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Scripture Verses for the Deployed Military Member

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Many times my posts are geared toward the spouses of military members, but after looking through some of the key searches that brought people to my site, I found that there were a few topics people were looking for that I wanted to address. One of the many popular searches I found was this: “Inspirational Scripture Verses for Deployed Soldiers.”

Since there seemed to be a need, I thought I would find the best Scripture verses of encouragement for different topics that a military member might go through or need encouragement for.

60+ Scripture Verses of Encouragement

*Note: All verses are in the NKJV.

Verses for Battle & War

  • 2 Samuel 22: 40 – “For You have armed me with strength for the battleYou have subdued under me those who rose against me.”
  • 1 Chronicles 5:20 – “…they cried out to God in the battle. He heeded their prayer, because they put their trust in Him.”
  • 2 Chronicles 20:15 – “…Do not be afraid nor dismayed because of this great multitude, for the battle is not yours, but God’s.”
  • 2 Chronicles 32:8 – “With him is an arm of flesh; but with us is the Lord our God, to help us and to fight our battles.
  • Psalm 18:39 – “For You have armed me with strength for the battle; You have subdued under me those who rose up against me.”
  • Psalm 55:18 – “He has redeemed my soul in peace from the battle that was against me…”
  • Psalm 140:7 – “O GOD the Lord, the strength of my salvation, You have covered my head in the day of battle.”

Scripture Verses for Safety

The following verse is about a stone column called Mizpah and has inspired jewelry for long distance relationships. There are many pieces you can get with this verse on it (and many of them have two parts, so two people can wear it).” – Jo My Gosh | 5 Bible Verses and a Prayer for Deployment

  • Genesis 31:49 – “May the Lord watch between you and me when we are absent one from another.”
  • Job 11:18 – “You would be secure, because there is hope; yes, you would dig around you, and take your rest in safety.”
  • Psalm 4:8 – “I will both lie down in peace, and sleep; for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.”
  • Psalm 12:5 – “…I will set him in the safety for which he yearns.”
  • Psalm 78:53 – “And he led them to safety, so they did not fear…”
  • Psalm 119:117 – “Hold me up, and I shall be safe…
  • Proverbs 18:10 – “The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous run into it and are safe.”

See also: Soldiers’ Prayers

Scripture Verses for Strength

  • Joshua 1:9 – “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
  • Philippians 4:13 – “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”
  • Ephesians 6:10 – “…be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.”
  • Psalm 18:17 – “He delivered me from my strong enemy, From those who hated me, For they were too strong for me.”
  • Psalm 71:3 – “Be my strong refuge, To which I may resort continually; You have given the commandment to save me, For You are my rock and my fortress.”
  • Proverbs 14:6 – “In the fear of the Lord there is strong confidence, And His children will have a place of refuge.”
  • Proverbs 18:10 – “The name of the Lord is a strong tower; The righteous run to it and are safe.”
  • 1 Corinthians 16:13 – “Watch, stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong.”
  • Isiah 40:29 – “He gives power to the weak, And to those who have no might He increases strength.”
  • Psalm 18:32 – “It is God who arms me with strength, And makes my way perfect.”
  • Psalm 18:39 – “For You have armed me with strength for the battle; You have subdued under me those who rose up against me.”
  • Psalm 27:14 – “Wait on the Lord; Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the Lord!”
  • Psalm 31:24 – “Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart, All you who hope in the Lord.
  • Psalm 37:39 – “But the salvation of the righteous is from the Lord; He is their strength in the time of trouble.”
  • Isaiah 40:31 – “But those who wait on the Lord Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint.”
  • Isaiah 41:10 – “Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.”
  • 2 Corinthians 12:9 – “And He said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.”

Scripture Verses for Peace

  • Genesis 43:23 – “…Peace be with you, do not be afraid.”
  • Leviticus 26:6 – “I will give peace in the land, and you shall lie down, and none will make you afraid.”
  • Numbers 6:26 – “The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, And give you peace.”
  • Judges 6:23 – “…Peace be with you; do not fear, you shall not die.”
  • Judges 18:6 – “Go in peace. The presence of the Lord be with you on your way.”
  • 1 Kings 2:33 – “…there shall be peace forever from the Lord.”
  • Isaiah 26:3 – “You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.”
  • John 14:27 – “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”
  • Jeremiah 29: 11 – “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.”
  • Psalm 119:165 – “Great peace have those who love your law, and nothing causes them to stumble.”
  • Isaiah 26:3 – “You will keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed on You, Because he trusts in You.”
  • Isaiah 32:18 – “My people will dwell in a peaceful habitation, in secure dwellings, and in quiet resting places.”
  • Jeremiah 14:13 – “You shall not see the sword, nor shall you have famine, but I will give you assured peace in this place.”
  • Jeremiah 23:17 – “The Lord has said, you shall have peace…”
  • Haggai 2:9 – “And in this place I will give you peace, says the Lord of hosts.”
  • John 14:27 –Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you.”
  • John 16:33 – “These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”
  • Philippians 4:7 – “And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

Verses for Fear & Worry

  • Exodus 14:13 – “Do not be afraid. Stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord, which He will accomplish for you today.
  • Leviticus 26:6 – “I will give peace in the land, and you shall lie down, and none will make you afraid.”
  • Deuteronomy 20:3 – “Do not let your heart faint, do not be afraid, and do not tremble or be terrified…”
  • Deuteronomy 31:6 – “Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid.. for the Lord your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you.”
  • Joshua 1:9 – “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
  • Psalm 27:1 – “The Lord is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; Of whom shall I be afraid?”
  • Psalm 46:1-2 – “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear…”
  • Psalm 56:3 – “Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in You.”
  • Proverbs 3:24 – “When you lie down, you will not be afraid; Yes, you will lie down and your sleep will be sweet.”
  • Isaiah 12:2 – “Behold, God is my salvation, I will trust and not be afraid…”
  • Matthew 10:31 – “Do not fear… you are of more value than many sparrows.”
  • Mark 5:36 – “…Do not be afraid; only believe.”

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