The Best Bible Verses for Healing
Are you in need of healing today? Perhaps you need physical healing. But you also may need healing for wounds that aren’t physical. God can heal all aspects of our lives, whether we need physical, emotional, mental, relational, or spiritual healing.
Bible Verses for Healing
Here are several Bible verses for healing that can give you hope.
The Bible tells us she spent all her money trying to find a cure. But she found nothing that worked, and you may feel the same way. Until she met Jesus, she was an outcast, broke, and discouraged.
One day Jesus came to her village. She knew he had healed others and hoped he could heal her too. The woman reasoned that if she only touched the hem of his robe, she could be healed. And that’s exactly what happened. But she didn’t slip away unnoticed – Jesus praised her publicly for her great faith.
If you need greater faith in your physical suffering, turn to this story to find hope. Jesus healed many people while he was on earth, and he’s still in the ministry of healing people like you. More verses for physical healing include the following:
So Naaman went down to the Jordan River and dipped himself seven times, as the man of God had instructed him. And his skin became as healthy as the skin of a young child, and he was healed! – 2 Kings 5:14
Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom, and healing every disease and sickness among the people. – Matthew 4:23
When Jesus saw him lying there and learned that he had been in this condition for a long time, he asked him, “Do you want to get well?” – John 5:6
Emotional hurts can cause just as much pain as physical hurts, though they often remain unseen. You may feel hurt because someone mistreated you. Perhaps you’re struggling with guilt over hurting someone else. Either way, you need healing for your emotional pain.
We read about Jesus meeting with a Samaritan woman in John 4:3-30. Samaritans and Jews did not associate with one another. This woman was even an outsider among her own people because she was living with a man who wasn’t her husband. She went to the well to draw water at a time of day when no one else would see her.
But Jesus met her at just the right time. He told her he had living water to give her, that would heal her deepest hurts. The hurts that caused her loneliness, shame, and grief. She was so overjoyed to receive Jesus’ healing that she left the well to tell everyone about him.
Maybe you are seeking healing at a heart level, just like the woman at the well. Jesus can heal your emotional wounds just as he healed hers. We can also find emotional healing in these verses:
He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. – Psalm 147:3
Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones. – Proverbs 16:24
O Lord, if you heal me, I will be truly healed; if you save me, I will be truly saved. My praises are for you alone! – Jeremiah 17:14
Perhaps you are under constant stress, or your thought life is a wreck. God offers solutions for your mental problems through the power of his Word.
In Matthew 9:31-33, we learn that Jesus healed a demon-possessed man. When the man received healing, he was given a clear mind. By healing this man, Jesus showed compassion for people with mental health needs. He cares about your mental healing as well. You can meditate on verses for mental healing like these:
Lord my God, I called to you for help, and you healed me. – Psalm 30:2
I will be glad and rejoice in your unfailing love, for you have seen my troubles, and you care about the anguish of my soul. – Psalm 31:7
And the people all tried to touch him because power was coming from him and healing them all. – Luke 6:19
Many of us are suffering due to hurts from others. Scripture records the testimony of healing a broken relationship between two brothers. Jacob had tricked his brother Esau out of receiving his rightful blessing as the firstborn. Esau became so enraged that he wanted to kill Jacob. Jacob fled for his life, living far away from Esau for many years.
Then Jacob heard that Esau was nearby. In Genesis 33, we read about their reunion. Though Jacob had been afraid, God met him the night before and blessed him. With God’s help, Jacob and Esau made peace.
You may also need God’s help in healing your relationships. He’s ready and willing to guide you in your decisions. Here are more verses on relational healing:
The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those whose spirits are crushed. – Psalm 34:18
God places the lonely in families; he sets the prisoners free and gives them joy. – Psalm 68:6a
Some people make cutting remarks, but the words of the wise bring healing. – Proverbs 12:18
Have you been wounded by someone in the church? Your hurt may have caused you to shut your heart off to others, or even toward God. Spiritual healing can help you turn back to God and his Church.
Jesus understands spiritual suffering. The night before his crucifixion, he cried out to God in Luke 22:39-44. He knew about his upcoming suffering and his separation from his Father. Jesus asked for the cup of suffering to be removed, but trusted his Father for the outcome, which was best for all of us in the end.
Even Jesus needed spiritual healing from his Father. Because he sought healing, we can also ask God to heal us in our spiritual hurts. You can use these verses for spiritual healing:
But he was pierced for our rebellion, crushed for our sins. He was beaten so we could be whole. He was whipped so we could be healed. – Isaiah 53:5
I have seen what they do, but I will heal them anyway! I will lead them. I will comfort those who mourn, bringing words of praise to their lips. May they have abundant peace, both near and far,” says the Lord, who heals them. – Isaiah 57:18-19
Then your light will break forth like the dawn, and your healing will quickly appear; then your righteousness will go before you, and the glory of the Lord will be your rear guard. – Isaiah 58:8
Healing through Christian CounselingGod can heal us from any problem we are facing. Often, he sends other people to walk with us on our healing journeys. You may receive help from inviting a Christian counselor to walk alongside you on your healing journey.
A caring, compassionate Christian counselor will listen to you talk about your suffering. Your counselor will pray for you and use biblical principles to help you make wise decisions. Christian counseling can help you move out of your suffering and toward the healing you seek.
Give us a call today at Seattle Christian Counseling to begin your healing journey with a Christian counselor’s help. Our staff is ready to help you overcome whichever areas you need healing in and help you to find biblical solutions.
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