If you are feeling brokenhearted, it can be hard to know where to turn. It’s overwhelming to deal with the painful realities that caused the heartbreak, and it can seem like things will never get better. In times like these, we realize that only God can give us true hope and healing, and that His word is full of encouraging verses to heal a broken heart.
God Knows Your Heart Needs Healing
It can feel very isolating when your heart is broken by a painful experience, especially because most heartbreak happens due to a sudden and acute loss, like the death of a loved one, or the end of a close relationship.
The scriptures show us that God cares about our hearts, and is near us when we are in pain.
Four verses to cling to when your heart is breaking
The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. -Psalm 34:18
Do you feel as though your recent heartbreak is crushing your spirit? God is closer to you than you realize, and He can save you from despair as you face your broken heart.
He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. -Psalm 147:3
God cares for each one of us, and knows the unique ways our hearts have been wounded by a painful experience. Just as a physician treats each patient differently according to their needs, God will help you heal from your heartbreak in exactly the way you need.
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. -Isaiah 61:1
This prophecy from Isaiah was fulfilled in Jesus when he read it in the temple during his ministry. Though He healed many of their physical wounds and diseases to demonstrate His power, His main concern was spiritual healing for all of His beloved creation.
My sacrifice, O God, is a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart you, God, will not despise. -Psalm 51:17
This was one of David’s prayers while he repented from grievous sins of adultery and murder. Whether or not you share any responsibility in the situation that broke your heart, you can know that no pain is too great for God to heal, and no situation is too terrible for Him to overcome.
Reaching Out for God
The important thing to remember is that God is close to you, even when it does not feel that way – and all you need to do is reach out for his help. You can do that through prayer, through reading scripture, and through spending time in worship.
If you’re not sure where to start, we can pray with you or connect you with a confidential mentor who can help you navigate your heartbreak and start on a path toward healing. We are here for you, and there is always hope!
Getting over a breakup takes time, but don’t give up faith and don’t lose hope. Read my blog, Moving On: How to Properly Grieve and Heal After a Breakup.
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