10 Bible Verses To Deal With Pain

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After living with pain for so long I’ve learned to turn to my faith to help me to rise above it, reading Bible verses brings me back the reality I can so easily miss.

There are different types of pain, physical, mental (emotional) and spiritual pain. If you look around you I’m sure you’ll find someone in your life who is living with some sort of pain on a constant basis.

It’s been almost three years since my car accident and at times I’ve entered into deep depression over the pain which has resulted. To be honestly I avoid remembering these dark days because they were filled with misery. I can remember thinking “I’m only 38 years old with 2 daughters, why would God want me to live like this?”

When I turned to my Bible to find verses for dealing with physical pain God provided me the source of strength I needed and although God hasn’t given me the answer to my question over coffee, he has given me hope.

I know that God knows what He’s doing with us humans. He created us with the capacity to experience horrific mind-blowing, spirit-crushing, devastating pain. This pain can overwhelm our lives or we can invite Him in to help us find the joy and hope which really is available to us irregardless of the pain.

It’s really up to us, we have to make the choice to overcome the pain by taking the step to turn to God. To truly experience living we must have faith that drives us and heals our spirits.

Here are some Bible Verses I use to deal with pain

Job 6:10 This would be my comfort; I would even exult in pain unsparing, for I have not denied the words of the Holy One.

Psalm 18:2 The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.

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

Jeremiah 17:14  Heal me, Lord, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for you are the one I praise.

Matthew 7:7-8 Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.

Acts 5:16 Crowds gathered also from the towns around Jerusalem, bringing their sick and those tormented by impure spirits, and all of them were healed. 

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

1 Corinthians 10:13   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.

Hebrews 7:25 Therefore he is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them. In Greek the word “save” in this verse means to heal, preserve, save, do well, be (make) whole.

1 Peter 5:9-10   Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world. And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace,who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.

If you find yourself in pain today I hope these verses provide encouragement for you, and that you know you’re not alone…..none of ever have to be!

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  1. Anna says

    I know this is an older post. But I just found it tonight, while googling for bible verses on pain. I have a chronic illness that causes much pain. And today a pain that I thought had finally left me, returned and I been discouraged. I came across your page and your words and the verses ministered to me. So.. thank you!!

    • Jess says

      So I just found this page tonight, as I’m reading your comment Anna, it touched my heart. I too struggle with a chronic condition, and find myself constantly discouraged. But these verses have brought some peace tonight. (Well its 4:30 am for me so this early am!) thank you for this post and using the Holy Spirit to guide you to help minister to us!

  2. maureen says

    Thank you for your post, its never too late to come back to Christ. As long as one is alive. I had gotten to a place where I had totally given up on life and love, totally checked out. Every one had hurt and left me. I turned to Jesus, and he didn’t leave me. Everyday is a step toward God and away from the pain I had once accepted as my fate. God is love.

  3. says

    Thank you, I need encouragement now. Things seem to be going all wrong with my body. Only my Father knows why the doctors are not any help so I have to lean on Him and these verses will help me. Thank you so much.

  4. Janette says

    It’s 4 am and another sleepless night with much pain. I broke my back in a car accident almost 2 years ago and am an incomplete paraplegic. Due to the level of the injury I suffer from extreme neuropathy pain in both lower extremities to the point I cannot have sheets touch them and they blister easil and don’t heal well (poor circulation). Many nights I search the web for answers to help with my pain. I even pray about the pain and ask God to remove it or help me bear it. I came across your post and I went through all the familiar verses I know so well but tonight they really soaked in for me. I believe God has allowed me to heal more than expected with this injury so that I have been able to minister to others. But… I believe I have not given him the power to truly work in my life over the pain as well. Thank you for reminding me that someone in much more pain like Job suffered and praised God anyway!

  5. says

    Psalm 34:18 is one of my favorites. In pain we must continue to remain strong and remember that the Lord is by our side. He is our true comfort. We should be a testimony to others when we are in pain. May the Lord pour out His grace upon everyone.
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  6. Ken Suggs says

    A very sick friend of mine gave me this: DEPRESION IS TO THE SOUL AS PAIN IS TO THE FLESH. Have you seen this scripture? Can you help? Ken

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