51+ Bible Verses for a Broken Heart and Heartbreak

Shaun Connell.
Last updated
August 8, 2023

The Bible holds more than just religious teachings—it's a precious source of hope and encouragement, filled with stories of love, perseverance, and triumph over challenges, offering solace to anyone, regardless of their beliefs. With deep understanding, we've curated a selection of 53 Bible verses infused with hope, accompanied by 17 reflective quotes, to provide inspiration and fortitude during heartbreak and sorrow.

What Does the Bible Say About Heartbreak?

"The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit."

- Psalm 34:18

"He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds."

- Psalm 147:3

"Come to me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest."

- Matthew 11:28

"Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you."

- John 14:27

"Cast your burden on the Lord, and He shall sustain you; He shall never permit the righteous to be moved."

- Psalm 55:22

"Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted."

- Matthew 5:4

"The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit, a broken and a contrite heart—these, O God, You will not despise."

- Psalm 51:17

Bible Verses About Finding Strength in Difficult Times

"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."

- Philippians 4:13

"Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us."

- 1 John 5:14

"Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand."

- Isaiah 41:10

"The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in Him, and I am helped; therefore my heart greatly rejoices, and with my song I will praise Him."

- Psalm 28:7

"Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go."

- Joshua 1:9

"Be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart, all you who hope in the Lord."

- Psalm 31:24

"My flesh and my heart fail; but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever."

- Psalm 73:26

Trusting God's Plan Amidst Heartbreak

"And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose."

- Romans 8:28

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths."

- Proverbs 3:5-6

"Commit your way to the Lord, trust also in Him, and He shall bring it to pass."

- Psalm 37:5

"For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope."

- Jeremiah 29:11

"The Lord is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; and He knows those who trust in Him."

- Nahum 1:7

"Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, and whose hope is the Lord."

- Jeremiah 17:7

"The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears, and delivers them out of all their troubles."

- Psalm 34:17

Finding Comfort and Hope in God's Word

"The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God stands forever."

- Isaiah 40:8

"Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away."

- Matthew 24:35

"The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust."

- Psalm 18:2

"The Lord upholds all who fall, and raises up all who are bowed down."

- Psalm 145:14

"You are my hiding place and my shield; I hope in Your word."

- Psalm 119:114

"But the word of the Lord endures forever. Now this is the word which by the gospel was preached to you."

- 1 Peter 1:25

Turning to Prayer During Heartbreak

"Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God."

- Philippians 4:6

"The Lord is near to all who call upon Him, to all who call upon Him in truth."

- Psalm 145:18

"But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint."

- Isaiah 40:31

"Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you."

- Jeremiah 29:12

"And whatever things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive."

- Matthew 21:22

"Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints."

- Ephesians 6:18

Restoring Joy and Hope After Heartbreak

"You will show me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy; at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore."

- Psalm 16:11

"Therefore with joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation."

- Isaiah 12:3

"The joy of the Lord is your strength."

- Nehemiah 8:10

"And the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit."

- Romans 15:13

"I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for He has clothed me with the garments of salvation, He has covered me with the robe of righteousness."

- Isaiah 61:10

"And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope."

- Romans 5:3-4

Christian Quotes About Heartbreak

"God's love is greater than our heartbreak."

- Max Lucado

"The cross is the symbol of God's love and forgiveness in the midst of heartbreak."

- Billy Graham

"When we are in pain, we can turn to the Bible and find comfort in God's promises."

- Joyce Meyer

"God understands our pain and walks with us through every season of heartbreak."

- Rick Warren

"In the midst of heartbreak, remember that God is still in control and working all things for good."

- Charles Stanley

"Our tears are seen by God and collected in His bottle of compassion."

- Beth Moore

"Grief can be the garden of compassion. If you keep your heart open through everything, your pain can become your greatest ally in your life's search for love and wisdom."


"Healing takes time, but God's love is always present to mend our broken hearts."

- Joel Osteen

"God's love is the ultimate source of healing for our broken hearts."

- Unknown

"God never wastes a hurt; He uses our pain to bring healing and growth."

- Rick Warren

"The deeper the sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain."

- Kahlil Gibran

"When the heart is hard and parched up, come upon me with a shower of mercy."

- Rabindranath Tagore

"Though you may be in pain now, remember that joy comes in the morning."

- Unknown

"The only real way to mend a broken heart is time and God's grace."

- Karen Kingsbury

"God's plan is greater than our pain."

- Unknown

"In our brokenness, God's strength is made perfect."

- Unknown

"Every setback is a setup for a comeback in God's kingdom."

- Unknown

"God's promises are the anchors for our souls in times of heartbreak."

- Unknown

Conclusion: Bible Verses for a Broken Heart

In times of heartbreak, the wisdom found within the Bible transcends religious boundaries, offering solace and strength to all. These 53 hope-filled verses and 17 thought-provoking quotes serve as a reminder that even in moments of deep pain, there exists a wellspring of inspiration and resilience to draw upon. May these words provide comfort and encouragement as you navigate through the challenges of a broken heart.

"Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path."

- Psalm 119:105

"Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing psalms."

- James 5:13

"For His anger is but for a moment, His favor is for life; weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning."

- Psalm 30:5

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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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