Verses About God's Character
God's desire for me is to love Him (demonstrated by my willingness to trust in His character and to surrender and obey Him), and to grow in my understanding of how to please Him, and to allow the Holy Spirit to transform me into the image of His Son.
As I willingly choose to trust God’s character, I will form the habit of trusting God in my daily decisions. As I come to understand that God loves me, is faithful, sovereign, perfect, can do no wrong, cannot lie, is totally trustworthy, is just and never changes, I will be able to see how reasonable and logical it is to trust Him completely, surrender to Him, obey Him, and very illogical not to trust Him.
If you are struggling with trusting God, read and meditate on these verses about who God is and what He is like.
GOD IS LOVE
1 John 4:16 … God is love,…
Rom. 5:8 God proves His own love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us!
John 3:16 “For God loved the world in this way: He gave His One and Only Son,…”
1 John 3:16 This is how we have come to know love: He laid down His life for us. …
GOD IS SOVEREIGN
Job 34:14-15 If He put His mind to it and withdrew the spirit and breath He gave, every living thing would perish together and mankind would return to the dust.
Prov. 21:30 No wisdom, no understanding, and no counsel will prevail against the LORD.
Isa. 46:11 … Yes, I have spoken; so I will also bring it about. I have planned it; I will also do it.
Dan. 4:35 All the inhabitants of the earth are counted as nothing, and He does what He wants with the army of heaven and the inhabitants of the earth. There is no one who can hold back His hand or say to Him, “What have You done?”
Acts 4:24 … they all raised their voices to God and said, “Master, You are the One who made the heaven, the earth, and the sea, and everything in them.”
GOD IS RIGHTEOUS, HOLY AND PURE. HE CANNOT LIE, HE CAN DO NO WRONG
Deut. 32:3-4 Declare the greatness of our God! The Rock—His work is perfect; all His ways are entirely just. A faithful God, without prejudice, He is righteous and true.
Lev. 19:2 “Speak to the entire Israelite community and tell them: Be holy because I, Yahweh your God, am holy.”
Job 34:10 It is impossible for God to do wrong, and for the Almighty to act unjustly.
Psa. 18:30 God—His way is perfect.…
Isa. 57:15 For the High and Exalted One who lives forever, whose name is Holy …
Hab. 1:13 Your eyes are too pure to look on evil,…
Luke 1:49 Because the Mighty One has done great things for me, and His name is holy.
Heb. 6:18 … it is impossible for God to lie,…
Rom. 3:25-26 God presented Christ as a sacrifice of atonement, through the shedding of His blood—to be received by faith. … He did it to demonstrate His righteousness at the present time, so as to be just and the one who justifies those who have faith in Jesus. (NIV)
GOD IS PERFECT
Deut. 32:3-4 Declare the greatness of our God! The Rock—His work is perfect.…
2 Sam. 22:31 God—His way is perfect; the word of the LORD is pure.…
Matt. 5:48 … your heavenly Father is perfect.
GOD NEVER CHANGES
Psa. 102:25-27 Long ago You established the earth, and the heavens are the work of Your hands. They will perish, but You will endure; all of them will wear out like clothing. You will change them like a garment, and they will pass away. But You are the same, and Your years will never end.
Malachi 3:6 “Because I, Yahweh, have not changed,…”
James 1:17 Every generous act and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights; with Him there is no variation or shadow cast by turning.
GOD IS FAITHFUL, TOTALLY TRUSTWORTHY AND DEPENDABLE
Deut. 32:3-4 Declare the greatness of our God! … A faithful God,…
Psa. 33:18-21 Now the eye of the LORD is on those who fear Him—those who depend on His faithful love to deliver them from death and to keep them alive in famine. We wait for Yahweh; He is our help and shield. For our hearts rejoice in Him because we trust in His holy name.
Psa. 34:4-8 I (David) sought the LORD, and He answered me and delivered me from all my fears. … This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him and saved him from all his troubles. The Angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear Him, and rescues them. Taste and see that the LORD is good. How happy is the man who takes refuge in Him!
Psa. 36:5 LORD, Your faithful love reaches to heaven, Your faithfulness to the clouds.
Psa. 86:15 But You, Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger and rich in faithful love and truth.
Jer. 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you”—this is the LORD’s declaration—“plans for your welfare, not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.”
Rom. 8:28 We know that all things work together for the good of those who love God: those who are called according to His purpose.
1 Cor. 10:13 No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to humanity. God is faithful, and He will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation He will also provide a way of escape so that you are able to bear it.
1 Thess. 5:24 He who calls you is faithful, who also will do it.
2 Thess. 3:3 But the Lord is faithful;…
2 Tim. 2:13 If we are faithless, He remains faithful, for He cannot deny Himself.
1 Peter 4:19 So those who suffer according to God’s will should, while doing what is good, entrust themselves to a faithful Creator.