When someone we love is sick, or hurting, it can be difficult to find words to express sympathy, while remaining a source of positivity and encouragement. Scripture is the perfect place to find messages to uplift those who are ailing. The following verses are reminders of the hope we have in knowing God as our healer and comforter in times of trouble. Their placement on a Get Well card would be a lovely reminder of that promise.
Numbers 6: 24-26 The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.
When we fear a diagnosis or are struggling with a health issue, we often begin to question God’s faithfulness. We wonder if He has left us and why we are going through this. This prayer beautifully puts into words the desire of anyone who is hurting: To feel God’s presence, to know His love, and to find His peace.
Proverbs 17:22 A cheerful heart is good medicine.
Sometimes feeling better physically can be a by product of feeling better emotionally. When we are able to laugh and find joy, we are better equipped to take on any troubles that may afflict us. We can find that joy in a relationship with Jesus, and through the love and support of those around us.
Isaiah 26:3 You, Lord, give perfect peace even in turmoil to those who keep their purpose firm and put their trust in you.
Our purpose is to know God and make Him known to the world. That does not change even when our health does. In any and every circumstance, there is opportunity to fulfill our purpose. By doing so, along with putting our faith in Christ, we can find peace in the midst of troubles.
Psalm 107:20 He sent out his word and healed them; he rescued the from the grave.
This is the offer Christ makes to everyone. It doesn’t change when we become ill or injured. Our soul is healed when we give it to Jesus, and whatever happens to our physical bodies, we can rest assured that we have been rescued from death.
3 John 1-2 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.
A beautiful expression of love, this passage lends itself perfectly to a get well card. Its speaks to physical well-being, as well as the importance of a happy and contented soul. The combination of the two are the recipe for good health.
Isaiah 58:8 Then your light will break forth like the dawn, and your healing will quickly appear; then your righteousness will go before you, and the glory of the LORD will be your rear guard.
What a bright, hopeful passage. This verse is the heart prayer of anyone facing a health crisis: The desire to be restored to health, walking tall in righteousness, with God standing behind them. The visual alone is enough to uplift, but the promise behind it is where hope is found.
1 Peter 5:10 And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.
The greatest gift that can be given to someone in pain is a reminder that they are not forgotten and that the pain is only temporary. Strength will be restored, faith will grow, and God’s grace will steady us for the future.
The simplest act of love can mean a great deal to someone who is in the midst of a health battle. Whether it be a visit, a phone call, or a prayer offered in the form of a card, you are reflecting Christ’s love to one of his hurting children. Should today be day you can extend that love, I hope the above verses are helpful to you in doing so.
Article by Jada Pryor
I am a married to my best friend, the proud Momma of the world’s coolest kiddos, and so in love with God that it brings me to my knees. I don’t always understand Him, sometimes argue with Him, but am eternally grateful to have been saved by Him. I have a blog called A Nap and A Prayer where I blog about my adventures as a God Girl and Stay at Home Mama. My favorite song lyric is from the song, Travelin Thru’ by Dolly Parton- “Sweet Jesus if you’re listening keep me ever close to you, as I’m tumbling, stumbling, travelin through.” Would love to travel together so we all make it Home in the end.