Whether you’re in the midst of a physical ailment, emotional struggle, or some other situation that requires healing, these scriptures are a good place to find solace, strength, and hope. We’ve pulled together 50 powerful healing scriptures from the Bible to help assist you on your road to recovery.
The Bible is filled with miracles and wise words related to healing. From making the blind see to curing Leprosy, God works magic through His hands and the hands of His believers for His faithful followers.
To be reminded of all of the good things God can do, read through these uplifting scriptures about healing. They are separated into categories to help you find exactly what you’re looking for: healing scriptures for the sick, emotional healing scriptures, short Bible verses on healing, Bible verses for healing and strength, and praise for God’s healing.
Use these scriptures in your daily prayers when asking God to work His healing magic in your life and the lives of those around you. Use these scriptures as a form of hope through tough times, to remind yourself that you are always in God’s hands. Or use these scriptures to conjure up strength when you feel bested by whatever is troubling you.
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Healing Scriptures for the Sick
“With loud shrieks, unclean spirits came out of many people, and many who were paralyzed or crippled were healed.”
The Good News: Though the healing journey may be difficult, it is worth it for the positive results.
“Publius’ father was bedridden, sick with a fever and dysentery. Paul went to see him and prayed. He placed his hand on him and healed him. Once this happened, the rest of the sick on the island came to him and were healed.”
The Good News: Miracles don’t just come from God himself. He enacts miracles through the hands of His faithful followers.
“The Lord said, ‘If you are careful to obey the Lord your God, do what God thinks is right, pay attention to his commandments, and keep all of his regulations, then I won’t bring on you any of the diseases that I brought on the Egyptians. I am the Lord who heals you.’”
The Good News: If you look to God, you will find He is always there to answer you. If you have faith in His power, He will guide and protect you from any troubles that may plague you.
“If any of you are sick, they should call for the elders of the church, and the elders should pray over them, anointing them with oil in the name of the Lord. Prayer that comes from faith will heal the sick, for the Lord will restore them to health. And if they have sinned, they will be forgiven.”
Good News: Even those who have sinned can rely on the Lord to guide them to heal in times of hardship and sickness.
“Now, when Jesus had come down from the mountain, large crowds followed him. A man with a skin disease came, kneeled before him, and said, ‘Lord, if you want, you can make me clean.’ Jesus reached out his hand and touched him, saying, ‘I do want to. Become clean.’ Instantly, his skin disease was cleansed.”
The Good News: No one is beyond the grace of God.
3 John 1:2
“Dear friend, I’m praying that all is well with you and that you enjoy good health in the same way that you prosper spiritually.”
The Good News: A pure soul is one that not only wishes wellness on himself, but on others.
“Jesus went home with Peter and saw Peter’s mother-in-law lying in bed with a fever. He touched her hand, and the fever left her. Then she got up and served them.”
The Good News: Gratitude and service to others flow naturally from God’s healing touch.
“Have mercy on me, Lord, because I’m frail. Heal me, Lord, because my bones are shaking in terror!”
The Good News: God hears you at your most fearful. Do not hesitate to reach out in your moment of greatest need.
2 Kings 20:5
“Turn around. Say to Hezekiah, my people’s leader: 'This is what the Lord, the God of your ancestor David, says: I have heard your prayer and have seen your tears. So now I’m going to heal you. Three days from now, you will be able to go up to the Lord’s temple.'”
The Good News: God has helped heal the faithful since the beginning.
“‘But so you will know that the Human One has authority on the earth to forgive sins,’ he said to the man who was paralyzed. ‘Get up, take your cot, and go home.’ The man got up and went home.”
The Good News: No ailment is beyond God’s help. Paralysis of the body, paralysis of the soul — all are subject to the cleansing power of the Holy Spirit.
Emotional Healing Scriptures
“Then your light will break out like the dawn, and you will be healed quickly. Your own righteousness will walk before you, and the Lord’s glory will be your rear guard.”
The Good News: The light of the Holy Spirit is always inside of you. Though it may flicker and dim at times, it still burns inside of you — ready to roar at any moment.
“Even large numbers of persons from towns around Jerusalem would gather, bringing the sick and those harassed by unclean spirits. Everyone was healed.”
The Good News: Everyone has something to gain by turning to the Lord in illness. While He may not cure or stop an ailment, he will provide in other ways.
"'I have seen their ways, but I will heal them. I will guide them and reward them with comfort. And for those who mourn, I will create reason for praise: utter prosperity to those far and near, and I will heal them,' says the Lord."
The Good News: The Lord heals from all things, even deep despair like loss. Soon your mourning will again turn into praise for Him as He guides you through tough times.
"But now, I will heal and mend them. I will make them whole and bless them with an abundance of peace and security.”
The Good News: He will always protect you.
"So they cried out to the Lord in their distress, and God saved them from their desperate circumstances. God gave the order and healed them; he rescued them from their pit. Let them thank the Lord for his faithful love and his wondrous works for all people."
The Good News: All you need is a little prayer, and He will be there.
“Whenever you cry out to me, I’ll answer. I’ll be with you in troubling times. I’ll save you and glorify you. I’ll fill you full with old age. I’ll show you my salvation.”
The Good News: When your heart is under strife, call upon the Lord through prayer, and He will answer you. He will guide you to salvation and to happier times.
“Peace I leave with you. My peace, I give you. I give to you not as the world gives. Don’t be troubled or afraid.”
The Good News: The gift of peace is greater than any riches can bring. Have faith that the Lord will guide you toward a peaceful future.
“Come to me, all you who are struggling hard and carrying heavy loads, and I will give you rest. Put on my yoke, and learn from me. I’m gentle and humble. And you will find rest for yourselves. My yoke is easy to bear, and my burden is light.”
The Good News: Rest your weary souls with the Lord, and He will grant you peace of mind, body, and soul. In the harshest days, God is your Savior and will cradle your pain away with His love.
Elizabeth Berry (she/her) is the Updates Editor at the Good Housekeeping Institute where she optimizes lifestyle content across verticals. Prior to this role, she was an Editorial Assistant for Woman’s Day where she covered everything from gift guides to recipes. She also has experience fact checking commerce articles and holds a B.A. in English and Italian Studies from Connecticut College.
Kate Franke (she/her) is the editorial assistant at Woman’s Day. She loves all things lifestyle, home, and market related. Kate has a BAJMC in Magazine Media and BA in Writing from Drake University. She is a proud ASME alum whose work has appeared in Food Network Magazine, The Pioneer Woman Magazine, Better Homes & Gardens, Modern Farmhouse Style, Beautiful Kitchens & Baths, and more. Next to writing, Kate’s two favorite things are chai lattes and pumpkin bread!
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