Imagine what you’re life would be like if you completely trusted God as your loving Father. These Bible verses on the Father’s love will help!


Jesus showed us that the Almighty God is our Abba Father! Our dear Papa! (Mark 14:36). The Holy Spirit lives in the heart of all of us who follow Jesus and he intercedes for us from deep within, crying out, “Abba Father” (Romans 8:15; Galatians 6:4).

Our image (concept) of God is the most important thing about us. It determines our relationship with God, others, and ourselves. Many people we talk with need healing in their image of God. Do you? Your answer to this question will tell you: Can you look back over your whole life and say, “My Father God has always been good to me.”? If not, your heart is hurting and your image of God needs healing.

In 2016 I published Your Best Life In Jesus’ Easy Yoke to help you find delight in Jesus Christ and the God he knows as Abba Father.

Bible Verses on the Father’s Love

There are many Bible verses on the Father’s love for us. Here are a few that have been especially helpful in my own growing intimacy with God as my Abba and in our ministry to pastors, leaders, caregivers, and other servants of the Lord.

Let these words of life from Scripture seep on down into your heart. Consider how much your heavenly Father loves you! (All Bible verses are from the NIV84 unless indicated otherwise.)

“[The Father] guarded him as the apple of his eye.” (Deuteronomy 32:10)

“A Father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling.  God sets the lonely in families, he leads forth the prisoners with singing.”  (Psalm 68:5-6)

“O Lord you are our Father.  We are the clay, you are the potter; we are the work of your hands.” (Isaiah 64:8)

“Your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.” (Matthew 6:4)

“Your Father knows what you need before you ask him.” (Matthew 6:8)

“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)

“If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!” (Matthew 7:11)

“Your Father in heaven is not willing that any one of these little ones should be lost.”  (Matthew 18:14)

“But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him… But the father said to his servants, `Quick!  Bring the best robe and put it on him.  Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet.  Bring the fattened calf and kill it.  Let’s have a feast and celebrate.  For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’” (Luke 15:20b, 22-24)

“Jesus answered, `I am the way, the truth, and the life.  No one comes to the Father except through me…. Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father.” (John 14:6,9)

“And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Counselor [or Comforter] to be with you forever – the Spirit of Truth.” (John 14:16)

“The Father will give you whatever you ask in [Jesus’] name.” (John 15:16)

“For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship.  And by him we cry, `Abba, Father.’” (Romans 8:15)

“I will be a Father to you and you will be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty.” (2 Corinthians 6:18 & 2 Samuel 7:14)

“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ.  For he chose us…. In love he predestined us to be adopted as his [children].” (Ephesians 1:3-5)

“Through [Christ] we… have access to the Father by one Spirit.” (Ephesians 2:18)

“[God is] the Father from whom all fatherhood derives its name.” (Ephesians 3:15)

“Now to [the Father] who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.” (Ephesians 3:20-21)

“How great is the love the Father has lavished on us that we should be called children of God!” (1 John 3:1)

Discover the Abba of Jesus!

In Your Best Life in Jesus’ Easy Yoke I help you to experience the love of God as your Abba Father. Through fresh insights from the Bible I guide you in bringing your stress and hurt into an apprenticeship to Jesus that helps you become more like him. I guide you in spiritual experiments that help you to grow in the grace of Christ.

19 responses to “Bible Verses on the Father’s Love

  • Wonderful Article..thanks really I have blessed and know more regarding Father’s through this article.. glory to God..

  • In 7years i’ve come know Jesus, I’ve never experience change despite the fact that i love Jesus what could be my challenges?

    • Hi Timi, thank you for sharing with us. I am confident of one thing–that you are deeply and dearly loved by Jesus! Spiritual formation is a life-long process. I encourage you to read through some of these other articles and see what resonates with you. May you know Christ’s deep love for you today. Blessings!

  • Hi.iam wajid sabir christan in pakistan. Jesus give me many blessings.iam very thank full to jesus.iam helping my pakistan christans. In this i need a job in other countries. Any one.just request pray for me and help me source is my in world just telling God ..

  • I’m so scared and lost. I love Jesus. But I identify as a Christian. But I can’t pray with my eyes closed. Worship makes me sad. And I can’t read the Bible. I don’t know why. I’m angry at him. I don’t want to be. I have very little self worth and I put my identity in worldly things. I’m hurting from my parents and I try so hard to be loved by others because I feel like it lacks at home.

    • Hi Sophia, thank you for sharing with us. I hear your fear and sadness. You are loved by Jesus not because of what you do, or don’t do, but because you belong to him. God smiles radiantly at you! Some of these articles might be helpful to you. I encourage you to find a follower of Jesus who you can share these hard things with. Jesus, show Sophia your nearness. Bring someone into her life who can offer her your love and grace. Amen.

  • Research has been done on affirmations, which Bible verses can perform as in our spirits. It has been found that sometimes saying an affirmation can feel as if it stays in one’s head and not enters the heart (see Nancy F in comments.) A possible remedy, as one is declaring a verse, is to say, “I choose to believe …” For example, “I choose to believe, ‘Your Father know what you need before you ask Him.'” (Matthew 6:8) This approach can help install the verse in the heart and not just leave it in the head.

  • I know God loves me, I believe His Word… But this comes from knowledge I have gained. I struggle because of being abandoned, rejected, etc., by my own parents. I need to “know” this love that surpasses knowledge.

  • I know God loves me but it’s like it’s only in my head. It doesn’t enter my heart! I need to know the Father’s love in my heart.

    • Father, we lift up Nancy and ask for your spirit of wisdom and revelation for Nancy that she would experience your love in her heart in Jesus name.

  • We live in a world of imperfection. Of stress, worries, pain and hate. We all seek the prefect life.

    One that seems unreachable. We long for true happiness. And often ask if there is really such a thing?

    Down deep in our souls our hearts yearn for something we feel we can’t find or figure out; completeness!

    And in the darkest of nights. When we cry. When we reach out for help and find emptiness. And the tears roll down our cheeks.

    There is one who hears us! A loving Father like no other! One who no matter the hour. No matter the place or situation is there to hold and love us with a love you will never find from anyone or anything on this earth!

    Yes, Abba, Pappa, my loving daddy! In you I am complete! In You I am loved and have all that my soul desires!

    In you I am forgiven and you prepare a place for me! Yes, He loves us so much that He has prepared a place to live with Him forever!

    Never to experience the pains and sorrows of this world again!

    In a world where fathers come and go. Where they leave because they no longer love us!

    Isn’t it a blessed assurance that one Father will never leave us nor forsake us!
    We truly are blessed to have such a loving Father!

    Thank you Papa! ✝️!!!

  • Please pray for me. I love our Father me I’m so thankful for what He has done for us, but I don’t read his word enough. That’s my biggest struggle. I want Him to be the first person, during and last person I think of in the day.

    • Dear JD, Thank you for sharing your heart about wanting to read more of the Word of our Lord! Here is an article you may find helpful called, Bible Reading that Transforms Your Life. Here is also a think to our Scripture Meditation Archives for you to further train on how to enthrall yourself with the word of God. Dear Heavenly Father, I thank you for JD and his heart to learn more You from your Word! Give him a love and desire to learn more of you and call him unto Yourself. In Jesus name. Amen

  • Help….I’m stuck and I need to do an exhaustive study on “God the Father” I can’t move forward til I get that truth from my head to my ❤ I lost my concordance to look them all up myself.

    • Hi Kathy, On our Soul Shepherding website you may find our Abba Archive helpful. This archive has all the articles that Bill and Kristi have written about what the Lord has taught them about the Love that Abba Father (our Papa) has for them, as well as, for all of us. Lifting you up in prayer that our Lord will show you the love He has for you as His dear daughter.

  • thank you Jesus, thank you Daddy God, put me in your heart forever at the first place, for Your loving kindness is the best, Abba heart is the most valuable of all, the heart that create us, life, earth, heaven, universe. Heart who has full truly love and good pf all, source of wisdom. Thank you Abba love You so much, thank you for Your greatest love forever, Thanks for put me in Your heart forever, forever in Your love

  • I have always yearned for my Father’s love. This reminds me of what kind of love I should have received. But now I am grateful for the LOVE of my spiritual Father who provides for all my needs.

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