Bible Verses About Health and Wellness in the New Testament

Jesus Christ is known as the great healer. Many people who are not born in a Christian family also come to know Jesus during a time of sickness when someone might have talked about God’s healing messages in the Bible.

Here are some verses from the New Testament that explain the Christian perspective on health, wellness and healing.

Jesus said, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. Matthew 9:12

When Jesus was living on the earth, He spent time with poor, needy and even social outcasts. It is recorded in the Bible that Jesus spoke the words in Matthew when some rich people expressed why He was in the company of people considered socially lower than others in those days.

This verse is an encouragement for us today that irrespective of our health or wealth situation, we can boldly seek God’s help for healing in all areas of our life – physical, mental and spiritual.

Jesus turned and saw her. “Take heart, daughter,” he said, “your faith has healed you.” And the woman was healed at that moment. Matthew 9:22.

This is another popular verse in the Bible. It gives people confidence that God not only has the power to heal but He is compassionate and ready to heal.

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.

This verse confirms what we now know scientifically. It demonstrates that there is a direct connection between the wellness of the physical body and the health of our inner being (mind and soul). Essentially the verse seems to show us that the path to good physical health is linked to paying attention to mental and spiritual health.

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

We are reminded in the scriptures about health and wellness that anxiety cannot change any situation from bad to good. On the other hand, it can be harmful to our overall well being. The solution is to place our worry and nagging anxiety in God’s hands through prayers from a thankful heart.