This is a beautiful topic. Dear friends, grab a cup of your favorite drink, curl up in a comfy chair, and let’s go over Bible verses about hope and love.
Welcome to the fifth post in the hope series and probably the most difficult to write. Why? Because love is a running theme throughout God’s entire word and to try to narrow it down and force it into categories was not easy.
I have also found that the love of God is spoken of in great abundance in the Christian world, almost to the point of making it less important than it is. Do you know what I mean? It’s become so standard that it has lost some of its significance. I would like to speak directly to your heart today. I want you to not just know that Jesus loves you, I want you to FEEL that Jesus loves you.
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Bible Verses about Hope and Love
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 created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 8:38-39)
Through all the ups and downs of life, the pain of losing Rebekah, anxiety over the safety of my other children, insecurities that scream in my ear, this verse has always comforted me. No matter what happens in life, you remain surrounded by the love of God.
There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love. We love Him because He first loved us. (1 John 4:18-19)
Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends. (John 15:13)
Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us. (Romans 5:5)
Who Does God Say that I Am?
Who does God say that I am?
“Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; You are Mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, Nor shall the flame scorch you. (Isaiah 43:1-2)
God says that we are HIs. Isn’t that beautiful? You belong to God. The same God who created the stars and the earth. The very God who spoke beauty into the mountains and the ocean, spoke beauty into you.
This reminds me of my favorite Casting Crowns Song, Who Am I?
Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God! Therefore the world does not know us, because it did not know Him. Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is. And everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself, just as He is pure. (John 3:1-3)
We are children of God!
We love Him because He first loved us. (1 John 4:19)
We are loved!
Can a woman forget her nursing child, And not have compassion on the son of her womb? Surely they may forget, Yet I will not forget you.
See, I have inscribed you on the palms of My hands; Your walls are continually before Me. (Isaiah 49:15-16)
You are inscribed on the palms of His hands!
Bible Verses about God’s Love
The Lord has appeared of old to me, saying:
“Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love;
Therefore with lovingkindness I have drawn you (Jeremiah 31:3)
The Lord your God in your midst,
The Mighty One, will save;
He will rejoice over you with gladness,
He will quiet you with His love,
He will rejoice over you with singing.” (Zephaniah 3:17)
Because Your lovingkindness is better than life,
My lips shall praise You. (Psalm 63:3)
Bible Verses about God’s Grace
The greatest expression of God’s love for us is poured out in the grace He has shown us.
Help me, O Lord my God!
Oh, save me according to Your mercy. (Psalm 109:26)
We cried out for salvation and He sent His son to pay the ultimate sacrifice.
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have everlasting life. (John 3:16)
A little while longer and the world will see Me no more, but you will see Me. Because I live, you will live also. At that day you will know that I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you. He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him. (John 14:19-21)
But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him. For if when we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life. And not only that, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received the reconciliation. (Romans 5:8-11)
Quotes about God’s Love
Over the years I have heard beautiful messages on the love of God. Hannah Hurnard was one of my favorite authors in my late teens and early 20’s and she helped me understand what it means to surrender to God’s love. Here are a few quotes about God’s love from other writers.
“Love and Pain go together, for a time at least. If you would know Love, you must know pain too.” Hannah Hurnard, Hinds Feet on High Places
“The pressures crush, and you can see no way out; but suddenly God does something so wonderful, so grand, it literally takes your breath away, and you know that you know that you know the God of the whole universe – the one who created you and continues to love you so much that you are graven on His palm – isn’t going to leave you there.” Geraldine Yount, Suddenly God
“Whether you are an aging theologian or a child just beginning life’s journey, the knowledge of God’s love is the soul’s surest anchor.” Kay Swatkowski, A Grandmother’s Prayers
“God loves each of us as if there were only one of us” Saint Augustine
Bible Verses about Hope and Love
Bible verses about hope and love are far too extensive for just one post, but I pray these verses touch your heart right where you are and that you save them for when you need them.
What verses bring you hope? Which remind you of God’s love? I’d love for you to comment and share which verses touch your heart when you need them most.
Check out the other posts in the Hope Series!