7 Bible Verses That Will Restore Your Faith in Love

Love is word we see often in the Bible. It’s an essential part of God’s nature. The Bible asks us “Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? (Romans 8:35). The answer is given to us in verses 37-39 “Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, not height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 8:27-39). Nothing can keep us from God’s love. He loved us first.


The Bible is a great tool to assist us in loving better, in creating stronger relationships, including our marriage, family, children, friendships and humanity, even in the face of brokenness. We know that God is love and with Him our faith in love can be restored, no matter our situation or absent love appears to be in our world. God’s love is a great starting place to understand and experience love better. Even in a world of darkness, there is hope with love. Here are seven Bible verses that will restore your faith in love, and help you to love better.

Romans 8:28
“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to his purpose.”

“Agape” is word that means love, and represents the kind of love described throughout the Bible. In fact, Agape is the highest form of love, recognized as the love of God for man and of man for God. It is a form of Christian love represented in the Bible, and is related to the concern for the welfare of the one we love. This form of love is filled with purpose over emotion and impulse. This is the kind of purposeful love that we as Christians should aspire for in our relationships with others. But this love can’t exist in our lives if it is not a part of our practice, or if we’ve lost belief in its existence.
1 Corinthians 13:4-8

“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails…”
In this popular reading from 1 Corinthians, Paul gives us a clear explanation of love and what it looks like, particularly in our relationship with others. When we know how love is displayed, we can better love others.

1 Peter 4:8
“Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.”
This verse from 1 Peter is a powerful reflection of the way God loved us, as He gave His only son to cover our sins. This sort of love takes on sin. Jesus says to us. “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you” (John 15:12). Jesus died on a cross to take on our sin. We are called to love to conquer sin. There is no greater love than this.

1 John 4:18-19
“There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. We love because he first loved us.”

We are told in the previous verse that God is love. We know that if we live a life of love, we are living in God and God is also living in us. There is no room in love for fear, and the love described here banishes fear. Because God loved us first, we now know what love looks like and can love better.

John 15:13
“Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.”
The previous verse in these words from John deal with Jesus commandment to love one another, as He loved us. As Christians, we are programmed to thrive on friendship and prioritize love. When we recognize the power of this love, agape love, the kind of love that would call you to lay down your life for a friend, you understand Jesus’ calling to you.

Romans 8:39
“Neither height nor depth, not anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
What I love about this verse from Romans is how greatly it emphasizes the depths of Christ’s love for us, and the kind of relationship we can grow in with our Heavenly Father, when we accept His love. When we recognize the power of this verse, we know there is nothing we can’t face or conquer because we have God’s love on our side.