7 Encouraging Scriptures for Military Wives

I compiled 7 encouraging Scriptures for military wives that have helped me during my husband’s current deployment. My husband being away has never been easy, and this deployment has brought along its share of anxiety, but these verses have comforted me and wrapped me in God’s promises. Below I have listed each encouraging Scripture, and why I continuously refer to them every day.

7 Encouraging Scriptures for Military Wives

Romans 12:12 – Rejoice in our confident hope. Be patient in trouble, and keep on praying.

I love this verse of scripture because it tells me to be everything opposite of my natural tendencies. Be confident! Be hopeful! Then I reach the word “patient”. Being patient is always easier said than done for me. It is followed by another reminder to keep on praying. For me, the two coincide with each other. I can be patient WHEN I am faithful in prayer. Prayer is my stronghold.

Joshua 1:9 – This is my command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.

Be strong and courageous! I had to tell myself this every single day in the beginning of my husband’s deployment. There were many times that I wanted to fall to pieces and just hope that someone would come put me back together. Knowing how unrealistic that was, I put on a brave face and eventually I became more brave within. Another wonderful reminder in this passage is to not be discouraged, since He is with me wherever I go! How encouraging! There are days when I feel discouraged that I didn’t get to speak to my husband, or video-chat my husband, or speak with him “long enough”. I would begin to feel discouraged and loneliness crept in. This passage is the perfect reminder that I am not alone! He is my greatest support, and His Will is my desire.

Philippians 4:13 – For I can do everything through Christ, Who gives me strength.

This is a beautiful and popular verse of scripture. One that is pronounced ahead of every circumstance. The same can be applied for deployments. God is my strength. I can endure this temporary separation with His strength. I can endure anything with Him.

Psalm 112:7 – They do not fear bad news; they confidently trust the Lord to care for them.

No fear of bad news? This is a hard one to swallow. My greatest fear during a deployment is fear of bad news. Fear that my husband will be hurt, or worse. I want my heart to be steadfast and trusting, but I need The Lord to suppress those fears and envelop me in His comfort and peace. I pray this every single day.

Isaiah 41:10 – Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with My victorious right hand.

This entire verse is powerful, but what stands out to me in my present circumstance is, “I will help you; I will hold you up…” This is not wishful thinking, this is God’s promise. He helps me every day, and He certainly does uphold me too. I can feel this truth every day of this deployment.

Psalm 16:8 – I know the Lord is always with me. I will not be shaken, for He is right beside me.

I will not be shaken. He is with me. I love to repeat those words frequently during an especially stressful time. I need nothing more than His love and leadership on this journey.

1 Corinthians 13:4-8 – Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance. Prophecy and speaking in unknown languages and special knowledge will become useless. But love will last forever!

It may seem odd that I would add this to my list since these verses are usually written into wedding vows and the like. When I read this, I read something slightly different. I read about my responsibility. This is about my relationship with God. I must be patient for God’s timing, I must be kind with Him, and I must trust in Him. If I do not have my trust completely in Him, what is my love? My love, then, becomes conditional. If I want Him with me in every moment of my life, even after this deployment has ended, I must be committed to real love and what that entails. This verse reminds me of my part. God has promised me all of these things, but I have to trust Him.

I hope these 7 encouraging Scriptures for military wives are wonderful reminders for you as well. Whatever you may be enduring in your life, you are not alone. Christ died on the cross so that these promises could be fulfilled in each of our lives. Go to Him in prayer, in thanksgiving, and remember these scriptures throughout your day.

Do you have any encouraging Scriptures for Military Wives?

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  1. Haley on January 8, 2016 at 10:15 pm

    Thank you so much for these scriptures they have given my heart peace. God bless my husband is going into the Marine Coprs. Many blessing to you.

  2. Rachael on May 20, 2016 at 10:00 am

    I hope you don’t mind, but I linked your site to one of my posts. I love this list!

  3. Mallory on July 26, 2016 at 11:11 pm

    My fiancé is being deployed for 6-9 months in the next few days. We are young… he is 19 and I am 18. I just landed a new job as a waitress and will be starting my first semester of college in less than a month.. It’s all very overwhelming. I had a mental breakdown and got online to find some bible verses and these verses AND your excerpts below them really calmed me down. Thank you. Feel free to write some more :)

  4. Kelli Livingston on January 10, 2017 at 10:59 am

    Being a stay at stay at home mom and at military wife to an active marine who is currently deployed is very hard at times. some days are harder than others and some days I want to fall apart and I do, but then I turn to God to give me the strength I need for me and my girls as well as my husband. I want to thank you for your words of encouragement to help get through these tough times! I pray God keeps your husband safe and God bless you!

    • Iona Malone on December 28, 2021 at 6:01 am

      Hi to all the military wife’s out there. This is a very different way of civilian life for me. I am engaged to marry my military husband when he comes back from deployment in a few months. God has always been my rock and even now that my man is the best I could ever ask for…I still have God to guide me. I believe God will protect my future husband, and at the same time protect me too. I pray at least four times a day. I work,and that helps me to keep busy. Keeping busy seems to be the best medicine besides knowing God ? and his timing are the best thing. May God bless all of us, and let us receive patience, and love from his word.

  5. Amilia Pierre on July 17, 2019 at 3:54 am

    Thank you so much for these verses, my husband is not currently deployed but we are separated at the moment while he is in AIT training for active duty military. I have been crying everyday since he left because he is my only friend and I feel like a part of me is being taken away. We are able to talk everyday but sometimes I just want a hug and the reassurance that it is ok. I pray a lot and at times I just feel like i am in a bubble and stuck with no where to go. We have two kids and it is harder to have to take care of them alone. I have been feeling very depressed lately and I appreciate those verses. Will be reading and applying them daily and hopefully I will find some relief.

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