Psalms & Bible Verses For Protection

These Psalms & Bible Verses For Protection help show how God is our protection.

There are several stories in scripture where we see someone who is afraid, or whose life was in danger.

Whenever they turned to God He assured them that He was with them, and would protect them.

Today we can ask God for this same kind of protection in our daily lives.

If you are looking for Bible verses about protection, that you can hold onto, or send to a loved one, both the New Testament and Old Testament are chock full of themes regarding safety and protection.

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There are many different ways that you could include these scriptures into your life.

You could create a wallpaper with God’s promise of protection, and save it as your phone screensaver.

You can write it in a journal, or a sticky note that you can place somewhere where you can see it first thing in the morning.

You may even want to encourage others with these scriptures, and pray for God’s protection over them.

It is always comforting to know that you are safe, and taken care of.

Even better than any man made form of safety, is knowing that God is looking after you, and has His protective hand over you.

I hope that these Bible verses will give you peace, and remind you that you are never alone. He is with you, always!

Here are some Prayer Points For Protection as well.

Bible Verses for Protection

Deuteronomy 31:6

“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrifiedbecause of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”

I love how this scripture simply starts with “be strong and courageous.”

When we are fearful, the very last feeling that we are experiencing is courage and strength.

Feeling afraid, and feeling as though you are not protected, naturally, makes us feel weak or frail.

But this verse speaks right into those fearful parts inside of us.

What is even better, is that it does not end there.

It does not say be strong in your own strength or be courageous through your own courage.

It actually tells us why we can be strong and courageous – because it is the Lord who goes with you.

His presence is what gives us courage and strength.

When we trust in God, and trust that He is indeed with us, we can rest in the assurance that He will never leave or forsake us.

In that truth we can find strength and courage.

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.”

As you read the Bible and come across verses where God tells someone not to be afraid, you’ll find that His reason remains the same.

He does not tell us not to be afraid because our situation has changed, but He tells us not to be afraid because He has not changed.

He is the one constant when everything else fails.

That is why we can find comfort and peace in Him when we are in need of protection.

Whenever you find yourself in a fearful situation, or you are praying for protection, remember this verse.

You don’t have to remain in fear or be dismayed because He is your God.

There is no one like Him, and none comes beside Him. He will strengthen you.

He will be Your help.

And most importantly, He will keep you in His righteous right hand.

All you have to do is ask and trust in Him.

Proverbs 19:23

“The fear of the Lord leads to life;
    then one rests content, untouched by trouble.”

Most people don’t like the feeling of fear.

But there is a fear that is not only beneficial for us, but it is also necessary in our relationship with God.

The scriptures call this the fear of the Lord.

It is not the kind of fear that we imagine in our daily lives because we feel unsafe.

This fear is described as a respect or reverence for God.

When we have a reverence for God, it means that we desire to honor Him.

The Bible says that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and wisdom leads to life.

When thinking about the situations that make you feel fearful or unsafe, remember that there is a better fear that it can be replaced with.

The fear of the Lord.

The scripture goes on to say that those who fear God rest satisfied, and they will not be visited by harm.

James 4:7

“Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”

It is easy to get caught up in our physical safety and protection.

Though it is important to look out for our physical safety, and that of our loved ones, it is also important to realize that we are in a real spiritual battle.

Although we may not physically see this battle take place, we are caught in the middle of it day-in and day-out.

We have an enemy who has set his target on us, but we also have a Savior who has overcome this enemy.

So it is just as important to ask God to protect you spiritually, as much as physically.

How is it that we can be protected from the enemy and his schemes each day?

This verse says that we should submit ourselves to God.

When we submit ourselves to Him we give over to His leading and guidance.

Through submitting to God we are able to resist the enemy.

And when we resist him, we are told that he will flee from us.

Proverbs 18:10

“The name of the Lord is a fortified tower;
    the righteous run to it and are safe.”

I absolutely love this picture of God’s name as a strong tower.

When we are afraid and we seek refuge and protection, God’s name is a tower of refuge and strength for us.

When we call on Him in prayer, we are shielding ourselves in His presence.

This is what it means for us to run into God as our strong tower.

We realize that He is our only true refuge and shield from danger.

When you find yourself in a worrying situation, or feel unsafe, remember to call on the Lord.

His name is a hiding place and a shield in our times of trouble.

There in His name, in His presence, we are safe.

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?””

If we are honest, much of the protective measures that we have set up is to keep us from being harmed by other people.

When we make sure to lock our doors, set up alarm systems or install cameras, it is to keep us safe from being hurt by people.

This verse is a reminder that we can find confidence, peace and security in God.


Because He is your helper.

The verse continues, because He is our helper, we don’t have to be afraid.

When God is with us, what can man do to us?

Though man may hurt the body, they have no hold on our soul.

We ultimately belong to Christ, and He will not allow one of those who belong to Him to be lost.

Beyond physical security, we can trust that God has our eternal security in His hands as well.

Psalms For Protection

Psalm 25:20-21

“Guard my life and rescue me; do not let me be put to shame, for I take refuge in you. May integrity and uprightness protect me, because my hope, Lord, is in you.”

Psalm 116:1-6

“I love the Lord, for he heard my voice; he heard my cry for mercy. Because he turned his ear to me, I will call on him as long as I live. The cords of death entangled me, the anguish of the grave came over me; I was overcome by distress and sorrow. Then I called on the name of the Lord: “Lord, save me!” 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.”

Psalms 61:1-8

“Hear my cry, O God; listen to my prayer. From the ends of the earth I call to you, I call as my heart grows faint; lead me to the rock that is higher than I. For you have been my refuge, a strong tower against the foe. I long to dwell in your tent forever and take refuge in the shelter of your wings. For you, God, have heard my vows; you have given me the heritage of those who fear your name. Increase the days of the king’s life, his years for many generations. May he be enthroned in God’s presence forever; appoint your love and faithfulness to protect him. Then I will ever sing in praise of your name and fulfill my vows day after day.”

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.”

Psalm 4:8

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

Psalms 91:1-16

“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.” Surely he will save you

from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart. You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday. A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you. You will only observe with your eyes and see the punishment of the wicked. 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. You will tread on the lion and the cobra; you will trample the great lion and the serpent. “Because he[b] loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name. He will call on me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him. With long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation.””

Psalm 46: 1 & 7

“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. The Lord Almighty is with us.”

“The Lord Almighty is with us;
    the God of Jacob is our fortress.”

Psalm 147:3 NIV 

“He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.”

Psalms 121: 1-8

“I lift up my eyes to the mountains—where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. He will not let your foot slip—he who watches over you will not slumber; indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. The Lord watches over you—the Lord is your shade at your right hand; the sun will not harm you by day,

nor the moon by night. 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 34:17-18

“The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles. The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.”

Psalm 55:22

“Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let  the righteous be shaken.”

Psalm 56: 1-4

“Be merciful to me, my God, for my enemies are in hot pursuit; all day long they press their attack. My adversaries pursue me all day long; in their pride many are attacking me. 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 57:1

“Have mercy on me, my God, have mercy on me, for in you I take refuge. I will take refuge in the shadow of your wings until the disaster has passed.”

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.”

Psalm 16:8-10

“I keep my eyes always on the Lord. With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken. Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body also will rest secure, because you will not abandon me to the realm of the dead, nor will you let your faithful one see decay.” 

If there is anything to take away from these scriptures, it is this – God is with you. Because He is with you, you don’t have to be afraid. Because He is with you, you can find courage and strength to face the day.

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