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Overcoming The Terror Of War

Uplifting Bible verses during times of war

Whenever there is a crisis in the world three emotions immediately affect the victims:

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Fear, hopelessness, and apprehension.


Fear generates a sense of hopelessness leading to anxiety about your life and future.

Fear is the body’s psychological response to threatened danger whether real or imagined. Your body generates certain hormones that put your body in defense to either fight or flight.

The current news media show thousands of people fleeing Ukraine due to the invasion of Russian armies while many others remain to fight and defend their country.

Today, the Lord is saying to you to let not your heart be troubled because He is a present help in times of trouble (Psalms 46:1).

Therefore, STAND fully clothed in your battle attire.

A final word: Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil. For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.

Therefore, put on every piece of God’s armor so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil. Then after the battle, you will still be standing firm. Stand your ground, putting on the belt of truth and the body armor of God’s righteousness. For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News so that you will be fully prepared. In addition to all of these, hold up the shield of faith to stop the fiery arrows of the devil. Put on salvation as your helmet, and take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere. (Ephesians 6:10-18 NLT)


The barrage of gunfire and the explosion of bombs not only destroy the physical structures but also your hopes and dreams erupt in consuming flames.

But, the Lord assures us that when we see these wars and pestilences happening around us we should look up with expectation because the powers of heaven will be shaken and the Son of man will burst through the cloud with power and great glory (Luke 21:25-28).

“Why are you cast down, O my soul? And why are you disquieted within me? Hope in God, for I shall yet praise Him For the help of His countenance.” (Psalms 42:5 NKJV)

“Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, and whose hope is the Lord. For he shall be like a tree planted by the waters, which spreads out its roots by the river, and will not fear when heat comes; but its leaf will be green and will not be anxious in the year of drought, nor will cease from yielding fruit.” (Jeremiah 17:7-8 NKJV)


The chaos and devastation of war trigger fear and hopelessness and then you begin to worry about the possibility of famine, disease outbreak, and violence.

You no longer have the safety of your home or the security of a job. What will happen to you? How will your children survive?

The Lord’s answer to your worries is:

Be at peace!

Therefore, do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Therefore, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble. (Matthew 6:31-34)

“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.” (Psalms 24:4)

“The Lord will not reject His people; He will not abandon His special possession. Judgment will again be founded on justice, and those with virtuous hearts will pursue it.

“Who will protect me from the wicked? Who will stand up for me against evildoers? Unless the Lord had helped me, I would soon have settled in the silence of the grave. I cried out, “I am slipping!” but your unfailing love, O Lord, supported me.

“When doubts filled my mind, your comfort gave me renewed hope and cheer.” (Psalms 94:14-19 NLT)

Let us continue to pray for the people of Ukraine.

Thank you, for reading.


  1. These are such verses of peace and hope. I felt a calm come over me as I read them. It was refreshing to take a few minutes out of my busy day to read these verses of Scripture that you so carefully chose. Thank you, Beverley, for reminding us of the peace that God grants. May the peace of God be with you this day.

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    • Bless you, my sister. I am so glad that these verses were a comfort to you. I was comforted as I wrote them. Thank you and have a restful and wonderful weekend.


    • What a wonderful way to say it – “wear this life as a loose garment. Indeed we are here temporarily. I pray 🙏 that your weekend will be blessed 🙌


  2. Reblogged this on From guestwriters and commented:
    From the Bible we know that there will come certain times which shall not be pleasant, but shall be bringing much division and horror in this world.

    We are not sure if those Times mentioned in the Scriptures have started now and shall bring God’s Plan into fulfilment. In case it will become that third World war spoken of in Scriptures, we more than ever should know where our place is and which direction we want to go.
    At that prophesied time, there shall come false Christs, and people trying to get people away from God, whilst many shall be suffering. But we should stay strong in our faith, living by the assured faith of hope in the Lord.

    But it shall be also a time that we shall have to proclaim the Gospel, the message of Good News, even when many will not be willing to give their ear to it. It is for them and for all people in the world that our payers should be directed to the Host of host, Jehovah our God, Who shall be willing to guide His people in those troubled times.

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    • We are definitely living in the end times but by the grace of God our hearts will not fail us when we see the trials taking place in the world. Thank you for sharing.


  3. The images are heartbreaking! Have prayed that the “Christian boots on the ground will come to the people who need the most help.” I do know Samaritan’s Purse is currently there too. GOD still works for the good in the midst of war! Thank you for these encouraging scriptures!

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