Today, I want to talk to you about something that is often taken for granted or even dismissed by many – the power of healing. In this world, there are many afflictions that can take hold of our bodies, minds, and souls, leaving us feeling helpless and alone. But, there is a source of healing that can bring us comfort, hope, and renewal. That source is the word of God, the Bible.
The Bible is a collection of books that contain not only historical and spiritual wisdom but also miraculous accounts of healing. Throughout the scriptures, we see evidence of God’s compassion and desire to heal His people. From the blind receiving sight to the lame walking, we witness the transformative power of God’s love and mercy.
One story that comes to mind is the healing of the woman with the issue of blood. In Mark 5:25-34, we read about a woman who had suffered from a debilitating condition for twelve years. She had spent all her money on physicians but had only grown worse. Yet, when she heard about Jesus, she believed that even touching the hem of his garment would be enough to heal her. And, as she reached out and touched his cloak, she was instantly healed.
This story is just one of many examples of God’s willingness to heal those who come to Him in faith. And, as believers in Jesus Christ, we can take comfort in knowing that the same power that healed the woman with the issue of blood is available to us today.
That is why I have compiled a list of healing scriptures from the NIV version of the Bible. These verses are a reminder of God’s promises to us, and they offer hope and comfort in times of need. So, whether you are battling a physical illness, emotional distress, or spiritual turmoil, I encourage you to meditate on these healing scriptures and believe in God’s power to heal.
I hope that this article will be a source of inspiration and encouragement to you as you seek healing from the Lord. May you find peace and restoration in His love.
Healing Scriptures: NIV Bible Verses
Here are 21 of the best and most relevant healing scriptures in NIV version of the Bible, along with a brief description of each verse and its location:
1. 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.'”
2. Psalm 103:2-3
“Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits— who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases,”
3. Psalm 107:19-20
“Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble, and he saved them from their distress. He sent out his word and healed them; he rescued them from the grave.”
4. Proverbs 4:20-22
“My son, pay attention to what I say; turn your ear to my words. Do not let them out of your sight, keep them within your heart; for they are life to those who find them and health to one’s whole body.”
5. Isaiah 53:4-5
“Surely he took up our pain and bore our suffering, yet we considered him punished by God, stricken by him, and afflicted. 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.”
6. Jeremiah 30:17
“But I will restore you to health and heal your wounds,’ declares the Lord, ‘because you are called an outcast, Zion for whom no one cares.'”
7. Matthew 4:23
“Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom, and healing every disease and sickness among the people.”
8. Matthew 8:2-3
“A man with leprosy came and knelt before him and said, ‘Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean.’ Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man. ‘I am willing,’ he said. ‘Be clean!’ Immediately he was cleansed of his leprosy.”
9. Matthew 8:16-17
“When evening came, many who were demon-possessed were brought to him, and he drove out the spirits with a word and healed all the sick. This was to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet Isaiah: ‘He took up our infirmities and bore our diseases.'”
10. Matthew 9:35
“Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and sickness.”
11. Mark 5:34
“He said to her, ‘Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace and be freed from your suffering.'”
12. Mark 10:52
“‘Go,’ said Jesus, ‘your faith has healed you.’ Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus along the road.”
13. Luke 4:40
“At sunset, the people brought to Jesus all who had various kinds of sickness, and laying his hands on each one of them, he healed them.”
14. Luke 6:19
“And the people all tried to touch him, because power was coming from him and healing them all.”
15. Luke 9:11
“But the crowds learned about it and followed him. He welcomed them and spoke to them about the kingdom of God, and healed those who needed healing.”
16. Acts 3:16
“By faith in the name of Jesus, this man whom you see and know was made strong. It is Jesus’ name and the faith that comes through him that has completely healed him, as you can all see.”
17. James 5:14-15
“Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise them up. If they have sinned, they will be forgiven.”
18. 1 Peter 2:24
“He himself bore our sins in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed.”
19. 3 John 1:2
“Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well.”
20. Revelation 21:4
“He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”
21. Revelation 22:2
“Down the middle of the great street of the city. On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations.”
Powerful Prayer for Healing
Dear Lord Jesus Christ,
I come before you today, seeking your divine intervention in my life. I believe in your power and your ability to heal me from the spiritual warfare that I am currently facing. You are the ultimate source of strength and the only one who can heal me completely.
Lord, I know that the enemy is always prowling around, seeking to steal, kill, and destroy my life. But I declare today that I am a child of God, and no weapon formed against me shall prosper. I am more than a conqueror through Christ Jesus who strengthens me.
According to your word in Ephesians 6:12, I know that I am not fighting against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. So, I put on the whole armor of God, that I may be able to withstand in the evil day and having done all, to stand.
Lord, I ask that you protect me and my loved ones from every attack of the enemy. Let your holy angels encamp around us and shield us from harm. I pray that every curse and every evil plot against me is nullified in the name of Jesus Christ.
By the power of your blood shed on the cross, I ask that every stronghold of the enemy in my life is destroyed. Every generational curse and every spirit of infirmity is broken in the mighty name of Jesus Christ. I declare that I am healed, restored, and set free from every bondage that has held me back.
Lord, I thank you for your unconditional love and your grace that sustains me. I thank you for your promises that are Yes and Amen. I believe that you have heard my prayer, and I receive my healing by faith, in the name of Jesus Christ.
Final Word on Healing
As we come to the end of our journey through the healing scriptures of the Bible, I want to leave you with one final thought. These words are not just mere text on a page; they are the living, breathing, powerful words of God, spoken with the authority and love of our Heavenly Father.
Throughout the pages of the Bible, we see God’s heart for his people, his desire for us to live in health, wholeness, and abundance. He has given us his Word as a roadmap for our lives, a light in the darkness, a balm for our wounds.
But the greatest gift that God has given us is his son, Jesus Christ. Through his death and resurrection, we have been given the ultimate healing, the healing of our souls, and the promise of eternal life.
My friends, if you have not yet accepted Jesus as your personal Lord and Savior, I urge you to do so today. The Bible tells us that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have everlasting life.
Don’t wait another moment to make this life-changing decision. Simply pray this prayer with me:
Dear God, I confess that I am a sinner and I need your forgiveness. I believe that Jesus died for my sins and rose again from the dead. I ask you to come into my heart and be my Lord and Savior. Thank you for your love and the gift of eternal life. In Jesus’ name, amen.
If you prayed that prayer with sincerity, know that you are now a child of God, saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ. May his healing power continue to flow in your life, and may you experience the fullness of his love and blessings.
God bless you, and thank you for joining me on this journey through the healing scriptures of the Bible.
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