4 Comforting Scriptures for a Broken Heart

Life is unpredictable and can change for the worst in an instant. The loss of a loved one, a relationship gone wrong, or even a spiritual attack on our faith can leave us feeling broken and hopeless. 

Even more recently, we’ve seen heartbreaking scenes of families separated because of war.

All of these painful scenarios are more than our hearts can bear. That’s why it is such a comfort to know that Jesus is always there to heal our broken hearts and restore hope to any situation we might find ourselves in.  

Are you hurting today? Maybe even broken-hearted? I pray that these scriptures for a broken heart will provide you with healing and comfort during your difficult times, whether that is today or someday to come. 

And to help you remember them, I’ve included a fun resource. Be sure to read to the end so you don’t miss it!

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Our Hope? God Heals Broken Hearts 

In Luke 4:18, Jesus said, “I have come to heal the brokenhearted.” 

Just think about that for a second. 

God Himself, left the glory of Heaven to come down to earth, not just to bring salvation, but to mend the pieces of our shattered hearts! 

What an amazing God He is! Our hearts get broken in many ways whether it be from a breakup or the loss of a child. 

No heartbreak is too small or too big, though. And God loves us enough to restore our hearts to their natural state, no matter why it was broken. 

So if that is true, then why are so many people walking around in despair and misery? 

Because we refuse to give Him our heart so that He can fix it. I am completely guilty of this. 

We hold on to those broken pieces with every breath we take because we are sure that this time we are going to fix it ourselves. 

We believe we know the “cure,” and it’s usually in the form of eating too much, sexual immorality, taking drugs, spending too much money, or any number of other sins we turn to instead of turning to God. 

God can heal our broken hearts but he needs all the pieces. 

And when we refuse to give Him those pieces we end up in an unnecessary vicious cycle of heartache and pain. But God wants better for us.

Scriptures For A Broken Heart

I know that it can be hard to trust God and turn over our broken lives to Him. 

But I can tell you from experience that it truly is the only way to find healing from despair. 

Here are 4 wonderful Bible verses for healing a broken heart, or for any time you feel weary and broken, along with ways to use them in your everyday life. 

1) Isaiah 41:10

Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.

When you have a broken heart, many times it is because you lost someone you depended on, trusted, confided in, and spent lots of time with. 

Losing someone who played such an important role in your life can make your life not just seem empty but also scary and uncertain. 

You may feel like you’re alone with no one to fill the hole in your heart

The beauty of Isaiah 41:10 is that God reminds us that even though other people will leave us, He never will! 

In our darkest moments of despair, God is right there holding us up, reaching into our lives with the love, support, and compassion that only He can provide. 

When you are in a season of heartache and loneliness, turn to Him earnestly in prayer. 

Every time you feel as if you can’t bear the burden you’re carrying, imagine physically handing this burden to God

He can handle anything. After all, He holds the entire universe in His hands!

In our darkest moments of despair, God is right there holding us up, reaching into our lives with the love, support, and compassion that only He can provide. 

2) Psalm 34:17-20

The righteous cry, and the LORD heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles. The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivereth him out of them all. He keepeth all his bones: not one of them is broken.

This is one of the most beautiful passages of scripture in the Bible for healing the brokenhearted. When your heart breaks, rivers of tears flow from your eyes as if they may never stop. 

But let us not just cry into our pillows. Let us cry unto the Lord! He promises to hear us in our despair. 

When our spirit is crushed, He promises that He will be right there by our side. We can trust this promise because God cannot lie! (Titus 1:2)

For more help growing in your walk with God, you’ll want to be sure to check out all these Practical Ways to Get Closer to God Today!

3) Philippians 4:6-7

Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

Anxiety and broken-heartedness go hand in hand because now suddenly the people or things we thought we could depend on are not there. 

Our worlds have been rocked by painful circumstances that we did not expect. How can we overcome this anxiety? 

It won’t be easy. I will tell you that from experience. Because anxiety gives us a false sense of control, we hold on to it. 

When the rough waters of life engulf us, we turn to anxiety because we feel like we are at least doing something, even though it is, of course, fruitless. 

So, instead of holding fear in a vice grip, open your hands to God in prayer and ask Him to take over. To be honest, you won’t really know what this means or what “letting God take over” looks like. 

That’s okay. Keep asking Him to do it until it becomes a reality and be sure to thank Him along the way. 

Do not skip over the “with thanksgiving” part of this scripture, which is easy to do. Whatever load you are carrying right now, keep asking God to take it away in His time and to walk alongside you in this journey. And thank Him in advance for doing so. 

Instead of holding fear in a vice grip, open your hands to God in prayer and ask Him to take over.

4) Psalms 94:18-19

When I said, My foot slippeth; thy mercy, O Lord, held me up. In the multitude of my thoughts within me thy comforts delight my soul.

The term “broken heart” is a bit of a misnomer. 


Because the term can make it seem like there is just one issue that has caused our brokenness, but many times that is not true. 

The truth is, one traumatic event brings about so many cares, concerns, doubts, pains, and fears to the point that we feel overwhelmed. 

And when we feel this way, it is a comfort to know that God not only holds us up when we feel like we can’t stand, but also causes us to feel joy again by His presence!


A Prayer For The Hurting Heart

There has been a constant theme of prayer in the verses that have been shared. We need to be in constant communication with the Lord even in the best of times. 

But in times of sadness and sorrow, we should cling even more closely to His side. When other relationships have been severed either through death, divorce, loss of a job, or any number of reasons, there is one constant relationship that we don’t have to worry about ever breaking. 

Talk to the Lord daily, hourly, or however much you need to. No matter what time of day it is, He is always there to guide, comfort, and strengthen us because time is of no consequence to Him. 

Right now I want to pray over you and whatever you might be going through, and I pray that it will give you hope that your heart can feel joy again.

Dear Lord, 

I’ve read your Word, and I believe You when You say that You will come near to the brokenhearted and the crushed in spirit. I pray right now over the ones reading this prayer. 

Fulfill your promises to comfort, cheer, and hold up all those filled with heartache and pain, especially the righteous. 

I know that You will do this, Father, and I want to thank You in advance for all that You have done and will continue to do. Remove all of the pride that prevents us from crying out to You in our time of need. Soften our hearts so that we will run to You in our pain. So often we want to carry our burdens alone. We want to fix and heal ourselves, and then we fall into even more despair when that doesn’t work. 

Humble us, Lord. You are the healer of our bodies, hearts, spirits, and souls. Help us to get out of our own way and let You work miracles in our lives. I thank You, Lord, once again for all that You’ve done to mend our brokenness, and I pray that it will become a testimony that will draw others to You. 

All these things I ask in Jesus’ name, Amen! 

Heal Your Heart With These Bible Verses For The Weary and Brokenhearted

I don’t know what you are going through but God knows. He knows exactly what’s wrong and how to fix it. Don’t suffer alone. 

Bring Christ your broken life and watch Him work! Allow these Bible verses for hurting hearts to heal and transform you into the person God wants you to be. 

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About the Author – Nicky Johnson

Nicky Johnson

Nicky Johnson is the owner and creator of Healthy As You Can (HAYC) and Christian Blogging Academy (CBA). She is also an author and certified life coach. She started her blog to help support other Christians who want to live a healthy and natural lifestyle but don’t know where to start.

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