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While Matt has been safely home for awhile now, at the same time that means that the next deployment isn’t that far off. I don’t know if it’s the current state of the world or all the unknown we’ve faced throughout this year but I find myself going back to Matt’s first deployment and how much of what was to come was still so unknown to me at the time. I’ve been going back and reading my journals or reviewing The Thirty Things To Do During The First Thirty Days Of A Deployment and seeing how many things are so applicable during this time as well. I find strength in knowing that while I may have no idea what the future holds now, I didn’t know back then either and since 2017, I’ve made it through some of the hardest days of my life.
I also recently noticed that my Quotes for Military Relationships post has gone viral (for me) on Pinterest so I thought now would be a great time to revisit some of the deployment content that I never got around to publishing.
Today I’m sharing some of my favorite Bible verses for military relationships & deployments. If you read my Deployment Countdown Chain post, these verses along with the quotes I mentioned above were what I wrote inside each link.
I have the She Reads Truth Christian Standard Bible, which I LOVE and what I’ve used for the translations below.
15 Bible Verses For Deployment
The Lord gives his people strength; the Lord blesses his people with peace.
Haven’t I commanded you: be strong and courageous? Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.
2 Corinthians 12:10
So I take pleasure in weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and in difficulties, for the sake of Christ. For when I am weak, I am strong.
For he will give his angels orders concerning you, to protect you in all your ways.
You will keep the mind that is dependent on you in perfect peace, for it is trusting in you.
The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped. Therefore my heart celebrates, and I give thanks to him with my song.
But I will sing of your strength and will joyfully proclaim your faithful love in the morning. For you have been a stronghold for me, a refuge in my day of trouble.
Be strong and courageous; don’t be terrified or afraid of them. For the Lord your God is the one who will go with you; he will not leave you or abandon you.
But I will hope continually and will praise you more and more.
“May the Lord watch between you and me when we are out of each other’s sight.”
Because he has his heart set on me, I will deliver him; I will protect him because he knows my name.
2 Corinthians 9:8
And God is able to make every grace overflow to you, so that in every way, always having everything you need, you may excel in every good work.
Do not fear; for I am with you; do not be afraid, for I am your God. I will strengthen you; I will help you; I will hold on to you with my righteous right hand.
2 Timothy 1:7
For God had not given us a spirit of fear, but one of power, love, and sound judgement.
“Peace I leave with you. My peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Don’t let your heart be troubled or fearful.”
If you’re preparing for an upcoming deployment, leave a comment below. I’d love to pray for you and your service member. If you have any ideas of military relationship or deployment posts you’d like to me to write too, be sure to let me know!