Thursday, March 26, 2020

Bible Verses to Combat the Fear of Sickness

We are currently in unprecedented times.  I'm 50 years old and never in my lifetime has the entire world come together to fight a virus as a common enemy, at least not at this worldwide level.  My parents say the same and they are entering their 70s.  Granted, in pandemics of the past, we didn't have the technology we have now which allows us to watch the world at work in real time.  I've always said that modern technology, particularly social media, is both a curse and a blessing.  Social media has made people less social in the real word.  Sometimes it brings out the worst in people as people will argue and say mean things to "friends" and people they don't even know while sitting behind a computer screen.  Some of those same people spewing rudeness and meanness would never treat people like that in person.  Modern technology has probably contributed to our collective fear of sickness.  However, in the midst of our current COVID19 crisis, modern technology has allowed loved ones to stay in touch and encourage one another while the new term "social distancing" is our daily reality.

Bible Verses to Combat the Fear of Sickness
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People are utilizing FaceTime on their iPhones and Skype on computers more than usual.  For those of us self quarantining due to underlying health issues or possible exposure to COVID19, seeing actual faces is such a blessing.  My family has recently learned to use Zoom for business and personal group "gatherings."  My social media network is sharing scripture verses throughout the day to encourage one another as we navigate the daily uncertainty of this crisis and the anxieties many of us are experiencing as a result of the very real fear of catching this virus.

Many of you are probably experiencing the same anxieties and fears if not over the COVID19 crisis, then perhaps another illness.  Here is a list of Bible verses to help you combat the fear of sickness.  These verses are from the New International Version (NIV).

Bible Verses to Combat the Fear of Sickness

Do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God.  I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. - Isaiah 41:10

 A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. - Proverbs 17:22

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, 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. - Philippians 4:6-7

He sent out his word and healed them; he rescued them from the grave. - Psalm 107:20

Even though I walk through the valley of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. - Psalm 23:4

And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus. - Philippians 4:19

Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well. - 3 John 1:2

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, 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. Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. - Philipians 4:6-8 

Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. - Deuteronomy 31:6

I am the Lord, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard for me? - Jeremiah 32:27

Bible Verses to Combat the Fear of Sickness
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For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline. - 2 Timothy 1:7

Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence.  He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart. You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday. - Psalm 91:1-6

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. - Proverbs 3:5-6

Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.  For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.  So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. - 2 Corinthians 4:16-18

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. - John 14:27

I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world. - John 16:33

He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away. - Revelation 21:4

My son, pay attention to what I say; turn your ear to my words.  Do not let them out of your sight, keep them within your heart;  for they are life to those who find them and health to one’s whole body. - Proverbs 4:20-22

The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. - Deuteronomy 31:8

I sought the Lord, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears. - Psalm 34:4
Bible Verses to Combat the Fear of Sickness
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There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. - 1 John 4:18

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light. - Matthew 11:28-30

So we say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?" - Hebrews 13:6

Anxiety weighs down the heart,  but a kind word cheers it up. - Proverbs 12:25

The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles.  The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. The righteous person may have many troubles, but the Lord delivers him from them all; he protects all his bones, not one of them will be broken. - Psalm 34:17-20
Bible Verses to Combat the Fear of Sickness



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