7 Best Psalms about God’s Love (What Does Psalms Teach about God’s Love?)

I love sharing God’s love with those around me. Often, I rely on the gospel books, but sometimes, I start from the Psalms.

So, when someone from our Bible study group wanted to know how the Psalms can be used for evangelism, I was more than happy to help.

I suggested a few that emphasized God’s love and showed her how they linked to the good news. My background in Theology came in handy when discussing this topic. Our discussion inspired this article on the Psalms about God’s love.

7 Best Psalms about God’s love

Psalm 23:6

“Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.”

The Psalmist declares that God’s goodness and love shall be with him all his life. This is a powerful testimony of God’s abounding love in your life.

You can pray this Psalm when you need assurance of God’s love.

Psalm 36:5-6

“Your love, Lord, reaches to the heavens, your faithfulness to the skies. Your righteousness is like the highest mountains, your justice like the great deep. You, Lord, preserve both people and animals.”

David talks about the evil that surrounds him. The society was steeped in sin. In these verses, he grounds his hope in God and talks about His limitless love.

This Psalm can encourage you when you’re overwhelmed by the sin around and within you.

Psalm 51:1

“Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions.”

Nathan had confronted David about his adultery and murder. In response, he penned down this Psalm as a prayer for repentance. In this verse, David begs God for forgiveness.

He does so based on God’s mercy and unfailing love. This Psalm is perfect if you wish to confess your sins to the Lord.

Psalm 52:8

“But I am like an olive tree flourishing in the house of God; I trust in God’s unfailing love for ever and ever.”

David penned this after the massacre at Nob. Doeg, the Edomite, betrayed David by revealing his location to Saul. The priests who housed David bore Saul’s wrath (1 Sam 21-22).

This Psalm is perfect if you feel betrayed by those around you. In it, David compares himself to a flourishing Olive tree planted in God’s house. He proclaims his trust in God’s unfailing love.

Psalm 86:15

“But you, Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness.”

The Psalmist prays for God’s protection. In this verse, he declares that God is full of love. He praises God for his compassion, grace, and faithfulness. This Psalm is a gentle reminder of God’s mercy and love to you.

It’s perfect for tough times.

Psalm 100:5

“For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.”

The Psalmist thanks God in this song. He declares that God’s love endures forever. He encourages everyone to worship the Lord.

This Psalm is perfect when you want to thank God for what He has done in your life.

Psalm 107:8-9

“Let them give thanks to the Lord for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for mankind, for he satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things.”

This is a song of thanksgiving, where the Psalmist goes through the cycle of rebellion, punishment, restoration, and thanksgiving that dominated Israel’s history.

In these verses, he thanks God for His love for His people. This Psalm encourages you when you’re going through trials.

What does the book of Psalms teach about God’s love?

What Does Psalms Teach about God’s Love?
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The Psalms teach us that God’s love is unfailing. It also links it to His faithfulness and repeatedly uses it as a basis for his mercy.

Through the Psalms, believers learn to trust in God; they rest assured that He will always love and care for them.

What is the best time to pray these Psalms?

Some believe morning is the best time to pray these Psalms. They base this on David’s words in Psalm 143:8. These Psalms often lead to thanksgiving and praise, which sets the tone for the rest of the day.

It’s worth noting that you aren’t limited to mornings. The Bible teaches we should pray without ceasing (1 Thessalonians 5:17).

Can you read these Psalms for people who don’t believe in God’s love?

Yes. You can read these Psalms to people who don’t believe in God’s love. Doing so might create an opportunity to share God’s love with them.

Learning about God’s love brings them closer to the gospels and salvation.

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