Whether it’s cancer, autoimmune disease, or another type of chronic illness, there are plenty of times where you need a little extra encouragement. Looking to the Old Testament and New Testament Bible verses for comfort is always a great place to start. These are my 25 favorite inspirational scriptures for chronic illness. May they bring you renewed strength in body, mind, and spirit.
Going through cancer treatment was bad enough. It was the most difficult trial of my life. But it had a start and end date. When I was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease and suffered from extreme chronic fatigue, it felt like there was no end in sight. That each day got worse instead of better.
25 Inspirational Scriptures for Chronic Illness
Throughout my own health trials, there were times where it was difficult to stay strong and to keep the faith. These are 25 of my most favorite inspirational Bible scriptures that have been comforting to me over the years. I hope they offer that same comfort, inspiration, and hope to you during your journey.
Old Testament Scriptures
No weapon formed against me will prosper. – Isaiah 54:17
She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future. – Proverbs 31:25
The Lord is on my side; I will not fear. – Psalm 118:6
The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. – Isaiah 40:31
A joyful heart is good medicine. – Proverbs 17:22
The Lord is my strength and my shield. – Psalm 28:7
Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. – Isaiah 40:31
God is within her, she will not fail. – Psalm 46:5
My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. – Psalm 73:26
Be still and know that I am God.
His favor is for life. Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning. – Psalm 30:5
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
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New Testament Scriptures
Love never gives up. – 1 Corinthians 13:7
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to his purpose. – Romans 8:28
I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers. – 3 John 1:2
Be joyful always. Pray continually. Give thanks in all circumstances. – 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
Consider the lilies, they don’t work or make their own clothing, yet even Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as them. How much more will God take care of you?
Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. – Matthew 11:28
Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him. – James 1:12
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. – Philippians 4:13
If God is for us, who can be against us? – Romans 8:31
Your grace is sufficient. – 2 Corinthians 12:9
Blessed are those who believe without seeing. – John 20:29
Do not be anxious about anything but in every situation by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving present your requests to God and the peace of God with surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. – Philippians 6-7
We are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. – Romans 8:37
My hope and prayer are that these 25 scriptures for chronic illness bring you a little extra inspiration today. Sending abundant blessings of love, comfort, and healing to you.
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