Our God is a loving God. He can heal us in many ways that we need him to: physical, mental, emotional, or financial. But for Him to heal us, we must pray for His healing. We need to show our faith and trust in God!
In addition to praying to God for healing, you can read the Bible. Most people don’t realize that by reading the Bible, you can be healed, too. The Bible isn’t magical, but it can prepare your mind and your spirit for being healed. If you have faith and open your mind up to the chance to be healed… you will be.
Pray to God for healing… but also, please read our Bible verses and meditate on the on healing you need. Just remember: God IS there for you! Below are the top 13 Bible verses that you should read for healing!
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 means that our God will bless all of our provisions for us – so that even bread and water can take our sickness away from us. No, this doesn’t mean that there is some magical cure for what ails us, but all of God’s love and blessings will go into every bite we eat and every sip we take. God’s healing will be a part of many things around us.
Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;
This verse reminds us that our God will not only forgive our sins and imperfections, He will also heal us from all of our afflictions. This may be simple and short, but that doesn’t make it any less true. In fact, the small verse helps us see the big picture: not only does God forgive us He also HEALS us!
He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.
It only takes one word from God for us to be healed. His love and power is unimaginable – but we do know that our Lord God will take care of us. And all that he needs to do is say the word that we are healed and we will be. Our God is amazing! We should remember this as we pray to Him for healing!
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.
Even if the world sees you as an outcast, if you are a faithful Christian God will provide you healing. He will restore your health and treat your wounds, just as long as you pray for the healing He can provide. A lot of times, people may not understand your need for healing or why you should turn to God. As long as you keep God in your heart and in your mind, you can talk to Him and then receive His healing.
And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people.
This verse in the book of Matthew is proof that God can heal our illnesses. When Jesus walked the earth, He healed many people and even brought Lazarus back from the dead. What more proof do we need of God’s healing love? All we need to do is ask for it!
But when Jesus heard that, he said unto them, They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick.
Sometimes when we seek healing, it is not because we are physically ill. It is because that mentally, we are not well. This type of illness can have many forms: anxiety, worry, paranoia, depression, anger, frustration, greed, envy or even lust. But have faith! Our God can heal us of these afflictions as well. Just because YOU cannot see your illness, it doesn’t mean that God can’t. Pray to God for mental and spiritual healing… your life will be better after you do!
Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.
This verse speaks of the healers on Earth that God empowers. There are those on Earth who help to spread God’s work and healing just as the disciples did. These people should live by the thought that “freely ye have received, freely give.” God has healed them at no cost, so they should give this healing for free as well. If you go to someone on Earth to help with your illness, remember this: those faithful people who could help you should not rob your pocket. Do not be taken in by liars or fools… trust in God’s ability to heal. And trust those who love God as well.
And Jesus went forth, and saw a great multitude, and was moved with compassion toward them, and he healed their sick.
If you need to understand God’s desire to heal us, look at the actions of Jesus, His only Son! Jesus was moved with compassion to heal many people, regardless of their background, as long as they would let Him! This should speak volumes to us of God’s love. Jesus, who would later be crucified, was compassionate and cared for the sick. He saw sheep without a shepherd and he wanted to be the one to lead them, take care of them and heal them.
And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;
God gave the apostles the power to heal the sick and to spread the good word. I think that in this day and age, we should use this verse as a word of advice: healing from God can come in many forms. Do not think that healing only comes in a vision or in a mystical way. God will use the world around us to show us how to be healed, if He does not heal us Himself!
How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.
God anointed Jesus with the Holy Spirit – this gave him the power to heal the sick and help the downtrodden. He did this because our God WANTS us to be healed and to live a happy, fulfilled Christian life. God has a plan for us, but He does not want us to suffer. That is why He gave His only Son the power to heal many – to prove to us that He loves us!
Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord:
This verse illustrates that other faithful Christians can help us heal. If others gather to pray with us and for us, we can find healing in a variety of ways. We will feel loved by others and strong, so this can help us through rough times. Not only that, but it will help us receive healing from God. So do not be afraid to approach the fellow members of your church when you are feeling ill or full of woe – they are there to support you!
Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.
This verse also speaks of just how powerful the prayers of other Christians can be. If you pray for others, just as they pray for you, you can help them heal. If a faithful, righteous person prays, God hears it. So do your best to pray for others when they need healing, so one day you can receive healing because others have prayed for you.
1 Peter 2:24
Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.
This verse in the book of Peter reminds us that Jesus died for our sins… and what more proof do we need that God loves us and wants us to be healed? He sacrificed Jesus, His only Son, so that our sins may be forgiven. He healed us from the sins that doomed us – He can also heal us from any ailment that we have.
Trust in God. If you need to be healed, He can heal you. Live a righteous life, pray to God, and ask your fellow Christians for prayers as well. If you do these things, you CAN find ways to be healed… they might just be not what you expect!