In a world filled with uncertainties and hardships, the boundless love and grace of God offer solace and hope. And from time to time, we all could use reminders of these truths: we matter, we are loved. Let's explore the profound nature of God's love through a collection of inspirational quotes from various spiritual figures and scripture. From understanding our identity as beloved children of God to embracing His unwavering love, these quotes illuminate the immeasurable depth of divine affection and grace.
Embracing your true self
“Define yourself radically as one beloved by God. This is the true self. Every other identity is illusion.”
― Brennan Manning, Abba's Child: The Cry of the Heart for Intimate Belonging
"Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God."
-- 1 John 4:7
“The sin underneath all our sins is to trust the lie of the serpent that we cannot trust the love and grace of Christ and must take matters into our own hands”
-- Martin Luther
God's unfailing, unchanging love
“Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; His love and his kindness go on forever.”
-- 1 Chronicles 16:34
“For those who feel their lives are a grave disappointment to God, it requires enormous trust and reckless, raging confidence to accept that the love of Jesus Christ knows no shadow of alteration or change. When Jesus said, "Come to me, all you who labor and are heavy burdened," He assumed we would grow weary, discouraged, and disheartened along the way. These words are a touching testimony to the genuine humanness of Jesus. He had no romantic notion of the cost of discipleship. He knew that following Him was as unsentimental as duty, as demanding as love.”
― Brennan Manning, The Ragamuffin Gospel
“Verily, FREE GRACE is all in all! The grace or love of God, whence cometh our salvation, is FREE IN ALL, and FREE FOR ALL.”
– John Wesley
"The question is not 'How am I to find God?' but 'How am I to let myself be found by him?' The question is not 'How am I to know God?' but “How am I to let myself be known by God?' And, finally, the question is not 'How am I to love God?' but 'How am I to let myself be loved by God?' God is looking into the distance for me, trying to find me, and longing to bring me home.”
― Henri J.M. Nouwen, The Return of the Prodigal Son: A Story of Homecoming
Your unfailing love, O LORD, is as vast as the heavens; your faithfulness reaches beyond the clouds. Your righteousness is like the mighty mountains, Your justice like the ocean depths. You care for people and animals alike, O LORD. How precious is Your unfailing love, O God! All humanity finds shelter in the shadow of Your wings.
-- Psalm 36:5-7
"The real trap, however, is self-rejection. As soon as someone accuses me or criticizes me, as soon as I am rejected, left alone, or abandoned, I find myself thinking, "Well, that proves once again that I am a nobody." ... [My dark side says,] I am no good... I deserve to be pushed aside, forgotten, rejected, and abandoned. Self-rejection is the greatest enemy of the spiritual life because it contradicts the sacred voice that calls us the 'Beloved.' Being the Beloved constitutes the core truth of our existence.”
― Henri J.M. Nouwen
“God loves each of us as if there were only one of us.”
– Saint Augustine
“God’s love is not wearied by our sins & is relentless in its determination that we be cured at whatever cost to us or Him.”
-- C. S. Lewis
“Though we are incomplete, God loves us completely. Though we are imperfect, He loves us perfectly. Though we may feel lost and without compass, God's love encompasses us completely. ... He loves every one of us, even those who are flawed, rejected, awkward, sorrowful, or broken.”
-- Dieter F. Uchtdorf
“He is able to save you from all the sin that still remains in your heart. He is able to save you from all the sin that cleaves to all your words and actions. He is able to save you from sins of omission, and to supply whatever is wanting in you.”
– John Wesley
Trusting in love
"Can anything ever separate us from Christ’s love? Does it mean He no longer loves us if we have trouble or calamity, or are persecuted, or hungry, or destitute, or in danger, or threatened with death? ... No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us. And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow — not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below — indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord."
-- Romans 8:35, 37-39
"Though our feelings come and go, God’s love for us does not."
— C.S. Lewis
"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
"But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved."
-- Ephesians 2:4-5
Living in love
"And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep His love is. May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God."
-- Ephesians 3:18-19
"When you know how much God is in love with you, then you can only live your life radiating that love."
— Mother Teresa
“Find out how much God has given you and from it take what you need; the remainder is needed by others.”
– Saint Augustine
“God’s love does not love that which is worthy of being loved, but it creates that which is worthy of being loved.”
-- Martin Luther
Infinite love and endless grace are the foundations of God's relationship with us. Through these quotes, we are reminded of the indescribable depth of God's love, which transcends human comprehension. Embracing our identity as the beloved children of God and trusting in God's unwavering love, we can experience transformative grace and live a life radiant with the love that knows no bounds. May these quotes inspire and uplift you as you journey deeper into the immeasurable love of God.