Empowering Bible Verses For First Responders

Empowering Bible Verses For First Responders

To whom do we turn when tragedy strikes? Given the power to protect the innocent, public servants are called to be more. From the day you take the oath to protect and serve, you are held to a higher standard than the rest of society. Do the right thing even when no one is looking. This can be a daunting task. When your duties seem heavy, take refuge in God’s words of empowerment. Pray for God’s power to strengthen our first responders.


Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.
Matthew 5:9
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.”
Joshua 1:9
The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion.
Proverbs 28:1
Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and needy.
Psalms 82:3-4
Whoever thus serves Christ is acceptable to God and approved by men.
Romans 14:18
Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’ says the Lord Almighty.
Zechariah 4:6
Set a guard over my mouth, Lord; keep watch over the door of my lips.
Psalm 141:3

The Lord Watches Over Our Emergency Responders

This country’s police officers, dispatchers, fire fighters, EMTs and Paramedics see what no one else has seen. No matter what badge they wear, each has taken an oath to protect society. Immersed in the rigors of training, nothing can prepare them for what they may see and what they may be forced to do. They will walk into the face of danger without regard of their own personal safety while everyone else runs in the other direction. These brave men and women respond without hesitation to a crisis situation when others could only shy away. Their safety and life is second.

Most likely, if you have found this article you are either a first responder yourself or you love a first responder. I know first hand the stresses that come with this job. I also know the rewards. There is no better feeling than to help your community. In 2021, many first responders are leaving the field. They are burned out. They no longer feel they have the community’s support. More times than not, they feel they are in a no win profession.

The Bible promises us hope. Those public servants who put on the uniform and continuing to do their thankless job are unsung heroes needing our prayers more than ever. God’s word can empower you when you feel powerless while the Word also promises to protect you as you provide solice. God’s word can provide answers when you are struggling to keep going.


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