25 Encouraging Scripture Verses for Those Who Serve in the Military

Canadian Armed ForcesI enjoy watching sporting events on T.V., from golf to hockey I am a super fan I guess.  As a Canadian, I watch the Super Bowl football game too but I have to wait until the next day to see the commercials because we don’t get the privilege of seeing them during the game.  (Talk to our Canadian affiliates!)  Anyway, one particular commercial last year, rather than being comic relief as most Super Bowl commercials are, was actually a glowing tribute to a young soldier coming home after having served in the Middle East.  It was U.S. patriotism at its best and even had me as a patriotic Canadian getting teary-eyed.  We should honour our allied War Vets, those who have fallen, those who have served and those who continue to fight for our rights and freedoms around the globe.  My husband and I served proudly in the Canadian Armed Forces and we have many friends who continue to serve our country.  To the men and women in the military, we honour your sacrifice and your service!  I pray that these verses may strengthen your resolve to continue to fight the good fight!

Isaiah 61:1-3  “The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor.  He has sent me to bind up the broken hearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion—to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair.  They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor.”

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.”

Psalm 116:5-6  “The Lord is gracious and righteous; our God is full of compassion.  The Lord protects the unwary; when I was brought low, he saved me.”

Psalm 29:11  “The Lord gives strength to his people; the Lord blesses his people with peace.”

Psalm 56:3-4  “When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.  In God, whose word I praise—in God I trust and am not afraid.  What can mere mortals do to me?”

Romans 8:38-39  “For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

1 Corinthians 1:9  “God is faithful, who has called you into fellowship with his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.”

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

Psalm 139:9-10  “If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea,  even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast.”

Psalm 91:14  “Because he loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.”

Philippians 4:12-14  “I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.  I can do all this through him who gives me strength.  Yet it was good of you to share in my troubles.”

Deuteronomy 31:6  “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.”

1 Peter 5:8-9  “Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that the family of believers throughout the world is undergoing the same kind of sufferings.”

2 Corinthians 9:8  “And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.”

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?”

Psalm 42:11  “Why, my soul, are you downcast?  Why so disturbed within me?  Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.”

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.”

2 Timothy 1:7  “For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.”

Psalm 4:8  “In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, Lord, make me dwell in safety.”

Isaiah 26:3-4  “You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.   Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord, the Lord himself, is the Rock eternal.”

John 14:27  “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.”

Psalm 91:9-12  “If you say, “The Lord is my refuge,” and you make the Most High your dwelling,  no harm will overtake you, no disaster will come near your tent.  For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways; they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.”

Psalm 145:13-16  “Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and your dominion endures through all generations.  The Lord is trustworthy in all he promises and faithful in all he does. The Lord upholds all who fall and lifts up all who are bowed down.  The eyes of all look to you, and you give them their food at the proper time.  You open your hand and satisfy the desires of every living thing.”

2 Corinthians 1:8-11  “We do not want you to be uninformed, brothers and sisters, about the troubles we experienced in the province of Asia. We were under great pressure, far beyond our ability to endure, so that we despaired of life itself.  Indeed, we felt we had received the sentence of death. But this happened that we might not rely on ourselves but on God, who raises the dead.  He has delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us again. On him we have set our hope that he will continue to deliver us,  as you help us by your prayers. Then many will give thanks on our behalf for the gracious favor granted us in answer to the prayers of many.”

Ephesians 6:10-18  “Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.  Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.  For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.  Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.  Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.  In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.  Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.   And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.”

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13 Responses to 25 Encouraging Scripture Verses for Those Who Serve in the Military

  1. Mel says:

    My son is serving in the US army and having a rough day. Thank you for graciously sharing these verses.

  2. Harlan Elrich says:

    Our youngest son left today to join the U.S. Army. It was very exciting to read this. I will be sending him one with each letter that I write him. Thank you.


  3. Oscar Benavides says:

    Keep our Troops in prayer ,they are awesome.

  4. John White says:

    It’s awesome. Fully blessed by all the scriptures. Help us pray and prevail more for NIGERIA POLICE FORCE.

  5. Chazz says:

    Thank you for the scriptures I will be going to the US Army to be a MP as soon as I graduate from High School in June 2017. God bless you.

  6. Mary Lou Hall says:

    Thank you for compiling a list of God’s Words to help the men and women, and their families and friends, serving in our military. God bless you richly as you share His words.

  7. studio949 says:

    Thank you so much for putting these verses together! God bless!

  8. dawnserene says:

    Thank you for this. My boyfriend is currently overseas in Afghanistan and I was looking for passages for him. I’m glad someone else had previously thought that soldiers might need strength and encouragement from the Bible.

  9. Michelle says:

    Thank you for your thoughtful heart. May God bless you.

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