24 Bible Verses about Protection to Guide You through Hard Times
Bible verses About Protection
We live in perilous times; accidents, viruses, diseases, and human cruelty claim millions of lives worldwide every year. Man has become selfish, and wickedness has increased just as the Bible said it would.
The love of many has grown cold. Crime rates are incredibly high, and nobody knows what to expect from one moment to the next. During all this crisis and uncertainties, God has promised His children protection and comfort from the wickedness of men.
Table of Contents
- Bible verses about protection from Evil
- Bible verses about protection from danger
- Bible verses about protection from disease and illness
- Bible verses about protection and strength
- Bible verses about the protection of your family.
Bible verses about protection from Evil
As a loving Father, God has assured his children of safety and protection from the wicked. The phrase “fear not” appears 365 times in the Bible, so that’s one promise of protection for every day of the year!
Psalms 91:10. NKJV - No evil shall befall you, nor shall any plague come near dwelling.
When God promises us anything, we can be sure that He is going to perform it. All His promises are yes, and Amen; we only need to have faith. God has promised to give His angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways.
However, to enjoy this divine protection, you must have God as your dwelling place. Make Him your shield, your refuge, and defense. Believe in His power and walk boldly through each obstacle that you are sure to face.
Psalms 121:7 NKJV - The Lord shall preserve you from all evil; He shall preserve your soul.
The psalmist asked in Psalm 121:1, “…from whence comes my help?” The response was simple – “my help comes from the Lord who made heaven and earth.”
The Lord who neither sleeps nor slumbers has promised you eternal safety. Always walk with your spiritual eyes open and fixed on Christ, the author and the finisher of your faith.
2 Timothy 4:18 NKJV and the Lord will deliver me from every evil work and preserve me for His heavenly kingdom, to Him be glory forever and ever. Amen!
The apostle Paul was a man who endured many hardships in his ministry. He was once stoned and left to die, three times he was beaten with rods, and he suffered three shipwrecks. Paul suffered so many things, but the Lord did not deliver him to the will of his enemies until he finished his ministry.
The scriptures were written for our admonition and comfort that we might learn and gain knowledge of the Lord’s will for us. Always walk in this consciousness that the same Lord who was with Paul has not changed. Always know that he will never deliver you into the will of your enemies.
2 Thessalonians 3:3 NKJV but the Lord is faithful, who will establish you and guard you from the evil one.
The faithfulness of God is found by those who put faith in Him. God does not give anyone a spirit of fear and cowardice. He wants you to trust in Him the way a young child trusts his mother. Trusting in God should be our default setting, not a miraculous exception to the rule.
Whatever His Word tells you to do, do it without a doubt. Believe it and walk in that light. Don’t let thoughts of fear torment you but affirm your faith in this Word, that “He who promised is faithful….” Hebrews 10:23 NKJV.
Psalm 23:4 NKJV. Yea, 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, they comfort me.
The Christian’s journey is not a smooth road; it is warfare. The Bible says that we “do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.” (Ephesians 6:12 NKJV). The rod that is mentioned here is Jesus Christ. Isaiah calls Him a Rod from the stem of Jesse (Isaiah 11:1 NKJV).
Your comfort should be on Christ, always know that you were raised together with Him, and you are now seated in the heavenly places far above all forces of wickedness. Therefore, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might!
Bible verses about protection from danger.
The work of satan is to make sure that your life is hard. He wants you to give up on God. He hates you because you are made in the likeness and image of God. The Lord knows it, and that’s why He has dedicated in His word scriptures to encourage, assure, and strengthen you whenever you feel insecure.
Proverbs 26:25-26 NKJV- Do not be afraid of sudden terror, not of trouble from the wicked when it comes; For the Lord will be your confidence and will keep your foot from being caught.
Fear doesn’t mean that you don’t have faith. Fear usually comes when you take your eyes off the master and focus on your troubles or dangers instead.
When Peter saw Jesus walking on water, he shouted, “…Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water.” Matthew 14:28 NKJV. Peter walked on water after Christ called him, but Peter took his eyes off Jesus after seeing the boisterous waves, and he started to sink.
It took the hand of the Lord to save him. It’s that same hand that will save us today. A Christian should always study the Word to know the promises of God so that he can focus on them instead of the storms and dangers of life.
Isaiah 54:17 NKJV- “No weapon formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue that rises against you in judgment you shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is from me,” says the Lord
Life is full of uncertainties. We imagine that it would be a lot easier if we had the assurance of safety and security as we go about our day. The flesh wants to walk by sight, but God tells us to walk by faith in the Spirit.
We can only strengthen our faith by spending time in the scriptures that He left for us. Inside God’s Word is the safety and security that we all need. Get hold of it in your Spirit, believe it, and confess it over your life.
We can have faith even in the hard times because we know that God is always stronger no matter the weapons or show of strength that the enemy tries to use against us.
Proverbs 2:8 NKJV-He guards the paths of justice and preserves the way of His saints.
When God guards your ways, you are sure to win. He will always keep your feet from the snares and traps of the wicked one. He will preserve you and keep you alive. Challenges, distress, and fears may be there, but as David did, encourage yourself in the Lord your God.
Psalms 31:4 NKJV- For the Lord will be your confidence and will keep your foot from being caught.
The Word of the Lord says, “The fear of a man brings a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord shall be safe” Proverbs 29:25 NKJV. Many things around us induce fear. To many, fear is the logical and automatic response to the mayhem swarming all around us.
Jesus, however, promised His people that He would neither leave them nor forsake them, and that includes you. Do not let threats from the enemy shake or move you. Always have your hope anchored in the living promises of God, and your safety is sure in Him.
Proverbs 18:10 NKJV- The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.
As a Christian – a believer in Christ, you now bear His name. Every time you mention that name in faith, the forces of wickedness are paralyzed. His name is a fortified hiding place.
No authority on earth can withstand it. Philippians 2:10 NKJV says, “at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth.”
No name should comfort you like the name of Jesus because there is no other name that can. It is more significant in authority and power than all names. Don’t bow down to threats of danger but withstand them in the name of Jesus, and they will flee from you.
Bible verses about protection from disease and illness
Millions of people die every day from different kinds of diseases. However, in this languishing world, you don’t need to panic as a child of God.
Deuteronomy 7:15 NKJV - And the LORD will take away from you all sickness, and will afflict you with none of the terrible diseases of Egypt which you have known, but will lay them on all those who hate you.
God’s will is always to see His children in perfect health. This can seem difficult to accept, given the state of the world, but it is true. God restores and heals His people, protecting them from the pestilences that come upon the earth. In faith, we can trust the plan that He has for our lives and for our loved ones.
If and when we lose people, it is not evidence that God does not care. On the contrary. God’s ultimate concern is the salvation of our souls. Our earthly experience is temporary, so we cannot expect eternal life here on earth.
We live eternally with Him where there is no more sickness or pain. God can choose to restore our health here on earth, but if we live in faith and trust in His Word, we can gain an even greater reward of eternal good health.
Psalms 103:3 NKJV - Who forgives all your iniquities. Who heals all your diseases.
One of the many benefits of believing in God is that He heals all your diseases. When Christ was on earth, He could be seen healing the sick and tending to the marginalized of society.
He valued health so much that He went against traditional customs and rules that offended legalists of His time. Your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit and should be filled with the Spirit’s presence at all times. Ask God to purify your temple and to renew your heart and mind daily.
Psalms 41:3 The LORD will strengthen him on his bed of illness; you will sustain him on his sickbed.
The Lord has given you the responsibility of taking care of your body. Some people become sick because of poor eating habits and lifestyle choices. Others are infected through human contact accidentally or maliciously. Whatever the source of your malady, God is merciful. He is Jehovah Rapha, the Lord who is willing to heal.
When we approach God for healing, we should not be shrouded in doubt about whether or not we are too sick for Him to help us. We should approach him in the confidence of the leper in Matthew 8:32 NKJV and declare, “Lord, if You are willing, You can make me clean.”
Psalms 41:4 NKJV - I said, “LORD, be merciful to me; heal my soul, for I have sinned against you.”
Sin can bring sicknesses. Jesus healed a man and told him, “…See, you have been made well, sin no more, lest a worse thing come upon you.” John 5:14 NKJV. In case of such a sickness, one should ask for forgiveness. The Lord will pardon your iniquities and, if it is His will, heal you out of His love and mercy.
Matthew 9:35 NKJV – “Then Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people.”
One of the many titles of our Lord Jesus is “The Great Physician.” During His earthly ministry, Jesus was healing the sick in great numbers. Sometimes sick people only desired to touch the hem of His garment for their healing. The same Jesus has not changed even to this day, and He is still in the business of healing.
While Jesus is not visibly walking around in your community, attracting large crowds, He is still a very present help in times of trouble. When you feel your health beginning to fade, reach out your hand to Him. If all you touch is the hem of his garment in prayer, virtue will leave His body, and you will be healed.
Bible verses about protection and strength
As a child of God, He has guaranteed you His strength. The weakness of God is stronger than the strength of men. This should bring us hope and courage.
Joshua 1:9 NKJV- 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.
If there was ever a person who had a reason to be discouraged, it was Joshua. He had to conquer giants waiting for him in Canaan. The whole nation looked to him as their leader, but the Lord strengthened him and promised protection.
Whatever giants you may be facing in your life right now, know that the Lord is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Ask Him for strength and protection to face the difficult times.
Isaiah 40:31 NKJV 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.
You should always wait for the Lord. Daniel fasted for twenty-one days as he patiently waited for God to answer his prayer. Twenty-one days may seem like a long time for some of us.
We may not have the patience or the spiritual fortitude to continue in prayer for twenty-one minutes, let alone twenty-one days. Some things just feel too urgent, and we need God to come through for us right away. When Daniel prayed, God heard him and sent an angel to his aid immediately.
However, the angel was blocked and fought with an angel of darkness for three weeks. If Daniel had given up, he would not have received the answers to the prayers he desperately longed for. As you wait for God, don’t complain or murmur but pray in faith and hope, becoming stronger in the Lord.
Psalms 46:1 NKJV- God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
It can sometimes feel like God is distant from us. We may not be able to see Him physically, but He assures us in His words that He is not just our refuge and strength but also very present.
He is aware of our struggles, sees our challenges, and knows what concerns us most. He is not an absentee Father to us. He answers us when we call and shields us from evil.
Exodus 15:2 NKJV- The Lord is my strength and song, and he has become my salvation. He is my God, and I will praise Him: my Father’s God, and I will exalt Him.
Moses sang this song to celebrate the deliverance of the Israelites from Pharaoh. It is a song of victory. We sometimes rush to God when we are in desperate need (which we should do) but forget to go back and give praise for the victory that He won for us.
Sometimes our praise gets lost in the wait time or the perceived delay. Let us change that attitude and learn to praise God even before the victories. Let us praise God while we wait.
Bible verses about the protection of your family.
God loves families. He is the one who initiated the first family between Adam and Eve. Our families are ministries to those around us of God’s love, provision, and protection. God wants us to love and honor our families and to lift them up daily in prayer.
Nehemiah 4:14 NKJV- And I looked, and arose and said to the nobles, to the leaders, and to the rest of the people, “do not be afraid of them. Remember the Lord, great and awesome, and fight for your brethren, your sons, your daughters, your wives, and your houses.
This Word was written when Nehemiah and his fellow Jews were repairing the broken wall of Jerusalem after returning from captivity. He encouraged his brethren not to panic or fear the enemy, despite the broken-down state of things.
Nehemiah looked at the wall, looked at the people around him, then he looked to God. Nehemiah was aware of the threat they faced; in the same way, you know the difficult times you and your family are going through. Still, just like the prophet, you can pray over your family and encourage them to “remember the Lord” as you continue to fight for each other in prayer.
Acts 16;31 NKJV - So they said “believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household”
When you dedicate your family to Christ Jesus, the devil has no legal ground to stand on. When Jesus is the head of your household, you will know hardship but still experience peace. Pray over your family; commit your loved ones to God’s keep and care.
Cover them with the blood of Jesus, teach them of His lovingkindness, and help them come to know Him as their Lord and Savior. No matter how much we love our families, we cannot protect them or save them. Only Jesus can do that, so turn them over to Jesus every day.
Psalms 127:1 NKJV- Unless the LORD builds the house, they labor in vain who build it; unless the LORD guards the city, the watchman stays awake in vain.
No matter how tight the security of a home is, unless the Lord protects it, all those gadgets are useless. This is not to say you shouldn’t have security measures in place. It is good to have security gadgets and personnel at home, but do not place your trust primarily in them.
David was a man of war who had thousands of soldiers and fighting men ready to lay down their lives to protect him at his disposal. Still, he penned in Psalm 20:7 NKJV, “Some trust in chariots, and some in horses;
But we will remember the name of the Lord our God.” He understood that men couldn’t protect him from the true enemy of God’s people; only God truly could. In the same way, that only God can protect you.
Isaiah 49:25 NKJV -Even the captives of the mighty hall be taken away. And the prey of the terrible be delivered; for I will contend with those who contends with you, and I will save your children.
The Word of God is forever settled in heaven. He will save your children from harm, from drugs, crime, and immorality. Pray for them without ceasing. It can be difficult watching someone you love choose to live outside of Christ. You may sometimes feel like your prayers are going unanswered and may even be in vain, but don’t lose hope.
Even when you feel weak and weary, continue on in prayer. Trust in the Lord with all your heart and continue to rely on Him for our strength and protection.
Psalms 121:8 NKJV- The LORD shall preserve your going out and your coming in from this time forth, and forevermore.
This is an encouraging promise. God will protect every step you take and every misstep as well. God protects us from dangers seen and unseen. He blocks the attempts of the devil to take you out and pushes back the force of darkness. He will preserve and protect you and your family for His name’s sake, and that is a promise you can trust.
Jesus understood the Word of God, and it brought Him peace. He did not have the easiest life or the smoothest journey. Jesus was oppressed, ridiculed, hunted, and ultimately killed. Still, throughout His entire time here on earth, His connection to His heavenly Father brought Him true peace. Even though Jesus was fully God, He was also fully man. He chose to walk the mortal life and leave an example of what is possible when we are entirely reliant on God for our protection.