Have you ever felt unloved or unwanted?
Maybe you have felt unappreciated in a friendship, or devalued in a relationship. Or maybe you find yourself at fault for not loving yourself the way that God intended you to do so, and struggle with self-love.
It’s natural to desire love, significance, and even security.
As humans, we desire to be loved, needed, secure yet all too often we try to find these things in circumstantial things, instead of in the one constant: God.
Instead of anchoring our faith and our identity in Christ, we anchor it in other humans or in things of the world. We must remember that true joy comes from our relationship with the Lord and the grace that He gives so freely to us each and every day.
Even if we put our hope in God, we will still experience days where we feel unloved or unwanted. The best way to fight these feelings is to dive into scripture. The Bible is filled with verses and stories that demonstrate God’s endless love for us.
So even when you are feeling unloved and unwanted, know that God loves you and wants you to find security in that.
Here are 11 Bible verses that will remind you of how much God loves each and every one of us.
“For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die—but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
1 John 4:7
“Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God.”
“The Lord passed before him and proclaimed, “The Lord, the Lord, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness, keeping steadfast love for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin.”
“So that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.”
1 John 4:9-12
“In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us.”
“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.”
“The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly. “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep.’”
“I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore I have continued my faithfulness to you.”
“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.”
“The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, And He delights in his way. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down; For the Lord upholds him with His hand.”
“And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.”