The day I received the final results of my biopsies and discovered the seriousness of my breast cancer was a tough day. Words can never describe all I felt but numb, devastated, helpless, and hopeless are a few.
When I finally calmed down enough to think, I realized that I wasn’t alone in this battle. I had my loving and supportive family and a fantastic medical team. But most of all I had the Lord, and I knew that if I were going to beat this, it was going to be up to Him.
And I knew I had to trust Him for my healing. That night, I looked up every Bible verse I could find on healing. I typed them all out and printed them on card stock. I then took all those verses and placed them all over the house – on mirrors, doors, refrigerator, the headboard of my bed, everywhere. And throughout my treatment they remained, plastered all over my house.
As I found more verses, I added them to the collection. Every time I passed a card, I read it and claimed it.
I call them my healing promises from God.
I want to share these verses with you. If you are struggling with cancer or a disease that seems hopeless, hang on to these promises from God. He is greater than any illness, and He has the power to heal you.
Bible Verses on Healing and Hope
And Jesus said to him, “I will come and heal him.”
He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble;
I will deliver him and honor him,
With long life, I will satisfy him,
And show him my salvation.
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 God.
And He laid His hands on her,
And immediately she was made straight,
And she glorified God.
He giveth power to the faint;
And to them that have no might
He increaseth strength.
“For I know the plans I have for you,”
Says the Lord. “They are plans for good
And not for disaster, to give you a
Future and hope.”
A joyful heart is good medicine,
But a crushed spirit dries up the bones.
Oh Israel, can I not do to you
As this potter has done to his clay?
As the clay is in the potter’s hand,
So are you in my hand.
Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things
And be in health, just as your soul prospers.
3 John 1:2
The troubles of my heart are enlarged:
O bring thou me out of my distresses.
Look upon mine affliction and my pain;
And forgive all my sins
O Lord my God, I cried out to You,
And you healed me.
He sent out His word and healed them,
And delivered them from their destruction.
And the peace of God which passeth all understanding,
Shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
O Lord, by these things men live;
And in all these things is the life of my spirit;
So You will restore me and make me live.
For everything, there is a season,
And a time for every matter under heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die;
A time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;
A time to kill, and a time to heal;
A time to break down, and a time to build up.
Behold, I will bring it health and healing;
I will heal them and reveal to them
The abundance of peace and truth.
The Lord is my strength and shield;
My heart trusted in him, and I am helped:
Therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth;
And with my song, I will praise him.
For God hath not given us the spirit of fear;
But of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
2 Timothy 1:7
Then they cried out to the LORD in their trouble,
And he saved them out of their distresses.
He sent His word and healed them,
And delivered them from their destructions.
Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee:
He shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.
He hath delivered my soul in peace
From the battle that was against me:
For there were many with me.
Then your light shall break forth like the morning,
Your healing shall spring forth speedily,
And your righteousness shall go before you;
The glory of the LORD shall be your rear guard.
For I will restore health to you,
And your wounds I will heal, declares the Lord.
Come and let us return to the LORD;
For he has torn, but He will heal us;
He has stricken, but He will bind us up.
Who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree,
That we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness –
By whose stripes you were healed.
I Peter 2:24
Worship the LORD your God,
And His blessing will be on your food and water.
I will take away sickness from among you.
Heal me, O Lord and I shall be healed;
Save me, and I shall be saved,
For you are my praise.
Behold I will bring to it health and healing,
And I will heal them and reveal to them
Abundance of prosperity and security.
Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray.
Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing psalms.
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 sick, and the Lord will raise him up.
And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven.
I have seen his ways, and will heal him;
I will also lead him, and restore comforts to him
And to his mourners.
Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits:
Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases,
Who redeems your life from destruction,
Who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies,
Who satisfies your mouth with good things,
So that your youth is renewed like the eagles.
The Lord will sustain him upon his sickbed;
In his illness, You restore him to health.
Therefore, if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.
He (Jesus) said to her, “Daughter, your faith has healed you.
Go in peace and be freed from your suffering.”
Then Jesus answered and said to her,
“O woman, great is your faith! Let it be to you as you desire.”
And her daughter was healed from that very hour.
She is clothed with strength and dignity
And she laughs without fear of the future.
The Lord will fight for you.
You need only to be still.
Faith is being sure of what we hope for
And certain of what we do not see.
He will have no fear of bad news;
His heart is steadfast, trusting in the Lord.
In quietness and trust is your strength.
The God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ,
After you have suffered a little while,
Will restore you and make you strong, firm, and steadfast.
1 Peter 5:10
Whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.
“For I will restore health to you
And heal you of your wounds,” says the Lord.
Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.
Hebrews 10:23 NIV
Being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised.
Romans 4:21 NIV Referring to Abraham’s believing God’s promise to him
Cast your cares on the Lord and He will sustain you;
He will never let the righteous be shaken.
Psalm 55:22 NIV
Commit your way to the Lord;
Trust in Him and He will do this.
Do not be afraid.
Stand firm and you will see the deliverance
The Lord will bring you today.
Though I walk in the midst of trouble,
You preserve my life.
Do not be anxious about anything,
But in prayer and petitions, with thanksgiving
Present your requests to God.
And the peace of God,
Which transcends all understanding,
Will guard your hearts and your minds
In Christ Jesus.
Cast all your anxiety on Him
Because He cares for you.
1 Peter 5:7
Do not be afraid;
Do not be discouraged.
Be strong and courageous.
The Lord, your God, is with you, He is mighty to save.
Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely;
And may your whole spirit, soul, and body
Be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
I Thessalonians 5:23
“I have seen what they do, but I will heal them anyway!
I will lead them. I will comfort those who mourn,
Bringing words of praise to their lips.
May they have abundant peace,
Both near and far,” says the Lord, who heals them.
Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord
Will be saved.
“Until now you have not asked anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete.”
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I pray these verses will bring you as much peace and healing, as they have for me. Do you have a favorite Bible verse that has helped you in times of trouble? I would love to read it. Please comment below. If you are struggling and in need of prayer, you can send me an email. I would be honored to pray for you and encourage you.
And, if you are looking for more encouragement, I’ve also made a list of Christian Healing and Hope Songs that have been meaningful to me during my breast cancer journey.