Jan 22 2024

Jesus loves You

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God’s immense and unwavering love isn’t always easy to see or understand. Sometimes it shows itself in small ways, like when a person asks how your day is going and actually listens when you answer. It shows itself in big ways, too, like when a guardian angel appears out of nowhere when your car stops running and you need someone to restart it. Bible verses about God’s love serve as a constant reminder that He is always watching and ready to help, and they’ll allow you to take comfort in the fact that He is always in your corner.

Scriptures on God’s Love For Us

1. Deuteronomy 7:9 – A Covenant Of God’s Love

Know therefore that the Lord your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commandments.

Deuteronomy 7:9

I think it’s so important to remind yourself of the basics. God is God. He is faithful, He loves you dearly, and He keeps His promises.

You don’t need to wonder if He loves you, no matter what you’ve done. You are a child of God, therefore He loves you.

It’s simple but mighty!

2. Psalm 3:3 – God Lovingly Lifts Your Head High

But you, Lord, are a shield around me,

my glory, the One who lifts my head high.

Psalm 3:3

Can you picture the tenderness of our Almighty God here, reaching down and lifting your head?

What a powerful picture of love right there – meeting you while you are down and lifting your head high.

3. Psalm 5:12 – He Surrounds You With Favor

Surely, Lord, you bless the righteous; you surround them with your favor as with a shield.

Psalm 5:12

God’s love has so many different facets to it and His protection is one of them.

It doesn’t mean bad things don’t happen to Christians. We do live in a sinful, fallen world. But it does mean that God still surrounds you with His favor, as with a shield.

That’s some powerful imagery, isn’t it?

And, if you are getting hung up on the “righteous” part because you don’t feel very righteous…you’re right! We will always fall short of that mark.

That’s why God sent Jesus. We are righteous because of His sacrifice, not because of our works.

4. Psalm 36:5 – God’s Love Reaches To The Heavens

Your love, Lord, reaches to the heavens, your faithfulness to the skies.

Psalm 36:5

When you were a kid, did you ever have someone say, “I love you *this* much” as they spread their arms out as wide as they could?

As kids, that visual helps us to understand that it’s not just a little bit of love…it’s a whole lot!

That’s what I think of when I think of this Psalm. But God’s arms are so much bigger than ours could ever reach…they are boundless, as is His love!

It’s not just a general love. It’s a personal love. A love the Lord has for you.

5. Psalm 136:26 – His Love Endures Forever

Give thanks to the God of heaven. His love endures forever.

Psalm 136:26

So many of us sing worship songs with these words, but do we actually believe them?

Do we believe that He loved us the second we were created, before we could do anything to earn it?

Do we believe He still loved us when we made that terrible, awful mistake so many years ago?

His love endures forever.

That word “forever” is not used on accident. We might use that word to exaggerate sometimes (like, “I feel like I’ve been waiting in line for forever!), but in God’s Word, forever really does mean forever!

6. Proverbs 3:11-12 – Discipline Out Of His Great Love For You

My son, do not despise the Lord’s discipline, and do not resent his rebuke, because the Lord disciplines those he loves, as a father the son he delights in.

Proverbs 3:11-12

This is where things can get a little bit sticky.

I don’t know about you but somewhere along the line, I got the idea in my head that love was all hearts, smiles, and rainbows. I mean, it sounds nice, right?

But here, the Bible is talking about discipline (not so smily and happy).

We don’t often feel loved when we are disciplined but when God shows us those healthy boundaries, it’s truly an outpouring of His love, desiring for us to be on the right path – His path – with Him.

We all know healthy boundaries are good for us, but when they don’t feel good, we don’t usually connect them with love.

I’d like to challenge you to look for those places in your life where you may be uncomfortable or experiencing some growing pains and try to connect them with God’s love for you.

Changing your definition or expectations of love can rock your world in the best kind of way.

7. Isaiah 54:10 – Unfailing Love

Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed,” says the Lord, who has compassion on you.

Isaiah 54:10

If I asked you to imagine the person in your life who you felt most loved by, chances are you’d imagine someone who had a lot of compassion for you.

It would probably be a person who loved you just as you are, listened well, was empathetic for your struggles, and who encouraged you to be the best you could be.

That’s kind of how I picture God’s unshakable, unfailing, compassionate love for you.

8. Lamentations 3:22-23 – God’s Great Love

Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.

Lamentations 3:22-23

How often do you ache for a fresh start after a difficult season or a mistake you’ve made?

I think God speaks to that desire here with a reminder that God’s compassion is new every morning.

When things feel too big, like they are just swallowing us alive, our God is bigger and it’s because of His great love for us that we are not consumed.

9. Lamentations 3:32-33 – A Love With Compassion

Though he brings grief, he will show compassion, so great is his unfailing love. For he does not willingly bring affliction or grief to anyone.

Lamentations 3:32-33

The definition of the word “unfailing” includes words like – reliable, constant, and without error.

His love for you is perfect.

10. Zephaniah 3:17 – Rejoices Over You

The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.”

Zephaniah 3:17

This is one of my favorite Bible verses on God’s love for you.

Knowing someone loves you is one thing. Sometimes it feels like someone like a family member has to love you out of obligation.

But here, God is talking about how He takes delight in you and rejoices over you.

Not only does He love you, He likes you too!

Believe this verse is true for you.

God takes delight in you. God rejoices over you.

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