Healing is a powerful and often elusive process that can take many forms. Whether you are seeking physical or emotional healing, the journey can be long and difficult.
However, as a Christian, you have access to a powerful tool that can guide you through the process of healing – scripture.
In this article, we will explore some faith and healing scriptures, how faith and scripture can help with healing, and how to use scripture to promote emotional and physical healing.
Faith and Healing Scriptures
The Bible is full of verses that speak to the power of faith and the healing it can bring. Here are just a few of the most inspiring scriptures on this topic:
Exodus 15:26 (KJV)
And said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the LORD that healeth thee.
Deuteronomy 7:15 (KJV)
And the LORD will take away from thee all sickness, and will put none of the evil diseases of Egypt, which thou knowest, upon thee; but will lay them upon all them that hate thee.
Psalm 6:2 (KJV)
Have mercy upon me, O LORD; for I am weak: O LORD, heal me; for my bones are vexed.
Psalm 30:2 (KJV)
O LORD my God, I cried unto thee, and thou hast healed me.
Psalm 41:4 (KJV)
I said, LORD, be merciful unto me: heal my soul; for I have sinned against thee.
Psalm 103:3 (KJV)
Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;
Psalm 107:20 (KJV)
He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.
Proverbs 4:20-22 (KJV)
My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings. Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart. For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh.
Isaiah 38:16 (KJV)
O Lord, by these things men live, and in all these things is the life of my spirit: so wilt thou recover me, and make me to live.
Isaiah 53:5 (KJV)
But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
Jeremiah 17:14 (KJV)
Heal me, O LORD, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved: for thou art my praise.
Hosea 6:1 (KJV)
Come, and let us return unto the LORD: for he hath torn, and he will heal us; he hath smitten, and he will bind us up.
Malachi 4:2 (KJV)
But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall.
Matthew 4:23-24 (KJV)
And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people.
And his fame went throughout all Syria: and they brought unto him all sick people that were taken with divers diseases and torments, and those which were possessed with devils, and those which were lunatick, and those that had the palsy; and he healed them.
Matthew 8:2-3 (KJV)
And, behold, there came a leper and worshipped him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean. And Jesus put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be thou clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed.
Matthew 9:20-22 (KJV)
And, behold, a woman, which was diseased with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind him, and touched the hem of his garment: For she said within herself, If I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole.
But Jesus turned him about, and when he saw her, he said, Daughter, be of good comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour.
Matthew 10:1 (KJV)
And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease.
Matthew 14:14 (KJV)
And Jesus went forth, and saw a great multitude, and was moved with compassion toward them, and he healed their sick.
Matthew 15:30-31 (KJV)
And great multitudes came unto him, having with them those that were lame, blind, dumb, maimed, and many others, and cast them down at Jesus’ feet; and he healed them: Insomuch that the multitude wondered, when they saw the dumb to speak, the maimed to be whole, the lame to walk, and the blind to see: and they glorified the God of Israel.
Matthew 21:14 (KJV)
And the blind and the lame came to him in the temple; and he healed them.
Mark 5:34 (KJV)
And he said unto her, Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace, and be whole of thy plague.
Mark 6:56 (KJV)
And whithersoever he entered, into villages, or cities, or country, they laid the sick in the streets, and besought him that they might touch if it were but the border of his garment: and as many as touched him were made whole.
Mark 9:23 (KJV)
Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.
Mark 10:52 (KJV)
And Jesus said unto him, Go thy way; thy faith hath made thee whole. And immediately he received his sight, and followed Jesus in the way.
Luke 4:18-19 (KJV)
The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.
Luke 5:17 (KJV)
And it came to pass on a certain day, as he was teaching, that there were Pharisees and doctors of the law sitting by, which were come out of every town of Galilee, and Judaea, and Jerusalem: and the power of the Lord was present to heal them.
Luke 6:19 (KJV)
And the whole multitude sought to touch him: for there went virtue out of him, and healed them all.
Luke 8:43-48 (KJV)
And a woman having an issue of blood twelve years, which had spent all her living upon physicians, neither could be healed of any, Came behind him, and touched the border of his garment: and immediately her issue of blood stanched.
And Jesus said, Who touched me? When all denied, Peter and they that were with him said, Master, the multitude throng thee and press thee, and sayest thou, Who touched me? And Jesus said, Somebody hath touched me: for I perceive that virtue is gone out of me.
And when the woman saw that she was not hid, she came trembling, and falling down before him, she declared unto him before all the people for what cause she had touched him, and how she was healed immediately.
And he said unto her, Daughter, be of good comfort: thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace.
Luke 9:1-2 (KJV)
Then he called his twelve disciples together, and gave them power and authority over all devils, and to cure diseases. And he sent them to preach the kingdom of God, and to heal the sick.
Luke 9:6 (KJV)
And they departed, and went through the towns, preaching the gospel, and healing every where.
Luke 10:8-9 (KJV)
And into whatsoever city ye enter, and they receive you, eat such things as are set before you: And heal the sick that are therein, and say unto them, The kingdom of God is come nigh unto you.
Luke 13:12 (KJV)
And when Jesus saw her, he called her to him, and said unto her, Woman, thou art loosed from thine infirmity.
John 4:46-53 (KJV)
So Jesus came again into Cana of Galilee, where he made the water wine. And there was a certain nobleman, whose son was sick at Capernaum.
When he heard that Jesus was come out of Judaea into Galilee, he went unto him, and besought him that he would come down, and heal his son: for he was at the point of death.
Then said Jesus unto him, Except ye see signs and wonders, ye will not believe. The nobleman saith unto him, Sir, come down ere my child die.
Jesus saith unto him, Go thy way; thy son liveth. And the man believed the word that Jesus had spoken unto him, and he went his way.
And as he was now going down, his servants met him, and told him, saying, Thy son liveth. Then enquired he of them the hour when he began to amend.
And they said unto him, Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him. So the father knew that it was at the same hour, in the which Jesus said unto him, Thy son liveth: and himself believed, and his whole house.
John 5:2-9 (KJV)
Now there is at Jerusalem by the sheep market a pool, which is called in the Hebrew tongue Bethesda, having five porches. In these lay a great multitude of impotent folk, of blind, halt, withered, waiting for the moving of the water.
For an angel went down at a certain season into the pool, and troubled the water: whosoever then first after the troubling of the water stepped in was made whole of whatsoever disease he had. And a certain man was there, which had an infirmity thirty and eight years.
When Jesus saw him lie, and knew that he had been now a long time in that case, he saith unto him, Wilt thou be made whole?
The impotent man answered him, Sir, I have no man, when the water is troubled, to put me into the pool: but while I am coming, another steppeth down before me.
Jesus saith unto him, Rise, take up thy bed, and walk. And immediately the man was made whole, and took up his bed, and walked: and on the same day was the sabbath.
John 5:14 (KJV)
Afterward Jesus findeth him in the temple, and said unto him, Behold, thou art made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee.
How Faith and Scripture Can Help with Healing
When we face a health challenge, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed and powerless.
Faith and scripture can help to shift our focus away from our circumstances and onto God’s promises of healing and restoration.
As we turn to God’s word, we can find comfort, hope, and guidance that can help us through the healing process.
One of the most powerful ways that faith and scripture can help with healing is through prayer.
Prayer is a way to connect with God and ask for his intervention in our lives. When we pray with faith, we are acknowledging that God is in control and that we trust him to guide us through the healing process.
In addition to prayer, reading scripture can help us to focus on God’s promises of healing and restoration.
As we meditate on these verses, we can build our faith and trust in God’s ability to heal us. We can also find comfort in knowing that we are not alone in our struggles and that God is with us every step of the way.
Bible Verses for Times of Healing
When we are facing a health challenge, it can be helpful to have specific verses to turn to for comfort and guidance. Here are a few verses that are especially powerful for times of healing:
- Psalm 147:3: “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.”
- Jeremiah 30:17: “But I will restore you to health and heal your wounds,’ declares the Lord.”
- Exodus 15:26: “He said, ‘If you listen carefully to the Lord your God and do what is right in his eyes, if you pay attention to his commands and keep all his decrees, I will not bring on you any of the diseases I brought on the Egyptians, for I am the Lord, who heals you.’”
Using Faith and Scripture to Promote Emotional Healing
Healing isn’t just about physical health – it’s also about emotional health. Whether you are dealing with anxiety, depression, or grief, faith and scripture can help you to find the strength and hope you need to heal.
One of the most powerful ways to promote emotional healing through faith and scripture is through gratitude.
When we focus on the blessings in our lives, we can find joy and peace even in the midst of difficult circumstances.
In Philippians 4:6-7, the apostle Paul wrote, “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.”
By focusing on what we are grateful for and bringing our worries and concerns to God in prayer, we can find emotional healing and peace.
Another way to promote emotional healing through faith and scripture is through community.
As Christians, we are called to love and support one another. By connecting with other believers and sharing our struggles, we can find comfort and encouragement.
In James 5:16, we are told, “Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.”
Scriptures for Having Faith in Healing
Sometimes, the hardest part of the healing process is having faith that it will actually happen.
When we are struggling with illness or emotional pain, it can be easy to lose hope. However, there are many scriptures that can help us to have faith in healing. Here are a few of the most inspiring verses:
- Mark 5:34: “He said to her, ‘Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace and be freed from your suffering.’”
- Hebrews 11:1: “Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.”
- Isaiah 53:5: “But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.”
Using Faith and Scripture to Help You Heal
In conclusion, healing is a journey that can be difficult and painful. However, as a Christian, you have access to a powerful tool that can guide you through the process – scripture.
By turning to God’s word and having faith in his promises, you can find the strength, hope, and healing you need.
Whether you are facing physical or emotional challenges, remember that God is with you every step of the way.
As Jesus said in 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.”