25 Bible Verses on God as Our Heavenly Father

(Photo by Selma Komisky)

25 Bible Verses on God as Our Heavenly Father

By Sarah and Selma Komisky

The idea of God being our “Dad” can be misunderstood. For those who didn’t have an earthly dad, it can be painful. For those who did, it’s a reflection of the heart of God. Others of us carry around misinterpretations based on what was presented to us – fear, rejection, abandonment, conditional love, anger, and so on. No matter your experience, we at Marked Ministry want to give you a clear picture of the Heavenly Father who loves you. Here are 25 verses from the Old and New Testament about God the Father coming from the New Living Bible Translation. May they be a source of comfort and healing for you.

Then you will tell him, ‘This is what the Lord says: Israel is my firstborn son.”

– Exodus 4:22 New Living Translation (NLT)

And yet, O Lord, you are our Father. We are the clay, and you are the potter. We all are formed by your hand.”

– Isaiah 64:8 New Living Translation (NLT)

Father to the fatherless, defender of widows — this is God, whose dwelling is holy.”

– Psalm 68:5-6 New Living Translation (NLT)

“The Lord is like a father to his children, tender and compassionate to those who fear him.”

– Psalm 103:13 New Living Translation (NLT)

“And a voice from heaven said, “This is my dearly loved Son, who brings me great joy.”

– Matthew 3:17 New Living Translation (NLT)

“But you are to be perfect, even as your Father in heaven is perfect.”

– Matthew 5:48 New Living Translation (NLT)

“Give your gifts in private, and your Father, who sees everything, will reward you.”

– Matthew 6:4 New Living Translation (NLT)

 “Don’t be like them, for your Father knows exactly what you need even before you ask him!”

– Matthew 6:8 New Living Translation (NLT) 

“Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you far more valuable to him than they are?”

– Matthew 6:26 New Living Translation (NLT)

“So if you sinful people know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give good gifts to those who ask him.”

– Matthew 7:11 New Living Translation (NLT)

“In the same way, it is not my heavenly Father’s will that even one of these little ones should perish.”

– Matthew 18:14 New Living Translation (NLT)

“‘But why did you need to search?’ he asked. ‘Didn’t you know that I must be in my Father’s house?’”

– Luke 2:49 New Living Translation (NLT)

“So he returned home to his father. And while he was still a long way off, his father saw him coming. Filled with love and compassion, he ran to his son, embraced him, and kissed him. His son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against both heaven and you, and I am no longer worthy of being called your son.’ But his father said to the servants, ‘Quick! Bring the finest robe in the house and put it on him. Get a ring for his finger and sandals for his feet  And kill the calf we have been fattening. We must celebrate with a feast, for this son of mine was dead and has now returned to life. He was lost, but now he is found.’ So the party began.”

– Luke 15:20-24 New Living Translation (NLT)

Jesus told him, ‘I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me.’”

– John 14:6 New Living Translation (NLT)

“You didn’t choose me. I chose you. I appointed you to go and produce lasting fruit, so that the Father will give you whatever you ask for, using my name.”

– John 15:16 New Living Translation (NLT)

So you have not received a spirit that makes you fearful slaves. Instead, you received God’s Spirit when he adopted you as his own children.[a] Now we call him, ‘Abba, Father.’”

– Romans 8:15 New Living Translation (NLT)

All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is our merciful Father and the source of all comfort.”

– 2 Corinthians 1:3 New Living Translation (NLT)

 “And I will be your Father, and you will be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty.”

– 2 Corinthians 6:18 New Living Translation (NLT)

 “For you are all children of God through faith in Christ Jesus.”

– Galatians 3:26 New Living Translation (NLT)

“And now that you belong to Christ, you are the true children of Abraham. You are his heirs, and God’s promise to Abraham belongs to you.”

– Galatians 3:29 New Living Translation (NLT)

All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ. Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes. God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure.”

– Ephesians 1:3-5 New Living Translation (NLT)

Now all of us can come to the Father through the same Holy Spirit because of what Christ has done for us.”

– Ephesians 2:18 New Living Translation (NLT)

“The Creator of everything in heaven and on earth.”

– Ephesians 3:15 New Living Translation (NLT)

Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think. Glory to him in the church and in Christ Jesus through all generations forever and ever! Amen.”

– Ephesians 3:20-21 New Living Translation (NLT)

Always thanking the Father. He has enabled you to share in the inheritance that belongs to his people, who live in the light.”

– Colossians 1:12 New Living Translation (NLT)

“See how very much our Father loves us, for he calls us his children, and that is what we are! But the people who belong to this world don’t recognize that we are God’s children because they don’t know him.”

– 1 John 3:1 New Living Translation (NLT)