53+ Bible Verses About Overcoming Pain and Hurt

Shaun Connell.
Last updated
October 13, 2023

Life is filled with challenges, and at times, the weight of pain and hurt can seem unbearable. Yet, for those who turn to the Bible, there is a wellspring of comfort, hope, and guidance. The scriptures are filled with verses that speak directly to our hearts, offering solace and strength in the face of adversity. This article compiles 56 Bible verses and 7 Christian quotes that shed light on overcoming pain and hurt from a Christian perspective. These verses and quotes are like balm for the wounded soul, reminding us of God's unwavering love and the hope we have in Him.

Whether you're seeking encouragement for yourself or looking to uplift someone else, this comprehensive collection is a testament to the healing power of God's Word. Embarking on this journey through scripture will provide a deeper understanding of God's promises and the peace that surpasses all understanding. So, let's delve into these verses and quotes, allowing them to speak to our hearts and guide us through the storms of life.

God's Comfort in Times of Pain

"Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me."

- Psalms 23:4

"Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort;"

- 2 Corinthians 1:3

"Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest."

- Matthew 11:28

"He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds."

- Psalms 147:3

"Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid."

- John 14:27

"For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning."

- Psalms 30:5

"The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit."

- Psalms 34:18

Finding Strength in God's Presence

"I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me."

- Philippians 4:13

"But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint."

- Isaiah 40:31

"My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever."

- Psalms 73:26

"The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?"

- Psalms 27:1

"Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee."

- Deuteronomy 31:6


"God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble."

- Psalms 46:1

"Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might."

- Ephesians 6:10

Hope in the Midst of Suffering

"For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us."

- Romans 8:18

"And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience;"

- Romans 5:3

"For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;"

- 2 Corinthians 4:17

"Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;"

- Romans 12:12

"Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me."

- John 14:1

"But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you."

- 1 Peter 5:10

"Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God."

- Psalms 42:11

God's Unfailing Love in Our Pain

"The LORD hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee."

- Jeremiah 31:3

"But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us."

- Romans 5:8

"Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not."

- 1 John 3:1

"For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord."

- Romans 8:38-39

"Because thy lovingkindness is better than life, my lips shall praise thee."

- Psalms 63:3

"The LORD is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy."

- Psalms 145:8

"But thou, O Lord, art a God full of compassion, and gracious, longsuffering, and plenteous in mercy and truth."

- Psalms 86:15

Healing Through Faith and Trust

"And Jesus said unto him, Go thy way; thy faith hath made thee whole. And immediately he received his sight, and followed Jesus in the way."

- Mark 10:52

"And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him."

- James 5:15

"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."

- Proverbs 3:5-6

"And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God."

- Mark 11:22

"O LORD my God, I cried unto thee, and thou hast healed me."

- Psalms 30:2

"He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions."

- Psalms 107:20

"Behold, I will bring it health and cure, and I will cure them, and will reveal unto them the abundance of peace and truth."

- Jeremiah 33:6

God's Assurance in Our Trials

"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."

- Isaiah 41:10

"Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivereth him out of them all."

- Psalms 34:19

"Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved."

- Psalms 55:22

"The LORD also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble."

- Psalms 9:9

"Thou art my hiding place; thou shalt preserve me from trouble; thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance. Selah."

- Psalms 32:7

"For I the LORD thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee."

- Isaiah 41:13

"Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the LORD upholdeth him with his hand."

- Psalms 37:24

Endurance Through God's Grace

"And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me."

- 2 Corinthians 12:9

"Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ."

- 2 Timothy 2:3

"But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you."

- 1 Peter 5:10

"For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith."

- 1 John 5:4

"Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,"

- Hebrews 12:1

"Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him."

- James 1:12

"But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved."

- Matthew 24:13

Restoration and Renewal Through God's Mercy

"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."

- Lamentations 3:22-23

"He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake."

- Psalms 23:3

"Return, ye backsliding children, and I will heal your backslidings. Behold, we come unto thee; for thou art the LORD our God."

- Jeremiah 3:22

"For I will restore health unto thee, and I will heal thee of thy wounds, saith the LORD; because they called thee an Outcast, saying, This is Zion, whom no man seeketh after."

- Jeremiah 30:17

"Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me."

- Psalms 51:10

"And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever."

- Daniel 12:3

"Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord;"

- Acts 3:19

Christian Quotes

"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."

- Jerry Bridges

"God will not permit any troubles to come upon us, unless He has a specific plan by which great blessing can come out of the difficulty."

- Peter Marshall


"Trials teach us what we are; they dig up the soil, and let us see what we are made of."

- Charles Spurgeon

"Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars."

- Oswald Chambers

"Every hardship; every joy; every temptation is a challenge of the spirit; that the human soul may prove itself."

- Thomas Merton

"Pain insists upon being attended to. God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our consciences, but shouts in our pains. It is his megaphone to rouse a deaf world."

- C.S. Lewis

"Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it."

- Helen Keller


Overcoming pain and hurt is a journey, but it's a journey we don't walk alone. The Bible verses and Christian quotes shared in this article serve as a testament to God's unwavering love, mercy, and strength available to us in our times of need. As we navigate the challenges of life, let's remember to lean on His promises and find solace in His Word.

"And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus."

- Philippians 4:7

"Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you."

- 1 Peter 5:7

"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."

- Jeremiah 29:11

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Written By:

Shaun Connell

Shaun Connell is a passionate Christian businessman and investor who lives in Texas. Shaun is a Reformed Baptist who believes that the Word of God should be used in every area of life.

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