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When my husband was in the academy, he struggled a lot.
I mean, the academy is hard on everyone. It’s not supposed to be easy.
But he had a lot of moments of self-doubt, a lot of moments where he wondered if he was really in the right place. He struggled with injuries and with getting past his chronic pain (which usually just meant toughing it out and pushing through.)
While he was so happy to finally be in the academy, it was still tough. There were many times he had to ask God whether he really was where he was supposed to be.
To encourage him, I bought him a small set of scriptures (similar to this) and highlighted any that I thought would help him. I used a blue highlighter to keep it “on theme” 🙂 I figured he could read them at the academy, then when he had his own cruiser, they could easily be stored away since they were so small.
It surprised me that there were so many verses that seemed to apply directly to law enforcement, and as I went through the pages and searched for them, I found more and more. And they didn’t just help him – searching for them helped inspire me, too.
Note that if you do the same thing, you’ll no doubt find scriptures that speak specifically to your husband/family. If you feel inclined to highlight it, do it! These are super personal, and whatever you’ll find most inspirational is what you should highlight. 🙂
13 Inspiring Scriptures for Police Officers
Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God.
No weapon formed against you shall prosper and every tongue which rises against you in judgement you shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is from Me, says the Lord.
When justice is done, it brings joy to the righteous but terror to evildoers.
For he is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God’s wrath on the wrongdoer.
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.
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God.
Blessed be the Lord, my rock, who trains my hands for war and my fingers for battle. He is my steadfast love and my fortress, my stronghold and my deliverer, my shield, and in whom I take refuge.
Greater love has no man than this, that he who lays down his life for his friends.
If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first.
(I wrote more about this scripture a few months back.)
The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion.
Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and needy.
God [is] our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
Therefore, take unto you the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day and, having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girded about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness, and your feet shod with the preparation of the Gospel of peace.
Above all, take the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God, praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints.
This project was so incredibly helpful to both my husband and myself. It helped us feel more connected to our purpose in life, and helped us to feel more secure in the fact God has a plan for us.
What’s your favorite police-related scripture?