There are diverse ways the devil gets hold of our faith.
Sicknesses are one of them.
But thank God, he constantly creates a means for us to escape.
But quite often, we are confronted with the unthinkable battle of severe diseases.
A cancer diagnosis is one of them.
About two months ago, I met a woman in the clinic.
When she presented, she needed an urgent resuscitation and blood transfusion.
She was in so much pain and could not bend forward.
By her side was her husband who has struggled to get her through this challenging time.
She was diagnosed with advanced breast cancer.
It is impossible to express how they were feeling entirely.
The husband has been to many hospitals, and she has also received chemotherapy but no improvement.
His resources were draining because there is no universal health insurance in my country.
But somehow, though battling cancer, she was unbelievably strong.
Most people don’t get the psychological and physical trauma cancer sufferers go through.
As doctors, we try to encourage and inspire them, especially in advanced carcinoma.
But now and again, we see the pain and pessimism in their faces.
If you have a friend or family member fighting cancer, there are inspirational verses you can use to encourage them.
Not just that, as caregivers and friends, you also need to invigorate yourself.
Taking care of cancer patients is emotionally draining, and you will absolutely need God’s word for inspiration.
I have compiled comforting bible verses for those battling cancer.
Read, stay strong, and be blessed.
Inspiring healing Bible verses for battling with cancer
1. Isaiah 43:1-2
But now, this is what the Lord says—
he who created you, Jacob,
he who formed you, Israel:
“Do not fear, for I have redeemed you;
I have summoned you by name; you are mine.
2 When you pass through the waters,
I will be with you;
and when you pass through the rivers,
they will not sweep over you.
When you walk through the fire,
you will not be burned;
the flames will not set you ablaze.
2. Joshua 1:9
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.”
3. Deuteronomy 31:6-8
Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”
4. Philippians 4:13
I can do all this through him who gives me strength.
5. Romans 8:31
What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?
6. Isaiah 41:10
So do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
7. 2 Corinthians 12:9
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 about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.
8. Isaiah 40:29-31
He gives strength to the weary
and increases the power of the weak.
30 Even youths grow tired and weary,
and young men stumble and fall;
31 but those who hope in the Lord
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.
9. Psalm 27:1
The Lord is my light and my salvation—
whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life—
of whom shall I be afraid?
10. 2 Chronicles 20:17
You will not have to fight this battle. Take up your positions; stand firm and see the deliverance the Lord will give you, Judah and Jerusalem. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Go out to face them tomorrow, and the Lord will be with you.’”
11. Isaiah 60:19
The sun will no more be your light by day,
nor will the brightness of the moon shine on you,
for the Lord will be your everlasting light,
and your God will be your glory.
12. Psalm 89:13-14
Your arm is endowed with power;
your hand is strong, your right hand exalted.
14 Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne;
love and faithfulness go before you.
13. Proverbs 12:25
Anxiety weighs down the heart,
but a kind word cheers it up.
14. Proverbs 15:13
A happy heart makes the face cheerful,
but heartache crushes the spirit.
15. Proverbs 18:14
The human spirit can endure in sickness,
but a crushed spirit who can bear?
16. Jeremiah 29:11
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.
17. Isaiah 55:8-12
“For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
neither are your ways my ways,”
declares the Lord.
9 “As the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are my ways higher than your ways
and my thoughts than your thoughts.
18. Psalm 40:5
Many, Lord my God,
are the wonders you have done,
the things you planned for us.
None can compare with you;
were I to speak and tell of your deeds,
they would be too many to declare.
19. Job 23:13
“But he stands alone, and who can oppose him?
He does whatever he pleases.
20. I Peter 5:7
Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
21. Psalm 55:22
Cast your cares on the Lord
and he will sustain you;
he will never let
the righteous be shaken.
22. Philippians 4:6
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
23. Psalm 37:5
Commit your way to the Lord;
trust in him and he will do this:
24. Matthew 6:25-26
“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?
25. Psalm 27:13-14
I remain confident of this:
I will see the goodness of the Lord
in the land of the living.
14 Wait for the Lord;
be strong and take heart
and wait for the Lord.
26. Romans 8:28
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who[a] have been called according to his purpose.
27. 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.
28. James 1:12
Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.
Fighting cancer? The story of Hezekiah will inspire you
In those days Hezekiah became ill and was at the point of death. The prophet Isaiah son of Amoz went to him and said, “This is what the Lord says: Put your house in order, because you are going to die; you will not recover.”
2 Hezekiah turned his face to the wall and prayed to the Lord, 3 “Remember, Lord, how I have walked before you faithfully and with wholehearted devotion and have done what is good in your eyes.” And Hezekiah wept bitterly.
4 Then the word of the Lord came to Isaiah: 5 “Go and tell Hezekiah, ‘This is what the Lord, the God of your father David, says: I have heard your prayer and seen your tears; I will add fifteen years to your life.
Isaiah 38: 1-5
If you are struggling with cancer, it is not the end of the world.
God loves you and wishes that you live.
Go on your knees and begin to pray for healing.
Sing forth his praises and trust God with all your hearts.
Hezekiah was a man of faith.
After his father died, he ruled faithfully and kept the commandments of God.
When sick, he cried to God for help.
Here are two important lessons from the story of Hezekiah.
God heals when we have served him
And ye shall serve the Lord your God, and he shall bless thy bread, and thy water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee.
No matter what condition you find yourself in, He has promised to stand by the righteous all through their days on earth.
So, when you have served him, he is willing to heal you in your trying times.
Yes, he can make advanced cancer go away. You only need to pray and believe.
For the Lord loves the just
and will not forsake his faithful ones.
Don’t wait – “A prayer in time saves nine”
If a stitch in time saves nine, a prayer in time should never be underestimated.
It can do absolute wonders if you trust in God.
A quick prayer was Hezekiah’s secret.
He just couldn’t wait after God has pronounced death on his life.
So, quickly, just when Isaiah was leaving, he prayed to God.
If he didn’t pray, surely, he would have died.
I have had my experiences too and I have written about them severally in this blog.
I operated on a lady and she was dying.
There was no blood in the hospital and the husband refuses other surgical options to save her life.
But just when I thought all hope is lost, I quickly prayed.
Immediately, things began to change.
From a near-death experience, God restored her health.
God is merciful and he would show mercy on who he deems fit.
Therefore God has mercy on whom he wants to have mercy, and he hardens whom he wants to harden.