Look around and understand that fear has taken hold of every nation and the entire world has fallen captive to the fears that we are fed by media, politicians, drug companies, the medical industry, news reporters, non profits, schools, movies, advertisers, people and businesses!
We have gone so far in the wrong direction of trusting God that we can’t even see how ridiculous the things we say and do really are. If we say that we believe in God, and that we are Christians, how can we live in fear? Fear means that we are doubting God, and His word. That is a sin, and there are consequences for sins in our lives. The first being that it allows an open door for Satan to enter. Satan hates all mankind and his plan is to steal, kill and destroy every human life that he finds to devour!
As we go about our lives, we hear and see many opportunities that are trying to instill fear in us, but we don’t have to allow that fear to gain a foot hold into our lives. You can choose to believe a bad medical report that you receive, or you can deny that news and speak God’s word over any sickness in your life. God’s word is truth, and Spirit filled life, so if you stand firmly rooted in God’s truths, nothing can destroy you, not even Cancer or natural disasters!
As we walk through these days on the earth, God has only given us two crucial commandments that will keep us secure. The first being to love Him with all our heart, soul and minds. The second is to love each other. If the only thing that God wants us to know is love, what would be the reason for this? Is it not because love is the only thing that is able to destroy evil completely? Perfect love casts out fear, and that perfect love comes straight from God. Once we know the love of God, it is then possible that we can love others without confinement. Love forgives, love is generous, love is peaceful, love is uplifting, love is merciful, love is kindness, love is God. If you have everything, but don’t have love, you have nothing.
I copied several scriptures below to help remind any readers of how God’s word is our confidence and reassurance to not live in fear, and to not fall victim to the lies of what we see, is what we have to have. Speak life over your hurt, sickness and sorrow. God’s word is Spirit filled life.
Here are scriptures that you can speak over sickness:
Exodus 15:26 I am the LORD that healeth thee [Jehovah Rapha]. This is the verse where God reveals Himself as Jehovah Rapha (the Lord who heals you). The Old Testament was written in Hebrew and Chaldea. In the original Hebrew text, the Jewish National Name of God “Yahweh or Jehovah” is translated into the English as “LORD” (all caps). The Hebrew word “rapha” means: “healing, cure, mending, stitching up, medicine, physician, repair, to be made whole, to invigorate.”
Exodus 23:25-26 Worship the LORD your God, and His blessing will be on your food and water. I will take away sickness from among you, and none will miscarry or be barren in your land. I will give you a full life span.
Deuteronomy 7:15 And the LORD will remove from you all sickness.
Psalms 30:2 O LORD my God, I cried unto thee, and thou hast healed me.
Psalms 92:12-15 The righteous will flourish like a palm tree, they will grow like a cedar of Lebanon; planted in the house of the LORD, they will flourish in the courts of our God. They will still bear fruit in old age, they will stay fresh and green, proclaiming, “The LORD is upright; he is my Rock, and there is no wickedness in him.”
Psalms 103:2-5 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 107:20 He sent his Word, and healed them, and delivered them from destruction.
Psalms 118:17 I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the LORD.
Psalms 147:2-3 The LORD builds up Jerusalem; He gathers together the outcasts of Israel. He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.
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.
Proverbs 4:20-22 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.
Proverbs 12:18b The tongue of the wise is health.
Proverbs 13:12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but when the desire comes, it is a tree of life.
Proverbs 13:17b A faithful ambassador is health.
Proverbs 14:30 A sound heart is the life of the flesh.
Proverbs 15:4a The tongue that brings healing is a tree of life.
Proverbs 15:30 A cheerful look brings joy to the heart, and good news gives health to the bones.
Proverbs 16:24 Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.
Proverbs 17:22 A merry heart doeth good like a medicine.
Proverbs 18:21 Death and Life is in the power of the tongue.
Isaiah 38:16 You restored me to health and let me live.
Isaiah 53:5 But He (Jesus) was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon Him; and with His stripes [from the scourging and beatings] we are healed.
Isaiah 54:17 No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD.
Isaiah 55:11 So shall My Word be that goes forth from My mouth; it shall not return to Me void, but it shall accomplish what I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.
Isaiah 57:18-19 I have seen his ways, but I will heal him; I will lead him and restore comfort to him and to his mourners, creating the praise of the lips. Peace, Peace to him who is far and to him who is near, says the LORD, and I will heal him.
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 58:11 The LORD will guide you continually and satisfy your soul in drought. And strengthen your bones. You shall be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail.
Isaiah 61:1-3 (xref Luke 4:18-19) The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; He hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound. To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn. To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees [oaks] of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that He might be glorified.
Isaiah 61:7-8a Instead of your shame you will have a double portion; and instead of humiliation you will shout for joy over your portion. Therefore, you shall possess a double portion in your land, and everlasting joy will be yours. For I, the LORD, love justice.
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 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you a hope and a future.
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.
Jeremiah 31:3-4 I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore I have drawn you with lovingkindness. Again I will build you and you will be rebuilt … again you will take up your tambourines, and go forth to the dances of the merrymakers.
Jeremiah 33:6 Behold, I will bring you health and cure, and I will cure you, and will reveal unto you the abundance of peace and truth.
Ezekiel 34:16 I will search for the lost and bring back the strays. I will bind up the injured and strengthen the weak.
Ezekiel 37:3-10 And He said to me, “Son of man, can these bones live?” So I answered, “O Lord GOD, You know.” Again He said to me, “Prophesy to these bones, and say to them, ‘O dry bones, hear the Word of the LORD!’ Thus says the Lord GOD to these bones: “Surely I will cause breath to enter into you, and you shall live.” Then He said to me, “Prophesy to the breath, prophesy, son of man, and say to the breath, ‘Thus says the Lord GOD: “Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe on these smitten, that they may live.’” So I prophesied as He commanded me, and breath came into them, and they lived, and stood upon their feet. (The breath of God refers to the Holy Spirit who quickens our mortal bodies—Romans 8:11.)
Ezekiel 47:12 (xref Rev 22:1-2) All kinds of fruit trees will grow along the riverbanks. The leaves will never turn brown and fall, and there will always be fruit. There will be a new crop every month—without fail! For they are watered by the river flowing from the Sanctuary. The fruit will be for food and the leaves for medicine.
Joel 3:10 Let the weak say, ‘I am strong.’
Nahum 1:9 Affliction will not rise up a second time.
Malachi 4:2 But unto you that fear My Name shall the Sun of Righteousness arise with healing in His wings.
Scriptures of Hope :
Psalms 30:5 Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.
Psalms 34:18 The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.
Psalms 42:11 Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? Hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise Him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.
Psalms 69:32b Your heart shall live (be rejuvenated) that seek God.
Zechariah 4:6-7 This is the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, “Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit, saith the LORD of hosts.” Who art thou, O great mountain? Before Zerubbabel thou shalt become a [level] plain. xref Mark 11:23
Isaiah 65:24 And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear.
Isaiah 66:14 You shall see it, and your heart shall rejoice; your bones shall flourish like new grass.
Jeremiah 1:12 Then the LORD said to me, “You have seen well, for I am ready to perform My word.”
Psalms 91:9-11 Because thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation, there shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling. For He shall give His angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.
Psalms 91:16 With long life will I satisfy him, and show him My salvation.