Perhaps you’re like many people in today’s hurry-scurry world and you feel completely all alone. If it’s been a while since you really connected with anyone else, you may feel like there’s not a single soul on the planet who cares about you.
While it could be true that you don’t have anyone else to call a friend, who you can go to for advice or just for a hug, you always have God. He loves you unconditionally, no matter how bad you think you are. He’s always there and is longing for a relationship with you.
Below are nine of the best verses that detail the depth of God’s love for us, in no particular order:
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
This is one of the most, if not the most, famous verses in the entire bible. The reason is because it describes God’s deep love for us, so much so that He was willing to allow His Son to be tortured and killed before resurrecting Him. His punishment paid the price for the sin we all commit every day.
1 John 4:9
This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him.
This verse also details the depth of God’s love for us, explaining that He sacrificed His son so that we might live eternally.
1 John 4:16
And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them.
In this verse, we’re told that God is in fact love Himself. Wherever there is true love, that represents the very essence of God.
I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
Here we see that Jesus loves us so much that He willingly gave His life so that we might live.
But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions–it is by grace you have been saved.
God loves us so much that he gave us new life even when we were mired down in our sin.
But you, Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness.
God always acts with compassion because His love is overflowing toward us, His creation.
Give thanks to the God of heaven. His love endures forever.
So strong and powerful is God’s love that it will indeed last forever. Nothing you do can stop Him from loving you.
How precious is your steadfast love, O God! The children of mankind take refuge in the shadow of your wings.
God’s love is an ever-present shelter for us during all the trials and tribulations of life.
And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.
God gave us the Holy Spirit so that we could experience the full measure of His love for us.
This is just a starting point, as these verses only scratch the surface of all the verses in the Bible that demonstrate how much God loves us. Whenever you’re feeling down or blue, spend some time meditating on these verses. Then dig deeper and find more passages that speak to your heart about God’s deep, everlasting love for you.