Have you ever doubted God’s love for you in a difficult season? All the bad, unexpected things happening can make you feel like God doesn’t love you anymore. But God loves you so much and has never stopped loving you.
How do I know God loves me, you may then ask? You can know he loves you by the many verses about God’s love recorded in the Bible.
The Bible itself is a love story to you of how God sent his only son to die on the cross for you… just so he can have a relationship with you once again. So he could rescue you from your sin. So he could hear your voice every day in prayer, mend your broken heart, weep with you in your sorrow, comfort you in the pain of your trials, transform you to make you new, and so much more.
Knowing God’s Love
God loves you so much, with a constant love that will never change. Nothing you can ever do or say will change his deep love for you. It’s unconditional.
Likewise, God’s love isn’t dependent on whether or not he gives you something you’ve been wanting. You can’t tie his love to whether you get what you want because this will lead you to doubt his love. You will not always get what you ask of him.
Just because you are experiencing a lot of hardship right now doesn’t mean you are not loved. We all have to go through hard times here on earth but God makes it clear in the Bible that nothing can separate you from his love.
“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 8:38-39, NIV)
The enemy wants to sow doubt in your mind about this so you can be drawn farther away from God. He knows the power of God’s love.
Basking in his love will change your perspective during a hard time. It will allow you to know God will work it all out for your good and that he has good for you no matter what.
It will enable you to persevere in him, keep your eyes on him, trust him, and have faith. Knowing God’s love will enable you to seek him and not be consumed by your circumstances… but instead know he has got it. Never question “am I loved by God?”
Verses About God’s Love
Even though in difficult seasons you may not feel that God loves you, he does. You shouldn’t even entertain this lie from the enemy.
You need to remind yourself “there is proof that God loves me,” and it’s found in the Bible. There are many Bible verses about God’s unconditional love for you.
Biblical figures (just like you) went through hard times and needed help. They saw signs of God’s love in their hardships and so can you. Like when God brought an animal sacrifice for Abraham instead of him having to sacrifice his son.
There are more than 50 reasons why God loves you and so many Bible verses to prove it. Below, you will find 10 Bible verses about God’s love. They can remind you when you are struggling with doubt. God loves you so much—don’t doubt God’s love for you.
God has shown you that he loves you by his actions. The Bible tells you about his greatest act of love, him sending down his son to die on the cross for you.
“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.” (John 3:16, NIV)
To give up one’s only son is excruciating and painful. Jesus had to be separated from God to take on your sin but he did it because he loves you. Remember his sacrifice always for you to never forget his love for you.
You are so precious and more treasured to God than anything. You can feel secure in God’s love and not doubt it even in hard times when you know this.
“Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?” (Matthew 6:26, NIV)
God will take care of you and provide in your hardship. He works things out for your good… even if it doesn’t look that way. Know God loves you by how treasured you are to him over everything.
God directly makes it known that he loves you—he always has and always will, forever. You can see him saying that to the Israelites and it’s true for you too.
“The Lord appeared to us in the past, saying: ‘I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness.’” (Jeremiah 31:3, NIV)
He draws close to you because of his unfailing love for you. You don’t have to doubt his love because he will never fail to show up and meet you in your hard time. You can always see his love and experience his love when you know it’s always there, specifically by his presence.
You can feel confident that God loves you no matter what hardship you are going through because even when you were a sinner he chose to die for you.
“But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8, NIV)
You were still in your sin but he never stopped thinking about you or wanting to have a relationship with you. His plan to show you his love was always set; there was nothing that could stop him.
This verse proves that there is nothing that could stand in the way of him dying for you.
God is with you in your hardship and he will not leave you. This is another verse you can look to when you are struggling with doubting God’s love.
“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, NIV)
He doesn’t hold things against you; he loves you. When you question “how do I know God loves me?” remind yourself that he stays with you and never leaves you. His commitment to you is eternal.
When things are at their worst and you are really wavering with the question “How do I know Jesus loves me?” you can hold on to the truth of his love for you because of this verse.
“Even to your old age and gray hairs I am he, I am he who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you.” (Isaiah 46:4, NIV)
He promises he will get you through this time and assist you. This truth will allow you not to doubt his love. He will not let you down. Keep holding on and pressing into him.
In difficult times you can doubt God’s love because maybe something good was taken away from you. But God sees you and knows everything about you. He knows what is really best for you and wants to give you that because you are so valuable to him.
“Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.” (Luke 12:7, NIV)
How do you know God loves you? It’s by knowing how treasured you are to him and this verse shows you that in a personal way.
2 Corinthians 1:3-4
If you are doubting God’s love for you, you can stop when you recall how he is the God of comfort in your hardship.
“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.” (2 Corinthians 1:3-4, NIV)
You can praise him for this and know that he will not let you suffer without providing the great comfort you need to endure this trial. This is how you can know he loves you—because no one else can comfort you like he can and be a comfort at any hour of the day.
Does God love me? You don’t have to debate this in hard times when you remember how God loves you so much that he is with you even in your heartbreak.
“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” (Psalm 34:18, NIV)
God sees your pain, hurt and suffering through this trial and remains near because he loves you. He is transforming you in this hardship to make you more like him, which is so good.
Proof that God loves you is in the fact that he is with you in your heartbreak.
In your difficult season you can remember that God has a plan for you and it’s good. Recalling this truth and focusing on the bigger picture can help you not doubt God’s love for you.
“‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’” (Jeremiah 29:11, NIV)
His plans for you are good and he never wants to harm you in any way. You have to relinquish what you want to not doubt his love and know he has the best for you.
Don’t doubt God’s love for you. Instead, when you ask yourself “how do I know God loves me?” look to these 10 Bible verses about God’s love. God loves you so much!
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My goal is to help and equip Christian women like you to live for Jesus by following Matthew 22:37-39: to love God, to love yourself, and to love others.