Are you or someone you know struggling with PTSD? If so, you are not alone. PTSD can be a debilitating condition that can leave individuals feeling trapped and overwhelmed.
However, there is hope. The power of healing scriptures from the Bible can be a source of strength and comfort for those seeking relief from PTSD.
In this article, we will explore the transformative power of these scriptures and how they can help you find the inner peace and healing that you need.
So, get ready to embark on a journey of hope, faith, and spiritual healing as we dive into the world of healing scriptures for PTSD. But…
Does God want you healed?
Yes, God wants you healed. Sickness is a heavy burden to bear, but it’s even worse when you’re left wondering if it’s God’s will for you to be well.
It’s natural to ask yourself, “Why me? Does God even care that I’m suffering? And is He going to heal me?“
The answer is a resounding YES! God cares deeply about you and wants you to be healed, healthy, and whole.
Don’t just take my word for it, though. The Bible is full of promises about God’s desire to heal His people.
In Exodus 15:26, God declares, “I am the Lord who heals you.”
In 1 Peter 2:24, we’re told that through Jesus’ wounds, “you have been healed.”
And in Psalm 107:20, we learn that God sent His Word to heal us.
The ultimate picture of God’s desire to heal us is Jesus Himself.
When we look at Jesus’ life and ministry, we see that He was always on the move, healing people wherever He went.
Jesus is a clear demonstration of God’s nature as a healer and He wants to see you whole and free from the pain of PTSD.
So if you’re struggling with PTSD, know that God is on your side. He wants to heal and restore you to fullness of life.
Don’t give up hope – there is healing available for you. Let’s trust in God’s love and mercy as we journey towards wholeness together.
Healing scriptures for PTSD
Here are 21 healing scriptures from the King James Version of the Bible that may be relevant, and that you can confess for healing from PTSD:
1. Psalm 34:18
“The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.”
2. Psalm 147:3
“He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.”
3. Isaiah 41:10
“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.”
4. Isaiah 53:4-5
“Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. 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.”
5. Jeremiah 30:17
“For I will restore health unto thee, and I will heal thee of thy wounds, saith the Lord; because they called thee an Outcast, saying, This is Zion, whom no man seeketh after.”
6. Matthew 11:28-30
“Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”
7. Matthew 17:20
“And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.”
8. Mark 5:34
“And he said unto her, Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace, and be whole of thy plague.”
9. Luke 4:18-19
“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.”
10. John 3:16
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
11. John 14:27
“Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”
12. Acts 3:16
“And his name through faith in his name hath made this man strong, whom ye see and know: yea, the faith which is by him hath given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all.”
13. Romans 8:18
“For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.”
14. Romans 8:28
“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.”
15. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4
“Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.”
16. Philippians 4:6-7
“Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”
17. Colossians 3:15
“And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.”
18. Hebrews 4:15-16
“For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.”
19. James 5:14-15
“Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.”
20. 1 Peter 5:7
“Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.”
21. Revelation 21:4
“And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.”
Healing Prayer for PTSD
Heavenly Father, I come before You in the name of Jesus Christ, seeking Your healing power for the PTSD that has been afflicting me. Lord, I know that You are a God of mercy and grace, and I ask that You pour out Your healing touch upon me now.
In the name of Jesus Christ, I command any evil spirit or stronghold that has been tormenting me with this PTSD to leave me now and never return.
I declare that my mind and emotions belong to Jesus Christ and no evil force has any power over me.
Lord Jesus, I invite You into my heart to heal the wounds that have been caused by the trauma that I have experienced.
I ask that You would fill me with Your peace, joy, and love, and that You would restore my mind to its rightful state of soundness.
I declare that I am a child of God, and that no weapon formed against me shall prosper.
I plead the blood of Jesus Christ over my mind, emotions, and body, and I ask that You would cover me with Your precious blood from the top of my head to the soles of my feet.
Father, I ask that You would send Your holy angels to surround me and protect me from any further attacks from the enemy.
I thank You for Your faithfulness and Your promise to never leave me or forsake me.
In the name of Jesus Christ, I declare that I am healed from the PTSD that has been afflicting me.
I thank You for Your love, Your grace, and Your mercy, and I give You all the glory and honor for the healing that You have brought into my life. Amen.
Applying healing scriptures
Here are some practical and biblical ways to apply healing scriptures for healing from PTSD:
- Seek professional help: PTSD is a serious mental health condition that requires professional treatment. Seek help from a qualified therapist or counselor who can help you understand your condition and develop a treatment plan.
- Pray for healing: Pray to God for healing and ask for His guidance as you seek treatment. Trust in His love and mercy, and believe that He has the power to heal you.
- Meditate on healing scriptures: Meditate on healing scriptures like Isaiah 53:5, which says, “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.” Read these scriptures daily and reflect on their meaning and power.
- Confess healing scriptures: Speak healing scriptures out loud and declare them over your life. Proclaim that you are healed in Jesus’ name and that the power of God is working in you to bring about healing and restoration.
- Surround yourself with positive influences: Surround yourself with people who love and support you, and who will speak life and encouragement into your situation. Avoid negative influences and seek out positive, uplifting experiences.
- Practice self-care: Take care of your physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. Eat healthy foods, exercise regularly, get plenty of rest, and spend time in nature. Practice meditation, prayer, and other spiritual disciplines that help you connect with God.
- Believe in your healing: Believe that God is working in your life to bring about healing and wholeness. Trust in His love and goodness, and have faith that He will restore you to health and wellness.
Remember, healing is a journey, and it takes time, effort, and most importantly your faith in God.
But with God’s help and the support of others, you can overcome PTSD and experience the fullness of life that God has for you.
The Healing Scriptures for PTSD are a powerful tool for those who are suffering from the effects of trauma.
The promises of God’s word provide hope, comfort, and strength to those who are struggling with PTSD.
But this good news is not meant to be kept to ourselves. We must share it with others who are also hurting and in need of healing.
Moreover, while the Healing Scriptures offer significant support for our mental health, there is no greater healing than that which comes from accepting Jesus Christ as our personal Lord and Savior.
Jesus offers forgiveness, peace, and eternal life to all who put their faith in Him.
If you have not yet accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior, I encourage you to do so today.
You will experience a transformational change that will impact every aspect of your life.
So, let us share the good news of the Healing Scriptures with others, and let us also encourage them to accept Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior.
Together, we can help bring hope and healing to those who are suffering.
Christian Healing and Resources
Here are a few Christian websites that may be helpful for those seeking healing:
- Bible Gateway (https://www.biblegateway.com/) – This website offers access to multiple translations of the Bible, as well as tools for studying and understanding the Bible.
- Christianbook.com (https://www.christianbook.com/) – This website offers a wide range of Christian books, Bibles, and other resources on a variety of topics, including healing.
- Crosswalk.com (https://www.crosswalk.com/) – This website offers articles, devotionals, and other resources on a variety of topics related to Christian faith and living.
- Desiring God (https://www.desiringgod.org/) – This website offers resources, articles, and sermons on topics related to Christian faith and living, with a focus on finding joy in God.
- Gospel Coalition (https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/) – This website offers articles, resources, and podcasts on a variety of topics related to Christian faith and living, with a focus on gospel-centered ministry.
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