43 Powerful Bible Verses For Healing and Strength

By David Small •  Updated: 05/06/21 •  10 min read

Do you need divine healing and Strength? Life does not always give us what we expect or even hope for.

Many more know what it is like to live with a disease, an illness, or chronic pain that will not go away. We all need healing in one way or another. Healing that only God can give.

In a time of spiritual, emotional, or physical pain, we can rely on the healing word of God to comfort our souls and lead us to health.

We have selected a collection of Bible verses about healing and strength that you can use as a source in difficult times.

Biblical promises about healing

Healing is a blessing that every Christian has access to through the name of Jesus. Here are ten promises gleaned from the Bible concerning Divine healing; by faith, take possession of these promises!

1. James 5:15-16

And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him; and if he has committed sins, they shall be forgiven him. 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.

2. Mark 16:17-18

And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues. Shall take up serpents, and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.

3. Isaiah 53:5

But he was wounded for our transgressions. He was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him, and with his stripes, we are healed.

4. 1 Peter 2:24

Who his 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.

5. Psalm 41:2-4

The LORD will preserve him, and keep him alive, and he shall be blessed upon the earth: And thou wilt not deliver him unto the will of his enemies. The LORD will strengthen him upon the bed of languishing: Thou wilt make all his bed in his sickness. I said, LORD, be merciful unto me: Heal my soul; for I have sinned against thee.

6. Psalm 103:2-3

Bless the LORD, O my soul, And forget not all his benefits. Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; Who healeth all thy diseases;

7. Isaiah 58:8

Then shall thy light break forth as the morning, and thine health shall spring forth speedily: and thy righteousness shall go before thee; the glory of the LORD shall be thy reward.

Bible Verses to Overcome the Trial of Illness

God leaves no one alone in pain and sickness, and his word is a powerful strengthener to regain Strength and courage in the most critical moments.

Bible verses are recommended to guide the believer in his day-to-day personal life, and especially in times of anguish or worry when we are ill or ill, for example. 

The Bible verses are real supports to guide the believer in his personal life from day today. 

8. Jeremiah 17:14 

Heal me, O LORD, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved: for thou art my praise.

9. Jeremiah 30:17

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.

10. Matthew 8:17 

It might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses.

11. Matthew 11:5 

The blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hears, the dead are raised, and the poor have the gospel preached to them.

Bible Verses about Physical healing and Strength

During his ministry, Jesus Christ took countless actions to save us from sin. But he was not only interested in spiritual health but also in physical health, as reflected in numerous texts in the Bible.

Throughout the scripture, references to situations of physical healing on the part of Christ are abundant.

12. Proverbs 3:7-8

Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil. It shall be health to thy navel, And marrow to thy bones.

13. Mark 9:23

Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.

14. 1 Peter 5:10

But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.

15. Psalm 41:3

The LORD will strengthen him upon the bed of languishing: Thou wilt make all his bed in his sickness.

16. Psalm 103:3

Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; Who healeth all thy diseases;

17. 2 Corinthians 12:9-10 

Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.

18. 3 John 1:2

Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.

19. Isaiah 53: 5 

But he was wounded for our transgressions. He was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him, and with his stripes, we are healed.

20. Matthew 10:1 

And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease.

21. Romans 8:11

But if the Spirit of him that raised Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.

Bible verses about sickness

Although facing an illness is never easy, those who believe in God have great advantages over the rest.

In the Holy Scriptures are abundant references to the disease of the body and the soul in which we will find the necessary support to overcome any health problem.

These verses are excellent allies against any disease and ideal to dedicate to your family or friends in delicate situations regarding their health.

22. John 11:4 

When Jesus heard that, he said, This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God might be glorified thereby.

23. James 5:16

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.

24. 1 Peter 2:24 

Himself 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.

25. Exodus 15:26 

And said, If thou wilt diligently hearkens to the voice of the LORD thy God, and wilt does that which is right in his sight. Wilt give ear to his commandments and keep all His statutes. I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the LORD that healeth thee.

26. Jeremiah 17:14 

Heal me, O LORD, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved: for thou art my praise.

27. Romans 8:2

For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.

Encouraging verses about divine Strength

When we face insurmountable challenges, we can turn to the Almighty. Its regenerative Strength can help us face our fears and accomplish the impossible.

28. 2 Timothy 1:7

For God hath not given us the Spirit of fear, but power, and of love, and a sound mind.

29. Exodus 15:2

The LORD is my strength and song, And he is become my salvation: He is my God, and I will prepare him a habitation; My father’s God, and I will exalt him.

30. 2 Samuel 22:3

In him, the God of my rock will I trust: He is my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower, and my refuge, My savior; thou savest me from violence.

31. 1 Chronicle 29:12

Both riches and honor come of thee, and thou reignest overall, and in thine hand is power and might, and in thine hand, it is to make great and give strength unto all.

32. Nehemiah 8:10

Then he said unto them, Go your way, eat the fat, and drink the sweet, and send portions unto them for whom nothing is prepared: for this day is holy unto our Lord: neither be ye sorry; for the joy of the LORD is your Strength.

33. Isaiah 12:2

Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the LORD JEHOVAH is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation.

34. Isaiah 25:4

For thou hast been a strength to the poor, a strength to the needy in his distress, a refuge from the storm, a shadow from the heat, when the blast of the terrible ones is as a storm against the wall.

35. Isaiah 40:29-31

But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary, and they shall walk, and not faint.

God wants you in good health.

The Bible often speaks of miraculous healing through the work of Jesus Christ and faith in God. Our Lord can provide physical and spiritual healing.

Do not give up! God promises greater things in the future, a future full of promise and hope! This collection of scriptures on healing will give you encouragement, Strength, and comfort as you focus on the healing power of God.

36. Psalm 107:19-20

Then they cry unto the LORD in their trouble, And he saveth them out of their distresses. He sent his word, and healed them, And delivered them from their destructions.

37. Lamentations 3:22-23

It is of the LORD’s mercies that we are not consumed Because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: Great is thy faithfulness.

38. Isaiah 57:8

Behind the doors also and the posts hast thou set up thy remembrance: for thou hast discovered thyself to another than me, and art gone up; thou hast enlarged thy bed, and made thee a covenant with them; thou lovedst their bed where thou sawest it.

39. Acts 10:38 

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.

Bible Verses to heal the heart

Sin, abuse, neglect, rejection, betrayal … all cause great emotional and spiritual pain that hurts just as much as physical pain.

God, our Great Physician, can ultimately heal our broken hearts and bind up our wounds, healing us and making us whole.

Spiritual and emotional healing is often a process with steps that we need to put into action. Use the following Bible verses to guide your heart and mind toward full recovery.

40. Psalm 147:3

He healeth the broken in heart, And bindeth up their wounds.

41. Ephesians 6:13

Wherefore take unto you the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

42. 1 Kings 8:39

then hear thou in heaven thy dwelling place, and forgive, and do, and give to every man according to his ways, whose heart thou knowest; (for thou, even thou only, knowest the hearts of all the children of men;)

43. Philippians 4:7

And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

In conclusion

The Bible teaches that when we pray for healing, we must do so in the name of Jesus, who, according to Isaiah 53, healed our diseases with his wounds on the cross.

Read one passage a day, meditate, believe in your heart, and confess with your mouth until you receive the healing you need.

David Small

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