For years I struggled to feel loved or lovable. There are days that feed the fear and insecurity in my life, like Valentine’s Day! What is a Christian woman to do when she feels unloved? Is Love important? In my search, I began to wonder what God says about love. What does God say about His love? A Lot. Today I will share over 50 Bible verses about God’s love that will inspire you to keep growing in faith!
Why Look At Bible Verses About God’s Love?
Love is powerful and confusing. We tend to see love as an emotion, but what about God’s love for me? Is that an emotion that changes and shifts? No. Love is an action, God loves you and me through action.
It is critical to know What the Bible says about love, God’s unfailing love! So we will see over 50 Bible verses about God’s love.
For years, love was my goal in life. To me, love was linked to happiness, fulfillment, and Joy. I dreamed about love, sought love out and allowed emotions to guide my relationships! Yikes – how fast can you say toxic relationship target!?!?!?!
There was a crazy roller coaster of emotions when love was taken away and I wrestled with my identity.
That crazy cycle led to a lot of hurt, resentment, and bitterness. Can you relate? It really had me stuck in my walk with Christ for a lot of years. But I am living on the other side of freedom now.
When we see Love as an emotion it comes and goes.
- How many times have you said the wrong thing and lost a friend?
- I can do the wrong thing and cool the Love in my marriage.
- Often my children scream “I don’t love you” through the house.
- LOL, there are even days my dog gets mad at me.
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Emotional Love vs True Love
How do we move from emotional love to true love?
We ask, “What is God’s perfect love?” or “What is the meaning of the Love of God?”
We have to change the pattern of emotionally driven love! I am determined to get off this crazy Toxic Love cycle. Have you been following along with the series on 1 Corinthians 13?
“Love is Patient, love is Kind and is not Jealous; love does not Brag and is not Arrogant, does not Acting unbecoming; it does not Seek it’s own, is not provoked to Anger, does not Take into account a wrong suffered, does not Rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; Bears All Things, Believes All Things, Hopes All things and Endures All things. Love never fails!” (1 Corinthians 13: 4-8 NASB each word clicks to the study)
In that amazing chapter of the Bible – we Learned that love (God’s perfect love) is a verb – an action! This year I have determined to seek out and show that kind of action-driven love instead of emotional love.
Seeking out a 1 Corinthians 13 Love – True Love in my marriage and Friendships – sent me in a direction I didn’t expect… though I should have! Do you know what God says about love?
What Is the Love of God According to the Bible?
God is Love and gives love unconditionally
This year as Valentine’s day approaches I am reminded that we were made in the image of God and the bible says “God is love”. Where in the Bible does it say God is Love? Yes, it says that. What is the Bible verse that says God is love? 1 John 4:16!
“We have come to know and have believed the love which God has for us. God is love, and the one who abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.” (1 John 4:16 NASB)
Because God is love it is natural for us to seek True Love. Yea!!!!!! I’m not crazy!!!!! Who’s excited about that with me?!?!?!?!
We are all searching for true love, imagining what true love would act like. My ideal true love would:
- Desire me
- Call me Sweet Names
- Choose me -even knowing my mess
- Take Pleasure in me
- Fight for me
- Forgive me when I mess up and not bring up my mistakes
The problem is – there isn’t a human alive that can live up to my list. Have you found one?
God is the True Love we are searching for. Can we just bask in the One True Love for a moment?
- God’s love is unconditional – I can’t lose it!
- He loved us before we were born – fully knowing our mess
- God’s Love is given freely -to all – and can never be cooled or lost!!!!!!
- His love is so Big it covers all my mess.
50+ Bible Verses that Prove God Loves You!
True Love comes from God. Everything else falls short! There are more than 98 Bible verses about love, but we will just focus on 50 for the sake of time.
And if you ever doubt that God loves you – open your bible. There are hundreds of Bible Verse about God’s Unconditional Love, Bible verses about God’s love never failing, Psalms about God’s Love and so many Bible Verses about love and trust! God is crazy about You!
Bible Verses About God’s Love for Me
God loved us first and longs for a relationship with us.
“In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.” (1 John 4:10 NASB)
He showed His love by making a way for us to have a relationship (far better than any relationship we pursue here)!
“But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8 NASB)
Because of God’s love, we can have victory in life. Nothing could ever take that Love away!!!!!!!
“But in all these things we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 8: 37-39 NASB)
God’s love is beautiful and Mysterious!
“The Lord your God is in your midst, A victorious warrior. He will exult over you with joy, He will be quiet in His love, He will rejoice over you with shouts of joy.” (Zephaniah 3:17 NASB)
I love the way this verse shows God is our Mighty Warrior who sings over us in joy and is quiet about our mistakes in His love! That is my idea of true love!
Bible Verses About Who God Says We Are
God uses loving names for us
In several places, He calls us beloved (See these 12 verses).
“May the beloved of the Lord dwell in security by Him, Who shields him all the day, And he dwells between His shoulders.” (Deuteronomy 33:12 NASB)
God Chose us – check out these 21 verses!
“So, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience; bearing with one another, and forgiving each other, whoever has a complaint against anyone; just as the Lord forgave you, so also should you.” (Colossians 3:12-13 NASB)
God takes pleasure in us (Check out these 11 verses!).
“For the Lord takes pleasure in His people; He will beautify the afflicted ones with salvation.” (Psalm 149:4 NASB)
God delights in us (Check out these 17 verses!)
“He brought me forth also into a broad place; He rescued me, because He delighted in me.” (Psalm 18:19 NASB)
Amazing Love Bible Verse about God’s love brings Blessings
In Deuteronomy He says our love is enough to bring his blessing (not only on us), but on a 1000 generations of our descendants!
“Know therefore that the Lord your God, He is God, the faithful God, who keeps His covenant and His loving kindness to a thousandth generation with those who love Him and keep His commandments;” (Deuteronomy 7:9 NASB)
In countless other places, we are told God provides for us, protects us, teaches us, comforts us and the list goes on and on.
God’s love is so big that we can’t get the full measure of it this side of glory!!!!!
Have you experienced this true love? Do you know that you are loved far beyond what you could ever ask for or imagine (Ephesians 3: 14-21)?!?!
Now that is a love to celebrate! That is the kind of love to shout from the rooftops! That is amazing love and it has forever changed my life!
Oh, I know what you’re thinking, “But Tiffany you said this was How to Find True Love. I have real physical needs and God can’t love that way.” I found something quirky and fun about God in Ezekiel 16:4-15 that speaks to that need. Click here to download this short devotional.
Bible Verses about Love and Marriage
Many times we believe the purpose of marriage is love and we feel cheated when that feeling cools. Here are some Bible verses about love and marriage to help shift our focus.
““Scarcely had I left them
When I found him whom my soul loves;” (Song of Solomon 3:4 NASB)
“Wives, be subject to your own husbands, as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife, as Christ also is the head of the church, He Himself being the Savior of the body. But as the church is subject to Christ, so also the wives ought to be to their husbands in everything.
Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself up for her,” (Ephesians 5:22-25 NASB)
And if you are looking for ways to save your marriage, check out this 9-week Bible Study about Marriage for Wives only to help you.
Psalms About God’s Love
The book of Psalm is filled with Psalms about God’s love! Here are a few of my favorites!
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“For Your lovingkindness is great to the heavens
And Your truth to the clouds.” (Psalm 57:10 NASB)
“Because Your lovingkindness is better than life,
My lips will praise You.” (Psalm 63:3 NASB)
“For You, Lord, are good, and ready to forgive,
And abundant in lovingkindness to all who call upon You.” (Psalm 86:5 NASB)
Hope and Love Bible Verses
Hope and love tend to go hand in hand and so these bible verses about hope and love are so encouraging to me as I struggle to feel that love of God.
“But now faith, hope, love, abide these three; but the greatest of these is love.” (1 Corinthians 13:13 NASB)
“And not only this, but we also exult in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance; perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope; and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.” (Romans 5:3-5 NASB)
Greatest Love Bible Verse
Finally, we see the greatest love of all.
“Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends.” (John 15:3 NASB)
” “For God so loved the world, that He gave His [a]only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.” (John 3:16 NASB)
Which of These Bible Verses About God’s Love Most Encouraged You Today?
As we’ve looked at over 50 Bible verses about God’s love, which have most encouraged you today?
- Bible verses about God’s love for you
- Scriptures about who God says we are
- Amazing love Bible Verses
- Bible verses about love and marriage
- Psalms about God’s Love
- Hope and love Bible verse
- Greatest love Bible verses
The verse about who God says I am hit home for me. Let me know if the comments on what other scriptures about God’s love encourage you!
Praying you all are standing in the truths we’ve seen in these Bible verses about God’s love!
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