What Does God Say About Good Health? | Health, Stress and the Bible

What does God say about good health? Does He want you to be healthy, and is it of any concern to Him? As we open up our Bibles and look at the Word of God through the lens of health, we observe a theme. God does, in fact, care deeply about our health. In fact, it is His intention that we live in good health and prosper–all to fulfill the calling to further His Kingdom.

I will be the first to admit I am not a doctor. However, through my 30 years of pastoring, I have seen how stress and reactions to it greatly impact physical health. Extensive research indicates the negative impacts of stress on our health, confirming exactly what God says.

“A merry heart does good, like medicine, but a broken spirit dries the bones.”—Proverbs 17:22

Stress will come our way, and it impacts our minds. However, we have a choice about our attitude towards it.

What God Says About Good Health 

  • “Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.”—3 John 2
  • “And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.”—Philippians 4:19

The Lord’s intention through His Son is that we not only have eternal life but that we have good health, a long and healthy life on earth.  

Terror and negativity surround us. The enemy is prowling around, waiting for us to take the bait. The good news is that we can rise out of this battlefield in our minds and agree with the Lord’s desire for our physical bodies to be healthy.

Choose not to align yourself with the negative thoughts in your head. Though dismay may be happening all around you, instead, you must…

  • Pray and meditate. Go to the Healer in prayer. Align your thoughts with His thoughts and proclaim His truth over your life.
  • Get into God’s Word. Continuously renew your mind with the covenant promises of God through His Word.

It is all about making the decision to be self-disciplined. The Spirit provides this fruit for our good so that we may come into agreement with the Lord and His will.

Pursuing Good Health Honors God 

The Spirit of God within us is our biggest motivation for healthy living.

It says in 1 Corinthians 6:19-20, “Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.” (emphasis added)

Our bodies are important to God. He created our physical form for our life on earth, and through the blood covering of Jesus, He indwells us with His Spirit. We are carrying God within us everywhere we go! This shows how much God values our bodies and that we are the resting place of His Holy Spirit. 

Out of love and respect for God, be encouraged to know He wants His temple (your body) to be healthy and strong, representing Him on the earth. When you make healthy choices in your diet and lifestyle, you honor God and His choice to be within you. Physical, spiritual, and emotional health go hand in hand. That’s why lifestyle and alignment are so key to whole healing. 

As said earlier, I have seen how stress and reactions to it significantly impact physical health. There is wisdom in saying no and bringing our calendars under the authority of Jesus, Yeshua, for His guidance in what we commit to. But some stress in life is unavoidable. That’s why our reaction is also key. 

This boils down to what we believe about God in our situation and returns to the beautiful reality that He is within us. The Prince of Peace is indwelling you, and when we turn our focus to Him within, we can be protected by His peace while we wait for Him to move and provide in our circumstances.

Taking care of yourself is biblical! It means coming in agreement with what God says about you and how He chooses to work through you. Prioritizing what God says about good health will impact every other area of your life and the opportunities God puts before you. 

We are to make good health a goal and partner with God in His desire to bring wholeness to every area of our lives.

Woman facing the sunset with her arms spread out - Symbolization for what “God says about good health.”

God’s Spirit Brings Life to Your Body

While our choices matter, in this fallen world, God’s healing power ultimately preserves and restores our health. The Spirit of God within us is our greatest hope for complete healing. 

Romans 8:11 says, “If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit who dwells in you.” (emphasis added) 

Our bodies are the home of the Healer.

Jesus came that we might have life and have it in abundance (John 10:10). It is vital to align with this truth about the nature of God and His intention for your quality of life. He draws us closer to Him and is glorified in our seasons of suffering, but it is important that we not come into agreement with our pain or with disappointment. 

  • Ask Jesus to show you areas in your season of suffering that have caused you to come in agreement with something about His nature and purpose that is not true. He wants to remove everything that hinders you from experiencing His life at work within you.
Download your free Goals to Grow Workbook!

Healing is the children’s bread! I pray that your soul believes God’s Word today and that His healing power is released over any stress or sickness in your life.

You will experience peace as the terror lifts off of your soul and you once again believe in God’s goodness over your life.


“Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the Lord your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you.”—Deuteronomy 31:6If you are looking for a way to live out what God says about good health, get this free resource. Set goals that will position you to grow and receive His best for you!