57 Best Bible Verses for Healing A Broken Heart

By David Small •  Updated: 08/31/22 •  11 min read

Has your heart been broken? Do you have wounds that need to be dressed?

If you are living on this earth, you have surely experienced this reality. Somehow, someone has broken your heart.

If you have ever experienced the pain of a broken heart, I invite you to join me today in looking at what the Bible says about the hurt, broken, and wounded heart.

If you have experienced separation from a loved one or are facing infidelity or betrayal. Perhaps, your heart is hurt because someone offended you with hurtful words.

All these things that we mentioned and others can break our hearts. But God can heal your broken heart today if you allow him.

Here are 57 bible verses for healing a broken heart. All scriptures are quoted in the NIV version.


Top bible verses for healing a broken heart

  1. Psalm 147:3

He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.

  1. 2 Corinthians 4:8-9

We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.

  1. Philippians 3:13-14

Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead,

I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.

  1. Romans 8:39

neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

  1. Jeremiah 31:25

I will refresh the weary and satisfy the faint.”

  1. Psalm 109:16

For he never thought of doing a kindness, but hounded to death the poor and the needy and the brokenhearted.

  1. 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

  1. Psalm 23:4

Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

  1. Isaiah 41:13

For I am the LORD your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.

  1. Romans 8:31

What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?

Nothing helps a broken heart heal faster than unconditional love.

Jesus came to heal the brokenhearted. In Him, there is no condemnation. He knows that we live in a fallen world.

He knows that we are engaged in a spiritual battle. We get hurt. We break our hearts. He is here for us with his presence and healing.

  1. Isaiah 54:10

Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed,” says the LORD, who has compassion on you.

  1. Galatians 2:20

I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

  1. 2 Peter 3:9

The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.

  1. John 6:37-38

All that the Father gives Me will come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will by no means cast out.

For I have come down from heaven, not to do My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me.

  1. James 2:8

If you really keep the royal law found in Scripture, “Love your neighbor as yourself,” you are doing right.

  1. 1 John 4:7-8

Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God.

Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.

Give your broken heart to God in prayer Some sorrows are deeper than others.

A series of disappointments or disappointments can wear down our ability to recover.

Even people of deep and mature faith can experience heartbreak that takes longer to heal than anyone wants.

But in all of these, we can take our broken hearts to God in prayer.

  1. 1 Peter 5:7

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

  1. Psalm 145:18

The LORD is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.

  1. John 14:13-14

And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.

  1. Psalm 55:17

Evening, morning and noon I cry out in distress, and he hears my voice.

  1. Psalm 30:5

For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime; weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.

  1. Matthew 11:28

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.

  1. Psalm 145:19

He fulfills the desires of those who fear him; he hears their cry and saves them.

  1. Psalm 10:17-18

You, LORD, hear the desire of the afflicted; you encourage them, and you listen to their cry,

defending the fatherless and the oppressed, so that mere earthly mortals will never again strike terror.

Related: 43 Best Bible Verses For Healing and Strength.

  1. Psalm 34:17

The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles.

Encouraging bible verses about healing a broken heart.

It doesn’t matter what situation you’re going through. That situation that has brought you pain and broken your heart.

I am here to tell you that God holds your pain in high esteem and wants to bring you healing.

  1. Deuteronomy 31:6

Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”

  1. Psalm 9:9

The LORD is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.

  1. Psalm 34:18

The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

  1. Psalm 46:1-2

God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea

  1. Psalm 55:22

Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken.

  1. Psalm 73:26

My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

  1. Proverbs 4:23

Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.

  1. Isaiah 43:1

But now, this is what the LORD says— he who created you, Jacob, he who formed you, Israel: “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine.

  1. Isaiah 43:18-19

“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.

  1. Isaiah 57:10

You wearied yourself by such going about, but you would not say, ‘It is hopeless.’ You found renewal of your strength, and so you did not faint.

  1. Luke 20:17

Jesus looked directly at them and asked, “Then what is the meaning of that which is written: “ ‘The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone’?

Bible verses about healing a broken heart in New Testament.

No matter where the pain of a broken heart came from, I want you to know that God is very interested in healing your heart.

You may think that God is not interested in your pain. Let me tell you that God has invited you to read this today because he loves you and wants to heal the wounds in your heart.

  1. John 3:16

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

  1. John 14:27

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

  1. Roman 5:8

But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

  1. Romans 8:18

I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.

  1. Romans 8:28

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

  1. Romans 15:13

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

  1. Philippians 4:8

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely,

whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.

  1. John 12:40

He has blinded their eyes and hardened their hearts, so they can neither see with their eyes, nor understand with their hearts, nor turn—and I would heal them.

  1. 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 about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.

  1. Hebrews 13:5

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.”

  1. Revelation 21:4

He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.

  1. John 16:33

I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.

  1. John 14:1

Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me.

  1. Matthew 5:8

Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.

  1. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20

Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God?

You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.

Bible verses for healing a broken heart in the Old Testament

We have to make room for God to heal our broken hearts, even if our hurt came from our fault. Don’t let guilt get in the way of your healing.

Approach God without fear, knowing His throne of grace and mercy is always open for you.

  1. Jeremiah 29:11

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

  1. Isaiah 57:15

For this is what the high and exalted One says— he who lives forever, whose name is holy: “I live in a high and holy place,

but also with the one who is contrite and lowly in spirit, to revive the spirit of the lowly and to revive the heart of the contrite.

  1. Isaiah 6:1

In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord, high and exalted, seated on a throne; and the train of his robe filled the temple.

  1. 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 and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

  1. 1 Samuel 16:7

But the LORD said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him.

The LORD does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.”

  1. Proverbs 3:5-6

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.

In conclusion

When we talk about broken hearts, we are not only talking about recent ones. I also refer to those wounds that we have kept for years.

Injuries may have occurred five, ten, twenty years ago, or many more.

God wants you to enjoy life. So let go of sadness and start living with hope.

The abundant life that Jesus came to give on the cross is for you.

God wants to equip you so that you can carry out his purpose in your life starting today.

The life God designed is available to everyone who enters into a relationship with Him.

David Small

Is an Ordained Minister and Life Coach. He is an ordained minister since 1988. Shortly after receiving Jesus as his personal savior, he answered the call to ministry.