22 Bible Verses About God’s Protection

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I recently became a father for the first time.  I love my son Ryan more than words can describe.  When he was first born, he wasn’t able to move around much (like most babies) but he just turned 1 a few weeks ago.  Let me just say that he is not staying still much anymore.  One of my roles as a father is to protect my son.  In today’s world, that often means baby-proofing the house (moving everything that he can harm or harm him above his reach) including putting outlet covers on every electrical outlet.  But no matter how hard I try to protect Ryan, sometimes he still falls or bumps his head as he is now walking.  But I try to protect or shield him from danger and any evil.  God protects us in many of the same ways.  Scripture is filled with passages that talk about his protection.  When I think about God as a protector, I want someone who will shield me from the hardships of life. I want him to protect me and my family from disease and things like cancer, I want him to protect my car when I travel, I want him to protect my wife at all times and the list could go on. It’s tempting to read the verses in the Bible of God as a protector with a kind of absolute interpretation—applying these verses to myself directly as true for all times and places. If I read about God as a shield, I want him to be a shield in all situations.

But does God protect us in every situation?  In one sense, we’ll never know how many times God actually protected us. However, in a world with free will to make our own choices, we can’t get around the fact that hardships await us—Jesus promised us as much.  However, he has a perfect will for us and that includes different kinds of protection.

Featured Bible VersePsalm 23:1-4 The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.  He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters.  He restores my soul.  He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.  Even 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.

Bible Quotes About God's Protection

God has a perfect will for us and that includes different kinds of protection.

Bible Verse About Protection Because God is Strong

Matthew 16:18 And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

John 19:11 Jesus answered him, “You would have no authority over me at all unless it had been given you from above. Therefore he who delivered me over to you has the greater sin.”

2Thessalonians 3:3 But the Lord is faithful. He will establish you and guard you against the evil one.

1John 5:19 We know that we are from God, and the whole world lies in the power of the evil one.

1Peter 2:9  But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.

Revelations 12:9 And the great dragon was thrown down, that ancient serpent, who is called the devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world—he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him.

2Samuel 22:3-4 my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold and my refuge, my savior; you save me from violence. 4 I call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised, and I am saved from my enemies.

Bible Quotes That Show God Will Never Leave Us

Matthew 28:18-20 And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

Luke 12:32  “Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.

Hebrews 13:5 Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”

Verses About Protection From Evil

Isaiah 41:10  fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Isaiah 54:17   no weapon that is fashioned against you shall succeed, and you shall refute every tongue that rises against you in judgment. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD and their vindication from me, declares the LORD.”

Psalm 46:1  God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

Psalm 91:1-3   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 he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence.

Psalm 121:7-8   The LORD will keep you from all evil; he will keep your life. 8 The LORD will keep your going out and your coming in from this time forth and forevermore.

2Timothy 4:18 The Lord will rescue me from every evil deed and bring me safely into his heavenly kingdom. To him be the glory forever and ever. Amen.

Bible Verses On Protection

Romans 8:28 And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.

Ephesians 1:11  In him we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will,

Daniel 12:1  “At that time shall arise Michael, the great prince who has charge of your people. And there shall be a time of trouble, such as never has been since there was a nation till that time. But at that time your people shall be delivered, everyone whose name shall be found written in the book.

1John 5:18  We know that everyone who has been born of God does not keep on sinning, but he who was born of God protects him, and the evil one does not touch him.

Psalm 138:7  Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve my life; you stretch out your hand against the wrath of my enemies, and your right hand delivers me.

T. D. Jakes once said, “That thing that is not coming to you may seem good. But either the timing is wrong, or from His position He can see that the future of it is bleak. I have always believed that people who thank God only for delivering them from what happened are just scraping the surface of praise. The real praise comes when you start thanking Him for what could have happened but didn’t because of His swift grace!”

My prayer this day is that I will remember to be thankful for God’s constant provision and protection in my life.  We don’t always know how God has protected us but we know that He is good.  Praise Him!

In His Grace,

Daryl Evans

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Dianne September 6, 2012 at 6:58 am

May God be given all glory! I feel very revived because somehow i thought God had forgoten me or probably angry with me for some reason,but after reading here i can see that indeed God is with me always and He has brought me this far not to leave me. As God has promised ‘…and your days of sorrow will end. Isiah 60:20. Thank you very much Pastor Deryl…


Lucy Scoon December 31, 2012 at 8:40 pm

In my searching for truth and understanding of The Holy Spirit, God showed me in a dream (check my blog) how The Holy Spirit works
John14:16-17, ‘And I will ask the father, and he will give you another counsellor to be with you for ever- 17 The Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you.


Rob September 7, 2012 at 11:15 am

I have to say, I really love this site! It’s nice to find a Christian blog site that is encouraging and uplifting, instead of condemning.

In relation to this article, I certainly try to keep an eye out for signs of God’s protection in my life. An example would be back in July, when my fiancee and I–along with her family and a mutual friend–went down to Ocean City, Maryland for the 4th of July. We were a few minutes late leaving my dad’s trailer, where we were staying, and I believe that few minutes was God’s intervention, for on our way into the city we came across a pretty bad car accident. Judging by the fact that no emergency vehicles had arrived yet, I figured the accident couldn’t have happened all that long ago. I firmly believed at that time (and still do) that God had something to do with our delay in leaving so that we would avoid getting involved in this accident.

Just figured I’d share that story.


Levi G. V. Yousee September 14, 2012 at 3:57 am

I am glad that I am in contact with you. However, I ask that you send me some Bible Correspondent Courses so as to help build up my spiritual life.


nida Adrias September 14, 2012 at 5:46 am

yes , i really believed God protection . i feel that he protects me all the time . he protect me from enemies. sickness,, danger. he is our best protector in our life… God is so good..


andrew iroboinose September 16, 2012 at 2:14 pm

Daryl Evans,

May the almighty God continue lift you higher and higher in all your endeavours in Jesus Name. Our God is able to deliver and save those who Trust in Him. Glory to God in the highest


natalia December 17, 2014 at 7:34 pm

I was just wondering I know gods protection is always there but why is it when we do good deeds for example I work to help kids in poor countries I deal with the vandelism and cursing the good things that are being done in the glory to god. Just want know why. Been feeling down about that kind of being under attack.


Jack Wellman December 17, 2014 at 8:37 pm

I am so sorry Natalia. God has never promised protection from all evil and those who curse the good things. We must trust God to avenge all evil. He will someday. Feel sorry for those who do those things and pray for them for their eternal fate will be so terrible that it cannot even be described (Rev 20:12-15).


Abi September 22, 2012 at 3:19 am

Does God protect all the time? or just sometimes?
My mother had cancer when I was ten/eleven. We prayed for it, it went, we thanked God he had made it go.
But now (6 years later) it has come back.
What does this mean? Does God want her to have cancer? Does cancer just happen to come, and then happen to go (or not), depending on things like your immune system but separate from God, in which case was it really God who made it go?
If God is in control does that mean he made it come, does he like inflicting pain?
Did he make it come so we could ask him to make it go, to show us his power? Where is the love in that, that’s like people coming and splattering your car with mud and then asking for you to pay them to clean it because it is dirty!!
Sorry for so many questions, I’m just trying to understand. I hope you can help.


Robert February 13, 2013 at 7:38 pm

We must remember that we live in a fallen world, a world in which the effects of sin are devastating. God has no pleasure in our painful experiences, but we must realize that we will all die some day (if Jesus doesn’t come back first) and sickness is found many times on our journey through life. God never promised to heal every illness we may face, but He did promise to go with us through our trials and troubles. Our response to illnesses and troubles is up to us. We can either turn to God in trust or we can let our situation push us away from Him. There are many great Christians whose trials, tribulations, and/or illnesses were what pushed them into a closer walk with God than they would have known were it not for those hardships. The Bible is clear that God loves us deeply, enough to send His Son to endure the most painful death imaginable for us. We should remember that the apostle Paul, who suffered immense persecution (and finally death) for his faith in Jesus, said “For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us” (Romans 8:18 ESV). You and your family will be in my prayers.
Yours in Christ,


Char May 17, 2015 at 7:53 am

Abi, Jesus gave many examples of healing. Know one can know why your mother’s cancer returned just as my aunt battled it 3 times when it finally took her life at a young age of just 50 when most in my family live to their late 80s.

We live in a fallen world that God warns us will get worse.

Later Jesus found him at the temple and said to him, “See, you are well again. Stop sinning or something worse may happen to you.” John 5:14

In this the man was sinning.

Neither this man nor his parents sinned,” said Jesus, “but this happened so that the works of God might be displayed in him. John 9:3

In this there was no sin but there was a purpose that displayed God’s power through Christ so people, including the blind man, would believe, which was far more important than sight.

And he said unto them, This kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting. Mark 9:29

This took much prayer and fasting. Jesus was continually in prayer.

And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? but where are the nine? There are not found that returned to give glory to God, save this stranger. And he said unto him, Arise, go thy way: thy faith hath made thee whole. Luke 17:17-19

This one who returned to worship was not just cleansed but made whole. His body eaten by leprosy was restored as if he’d never had leprosy.

There are other examples. We may never know which may apply. But I’ve known of people dying, who kept such faith and joy that doctors and nurses were moved to believe and thereby the works of God were displayed.

While we may feel that’s not loving, we need to realize God loves all equally. If anyone has been touched by your mother’s struggle and faith, then a soul saved to live eternally is better than a life ending on earth to be eternally happy with Christ, even though it’s hurts because of our loss here.

Another possibility I’ve considered at times is what if a person’s faith were to weaken and die out down the line and God takes them before that could happen? Isn’t their eternal life more important than this temporal life which will end regardless at some point?

I pray one of these brings comfort no matter the outcome as this was posted over a year ago. I pray your mother was again healed, but if not, I pray you found strength through whatever happened.


MIGHTY EDET November 7, 2012 at 7:22 am

God bless you abundantly for this great resource in Jesus Mighty name+Amen.


sola rotimi November 17, 2012 at 12:56 pm

@Abi:whe we are in pain we smtimes doubt GOD. But we all know deep down in our heart that GOD does not have to prove Himself He is GOD.
May GOD meet us at the points of our needs.


Felix Morgan December 12, 2012 at 12:15 am

I am really blessed with what I saw on this site. Here I discovered more new promises of God and see reasons never to give up on him.
Pastor, may God continue to bless you for allowing him use you this way in Jesus name Amen.


Ann December 18, 2012 at 1:54 am

I really like the Bible verses you have chosen 🙂 But I think when God says he will protect us from evil – he means that he will not let evil destroy the Spirit of God that is in us, even though we may be “carrying our cross” – i.e. we may suffer physical and mental and emotional afflictions. This is what the verse means: “Even though you walk through the valley of death, you shall fear no evil” – though evil (situations and people and diseases) may surround us God will walk us through it leaving our hope for an eternal life and love for Him unscathed


Gina koll January 2, 2013 at 12:13 pm

This website is awesome love it bless all who visit im in a puplic llibary gettn my socks blessed off. God bless


Akankwasa Evas Allen January 24, 2013 at 6:20 am

Good verses, one can be uplifted with such verses.


Lucy Scoon January 24, 2013 at 6:25 pm

We should keep up the good faith, times can be hard but refugee and comfort can only be found in seeking God the creator himself Luke 18:1


Tammie February 6, 2013 at 6:20 pm


I was looking for some encouraging verses for my situation. I have been prophesized to all my life. I am currently going through a lot right now and need a miraclous blessing from the Lord. Its is hard not to have fear the outcome of situation. I would like a more spiritual walk with God. Please help me to grow in his word, spirit and heart.


Robert February 13, 2013 at 7:40 pm

Trust God. He will never disappoint. He promises that He will supply all our needs if we rely on Him (Matthew 6:25-34). God bless you.
Yours in Christ,


George April 6, 2015 at 5:01 am

I have been struggling to overcome my sins. I am an active churchgoer,however,I have not received Christ as my saviour.I rarely prayed as I continued to sin. Please pray for my spiritual recovery and I need His Guidance.I have been solving my problems all by myself but never prayed.


Kayla April 14, 2015 at 10:29 pm


I’m sure you’ve been told by now but I want to make sure.
Receiving God is the FIRST step. You will never overcome your sin on your own! Obviously you believe in God. Just let him take over. Find some wise Christian counsel and grow.


Lucy Scoon February 6, 2013 at 9:07 pm

Ephesians 6:7-8 encourages us to, ‘serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not men, 8 because you know that the Lord will reward everyone for whatever good he does, whether he is slave or free.


Samella February 11, 2013 at 2:48 pm

It is my first time visiting thid site and I am so blessed, and my heart is seeking for God. I believe in God with all my heart and my life, He lifted me up from the Valley, I had no value but today I am rejoycing. Thank you Father for anointing your people to bless us with promising verses.


geoffrey February 17, 2013 at 11:41 pm

I glorify the Almighty for His great protection in my life.He owns me,and walking together with Him has guarded me against many things in life.I wont stop praying,thanking & praising Him for the great protection.


Sade March 20, 2013 at 5:12 am

God is a good and faithful God. We live in a world where it seems that everything around us was placed there to destroy our spirit. I thank God for sites like this that reminds me that God was, is and will always be. I feel refresh.


FIona March 29, 2013 at 1:11 pm

My son inlaw Luke is in South Korea, I wanted verses to share with my daughter about Gods protection.He just went over in April and it seems as though things just keep looking worse since he got there. We keep praying for him and our country and remembering that God is in control of every situation and Satan only has the leaway God permits him to have. ..All things work together for good and God has Luke there for a reason and I know he is under the wings of our Almighty GOD….Thanks for these verses…


mugambi April 9, 2013 at 3:45 pm

Hi.I too appreciate your good work.
Please help me to get rid of sexual sin which haunts me alot.


Jack Wellman April 9, 2013 at 4:25 pm

Hello my friend. I can not help you overcome or rid yourself of your sexual sin but there is One Who can. We can do all things thru Christ Who will strengthen us…of ourselves we can do nothing. Please check out this article below on how to overcome sexual sin. I pray it helps you my friend. Don’t lose heart. The very fact that you want to overcome this shows me that the Holy Spirit is convicting you of this sin and its a great sign you want to overcome it.



KINGSLEY E. April 25, 2013 at 9:18 am

I am so glad i could connect to this site. It is going to be of great help to my spiritual life. God is awesome


AGBA DANIEL May 20, 2013 at 8:44 am

I really thank God for his direction to location this site.


Ailsa June 27, 2013 at 3:34 am

Thank you for such helpful, emboldening verses.I have on my heart a propting, which i think is of God to “plant” scriptures as part of a prayer walk with my home prayer group around a troubled estate where a Christian presence is growing. Also around our small town center where there is a spiritual Church and wicca shop. We will put verses around the estate and town center and let other Christians know that the verses are there to encourage them and help them to pray mindfully as they go about every day business.
I think we all to often forget that our Saviour is so powerful, big, able to save and protect and also forget we have a powerful tool against the dark forces in our world in the for of the sword of truth which is the word of God. Thank you again for such a comprehensive and encouraging selection – God bless.


Sam August 5, 2013 at 6:18 pm

I really have to say this web site is truly a blessing and helped me out a lot because my mom encourages me to spend more time in the bible outside church and home devotions. So instead of blindly searching through verses this website gave me a base to learn what promises God has to offer us. Lately I’ve presented what i learned here to my mom and my little brother and I feel God’s word surging through me and being only 15, I feel good knowing that i can have a better appreciation for God and a better bond with him too. So i thank you.


emmanuel preye ibani August 11, 2013 at 8:26 am

i so much thank God for this scriptures.Now i know that i am proteded by God.


susan Muriithi August 14, 2013 at 4:15 am

I thank you so much and i would like to have more lessons for children on different topics. You are doing a good job


Violet August 21, 2013 at 2:54 am

I had a very bad dream and need God’s word of protection and this site has just done that instead of me looking through the bible with no clue. I know my God is so loving and protects me from evil and itS my prayer that I be the faithful child that he wants me to be.


Heidi October 8, 2013 at 9:23 am

Gods Angels are always ready to follow God’s orders in protecting His children.


Allen Wang March 30, 2014 at 2:08 am

I Believe That God Will Protect Me From Greater Danger Of
Earthquakes And Helping And Instructing Me To Drop, Cov
er And Hold On And He Is There Helping Me Not To Fear Be
cause God Loves Me Enough To Shelter Me And To Protect
Me From Dangers And Threats Of Natural Disasters And Th
e Lord Is So Loving And Caring To Me And Always There Fo
r Me Because God Loves Me! Amen!

PS God Is So Good And A Sweet Loving Father To Me
And I Thank Him Everyday For Blessing Me And I
Am Happy He Watches Over Me And Giving Me G
ood Things In My Life By Giving Me Longer Days
And Rain In Due Season To Make Life Possible!


Martha July 27, 2014 at 8:44 am

I have been seeking for some answers..I go to church every Sunday and as you can see on your website. If God protects you from harm how come he didnt protect my 20 yr old son from those evil hands whom took his life? I feel like i am in a living nightmare! He had a whole future ahead of him. Please somebody tell me.


Jack Wellman July 27, 2014 at 12:38 pm

Hello Martha. I am so sorry for such a tragic loss and great pain you are going thru. God protects us, yes, but never promises to keep us from all harm but perhaps God wanted your son to be with him forever and in eternal joy and bliss. No one in heaven would want to trade places by going back to earth. Job himself lost all his children, all his possession, and all he had, including his friends and never received a “why” for the reason. I cannot answer what God alone knows. I am sorry that you have endured this. I myself lost a baby once and it was so hard but I know that my trust in God is greater than my grief was then (and still is) but I know I will see him again someday.


Palmer August 14, 2014 at 10:40 pm

Just want to praise God for his goodness and his mercy!! My son was in an accident today, no one was hurt and all of the glory goes to God for his guiding hand and protection on my son and the person in the other vehicle.


Paula Savai August 15, 2014 at 10:22 am

Thank you for the word of god


Abby August 25, 2014 at 12:49 am

Thank you a thousand times, Daryl. These verses comforted me beyond words.


Jack December 8, 2014 at 4:22 am

So sorry for your loss Martha, I too lost a brother 10yrs ago (he was 16yrs old then) I know pain that comes with such tragedy, but I’ll suggest you hold on to God and ask him for strength, Martha trust me, God is never wrong.
Sorry once more and God bless.


Nna lum December 20, 2014 at 9:38 pm

I thank God for his word that keeps and protects us. He shields us even from dangers unknown and from bad dreams, I pray him to cover us with his precious blood and be our comforter in our down moments. Cover my family with the blood of Jesus and that may our lifes be a reflection of that of your chosen people. Thank you Daryl for this site and the wonderful inspiration. May God continue to grant you favour in Jesus’ name.


chris ramos October 30, 2015 at 1:14 pm

good work preacher Daryl.


Lisa February 1, 2016 at 12:39 pm

I had a dream in the early morning that gave me instructions direct instructions what does it means
I got up and processed to do what the dream said but some how I missed something


oladara February 3, 2016 at 12:48 pm

may God almighty continue to strengthen you in faith and enrich u greatly


ELLENI GEBRESELASSIE February 3, 2016 at 8:10 pm

Praise Our Lord and savior Jesus!!!


Yvonnie July 10, 2017 at 6:32 pm

Im sorry lord god . For being a selfish person.. and not being kind to others … i will change it .. i must change it .. coz i know now to myself that i have lost my way . But lord god give me the right way again u r so powerfull .. very powerfull ur words are grace just by reading it .. i can feel uf power come to my body and soul … pls always protect me from evil … u r my salvation .. i almost forgot to tell u that i love you god ..


Melissa February 25, 2020 at 8:34 am

I believe God is good and he will help us walk through our hardships. But knowing we live in a fallen world, and God gives every person free will to inflict evil upon others, what is the point of praying for protection when evil can strike at any time? I feel haunted by the fact something horrific could happen to my family at any time, and there is nothing I can do to prevent it. I know God won’t abandon me, but I struggle with praying for protection as evil is inevitable in this world. I wish I felt comfortable in these scriptures.. Thanks


Jack Wellman February 25, 2020 at 9:04 am

Hello Melissa. Talk to your pastor about this. You are ranking your feelings above Scripture or God’s Word. You know God and what He promises, so do you believe your feelings more than God’s Word? The world cannot touch you (Jhn10:28-29). Reading the Word of God every day will really help you, but I would still call your pastor.


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