Bible Verses about the Lord’s Lovingkindness

  • Nehemiah 9:17 NASB
    They refused to listen,
    And did not remember Your wondrous deeds which You had performed among them;
    So they became stubborn and appointed a leader to return to their slavery in Egypt.
    But You are a God of forgiveness,
    Gracious and compassionate,
    Slow to anger and abounding in lovingkindness;
    And You did not forsake them.
  • Psalm 17:7 NASB
    Wondrously show Your lovingkindness,
    O Savior of those who take refuge [a]at Your right hand
    From those who rise up against them.
  • Psalm 25:6 NASB
    Remember, O Lord, Your compassion and Your lovingkindnesses,
    For they have been from of old.
  • Psalm  26:3 NASB
    For Your lovingkindness is before my eyes,
    And I have walked in Your truth.
  • Psalm 36:7 NASB
    How precious is Your lovingkindness, O God!
    And the children of men take refuge in the shadow of Your wings.
  • Psalm 36:10 NASB
    O continue Your lovingkindness to those who know You,
    And Your righteousness to the upright in heart.
  • Psalm 40:11 NASB
    You, O Lord, will not withhold Your compassion from me;
    Your lovingkindness and Your truth will continually preserve me.
  • Psalm  42:7-8 NASB
    Deep calls to deep at the sound of Your waterfalls;
    All Your breakers and Your waves have rolled over me.
    The Lord will command His lovingkindness in the daytime;
    And His song will be with me in the night,
    A prayer to the God of my life.
  • Psalm  48:9 NASB
    We have thought on Your lovingkindness, O God,
    In the midst of Your temple.
  • Psalm 51:1 NASB
    Be gracious to me, O God, according to Your lovingkindness;
    According to the greatness of Your compassion blot out my transgressions.
  • Psalm 63:3 NASB
    Because Your lovingkindness is better than life,
    My lips will praise You
  • Psalm 69:16-17 NASB
    Answer me, O Lord, for Your lovingkindness is good;
    According to the greatness of Your compassion, turn to me,
    17 And do not hide Your face from Your servant,
    For I am in distress; answer me quickly.
  • Psalm 89:1-2 NASB
    I will sing of the lovingkindness of the Lord forever;
    To all generations I will make known Your faithfulness with my mouth.
    For I have said, “Lovingkindness will be built up forever;
    In the heavens You will establish Your faithfulness.”
  • Psalm 92:1-2 NASB
    It is good to give thanks to the Lord
    And to sing praises to Your name, O Most High;
    To declare Your lovingkindness in the morning
    And Your faithfulness by night,
  • Psalm  98:3 NASB
    He has remembered His lovingkindness and His faithfulness to the house of Israel;
    All the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.
  • Psalm 103:1-5 NASB
    Bless the Lord, O my soul,
    And all that is within me, bless His holy name.
    Bless the Lord, O my soul,
    And forget none of His benefits;
    Who pardons all your iniquities,
    Who heals all your diseases;
    Who redeems your life from the pit,
    Who crowns you with lovingkindness and compassion;
    Who satisfies your [a]years with good things,
    So that your youth is renewed like the eagle.
  • Psalm 107:43 NASB
    Who is wise? Let him give heed to these things,
    And consider the lovingkindnesses of the Lord.
  • Psalm 117:2 NASB
    For His lovingkindness is great toward us,
    And the truth of the Lord is everlasting.
    Praise the Lord!
  • Psalm 119:76 NASB
    O may Your lovingkindness comfort me,
    According to Your word to Your servant.
  • Psalm 119:88 NASB
    Revive me according to Your lovingkindness,
    So that I may keep the testimony of Your mouth.
  • Psalm 119:149 NASB
    Hear my voice according to Your lovingkindness;
    Revive me, O Lord, according to Your ordinances.
  • Psalm 138:2 NASB
    I will bow down toward Your holy temple
    And give thanks to Your name for Your lovingkindness and Your [a]truth;
    For You have magnified Your [b]word [c]according to all Your name.
  • Psalm 143:8 NASB
    Let me hear Your lovingkindness in the morning;
    For I trust in You;
    Teach me the way in which I should walk;
    For to You I lift up my soul.
  • Psalm 144:2 NASB
    My lovingkindness and my fortress,
    My stronghold and my deliverer,
    My shield and He in whom I take refuge,
    Who subdues my people under me.
  • Hosea 2:19 NASB
    “I will betroth you to Me forever;
    Yes, I will betroth you to Me in righteousness and in justice,
    In lovingkindness and in compassion”
  • Isaiah 54:8 NASB
    “In an outburst of anger
    I hid My face from you for a moment,
    But with everlasting lovingkindness I will have compassion on you,”
    Says the Lord your Redeemer.
  • Isaiah 63:7 NASB
    I shall make mention of the lovingkindnesses of the Lord, the praises of the Lord,
    According to all that the Lord has granted us,
    And the great goodness toward the house of Israel,
    Which He has granted them according to His compassion
    And according to the abundance of His lovingkindnesses.
  • Jeremiah 31:3 NASB
    The Lord appeared to him from afar, saying,
    “I have loved you with an everlasting love;
    Therefore I have drawn you with lovingkindness.

The sweet kindness of God

I hate teeth.

They make me a bit queasy to think about, and my one recurring nightmare involves my teeth loosening, aching, and falling out.

When I was a teenager and old enough to babysit or volunteer with kids, I found that children really love showing off their teeth.  They are so excited about every loose tooth and new tooth and have this universal reaction to any change in their dental status:  I need to show everyone.

Look at my loose tooth! Look at where I lost a tooth. Look at a new tooth growing in! 

They’re thrilled and rightfully so.

Me, not so much.  I hate seeing teeth wiggle around and hold on by the strands.

I’d try to keep my cool when these little ones showed off their pearly whites with pride.  I’d nod my head and muster up some celebratory joy:  “Wow, look at that loose tooth.  Amazing!  Won’t be long now.”

Then I’d avert my eyes as soon as I possibly could because a loose tooth was way gross to me.

When I had my wisdom teeth out as a teenager, it took some courage for a girl who hates teeth.  I slid into the chair and gripped my hands together across my middle.  I didn’t know the doctor, but he went over everything with me and then said something about the nerves and how they were entwined with the root and there was the possibility, although rare, that there would be a complication and I would have difficulty talking or singing after the procedure.  But it’d probably be fine.

Awesome.

Then he started to work, only to find that I don’t respond normally to numbing and need extra medication in order for me not to feel  what he was doing in there with all of his metal tools.

Double awesome.

But here’s the thing, I was a scared teenage girl who didn’t like teeth about to undergo a dental procedure that was already off to a rocky start and then I heard the Beatles.

The radio station they were playing in the dentist office that day had kicked off a Beatles weekend and the Beatles were (are) my super favorite.  So, I breathed in a little breath and prayed out a little prayer: “Thanks, Lord, for the little reminder that you see me down here and are with me.”  And I sang in my head to  Beatles tunes while the dentist worked.

That was  20 years ago, and I still remember that little kiss of God’s kindness.

We have these moments, all of us, where we’re tumbled into a pit of fear or darkness.  We have to face our greatest nightmare.  The very worst thing, the thing we hoped would never happen, sometimes happens.

Sometimes  we’re simply overwhelmed, the little things have piled up into one big massive, overwhelming thing.

Or perhaps we’re so exhausted and weary and our soul feels heavy-laden indeed.

Perhaps out of nowhere, we’re hit with conflict.  We had peace, and then there was war.  People against us.  People attacking us.

There is loss and sadness, anxiety and fatigue.

But there is also Jesus.

There is, most importantly, Jesus.

In some of those seasons when I wondered if He could possibly even see me still,  that’s exactly when He’d show me kindness, a little blessing in the day, a pick-me-up, a joy.

It was enough to know that He saw me and hadn’t forgotten me, that I was in His sights and in His mind.  It was enough to know that because He was with me, I could make it one more step, one more day…and on and on until I could fully overcome.

The Psalmist prays:

How precious is Your lovingkindness, O God! And the children of men take refuge in the shadow of Your wings (Psalm 36:7).

Kindness is compassion and sensitivity to need, and God’s kindness is a sign of His loyal love for us.

His greatest act of merciful kindness to us was sending Jesus.

Titus tells  us that:

But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. (Titus 3:4-5 NIV). 

and Paul tells us the same:

in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus (Ephesians 2:7 NIV).

We didn’t merit salvation.  We weren’t good enough.  We hadn’t earned it in anyway, and yet Jesus poured Himself out for us because of His deep and abiding lovingkindness.

And that kindness continues.  He brings us  moments of refreshing and breezes of peace. He brings us reminders of His affection and signs of His love right when we need them most.