Top 13 Comforting Bible Verses To Read Before a Surgery

Having a surgical procedure can be a fearful and stressful experience. Call on the Great Physician to protect you and guide the hands of the surgeon. Study these top 13 comforting Bible verses before surgery and find comfort that He is always with you. 

It’s not easy going into surgery, so I pray that these top 13 comforting Bible verses to read before a surgery will help give you some peace of mind.

Bible Verses Before Surgery

Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord.
- James 5:14

For she said to herself, If I only touch his garment, I will be made well.
- Matthew 9:21

And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us. And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of him.
- 1 John 5:14-15

When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.
- Psalm 56:3

He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.
- Psalm 147:3

The LORD sustains him on his sickbed; in his illness you restore him to full health.
- Psalm 41:3

Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory, obtaining the outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls.
- Philippians 4:6-7

For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
- Romans 8:38-39

Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, as it goes well with your soul.
- 3 John 1:2

and call upon me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall glorify me.”
- Psalm 50:15

But he was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds we are healed.
- Isaiah 53:5

fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
- Isaiah 41:10

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go."
- Joshua 1:9

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Dissolving Fear – Isaiah 41

There is no such thing as “minor surgery,” unless it’s on someone else, but to God, everything is minor for He is God.  He reigns over the natural because He is Supernatural, so “Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand” (Isaiah 41:10).

Never Leaving You – Deuteronomy 31

Having surgery is a scary thing for most.  There are so many things that can go wrong, and many have, but for the believer, we are told to “Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you” (Deuteronomy 31:6).  Asking for prayer helps, so pray for the anesthesiologist, the technicians, the doctors, the nurses, and all the staff. Prayer has a great way of handing your fears over to God Who is the Great Physician.

All Things Are Possible – Matthew 19

I have heard of numerous miracle healings that can only be explained by our Omnipotent God.  These miracles glorify God, so pray that God can do what is not possible with medicine, for He is the God of the impossible.  When you’re faced with a seemingly impossible situation, remember what Jesus said: “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible” (Matthew 19:26).

Pray About Everything – Philippians 4

When fear strikes you, like you might have before surgery, obey the command of God to “not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:6-7). Turning it over to God dissolves a lot of our fear; or at least it should.

He Who Made the Storm – Jeremiah 17

Jeremiah the Prophet’s prayer wasn’t exactly about having surgery, but he feared for his life, and so he prayed, “Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved, for you are my praise” (Jeremiah 17:14).  Why not pray that prayer before you go into surgery?  God hears and answers our prayer, so trust Him Who created you to be involved in every intricate detail of your surgery.  It might give you some peace of mind.

Final Words of Encouragement

When the disciples were caught in a great storm, they began to panic, believing that they would drown, so they awoke Jesus “And he awoke and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, “Peace! Be still!” And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm” (Mark 4:39).  We would have probably had the same reaction as they had as “They were filled with great fear and said to one another, “Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him” (Mark 4:41)? Who is this?  It is the Lord our God, omnipotent.

If you know of someone else who is going to have surgery, please share these top 13 comforting Bible verses to read before a surgery, in the hopes that they will find comfort and strength in God’s Word.

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