30 Helpful Bible Verses for Long-Distance Relationships

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God cares about you and your long-distance relationship, and he’s spoken to you through his Word. His words written in the Bible promise joy in sadness, truth in uncertainty, and hope in discouragement.

I know because reading the Bible gave me both comfort and clarity when my husband and I dated long-distance. I didn’t find every answer I was looking for, but I discovered Christ, and he was all I needed.

These Bible verses for long-distance relationships can encourage you to seek Christ in this difficult season. But don’t stop there. Open a Bible and read the raw thoughts of love’s Author, and call out in prayer that you would know him more.

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Key Bible Verses for Long-Distance

Key Bible Verses for Long-Distance Relationships — 30 Helpful Verses

Bible verses are listed in the English Standard Version (ESV).

1. Proverbs 13:12: Why Distance Hurts

“Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a desire fulfilled is a tree of life.”

2. 2 Corinthians 1:3-7: Finding Comfort in Christ

“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.

“For as we share abundantly in Christ’s sufferings, so through Christ we share abundantly in comfort too. If we are afflicted, it is for your comfort and salvation; and if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which you experience when you patiently endure the same sufferings that we suffer. Our hope for you is unshaken, for we know that as you share in our sufferings, you will also share in our comfort.”

3. Lamentations 3:22-26: Waiting With Hope

“The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. “The LORD is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in him.” The LORD is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him. It is good that one should wait quietly for the salvation of the LORD.”

4. Lamentations 3:31-33: Sovereignty in Suffering

“For the Lord will not cast off forever, but, though he cause grief, he will have compassion according to the abundance of his steadfast love; for he does not afflict from his heart or grieve the children of men.”

5. Colossians 2:5: Together While Apart

“For though I am absent in body, yet I am with you in spirit, rejoicing to see your good order and the firmness of your faith in Christ.”

6. 1 Corinthians 13:4-7: Description of Love

“Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.”

7. Genesis 29:20: Laboring for Love

“So Jacob served seven years for Rachel, and they seemed to him but a few days because of the love he had for her.”

8. Proverbs 19:2: Taking Your Relationship Slowly

“Desire without knowledge is not good, and whoever makes haste with his feet misses his way.”

9. Romans 8:18 and 24-25: Where Hope Is Found

“For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed in us.”

“…Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what he sees? But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.”

10. Ephesians 5:21-33: The Meaning of Marriage

“…Submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ. Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife even as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its Savior. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit in everything to their husbands.

“Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, so that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish. In the same way, husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself.

“For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ does the church, because we are members of his body. “Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.” This mystery is profound, and I am saying that it refers to Christ and the church. However, let each one of you love his wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband.”

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Remaining Pure

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11. Song of Solomon 2:7: Waiting to Awaken Desire

“I adjure you, O daughters of Jerusalem, by the gazelles or the does of the field, that you not stir up or awaken love until it pleases.”

12. 1 Thessalonians 4:3, 7: Purity of Body

“For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you abstain from sexual immorality.

“For God has not called us for impurity, but in holiness.”

13. Proverbs 4:23: Purity of Heart

“Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life.”

14. Philippians 4:8: Purity of Mind

“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.”

15. 1 Timothy 4:12: Reveal Christ by Your Conduct

“Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.”

16. 2 Timothy 2:22: Be Passionate About Righteousness

“So flee youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart.”

Patience & Perseverance

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17. 1 Peter 1:6-7: The Purifying Power of Trials

“. . . In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials, so that the tested genuineness of your faith—more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ.”

18. Philippians 2:14: Refraining From Complaining

“Do all things without grumbling or disputing.”

19. Psalm 27:14: Waiting For God

“Wait for the LORD; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the LORD!”

20. Romans 12:12: What To Do While You’re Waiting

“Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.”

21. 2 Corinthians 4:16: Fixing Your Eyes on Eternity

“This light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.”

Conflict & Communication

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22. Proverbs 15:1: The Power of Words

“A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.”

23. James 1:19-20: The Pace of Words

“Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God.”

24. Colossians 3:13: Forgiving Each Other

“Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.”

25. Ephesians 4:31-32: Motivation for Love

“Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.”

Making Decisions About The Future

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26. Ephesians 5:15-17: Kingdom-Minded Living

“Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.”

27. Proverbs 3:5-7: Trusting in the Lord

“Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. Be not wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD, and turn away from evil.”

28. Proverbs 15:22: The Value of Seeking Advice

“Without counsel plans fail, but with many advisers they succeed.”

29. Proverbs 1:7: Where Wisdom Begins

“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.”

30. James 3:17: Characteristics of Wise Decisions

But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere.”

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