One of the main reasons Jesus came to earth was to bring about the ministry of healing. While much of recorded healing in the gospel was physical, the ultimate goal of Jesus was complete and total healing, not just of the body but also of the spirit that would bring salvation, and of the soul that would bring emotional wholeness.
While the struggle over physical sickness is very real today, so is the struggle over emotional sickness. Many if not all of us are struggling with some level of depression, anxiety, fear or distress that we need to be completely healed from.
The good news of the gospel is not just that we now have healing over our spirits leading to eternal life, but as we are healed spiritually, God also progressively works to give us freedom in every single area of our life. God wants to heal your spirit so that you may enjoy Him for the rest of eternity, but He also wants to heal your emotions so that you may enjoy life here on earth experiencing His joy and peace.
Here are seven scriptures that point to the emotional healing that comes through Jesus Christ.
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires” (ESV, Galatians 5:22–24). (Pexels)
“We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ” (ESV, 2 Corinthians 10:5). (Pexels)
“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect” (ESV, Romans 12:2). (Pexels)
“Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me” (ESV, Psalm 51:10). (Pexels)
“Then He said to them, ‘Go your way. Eat the fat and drink sweet wine and send portions to anyone who has nothing ready, for this day is holy to our Lord. And do not be grieved, for the joy of the Lord is your strength'” (ESV, Nehemiah 8:10). (Pexels)
“For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!” The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God,”
Romans 8:15-16 ESV
“He himself 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 ESV
“That evening they brought to him many who were oppressed by demons, and he cast out the spirits with a word and healed all who were sick. This was to fulfill what was spoken by the prophet Isaiah: “He took our illnesses and bore our diseases.””
Matthew 8:16-17 ESV
“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 the power of Christ may rest upon me.”
2 Corinthians 12:9 ESV
“If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.”
James 1:5 ESV
“And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.”
Philippians 4:19 ESV
“No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.”
1 Corinthians 10:13 ESV
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.”
John 14:27 ESV
“When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears and delivers them out of all their troubles. The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all. He keeps all his bones; not one of them is broken.”
Psalm 34:17-20 ESV
“And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.”
1 Peter 5:10 ESV