Encouraging Bible Verses for When You Feel Alone

When you feel alone, what Bible verses can you cling to? I have been divorced for over a decade and do not have children. I can certainly relate to feelings of loneliness and feeling alone. 

However, there are specific Bible verses for when you feel alone that God used to help me along the way. I pray that they will help you, as well.

Bible verses when you feel alone


Difference Between Being Alone and Loneliness

I learned over those difficult years that there is a vast difference between being alone and the feeling of loneliness. 

Being alone is simply a physical state, not an emotional one. As a writer, there are many days when I am alone.  However, in doing what I love I do not feel lonely. 

When I am feeling lonely that tells me that I have been spending too much time in my own company. I have found that the best way to tackle feelings of loneliness is community. 

God designed us to be in community with one another. So I will call one of my sisters or a good friend and suggest that we get together. We could spend time doing such things as coffee, lunch, brunch, or simply to go see a movie. Just being together and actively engaging in life helps!

Real relationship and interactions with real people matter. Social media just doesn’t cut it.

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Best Bible Verses for Loneliness

Times of loneliness creep in when I have spent too long in times of solitude. Living alone and working from my own home can lead to feelings of isolation.

Other times, lonely hearts happen when we cannot find someone who understands what we’ve been through.

Here are some great verses that remind us of the presence of God in those dark times.


Isaiah 41:10

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).

God is with us always. As believers, He lives in us through the power of the Holy Spirit. I know that He is my very present help when the troubles of my heart feel overwhelming.

God’s promises never fail. Ever. He has been faithful since the foundation of the world and will be so until time no longer exists. Our first defense against loneliness is to connect with our loving God in prayer or God’s Word.

Isaiah 41:10

Psalm 27:10

For my father and my mother have forsaken me, but the Lord will take me in” (Psalm 27:10).

Perhaps family is not part of your life. The good things and good cheer that come from a loving family are not your reality. This is one of the most powerful scriptures to remind you that Christ Jesus, the very Son of God, has taken you in. 

The unfailing love of God demonstrated to you through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus never leaves you all the days of your life. His presence provides perfect peace in times when your heart feels like dry land. 

Psalm 27:10

1 Peter 5:7

Throw all your anxieties upon him, because he cares about you” (1 Peter 5:7).

This is one of the most inspirational Bible verses when your path of life feels lonely. Anxiety often accompanies loneliness for several reasons. This verse reminds us that God’s love and care for us never take a vacation. He is with us to the very end of the age.

One of the best ways to relieve anxiety and loneliness is to help someone in need. Our heavenly Father gives us the body of Christ — each other — to ease our burdens and the burdens of others. 

Good deeds remind us that God cares for everyone. And the love of Christ shines beautifully when we look after each other in times of need.

1 Peter 5:7

Comforting Bible Verses When You Feel Lonely

Sometimes our loneliness comes when we choose to see our problems as bigger than God. Then we may start looking for easy escape paths or temporary solutions.

Some choose to look for a way of escape through substances that numb their senses. But turning to our Lord God and Father of mercies means that we rely on His good courage to be overcomers. His strength is matchless! Only solutions that He provides bring eternal security.

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Romans 8:31-32

What, then, are we to say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare even his own Son, but gave him up on behalf of us all — is it possible that, having given us his Son, he would not give us everything else too?” (Romans 8:31-32).

Those are some of the most powerful words in the Bible: “If God is for us, who can be against us?” God holds us securely with His victorious right hand! He takes on the whole world on our behalf! 

God’s strength is matchless and nothing can defeat us (including loneliness) when we surrender our thoughts, feelings, and lives to Him. Deep waters will never overtake us because He takes great delight in protecting us with His unending love.

Joshua 1:9

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go” (Joshua 1:9).

When we struggle with loneliness, the Bible reveals one thing loud and clear: God has never and will never leave us despite how many times we have left Him.

God spoke those words to Joshua after Moses died and Joshua was about to lead God’s people into the Promised Land. The Israelites had wandered in a sun-scorched land for forty years due to unbelief and lack of faith. But God never left them.

God provided manna every day as food while they were in the desert. Even there, God looked after them. They had left God, but He never left them.

The same is true for us. So our holy High Priest reminds us in a loud voice: “Be strong and courageous! I am with you wherever you go.” Feeling lonely? Call on Jesus’ name!

Joshua 1:9

Bible Verses About the God of All Comfort

I remember during the early days of my divorce just how raw I felt. But I also remember that God provided special time with loved ones and dear friends at just the right moments.

After God navigated my heart and life through that hard time, I wrote an entire book and Bible study on how God is our faithful source of all comfort. 

His holy presence never left me and they will never leave me (or you) all the days of my life.

2 Corinthians 1:3-7

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God. For just as we share abundantly in the sufferings of Christ, so also our comfort abounds through Christ. If we are distressed, it is for your comfort and salvation; if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which produces in you patient endurance of the same sufferings we suffer. And our hope for you is firm, because we know that just as you share in our sufferings, so also you share in our comfort” (2 Corinthians 1:3-7).

He knows everything we need precisely when we need it. Then He leverages those experiences so that we can help others.

The peace of God seems elusive when loneliness blows in like a desert wind. But the truth is that God is our wellspring of life and a bountiful spring of water in our souls when everything around us seems withered.

2 Corinthians 1:3-4

Psalm 139:11-13

If I say, ‘Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me,’ even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day for darkness is as light to you. For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb” (Psalm 139:11-13).

God knows our thoughts and feelings. He knows when we feel that darkness threatens us. He knows when we are asleep or awake. He knows us so well because He knit us together.

Loneliness is a beast and can twist your mind to believe that you are actually alone. But God has been and always will be with you to the end of time. 

In the Lord’s presence, there is fullness of joy! He is your light on the wings of the dawn. He is your hope, future, and holy dwelling. No one has a greater love for you than God.

Psalm 139:11-13

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