There are thousands of people who need healing, and who were emotionally abused, neglected, or smothered by their parents or other signiﬁcant caretakers when they were growing up. Many of these people do not realize they were abused or neglected, and they need any kind of healing. So they continue to suffer from myriad problems throughout their lives because they are not getting the help they need.
People who internalize the abuse manifest self-destructiveness, depression, suicidal thoughts, passivity, withdrawal (avoidance of social contacts), shyness, and a low degree of communication with others.
They are likely to have low self-esteem and may suffer from feelings of guilt and remorse, depression, loneliness, rejection, and resignation. Perceiving themselves as unworthy and the world as a hostile place in which they are bound to fail, many are unwilling to try new tasks, develop new skills, or take risks.
People who externalize the abuse may be unpredictable and violent, their behavior characterized by impulsive action rather than conformity to social norms. They frequently become anxious, aggressive, and hostile. They suffer from constant fear and are always on the alert and ready to hit back. Many end up mistreating others, often in the same ways, they were mistreated.
At the core of all these symptoms and behaviors are an inadequately developed sense of self and a distorted image of self based on parental negative messages and treatment. Unless adult survivors address these fundamental issues, their efforts toward recovery will be thwarted.
If you were a victim of emotional abuse or neglect as a child, this article will show you exactly what you need to do to heal from the damage done to your self-image and self-esteem.
This article on Healing Your Emotional Self will guide you step by step through a program that is both innovative and psychologically sound—innovative because it uses the mirror as a metaphor and a tool for healing, and psychologically sound because it combines expert’s many years of experience specializing in treating people who have been emotionally abused with various respected psychological concepts.
Perfectionism is self-abuse of the highest order.
—ANN WILSON SCHAEF
Related: How to Set Healthy Boundaries?
Definition: the process of healing and becoming well again, especially after a cut or other injury, or of making someone well again.
Healing Poem: If your heart is in love
Love is all around us.
It’s in flowers and sunsets,
it’s the whisper in trees,
the breath of a newborn child.
It’s two teenage lovers, free and wild.
Love is a mountain, a river, a hand to hold,
it’s courageous, fierce, honest, and bold.
It’s a shoulder when you weep,
a blanket when you sleep.
It is family, it is strength, it is faith.
Love has no boundaries, no gender,
love just exists.
Do you need healing? Let’s take a look:
I avoid looking in the mirror as much as I possibly can. When I do look, all I see are my imperfections—my long nose, my crooked teeth, my small breasts. Other people tell me I’m attractive, but I just don’t see it. —Kristin, age twenty-six
I’m what you would call a perfectionist, especially when it comes to my work. It takes me twice as long as it does other people to get something done because I have to go over it a dozen times to make sure I haven’t made any mistakes. My boss complains about my being so slow, but I’d rather have him complain about that than have him ﬁnd a mistake. That would devastate me.
—Elliot, age thirty-one
There’s a voice inside my head that constantly chastises me with “Why did you do that?” “Why did you say that?” The criticism is relentless. Nothing I ever do is right. I’m never good enough. Sometimes I just feel like screaming—Shut up! Leave me alone!
—Teresa, age forty-three
I don’t know what it will take for me to ﬁnally feel good about myself. I keep thinking I need to do more, achieve more, be a better person, and then I’ll like myself. Other people are impressed with how much I’ve achieved in my life, but it doesn’t seem to matter how much I do; I’m never good enough for myself.
—Charles, age ﬁfty-ﬁve
DO YOU RELATE TO ANY of these people? Do you have a difﬁcult time looking in the mirror because you never like what you see? And, did you ﬁnd that you are never pleased with yourself, no matter how much effort you put into making yourself a better person, no matter how much work you do on your body?
Do you constantly ﬁnd fault in yourself? Are you a perfectionist? Are you plagued by an inner critic who constantly berates you or ﬁnds something wrong with everything you do? Or are you like Charles, who believes that the way to feel good about yourself is through your accomplishments—yet no matter how much you accomplish it is never enough?
Many of us focus a great deal of time and attention on improving our bodies and making ourselves more attractive. Yet, despite all the time and money spent on dieting, exercise, clothes, and cosmetic surgery, many still do not like who they see in the mirror. There is always something that needs to be changed or improved.
People who are critical of how they look are usually critical of other aspects of themselves as well. They tend to focus on their ﬂaws rather than their assets, and they are seldom pleased with their performance—whether at work, at school, or in a relationship. They chastise themselves mercilessly when they make a mistake.
There is nothing wrong with wanting to improve yourself; everyone suffers from time to time from self-critical thoughts. But some people have such low self-esteem that they are never satisﬁed with their achievements, their physical appearance, or their performance.
They have a relentless inner critic who constantly tears them down and robs them of any satisfaction they might temporarily feel when they have reached a goal. The following questionnaire will help you determine whether you are suffering from low self-esteem and an unhealthy inner critic.
Questionnaire: A “Self” Examination
1. Do you suffer from insecurity or a lack of conﬁdence?
2. Do you focus more on what you do wrong or what you fail at than what you do right or well?
3. Do you feel less than or not as good as other people because you are not perfect in what you do or how you look?
4. Do you believe you need to do more, be more, or give more to earn the respect and love of other people?
5. Are you aware of having a critical inner voice that frequently tells you that you did something wrong?
6. Are you constantly critical of your performance—at work, at school, or in sports?
7. Are you critical of the way you interact with others? For example, do you frequently kick yourself for saying the wrong thing or for behaving in certain ways around others?
8. Do you feel like a failure—in life, in your career, in your relationships?
9. Are you a perfectionist?
10. Do you feel like you do not deserve good things? Do you become anxious when you are successful or happy?
11. Are you afraid that if people knew the real you, they wouldn’t like you? Are you afraid people will ﬁnd out you are a fraud?
12. Are you frequently overwhelmed with shame and embarrassment because you feel exposed, made fun of, or ridiculed?
13. Do you constantly compare yourself to others and come up short?
14. Do you avoid looking in the mirror as much as possible, or do you tend to look in the mirror a lot to make sure you look okay?
15. Are you usually critical of what you see when you look in the mirror? Are you seldom, if ever, satisﬁed with the way you look?
16. Are you self-conscious or embarrassed about the way you look?
17. Do you have an eating disorder—compulsive overeating, bingeing and purging, frequent dieting or starvation, or anorexia?
18. Do you need to drink alcohol or take other substances to feel comfortable or less self-conscious in social situations?
19. Do you fail to take very good care of yourself through poor diet, not enough sleep, or too little or too much exercise?
20. Do you tend to be self-destructive by smoking, abusing alcohol or drugs, or speeding?
21. Have you ever deliberately hurt yourself, that is, cut yourself?
If you answered yes to more than ﬁve of these questions, you need the special help this healing platform provides to raise your self-esteem, quiet your inner critic, heal your shame, and begin to ﬁnd real joy and satisfaction in your achievements and accomplishments.
Even if you only answered yes to one of these questions, this healing platform can help you because it isn’t natural or healthy to experience any of those feelings. You were born with an inherent sense of goodness, strength, and wisdom that you should be able to call upon in moments of self-doubt.
Unfortunately, you may have lost touch with this inner sense because of the way you were raised and the messages you received to the contrary.
101+ Healing Quotes
We all want to get ahead at work and in life, but sometimes everything just seems so daunting. If you need an extra kick in the pants to get moving on your dreams, let these inspirational healing quotes for women to motivate you to go after what you want—whether it’s that promotion, career change, or just to finally make time for lunch with your BFF.
- “You have to be consistent. You have to be yourself. And, you have to be committed to what you’re doing. You have to not be afraid to be ambitious.” —Roxane Gay
2. “It’s not your job to be likable. It’s your job to be yourself. Someone will like you anyway.” —Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
3. “Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t do something. Especially not yourself.” —Mindy Kaling
4. “A flower does not think of competing with the flower next to it. It just blooms.” —Hannah Lavon, founder of Pals Socks
5. “Surround yourself with people and things that inspire you. Learn everything you can.” —Jameela Jamil
6. “Don’t be afraid. Be focused. Be determined. And, be hopeful. Be empowered.” —Michelle Obama
7. “We need to accept that we won’t always make the right decisions, that we’ll screw up royally sometimes—understanding that failure is not the opposite of success, it’s part of success.” —Arianna Huffington
8. “We have to teach our girls that they can reach as high as humanly possible.” —Beyonce
9. “One of the biggest qualities is having an awareness outside of yourself, and understanding that the world doesn’t revolve around your needs.”— Brie Larson
10. “We need to be unapologetic. To be bold. To be brave. And to take huge risks.” —Awkwafina
11. “Run your race. Don’t be distracted by what others are doing. Set and go after your own goals.”— Jen Gouldstone, founder and president, Garden Streets
12. “Find your ‘why’ so that you have the strength and resilience to push through those times when everything else is telling you no.”— Lisa Wimberger, founder, of The Neurosculpting Institute
13. “Everything is figureoutable.”— Marie Forleo
14. “Once you know who you are, you don’t have to worry anymore.” —Nikki Giovanni
15. “Those who have a strong sense of love and belonging dare to be imperfect.” —Brene Brown
16. “The warrior knows that her heartbreak is her map.” —Glennon Doyle
17. “I can’t think of any better representation of beauty than someone unafraid to be yourself.” —Emma Stone
18. “A strong woman looks a challenge dead in the eye and gives it a wink.” —Gina Carey
19. “There were times I was underestimated a lot. It gave me a unique benefit.” —Elaine Welteroth
20. “Why not take a chance and bet on happiness? —Jenny Han
21. “Every time someone writes that I play ‘strong women’ what they’re implying is that most women aren’t. How about I just play well-written parts?” — Jessica Chastain
22. “We have to let go of the idea of balance to move toward the life we want. To do that, we need to recognize the stories we are telling ourselves that are holding us back. And sometimes … we just have to stop telling ourselves our old stories.” — Tonya Dalton, founder of Inkwell Press Productivity Co.
23. “Your mindset can control you, or you can control it. It can reward you, or it can own you. You get to decide. What are you choosing?” — Leila Kashani, co-founder of Alleyoop
24. “To create a change of any kind, we have to first change the way we view ourselves. The time we spend believing in ourselves, believing in something greater, and not deviating from our instincts is the most important investment we can make. This is our power, this is our light, and the world needs more of this.” — Alyssa Rosenheck, interiors, and architectural photographer and author of The New Southern
25. “You have to believe in yourself when no one else does.” —Serena Williams
26. “On my own I will just create, and if it works, it works, and if it doesn’t, I’ll create something else. I don’t have any limitations on what I think I could do or be.”— Oprah Winfrey
27. “In a world that wants women to whisper, I choose to yell.” —Luvvie Ajayi
28. “Success requires competence and confidence. You must be good at what you do, and you must speak up and take credit for your work. One of the other just won’t cut it.” — Michelle Bomberger, CEO and managing attorney, Equinox Business Law Group
29. ” No’ today doesn’t mean ‘no’ tomorrow.” —Yvonne Orji
30. “You never know if you can do something against all odds until you do it.” —Abby Wambach
31. “Practice creates confidence. Confidence empowers you.” —Simone Biles
32. “It doesn’t matter when you start, it doesn’t matter what anyone else is doing. All that matters is that you truly follow your path, your way, at your own pace. Be kind to yourself and others, and follow your intuition always. That is real bravery.”— Diana Shneider, co-founder, BELLA. Skin Beauty
33. “Always aim high, work hard, and care deeply about what you believe in.” —Hillary Clinton
34. “Celebrate the wins in life but never be complacent.” — Danielle Takata, co-founder, and creative director, Dreambox Creations Los Angeles
35. “Take one day a week for yourself and go “off the grid.” If smartphones are allowed to recharge, shouldn’t we be allowed to as well?” — Elizabeth Borsting, president of Elizabeth Borsting Public Relations, Inc.
36. “Careers are a jungle gym, not a ladder.” — Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook
37. “Let your creativity be a river, not a destination.” —Elizabeth Gilbert
38. “Limit your ‘always’ and your ‘nevers.’” —Amy Poehler
39. “Let your compassion fuel your passion.” — Achaea Redd, founder of Real Girls F.A.R.T.
40. “Once you’ve taken your seat at the table, it’s your job to pull out a chair for the others, too. Look for the ‘others.’ Acknowledge them. Build a platform for them.”— Bianca Bass, marketing and brand consultant
41. “All the people who knock me down only inspire me to do better.” —Selena Gomez
42. “Don’t compare yourself. Your inside self will compare to everyone’s outside self when facing a growth opportunity or anything new. Don’t listen to the doubt that follows. If you’re compelled, go for it. You’re already at no; don’t be your speed bump.” —Sue Hawkes, CEO of YESS!
43. “Every day is a new opportunity to change your life and be who you want to be.” —Demi Lovato
44. “You will not determine my story. I will.” —Amy Schumer
45. “Don’t be like the rest of them darling.” —Coco Chanel
46. “Boss up and change your life.” —Lizzo
47. “Stay committed and consistent, and you will achieve your goals. Never give up.” —Kelly Rowland
48. “Men selectively listen. When that happened, I’d stop the conversation and say, ‘Do you realize I said that 10 minutes ago?’ Women have to take responsibility for the dynamic around them. You can’t just say, ‘Woe is me.’” —Maggie Wilderotter, CEO of Frontier Communications
49. “Your unique magnificence is blinding in its beauty.” —Kim E. Woods, president, Kaleidoscope Enterprises
50. “My best successes came on the heels of failure.” —Barbara Corcoran
51. “When someone tells you that you can’t, figure out how you can.” —Clarice Lam, chef, and owner of The Baking Bean bakery
52. “As you get older, you become more comfortable in your skin and comfortable in saying no to things … I’ve also learned that saying no is just as valuable as saying yes. It’s something that, I think, comes with age and having a sense of your self-worth. And then you make choices based on that.” —Duchess Meghan
53. “Follow your heart, find your calling. Our calling is the magic point of where we meet what we do. A calling is what you work on, and a title or achievement is what you work towards. Which one do you think feels better and creates more impact?” —Rebecca Cafiero, founder of BrandCamp
54. “Don’t be intimidated by what you don’t know. That can be your greatest strength and ensure that you do things differently from everyone else.” —Sarah Blakely, founder, and creator of Spanx
55. “You can always find a solution if you try hard enough.” —Lori Greiner
56. “When people don’t want the best for you, they are not the best for you.” —Gayle King
57. “If people are doubting how far you can go, go so far that you can’t hear them anymore.” —Michele Ruiz, author, former news anchor and CEO, and co-founder of Ruiz Strategies
58. “Life is not so much what you accomplish as what you overcome.” —Robin Roberts
59. “We forget we have the right to have a voice. You have the right to get what you ask for. And if you say nothing, you’re going to have zero percent chance to fix it.” —Joy Mangano
60. “Stay in motion, whether things are going well, or they have taken a complete nosedive. It is easier to keep moving towards your big goal than to come to a complete stop and then try to regain your momentum. Even the tiniest of baby steps is still a step closer to where you want to be.” —Keita Williams, founder of SuccessBully
61. “Value your time so you can spend time doing what you value.” —Melissa St. Clair, owner, Paper Chaser Biz
62. “My experiences remind me that it’s those black clouds that make the blue skies even more beautiful.” —Kelly Clarkson
63. “My husband always tells me that I’m the most unrelenting person he’s ever met, and it’s true. If I commit to something, I will stick to it no matter what.” —Jenny Craig
64. “Don’t let the rejection deter you from staying confident in your venture.” —Alexa Curtis, founder of Life Unfiltered With Alexa Curtis
65. “I firmly believe you must first ask for what you want and then make a decision to get what you want. It doesn’t take a genie, just a well-thought-out plan.” —Michelle Gamble, owner of 3L Publishing
66. “The concept of a glass ceiling only exists if we agree and are complicit with the rules of engagement created by the establishment…We are building this industry brick-by-brick, and we can make it look any way we want.” —Jamie Pearson, CEO, and president of Bhang, Inc.
67. “It took me quite a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I am not going to be silent.” —Madeleine Albright
68. “There’s no such thing as a ‘smart business idea’—there’s only an idea that is smart for you.” —Marianne Cantwell, author of Be a Free Range Human: Escape the 9 To 5, Create a Life You Love, and Still Pay the Bills
69. “‘ Dig your well before you’re thirsty.’ Many people don’t realize you need to build a network without expecting anything in return first. Success will follow. Start digging!” —Caitlin McCarthy, owner and founder of C|Louise Agency
70. “Even if you scored your dream job, you will have bad days. You might even have a crummy week, month, or year. Living out your passion doesn’t exempt you from the struggle.” —Meggie Francisco, owner and event planner, Meggie Francisco Events
71. “There will always be someone better than you at something, so stay true to yourself and find your voice—it’s the only thing that will differentiate you from your colleagues.” —Rosina Bosco, co-founder, and CCO of Flat Irons Development
72. “She remembered who she was, and the game changed.” —Lalah Deliah
73. “Life-fulfilling work is never about the money—when you feel true passion for something you instinctively find ways to nurture it.” —Eileen Fisher
74. “Choose your dream. Work to the extreme.” —Tyra Banks
75. “Some of us are walking around thinking everybody else knows more than us or has it better than us when in all actuality, we have everything we need within. If we could just refocus that energy inward we’d see we’ve had it all along.” —Terri Lomax, founder, Mocha Girls Pit Stop Blog
76. “Hold onto your old friends. Kiss your mama. Admit what your dreams are.” —Maya Rudolph
77. “No one is going to tell you all the things you want to hear all the time. You have to know them yourself.” —Busy Philipps
78. “Money is a tool that helps us show up for the world in a bigger way.” —Melody Pourmoradi, creator of The GiRLiFE Empowerment Series
79. “Inner peace is possible when you practice outward gratitude.” —Emily Lynn Paulson, author of Highlight Real
80. “If you don’t stand for something, how can anyone respect what you do?” —Miranda Lambert
81. “Without an open-minded mind, you can never be a great success.” —Martha Stewart
82. “When you feel broken by life’s painful moments, realize you are as resilient as sea glass, a bottle broken by the movement of the waves, but still beautiful.” —Virginia Buckingham, author of On My Watch
83. “Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.” —Helen Keller
84. “Striving for excellence motivates you; striving for perfection is demoralizing.” —Dr. Harriet Braiker
85. “Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible!’” —Audrey Hepburn
86. “Look at all sides of the idea presented. Some nuggets may not be on the surface of the idea. One bad idea could blossom into something unlikely and special.” —Elizabeth Dodson, co-founder of HomeZada
87. “Connect to something bigger than yourself. How can you tap your talents and interests to benefit others or the world? The more you help others get what they want, the more you will reap.” —Judy Holland, author of HappiNest: Finding Fulfillment When Your Kids Leave Home
88. “I’ve learned that making a living is not the same thing as making a life.” —Maya Angelou
89. “Invite people into your life that don’t look or think like you.” —Mellody Hobson
90. “The most effective way to do it, is to do it.” —Amelia Earhart
91. “Each time you make a good decision or do something nice or take care of yourself; each time you show up to work and work hard and do your best at everything you can do, you’re planting seeds for a life that you can only hope will grow beyond your wildest dreams. Take care of the little things—even the little things that you hate—and treat them as promises to your future. Soon you’ll see that fortune favors the bold who get s—t has done.” —Sophia Amoruso, founder of Nasty Gal and author of Girlboss
92. “Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.” —Nora Ephron
93. “Hope is the most exciting thing there is in life.” —Mandy Moore
94. “Ditch the dream and be a doer.” —Shonda Rhimes
95. “Don’t compromise yourself. You are all you’ve got. There is no yesterday, no tomorrow, it’s all the same day.” —Janis Joplin
96. “We cannot all succeed when half of us are held back.” —Malala Yousafzai
97. “You have to be driven, resourceful, not take no for an answer, and have the nerve to do things that haven’t been done. I think you also have to be comfortable not being everything to everyone, which is something that we often expect of women in a way we don’t of men.” —Audrey Gelman, CEO of The Wing
98. “What I wanted was to be allowed to do the thing in the world that I did best—which I believed then and believe now is the greatest privilege there is. When I did that, success found me.” —Debbi Fields, founder of Mrs. Field’s
99. “I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.” —Estée Lauder
100. “If you are giving a lot of value, if you are making an impact in people’s lives, it will be reflected in your bank account.” —Millie Leung, entrepreneur, and coach
101. “True leadership is when you create opportunity for others, including yourself.” —Shama Patel, founder, and CEO of Clean Your Dirty Face
102. “Successful people understand that you don’t need to make things complicated.” —Anne McKevitt
103. “Be kind and always stay fair and ethical. In our world today we see so many examples of bullying and people being unkind. I make it my habit to put nicely into everything I do. This philosophy has served me well!” —Anita Mahaffey, founder of Cool-Jams, Inc.
104. “We need to get women to the point where they aren’t apologizing. It is time to take ownership in our success.” —Tory Burch, fashion designer
105. “For every failure, there’s an alternative course of action. You just have to find it. When you come to a roadblock, take a detour.” —Mary Kay Ash, founder of Mary Kay Cosmetics
106. “If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.” —Katharine Hepburn
107. “Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.” —Eleanor Roosevelt
108. “You must stay true to your values, dreams, talents, instincts, passion, and everything that makes you, you. Ultimately, this boils down to living your truth, rather than avoiding, dismissing, or writing it off. Plus, it’s a lot more effort to live inauthentically than to embrace who you are!” —Kim Kiyosaki, investor, entrepreneur, and author
109. “If you’re scared to speak up, it’s usually a sign that you should.” —Tati Westbrook, YouTuber and Halo Beauty founder and CEO
110. “Just start. And once you do, don’t stop. Keep moving forward and find a way.” —Shannon Latham, owner and lead designer of Little English
111. “I realized that if I was willing to step up and be in the spotlight, I’d be able to make everyone else around me much more powerful as well.” —Alaina Percival, CEO of Women Who Code
112. “Whatever it is that you think you want to do, and whatever it is that you think stands between you and that, stop making excuses. You can do anything.” —Katia Beauchamp, CEO, and co-founder of Birchbox
113. “I am responsible for what I see.” —Gabrielle Bernstein
114. “You have to be careful when you’re getting feedback because people will give you conflicting feedback all the time, but ultimately you end up following your inner guide.” —Natalie Portman
115. “Look for what sparks the fire in your heart. Go there. But more importantly, keep showing up.” —Michelle Kuei, founder of Elevate Lifecoaching
116. “You take your life into your own hands, and what happens? A terrible thing: no one to blame.” —Erica Jong
117. “Without leaps of imagination or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.” —Gloria Steinem
118. “Always stay passionate about what you are doing! I’ve never been one to stay in a comfort zone too long because I need challenges in my life. I encourage everyone around me to not be afraid of following your instinct and passion, but most of all try to do what you love, that’s the best way to succeed.” —Emma Moquet, co-founder of Kova Hair
119. “I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up; this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear.” —Rosa Parks
120. “Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.” —Ingrid Bergman
Healing Prayer and Healing Crystals
There are several different types of healing crystals out there. Some people believe they have healing abilities for the mind, body, and soul.
Many ancient cultures — including Egypt, Greece, and China — believed that crystals have healing properties.
Some people claim that healing crystals promote the flow of good energy and help rid your body and mind of negative energy for physical and emotional benefits.
To help you get started, we compiled a comprehensive roundup of some of the most popular healing crystals.
Healing crystals for health
- Clear quartz: a clear crystal considered a master healer and believed to support the entire energetic system
- Jasper: a nurturing stone said to provide support during times of stress
- Obsidian: believed to help process emotions and experiences and aid in letting go
- Amethyst: used for healing, purifying, and enhancing willpower
- Bloodstone: said to improve circulation and provide support to blood-related issues
Healing crystals for wealth
- Tiger’s eye: said to provide motivation and lessen the fear
- Citrine: believed to spark enthusiasm, creativity, and concentration
- Turquoise: thought to soothe emotions and attract good luck
- Sapphire: known as a stone of prosperity
- Jade: another well-known stone for prosperity and luck
Healing crystals for love
- Rose quartz: sometimes referred to as the stone of love and believed to encourage love and trust
- Moonstone: said to prompt feelings of inner strength and growth
- Ruby: believed to support sexuality and sensuality
Healing Verses from Bible
Whether you’re looking for the best Bible verses about healing, prayers for healing, or scriptures on healing, here are 35 Bible healing verses to remember.
1. “Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” — Isaiah 41:10
2. “LORD my God, I called to you for help, and you healed me.” — Psalm 30:2
3. “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” — Matthew 11:28
4. “Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise them. If they have sinned, they will be forgiven.” — James 5:14-15
5. “‘ But I will restore you to health and heal your wounds,’ declares the LORD…” — Jeremiah 30:17
6. “My son, give attention to my words; incline your ear to my sayings. Do not let them depart from your eyes; keep them amid your heart; for they are life to those who find them, and health to all their flesh.” — Proverbs 4:20-22
7. “A cheerful heart is a good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.” — Proverbs 17:22
8. “And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.” — Philippians 4:19
9. “…You restored me to health and let me live. Surely it was for my benefit that I suffered such anguish. In your love you kept me from the pit of destruction; you have put all my sins behind your back.” — Isaiah 38:16-17
10. “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing, a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away, a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak, a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace.” — Ecclesiastes 3:1-8
11. “He gives power to the weak, and to those who have no might He increases strength…Those who wait on the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.” — Isaiah 40:29,31
12. “He bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds, you have been healed.” — 1 Peter 2:24
13. “This is my comfort in my affliction, that your promise gives me life.” — Psalm 119:50
14. “He heals the broken-hearted and binds up their wounds.” — Psalm 147:3
15. “Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, as it goes well with your soul.” — 3 John 1:2
16. “And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.” — Revelation 21:4
17. “LORD, be gracious to us; we long for you. Be our strength every morning, our salvation in time of distress.” — Isaiah 33:2
18. “Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.” — James 5:16
19. “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
20. “My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.” — Psalm 73:26
21. “But for you who fear My name, the sun of righteousness shall rise with healing in its wings. You shall go out leaping like calves from the stall.” — Malachi 4:2
22. “Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and sickness.” — Matthew 9:35
23. “And the people all tried to touch him because power was coming from him and healing them all.” — Luke 6:19
24. “The LORD is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, and he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.” — Psalm 23:1-4
25. “Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your understanding. In all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD and shun evil. This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones.” — Proverbs 3:5-8
26. “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” — Philippians 4:6-7
27. “Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope…” — Romans 5:3-4
28. “Heal me, O LORD, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved, for you are my praise.” — Jeremiah 17:14
29. “Have mercy on me, LORD, for I am faint; heal me, LORD, for my bones, are in agony.” — Psalm 6:2
30. “Worship the LORD your God, and his blessing will be on your food and water. I will take away sickness from among you…” — Exodus 23:25
31. “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.” — Psalm 34:17-18
32. “But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.” — 2 Corinthians 12:9
33. “When Jesus came down from the mountainside, large crowds followed him. A man with leprosy came and knelt before him and said, ‘Lord if you are willing, you can make me clean.’ Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man. ‘I am willing,’ he said. ‘Be clean!’ Immediately he was cleansed of his leprosy.” — Matthew 8:1-3
34. “Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.” — Proverbs 16:24
35. “Praise the LORD, my soul, and forget not all his benefits —who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion.” — Psalm 103:2-4
Other Words for Healers
Synonyms for healer:
- medicine man.