30 Best Bible Verses For A Broken Heart

These Bible passages aren’t just for people going through a breakup; they’re intended to be uplifting, soothing, and bring stability to anyone who is suffering. The first few weeks and months following any crisis is always the hardest, but these 30 hand-selected bible verses can help you gain clarity and peace. Let’s dive in!

30 Best Bible Verses For A Broken Heart

PHILIPPIANS 3:13-14

I don’t depend on my own strength to accomplish this; however, I do have one compelling focus: I forget all of the past as I fasten my heart to the future instead. I run straight for the divine invitation of reaching the heavenly goal and gaining the victory prize through the anointing of Jesus. Philippians 3:13-14 TPT

This verse highlights the importance of letting go of what has gone (e.g a relationship) and focusing on what the future can bring. This is difficult to do, especially when you’re suffering from heartbreak, but if you put your trust in the Lord, you’re already on the right path to happiness and salvation. 

JOHN 16:33

And everything I’ve taught you is so that the peace which is in me will be in you and will give you great confidence as you rest in me. For in this unbelieving world you will experience trouble and sorrows, but you must be courageous, for I have conquered the world!” John 16:33 TPT

When a relationship comes to an end, whether through death or a break-up, it’s easy to become caught up in feelings of hopelessness and denial. However, if you put your confidence in God, he will provide you with the strength you need to keep going. 

MATTHEW 11:28-30

“Are you weary, carrying a heavy burden? Then come to me. I will refresh your life, for I am your oasis. Simply join your life with mine. Learn my ways and you’ll discover that I’m gentle, humble, easy to please. You will find refreshment and rest in me. For all that I require of you will be pleasant and easy to bear.” Matthew 11:28-30 TPT

This comforting passage speaks to people who feel lost and overwhelmed with feelings of sorrow and dissatisfaction. It encourages the reader to follow God, as he understands what you’ve been through, and he does not judge you. God believes in you, so it’s time to start believing in him too.

ISAIAH 43:18-19

“Stop dwelling on the past. Don’t even remember these former things. I am doing something brand new, something unheard of. Even now it sprouts and grows and matures. Don’t you perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and open up flowing streams in the desert.” Isaiah 43:18-19 TPT  

This Bible verse touches on similar sentiments as Philippians 3:13-14, as it encourages you to forget your past, and all the sorrow and heartache it has brought you. Instead, keep looking forward with faith in God, and you’ll begin to notice obstacles in your path begin to break. 

PSALM 147:3-6

He heals the wounds of every shattered heart. He sets his stars in place, calling them all by their names. How great is our God! There’s absolutely nothing his power cannot accomplish, and he has an infinite understanding of everything. God supports and strengthens the humble, but the ungodly will be brought down to the dust. Psalm 147:3-6 TPT

This passage from Psalm 147 speaks to those directly affected by heartbreak and reminds us to remain humble even in times of distress. This will allow you to get closer to God, and he possesses the power needed to heal you and your suffering.

PSALM 46:1-2

God, you’re such a safe and powerful place to find refuge! You’re a proven help in time of trouble— more than enough and always available whenever I need you. So we will never fear even if every structure of support were to crumble away. We will not fear even when the earth quakes and shakes, moving mountains and casting them into the sea. Psalm 46:1-2 TPT

This verse reminds us that we should not be disappointed when people leave and relationships break down, as it is all part of God’s plan for us. We shouldn’t feel afraid when such things happen, as it will fuel our future experiences and bring us closer to God in the process.

PHILIPPIANS 4:6-7

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

Here we are reminded that we don’t need to stress ourselves out or panic during difficult times, but instead, we should turn to God with our struggles. He understands more than anyone else ever could.

CORINTHIANS 4:8-10

“We are hard-pressed on every side, but not crushed, perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body.”

This is a lovely reminder that we are never alone, as Jesus is always in our hearts, and he is always there with us. Regardless of how lost you feel, if you put your faith in the Lord, you will never be truly alone.

ISAIAH 41:10

“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, I will help you; I will uphold you with my righteous hand.”

This passage is comforting as God tells us that he is going to help us, so there is no reason to worry anymore. If you let him in, you won’t have to worry about the past and your heartbreak ever again.

HEBREWS 13:5-6

“Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, ‘Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.’ So we say with confidence, ‘The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?’”

This verse reminds us to keep our priorities in the right place. Money, power, and other material things are not important. What is important is that God is here, and he wants to help you. God created man, so he can do more for you than other humans ever could.

ISAIAH 61:1

“The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners.”

This passage addresses how God used his followers as a way to spread the word of the Lord to help other people. God can release heartbroken people from their prison of sorrow, if you decide to follow him.

ROMANS 5:1-2

“Therefore, since we have been declared righteous by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in the hope of God’s glory.”

It’s highlighted here that once we put our faith in God, we are essentially already saved. It is the first step to achieving happiness and grace.

DEUTERONOMY 31:6

“Be strong and of good courage. Fear not, nor be afraid of them, for the Lord your God, it is He who goes with you. He will not fail you, nor forsake you.”

This comforting verse reminds us to stay present with the Lord and not to be sidetracked by our misfortune. We shouldn’t fear the future, as God will not let us down.

PSALM 34:18-20 

“The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all. He keeps all his bones; not one of them is broken.”

This verse states that God works alongside brokenhearted people in order to save them, and they will not remain broken.

PROVERBS 14:13-14 

“Even in laughter the heart may ache, and the end of joy may be grief. The backslider in heart will be filled with the fruit of his ways, and a good man will be filled with the fruit of his ways.”

This proverb reminds the reader that sorrow is part of life, but it all adds up to make you who you are. If you choose to follow God, he will understand all that you have gone through, without judgement.

PSALM 39:12 

“Hear my prayer, O Lord, and give ear to my cry; hold not your peace at my tears! For I am a sojourner with you, a guest, like all my fathers.

This verse is suitable for those reaching out to God in times of turmoil and struggle. It shows devotion to his power and how letting go of your past can help.

PROVERBS 3:5-6 

“Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.”

The above passage encourages the reader to acknowledge God and to reach out to him if you feel lost or heartbroken. He will show you the right way.

2 CHRONICLES 7:14 

“If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”

This verse is very comforting as it lets us know that even if we have sinned in the past or done things that we are not particularly proud of, God will still forgive us and answer our prayers.

PSALM 86:1-17 

“A Prayer of David. Incline your ear, O Lord, and answer me, for I am poor and needy. Preserve my life, for I am godly; save your servant, who trusts in you—you are my God. Be gracious to me, O Lord, for to you do I cry all the day. Gladden the soul of your servant, for to you, O Lord, do I lift up my soul. For you, O Lord, are good and forgiving, abounding in steadfast love to all who call upon you.”

This prayer of David speaks directly to God and asks him for salvation. It’s a great verse when you’re heartbroken or in times of trouble when you feel that no one is there to answer your cries for help. God is there, and he can hear you. 

PROVERBS 13:12-14 

“Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a desire fulfilled is a tree of life. Whoever despises the word brings destruction on himself, but he who reveres the commandment will be rewarded. The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life, that one may turn away from the snares of death.”

This teaching stresses the importance of believing in God, as those who don’t have faith cannot be saved. But if you reach out to him, and follow him, you will be rewarded in return.

LUKE 6:35 

“But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return, and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, for he is kind to the ungrateful and the evil.”

This verse reminds us to serve others as well as God and to try our best to do good deeds. If you do this, God will reward you.

HEBREWS 4:15 

“For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin.”

This is a comforting passage that reminds the reader that God isn’t perfect either, and he too has dealt with his own struggles. This makes him more understanding and well-equipped to deal with our misfortunes. 

ROMANS 12:2 

“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.”

In this verse, the reader is instructed to not be tempted by the modern world and material pleasures, but to look deeper into God’s work. 

1 CORINTHIANS 13:1-13 

“If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.

If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing. Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful.”

This verse highlights the importance of love above anything else, particularly material pleasures and unimportant desires. Even if we feel heartbroken, we can look to God for strength as he understands that patience and love is the key to salvation.

REVELATION 21:4 

“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.”

This verse shows us that God is aware of our struggles, and he is already there waiting to save us. The past doesn’t matter anymore, as he will take your pain away.

LUKE 22:35 

“And he said to them, “When I sent you out with no moneybag or knapsack or sandals, did you lack anything?” They said, “Nothing.”

This verse somewhat promotes asceticism and tells us that there is little need for material things in our lives if we have faith in the Lord. 

JEREMIAH 29:11 

“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.”

This comforting passage lets us know that God does not wish to harm us, but only wishes to bring us good things such as happiness and hope. 

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.”

This verse suggests that those who believe in and follow God will be better off than those who don’t. God only wishes good things for you, never bad.

PSALM 147:3

“He heals the broken-hearted, and bandages their wounds.”

This one is pretty self explanatory; if you are hurt or damaged, God will be there to pick up the pieces and look after you. 

PSALM 71:20

“You who have shown me great distress and troubles will revive me again and will bring me up again from the depths of the Earth.”

This verse can be interpreted in a few different ways, but we like to see it as an invitation to share your problems and misfortunes with God, as he will save you from the evil that can be found on Earth.

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