As a believer in the Lord, you know that the Bible is a treasure trove of wisdom and guidance.
In its pages, we find comfort, hope, and the promise of salvation.
But did you know that the Bible is also a source of healing?
Yes, my friend, the healing power of the Word of God is real and profound.
From the very beginning, God has revealed himself to be a God of healing and restoration.
In the Old Testament, we find countless examples of his miraculous power at work, bringing physical, emotional, and spiritual healing to his people.
Take, for instance, the story of Naaman the leper. Naaman was a great and powerful man, but he was afflicted with a terrible disease that made him an outcast in his society.
He traveled to Israel seeking a cure, and was directed to the prophet Elisha.
Elisha instructed him to wash in the Jordan River seven times, and he would be healed.
Naaman was skeptical at first, but he obeyed the prophet’s instructions, and sure enough, he was healed!
Or consider the story of Hezekiah, who was gravely ill and near death. He prayed to the Lord, and the prophet Isaiah came to him and told him that the Lord had heard his prayers and would heal him.
And indeed, the Lord did just that, adding fifteen years to Hezekiah’s life.
These stories are just a few examples of the many healing scriptures found in the Old Testament.
From the Psalms to the prophets, we see God’s loving kindness and mercy on display, reaching out to his people in their time of need.
So my friend, if you or someone you love is in need of healing today, I urge you to turn to the Word of God.
Let his promises of healing and restoration fill your heart and mind. And trust in his goodness and faithfulness, knowing that he is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine.
Healing Scriptures in the Old Testament
1. Exodus 15:26
“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.” This verse assures God’s people that if they obey Him and keep His commandments, they will not suffer from the diseases that afflicted the Egyptians.
2. Exodus 23:25
“And ye shall serve the Lord your God, and he shall bless thy bread, and thy water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee.” This verse shows that serving God is the key to receiving His blessings, including health and wellness.
3. Deuteronomy 7:15
“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.” This verse is another assurance from God that He will protect His people from sickness and disease.
4. Deuteronomy 30:19-20
“I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live: That thou mayest love the Lord thy God, and that thou mayest obey his voice, and that thou mayest cleave unto him: for he is thy life, and the length of thy days.” This verse emphasizes the importance of choosing to follow God’s ways, which leads to life and blessing.
5. 2 Chronicles 7:14
“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” This verse shows that repentance and seeking God’s face is the way to receive healing.
6. Psalm 6:2
“Have mercy upon me, O Lord; for I am weak: O Lord, heal me; for my bones are vexed.” This verse is a prayer for God’s healing mercy and help in times of weakness.
7. Psalm 30:2
“O Lord my God, I cried unto thee, and thou hast healed me.” This verse is a declaration of faith in God’s healing power and His willingness to answer prayer.
8. Psalm 41:3
“The Lord will strengthen him upon the bed of languishing: thou wilt make all his bed in his sickness.” This verse is a promise of God’s strength and comfort in times of sickness.
9. Psalm 91:3-4
“Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence. He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.” This verse is a promise of God’s protection from danger and disease.
10. Psalm 103:2-3
“Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases.” This verse encourages us to remember God’s benefits, including forgiveness and healing
11. Psalm 107:19-20
“Then they cry unto the Lord in their trouble, and he saveth them out of their distresses. He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.” This verse shows that when we cry out to God in our distress, He hears us and heals us through His word.
12. Proverbs 4:20-22
“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.” This verse emphasizes the importance of listening to God’s words and keeping them in our hearts, as they bring life and health to our bodies.
13. 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.” This verse is a promise of God’s strength and help in times of fear and weakness.
14. 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.” This verse prophesies about Jesus, who bore our sins and sicknesses on the cross, and through His stripes, we are healed.
15. Isaiah 57:18-19
“I have seen his ways, and will heal him: I will lead him also, and restore comforts unto him and to his mourners. I create the fruit of the lips; Peace, peace to him that is far off, and to him that is near, saith the Lord; and I will heal him.” This verse shows that God is willing to heal and comfort those who turn to Him in repentance.
16. Jeremiah 17:14
“Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved: for thou art my praise.” This verse is a prayer for God’s healing and salvation, acknowledging Him as our source of praise.
17. 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.” This verse shows that God is willing and able to restore health and healing to His people.
18. Joel 3:10
“Beat your plowshares into swords and your pruninghooks into spears: let the weak say, I am strong.” This verse is a call to arms for God’s people, to be strong and courageous in the face of adversity and sickness.
19. Nahum 1:7
“The Lord is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that trust in him.” This verse is a reminder that God is a stronghold and refuge for those who trust in Him, even in times of trouble and sickness.
20. Malachi 4:2
“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.” This verse prophesies about the coming of Jesus, who brings healing and salvation to those who fear God’s name.
21. Exodus 15:26
“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.” This verse shows that obedience to God’s commands brings protection from sickness and disease, and God is the one who heals His people.
22. Deuteronomy 7:15
“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.” This verse is a promise that God will take away sickness from His people, and put them on those who oppose them.
Powerful Prayer for Healing
Heavenly Father, I come before you today in the mighty name of Jesus Christ, your beloved Son.
I thank you for your love, your grace, and your mercy that sustains me every day.
I acknowledge that I am a child of God, and I have been redeemed by the blood of Jesus Christ.
I declare that I am covered by the blood of the Lamb, and no weapon formed against me shall prosper.
I come to you today, Lord, asking for your healing power to flow through me. I believe in your healing power, and I receive it by faith.
I command every sickness, disease, and infirmity in my body to bow to the name of Jesus Christ. I declare that by his stripes, I am healed.
I rebuke every spirit of infirmity, every spirit of fear, every spirit of doubt, and every spirit of unbelief that is trying to hinder my faith in your healing power.
I cast them out in the name of Jesus Christ. I declare that I am filled with the Holy Spirit, and his power is at work in me.
Lord, I ask that you send your angels to encamp around me and protect me from the attacks of the enemy.
I declare that I am seated in heavenly places with Christ Jesus, far above all principalities, powers, and rulers of darkness.
I thank you, Lord, for your promises in your word. Your word says that you are the God that healeth me.
Your word says that you sent your word and healed me. Your word says that you are the same yesterday, today, and forever.
I believe in your promises, Lord, and I receive your healing power in my life today.
I thank you for your love, your grace, and your mercy. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.
Final Word on Healing
I hope that as you have journeyed with me through the Old Testament, you have seen the power and love of our God in the miraculous healings that have taken place.
From Naaman’s healing of leprosy to Hezekiah’s recovery from a fatal illness, we see time and time again that God is a God who heals and restores.
But there is one healing that stands above them all – the healing that comes through accepting Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior.
This healing is not just physical, but spiritual and eternal. It is the healing of your soul from sin and separation from God.
You see, the Bible tells us that we have all sinned and fall short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23).
Our sin separates us from God, and the wages of sin is death (Romans 6:23).
But God, in His great love for us, sent His only Son, Jesus Christ, to die on the cross for our sins and rise again on the third day (John 3:16).
Through faith in Jesus Christ, we can be healed of our sin and restored to a right relationship with God.
We can have the assurance of eternal life in heaven with Him (John 10:10).
So I urge you, my dear reader, to accept Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior today.
Confess your sins and ask for His forgiveness. Believe in your heart that He died for your sins and rose again. And make Him the Lord of your life.
May you experience the healing and restoration that only Jesus can bring.
List of Healing Scriptures for Various Health Issues
Here is a list of our top healing scriptures that you can confess our your life for healing:
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.
- NHS Inform: A to Z list of common illnesses and conditions