I’ve posted this before, but with all that’s going on in the world and the difficulties that many face, I thought perhaps someone needed to read the following verses. If you are able, please read the verses out loud. When we pray and speak scripture, there is power!
At four a.m., from a sound sleep, I heard in my spirit, “Open your eyes.” In the darkness of our room, I could see a black cloud moving toward my side of the bed, toward me.
As I prayed, pondered and listened, more was given during those early morning hours. Some of the prayer time is personal, but other things I think will be helpful for more than just me. At first I wasn’t sure if I should share the long list of Bible verses, but so many friends mentioned they too are in the midst of a battle and need prayer and scripture help.
The verses I found are in relation to the hours I spent with the Lord. Some of the things He spoke into my spirit I believe apply to us all. Nothing is impossible for God. Be strong (in God’s strength). I will be with you. Nothing is impossible for God. The enemy means to destroy you, I will use it to free you. To set you free. (I thought of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego who were thrown in the blazing fire, but nothing was burnt off them except the ropes that bound them.) Hold on to Me. No fear. Do not be afraid. Do not worry or let your heart be troubled. I will give you treasures in the darkness. Peace like a river. Stay in My Word. The truth will set you free.
The battle plan — #1 Stay close to God. #2 Stay in His Word. His truth will set us free.
Whatever battle you face, the Lord has given you His words to help you battle, get through, and be victorious. Make notes, spend time with God, write out what you are facing, pray and ask God for His truth to help you. Use your Bible, and if you have the internet (or smart phone), use of the Bible applications to search based on word or phrases. God’s truth will feed your soul and will set you free.
The verses you find below are ones I found for my specific battle. God’s Word is a light to our path, and whatever darkness we face, His light will shine to give us guidance, help, and wisdom.
As you read through, prayerfully ask the Lord to highlight the Bible verses to help in your journey. God never leaves us alone to fight our battles, and He is all-powerful for our every need.
For my battle, the first scriptures that came to mind pertains to the Israelites sending out their praise and worship team before them and God routing the enemy. “When they began singing and praising, the Lord set ambushes against the sons of Ammon, Moab and Mount Seir, who had come against Judah; so they were routed.” ~ 2 Chronicles 20:22 (NASB) I will praise the Lord and watch the Lord rout the enemy!
Also, I am safe forever in God’s mighty, All-powerful hand. “I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand. I and the Father are one.” ~ John 10:28-30 (NIV)
“Everyone who comes to Me and hears My words and acts on them, I will show you whom he is like: he is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid a foundation on the rock; and when a flood occurred, the torrent burst against that house and could not shake it, because it had been well built.” ~ Luke 6:47-48 (NASB)
“Submit therefore to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.” ~ James 4:7 (NASB)
“I will give you the treasures of darkness and hidden wealth of secret places, so that you may know that it is I, The Lord, the God of Israel, who calls you by your name.” ~ Isaiah 45:3 (NASB)
“For thus says the Lord, ‘Behold, I extend peace to her like a river, and the glory of the nations like an overflowing stream; and you will be nursed, you will be carried on the hip and fondled on the knees.’” ~ Isaiah 66:12 (NASB)
“Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful.” ~ John 14:27 (NASB)
“So shall they fear The name of the Lord from the west, and His glory from the rising of the sun; when the enemy comes in like a flood, The Spirit of the Lord will lift up a standard against him.” ~ Isaiah 59:19 (NKJV)
“He sent from above, He took me, He drew me out of many waters.” ~ 2 Samuel 22:17 (NKJV)
“The Lord said: I will certainly set you free and care for you. I will certainly intercede for you in a time of trouble, in your time of distress, with the enemy.” ~ Jeremiah 15:11 (HCSB)
“You will free me from the net that is secretly set for me, for You are my refuge.” ~ Psalm 31:4 (HCSB)
“You will know the truth and the truth will set you free.” ~ John 8:32 (HCSB)
“For with God nothing is ever impossible and no word from God shall be without power or impossible of fulfillment.” ~ Luke 1:37 (AMPC)
“… now, thus says the Lord, your Creator, O Jacob, and He who formed you, O Israel, ‘Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name; you are Mine! When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they will not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be scorched, nor will the flame burn you. For I am the Lord your God, The Holy One of Israel, your Savior…” ~ Isaiah 43:1-3 (NASB)
“Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm. Stand firm therefore, having girded your loins with truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; in addition to all, taking up the shield of faith with which you will be able to extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.” ~ Ephesians 6:11-16 (NASB)
“Now behold, I have made you today as a fortified city and as a pillar of iron and as walls of bronze against the whole land, to the kings of Judah, to its princes, to its priests and to the people of the land.” ~ Jeremiah 1:18 (NASB)
“And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.” ~ Romans 8:28 (NASB)
“Be on the alert, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.” ~ 1 Corinthians 16:13 (NASB)
“Only be very careful to observe the commandment and the law which Moses the servant of the Lord commanded you, to love the Lord your God and walk in all His ways and keep His commandments and hold fast to Him and serve Him with all your heart and with all your soul.” ~ Joshua 22:5 (NASB)
“But the seed in the good soil, these are the ones who have heard the word in an honest and good heart, and hold it fast, and bear fruit with perseverance.” ~ Luke 8:15 (NASB)
“Be strong and courageous, do not be afraid or tremble at them, for the Lord your God is the one who goes with you. He will not fail you or forsake you.” ~ Deuteronomy 31:6 (NASB)
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” ~ Joshua 1:9 (NASB)
“Be strong and courageous, do not fear or be dismayed because of the king of Assyria nor because of all the horde that is with him; for the one with us is greater than the one with him. With him is only an arm of flesh, but with us is the Lord our God to help us and to fight our battles…” ~ 2 Chronicles 32:7-8 (NASB)
“The steps of a man are established by the Lord, and He delights in his way. When he falls, he will not be hurled headlong, because the Lord is the One who holds his hand.” ~ Psalm 37:23-24 (NASB)
“You are my hiding place; You shall preserve me from trouble; You shall surround me with songs of deliverance.” ~ Psalm 32:7 (NKJV)
“The eternal God is a dwelling place, and underneath are the everlasting arms; and He drove out the enemy from before you, and said, ‘Destroy!’” ~ Deuteronomy 33:27 (NASB)
“No weapon that is formed against you will prosper; and every tongue that accuses you in judgment you will condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their vindication is from Me, declares the Lord.” ~ Isaiah 54:17 (NASB)
“For by You I run through a troop; by my God I leap over a wall. As for God, His way is perfect; the word of the Lord is tried. He is a Shield to all those who trust and take refuge in Him. For who is God but the Lord? And who is a Rock except our God?” ~ 2 Samuel 22:30-32 (AMPC)
“He hides away sound and godly Wisdom and stores it for the righteous (those who are upright and in right standing with Him); He is a shield to those who walk uprightly and in integrity, that He may guard the paths of justice; yes, He preserves the way of His saints.” ~ Proverbs 2:7-8 (AMPC)
“For the Lord loves justice, and does not forsake His saints; they are preserved forever, but the descendants of the wicked shall be cut off.” ~ Psalm 37:28 (NKJV)
“The Lord watches over all who love him, but all the wicked he will destroy.” ~ Psalm 145:20 (NIV)
“Because he has loved Me, therefore I will deliver him; I will set him securely on high, because he has known My name. He will call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will rescue him and honor him.” ~ Psalm 91:14-15 (NASB)
“…the Lord is faithful, and He will strengthen and protect you from the evil one.” ~ 2 Thessalonians 3:3 (NASB)
“The name of the Lord is a strong tower; The righteous runs into it and is safe.” ~ Proverbs 18:10 (NASB)
“The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, My God, my rock, in whom I take refuge; My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.” ~ Psalm 18:2 (NASB)
“Cast your burden on the Lord, and He shall sustain you; He shall never permit the righteous to be moved.” ~ Psalm 55:22 (NKJV)
“He only is my rock and my salvation, My stronghold; I shall not be shaken.” ~ Psalm 62:6 (NASB)
“On God my salvation and my glory rest; The rock of my strength, my refuge is in God.” ~ Psalm 62:7 (NASB)
“Therefore, let everyone who is godly pray to You in a time when You may be found; Surely in a flood of great waters they will not reach him. You are my hiding place; You preserve me from trouble; You surround me with songs of deliverance.” ~ Psalm 32:6-7 (NASB)
“Blessed be the Lord, my rock, Who trains my hands for war, and my fingers for battle; my lovingkindness and my fortress, my stronghold and my deliverer, my shield and He in whom I take refuge…” ~ Psalm 144:1-2 (NASB)
“Stretch forth Your hand from on high; rescue me and deliver me out of great waters…” ~ Psalm 144:7 (NASB)
“But the Lord has been my stronghold, and my God the rock of my refuge.” ~ Psalm 94:22 (NASB)
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.” ~ Proverbs 3:5-6 (NASB)
“When you lie down, you will not be afraid; when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet. Do not be afraid of sudden fear nor of the onslaught of the wicked when it comes; for the Lord will be your confidence and will keep your foot from being caught.” ~ Proverbs 3:24-26 (NASB)
“It is well with the man who is gracious and lends; He will maintain his cause in judgment. For he will never be shaken; the righteous will be remembered forever. He will not fear evil tidings; his heart is steadfast, trusting in the Lord.” ~ Psalm 112:5-7 (NASB)
“Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord and whose trust is the Lord. For he will be like a tree planted by the water, that extends its roots by a stream and will not fear when the heat comes; but its leaves will be green, and it will not be anxious in a year of drought nor cease to yield fruit.” ~ Jeremiah 17:7-8 (NASB)
“But he who listens to me shall live securely and will be at ease from the dread of evil.” ~ Proverbs 1:33 (NASB)
“You have put more joy in my heart than they have when their grain and new wine abound. I will both lie down and sleep in peace, for You alone, Lord, make me live in safety.” ~ Psalm 4:7-8 (HCSB)
“He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the Lord, ‘My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust!’ For it is He who delivers you from the snare of the trapper and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with His pinions, and under His wings you may seek refuge; His faithfulness is a shield and bulwark. You will not be afraid of the terror by night, or of the arrow that flies by day; of the pestilence that stalks in darkness, or of the destruction that lays waste at noon. A thousand may fall at your side and ten thousand at your right hand, but it shall not approach you. You will only look on with your eyes and see the recompense of the wicked. For you have made the Lord, my refuge, even the Most High, your dwelling place. No evil will befall you, nor will any plague come near your tent. For He will give His angels charge concerning you, to guard you in all your ways. They will bear you up in their hands, that you do not strike your foot against a stone. You will tread upon the lion and cobra, The young lion and the serpent you will trample down. ‘Because he has loved Me, therefore I will deliver him; I will set him securely on high, because he has known My name. He will call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will rescue him and honor him. With a long life I will satisfy him and let him see My salvation.” ~ Psalm 91 (NASB)
“I will lift up my eyes to the mountains; from where shall my help come? My help comes from the Lord, Who made heaven and earth. He will not allow your foot to slip; He who keeps you will not slumber. Behold, He who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. The Lord is your keeper; the Lord is your shade on your right hand. The sun will not smite you by day, nor the moon by night. The Lord will protect you from all evil; He will keep your soul. The Lord will guard your going out and your coming in from this time forth and forever.” ~ Psalm 121 (NASB)