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11 Bible Verses for Veterans

For people who have been through a lot in life, nothing comes closer to bringing them messages of love, comfort, or gratitude than God’s Word. This is particularly true when we think of our nation’s veterans.

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For people who have been through a lot in life, nothing comes closer to bringing them messages of love, comfort, or gratitude than God’s Word. 

This is particularly true when we think of our nation’s veterans.

These veterans served the country; they sacrificed much more than we can imagine. 

A significant portion of their lives may have been spent away from home and their loved ones. They sacrificed much out of loyalty, service, and selflessness for their people and their country.

As we commemorate Veterans Day on the 11th day of the 11th month of the year, we look at eleven Bible verses for veterans that can help them to experience God’s love.

Verses in Gratitude and Honor of Veterans

Where would the United States be if veterans decided not to serve the armed forces? 

It’s hard to imagine it as a place where people could not practice their faith or enjoy democracy. Maintaining peace and order is exactly what our veterans did in their tenure of service.

Veterans risked their lives, abandoned comfort, and underwent trials to protect the country from all forms of war and tragedy. While many of us were soundly sleeping, these once-soldiers were busy doing their duties to ensure the rest of the country was safe.

Whether it’s the special occasion of Veterans Day or in times when we meet veterans, the least we can do is honor them. It is one visible act of how to practice gratitude.

Aside from saying, “Thank you for your service!” we can use the following Bible verses in gratitude and honor of veterans:

1. John 15:12-13   

“My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.”  

2. Psalm 1:1-3

“Blessed is the one

who does not walk in step with the wicked

or stand in the way that sinners take

or sit in the company of mockers,

but whose delight is in the law of the Lord,

and who meditates on his law day and night.

That person is like a tree planted by streams of water,

which yields its fruit in season

and whose leaf does not wither—

whatever they do prospers.”

3. 2 Thessalonians 1:3-4 

“We ought always to thank God for you, brothers and sisters, and rightly so, because your faith is growing more and more, and the love all of you have for one another is increasing. Therefore, among God’s churches, we boast about your perseverance and faith in all the persecutions and trials you are enduring.”

Verses for the Healing of Veterans

Veterans often suffer from physical and emotional damage long after their service is over.  

One of the best forms of help we can give is to pray for the healing of their physical, emotional, and spiritual pain. In praying for veterans who need healing, we must remember how to pray for the sick

Here are Bible verses that can help our veterans in their healing journey:

4. Jeremiah 30:17

“But I will restore you to health 

and heal your wounds,’

declares the Lord.”

5. Isaiah 38:16-17

“You restored me to health

 and let me live.

Surely it was for my benefit

that I suffered such anguish.

In your love you kept me

from the pit of destruction;

you have put all my sins

behind your back.

6. Psalm 41:1-3

“Blessed are those who have regard for the weak;

the Lord delivers them in times of trouble.

The Lord protects and preserves them—

 they are counted among the blessed in the land—

 He does not give them over to the desire of their foes.

The Lord sustains them on their sickbed

 and restores them from their bed of illness.”

Verses to Help Veterans Find Comfort

Experiencing civilian life after serving the country is a whole new world for most veterans. 

This post-service journey can be difficult for many veterans. Most of them may not be ready to live away from military services because they have invested so much in the country. As veterans and civilians, they now have different functions in society.

While some veterans find comfort in the presence of their loved ones or a new enterprise, they also know fellow veterans who have experienced hardships like loneliness and depression. 

At this stage of veterans’ lives, it’s essential that they experience God’s presence and comfort. They can turn to God’s Word and take inspiration from Bible verses for encouragement and strength.

Whether the veterans are with their families or alone, God speaks to them in these comforting Bible verses:

7. Isaiah 40:29-31

“He gives strength to the weary

 and increases the power of the weak.

Even youths grow tired and weary,

and young men stumble and fall;

but those who hope in the Lord

will renew their strength.

They will soar on wings like eagles;

they will run and not grow weary,

they will walk and not be faint.”

8. Matthew 11:28-30

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

9. 1 Peter 5:10

“And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm, and steadfast.”

Verses to Remind Veterans of God’s Faithfulness

God has remained faithful to veterans throughout their service as part of the country’s armed forces. God was faithful to them in the difficult times, and He will also be there to see veterans through the finish line of this earthly life.

Like most human beings, some veterans may forget God when they relish in the praise of man. Other veterans may not turn to God when their lives turn bleak. Even age may make them forget God delivered them from evil.

However, our veterans can always be reminded of God’s faithfulness. 

10. Lamentations 3: 21-25

“Yet this I call to mind

and therefore I have hope:

Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed,

for his compassions never fail.

They are new every morning;

great is your faithfulness.

I say to myself, “The Lord is my portion;

therefore I will wait for him.”

The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him,

to the one who seeks him”

11. Romans 8:38-39

“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

Over to You

Veterans Day is a perfect opportunity to honor the men and women God called to serve the nation. It’s that time of the year when the entire country can show thankfulness to these former soldiers who are alive because of God.

What better way to recognize their efforts than with God’s Word? Nothing can assure them better of heavenly rewards than the Bible itself. Through these Bible verses, we pray that our veterans hear Jesus saying, “Well done, my good and faithful servant.”

Strengthen your faith and grow your church with more of our inspiring articles at the Tithe.ly Blog. Message us at Tithe.ly to partner with us today in your church’s growth.

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H4 Static and dynamic content editing

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11 Bible Verses for Veterans

11 Bible Verses for Veterans

For people who have been through a lot in life, nothing comes closer to bringing them messages of love, comfort, or gratitude than God’s Word. This is particularly true when we think of our nation’s veterans.

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For people who have been through a lot in life, nothing comes closer to bringing them messages of love, comfort, or gratitude than God’s Word. 

This is particularly true when we think of our nation’s veterans.

These veterans served the country; they sacrificed much more than we can imagine. 

A significant portion of their lives may have been spent away from home and their loved ones. They sacrificed much out of loyalty, service, and selflessness for their people and their country.

As we commemorate Veterans Day on the 11th day of the 11th month of the year, we look at eleven Bible verses for veterans that can help them to experience God’s love.

Verses in Gratitude and Honor of Veterans

Where would the United States be if veterans decided not to serve the armed forces? 

It’s hard to imagine it as a place where people could not practice their faith or enjoy democracy. Maintaining peace and order is exactly what our veterans did in their tenure of service.

Veterans risked their lives, abandoned comfort, and underwent trials to protect the country from all forms of war and tragedy. While many of us were soundly sleeping, these once-soldiers were busy doing their duties to ensure the rest of the country was safe.

Whether it’s the special occasion of Veterans Day or in times when we meet veterans, the least we can do is honor them. It is one visible act of how to practice gratitude.

Aside from saying, “Thank you for your service!” we can use the following Bible verses in gratitude and honor of veterans:

1. John 15:12-13   

“My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.”  

2. Psalm 1:1-3

“Blessed is the one

who does not walk in step with the wicked

or stand in the way that sinners take

or sit in the company of mockers,

but whose delight is in the law of the Lord,

and who meditates on his law day and night.

That person is like a tree planted by streams of water,

which yields its fruit in season

and whose leaf does not wither—

whatever they do prospers.”

3. 2 Thessalonians 1:3-4 

“We ought always to thank God for you, brothers and sisters, and rightly so, because your faith is growing more and more, and the love all of you have for one another is increasing. Therefore, among God’s churches, we boast about your perseverance and faith in all the persecutions and trials you are enduring.”

Verses for the Healing of Veterans

Veterans often suffer from physical and emotional damage long after their service is over.  

One of the best forms of help we can give is to pray for the healing of their physical, emotional, and spiritual pain. In praying for veterans who need healing, we must remember how to pray for the sick

Here are Bible verses that can help our veterans in their healing journey:

4. Jeremiah 30:17

“But I will restore you to health 

and heal your wounds,’

declares the Lord.”

5. Isaiah 38:16-17

“You restored me to health

 and let me live.

Surely it was for my benefit

that I suffered such anguish.

In your love you kept me

from the pit of destruction;

you have put all my sins

behind your back.

6. Psalm 41:1-3

“Blessed are those who have regard for the weak;

the Lord delivers them in times of trouble.

The Lord protects and preserves them—

 they are counted among the blessed in the land—

 He does not give them over to the desire of their foes.

The Lord sustains them on their sickbed

 and restores them from their bed of illness.”

Verses to Help Veterans Find Comfort

Experiencing civilian life after serving the country is a whole new world for most veterans. 

This post-service journey can be difficult for many veterans. Most of them may not be ready to live away from military services because they have invested so much in the country. As veterans and civilians, they now have different functions in society.

While some veterans find comfort in the presence of their loved ones or a new enterprise, they also know fellow veterans who have experienced hardships like loneliness and depression. 

At this stage of veterans’ lives, it’s essential that they experience God’s presence and comfort. They can turn to God’s Word and take inspiration from Bible verses for encouragement and strength.

Whether the veterans are with their families or alone, God speaks to them in these comforting Bible verses:

7. Isaiah 40:29-31

“He gives strength to the weary

 and increases the power of the weak.

Even youths grow tired and weary,

and young men stumble and fall;

but those who hope in the Lord

will renew their strength.

They will soar on wings like eagles;

they will run and not grow weary,

they will walk and not be faint.”

8. Matthew 11:28-30

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

9. 1 Peter 5:10

“And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm, and steadfast.”

Verses to Remind Veterans of God’s Faithfulness

God has remained faithful to veterans throughout their service as part of the country’s armed forces. God was faithful to them in the difficult times, and He will also be there to see veterans through the finish line of this earthly life.

Like most human beings, some veterans may forget God when they relish in the praise of man. Other veterans may not turn to God when their lives turn bleak. Even age may make them forget God delivered them from evil.

However, our veterans can always be reminded of God’s faithfulness. 

10. Lamentations 3: 21-25

“Yet this I call to mind

and therefore I have hope:

Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed,

for his compassions never fail.

They are new every morning;

great is your faithfulness.

I say to myself, “The Lord is my portion;

therefore I will wait for him.”

The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him,

to the one who seeks him”

11. Romans 8:38-39

“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

Over to You

Veterans Day is a perfect opportunity to honor the men and women God called to serve the nation. It’s that time of the year when the entire country can show thankfulness to these former soldiers who are alive because of God.

What better way to recognize their efforts than with God’s Word? Nothing can assure them better of heavenly rewards than the Bible itself. Through these Bible verses, we pray that our veterans hear Jesus saying, “Well done, my good and faithful servant.”

Strengthen your faith and grow your church with more of our inspiring articles at the Tithe.ly Blog. Message us at Tithe.ly to partner with us today in your church’s growth.

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