We live in a world that is more and more hostile towards Christians. Many of our brothers and sisters face persecution on a daily basis. Even here in America, many Christians need God’s protection in their places of business or on the job. They need protection as they are traveling on our highways. They even need protection in their own homes in some places.
Our Heavenly Father knows how much we need His protection. He is in fact, a father just as we are fathers and mothers. One of the duties of a father is to protect his family. God knows this and takes this responsibility seriously. So I wanted to give you a list of Bible verses about protection that would help you know and trust in His ability and desire to protect you.
You may ask whether or not God will protect you in every situation. This all has to do with God’s plan for your life. We were never promised a life free from hardship or trial. In fact, part of the Christian life is walking through those hardships and trials and at times it might seem that God is not protecting us.
The fact is that God has predestined us to become conformed to the image of Christ. Jesus did not walk away from trials. However at the same time we see time and time again where God protected Him too and ultimately Christ sat down at the right hand of the Father. So with a heavenly perspective in view, the answer is yes, but knowing that our ultimate destination is to be in the presence of God and not free from trial.
Featured Memory Verse:
A psalm of David.
1 The Lord is my shepherd;
I have all that I need.
2 He lets me rest in green meadows;
he leads me beside peaceful streams.
3 He renews my strength.
He guides me along right paths,
bringing honor to his name.
4 Even when I walk
through the darkest valley,
I will not be afraid,
for you are close beside me.
Your rod and your staff
protect and comfort me.
Here are some of the different types of protection that God will give us.
The Bible Verses Showing God Is Strong Enough To Protect Us
18 Now I say to you that you are Peter (which means ‘rock’), and upon this rock I will build my church, and all the powers of hell will not conquer it.
18 Jesus came and told his disciples, “I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth.
2 Thessalonians 3:3
3 But the Lord is faithful; he will strengthen you and guard you from the evil one.
1 John 5:18
18 We know that God’s children do not make a practice of sinning, for God’s Son holds them securely, and the evil one cannot touch them.
29 for my Father has given them to me, and he is more powerful than anyone else. No one can snatch them from the Father’s hand.
9 This great dragon—the ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, the one deceiving the whole world—was thrown down to the earth with all his angels.
2 Samuel 22:3-4
3 my God is my rock, in whom I find protection.
He is my shield, the power that saves me,
and my place of safety.
He is my refuge, my savior,
the one who saves me from violence.
4 I called on the Lord, who is worthy of praise,
and he saved me from my enemies.
Scripture Quotes Promising God Will Never Leave Us
18 Jesus came and told his disciples, “I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth. 19 Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. 20 Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
6 So be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid and do not panic before them. For the Lord your God will personally go ahead of you. He will neither fail you nor abandon you.”
5 No one will be able to stand against you as long as you live. For I will be with you as I was with Moses. I will not fail you or abandon you.
Don’t love money; be satisfied with what you have. For God has said, “I will never fail you. I will never abandon you.
Bible Passages About Protection From Evil
10 Don’t be afraid, for I am with you.
Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you.
I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.
17 But in that coming day
no weapon turned against you will succeed.
You will silence every voice
raised up to accuse you.
These benefits are enjoyed by the servants of the Lord;
their vindication will come from me.
I, the Lord, have spoken!
1 God is our refuge and strength,
always ready to help in times of trouble.
1 Those who live in the shelter of the Most High
will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
2 This I declare about the Lord:
He alone is my refuge, my place of safety;
he is my God, and I trust him.
3 For he will rescue you from every trap
and protect you from deadly disease.
7 The Lord keeps you from all harm
and watches over your life.
8 The Lord keeps watch over you as you come and go,
both now and forever.
2 Timothy 4:18
18 Yes, and the Lord will deliver me from every evil attack and will bring me safely into his heavenly Kingdom. All glory to God forever and ever! Amen.
Scriptures Concerning Protection
38 And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. 39 No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.
1 Thessalonians 5:8
8 But let us who live in the light be clearheaded, protected by the armor of faith and love, and wearing as our helmet the confidence of our salvation.
1 Peter 1:5
And through your faith, God is protecting you by his power until you receive this salvation, which is ready to be revealed on the last day for all to see.
“Because you have obeyed my command to persevere, I will protect you from the great time of testing that will come upon the whole world to test those who belong to this world.
11 Now I am departing from the world; they are staying in this world, but I am coming to you. Holy Father, you have given me your name; now protect them by the power of your name so that they will be united just as we are.
Christian Quotes on God’s Protection
Should all the hosts of death and powers of hell unknown put their most dreadful forms of rage and malice on, I shall be safe, for Christ displays superior power and guardian grace. - Isaac Watt
Our vision is so limited we can hardly imagine a love that does not show itself in protection from suffering…. The love of God did not protect His own Son…. He will not necessarily protect us – not from anything it takes to make us like His Son. A lot of hammering and chiseling and purifying by fire will have to go into the process., - Elisabeth Elliot
The closer we walk to the Shepherd, the farther we are from the wolf. - Anonymous
In a Tibetan village I noticed a crowd of people standing under a burning tree and looking up into the branches. I came near and discovered in the branches a bird which was anxiously flying round a nest full of young ones. The mother bird wanted to save her little ones, but she could not. When the fire reached the nest the people waited breathlessly to see what she would do. No one could climb the tree, no one could help her. Now she could easily have saved her own life by flight, but instead of fleeing she sat down on the nest, covering the little ones carefully with her wings. The fire seized her and burnt her to ashes. She showed her love to her little ones by giving her life for them. If then, this little insignificant creature had such love, how much more must our Heavenly Father love His children, the Creator love His creatures! - Sadhu Sundar Singh
His will is our hiding place. - Corrie Ten Boom
It is my prayer that these Bible verses about God’s protection and the Christian quotes concerning protection have encouraged and reminded you to be thankful about how much God has protected you. I pray that they have stirred your faith that God has your life under control and that you can trust Him to release that control into His ever strong hand.
Reference: Holy Bible. New Living Translation copyright© 1996, 2004, 2007 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.