19 Encouraging Bible Verses for When You Feel Alone

Everyone experiences loneliness from time to time.

God’s Word offers hope and strength, regardless of whether you are going through a difficult time that you don’t think anyone else can relate to or you are going through a life transition that makes you feel completely alone. 

In today’s world despite being very well-connected with social media and other technologies, loneliness is still something we experience from time to time.

But God can deliver us from our burdens so that we find comfort in him. 

These encouraging Bible verses for when you feel Aalone are a source of strength, comfort, and inspiration in times of loneliness.

Place them somewhere visible like your bathroom mirror or on your fridge so that you have daily reminders that you’re never alone. 

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Bible Verses for Feeling Alone

When you feel alone, scriptures will uplift you and bring you nearer to the Kingdom of God. God is never far from us.

He sent his son Jesus to come to earth and live among us so he could save us and we can relate to him. He desires to be close to us. 

When Jesus went back to heaven, the Holy Spirit was then sent to reside in our hearts.

This shows that the Lord wants a real relationship with us so that we are never alone. With that said, these are some powerful scriptures to meditate on when feeling alone. 

Isaiah 41:10

“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10 NIV

God’s presence and support are what help us when we feel alone and afraid. In moments of isolation and distress, we are reminded that he is our God.

If you’re overwhelmed and weary, God promises to help you and strengthen you. Just call on him in prayer. 

His righteous right hand represents his power, authority, and support. He holds us with his hand when we’re facing challenging circumstances.

Romans 8:38-39

“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:38–39 NIV

Being separated from others can make you feel unloved and deeply alone. Sometimes the people you’re close to betray you, disappoint you, or misunderstand you. But our Heavenly Father is forever faithful. 

Nothing at all can separate you from God’s love if you are in Christ. He loves you with an unbreakable love, and that deep love will never end. God’s great love cannot be separated from you, not even by death. 

Psalm 23:4

“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 ESV

King David who was a shepherd himself wrote the popular Psalm 23 titled The Lord Is My Shepherd. As God’s people and his flock, God who is our Shepherd leads, guides, and takes care of us. 

During dark times or when we feel alone there is no need to be afraid. We are not abandoned to navigate through difficult times by ourselves. The Lord is always there to provide comfort and protection. 

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Joshua 1:5 

“No one will be able to stand against you all the days of your life. As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you.” Joshua 1:5 NIV

Moses was a great leader who led the Israelites out of Egypt.

When he died, his assistant Joshua took over as the new leader of God’s people. This was not an easy task and Joshua probably felt alone and unworthy of the task. 

But God spoke to him and promised him that he would not lead the people alone. His presence would be with him until the very end. 

Even for us today, we are reminded that God’s presence goes beyond physical companionship. His love and care for us are unwavering even when circumstances make us feel alone.   

Matthew 28:20

“Teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:20 ESV

After his resurrection, when Jesus was leaving the earth and going back to heaven, he promised His continual presence to His followers, assuring them that He would be with them always, even until the end of age. 

When we feel alone, this verse assures us of the abiding presence of Jesus in our lives.

We can have a deep and unbroken relationship with Him until eternity. He will walk with us and guide us so that we never feel alone. 

​John 14:26

“But the Helper (Comforter, Advocate, Intercessor—Counselor, Strengthener, Standby), the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name [in My place, to represent Me and act on My behalf], He will teach you all things. And He will help you remember everything that I have told you.” John 14:26 AMP

When Jesus left, he promised not to leave us as orphans. He would send us the Holy Spirit to comfort, guide, and strengthen us. He is the one who acts on behalf of Christ. 

The Holy Spirit is in our hearts and will help us by carrying our burdens for us. When we are overwhelmed and lonely, he assures us and reminds us of God’s promises. 

​Philippians 4:6-7

“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 ESV

This is such an encouraging scripture when you feel alone.

It’s an invitation to bring our worries, concerns, and requests before God through prayer so we can find solace. There is no problem too small or too big to pray about. 

Even in times of loneliness, we can have an attitude of gratitude and focus on the blessings, provisions, and faithfulness of God rather than what we don’t have.

By expressing gratitude, we shift our perspective and open our hearts to receive God’s peace which surpasses understanding.   

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Hebrews 13:5

“Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” Hebrews 13:5 NIV

This scripture encourages us to find contentment in God’s promises and faithfulness rather than relying on material possessions.

Being content is really about what we have on the inside than the outside. Our focus should be on that as believers. 

God assures us that he will never leave us even when we feel alone, his love and care for us does not change. We hold on to his presence because it’s something that we truly have. 

2 Corinthians 1:3-4

“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 ESV

God is there to comfort us in all our afflictions when we feel alone.

We are not left to face our struggles or feelings of loneliness on our own. God’s comfort is available to us offering peace, strength, and encouragement in our loneliness. 

When we’ve received comfort from the Lord God, we in turn can reach out to others who are experiencing feelings of loneliness and uplift them as well. 

Matthew 27:46

“And about the ninth hour, Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?” that is, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?” Matthew 27:46 NKJV

When Jesus was hanging on the cross and about to die, all our sins were nailed on that cross.

Because God is holy, the spirit of God departed from him at that stage. So he cried out that God had forsaken him and because he and his Father are one, he was alone. 

This is such an encouraging Bible verse when you feel alone. Jesus Christ knows how you feel because he felt it too.

That’s why he can comfort us and assure us of his presence so that we never have to feel like that again. 

Romans 8:35

“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?” Romans 8:35 NIV

The enemy often wants to make us feel that when we go through hard times, God has forsaken us.

But the truth is no matter what we face, nothing can separate us from the love of God that is in  Christ Jesus.

Hard times teach us to depend on God and strengthen our faith.

The Lord God knows we need them so that we can mature as Christians. But through it all, he promises to be with us every step of the way. 

Psalm 139:17-18

“How precious are your thoughts about me, O God. They cannot be numbered! I can’t even count them; they outnumber the grains of sand! And when I wake up, you are still with me!”  Psalm 139:17–18 NLT

God’s promises are truly wonderful. His thoughts towards us are numerous and immeasurable. The truth is we are never truly alone because God is intimately aware of us and constantly thinks of us. 

His thoughts towards us are precious and outnumber even the grains of sand. He attends to the needs of his children and truly cares about what we are going through.

This gives us confidence to come to him in prayer and honestly tell him how we feel. 

Psalm 38:9

“O Lord, all my longing is before you; my sighing is not hidden from you.” Psalm 38:9 ESV

God is fully aware of our innermost longings and the sighs of our hearts. Even when we feel alone God sees and understands the depths of our emotions.

Nothing is hidden from him because he is our Creator and knows everything about us, even what people don’t know. 

Turn to God in prayer, pouring out your hearts and expressing feelings of loneliness. Trust that He is attentive to your cries and is always present, even in loneliness. 

Psalm 46:1

“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble..” Psalm 46:1 ESV

God’s provision and protection will strengthen us in times of trouble. We find solace and comfort in his loving arms. When we are weary and alone, he strengthens us. 

He is a place of safety and security. He is always present with us, providing help and support.

The amazing truth is he doesn’t help us from a distance but is close and is in every complicated and messy situation we find ourselves in. 

Psalm 25:16-17

“Turn to me and be gracious to me, for I am lonely and afflicted. Relieve the troubles of my heart and free me from my anguish.” Psalm 25:16–17 NIV

King David was always honest in his prayers to the Lord and we should be honest as well.

After all, he was a man after God’s own heart. In this verse, he asks for God’s grace because he felt alone and afflicted. 

He knew that he could turn to the Lord God who is kind and loving and concerned about what we’re going through.

Even today, the Lord sets us free from anguish and feelings of loneliness. He is always there for us and can help us overcome our fears and troubles.

Isaiah 26:3

“You will keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed on You, Because he trusts in You.” Isaiah 26:3 NKJV

This is an encouraging Bible verse when you feel alone. When we keep our mind steadfast and focused on God, placing our trust in we will experience perfect peace. 

Feeling alone can lead to feelings of anxiety, and restlessness however by keeping our minds steadfast and trusting in God, we can experience a sense of peace that surpasses our circumstances.  

Psalm 139:7-10

“Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast.” Psalm 139:7–10 NIV

There is nowhere we can go where God is not present because his spirit encompasses and surrounds us at all times. We can’t run away from his presence because he is everywhere. 

He is intimately aware of our circumstances and is with us in our joys, sorrows, triumphs, and struggles.

His presence is constant, and his love for us is unwavering.  He will hold us, sustain, comfort us, and guide us out of the place of loneliness.

Isaiah 43:2-3

“When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown. When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you. For I am the LORD, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior. I gave Egypt as a ransom for your freedom; I gave Ethiopia and Seba in your place.” Isaiah 43:2–3 NLT

We are God’s people. He never leaves us even when we are knee-deep and encounter challenges and hardships. His great power will prevent those circumstances from overpowering us. 

The Lord will provide a way for us to navigate through the challenges without being swept away. He is not only present with us in our loneliness but is our deliverer and rescuer. 

Psalm 34:17

“The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles.” Psalm 34:17 NIV

God’s promises surely bring us comfort and strength. His will is to have a real relationship with us where we grow to know him deeply.

He is attentive to the cries of his people and willing to deliver us from our troubles. 

Our Heavenly Father is not distant or indifferent to our struggles but listens to our prayers and is ready to come to our aid.

In the Kingdom of God, we are delivered from the feelings of loneliness and can experience comfort, contentment, and fulfillment in his word.

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Prayer Against Loneliness

Heavenly Father, in this moment of loneliness, I come before you, seeking your presence and comfort.  

Lord God, I thank you that you are an ever-present God who promises to never leave me nor forsake me. 

I take solace in knowing that even in my loneliness, you are with me. Your presence brings hope and strength to my heart.

I choose to trust in your faithfulness and promises O God. Grant me your perfect peace even in seasons of loneliness. 

Help me to draw closer to you, to seek your guidance, and to find comfort in your word.

May your love fill every void within me. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

Do you ever feel alone as a Christian? It’s certainly normal and many believers do go through those seasons where we are disappointed or misunderstood by those around us.

Bible Verses for When You Feel Alone

We also go through tough situations and there’s no one around to understand our pain. 

Loneliness can feel hopeless and often leads to stress, anxiety, and worry. But the truth is there is hope in God’s word.

Through prayers, we can be honest with the Lord who hears us. We can  him to help us through the dark times. 

The Holy Bible has uplifting words that can help us in those times. These encouraging Bible verses for when you feel alone will strengthen and comfort you and help you find solace in God’s promises

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