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

Psalm 34:18 (NIV)

Today’s Encouragement for the Brokenhearted

I was brokenhearted. I prayed, I cried, and I screamed at the ceiling. And I couldn’t catch my breath as I tried to make sense of what was happening in my life. Then my chest tightened, and my head spun out of control. Also, the doctor told us that there was nothing more they can do for our son and we needed to explore the possibility of a do not resuscitate order so they knew what to do when his health failed. No parent ever wants to deal with the death of their child.

Does this Bible verse resonate with you and your current situation? In addition, I think so many people feel brokenhearted these days. Or some lost people from the pandemic or for other reasons. Also, with the ongoing economic woes, many experience the feelings of a crushed spirit. But take heart, the Lord is close to us during the difficult times. But, it is more than just a feeling. This verse is a promise to us.

Besides the unrelenting pain of those days, I also remember feeling God close beside me. And this feeling was not just some warm and fuzzy feeling; Because I felt His arms holding me tightly, comforting me. In fact, His presence got me through the dark days. And without Him, I am not sure I would have survived the ordeal. And when I think back on those days, I remember Psalm 34:18. It says, “The Lord is close to the broken-hearted.” And He was for me, and I know He will always be there for me.

Bible Verses for the Brokenhearted

Over and over, the Bible affirms God’s love as steadfast. And, it is available to those who need it whenever they need it. Also, don’t lose hope because God’s promises never falter. So, let’s look at some additional verses to remember when we need more encouragement.

  • He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. Psalm 147:3.
  • Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4.
  • As one whom his mother comforts, so I will comfort you; and you shall be comforted in Jerusalem. Isaiah 66:13.


Prayers for Brokenhearted

Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for clasping us when we are broken-hearted. And thank you for standing by our side and allowing us to feel your physical presence when we are grieving. Also, please help us remember in prayer those who are crushed in spirit and need help to face the future. In Jesus’ name. Amen.


Can I share these words with someone who is brokenhearted today?

This Post Has 18 Comments

  1. JD Wininger

    I cannot imagine the level of pain and emotional suffering that comes from losing a child. Siblings, parents, and dear friends are hard enough. Knowing God can and will come to us in our greatest need gives us comfort and reassurance that He’ll be there in every need. Wonderful post. Prayers for safety, mercy, and great effectiveness in your Kenyan mission my friend.

    1. Yvonne Morgan

      Thanks so much JD. Spending most of the day trying to knock out the jet lag. Tomorrow should be a better day. Blessings

  2. Melissa G. Henderson

    Amen. Jesus comforts the brokenhearted. I am thankful for His comfort.

    1. Yvonne Morgan

      He certainly does that each and every day. Thanks Melissa and blessings

    2. Annie Yorty

      Yvonne, I’m so sorry for your pain. There are no words. But God’s comfort is real. We come to know Him in a deeper, more real way through the things that break our hearts.

      1. Yvonne Morgan

        Thanks Annie. God’s comfort is real and the only reason I made it through those dark days. Blessings

  3. Jessica Brodie

    It is indeed a beautiful comfort to know God really, truly is right there with us in the most painful circumstances. He breaths in our pain and holds us close. God bless you, Yvonne!

    1. Yvonne Morgan

      He does and He provides us a peace that is beyond understanding. We are blessed to be His children. Thanks Jessica. Blessings

  4. Ava Pennington

    It’s especially tragic when I see someone who is brokenhearted, yet rejects the one Source of hope and comfort.

    1. Yvonne Morgan

      Agree. Our Lord is able and willing to help all those who ask. He wants to carry our burdens. Thanks Ava. Blessings

  5. Barbara Latta

    I’m so sorry for the pain you endured. We can be thankful for our heavenly Father who comforts us.

    1. Yvonne Morgan

      Amen. He is our strength in any situation. Thanks Barbara. Blessings

  6. Melinda Viergever Inman

    This is so encouraging, Yvonne. I remember feeling as if I was being held in tight arms like my father’s own arms when my father died recently, but those arms that truly held me in their grasp were the eternal arms of compassion, the Lord Himself.

    1. Yvonne Morgan

      It is such a physical feeling of comfort and love when God holds us tight. I pray many learn to trust in His loving arms. Thanks Melinda. Blessings

  7. Katherine Pasour

    Our God is our Comforter. He is with us through the pain and He brings peace to the broken hearted. The loss of any loved one is heart breaking, but I think the death of a child is the hardest to bear. Thank you for sharing this message of God’s love for us.

    1. Yvonne Morgan

      Thanks Katherine. He is the best Comforter we could find. Blessings

  8. karentfriday

    Yvonne, I can’t imagine how brokenhearted it would leave you as a parent in losing a child. But I do know what it’s like to have a broken heart and to know the Lord is near and close. Great message!

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