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25 Bible Verses About Loneliness

Bible Verses about Loneliness

With winter approaching I know that a lot of single Christian women struggle with loneliness. I have been there more times than I can count and know from experience that it’s tough.

Another holiday season alone can feel demoralizing and scary. Anxiety and sadness are running high.

Loneliness is internal. And the best way to cure your loneliness from the inside out is to lean on the love of God.

So I decided to share 10 Bible Verses about loneliness that will give you strength this season.


What is a good Bible verse for loneliness?

Before I share the different Bible verses about loneliness you can find throughout the holy Bible, I want to share my favorite one.

A scripture for when you feel very lonely as a single woman.

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. – Philippians 4:6-7

The worst thing about loneliness is the crippling anxiety you feel.

The uncertainty of whether or not your situation will ever change. Whenever you feel like that, the above Bible verse should be your first defense.

Remind yourself and that loud voice in your head that your heavenly father has not forgotten about you. That will calm your heart and mind.

25 Bible verses about loneliness

1. Psalm 25:16

Turn to me and be gracious to me, for I am lonely and afflicted. 

2. 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. 

3. 1 Peter 5:7

Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.

4. 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. 

5. Joshua 1:5-6

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; I will never leave you nor forsake you. 

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6. Psalm 68:5-6

A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling. God sets the lonely in families, he leads out the prisoners with singing; but the rebellious live in a sun-scorched land.

7. Isaiah 43:2-3

When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel…

8. Philippians 4:6

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 

9. John 14:27

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

10. Psalm 34:17

The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles.


11. Jeremiah 31:13

Then shall the young women rejoice in the dance, and the young men and the old shall be merry. I will turn their mourning into joy; I will comfort them, and give them gladness for sorrow.

12. 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.

13. John 14:18

I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.

14. Romans 8:35-39

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword?… No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.

15. 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.


16. Hebrews 13:5-6

Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” So we can confidently say, “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?

17. James 4:8

Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you.

18. Revelation 21:4

He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and […] shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.

19. Psalm 27:10

For my father and my mother have forsaken me, but the Lord will take me in.

20. Psalm 68:6

God sets the lonely in families, he leads out the prisoners with singing; but the rebellious live in a sun-scorched land.

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21. Psalm 147:3

He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.

22. Psalm 73:23-26

Nevertheless, I am continually with you; you hold my right hand. You guide me with your counsel, and afterward you will receive me to glory. Whom have I in heaven but you? And there is nothing on earth that I desire besides you. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

23. Isaiah 49:15-16

Can a woman forget her nursing child, that she should have no compassion on the son of her womb? Even these may forget, yet I will not forget you. Behold, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are continually before me.

24. Matthew 11:28-30

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

25. Revelation 3:20

Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.

What is the quote of God about loneliness?

The most famous quote from God about loneliness is found in Genesis 2:18 when God says, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.” This quote acknowledges that humans are not meant to be alone, so He creates a suitable companion for Adam.

No matter if man or woman, it’s normal to have a natural desire for connection and relationships. This is why it’s important to seek out meaningful a community to combat loneliness.

What does the Bible say about being lonely and single?

When it comes to feeling lonely due to singleness, God reminds us in several scripture quotations that he is right by our side. Even if we have never seen him.

No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us, and his love is made complete in us. – 1 John 4:12

Remind yourself daily that you are not alone out here because the holy spirit is by your side every day. Jesus didn’t leave you unarmed against your own thoughts and the lies of the enemy.

And when you cultivate your own relationship with the holy spirit, the God of peace will give you comfort.

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