At times, all of us need to seek comfort and healing from emotional pain. Thankfully, we can find solace and strength in the Word of God.
In Scripture, we can come to understand that our pain is real, that it matters, and that it doesn’t have to consume us. Here are 41 verses from Scripture that provide insight into emotional healing.
1 Corinthians 10:13
No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.
Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known.
1 Peter 2:24
He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed.
For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!” The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God.
He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all.
1 Peter 5:7
Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.
And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.
You will not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in darkness, nor the destruction that wastes at noonday.
Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.
And he said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace, and be healed of your disease.”
But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.
But he was wounded for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his stripes we are healed.
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.
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 of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved, for you are my praise.
1 Peter 5:10
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.
The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.
If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.
He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
1 Corinthians 6:19-20
Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.
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.
You have turned for me my mourning into dancing; you have loosed my sackcloth and clothed me with gladness,
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.
Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.
That evening they brought to him many who were oppressed by demons, and he cast out the spirits with a word and healed all who were sick. This was to fulfill what was spoken by the prophet Isaiah: “He took our illnesses and bore our diseases.”
3 John 1:2
Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, as it goes well with your soul.
When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears and delivers them out of all their troubles. The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all. He keeps all his bones; not one of them is broken.
1 John 1:9
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
For I will restore health to you, and your wounds I will heal, declares the Lord, because they have called you an outcast: ‘It is Zion, for whom no one cares!’
They will fight against you, but they shall not prevail against you, for I am with you, declares the Lord, to deliver you.”
Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.
No weapon that is fashioned against you shall succeed, and you shall confute every tongue that rises against you in judgment. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord and their vindication from me, declares the Lord.”
2 Timothy 1:7
For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.
The Lord will fight for you, and you have only to be silent.”
If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it.
There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.
Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us.
Final Words on Bible Verses for Emotional Healing
Finding true healing comes only when we surrender ourselves completely into God’s hands, regardless of how painful our present moments may feel at first glance (1 Peter 5:7).
Thankfully, these scriptures provide a glimpse into how much God truly cares about each individual person’s struggles by offering comfort during times of distress as well as assurance for future redemption through Jesus Christ despite any current suffering you may still endure.