To Love a Rose: An Ethiopian Adoption Journal

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Scriptures for Healing!

I had a conversation with my dad last night over the phone about the TTC journey Mr. C and I have been on.  He knows it's been rough, but he also pointed out to me that as a Christian it's up to ME to be proactive in my faith.  God wants to heal us.  He desperately does; but we can "bind his hands" with disbelief, incorrect thinking (ie: "God is punishing me" or "God is trying to teach me something"), and confessing more pain and suffering over ourselves with our mouths.

He (my dad) had a good point.  He said that the Bible is over-flowing with promises that God made to mankind.  It's up to us to find them and repeat them in faith, reminding God that he has promised to give us "the desires of our hearts".

So, I dug around in my Bible, and found these amazing scriptures about God's desire and ability to heal us.  I hope they uplift you as much as they did me!  Enjoy!

***all scriptures are quoted from the Living Bible version***

"Yet is was our grief he bore, our sorrows that weighed him down.  And we thought his troubles were a punishment from God, for his own sins!  But he was wounded and bruised for our sins.  He was chastised that we might have peace; he was lashed - and WE were HEALED." -Isaiah 53:4-5

"That evening several demon-possessed people were brought to Jesus; and when he spoke a single word, all the demons fled; and all the sick were healed.  This fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah, 'He took our sicknesses and bore our diseases'." -Matthew 8:16-17

"He personally carried the load of our sins in his own body when he died on the cross, so that we can be finished with sin and live a good life from now on.  For his wounds have healed ours!" -1 Peter 2:24

"But Christ has bought us out from under the doom of that impossible system by taking the curse for our wrong-doing upon himself.  For it is written in the scripture, 'Anyone who is hanged on a tree is cursed'." -Galations 3:13

"If you will listen to the voice of the Lord your God, and obey it, and do what is right, then I will not make you suffer the diseases I send on the Egyptians, for I am the Lord who heals you." -Exodus 15:26

"You shall the serve the Lord your God only; then I will bless you with food and water, and I will take away sickness from among you.  There will be NO MISCARRIAGES nor BARRENNESS throughout your land, and you will live out the full quota of the days of your life." -Exodus 23:25-26

"For the eyes of the Lord search back and forth across the whole earth, looking for people whose hearts are perfect toward him, so that he can show his great power in helping them.  What a fool you have been!  From now on, you shall have wars." -2 Chronicles 16:9

"How then can evil overtake me or any plague come near?" -Psalm 91:10

"I will satisfy him with a full life and give him my salvation." -Psalm 91:16

"Yes, I will bless the Lord and not forget the glorious things he does for me.  He forgives all my sins.  He heals me." -Psalm 103:2-3

"He spoke, and they were healed - snatched from the door of death." -Psalm 107:20

"So also is my Word.  I send it out and it always produces fruit.  It shall accomplish all I want it to, and prosper everywhere I send it." -Isaiah 55:11

"But whatever is good and perfect comes to us from God, the creator of all light, and he shines forever without change or shadow." -James 1:17

"Look!  A leper is approaching.  He kneels before him, worshiping.  'Sir,' the leper pleads, 'if you want to, you can heal me.'  Jesus touches the man.  'I want to,' he says.  'Be healed.'  And instantly the leprosy disappears." -Matthew 8:2-3

"And you no doubt know that Jesus of Nazareth was anointed by God with the Holy Spirit and with power, and he went around doing good and healing all who were possessed by demons, for God was with him." -Acts10:38

"The thief's purpose is to steal, kill, and destroy.  My purpose is to give life in all its fullness." -John 10:10

"Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever." -Hebrews 13:8

"In solemn truth I tell you, anyone believing in me shall do the same miracles I have done, and even greater ones, because I am going to be with the Father." -John 14:12

"Is anyone sick?  He should call for the elders of the church and they should pray over him and pour a little oil upon him, calling on the Lord to heal him.  And their prayer, if offered in faith, will heal him, for the Lord will make him well; and if his sickness was caused by some sin, the Lord will forgive him." -James 5:14-15

"Dear friend, I am praying that all is well with you and that your body is as healthy as I know your soul is." -3 John 2

"Dear young friends, you belong to God and have already won your fight with those who are against Christ, because there is someone in your hearts who is stronger than any evil teacher in this wicked world." -1 John 4:4

"This is the absolute truth - you can say to this Mount of Olives, 'Rise up and fall into the Mediterranean,' and your command will be obeyed.  All that's required is that you really believe and have no doubt!  Listen to me!  You can pray for anything, and if you believe, you have it; it is yours!"  -Mark11:23-24

Aren't those GREAT promises?!  I am so over-whelmed today.  I have been allowing past failures to cloud my knowledge of God and his promises.  I'm going to try so hard to stand on these words in faith from here on out!

I hope you're having a wonderful day in your part of the world!

Mucho Besos,

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