15 Songs about the Overwhelming Love of God for a Hurting Heart

15 Songs about the Overwhelming Love of God for a Hurting Heart

15 Songs about the Overwhelming Love of God for a Hurting Heart

How often do you stop, slow down, and consider the love God has for you? 

There are plenty of occasions throughout the calendar year that serve as celebrations of love and togetherness. Whether it's Christmas, Valentine's Day, or a special anniversary, these "celebrations" may feel sore for you if the people (or person) you wish were there to share it are nowhere to be found. 

If you're suffering from a loss, or just longing for a good thing that isn't there right now, exhausted from trying and failing, you may be more susceptible to the lies the enemy likes to throw at us when we're down. Your heart hurts and your mind circles around thoughts that simply aren't true. 

But the enemy and his influence over this world don't get to inform us who we are. That job belongs to God our Father, the One who made you and knows your name (Isaiah 43:1). 

The world might say you are alone, but God says He never left you (Zephaniah 3:17, Romans 8:38). The world says you are a victim, but God proclaims He has given you the victory in Him (1 John 5:4, John 16:33, 1 Corinthians 15:57). 

If you are feeling the ache of loss, lack, or pain, and your heart is bruised and weary, stop and slow down. Breathe in, breathe out. Listen to the voice of your Dad, who has such an abundance of love for you which you can only begin to imagine. 

Here are 15 songs to heal your heart and draw you closer to your Father's love. 

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1. Be Kind to Yourself

"I know it's hard to hear it when that anger in your spirit

Is pointed like an arrow at your chest

When the voices in your mind are anything but kind

And you can't believe your Father knows best

I love you just the way that you are

I love the way He's shaping your heart

Be kind to yourself

Be kind to yourself..."

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2. Reckless Love

"Before I spoke a word, You were singing over me

You have been so, so good to me

Before I took a breath, You breathed Your life in me

You have been so, so kind to me

Oh, the overwhelming, never-ending, reckless love of God

Oh, it chases me down, fights 'til I'm found, leaves the ninety-nine

I couldn't earn it, and I don't deserve it, still, You give Yourself away

Oh, the overwhelming, never-ending, reckless love of God, yeah..."

3. Extravagant

"It's extravagant, it doesn't make sense

We'll never comprehend, the way You love us

It's unthinkable, only heaven knows

Just how far You'd go, to say You love us

To say You love us, to say you love us..."

4. How Deep the Father's Love for Us

“How deep the Father's love for us

How vast beyond all measure

That He should give His only Son

To make a wretch His treasure

“Why should I gain from His reward?

I cannot give an answer

But this I know with all my heart

His wounds have paid my ransom…”

5. You Say

“I keep fighting voices in my mind that say I'm not enough

Every single lie that tells me I will never measure up

Am I more than just the sum of every high and every low

Remind me once again just who I am because I need to know

Ooh oh

You say I am loved when I can't feel a thing

You say I am strong when I think I am weak

And you say I am held when I am falling short

And when I don't belong, oh You say I am Yours

And I believe (I)

Oh I believe (I)

What You say of me (I)

I believe…”

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6. How Beautiful 

“How beautiful the radient Bride

who waits for her Groom

with His light in her eyes.

How beautiful when humble hearts give

the fruit of pure lives

so that others may live.

How beautiful

how beautiful

how beautiful is the body of Christ…”

7. Out of Hiding

“'Cause I loved you before you knew it was love

And I saw it all, still I chose the cross

And you were the one that I was thinking of

When I rose from the grave

Now rid of the shackles, My victory's yours

I tore the veil for you to come close

There's no reason to stand at a distance anymore

You're not far from home…”

8. I Won't Let You Go

"If you could only let your guard down

You could learn to trust me somehow

I swear, that I won't let you go

If you could only let go your doubts

If you could just believe in me now

I swear, that I won't let you go

I won't let you go

When your fear is currency

And you feel that urgency

You want peace but there's war in your head

Maybe that's where life is born

When our façades are torn

Pain gives birth to the promise ahead..."

9. Who You Say We Are

“Oh how great is the love

The Father has lavished on us

That we should be called The children of God

Oh how great was the cost

The Father was willing to pay

So we could be called the children of God

“We are your sons

We are your daughters

Hallelujah, we are who You say we are

So we lift our hands

And cry Abba Father

Hallelujah, we are who You say we are

Hallelujah, we are who You say we are…”

10. You're a Good, Good Father

"I've heard a thousand stories of what they think you're like

But I've heard the tender whispers of love in the dead of night

And you tell me that you're pleased

And that I'm never alone

You're a good good father

It's who you are, it's who you are, it's who you are

And I'm loved by you

It's who I am, it's who I am, it's who I am..."

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11. Tender

"The weapons the camouflage

I lay em down take it off

The masks the façade

I lay em down and I surrender all


You're making me so tender


I've never felt so safe with any other


You're making me so tender..."

12. Follow Me

"At the end of myself

Judgment calls out my name

I've been looking for love

But I'm swallowed by shame

Throw away all your stones

Find forgiveness in Me

Let Me be your new passion

My daughter, you're free

Follow Me

Follow Me

Follow Me

Follow Me..."

13. Though You Slay Me

“I come, God, I come

I return to the Lord

The one who's broken

The one who's torn me apart

You struck down to bind me up

You say You do it all in love

That I might know You in Your suffering

Though You slay me

Yet I will praise You

Though You take from me

I will bless Your name

Though You ruin me

Still I will worship

Sing a song to the one who's all I need…”

14. Abba

"Abba, I belong to You

You're closer than the skin on my bones

You're closer than the song on my tongue

You came running down my prodigal road

You came running with a ring and a robe

Grace is the collision on the way back home

With the arms of a Father who won't let go..."

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15. The God Who Stays

“If I were You I would've given up on me by now

I would've labeled me a lost cause

Cause I feel just like a lost cause

If I were You I would've turned around and walked away

I would've labeled me beyond repair

Cause I feel like I'm beyond repair

But somehow You don't see me like I do

Somehow You're still here

You're the God who stays..”

Sarah Martin is the editor for iBelieve. She has previously enjoyed editing and writing for her alma mater, Christopher Newport University’s newspaper, and for various ministry organizations. She has a B.A. degree in English and Writing and enjoys a good dive into British literature along with a strong cup of black tea.