These verses offer hope, comfort, and strength to those seeking encouragement and healing.

Whether dealing with physical illness, emotional pain, or any other struggle, turn to these  27 Bible Verses for encouragement and healing.

The Bible contains verses that offer encouragement and healing to those struggling or going through difficult times. Here are just a few examples:

Bible Verses for Encouragement and Healing

The Bible is a source of comfort and encouragement for many people, and many verses can offer hope, healing, and strength in times of need.

Whether facing a problematic situation, experiencing sadness or hopelessness, or simply seeking guidance and inspiration, turning to the Bible can be a helpful and supportive practice.


Jeremiah 17:14 – God is the source of our healing.

Behold, I will bring it health and cure, and I will cure them, and will reveal unto them the abundance of peace and truth.

Jeremiah 17:14 (KJV)

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We are called, like Jeremiah, to be faithful in the work that God has given us to do. We are not to be discouraged if our lives appear mundane or our ministries appear ineffective.

We are called to be faithful to the point of death, like Jeremiah, to receive healing, deliverance, and the eternal reward God has prepared for those who love and trust Him.

Let us ask the Lord to heal and save us from whatever wounds or ailments we discover in our hearts and consciences so that our souls may exalt his name.

His hands have the power to mend shattered hearts and bind up troubled consciences; he can also heal the worst human ailments.

Psalms 103:1-5 – Our iniquities can barricade our healing

Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name. Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases; Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies; Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle’s.

 Psalms 103:1-5 (KJV)

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God’s concern for our bodies is a beautiful additional advantage. He heals us in this life in both natural and supernatural ways. In the future, He promises that all His people will be completely healed.

Our lives will be delighted as a result of God’s work, both in terms of what He saves us from and what He rescues us towards.

God desires to bring fulfillment into our lives through extraordinary things, different from amusement or pleasure. His people draw power and vigor from this fulfillment.


 Psalms 147:2-4 – God builds those who call on Him.

The LORD doth build up Jerusalem: he gathereth together the outcasts of Israel. He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds. He telleth the number of the stars; he calleth them all by their names.

 Psalms 147:2-4 (KJV)

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To give himself and others a reason to adore God, the psalmist describes the goodness and greatness of God.

God is concerned for both people and communities, and his primary attention is directed toward those who are hurt, including the brokenhearted and the injured.

Through disappointment, hearts are shattered, and bereavement tears hearts apart. This world is heartbreaking in a thousand ways, and Christ is adept at mending all kinds of heartbreak.

The same God who watches over the humble person also knows and calls each star by name. His magnificence spans the expanse of the cosmos and the needs of the individual.

Job 5:17-20 – God’s correction leads us to our healing.

Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty: For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole. He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee. In famine he shall redeem thee from death: and in war from the power of the sword.

Job 5:17-20 (KJV)

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Eliphaz used poetic power to emphasize that Job’s problems result from God correcting His sinful children, and Job is one of those wicked children.

Eliphaz did not want to drive Job to despair, and he believed that Job should not belittle this corrective work in his life but rather submit to it, repent of his sin, and learn from it.

When we face ugly situations in life, God sees all and, in His faithfulness, will not forsake us.

He knows how to fix us up and make us whole again, and he has promised that affliction shall not rise the second time.

Trust God for your body, for when He heals, He will not allow you to pass through the such fire again.


 Matthew 4:23 – There’s no impossibility in God.

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.

 Matthew 4:23 (KJV)

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These verses confirm that Jesus is sent to heal, and I understand and believe that God desires all of His children to be healthy and experience abundant life.

The “kingdom of God’s” most notable expression is that it represents a brand-new way of living defined by productive existence.

Jesus therefore arrives and takes a stand against anything that aims to deprive God’s children of life, health, and happiness.

Matthew 9:35 – Jesus heals

And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people.

 Matthew 9:35 (KJV)

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Matthew summarizes Jesus’ ministry in Galilee up to this point. As He traveled from town to town throughout the region, Jesus did three specific things: He taught in synagogues and preached the gospel of the Kingdom of God. God cured every disease and ailment.

Age and times can not limit Godin healing the brokenhearted; He is the same God of yesterday, today, and forever. Whatever you are struggling with, He knows and will give you the healing you need.


Proverbs 12:18 – God’s word is paramount.

There is that speaketh like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise is health.

 Proverbs 12:18 (KJV)

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Here is a valuable and powerful proverb explaining how you can be a great danger or benefit to others.

Your speech can cause more harm or good, more pain or profit, than any other aspect of you. Wise men learn to rule their tongues and words only to help others.

Christians should always speak graciously, seasoned with gentle correction and wise counsel.

Your speech should be regarded as a source of life for others, and it should be admired for its sweetness, health, and beauty.

If only a few friends and family members approach you for conversation, you should examine your speech. The rule does not lie. If you have few close friends, then you must be verbally offensive.


2 Chronicles 7:14-Humility is the key to healing

If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

2 Chronicles 7:14 (KJV)

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This beautiful promise is made in God’s promise to grant prayer requests.

God promised to give us something special if we humble ourselves, pray, and seek his face.

When the Israelites were residing in the Land God had promised them, the term “My people who are called by My name” was first used to refer to them.

But even today, the same God who gave Israel this promise still rules in the heavens and will answer the prayers of His lowly people.

God promises to hear His humble, prayerful, seeking, and repentant people’s prayers, and he will bring His people forgiveness and healing to their Land.

Healing is used in both spiritual and physical ways throughout the Old Testament. Sometimes recovery is associated explicitly with forgiveness; other times, it is related to physical healing.

When applied to the Land, as it is here, it can refer to either bringing the exiles back to the Promised Land or restoring peace and security to the ground and its people.

Proverbs 13:17-Good deeds pay

A wicked messenger falleth into mischief: but a faithful ambassador is health.

Proverbs 13:17 (KJV)

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Here a messenger or ambassador demonstrates faithfulness and integrity. Wicked guys make mistakes, are easily sidetracked by silly distractions or pressure to compromise, and are neither dependable nor trustworthy.

A trustworthy person gives prosperity to people who rely on him since he completes the task as intended and anticipated. How frequently do you get lost?

Deals benefit from faithful men. In contrast to the harm caused by evil messengers, they are healthy for the transaction.

Believing that a man will do a task well is a blessing. Solomon says, “A trustworthy messenger is to those who send him as the cold of snow in the harvest season: for he refreshes the soul of his masters.’


Proverbs 16:24 – Our words matter

Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.

 Proverbs 16:24 (KJV)

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A good perfume can delight the heart in one second, and kind words can do the same when a friend offers heartfelt advice. Speech is a precious gift! The right words at the right time are lovely.

Do your words promote health, dear reader? Do you heal others through encouraging words, wise counsel, and gentle comfort? Or are your words piercing like a sword? Do your caustic, critical, calloused, or condemning words wound others? And do you add salt when you’re supposed to only season your speech with it?


Isaiah 26:3

Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.

Isaiah 26:3 (KJV)

Perfect peace is a beautiful promise. God promises that we can have perfect peace and be kept in perfect peace.

Recognize, dear soul, that it is a privilege for you to reside behind the two doors of God’s tender protection. If one assurance is insufficient, He will follow it up with a second and third. He says to thee, “Peace, peace.”


Luke 6:17-19

And he came down with them, and stood in the plain, and the company of his disciples, and a great multitude of people out of all Judaea and Jerusalem, and from the sea coast of Tyre and Sidon, which came to hear him, and to be healed of their diseases; And they that were vexed with unclean spirits: and they were healed. And the whole multitude sought to touch him: for there went virtue out of him, and healed them all.

Luke 6:17-19 (KJV)

It is important to note that all people who sought healing from Jesus were healed. There may have been thousands of people there, but everyone who was ill was made well.

The unclean spirits were expelled, and Jesus’ healing power spread over the group.

There is no discussion in this passage regarding their lack of faith or the degree of confidence they do or do not possess. Jesus effortlessly met everyone’s needs.

Jesus is still in the work of healing men; He will not despise you o chase you away. Turn to Him in faith. Speak to Him, for He is your father, and be rest assured that your healing will come.


 John 6:1-2

After these things Jesus went over the sea of Galilee, which is the sea of Tiberias. And a great multitude followed him, because they saw his miracles which he did on them that were diseased.

 John 6:1-2 (KJV)

To find our Lord Jesus amid a crowd, His hands always doing good deeds for others – healing the sick, raising the dead, giving sight to the blind, and feeding the hungry.

As a result, His miracles drew many people to Him, though not all of them effectively. Many people sought the gift rather than the Master. Nonetheless, He refuses to turn anyone away.

In Christ Jesus, healing is your inheritance and your bread. Ask for yours, and you shall have it.

3 John 1:2

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

3 John 1:2 (KJV)

God’s thought for us is for good and not for evil. He wishes that as we prosper in our spiritual life, staying healthy in our work with him, in the same manner, we have good health and flourish in it.

You may ask, why am I facing this terrible sickness if such a promise is for me? Jesus’ answer to Mary and her sister is that God will be glorified. Dear reader,  help will come to you, and God will be blessed.


Jeremiah 17:14

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

Jeremiah 17:14 (KJV)

These words teach us to pray to God more fervently and earnestly whenever obstacles come our way.

We should follow the Prophet’s lead in hiding under God’s protection and praying for healing since, in addition to appearing vicious, we will also be devoured by numerous corruptions unless God intervenes.

A general truth gleaned from this passage is that man cannot defend himself or keep himself safe to be preserved; instead, this is a peculiar kindness of God.

If man could defend himself to remain pure and unpolluted amid corruption, there is no doubt that Jeremiah would have been endowed with such a gift; however, he confesses that there is no hope of healing and salvation except through God’s.


Isaiah 38:16-17

Lord, by such things people live; and my spirit finds life in them. O LORD, by these things men live, and in all these things is the life of my spirit: so wilt thou recover me, and make me to live. Behold, for peace I had great bitterness: but thou hast in love to my soul delivered it from the pit of corruption: for thou hast cast all my sins behind thy back.

Isaiah 38:16-17 (KJV)

Hezekiah’s affliction, which caused him suffering, was actually for his good. God rescued him from the depths of corruption after He gazed upon him with compassionate compassion. He was delivered from the power of death by divine love.

At any time we encounter sickness, God, in his love, will look unpin with compassion and grant us healing. He will not remember our sins, not allow us to see corruption.

Isaiah 41:10

Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.

Isaiah 41:10 (KJV)

Life will turn out complex; the tunnel of life may appear darker than you think, the wave of life hitting hard on your boat.

But there is a word of assurance and encouragement from God in this verse. He said, ‘fear not’; there is no encouragement greater than this.

Knowing that God is in your boat should be why you should develop confidence and courage. Like David, encourage yourself in the Lord, for He can do all He has said.


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.

Isaiah 58:8 (KJV)

In our verse, God promised quick healing in our health, and it will break forth like the morning; morning, to an extent, represents good.

And God promises to give us good things, and healing is part of it.

We will not just see this healing only; his glory will rest on us and be our reward. Our righteousness, which we are privileged to have in him, will be seen by men.

Exodus 15:26

And said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and 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.

Exodus 15:26 (KJV)

God gradually revealed the many facets of His eternal character throughout the pages of Scripture, and it was to Moses that the Lord revealed Himself as Jehovah-Rapha – “I am the God Who heals you.”

God frequently heals the physical wounds and earthly diseases that plague our mortal bodies and strongly influence our minds and emotions.

However, the incomprehensible truth of Jehovah-Rapha is that His healing touch extends into the eternal and spiritual realms. I am the Lord and heal you in spirit, soul, and body.


 Exodus 23:25

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.

 Exodus 23:25 (KJV)

We are obligated to serve and worship God as He has directed us. And He will nourish and refresh us, keeping us healthy. God promised that we would be beneficial and free of ailments and diseases.


Deuteronomy 32:39

See now that I, even I, am he, and there is no god with me: I kill, and I make alive; I wound, and I heal: neither is there any that can deliver out of my hand.

 Deuteronomy 32:39 (KJV)

The text declares God’s personality and power in magnificent detail. He is the God who made all things in His power and glory and, as such, holds and controls everything in His wisdom.

God speaking about Himself, points out that He allows sickness to come our way; he has all it takes to save us and give us health.

We can further notice that when God sets to deliver us, no one can stop Him, and when He sets to destroy, no one can save us. Trust Him for your healing; when He does, it is permanent.


 Proverbs 17:22

A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.

 Proverbs 17:22 (KJV)

Discontentment is terrible for your health because all you can think about is what you don’t have, even if you have a lot. Allowing envy, bitterness, lust, resentment, or anger into your life invites God’s judgment and severe health problems.

Such an evil, a wicked disposition will dry up your health if you fall into depression and bitterness.

If, on the other hand, you are joyful, loving, thankful, peaceful, forgiving, and full of praise, you will find God’s blessing and a therapeutic balm for your body.

If you make the Lord the joy of your life, you will always have a reason to rejoice, no matter your circumstances. Because your heart, soul, and mind are relaxed, your nights will be peaceful and enjoyable.

Dear reader, give yourself a moment of happiness, for you will find healing in your spirit.


 Proverbs 4:20-24

My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings. Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart. For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh. Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life. Put away from thee a froward mouth, and perverse lips put far from thee. 
Proverbs 4:20-24 (KJV)

Someone leaning forward and dipping their head to hear better comes to mind when someone is asked to “incline [his] ear.” The idea is that these statements should not be passively absorbed but rather actively and thoughtfully considered.

If the listener doesn’t pay close attention to it, simply hearing wise advice is insufficient.

We read in our verse how God desires that we pay attention to the instruction He is giving us because His words are life and health to those who find it.

The first medicine to take in times of sickness is God’s word. For when you do, healing becomes your portion.


Whether you are a believer or simply seeking guidance and inspiration, the Bible can be a valuable resource for finding comfort, hope, and healing.

It’s important to remember that while the Bible can provide comfort and encouragement, it is not a substitute for professional medical or psychological care.

If you need healing, it is essential to seek help from qualified professionals in addition to seeking spiritual guidance.




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