29 Comforting Bible Verses for Breakups and Heartbreak

by Ryan Hart | Updated on May 8, 2021 | Post may contain affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases.

In this post you’ll discover the most comforting bible verses for breakups and healing a broken heart after a relationship ends.

In fact:

These are the same scriptures I read when I need help letting go of someone I love. And I hope this spiritual advice will help you, too.

Let’s get started.

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Scriptures on Breaking Up

Deuteronomy 31:6

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.

Remember that the Lord will be your constant companion—he will never leave you nor forsake you.

Psalm 34:18

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

Psalm 41:9

Yea, mine own familiar friend, in whom I trusted, which did eat of my bread, hath lifted up his heel against me.

Psalm 73:26

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

Even if I have a broken heart, my heart regains strength by God’s help.

Psalm 147:3

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

Proverbs 3:5-6

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.

After a breakup, when you have no clue what to do, the right way to deal with your broken heart is to pray about it and let God guide your steps. If you put your trust in God, he will help you make the best decisions.

Bible Verses About Breakups

Proverbs 3:15-16

She is more precious than rubies: and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her. Length of days is in her right hand; and in her left hand riches and honour.

Isaiah 9:2

The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined.

Isaiah 41:10

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 43:1-4

But now thus saith the Lord that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine. When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee. For I am the Lord thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy Saviour: I gave Egypt for thy ransom, Ethiopia and Seba for thee. Since thou wast precious in my sight, thou hast been honourable, and I have loved thee: therefore will I give men for thee, and people for thy life.

Isaiah 66:2

For all those things hath mine hand made, and all those things have been, saith the Lord: but to this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth at my word.

Jeremiah 29:11

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.

Matthew 10:14

And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words, when ye depart out of that house or city, shake off the dust of your feet.

Matthew 11:28-30

Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

Matthew 13:15

For this people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.

Matthew 15:8

This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.

Matthew 21:42

Jesus saith unto them, Did ye never read in the scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner: this is the Lord's doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes?

Matthew 28:20

Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

Luke 4:18

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised

John 12:40

He hath blinded their eyes, and hardened their heart; that they should not see with their eyes, nor understand with their heart, and be converted, and I should heal them.

John 14:27

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 16:33

These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.

Romans 8:7

Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.

Ephesians 4:31

Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice

Philippians 4:6-7

Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:13

I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

James 4:7

Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

1 Peter 5:7

Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.

1 Thessalonians 5:18

In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

Revelation 21:4

And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.

What Does The Bible Say About Breakups

On hard times, serene times, chaos, and solace, the Bible provides. And even more than that, it discusses our struggles and our joys. It comforts us when we are down, encourages us when we are up, gives hope when all seems lost, and reassures us that we will make it through this valley as long as we’ve got each other and Him.

No relationship is perfect and a breakup can shake the faith of anyone. The Bible provides hope for the worst of times and has plenty to say about those hardships. God’s Word leaves no stone unturned when it comes to devastation, lost hope, and heartache.

After a breakup it can be hard to see how things could ever be better, but with the right advice you may start to feel different.

It’s not easy to bounce back after a painful break-up. It’s tough to get your confidence back, and it takes time to raise your self-esteem.

After all, you were probably together for some time before you realized that things weren’t working out. When you finally accept that things are over, finding the strength to move on can often be harder than actually ending the relationship. When you are ready to try dating again, I recommend using a Christian dating site to connect with someone that shares your faith and values.

Now It's Your Turn

And now I want to hear from you.

Which of these bible verses was your favorite?

Are there any comforting scriptures for breakups that I should add to this list?

Either way, let me know by leaving a comment below right now.

About the Author:
Ryan Hart

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Which bible verse was your favorite? Please leave a comment and let me know.
I needed to hear this today. Thanks.
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They were All good I've seen most of them before . .. They r comforting. Thank you
They were All good I've seen most of them before . .. They r comforting. Thank you
Philipians 4:13
The words bring comfort; the question is: will You let go of your remembered memories, repented and replaced said hurt with much pain and suffering equal lying that of a woman in Travail. Thannk You Author.
Heartache so deep I can’t eat no sleep for 2 months I’m stuck . God please help
Thank you.
I needed to hear this today!Psalm 147:3
Isaiah 41:10 I was so heart broken but now am strengthened with God's word
i liked 5Thessalonians 5:18 and Matthew 28:20. They really uplifted my spirit. Thanks for all the verses, they are all powerful.
Migdalia Hernández
Casting all care upon him; for he careth for you.
I loved Psalm73:26 and Psalm 147:3 I really needed to hear that only God's love matters because it is the only love without boarders
Seena Jones
Mathew 10:14 I was reading last night about 222 that I saw yesterday @ work I cried not like how I use to so today is another day. I go to work and on my Facebook page there is a message from my step daughter my husband whom I have been separated from in 5 years wants to make contact. So now what does this all mean is God helping us to reconcile what am I to do he came to stay 5 months ago it wasn't a good idea as the 3rd day with him we drank together I shouldn't of we had a big fight and he left back to another city where he lives anyway I'm not sure what God wants me to do now
Henry Alfaro
This helped me in a way. I'm going through a breakup and it's going to be more difficult since I'll be seeing that person at church. Are there any tips or ways on how to not feel bothered or hurted when I see her at church?
Psalm 73:26 jumped out at me ... I am downhearted today and admit I have failed in my relationship ... but GOD has not failed me in my relationship with him!
Equana Mason
My favorites are... Deut 3:16 Psalm 73:26 Prov 3:5-6 Prov 15:16 Matt 10:14 John 14:27 John 16:33 Phil 4:6-7 Phil 4:13 James 4:7 1 Peter 5:7 1 Thes 5:18 Rev 21:4
I am of broken heart and the craziness in my mind was uncontrollable. So I searched for things in the Bible that could ease my thoughts and pain. This was wonderful.
Jacqueline Ann Jacobsen
I was in a ungodly relationship. It didn't make me feel good, but I still enjoyed the person. I will miss him and need God's help to get through and back on the right track. Thank you Jesus for these scriptures. I really love Jeremiah 29:11, so comforting.
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