When the battles of life close in around you and you feel surrounded, where do you turn? Let these 10 Bible verses about fighting battles be your strength and support, remembering God is by your side, surrounding you and fighting for you.
God calls us to open our eyes and look beyond the things of this world to see him at work. He and the great company of heaven are at work in our world today, surrounding you and fighting for you.
So, when the problems of this world feel like too much, turn to these verses for hope and encouragement to remember God is fighting for you.
God is there in the fire with you, surrounding you with his love and support. He is by your side every step of the way.
10 Bible Verses About Fighting Battles of Life
1) Psalm 23 (NIV)
1 The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
2 He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters,
3 he refreshes my soul.
He guides me along the right paths
for his name’s sake.
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.
5 You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.
6 Surely your goodness and love will follow me
all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord
Psalm 23 (NIV)
2) 2 Kings 6:15-17 (NIV)
15 When the servant of the man of God got up and went out early the next morning, an army with horses and chariots had surrounded the city. “Oh no, my lord! What shall we do?” the servant asked.
16 “Don’t be afraid,” the prophet answered. “Those who are with us are more than those who are with them.”
17 And Elisha prayed, “Open his eyes, Lord, so that he may see.” Then the Lord opened the servant’s eyes, and he looked and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.
2 Kings 6:15-17 (NIV)
3) 2 Chronicles 20:20-21 (NIV)
20 Early in the morning they left for the Desert of Tekoa. As they set out, Jehoshaphat stood and said, “Listen to me, Judah and people of Jerusalem! Have faith in the Lord your God and you will be upheld; have faith in his prophets and you will be successful.” 21 After consulting the people, Jehoshaphat appointed men to sing to the Lord and to praise him for the splendor of his holiness as they went out at the head of the army, saying:
“Give thanks to the Lord,
for his love endures forever.”
2 Chronicles 20:20-21 (NIV)
4) Psalm 3 (NIV)
Lord, how many are my foes!
How many rise up against me!
2 Many are saying of me,
“God will not deliver him.”
3 But you, Lord, are a shield around me,
my glory, the One who lifts my head high.
4 I call out to the Lord,
and he answers me from his holy mountain.
5 I lie down and sleep;
I wake again, because the Lords ustains me.
6 I will not fear though tens of thousands
assail me on every side.
7 Arise, Lord!
Deliver me, my God!
Strike all my enemies on the jaw;
break the teeth of the wicked.
8 From the Lord comes deliverance.
May your blessing be on your people.
Psalm 3 (NIV)
5) Psalm 27:3 (NIV)
Though an army besiege me,
My heart will not fear;
Though war break out against me,
Even then I will be confident.
Psalm 27:3 (NIV)
6) Romans 8:31 (NIV)
What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?
Romans 8:31 (NIV)
7) Hebrews 21:1 (NIV)
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.
Hebrews 21:1 (NIV)
8) Deuteronomy 3:22 (NIV)
Do not be afraid of them; the Lord your God himself will fight for you.
Deuteronomy 3:22 (NIV)
9) Deuteronomy 20:4 (NIV)
For the Lord your God is the One who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies to give you victory.
Deuteronomy 20:4 (NIV)
10) Jeremiah 1:19 (NIV)
“They will fight against you, but will not overcome you for I am with you and will rescue you,” declares the Lord.”
Jeremiah 1:19 (NIV)
When You Feel Surrounded
When you feel surrounded by your battles, remember you are surrounded by God.
Find more encouragement in this devotional based on 2 Kings 6.