Here she was in her late twenties. A registered nurse and active in the church. She had a heart of gold that cared so much for the less fortunate but then it happened.
She got a diagnosis that would alter the rest of her life. She found her she had a disease for which there was no cure.
The church got together, family and friends got together and fasted and prayed. We prayed to God for healing, but no healing came.
Sadly she died two years after her diagnosis.
There is so much pain and suffering in the world. For many, you might be questioning is God still in the business of healing today? Despite what happened to my friend, I can assure you God is still in the business of healing.
If you are looking for some comforting bible verses about healing or looking for stories of what the Bible says about healing? I encourage you to take comfort and find encouragement in the healing Bible verses below.
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Bible Verses About Healing
The following Bible verses about healing have all been taken from the King James Version.
“Is any sick among you? 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 shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.” James 5:14-15
“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
“Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.” 3 John 1:2
“A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.: Proverbs 17:22
“O Lord my God, I cried unto thee, and thou hast healed me.” Psalms 30:2
Healing Bible Verses
“And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people.And his fame went throughout all Syria: and they brought unto him all sick people that were taken with divers diseases and torments, and those which were possessed with devils, and those which were lunatick, and those that had the palsy; and he healed them. Matthew 4:23-24
“And he said unto her, Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace, and be whole of thy plague.” Mark 5:34
“The Lord openeth the eyes of the blind: the Lord raiseth them that are bowed down: the Lord loveth the righteous:” Psalms 146:8
“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.: Isaiah 41:10
Bible Verses About Healing The Body
“Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30
“ If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14
“ And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.” Revelation21:4
“And said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the Lord thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the Lord that healeth thee.” Exodus 15:26
Christian Book About Healing
I was approached by Susan Muira to see if I would be interested in reviewing her latest book Healer, which was released earlier this year. After watching the trailer for Healer I was for sure hooked.
Growing up, Nancy Drew, Hardy Boys and Sweet Valley High were my jam. Healer took me right back to my teen days where I was so engrossed in the book. I found it hard to put it down. Healer was quite the page turner. I stayed up until the ween hours of the morning, even though I had plans the next day, just so I could know the resolution. Despite the exhaustion that took place the following day, I was happy with my decision, “Healer” was totally worth it.
Shilo Giannelli discovers that just like her great-grandmother, she has the power to heal. With this power comes a great burden, as she can’t share it with her soccer team, her sister and definitely not her boyfriend Kenji.
Her world intertwines with Misty who has faced a world of broken homes and abandonment and invites danger into her life as she tries to elude a gang bent on revenge. Through it all Shilo goes on a journey where she learns to keep her gift a secret and trust God through some difficult circumstances
The characters of the book were expertly developed and believable. Only a couple pages in and you were able to identify with the main characters and grew to love them.I found myself so immersed in their lives that I eagerly anticipated what would come next. Shilo wasn’t this perfect christian teen that did everything right. She struggled just like most teens and sometimes failed to see eye to eye with her parents. One of my favorite lines from the book was when she was trying to get her parents to agree with her going on a mission trip, but they weren’t fully onboard. She exclaimed. ” It is not like I am heading for Florida to star in “Girls Gone Wild.” It’s a mission trip, we’ll be repairing a school and talking to kids about faith.” I could just envision the attitude and the look she likely gave her parents as the words escaped her mouth. We later find out the real reason why they weren’t comfortable sending her on that mission trip.
The plot was extremely well laid out by the books author Susan. As readers, we went on a journey through “embracing the gift” and the exciting youthful romance of Kenji and Shilo. There were moments of humour, moments of fear as we questioned whether Shilo’s newfound gift would create a rift with her boyfriend or would they find a way to make it work? We see best friends suddenly become strangers as life gets in the way and they drift apart. There was also a sprinkle of danger that added another dimension to the unfolding drama.
I thought the concept behind the book was a pretty cool idea. I have read about the spiritual gifts in the bible,but hadn’t considered about the potential possibilities of what it would be like to have the spiritual power to heal. Think about it, unnecessary media attention and the possibility of compromising my values in exchange for money. Through Shilo’s journey I was able to embrace the possibilities, touch lives and contemplate how scary and life changing such a gift could be. I walked away with the reminder that God’s plans don’t necessarily align with ours but regardless of the situation, he does things in his time and we can trust that he knows whats best.
This book also brought to light major topics such as abuse and teenage pregnancy which could pave the way for discussions with your teen.
Totally worth grabbing some snacks, a warm blanket, finding a comfy spot and making a reading date with this book. While I would recommend this book for teens, adults you can’t go wrong with this book either. A perfect summer read. Healer by Susan Muira is a lovely christian fiction book that combines a bit of romance, danger and a biblical lesson pointing us to the important lesson of using the gifts that God has given us to serve him and not for our own pleasure. Eagerly anticipating volume 2 and can’t wait for its release.
About The Author
Susan is an author, speaker and public relations professional. With a degree in journalism she worked as a television reporter for a couple of years. She currently works in public relations at her local library. Susan is also the author of Show Me A Sign, a young adult suspense book. Feel free to visit Susan’s website where you can learn more about her and the books she has authored.
I know a bunch of the readers of Rock Solid Faith are prospective authors themselves, so I reached out to Susan for an interview and here are her tips on how to find the time to get started writing your book as well as tips on how to market it as well. I trust you will find it helpful.
What inspired you to write “Healer”?
After taking a class on spiritual gifts, I thought about how amazing it would be to have the gift of healing. I started to imagine how the world would respond to someone who could heal. It would be wonderful to help others, but would the healer be hounded day and night by sick and injured people, along with reporters, scientists, etc.? I decided the person would have to keep it a secret and do healings discreetly. The more I thought about it, the more the story began taking shape. In the midst of this, I remembered a scene from my childhood, when I was riding my bike and saw people gathered around a dog that had been hit by a car. I wanted to help that dog so badly, but it died. As an author, I was able to save that dog through my main character, Shilo. That became the opening scene of Healer.
What advice would you give to prospective authors on finding the time to write as well as tips on marketing their books?
Great question! If you truly want to be an author, you don’t “find” the time to write, you carve it out of your schedule because that’s the only way it’s going to happen. When I wrote the first draft of Healer, I was working full time and had two children. Many of Healer’s original chapters were written while sitting in my car during soccer practice, sitting by the pool during swimming lessons, and during my lunch hours at work. When you have an artistic passion, whether it’s writing, dancing, painting, music – anything – you just have to make it happen. But…you must be willing to make sacrifices. I never had much of a social life because family, work, and writing pretty much filled up my life. As for marketing, you really need to have a ton of social media connections, and ways of getting the word out about your books. One way is to help other authors promote their books, so they’ll do the same when you get published. Another key marketing tip is to get reviews a few months before your book comes out on some of the big book review sites. I learned that one too late for Healer, but I’ll be ready next time around. And…enter book contests. There’s so many of them, and it’s great to be able to refer to yourself or your book as “award-winning.”
What are your favorite Bible verses about healing?