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Bible Verses For Loneliness: Divine Comfort For Times When Your Heart Feels Alone

A recent report reveals more than 50% of Americans suffer from chronic loneliness — here's help


There are times when we’re alone and relish in the feeling of freedom and other times when our hearts hurt from that lonely feeling of isolation. Indeed, a report issued in May 2023 from the U.S Surgeon General’s office finds that more than half of all American adults suffer from measurable levels of loneliness. The Surgeon General calls out loneliness as the newest health epidemic because the health impacts of chronic loneliness are significant: They include a 29% increased risk of heart disease, a 32% increased risk of stroke, and a 50% increased risk of developing dementia for older adults.

During those times when we feel forgotten, it’s important to understand it is we are actually the ones doing the forgetting. As Christians, we understand that the connection we long for does not come from something or somebody outside of ourselves: It dwells alongside us. God has pitched His tent beside you: All you need to do is remember. As John the Evangelist writes in Revelation 21:3 (NKJV): “And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, ‘Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God.'” Here, a selection of verses to reflect on and help you remember the One who loves you, always.

Bible verses for loneliness: John 14:18

“I will not leave you as orphans, ” Jesus said to the disciples. “I will come to you.” (ESV)

Two children pointing to the horizon and hoping for relief from loneliness
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Scripture for loneliness: Psalm 73: 23-25

Nevertheless I am continually with You;
You have taken hold of my right hand.
You will guide me with Your plan,
And afterward receive me to glory. (NASB)

A photo of a father holding a child's hand with the text of Psalm 73
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Bible verses for loneliness: 1 John 4:13

By this we know that we abide in Him, and He in us, because He has given us of His Spirit. (NKJV)

A dove flying through the sky with the verse 1 John 4:13 to help with loneliness
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Scripture for loneliness: Isaiah 43: 1-2

“Fear not, for I have redeemed you;
I have called you by your name;
You are Mine.
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;
And through the rivers, they shall not overflow you.
When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned,
Nor shall the flame scorch you.” (NKJV)

A woman standing with a lamp in her hand in still water at sunset
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Bible verses for loneliness: John 14:23

“If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him.” (NKJV)

A tent with two people silhoetted inside and the bible verse John 14:23
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Scripture for loneliness: Psalm 16:11

You will show me the path of life;
In Your presence is fullness of joy;
At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore. (NKJV)

A path with beautiful rays of light and Psalm 16:11
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Bible verses for loneliness: Isaiah 41:10

“I will strengthen you,
Yes, I will help you,
I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.” (NKJV)

A large hand that seems to be holding up the sun and the verse Isaiah 41:10
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Scripture for loneliness: Deuteronomy 31:8

“And the Lord, He is the One who goes before you. He will be with you, He will not leave you nor forsake you; do not fear nor be dismayed.” (NKJV)

A woman wrapped in a blanket looking out past a mountain at the horizone
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Bible verses for loneliness: Romans 8:38-39

For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. (NKJV)

Silhouette of a little girl celebrating the sunrise with the text from Romans 8:38-9, a bible verse for loneliness
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Scripture for loneliness: John 14:3

“And if I go and prepare a place for you, I am coming again and will take you to Myself, so that where I am, there you also will be.” (NKJV)

A double rainbow with the text of John 14:3, a bible verse for loneliness
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