We all expect and desire to live long with good health and happiness. In general, there are 4 simple steps to keep yourself healthy.
- Regular Exercise
- Balance Diet
- Personal Hygiene
- Good Sleep
We all know about it, but not many of us follow it. We give importance to many things in our life but we do not realize that a life without good health is nothing. You need good health to perform your daily activities, achieve your goals, satisfy your needs, your family needs and much more.
Nowadays, we hear about new types of disease and we see people in out day to day life who suffer and struggle a lot to recover from it.
Apart from everything you do to maintain good health, God’s blessing is really very very important. When someone tells you that they are sick, then first thing we say is that. “I will pray to God for your health and to get well soon”. Don’t we? Yes, we all know that above all, God alone can bless you with good health. There are so many verses in the Bible about Health, which has done numerous miracles in many people’s life.
We read in the Bible how many people were blessed with good health. The first person whom we remember is Abraham. God blessed His people with good health and prosperity. Long life and good health are the most precious wealth one can ever have.
1 Samuel 16:12 “So he sent for him and had him brought in. He was glowing with health and had a fine appearance and handsome features. Then the LORD said, “Rise and anoint him; this is the one.”
1 Samuel 17:42 “He looked David over and saw that he was little more than a boy, glowing with health and handsome, and he despised him.”
1 Samuel 25:6 “Say to him: ‘Long life to you! Good health to you and your household! And good health to all that is yours!”
Daniel 1:15 “At the end of the ten days they looked healthier and better nourished than any of the young men who ate the royal food.”
Prayer of Health:
Let us remember people who are suffering from sickness and pray to God for them. God always hears the prayers of the broken hearted. When we all gather together and pray for a person’s health, God will surely hear our prayers.
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.”
Dream of Health:
Dreams are beautiful. We get good and bad dreams when we sleep and there are people who also daydream. We dream about many things in life and sometimes our dreams come true. But what did Pharaoh dream about. He dreamt about healthy grains.
Genesis 41:5 “He fell asleep again and had a second dream: Seven heads of grain, healthy and good, were growing on a single stalk.”
Genesis 41:7 “The thin heads of grain swallowed up the seven healthy, full heads. Then Pharaoh woke up; it had been a dream.”
God’s Promise on Health:
God has promised His children many things. What are the promises of God about health?
Jeremiah 30:17 “But I will restore you to health and heal your wounds,’ declares the LORD, ‘because you are called an outcast, Zion for whom no one cares.’”
Jeremiah 33:6 “Nevertheless, I will bring health and healing to it; I will heal my people and will let them enjoy abundant peace and security.”
Your Body and Health:
Bible says about how to keep your body healthy. When you become blind, the world becomes dark and your body is out of light. So when you keep your eyes healthy, your body is healthy too.
Luke 11:34 “Your eye is the lamp of your body. When your eyes are healthy, your whole body also is full of light. But when they are unhealthy, your body also is full of darkness.”
Matthew 6:22 ““The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are healthy, your whole body will be full of light.”
Doctor and Health:
There are 3 Bible verses about who needs a doctor. Nobody who is healthy will need a doctor, only the sick need a doctor. God relates this to when he has come to this world. God has not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.
Luke 5:31 “Jesus answered them, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick.”
Mark 2:17 “On hearing this, Jesus said to them, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.””
Matthew 9:12 “On hearing this, Jesus said, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick.”
Good News brings Health:
When we hear some good news, we are very glad and delighted. Good news always gives joy and happiness to a person and so in addition it brings good health.
Proverbs 15:30 “Light in a messenger’s eyes brings joy to the heart, and good news gives health to the bones.”
Fear of God brings Health:
Fear of the Lord gives long life and good health. God will nourish your bones and will bring health to your body. So if you need good health, fear the Lord and cast out the Devil.
Proverbs 3:7-8 “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 3:8 “This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones.”
Proverbs 4:22 “Do not let them out of your sight, keep them within your heart; for they are life to those who find them and health to one’s whole body.”
Pray to God for Health:
During times of sickness, ask God to shower His blessings on you. When you are struggling in pain, ask God to forgive your sins, cleanse all your sins and heal you. He will forgive you and restore your health.
Psalm 38:3 “Because of your wrath there is no health in my body; there is no soundness in my bones because of my sin.”
Psalm 38:7 “My back is filled with searing pain; there is no health in my body.”
Isaiah 38:16 “Lord, by such things people live; and my spirit finds life in them too. You restored me to health and let me live.”
Psalm 73:4 “They have no struggles; their bodies are healthy and strong.”
Withdrawal of Health:
Zechariah 11:16 “For I am going to raise up a shepherd over the land who will not care for the lost, or seek the young, or heal the injured, or feed the healthy, but will eat the meat of the choice sheep, tearing off their hooves.”