WebDef: Health

Health /helTH/ – Noun: Well-being, including freedom from injury or illness. Wellness. Wholeness.

Health. Wellness. It's all wrapped up together, and our scripture has a lot to say about how to get from here to wellness, and how we walk as ministers along a healer's path. We invite you to get to know our Spiritual-Holistic-Inquiry-Process, or SHIP, is an evaluation framework that can help you in your work as you assess overall well-being. Also, below are a few verses on health and wellness, that can be helpful in your prayer practice:

Bible Verses on Health & Wellness

  • A calm and peaceful and tranquil heart is life and health to the body, But passion and envy are like rottenness to the bones. – Prov. 14:30 (AMP)
  • Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.y. – Prov. 16:24 (KJV)
  • A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones. – Prov. 17:22 (KJV)
  • Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth. 3 John 1:2 (KJV)
  • 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. – Exod. 23:25 (KJV)
  • Casting all your cares [all your anxieties, all your worries, and all your concerns, once and for all] on Him, for He cares about you [with deepest affection, and watches over you very carefully].. – 1 Peter 5:7 (AMP)
  • Have mercy upon me, O Lord; for I am weak: O Lord, heal me; for my bones are vexed. – Ps. 6:2 (KJV)
  • The Lord will strengthen him upon the bed of languishing: thou wilt make all his bed in his sickness. Ps. 41:3 (KJV)
  • He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds Ps. 147:3 (KJV)
  • 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. – Isaiah 38:16 (KJV)
  • 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 – Isaiah 53:5 (KJV)
  • I have seen his ways, and will heal him: I will lead him also, and restore comforts unto him and to his mourners. I create the fruit of the lips; Peace, peace to him that is far off, and to him that is near, saith the Lord; and I will heal him. – Isaiah 57:18-19 (KJV)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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. – Jeremiah 30:17 (KJV)

Verses About Being a Healer

  • Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy, drive out demons. Freely you have received; freely give. – Matt. 10:8
  • While you stretch out your hand to heal, and signs and wonders are performed through the name of your holy servant Jesus. – Acts 4:30
  • Is anyone among you sick? 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. And the prayer of faith will save the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up. – James 5:14-15

Biblically Based Affirmations for Health and Overcoming Fear of Death

  • "I love my neighbor as myself, which includes healthy self-regard, knowing I am fearfully and wonderfully made. – Psalm 139:14
  • "I walk in freedom, and am not condemned. – Romans 8:1
  • "I have no fear of death, because I lean on Jesus, the Way and the Truth and the Life. – John 14:1-6

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