25 Encouraging Scripture Verses for Healing

healing_scriptureOctober is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and as a survivor myself, and the mother of two daughters, my prayer is that this awful disease would be eradicated in my lifetime and that my daughters would never have to experience what I went through in battling this deadly disease.  Certainly medical intervention was key to my healing process, and God led me to some of the best surgeons and oncologists in Calgary for my treatment, but it was God’s Word that brought me that “peace that surpasses understanding”.  Good friends sent me daily scripture to encourage me, and each day in the Word was a balm to my soul.  Here are some key verses that ministered to me then and continue to minister to me today!

Matthew 7:7-11  “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.  For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.  Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone?  Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake?  If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!”

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.”

Mark 2:8-12  “Immediately Jesus knew in his spirit that this was what they were thinking in their hearts, and he said to them, “Why are you thinking these things? Which is easier: to say to this paralyzed man, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Get up, take your mat and walk’?  But I want you to know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins.” So he said to the man,  “I tell you, get up, take your mat and go home.”  He got up, took his mat and walked out in full view of them all. This amazed everyone and they praised God, saying, “We have never seen anything like this!”

Psalm 103:2-4  “Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits—who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases,  who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion.”

Mark 11:23-26  “Truly I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them.  Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive them, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins.”

Luke 17:11-19  “Now on his way to Jerusalem, Jesus traveled along the border between Samaria and Galilee.  As he was going into a village, ten men who had leprosy met him. They stood at a distance and called out in a loud voice, “Jesus, Master, have pity on us!”  When he saw them, he said, “Go, show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went, they were cleansed.  One of them, when he saw he was healed, came back, praising God in a loud voice.  He threw himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him—and he was a Samaritan.   Jesus asked, “Were not all ten cleansed? Where are the other nine?  Has no one returned to give praise to God except this foreigner?”  Then he said to him, “Rise and go; your faith has made you well.”

John 9:1-7  “As he went along, he saw a man blind from birth.  His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?”   “Neither this man nor his parents sinned,” said Jesus, “but this happened so that the works of God might be displayed in him.  As long as it is day, we must do the works of him who sent me. Night is coming, when no one can work.  While I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”   After saying this, he spit on the ground, made some mud with the saliva, and put it on the man’s eyes.  “Go,” he told him, “wash in the Pool of Siloam” (this word means “Sent”). So the man went and washed, and came home seeing.”

John 15:7  “If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.”

Acts 14:8-10  “In Lystra there sat a man who was lame. He had been that way from birth and had never walked.  He listened to Paul as he was speaking. Paul looked directly at him, saw that he had faith to be healed  and called out, “Stand up on your feet!” At that, the man jumped up and began to walk.”

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.”

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.”

Matthew 9:20-22  “Just then a woman who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years came up behind him and touched the edge of his cloak.  She said to herself, “If I only touch his cloak, I will be healed.”   Jesus turned and saw her. “Take heart, daughter,” he said, “your faith has healed you.” And the woman was healed at that moment.”

Psalm 107:19-21  “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.   Let them give thanks to the Lord for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for mankind.”

Exodus 23:25  “Worship the Lord your God, and his blessing will be on your food and water. I will take away sickness from among you.”

Mark 16:18  “…they will pick up snakes with their hands; and when they drink deadly poison, it will not hurt them at all; they will place their hands on sick people, and they will get well.”

Psalm 30:2  “Lord my God, I called to you for help, and you healed me.”

Matthew 8:8  “The centurion replied, “Lord, I do not deserve to have you come under my roof. But just say the word, and my servant will be healed.”

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.”

Psalm 41:2-3  “The Lord protects and preserves them—they are counted among the blessed in the land—he does not give them over to the desire of their foes.  The Lord sustains them on their sickbed
and restores them from their bed of illness.”

Jeremiah 17:14  “Heal me, Lord, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for you are the one I praise.”

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.”

Psalm 147:3  “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.”

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.”

2 Chronicles 7:14  “… if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”

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.”

And lastly an extra passage that I clung to throughout my journey with cancer.  On the Sunday after my diagnosis Henry Blackaby was speaking in our church and he encouraged me to share it with my church family and then prayed for me.  My daughter printed out this passage for me and had it framed so that on some of the toughest days of my treatment I could turn to it and be encouraged. 

Isaiah 38:10-20  “I said, “In the prime of my life must I go through the gates of death and be robbed of the rest of my years?”  I said, “I will not again see the Lord himself  in the land of the living; no longer will I look on my fellow man, or be with those who now dwell in this world.   Like a shepherd’s tent my house has been pulled down and taken from me.  Like a weaver I have rolled up my life, and he has cut me off from the loom; day and night you made an end of me.   I waited patiently till dawn, but like a lion he broke all my bones; day and night you made an end of me.   I cried like a swift or thrush, I moaned like a mourning dove.  My eyes grew weak as I looked to the heavens.   I am being threatened; Lord, come to my aid!”

But what can I say?  He has spoken to me, and he himself has done this.  I will walk humbly all my years because of this anguish of my soul.   Lord, by such things people live; and my spirit finds life in them too.  You restored me to health and let me live.   Surely it was for my benefit
that I suffered such anguish.  In your love you kept me from the pit of destruction; you have put all my sins behind your back.  For the grave cannot praise you, death cannot sing your praise;
those who go down to the pit cannot hope for your faithfulness.  The living, the living—they praise you, as I am doing today; parents tell their children about your faithfulness.  The Lord will save me, and we will sing with stringed instruments all the days of our lives in the temple of the Lord.”

 

Unless stated otherwise all scripture used on Journey Thoughts is from: THE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.

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18 Responses to 25 Encouraging Scripture Verses for Healing

  1. Hello, my name is Ella Vilien. I have two sisters who died wit cancer Who left 3 daugthers. I also have an autistic child who had epilepsy. I had been an a abusive relationship for 18 years. My husband just left the house on December 31, 2014. He Demolished the kitchen and turn off everything. I , myself sick with post traumatic stress disorder. I am using those verses everyday to grieve and educate my 6 children .please keep me in your prayer.
    Ella

    • Aundria Mullin says:

      Stay Strong and trust in God. He doesn’t put anymore on us than we can bear. Stay encouraged.
      Psalms 41:2-3

    • Lilian says:

      What a strong woman you are. You will get through this ❤️ All things are possible through Christ Xx

    • Philips (Phil) says:

      Hi Ella,
      I am far away in the UAE but will pray for your needs. May I humbly suggest to read the book of Joshua chapter 1 Verses 1 to 15, to feel personally encouraged by God in these tough times of fear and doubt. Do not fear – times of testing are to bring us closer to Him and if we stay leaning on Him in the tough times, good tides will surely follow. Jesus said – Abide in me. Just believe and abide with hope. He is with you in the tough times.

    • Mags says:

      Praying for you Ella!🙏

  2. Ella Guerrier says:

    Very helpful

  3. Faye Berrey says:

    God’s elite seminary is located in the deepest part of the Valley. While there you will be molded, broken and remolded while being held in the skilled hands of the Potter. You will walk by the side of other wounded souls who are privileged to attend this unique school, be taught by the Master Himself, walk through the fire and be pored out and purified by the cleansing blood of Jesus. You will never graduate completely neither will you have a desire to leave for the presence of the Shepherd and the love and acceptance of Father God, Himself will compel you to remain, ministering and being used to bring healing to the multitude of suffering, broken lives who still live there. At seventy eight I am for the first time walking in the light of the “Through the Valley.” I don’t regret one moment of my time spent there for I know the roads, the fires, the rivers and the pit falls of this marvelous school. I am not only equipped to walk with other lonely, frail and sometimes frightened wounded soul but my soul has been healed as well. [3 John 2]. The peace and joy I have found in this valley is more rare than silver or gold and I am so blessed to have had the privilege of receiving it. I am who I am today because of my God’s magnificent seminary.

  4. Kiana Mei says:

    Keep fighting!!! I am 19 years old, healthy, playing basketball in college, 100% cancer free& I have been in remission for almost 12 years!! God has a plan for you, keep praying and keep fighting. God will always take care of you!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️

  5. Thizwilondi says:

    Good encjourageing verses to my side GI am in trouble

  6. ope says:

    Have been having elevated prolactin for one and 3months..i don’t do my periods as a woman anymore.i need my period back and I belief am healed by the stripes of jesus.pls pray along with me

  7. devin myles says:

    My name is devin myles and I just recently been having severe vison issues right when I began to give my life back to Christ I feel like the enemy tried to steal my joy right when my season of triumph was about to begin please pray for me everyone .

  8. Florine says:

    Praise God your versus are so encouraging may our good Lord heal you in Jesus mighty name

  9. kennny says:

    May God heal me in Jesus name…And I’m also asking God to restore Faith in me…

    • BrAndy says:

      Praying for your healing and for Jesus to give you a demonstration of his love and grace to build your faith. Jesus is REAL!

  10. Sabrina Sk says:

    Hello Everyone,
    M Sabrina
    Please pray for My Best friend, he’s suffering from lungs infection and have breath problem
    Please for Him,He’s only Son .His mom requested to us,tomorrow will be his surgery in Singapore And it will be very critical doctors saying 😦 ,please must Prayer For him,We will be thankful to All of U …Thank you
    And I know Our God is Alive and He will Listen to us,He always listen to their Beloved children, We Trust Him that Jesus will Heal him Amen

  11. Nicole says:

    Please join your faith with mine. I have been having severe lower stomach pains for awhile. I am awaiting the results of the transvaginal ultrasound, and bone scan. I trust God to bring me through whatever He has brought me to.
    I am human and I go through moments when doubt and anxiety take hold. I’m flooding my heart and mind with the Word. We have 3 young children, and I need prayers for God to touch, heal, and deliver me from whatever ailment this is. Please pray for my peace and strength as I wait and then hear of test results. God Bless!

  12. Margaret Mason says:

    I am asking for your prayers. I had multiple blood clots in both lungs in 2013 and I have tried to follow the doctor’s orders to be well but I am afraid now that I have blood clots again. I am a woman of faith and I believe that God can heal me but I am alone and I don’t always feel the conviction that I think as a Christian I should. Please pray for me, for healing and for courage. Thank you.

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