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6 Reassuring Bible verses for people facing surgery




Cerith Gardiner - published on 04/21/24

Take comfort from these words from Scripture if you're anxious about heading to the hospital.

Facing surgery can be a daunting experience, stirring up a whirlwind of emotions. But you’re not alone in this journey. The Bible offers words of comfort, strength, and assurance to soothe your anxious heart. Here are six verses from Scripture, each carrying its own unique message of hope to accompany you through this challenging time.

Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God. Then the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7

This verse reminds us that we can bring our worries and fears to God through prayer. By entrusting our concerns to Him and expressing gratitude, we open ourselves to experiencing His peace, a peace that transcends our comprehension and guards our hearts amidst uncertainty.

Do not fear: I am with you; do not be anxious: I am your God. I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my victorious right hand.” Isaiah 41:10

God promises His presence and support in times of distress. This verse reassures us that we need not be afraid, for He is our source of strength and assistance. His unwavering presence upholds us, giving us the courage to face whatever lies ahead.

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff comfort me.” Psalm 23:4

In the midst of fear and uncertainty, this psalm offers solace by affirming God’s constant presence and guidance. Regardless of the challenges we face, He walks beside us, providing comfort and assurance. His presence is our source of courage, dispelling fear and offering reassurance.

I command you: be strong and steadfast! Do not fear nor be dismayed, for the LORD, your God, is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9

Just as God encouraged Joshua as he faced new challenges, He encourages us today. This verse reminds us of God’s command to be strong and steadfast, assuring us that His presence accompanies us wherever we go. With Him by our side, we can face the unknown with confidence and courage.

Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am meek and humble of heart; and you will find rest for yourselves. For my yoke is easy, and my burden light.” Matthew 11:28-30

Jesus extends an invitation to find rest and relief in Him. He understands our struggles and invites us to lay our burdens at His feet. By entrusting ourselves to Him, we discover a peace that refreshes our weary souls and lightens our load.

God is our refuge and our strength, an ever-present help in distress.” Psalm 46:1

This verse echoes the sentiment of God’s constant presence and support in times of trouble. He is not only our refuge, providing a place of safety and security, but also our strength, empowering us to endure adversity. Knowing that He is always near brings comfort and reassurance as we navigate life’s challenges.

As you prepare for surgery, may these verses serve as a beacon of hope, reminding you of God’s unfailing love and presence. Trust in His promises, lean on His strength, and find solace in His peace. You are held in His hands, surrounded by His grace.

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