God’s Promises to Service Members and Spouses

By Erin Prater
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God's promises are solid and surprisingly applicable to military life.

You may have seen a summarized list of God’s promises — perhaps on a picturesque poster in a Christian bookstore or inside a sympathy card. But how often do you remember these promises, much less take them to heart? You’d be surprised at the promises God makes to all of His children — and how applicable they are to military life. Aim to memorize these verses for comfort and confidence during the tough times.

God works all things together for good.
“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28

God has wonderful plans for His children.
“‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the LORD, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.'” Jeremiah 29:11

God gives wisdom to those who ask.
“If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.” James 1:5

God continually guides us.
“I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go, and I will bring you back to this land. I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.” Genesis 28:15

God will not allow you to be tempted beyond your limits.
“No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it.” 1 Corinthians 10:13

God will grant us whatever we ask of Him according to His will.
“This is the confidence we have in approaching God: That if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him.” 1 John 5:14-15

God provides rest for the weary.
“‘Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.'”Matthew 11:28

God will finish the good work He’s started in you and your spouse.
” … being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” Philippians 1:6

God will supply all of your needs.
“And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:19

God’s grace is sufficient for us.
“But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.” 2 Corinthians 12:9

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