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32 Bible Verses for Heartbreak to Pray Over a Broken Heart

dating & relationships Sep 10, 2021

32 Bible Scriptures for a Broken Heart

If you have a broken heart, you’ve come to the right place. Only God can heal a broken heart, and these Bible verses for heartbreak will help remind you that God is faithful and that he is healing your broken heart.

As you read through these Bible scriptures for a broken heart, pray and declare these scriptures out loud.

Speaking and praying God’s Word out loud is powerful. God responds when we pray and declare his Word, and you’ll be able to feel his presence when you pray these Bible verses for a broken heart out loud.

And if you feel heartbreak, you aren’t alone. There are several examples of heartbreak in the Bible, and we will see how God ministered to broken hearts in the Bible.

I pray you feel God’s presence and love all around you, reminding you that he is healing your broken heart and that you will be whole again.

I had a broken heart from a relationship a few years ago where I was living in a new city and I didn't know many people. 

I felt crushed and since I didn't have any new friends yet, God was all I had during this heartbreak. 

But God taught me how to rely on him to heal my broken heart, and he showed me that my past relationship was not the guy he had for me.

He had someone way better than the guy that had broken my heart, and now looking back my broken heart from that relationship was a blessing.

If you have a broken heart and don't know how to move on from the past, learn how to let God heal your broken heart and things to avoid to make sure your heart doesn't get even more broken.

Stories of Heartbreak in the Bible

The Bible is full of several examples and stories of heartbreak.

In Genesis 21, Hagar was heartbroken after Abraham sent her and Ishmael away.

And in 1 Samuel 1, Hannah was grieving her heart’s unfulfilled desire to get pregnant.

In 2 Samuel 11, Bathsheba had a broken heart after her husband was killed in battle.

And in 2 Samuel 12, even though David had an affair with Bathsheba, he was healing from a broken heart after the death of their baby.

In the book of Job, Job was suffering from heartbreak after he almost lost everything that mattered the most.

In John 11, Mary & Martha experienced heartbreak when their brother, Lazarus died. Even though Jesus rose him from the dead, they still grieved and experienced a broken heart for a few days.

And in the book of Ruth, Ruth and Naomi experienced heartbreak after the death of both their husbands.

And we can only imagine how heart broken Leah must have felt as her husband loved and favored her sister more than her in Genesis 29 & 30.

So if you feel like you’re the only one with a broken heart, you are not alone. Let these examples of heartbreak in the Bible show you that God is the ultimate healer of broken hearts.

AS God heals your broken heart, pray these Bible scriptures for a broken heart.

And if you’re not sure how to pray these Bible verses for heartbreak, pray these prayers for a broken heart.

Scriptures & Bible Verses for Heartbreak

God promises to heal your broken heart.

Psalm 147:3

“He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.” – Psalm 147:3 ESV

Psalm 30:2

“O Lord my God, I cried to you for help, and you have healed me.” – Psalm 30:2 ESV

God sees your pain and tears. He has not abandoned you, and his heart aches for you. He is close to the brokenhearted, and those who are experiencing heartbreak.

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.” – Revelation 21:4 ESV

Psalm 34:18

“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” – Psalm 34:18 NIV

Psalm 56:8

“You keep track of all my sorrows. You have collected all my tears in your bottle. You have recorded each one in your book.” – Psalm 56:8 NLT

You can focus on the good that God is doing all around you. You have the mind of Christ, and you can choose to think positive and focus on all the blessings in your life.

If you're struggling to see the positive in being single in this season, learn how to speak life over singleness so you can start to see God's blessings in your life.

2 Corinthians 10:5

“We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.” – 2 Corinthians 10:5 NIV

Philippians 4:8

“Finally brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable—if there is any moral excellence and if there is anything praiseworthy—dwell on these things.” – Philippians 4:8 CSB

God will cover you with his peace during this time. Jesus is the Prince of Peace, and he will bring peace to your broken heart.

Isaiah 26:3

“You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.” – Isaiah 26:3

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.” – John 14:27 NIV

Numbers 6:24-26

“The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.” - Numbers 6:24-26 NIV

God will restore your joy. He is turning your sorrows to joy, and you will laugh again.

John 16:22

“So also you have sorrow now, but I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy from you.” – John 16:22 ESV

Nehemiah 8:10

“…Don’t be dejected and sad, for the joy of the Lord is your strength!” – Nehemiah 8:10

God knows what you need. You don’t have to worry about your broken heart or lost relationship. You can surrender all your cares and worries to God today, because he is for you.

1 Peter 5:7

“Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.” – 1 Peter 5:7 ESV

Philippians 4:6-7

“Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.” – Philippians 4:6-7

Psalm 56:9

“This I know: God is for me.” – Psalm 56:9 CSB

God will show you how to forgive the person that has hurt you or broke your heart. Surrender your feelings to God. He will show you how to let go and forgive.

Ephesians 4:31-32

“Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.” – Ephesians 4:31-32 NIV

Mark 11:25

“But when you are praying, first forgive anyone you are holding a grudge against, so that your Father in heaven will forgive your sins, too.” – Mark 11:25 NLT

God has a future for you. You don’t have to dwell on the past. God will redeem and restore your past and broken heart.

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.” – Jeremiah 29:11 NIV

Isaiah 43:18-19

“Do not remember the past events; pay no attention to things of old. Look, I am about to do something new; even now it is coming. Do you not see it?” – Isaiah 43:18-19 CSB

God has not abandoned you during this heartbreak. He will not leave your side. When you feel lonely, he will be there for you.

If you feel lonely, pray these prayers for loneliness as God heals your broken heart.

Psalm 23:4

“Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.” - Psalm 23:4 ESV

Isaiah 41:10

“Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” – Isaiah 41:10 ESV

God works all things for good, even a broken heart. Trust that God will restore your pain and heal your broken heart from a lost relationship.

And trust that God has someone better for you. When God brings the godly man that he has for you into your life, you're going to be happy all those other relationships didn't work out.

If God has closed this door to a relationship, trust that he has someone even better for you. 

And if you're sick of dating the wrong kinds of guys, learn how to discern a godly man vs. a good guy, and what a true man of God looks like.

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.” – Romans 8:28 ESV

Genesis 50:20

“You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.” – Genesis 50:20 NIV

God is your strength during this heartbreak. You can rely on him to heal your broken heart and give you strength.

Psalm 28:7

“The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me.” – Psalm 28:7

Psalm 46:1

“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” – Psalm 46:1 ESV

Jeremiah 29:12-14

“You will call to me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you search for me with all your heart. I will be found by you”—this is the Lord’s declaration—“and I will restore your fortunes…” – Jeremiah 29:12-14 CSB

God will take care of you. He has cared for you since you were born, and he will carry you and heal your broken heart.

Isaiah 46:3-4

“I have cared for you since you were born. Yes, I carried you before you were born. I will be your God throughout your lifetime—until your hair is white with age.

I made you, and I will care for you. I will carry you along and save you.” – Isaiah 46:3-4 NLT

God hears your cries for help, and he will restore what has been lost.

Isaiah 30:18-19

“Yet the Lord longs to be gracious to you; therefore he will rise up to show you compassion. For the Lord is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for him! People of Zion, who live in Jerusalem, you will weep no more. How gracious he will be when you cry for help! As soon as he hears, he will answer you.” – Isaiah 30:18-19 NIV

Job 42:10-13

“After Job had prayed for his friends, the Lord restored his fortunes and gave him twice as much as he had before. The Lord blessed the latter part of Job’s life more than the former part. He had fourteen thousand sheep, six thousand camels, a thousand yoke of oxen and a thousand donkeys. And he also had seven sons and three daughters.” – Job 42:10 and Job 42:12-13 NIV

Joel 2:25

“I will repay you for the years the locusts have eaten—the great locust and the young locust, the other locusts and the locust swarm—my great army that I sent among you.” Joel 2:25 NIV

Deuteronomy 30:3-5

“God, your God, will restore everything you lost; he'll have compassion on you; he'll come back and pick up the pieces from all the places where you were scattered. No matter how far away you end up, God, your God, will get you out of there and bring you back to the land your ancestors once possessed. It will be yours again. He will give you a good life and make you more numerous than your ancestors. – Deuteronomy 30:3-5 MSG

God will heal and restore your broken heart if you turn to him and choose to obey him.

Obeying God’s commands in the Bible were not meant to be a burden. God’s commands were meant to protect us.

God is our Heavenly Father, he knows what we need and he knows what is good for us.

If you have a broken heart because you didn’t listen to God or obey his ways, it’s never too late to come back to God.

When you come back to God and turn from doing life and dating your own way, then he promises to restore and heal your broken heart.

I didn't obey God when it came to sex and dating for the longest time. But God showed me that my heart was broken because I didn't follow God's ways. 

I was having sex before marriage and I was also unequally yoked by dating men who didn't have a relationship with God.

If you are struggling to obey God when it comes to dating, learn why I decided to start doing things God's ways, including why I gave up sex before marriage for God.

Deuteronomy 30:8-10

“And you will make a new start, listening obediently to God, keeping all his commandments that I'm commanding you today. God, your God, will outdo himself in making things go well for you: you'll have babies, get calves, grow crops, and enjoy an all-around good life.

Yes, God will start enjoying you again, making things go well for you just as he enjoyed doing it for your ancestors. But only if you listen obediently to God, your God, and keep the commandments and regulations written in this Book of Revelation.

Nothing halfhearted here; you must return to God, your God, totally, heart and soul, holding nothing back.” – Deuteronomy 30:8-10 MSG

Want more Bible verses about healing a broken heart?

If you want God to heal your heartbreak, check out how to let God heal your broken heart.

And learn how to pray with these 20 prayers for a broken heart.

Prayers for Your Future Husband Once Your Broken Heart Has Been Restored

When you feel healed and ready to think about the future, download my free prayer guide, 5 Prayers for Your Future Husband, to start praying over your future husband.

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