Bible Verses about Providence

Introduction to what the Bible says about Providence

These Bible verses about providence reveal that God is in control.

God did not create everything once and for all at the beginning of time and then step out of the process to let it run on its own by the laws of nature; instead, the Bible tells us that our Father is intimately involved in its upkeep and the entire universe depends on God for its continued preservation.

Bible Verses about Providence
Contents

  1. Introduction to what the Bible says about Providence
  2. A Letter for you made of Bible verses about Providence
  3. Listen to the Letter
  4. Scripture References for I am in control, a Letter composed of paraphrased Bible Verses about Providence
  5. The complete Bible verses about Providence cited in the Letter
  6. More Bible verses about Providence
  7. Read these Bible verses about Providence in another Bible translation
  8. Bible Study Tools and further Christian Resources for Bible Study
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These Bible verses about providence describe the continuous work of God in maintaining the existence of everything and everyone He initially created, along with their properties and abilities with which He originally gave them.

These Bible verses about providence should bring us comfort and give us confidence; the world does not need to appear so terrifying and unpredictable as it seems, because God is ultimately in control. Although chance, human ignorance or any one of a hundred evils may influence events in the world, we have a Sovereign God who rightfully rules on His throne. At each and every moment, God is upholding the entire universe that He created and God is ultimately in control directing all things to fulfil His holy, benevolent and wise plan.

Providence of God, Christian Illustration

With the providence of God, as revealed in the Bible, we can be strong in the face of adversity and welcome all circumstances that may come our way. The Bible tells us that God is in control and that He wants us to rely on Him for our needs.
This photo was taken by Laura Ferreira.

 
 

Book of Bible verses logoIn the letter below we have a selection of Bible verses about providence, which the Bible has preserved for us to show that God is upholding the universe He created so that it can continue to exist for as long as He wants. This letter, made of paraphrased Bible verses, is based on the third chapter of the Christian book Letters from Home, Our Father’s Message of Love and is called I am in control.

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A Letter for you made of Bible verses about Providence

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You were predestined and chosen by me; in the end, everything conforms to my will.[1] I watch all mankind; I, who crafted the hearts of everyone, consider everything you do.[2]

I am your Father and your God, I strengthen mankind even though some do not acknowledge me.[3] I cause my sun to rise on both the good and the bad, and rain to fall on the worthy and unworthy alike.[4] I am patient with you. I do not want anyone to perish, but for everyone to turn to me.[5] I show you kindness by sending rain from heaven, food for your body and joy for your heart.[6]

My Son Jesus is my radiant glory, the exact expression of my very nature; by his own word he holds the universe together.[7] I am behind the natural processes of this universe; I know the laws of the heavens.[8] I cause the sun to rise,[9] the wind to blow[10] and the rain and snow to fall.[11] I cut a path for the thunderstorm and send the lightning on its way.[12] I keep the beautiful Pleiades in place and bring out the constellations in their seasons.[13]

I rule over every nation on earth.[14] I make some countries great and reduce others; I enlarge them or disperse them.[15] Rulers are removed, I have lifted the humble to their thrones;[16] I demote some and exalt others.[17] I can deprive the leaders of their reason.[18] I bring one down and lift another up.[19] I watch the nations and rule forever.[20] I send both poverty and wealth; I both humble and exalt. For the foundations of this earth are mine, upon these I have built the world.[21] Is it not right for me to do what I wish with that which is my own?[22]

Every nation’s leaders should be wise and recognize my rule, be warned and seek my will.[23] The governments that exist have been established by me, so everyone should obey them.[24] But judge for yourselves whether their orders conflict with my law,[25] for you must obey your God over men.[26]

I am always working;[27] I am before all, holding everything together.[28] It is because of my mercy and love for you that you are not consumed.[29] You lie down and sleep and wake again because I sustain you,[30] so sleep in peace, my child, I grant sleep to those I love;[31] I will keep you safe.[32] Do not be deceived by anyone, every good and perfect gift you receive is from my hand.[33]

Do not worry about your life[34] but cast all your anxiety onto me, for I care for you.[35] I preserve both man and beast;[36] I provide food for the cattle and the newly-hatched birds.[37] The lions roar and seek their food from me.[38] I feed the birds of the air,[39] and the innumerable creatures of the sea look to me for provision.[40] Therefore, do not worry about how you will live; as I feed everything else, so I will care for you too.[41]

Although all creation is wearing out, I will remain forever;[42] all creation groans, waiting for the time when it will be refreshed.[43] But it is still easier for the entire universe to disappear than for the smallest letter to be taken away from my law.[44] For I am righteous and my law is right,[45] my righteousness is everlasting and my law is true.[46] The law springs from my eternal nature and is itself eternal; this is why it cannot be broken.[47]

My law is written in the hearts and minds of everyone. Your conscience sometimes condemns, sometimes defends you.[48] This is my law; it is perfect and revives the soul.[49] I wrote the natural laws of the universe,[50] and I am also the author of its moral laws.[51] By these, everyone will be judged,[52] even those who do not know me, because my law is instilled in their hearts.[53]

Although the world is now chaotic and dangerous, with wars and rumours of wars,[54] I am still in control.[55] All creation cries to me,[56] but, be assured, I will always be with my children, even unto the end of the world.[57]

I work for the good of those who love me;[58] my love is eternally with them.[59] Nothing can separate them from the love of Christ, neither trouble nor persecution, famine, nakedness or danger.[60] Know for sure that nothing in all creation—neither death nor life, angels or demons, the present or the future, no height or depth or any power—can separate my children from the love revealed in my Son, Jesus Christ, your Lord.[61]

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Scripture References for I am in control, a Letter composed of paraphrased Bible Verses about Providence

[1] Ephesians 1:11
[2] Psalms 33:14–15
[3] Isaiah 45:5
[4] Matthew 5:45
[5] 2 Peter 3:9
[6] Acts 14:17
[7] Hebrews 1:3
[8] Job 38:33
[9] Matthew 5:45
[10] Psalms 147:18
[11] Job 37:6
[12] Job 38:35
[13] Job 38:31–32
[14] Psalms 22:28
[15] Job 12:23
[16] Luke 1:52
[17] Psalms 75:7
[18] Job 12:24
[19] Psalms 75:7
[20] Psalms 66:7
[21] 1 Samuel 2:7–8
[22] Matthew 20:15
[23] Psalms 2:10
[24] Romans 13:1
[25] Acts 4:19
[26] Acts 5:29
[27] John 5:17
[28] Colossians 1:17
[29] Lamentations 3:22–23
[30] Psalms 3:5
[31] Psalms 127:2
[32] Psalms 4:8
[33] James 1:16–17
[34] Matthew 6:25
[35] 1 Peter 5:7
[36] Psalms 36:6
[37] Psalms 147:9
[38] Psalms 104:21
[39] Matthew 6:26
[40] Psalms 104:27
[41] Matthew 6:26
[42] Psalms 102:26–27
[43] Romans 8:21–22
[44] Luke 16:17
[45] Psalms 119:137
[46] Psalms 119:142
[47] Psalms 119:160
[48] Romans 2:15
[49] Psalms 19:7
[50] Job 38:33
[51] Hosea 8:12
[52] Psalms 9:8
[53] Romans 2:14–15
[54] Matthew 24:6
[55] Lamentations 5:19
[56] Romans 8:22
[57] Matthew 28:20
[58] Romans 8:28
[59] Psalms 103:17
[60] Romans 8:35
[61] Romans 8:38–39

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The complete Bible Verses About Providence cited above and listed in the order that they are found in the Bible

1 Samuel 2:7-8

The Lord maketh poor, and maketh rich: he bringeth low, and lifteth up.

He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth up the beggar from the dunghill, to set them among princes, and to make them inherit the throne of glory: for the pillars of the earth are the Lord’s, and he hath set the world upon them.

Job 12:23

He increaseth the nations, and destroyeth them: he enlargeth the nations, and straiteneth them again.

Job 12:24

He taketh away the heart of the chief of the people of the earth, and causeth them to wander in a wilderness where there is no way.

Job 37:6

For he saith to the snow, Be thou on the earth; likewise to the small rain, and to the great rain of his strength.

Job 38:31-32

Canst thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion?

Canst thou bring forth Mazzaroth in his season? or canst thou guide Arcturus with his sons?

Job 38:33

Knowest thou the ordinances of heaven? canst thou set the dominion thereof in the earth?

Job 38:35

Canst thou send lightnings, that they may go and say unto thee, Here we are?

Psalm 2:10

Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth.

Psalm 3:5

I laid me down and slept; I awaked; for the Lord sustained me.

Psalm 4:8

I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, Lord, only makest me dwell in safety.

Psalm 9:8

And he shall judge the world in righteousness, he shall minister judgment to the people in uprightness.

Psalm 19:7

The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple.

Psalm 22:28

For the kingdom is the Lord’s: and he is the governor among the nations.

Psalm 33:14-15

From the place of his habitation he looketh upon all the inhabitants of the earth.

He fashioneth their hearts alike; he considereth all their works.

Psalm 36:6

Thy righteousness is like the great mountains; thy judgments are a great deep: O Lord, thou preservest man and beast.

Psalm 66:7

He ruleth by his power for ever; his eyes behold the nations: let not the rebellious exalt themselves. Selah.

Psalm 75:7

But God is the judge: he putteth down one, and setteth up another.

Psalm 102:26-27

They shall perish, but thou shalt endure: yea, all of them shall wax old like a garment; as a vesture shalt thou change them, and they shall be changed:

But thou art the same, and thy years shall have no end.

Psalm 103:17

But the mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children’s children;

Psalm 104:21

The young lions roar after their prey, and seek their meat from God.

Psalm 104:27

These wait all upon thee; that thou mayest give them their meat in due season.

Psalm 119:137

Righteous art thou, O Lord, and upright are thy judgments.

Psalm 119:142

Thy righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, and thy law is the truth.

Psalm 119:160

Thy word is true from the beginning: and every one of thy righteous judgments endureth for ever.

Psalm 127:2

It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows: for so he giveth his beloved sleep.

Psalm 147:9

He giveth to the beast his food, and to the young ravens which cry.

Psalm 147:18

He sendeth out his word, and melteth them: he causeth his wind to blow, and the waters flow.

Isaiah 45:5

I am the Lord, and there is none else, there is no God beside me: I girded thee, though thou hast not known me:

Lamentations 3:22-23

It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.

They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.

Lamentations 5:19

Thou, O Lord, remainest for ever; thy throne from generation to generation.

Hosea 8:12

I have written to him the great things of my law, but they were counted as a strange thing.

Matthew 5:45

That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.

Matthew 6:25

Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?

Matthew 6:26

Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?

Matthew 20:15

Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? Is thine eye evil, because I am good?

Matthew 24:6

And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.

Matthew 28:20

Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

Luke 1:52

He hath put down the mighty from their seats, and exalted them of low degree.

Luke 16:17

And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass, than one tittle of the law to fail.

John 5:17

But Jesus answered them, My Father worketh hitherto, and I work.

Acts 4:19

But Peter and John answered and said unto them, Whether it be right in the sight of God to hearken unto you more than unto God, judge ye.

Acts 5:29

Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men.

Acts 14:17

Nevertheless he left not himself without witness, in that he did good, and gave us rain from heaven, and fruitful seasons, filling our hearts with food and gladness.

Romans 2:14-15

For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves:

Which shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another;)

Romans 8:21-22

Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.

For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now.

Romans 8:28

And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

Romans 8:35

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?

Romans 8:38-39

For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,

Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Romans 13:1

Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.

Ephesians 1:11

In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:

Colossians 1:17

And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.

Hebrews 1:3

Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high:

James 1:16-17

Do not err, my beloved brethren.

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.

1 Peter 5:7

Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.

2 Peter 3:9

The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

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More Bible Verses About Providence

If you have any suggestions for any more Bible verses that have not yet been included above, but which also help reveal what divine providence is and how God is in control, please do leave a comment below and I’ll add them here.

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Read these Bible Verses About Providence in Another Bible Translation

The Bible verses in the list above are taken from the King James Version (KJV). To read all these Bible verses about Providence in different versions, copy the list of references below and paste them into the search box on BibleGateway.com. From here you can choose from more than 30 different English language versions alone and many more translations in other languages.

1 Sam 2:7-8; Job 12:23; Job 12:24; Job 37:6; Job 38:31-32; Job 38:33; Job 38:35; Ps 2:10; Ps 3:5; Ps 4:8; Ps 9:8; Ps 19:7; Ps 22:28; Ps 33:14-15; Ps 36:6; Ps 66:7; Ps 75:7; Ps 102:26-27; Ps 103:17; Ps 104:21

Ps 104:27; Ps 119:137; Ps 119:142; Ps 119:160; Ps 127:2; Ps 147:9; Ps 147:18; Isa 45:5; Lam 3:22-23; Lam 5:19; Hos 8:12; Matt 5:45; Matt 6:25; Matt 6:26; Matt 20:15; Matt 24:6; Matt 28:20; Luke 1:52; Luke 16:17; John 5:17

Acts 4:19; Acts 5:29; Acts 14:17; Rom 2:14-15; Rom 8:21-22; Rom 8:28; Rom 8:35; Rom 8:38-39; Rom 13:1; Eph 1:11; Col 1:17; Heb 1:3; Jas 1:16-17; 1 Pet 5:7; 2 Pet 3:9

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