si worried..hurt..miserable…confusee not knowing what to do…pls help me.


Jack Wellman February 20, 2017 at 3:11 pm

What are these “deliverance services” Val? It doesn’t sound like it comes from the Bible. As for being alone, is your church too small in membership? Don’t give up. If you do, you can spiral ever downward. I know I will pray for you and I am sure others will who read this. If you make Christ the number one priority and His kingdom, He will provide everything you need (Matt 6:33). That doesn’t mean a spouse, but if your desire is first upon Him, He may grant you your own desires of the heart. Praying for you Val.


sam September 20, 2017 at 5:23 pm

I been rejected, used and basically milked. Now that I’ve been drained the other person is gone on with someone else leaving me feeling heartbroken. I am at place where i want my heart to be mended and to be where i can go on without this void in my life.


Nadia Versaci March 6, 2018 at 3:59 am

Hi Sam.
I know your pain too well. I am going through the same thing at the moment. Knowing that once you felt so loved and then easily dismissed and replaced quickly hurts. Some times we feel so isolated and think we are the only one going through it. I just want you to know someone out there (me) feels your pain. We have to hold on to God’s promise. “This too shall pass “


Denise May 26, 2018 at 1:20 am

Hi Nadia! Your words are so true.. I feel like no one understand what I am going through. It’s so hard for me to open up nexus unless you lived it, you don’t understand. My husband of ten years has had a long standing after affair with another woman almost as long as we have been together. During both my pregnancies he was unfaithful and in my heart I knew, but I always chose to believe his lies. She occasionally would leave hints of their affair around for me to find . But he always manipulated his way out of it. My eyes were finally opened to see and except all the truth. I separated from him and filed for divorce and now he is living with her. God has been my strength during this time. I consistently ask God why. I was always faithful and kept my vows. I just can’t understand How someone the professes to love you so much hurt you in the worst way. Please keep me in prayer I am struggling with letting go of the relationship. I know that God is asking this of me now due to the fact that I fought so hard to restore my marriage. It is hard to let go when you still love So much


Kae August 9, 2018 at 3:55 am

Dear Denise, dear beloved,
God always has something better in mind. Even if other people don’t treat you the way they should, know that there is a God who sees you as a precious commodity. And he always brings better people into our lives. After going through the biggest heartbreak I’ve ever experienced, I found the person who was really right for me. Time really does heal all wounds. And I hope you see yourself the way God does, because you are deserving of much more. Remember God’s love is always here for you.


Terrence October 4, 2017 at 11:54 am

God bless you for these messages. It has really kept me going


Ashley February 25, 2018 at 7:57 pm

Feeling very sad lately…. A guy I was dating decided to get back with his ex. He couldn’t even tell me…..instead she did. I was very hurt and confused to know that he was talking to someone else about my personal life. I couldn’t believe what I was hearing from a complete stranger. I thought we were exclusive but he was lying to me. I’m still hurting. I can’t wait to get over this…. Feels like I’m grieving.


kacie carlson August 15, 2018 at 3:13 pm

my mother is battling cancer and I’m scared to lose her. I know it will happen but I can slowly see God calling her. I’m so heartbroken.


Jennifer December 9, 2018 at 4:46 pm

My fiancé broke up with me and won’t speak to me or let me see him. I’m lost without him and need him in my life. He told me we will never get back together and I need to move on. He called me terrible names and said he would have me arrested if I came near him. I’ve done nothing wrong, I only asked for some money back that he stole from me and all this happened.


jay gonzalez March 31, 2019 at 8:54 am

i hurt the woman i love emotionally. i am a manipulator by nature. weve been together for 3yrs with long distance relationship. we manage to be loyal to each other she asked for a space from me i know that she stills loves me but shes dating another guy who can give her physical attention and a stress free life. im so broken cause i love her so much. and i cant stand seeing her with another guy. i dont want to loose her and i hate seeing her lying so she wont hurt me. and i still want to fight for her cause i knew in my heart that she loves me.


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