Encouraging Bible Verses for the Sick: To a sick person, nothing is so uplifting than some encouraging bible verses that give hope and build the faith. At times, one’s faith is tested through sickness, but the word of God always assures us that all things work for the good for those who love the Lord. Sometimes it may look like God is far away especially for someone with a terminal illness, but even in such situation God’s sovereignty still remains
Below we have looked at some encouraging bible verses that you can read out or send out to a sick friend or relative
Encouraging Bible Verses for the Sick
Our Lord Jesus Christ Heals the Sick
23 Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom, and healing every disease and sickness among the people.
24 News about him spread all over Syria, and people brought to him all who were ill with various diseases, those suffering severe pain, the demon-possessed, those having seizures, and the paralyzed; and he healed them.
25 Large crowds from Galilee, the Decapolis,[a] Jerusalem, Judea and the region across the Jordan followed him.
Our Lord is the same yesterday, today and forevermore. In these verses the Lord healed all kinds of ailments and He still does the same today.
God can use anyone to show us that He cares
Matthew 25:34-40 (NIV)
34 “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world.
35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in,
36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’
37 “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink?
38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you?
39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’
40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’
Sometimes God answers our prayers in the least way expected. In the above verses Jesus how the actions done to those in need were in return done to Him. God may comfort you directly but at times He will use the people around you to give the encouragement you need during times sickness
Like in Paul situation, sometimes God will not remove our infirmity but He will give us the strength we need to run the race of this life
2 Corinthians 12:7-10
7 or because of these surpassingly great revelations. Therefore, in order to keep me from becoming conceited, I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me.
8 Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me.
9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.
10 That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
Don’t be afraid to ask for prayers, prayers offered in faith can do wonders
James 5:14-15 (NIV)
14 Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord. 15 And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise them up. If they have sinned, they will be forgiven.
Love the Lord and worship, He will bless your food and water, and sickness will disappear from you and your family
Exodus 23:25 (NIV)
25 Worship the Lord your God, and his blessing will be on your food and water. I will take away sickness from among you,
Even when the doctors have said there is no option, don’t let go of your faith in the Lord.
Mark 6:56 (NIV)
56 And wherever he went—into villages, towns or countryside—they placed the sick in the marketplaces. They begged him to let them touch even the edge of his cloak, and all who touched it were healed.
Remember there are those who were healed by just touching the edge of his cloak, it not the cloak the healed them but faith that God can heal them
It does not matter the days you have been sick, when the Lord heals you, He will take away all the infirmities
John 5: 6-8 (NIV)
When Jesus saw him lying there, and knew that he already had been in that condition a long time, He said to him, “Do you want to be made well?”
7 The sick man answered Him, “Sir, I have no man to put me into the pool when the water is stirred up; but while I am coming, another steps down before me.”
8 Jesus said to him, “Rise, take up your bed and walk.” 9 And immediately the man was made well, took up his bed, and walked.