35 Bible verses on wellness

Wellness is multi-dimensional.

According to Merriam Webster, it is “the quality or state of being in good health especially as an actively sought goal.” To be well is to adopt a lifestyle and partake in activities that promote good health and improve the quality of one’s life. Nutrition, exercise and other aspects of physical health are not the only dimensions of wellness and good health, however. In fact there are eight dimensions to wellness: physical, emotional, environmental, financial, intellectual, occupational, socially and spiritual health.

Spirituality is an important part of my life. I value opportunities to strengthen my faith in God and improve my spiritual health through prayer, worship, sermons, meditation or conversations with spiritual mentors and advisors. I also appreciate that I can turn to the Bible in times of need for a reminder of who I am and what I believe, a reassuring word, guidance, and to increase my knowledge of various topics. Read in this post 35 Bible verses (NIV) referring to or addressing the different dimensions of wellness.

35 Bible verses on wellness

On self-worth, self-esteem and self-love

  • For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. (John 3:16)
  • For He chose us in Him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in His sight. In love He predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with His pleasure and will to the praise of His glorious grace, which He has freely given us in the One He loves. (Ephesians 1:4-6)
  • For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. (Ephesians 2:10)
  • You are altogether beautiful, my darling; there is no flaw in you. (Song of Solomon 4:7)
  • Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows. (Luke 12:7)
  • I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. (Psalm 139:14)
  • For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love, and self-discipline. (2 Timothy 1:7)

On worry, stress and trust in God

  • “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. (Jeremiah 29:11)
  • 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)
  • Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. (Matthew 6:34)
  • Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. (Matthew 11:28)
  • The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in Him, and He helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise Him. (Psalm 28:7)
  • Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you. (1 Peter 5:7)
  • Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” (Joshua 1:9)
  • Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. (John 14:27)

On taking care of one’s heart and the value of a good heart

  • A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. (Proverbs 17:22)
  • Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it. (Proverbs 4:23)
  • Anxiety weighs down the heart, but a kind word cheers it up. (Proverbs 12:25)

On physical health

  • So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. (1 Corinthians 10:31)

On strength

  • He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. (Isaiah 40:29)
  • My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. (Psalm 73:26)

On healing

  • He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. (Psalm 147:3)
  • “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 30:17)

On rest/ work-life balance

  • Six days you shall labor, but on the seventh day you shall rest; even during the plowing season and harvest you must rest. (Exodus 34:21)

On relationships

  • Walk with the wise and become wise, for a companion of fools suffers harm. (Proverbs 13:20)
  • As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17)
  • Do to others as you would have them do to you. (Luke 6:31)
  • One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother. (Proverbs 18:24)
  • “Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you. (Exodus 20:12)
  • Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful. (Proverbs 27:6)
  • A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of adversity. (Proverbs 17:17)
  • We love because he first loved us. (1 John 4:19)

On money/ finances

  • Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have,because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” (Hebrews 13:5)
  • Dishonest money dwindles away, but whoever gathers money little by little makes it grow. (Proverbs 13:11)
  • Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. (Matthew 6:19-21)

(If you are a Bible-reading, believer and/or follower of Christ -) What are your favorite health- or wellness-related Bible verses?

 

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