Emotional Pain and Healing: Top 51 Helpful Bible Verses

By David Small •  Updated: 04/16/21 •  10 min read

We all hate pain, but the truth is, it changes us a whole lot. Very often, God uses it to make us stronger and better equipped to handle life situations.

When we go through pain in life as Christians, it helps those of us who have become spiritually complacent return to the path of holiness and righteousness.

 However, whatever the kind of pain you’re dealing with especially if it’s emotional pain, here is a reminder.

  God’s mighty healing hand is ever stretched out to bring a perfect healing and total soothing of your heart from every emotional pain that you’ve been dealing with.

Below are 51 Bible verses about emotional healing.

1. Psalm 119:50

My comfort in my suffering is this: Your promise preserves my life.

2. Psalm 91:15-16

Whenever you cry out to me, I’ll answer. I’ll be with you in troubling times, I’ll save you and glorify you – I’ll fill you full with old age. I’ll show you my salvation.

3. Romans 15:4

Everything that was written in the past was written to teach us. The Scriptures give us patience and encouragement so that we can have hope.

4. Isaiah 38:16-17

You restored me to health and let me live. Surely it was for my benefit that I suffered such anguish. In your love you kept me from the pit of destruction; you have put all my sins behind your back.

5. Revelation 21:4

He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever.

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6. Psalm 34:18

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

7. Psalm 147:3

He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.

8. Matthew 11:28

Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

9. John 16:22

So with you: Now is your time of grief, but I will see you again and you will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy.

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10. Jeremiah 30:17

I will restore your health, and I will heal your wounds,’ declares the Lord.

11. Isaiah 38:16-17

The Lord Most High is the one who gives life to every heart, who gives life to the spirit! Look, he indeed exchanged my bitterness for wholeness.

You yourself have spared my whole being from the pit of destruction because you have cast all my sins behind your back.

12. Jeremiah 33:6

But now I will heal and mend them. I will make them whole and bless them with an abundance of peace and security.

13. Psalms 147:3

God heals the brokenhearted and bandages their wounds.

14. Psalm 30:2

Lord, my God, I cried out to you for help, and you healed me.

15. Psalm 73:26

My body and my heart fail, but God is my heart’s rock and my share forever.

16. Isaiah 40:29

[He is] giving power to the tired and reviving the exhausted.

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17. Romans 8:17-18

And since we are his children, we are his heirs. In fact, together with Christ, we are heirs of God’s glory. But if we are to share his glory, we must also share his suffering. Yet what we suffer now is nothing compared to the glory he will reveal to us later.

18. 2 Corinthians 12:9-10

And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.

19. 2 Corinthians 1:5-6

For the more we suffer for Christ, the more God will shower us with his comfort through Christ.

Even when we are weighed down with troubles, it is for your comfort and salvation! For when we ourselves are comforted, we will certainly comfort you.

Then you can patiently endure the same things we suffer. We are confident that as you share in our sufferings, you will also share in the comfort God gives us.

20. 1 Peter 4:13

Instead, be very glad—for these trials make you partners with Christ in his suffering, so that you will have the wonderful joy of seeing his glory when it is revealed to all the world.

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21. Job 6:10

At least I can take comfort in this: Despite the pain, I have not denied the words of the Holy One.

22. 1 Peter 5:9-10

Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world.

And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.

23. Psalm 38:15-18

For I am waiting for you, O LORD. You must answer for me, O Lord my God.

I prayed, Don’t let my enemies gloat over me or rejoice at my downfall.  I am on the verge of collapse, facing constant pain. But I confess my sins; I am deeply sorry for what I have done.

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24. 2 Corinthians 7:8-9

Even if I caused you sorrow by my letter, I do not regret it. Though I did regret it—I see that my letter hurt you, but only for a little while—yet now.

I am happy, not because you were made sorry, but because your sorrow led you to repentance. For you became sorrowful as God intended and so were not harmed in any way by us.

Also See: 44 Bible Verses About Healing and Deliverance.

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25. Deuteronomy 31:8

Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the LORD will personally go ahead of you. He will be with you; he will neither fail you nor abandon you.

26. Genesis 28:15

What’s more, I am with you, and I will protect you wherever you go. One day I will bring you back to this land. I will not leave you until I have finished giving you everything I have promised you.

27. Psalm 37:24-25

Though they stumble, they will never fall, for the Lord holds them by the hand. Once I was young, and now I am old. Yet I have never seen the godly abandoned or their children begging for bread.

28. Psalm 112:6

Surely he shall not be moved forever: the righteous shall be in everlasting remembrance.

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29. Psalms 107:19-21

So they cried out to the Lord in their distress, and God saved them from their desperate circumstances.

God gave the order and healed them; he rescued them from their pit. Let them thank the Lord for his faithful love. and his wondrous works for all people.

30. Psalm 147:3-5

He heals the brokenhearted and bandages their wounds. He counts the stars and names each one. Our Lord is great and very powerful. There is no limit to what he knows.

31. Psalm 6:2

Have mercy on me, LORD, for I am faint; heal me, LORD, for my bones are in agony.

32. Psalm 68:19

The Lord deserves praise! Day after day he carries our burden, the God who delivers us.  Our God is a God who delivers; the LORD, the sovereign Lord, can rescue from death.

33. 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.

34. 1 Corinthians 10:13

There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.

35. 3 John 1:2

Dear friend, I’m praying that all is well with you and that you enjoy good health in the same way that you prosper spiritually.

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36. Luke 8:50

When Jesus heard this, he responded, ‘Don’t be afraid; just keep trusting, and she will be healed.

37.  Isaiah 41:10

Don’t fear, because I am with you; don’t be afraid, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, I will surely help you; I will hold you with my righteous strong hand.

38. Romans 8:15-16

For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. 

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39. Psalm 50:15

Call to me in times of trouble. I will save you, and you will honor me.

40. Nahum 1:7

The Lord is good, giving protection in times of trouble. He knows who trusts in him.

41. 1 Peter 5:10

But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.

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42. Revelations 21:4

He will wipe away every tear from their eyes. Death will be no more. There will be no mourning, crying, or pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.

43. 2 Corinthians 12:9

And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

44. Psalms 23:3

He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.

45. Psalm 6:2

Have mercy on me, Lord, because I’m frail. Heal me, Lord, because my bones are shaking in terror!

46. Malachi 4:2

But the sun of righteousness will rise on those revering my name; healing will be in its wings so that you will go forth and jump about like calves in the stall.

47. Isaiah 53:4-5

Surely he took up our pain and bore our suffering, yet we considered him punished by God, stricken by him, and afflicted.

But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds, we are healed.

48. Isaiah 38:16-17

You restored me to health and let me live. Surely it was for my benefit that I suffered such anguish. In your love you kept me from the pit of destruction; you have put all my sins behind your back.

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49.  Isaiah 40:29

He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.

50. Psalms 30:2

LORD my God, I called to you for help, and you healed me.

51. 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.

In conclusion

Perhaps, the emotional pain or suffering that you’re currently going through could be a divine design to make you refined in every sense.

So, look at the positive side of this situation and allow God to finish the good work that He has already started in you.

And at the end of it all, you’ll be able to look back and you’d see what He has accomplished in you.

In all, these verses about emotional healing that we’ve provided will help you find comfort.

More so, it’s our prayer that as you meditate on these powerful Bible verses about emotional pain and healing carefully, God, the powerful healer will heal every emotional pain in your heart.

David Small

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