Pain is your body’s way of telling you something is wrong. This was something I struggled with while walking through Fibromyalgia and Rheumatoid Arthritis for over a decade. I was in desperate need for healing scriptures because my heart and mind were troubled with questions.
What did I do wrong?
Who am I holding unforgiveness against?
Is my faith strong enough?
I was desperate for answers because I was sick and tired and of being sick and tired. And that was my motivation to seek God’s Word for my healing.
In this Healing Series, we’ll share; what God has shown us through His Word, how we’ve individually come to terms with the diagnosis (Andre – Parkinson’s, Timberley Rheumatoid Arthritis), and what has helped our health journey both in the natural and in the spirit.
Where The Healing Process Begins
Where does the healing process begin? Well, to know where healing begins, we have to first know what healing means.
According to Merriam Webster Dictionary the medical definition of healing is; the act or process of curing or of restoring to health; the process of getting well.
The keyword in this definition is the process of getting well. There’s a process to our healing.
For additional clarity, I looked up the definition of Divine Healing which means: healing attributed to the direct agency of God usually in response to faith.
Right away I recognized that my physical healing had a lot to do with my spiritual health. This means for those of us who are in Christ, that process begins in our Spirit with the Word of God.
Therefore, we need to read God’s Word to see what He has to say about our healing.
As I began searching the scriptures I couldn’t believe how clear it was that our spiritual health has a lot to do with our natural health.
It’s amazing what The Holy Spirit will show you when you’re eyes and your spirit have been enlightened to God’s truth.
Let’s read Proverbs 4:20-22 in the Amplified Classic Translation that says; 20 My son, attend to my words; consent and submit to my sayings. 21 Let them not depart from your sight; keep them in the center of your heart. 22 For they are life to those who find them, healing and health to all their flesh.
God’s Word is life to those who find them and healing to all their flesh. Grab ahold of that!
Before we experience natural healing in our bodies, our Spirit must first find God’s Word, and keep it in the center of our heart. As a result, His Word will bring healing to our bodies.
But wait, I’m not finished!
Something profound that the Holy Spirit showed me is that God’s Word doesn’t just bring healing once but that God’s Word brings continual healing.
In the English language, whenever you add letters ing after a word, that’s referred to as a suffix. When using the suffix ing to any word, it denotes a habitual action.
For instance, the word healing is a habitual action of restoring health.
Therefore, if God’s Word is life to those who find them, and healing to all their flesh that means for me to have habitual healing, I must habitually find God’s word and keep it in my heart.
After having this revelation I immediately thought about the woman with the issue of blood.
If you’re not familiar with the story, this woman bled for 12 years and knew if she could just touch Jesus robe she would be healed.
You can read about it in Mark 5. However, the one verse that got my attention was verse 34.
And He said to her, Daughter, your faith (your trust and confidence in Me, springing from faith in God) has restored you to health. Go in (into) peace and be continually healed and freed from your [distressing bodily] disease. ~ Mark 5:34 (AMPC)
Did you catch that…be continually healed?
The day that resonated with my heart and spirit, I had tears in my eyes and wrote it down on an index card to hang in my War Room. It was my reminder to walk in continual healing.
Meditating On God’s Word
If you’ve walked through a chronic illness before, then you know how some days you feel weaker than others. Having no energy or the strength to even get out of bed.
I don’t know about you, but recognizing that the healing process begins in my spirit, meditating on God’s Word was something I could do even on my worse day!
Our spirit man and natural body are strengthened as our faith grows. And our faith grows when we’re meditating on God’s Word.
This Book of the Law shall not depart out of your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, that you may observe and do according to all that is written in it. For then you shall make your way prosperous, and then you shall deal wisely and have success. ~ Joshua 1:8 (AMPC)
Notice, when we meditate on God’s Word day and night, it makes our way prosperous.
This is not just referring to financial prosperity. The scripture says it shall make your way prosperous and deal wisely and have good success. If it was only for prosperity, it would’ve just said you will deal wisely a have good success.
Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in every way and [that your body] may keep well, even as [I know] your soul keeps well and prospers.
~ 3rd John 2 (AMPC)
For us to prosper in every way including our health, we must meditate on the Word of God day and night.
The Value of God’s Word
You might say, I know people who meditated on God’s Word and they still died, where was their healing?
Honestly, I don’t have an answer for that. It’s not up to us to know why some receive the miracle of healing here on earth and why some receive it in Heaven.
What I do know, is what God’s word says.
For physical training is of some value (useful for a little), but godliness (spiritual training) is useful and of value in everything and in every way, for it holds promise for the present life and also for the life which is to come. ~ 1 Timothy 4:8 (AMPC)
Whether you meditate on God’s Word and receive healing here on earth or in Heaven, either way God’s Word is useful and has value.
Have you heard someone say; I’m all prayed out, I tried to pray and read my Bible but it didn’t do anything? Honestly, those are words from someone with a broken spirit who has given up on hope in what they believe.
I remember when our beloved mentor Ed was in hospice and one of the young adults from our church went to see him. He looked Ed in his eyes and asked; “what do you think of God now?”
While others in the room were shocked by that question, Ed looked back into his eyes and said; “I still believe.”
That was coming from a man with a strong spirit, who was able to endure physical pain, and know that everything he read in God’s Word was of value in this present life and the life that was which to come.
Where Our Strength Comes From
When we meditate on His promises for this present life and the life to come, we won’t fear sickness or death; because we know where our healing comes from.
The Bible tells us the level of strength in our spirit, is what determines if we can endure physical pain.
Proverbs 18:14 (AMPC) The strong spirit of a man sustains him in bodily pain or trouble, but a weak and broken spirit who can raise up or bear?
For us to experience healing in our natural body, we have to first strengthen our spirit. This will give us the supernatural strength we need to withstand the pain.
Joy comes from what we know (God’s Word), not how we feel. And there were many days I had to say outloud – the joy of the Lord is my strength!
Sometimes I had to say it 20 times giving my body time to line up with my spirit just so I could mustard up enough physical strength to get out of the bed.
Bread of Life & Living Water
Jesus tells us to strengthen our spirit with spiritual food and water (John 6:25-59).
John 6:53-58 (The Message) But Jesus didn’t give an inch. “Only insofar as you eat and drink flesh and blood, the flesh and blood of the Son of Man, do you have life within you. The one who brings a hearty appetite to this eating and drinking has eternal life and will be fit and ready for the Final Day. My flesh is real food and my blood is real drink. By eating my flesh and drinking my blood you enter into me and I into you. In the same way that the fully alive Father sent me here and I live because of him, so the one who makes a meal of me lives because of me. This is the Bread from heaven. Your ancestors ate bread and later died. Whoever eats this Bread will live always.”
When we recognize that spiritual training is valuable in this present life and the life to come, God’s Word will become as vital to us as the air we breathe.
To help us keep God’s Word in our heart regardless of how we feel, we’ve purposed to read our Bible (meditating on God’s promises), listen to worship and pray our healing confession!
Healing Scriptures & Confession
When I recognized the role my spiritual health played in my health journey, I began to work on a Healing Confession – a prayer of God’s promises for my healing. That way, I could speak to my body when the pain in my body was speaking to me.
You can download the Healing Confession Worksheets which include healing scriptures, confession and declaration worksheets from the Community Library or by filling out the form below.
This Healing Confession Worksheets includes a copy of the scriptures I’m standing on, my confession and my declaration statements. You can use mine or use mine as a guide to writing your own with the editable worksheets included!
It’s been on my heart for a while to not only share my healing scriptures and confession with you, but the process I went through so you can create your own.
Bless (affectionately, gratefully praise) the Lord, O my soul, and forget not [one of] all His benefits— 3 Who forgives [every one of] all your iniquities, Who heals [each one of] all your diseases. ~ Psalm 103:2-3 (AMPC)
Find scriptures with God’s promises for healing to stand on. I have 12 healing scriptures included in the Healing Confession Worksheet Guide. However, you can use as many or as little as you would like.
Write A Confession
After identifying your scriptures, write a confession (prayer) based on the scriptures you are standing on. Keep this prayer somewhere you can see it daily so you can pray God’s promises for healing over yourself! *I keep mine in my War Room.
Write Declaration Statements
I like to refer to these as “I am” statements. These are declarations you can speak to your body. For example, when I couldn’t get out of bed I declared; the joy of the lord is my strength; I will walk and not grow faint.
This is the application to finding God’s Word and keeping it in our heart.
In The End
If you’re walking through a health challenge and feel discouraged, I want you to repeat after me.
I am a spirit, but I live in a body!
I will not allow my body to control my spirit!
My Spirit is getting strong therefore, I can endure bodily pain!
~ Timberley Gray