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Divine Safeguarding

  • Psalm 91:1-2 – “Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, ‘He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.'”
  • Proverbs 18:10 – “The name of the LORD is a fortified tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.”
  • 2 Thessalonians 3:3 – “But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one.”
  • Psalm 121:7-8 – “The LORD will keep you from all harm—he will watch over your life; the LORD will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.”
  • Psalm 20:1 – “May the LORD answer you when you are in distress; may the name of the God of Jacob protect you.”
  • Psalm 59:1 – “Deliver me from my enemies, O God; be my fortress against those who are attacking me.”
  • Psalm 46:1 – “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.”
  • 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.”
  • 2 Samuel 22:31 – “As for God, his way is perfect: The LORD’s word is flawless; he shields all who take refuge in him.”
  • Psalm 32:7 – “You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance.”

Guidance and Strength

  • 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.”
  • Psalm 23:4 – “Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.”
  • Proverbs 2:8 – “For he guards the course of the just and protects the way of his faithful ones.”
  • Psalm 5:11 – “But let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them ever sing for joy. Spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may rejoice in you.”
  • Psalm 28:7 – “The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him.”
  • Psalm 138:7 – “Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve my life. You stretch out your hand against the anger of my foes; with your right hand you save me.”
  • Nehemiah 4:20 – “Wherever you hear the sound of the trumpet, join us there. Our God will fight for us.”
  • Psalm 140:4 – “Keep me safe, LORD, from the hands of the wicked; protect me from the violent, who devise ways to trip my feet.”
  • Ephesians 6:11 – “Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.”
  • Psalm 144:2 – “He is my loving God and my fortress, my stronghold and my deliverer, my shield, in whom I take refuge, who subdues peoples under me.”

God’s Presence as Protection

  • 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?”
  • Isaiah 54:17 – “No weapon forged against you will prevail, and you will refute every tongue that accuses you. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their vindication from me,” declares the LORD.”
  • Psalm 119:114 – “You are my refuge and my shield; I have put my hope in your word.”
  • Exodus 14:14 – “The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still.”
  • Psalm 18:30 – “As for God, his way is perfect: The LORD’s word is flawless; he shields all who take refuge in him.”
  • Proverbs 30:5 – “Every word of God is flawless; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.”
  • Psalm 34:7 – “The angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear him, and he delivers them.”
  • Psalm 3:3 – “But you, LORD, are a shield around me, my glory, the One who lifts my head high.”
  • Zechariah 2:5 – “‘And I myself will be a wall of fire around it,’ declares the LORD, ‘and I will be its glory within.’”
  • Psalm 33:20 – “We wait in hope for the LORD; he is our help and our shield.”

Assurance Through Faith

  • Philippians 4:13 – “I can do all this through him who gives me strength.”
  • Isaiah 43:2 – “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.”
  • Psalm 91:4 – “He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.”
  • Psalm 112:7 – “They will have no fear of bad news; their hearts are steadfast, trusting in the LORD.”
  • 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?”
  • Psalm 9:9-10 – “The LORD is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. Those who know your name trust in you, for you, LORD, have never forsaken those who seek you.”
  • 2 Timothy 1:7 – “For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.”
  • Psalm 37:5 – “Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him and he will do this:”
  • Romans 8:31 – “What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?”
  • Hebrews 13:6 – “So we say with confidence, ‘The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?'”

Protection Through Trust in God

  • Nahum 1:7 – “The LORD is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in him,”
  • Psalm 16:1 – “Keep me safe, my God, for in you I take refuge.”
  • Proverbs 19:23 – “The fear of the LORD leads to life; then one rests content, untouched by trouble.”
  • Psalm 62:6 – “Truly he is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken.”
  • Proverbs 3:5-6 – “Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”
  • Psalm 12:5 – “Because the poor are plundered and the needy groan, I will now arise,” says the LORD. “I will protect them from those who malign them.”
  • Psalm 31:20 – “In the shelter of your presence you hide them from all human intrigues; you keep them safe in your dwelling from accusing tongues.”
  • Psalm 40:11 – “Do not withhold your mercy from me, LORD; may your love and faithfulness always protect me.”
  • Psalm 64:1 – “Hear me, my God, as I voice my complaint; protect my life from the threat of the enemy.”
  • Psalm 140:1 – “Rescue me, LORD, from evildoers; protect me from the violent.”

Protection and Power of Prayer

  • James 5:16 – “Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.”
  • 2 Chronicles 7:14 – “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”
  • Philippians 4:6-7 – “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
  • Psalm 17:8 – “Keep me as the apple of your eye; hide me in the shadow of your wings”
  • 1 Peter 5:7 – “Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.”
  • Psalm 55:22 – “Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken.”
  • Matthew 26:41 – “Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.”
  • Luke 11:9-10 – “So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.”
  • Ephesians 6:18 – “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.”
  • Psalm 145:18 – “The LORD is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.”

The Lord’s Promises for Safety

  • Isaiah 25:4 – “You have been a refuge for the poor, a refuge for the needy in their distress, a shelter from the storm and a shade from the heat. For the breath of the ruthless is like a storm driving against a wall.”
  • Proverbs 1:33 – “But whoever listens to me will live in safety and be at ease, without fear of harm.”
  • Psalm 4:8 – “In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, LORD, make me dwell in safety.”
  • Psalm 119:117 – “Hold me up, and I will be safe and always have regard for your decrees.”
  • Psalm 91:10 – “No harm will overtake you, no disaster will come near your tent.”
  • Proverbs 14:26 – “Whoever fears the LORD has a secure fortress, and for their children it will be a refuge.”
  • Psalm 121:3 – “He will not let your foot slip—he who watches over you will not slumber.”
  • Psalm 91:14 – “‘Because he loves me,’ says the LORD, ‘I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.'”
  • Psalm 146:9 – “The LORD watches over the foreigner and sustains the fatherless and the widow, but he frustrates the ways of the wicked.”
  • Proverbs 2:11 – “Discretion will protect you, and understanding will guard you.”

Strength Found in God’s Presence

  • 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 59:16 – “But I will sing of your strength, in the morning I will sing of your love; for you are my fortress, my refuge in times of trouble.”
  • Psalm 118:6 – “The LORD is with me; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?”
  • Isaiah 12:2 – “Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The LORD, the LORD himself, is my strength and my defense; he has become my salvation.”
  • Psalm 138:3 – “When I called, you answered me; you greatly emboldened me.”
  • Exodus 15:2 – “The LORD is my strength and my defense; he has become my salvation. He is my God, and I will praise him, my father’s God, and I will exalt him.”
  • Psalm 46:7 – “The LORD Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress.”
  • Psalm 27:5 – “For in the day of trouble he will keep me safe in his dwelling; he will hide me in the shelter of his sacred tent and set me high upon a rock.”
  • Isaiah 40:31 – “But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”
  • Philippians 4:13 – “I can do all this through him who gives me strength.”

Blessings of God’s Providence

  • Genesis 28:15 – “I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go, and I will bring you back to this land. I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.”
  • Psalm 20:2 – “May he send you help from the sanctuary and grant you support from Zion.”
  • Psalm 34:10 – “The lions may grow weak and hungry, but those who seek the LORD lack no good thing.”
  • Psalm 84:11 – “For the LORD God is a sun and shield; the LORD bestows favor and honor; no good thing does he withhold from those whose walk is blameless.”
  • Psalm 121:5 – “The LORD watches over you—the LORD is your shade at your right hand;”
  • Isaiah 58:11 – “The LORD will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail.”
  • Psalm 107:9 – “For he satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things.”
  • Psalm 23:1 – “The LORD is my shepherd, I lack nothing.”
  • Deuteronomy 33:12 – “About Benjamin he said: ‘The beloved of the LORD shall dwell in safety by him; and the LORD shall cover him all the day long, and he shall dwell between his shoulders.'”
  • Psalm 91:11 – “For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways;”

Peace Through God’s Protection

  • 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.”
  • Philippians 4:7 – “And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
  • Isaiah 26:3 – “You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.”
  • Psalm 29:11 – “The LORD gives strength to his people; the LORD blesses his people with peace.”
  • Psalm 4:8 – “In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, LORD, make me dwell in safety.”
  • Leviticus 26:6 – “I will grant peace in the land, and you will lie down and no one will make you afraid. I will remove wild beasts from the land, and the sword will not pass through your country.”
  • Psalm 119:165 – “Great peace have those who love your law, and nothing can make them stumble.”
  • Proverbs 3:24 – “When you lie down, you will not be afraid; when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet.”
  • Isaiah 32:18 – “My people will live in peaceful dwelling places, in secure homes, in undisturbed places of rest.”
  • Psalm 37:11 – “But the meek will inherit the land and enjoy peace and prosperity.”

God’s Enduring Promise of Protection

  • Exodus 23:20 – “See, I am sending an angel ahead of you to guard you along the way and to bring you to the place I have prepared.”
  • Deuteronomy 20:4 – “For the LORD your God is the one who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies to give you victory.”
  • 2 Chronicles 20:17 – “You will not have to fight this battle. Take up your positions; stand firm and see the deliverance the LORD will give you, Judah and Jerusalem. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Go out to face them tomorrow, and the LORD will be with you.”
  • Psalm 121:7 – “The LORD will keep you from all harm—he will watch over your life;”
  • Psalm 91:1-2 – “Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, ‘He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.'”
  • Isaiah 43:1 – “But now, this is what the LORD says— he who created you, Jacob, he who formed you, Israel: ‘Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine.'”
  • Jeremiah 1:19 – “They will fight against you but will not overcome you, for I am with you and will rescue you,” declares the LORD.”
  • Zephaniah 3:17 – “The LORD your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.”
  • Psalm 125:2 – “As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the LORD surrounds his people both now and forevermore.”
  • Psalm 91:4 – “He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.”

Comfort in God’s Guidance

  • Psalm 32:8 – “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.”
  • Isaiah 42:16 – “I will lead the blind by ways they have not known, along unfamiliar paths I will guide them; I will turn the darkness into light before them and make the rough places smooth. These are the things I will do; I will not forsake them.”
  • Psalm 48:14 – “For this God is our God for ever and ever; he will be our guide even to the end.”
  • Proverbs 3:23 – “Then you will go on your way in safety, and your foot will not stumble.”
  • Isaiah 52:12 – “But you will not leave in haste or go in flight; for the LORD will go before you, the God of Israel will be your rear guard.”
  • John 10:4 – “When he has brought out all his own, he goes on ahead of them, and his sheep follow him because they know his voice.”
  • Psalm 78:52 – “But he brought his people out like a flock; he led them like sheep through the wilderness.”
  • Psalm 23:3 – “He restores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.”
  • Proverbs 16:9 – “In their hearts humans plan their course, but the LORD establishes their steps.”
  • Psalm 73:24 – “You guide me with your counsel, and afterward you will take me into glory.”

Sovereignty of God Over Our Safety

  • Job 5:11 – “The lowly he sets on high, and those who mourn are lifted to safety.”
  • Psalm 66:9 – “He has preserved our lives and kept our feet from slipping.”
  • Proverbs 18:10 – “The name of the LORD is a fortified tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.”
  • Psalm 12:7 – “You, LORD, will keep the needy safe and will protect us forever from the wicked,”
  • Proverbs 29:25 – “Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the LORD is kept safe.”
  • Psalm 11:4 – “The LORD is in his holy temple; the LORD is on his heavenly throne. He observes everyone on earth; his eyes examine them.”
  • Isaiah 49:25 – “But this is what the LORD says: ‘Yes, captives will be taken from warriors, and plunder retrieved from the fierce; I will contend with those who contend with you, and your children I will save.'”
  • 2 Kings 17:39 – “But the LORD your God you shall fear; and he will deliver you out of the hand of all your enemies.”
  • Psalm 41:2 – “The LORD protects and preserves them— they are counted among the blessed in the land— he does not give them over to the desire of their foes.”
  • Psalm 20:6 – “Now this I know: The LORD gives victory to his anointed. He answers him from his heavenly sanctuary with the victorious power of his right hand.”

Solace in God’s Omnipresence

  • Jeremiah 23:23-24 – “‘Am I only a God nearby,’ declares the LORD, ‘and not a God far away? Can anyone hide in secret places so that I cannot see them?’ declares the LORD. ‘Do not I fill heaven and earth?’ declares the LORD.”
  • Psalm 139:7-10 – “Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. 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.”
  • Matthew 28:20 – “And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
  • Psalm 46:5 – “God is within her, she will not fall; God will help her at break of day.”
  • Deuteronomy 4:7 – “For what great nation is there that has a god so near to it as the LORD our God is whenever we call on him?”
  • Joshua 1:5 – “No one will be able to stand against you all the days of your life. As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you.”
  • Acts 17:27-28 – “God did this so that they would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from any one of us. ‘For in him we live and move and have our being.’ As some of your own poets have said, ‘We are his offspring.'”
  • Psalm 145:18 – “The LORD is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.”
  • Psalm 139:1-3 – “You have searched me, LORD, and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways.”
  • Hebrews 13:5 – “Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, ‘Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.'”

Faith and God’s Protective Provision

  • Hebrews 11:6 – “And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.”
  • Mark 11:22-24 – “‘Have faith in God,’ Jesus answered. ‘Truly I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, “Go, throw yourself into the sea,” and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.'”
  • Psalm 91:9-10 – “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.”
  • Daniel 6:23 – “The king was overjoyed and gave orders to lift Daniel out of the den. And when Daniel was lifted from the den, no wound was found on him, because he had trusted in his God.”
  • Acts 27:23-25 – “Last night an angel of the God to whom I belong and whom I serve stood beside me and said, ‘Do not be afraid, Paul. You must stand trial before Caesar; and God has graciously given you the lives of all who sail with you.’ So keep up your courage, men, for I have faith in God that it will happen just as he told me.”
  • Romans 8:28 – “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”
  • Psalm 112:1, 7-8 – “Blessed are those who fear the LORD, who find great delight in his commands. They will have no fear of bad news; their hearts are steadfast, trusting in the LORD. Their hearts are secure, they will have no fear; in the end they will look in triumph on their foes.”
  • Nehemiah 1:11 – “LORD, let your ear be attentive to the prayer of this your servant and to the prayer of your servants who delight in revering your name. Give your servant success today by granting him favor in the presence of this man.”
  • Proverbs 3:25-26 – “Have no fear of sudden disaster or of the ruin that overtakes the wicked, for the LORD will be at your side and will keep your foot from being snared.”
  • 2 Corinthians 4:8-9 – “We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.

Reassurance of God’s Eternal Watchfulness

  • Psalm 121:4 – “Indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.”
  • Proverbs 15:3 – “The eyes of the LORD are everywhere, keeping watch on the wicked and the good.”
  • Job 34:21 – “His eyes are on the ways of mortals; he sees their every step.”
  • Psalm 33:18 – “But the eyes of the LORD are on those who fear him, on those whose hope is in his unfailing love,”
  • 1 Peter 3:12 – “For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their prayer, but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.”
  • 2 Chronicles 16:9 – “For the eyes of the LORD range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him. You have done a foolish thing, and from now on you will be at war.”
  • Psalm 34:15 – “The eyes of the LORD are on the righteous, and his ears are attentive to their cry;”
  • Jeremiah 16:17 – “My eyes are on all their ways; they are not hidden from me, nor is their sin concealed from my eyes.”
  • Proverbs 5:21 – “For your ways are in full view of the LORD, and he examines all your paths.”
  • Hebrews 4:13 – “Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account.”