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40+ Powerful Bible Verses For The Hopeless Girl With A Broken Heart

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40+ Bible verses for hopeless women

[Sometimes I feel like as Christians we aren’t supposed to have feelings of hopelessness or despair.

As if we are less His children if we struggle with depression or other mental illness. But God is a God of great mercy and He knows that we struggle just like anyone else.

However, we don’t stay in a pit of despair because we have a hope from God that pulls us out of that pit.

And in today’s post, written by Karen Ellis of the Warrior Women blog she is going to share some powerful bible verses with us that we can turn to in times of hopelessness.

So if you have a broken heart or feel a complete loss of hope, pull up a chair, get comfortable and let the word of God fill you with the hope that only He can provide.]


Guest post by Karen Ellis of the Warrior Woman Blog

God is so good. He loves you more than you can comprehend and only wants what is best for you. But sometimes, this is hard to believe.

When we are going through what seems like one trial after another, we just barely weather one stressful storm when another one hits. It can cause us to feel helpless and hopeless.

Where do you turn for help when you are feeling helpless or hopeless? The Bible has a lot to say about this subject and even gives us several examples of people who felt hopeless, just like we do at times.

For help and hope in the moments when you feel hopeless, let these Bible verses bring you peace and comfort.


Bible Verses about Hope in Hard Times

1) 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 affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4

2) Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? Romans 8:35

3) I waited patiently for the Lord; he inclined to me and heard my cry. He drew me up from the pit of destruction, out of the miry bog, and set my feet upon a rock, making my steps secure. He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God. Many will see and fear and put their trust in the Lord. Psalm 40:1-3

4) Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not be afraid. John 14:27

5) Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6

6) The true light, which gives light to everyone, was coming into the world. John 1:9

7) I can do all things through him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13


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Bible verses for when you feel hopeless in your current situation

8) My addition: I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people. Ephesians 1:18

9) “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland. Isaiah 43:18-19

10) Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. Psalm 23:4

Bible verses to help you find hope in Christ

11) But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God, John 1:12

12) To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. Colossians 1:27

13) While we wait for the blessed hope—the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ. Titus 2:13


Bible verses for when you feel hopeless to overcome the temptations you face

14) 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. 1 Corinthians 10:13


Bible verses for when you feel hopeless to overcome weakness

15) . . .but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:31

16) For nothing will be impossible with God. Luke 1:37


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Bible verses for when you feel hopless in your sin

17) If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.1 John 1:9

18) 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. 2 Corinthians 12:9

19) 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. 2 Peter 3:9

20) It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed. Deuteronomy 31:8

21) 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. Isaiah 41:10

22) Turn to me and be saved, all the ends of the earth! For I am God, and there is no other. Isaiah 45:22


Bible verses for when you fill hopeless in your anxiety

23) And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19

24) Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God, for I shall again praise him, my salvation, and my God. Psalm 43:5

25) Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Romans 12:12

26) 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. Psalm 34:17-20

27) 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. Philippians 4:6-7

28) Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. Matthew 11:28-30

29) He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” Psalm 91:1-2

30) I sought the Lord, and he answered me and delivered me from all my fears. Psalm 34:4

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Bible verses for when you feel hopeless in your depression

31) And we know that for those who love God, all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28

32) There is, therefore, now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. Romans 8:1

33) May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit, you may abound in hope. Romans 15:13

34) For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16

35) When I thought, “My foot slips,” your steadfast love, O Lord, held me up. When the cares of my heart are many, your consolations cheer my soul. Psalm 94:18-19

37) Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. 1 Peter 5:6-7

38)I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world, you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world. John 16:33

39)For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us. Romans 8:18

40) The steps of a man are established by the Lord when he delights in his way; though he falls, he shall not be cast headlong, for the Lord upholds his hand. Psalm 37:23-24

41) For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:38-39

42) The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit. Psalm 34:18

43) But you, O Lord, are a shield about me, my glory, and the lifter of my head. Psalm 3:3


Stories of Hopelessness in the Bible

You may have seen movies where the plot takes many twists and turns. You are on the edge of your seat, waiting to see what happens next. Then you cheer when everything comes together in the end.

The Bible has these stories too. However, two stories stand out.

One of these is the story of three young Hebrew men. They are Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego.

You can find their story in Daniel 3:16-28. These young men loved the Lord and worshipped him. However, the king at the time made a golden image and commanded that everyone worship it.

These young men refused and said they would only serve God. The king then demanded they be thrown into a fiery furnace that had been heated up to 7 times hotter than usual!

Now, most people would see this as a hopeless situation. However, these men believed that God could deliver them and told the king that.

As much as I love the ending, we need to pay attention to their attitude. They said, “Our God is able to deliver us, but if he doesn’t, we still will not bow down and serve your golden image.”

Well, God showed up in a big way and was with them in the fire. They came out completely unharmed!

These men were faithful even when their situation seemed hopeless.

Another story is that of Job. Job was a very blessed man. He had a wife, children, possessions and had a comfortable life.

Then he lost everything! He lost his health, his wealth, even all of his children. I cannot think of a situation that is more hopeless than this!

Job’s friends accused him of some kind of sin, and his wife encouraged him to curse God and die! Have you ever gotten horrible advice? Job sure did.

But even in this seemingly hopeless situation, Job remained faithful to God.

God strengthened Job and blessed him with double all that he had! The Bible says that “in all the land there were no women as beautiful as his daughters” and that Job “lived 140 years and died an old man full of days.”

Talk about a hopeless situation. Job had every reason to feel hopeless but kept his faith, and God blessed him.

What Does God Say About Feeling Hopeless

44) Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Matthew 6:26

45) Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the Lord Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it. Malachi 3:10

46) For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide, we might have hope. Romans 15:4


You may be going through a situation right now that feels hopeless, according to the world. However, based on your past experiences, you may be having a hard time holding on to hope and believing your situation can change.

But friend, when God is on the scene, everything has to change! He loves you more than you know, and he is a “friend who sticks closer than a brother.” Proverbs 18:34

There is nothing too hard for God. Luke 1:37 And I just want to leave you with this song by Phil Wickham called Living Hope. I pray that this post has encouraged you in your time of trouble! 

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Karen Ellis

Karen lives in West Tn with her husband and still has two of five children at home. In addition, she is a Gigi to two beautiful grandchildren. Karen considers her faith and family to be most important to her. She owns Warrior Women Blog, encouraging other women in their marriage, prayer life, and relationships with family.

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Karen Ellis

Karen lives in West Tn with her husband and still has two of five children at home. In addition, she is a Gigi to two beautiful grandchildren. Karen considers her faith and family to be most important to her. She owns Warrior Women Blog, encouraging other women in their marriage, prayer life, and relationships with family.

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