Bible verses about self-worth
Do you sometimes feel like you’re not good enough? Do you struggle with low self-worth and find yourself settling for relationships that don’t serve you?
If so, you’re not alone. Many of us have been there, myself included.
As a single Christian woman, it can be easy to get caught up in the search for “The One.” But sometimes, that search can leave us feeling discouraged, insecure, and like we’re not worthy of love.
The good news is that God sees us differently.
He created each of us with unique gifts, talents, and personalities, and He loves you just the way you are. And while it can be hard to remember that in a world that’s constantly telling you you’re not enough, God’s word can help you refocus your mind and heart on what truly matters.
To help you feel more confident, more self-assured, and more empowered in your dating life, I’m sharing the best Bible verses about self-worth in this article.
What Bible verses talk about self-worth?
The following list of Bible verses about self-worth is from the new international version (NIV).
1. Psalm 139:13–14
For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
2. Ephesians 2:10
For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
3. Joshua 1:9
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”
4. Luke 1:45
Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her!”
5. 1 Peter 3:3-4
Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes. Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.
6. Proverbs 31:10
A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies.
7. Proverbs 31:30
Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.
8. Proverbs 3:15
She is more precious than rubies; nothing you desire can compare with her.
9. Song of Songs 4:7
You are altogether beautiful, my darling; there is no flaw in you.
10. 1 Chronicles 16:11
Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always.
11. Genesis 1:26
Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”
12. 2 Corinthians 5:17
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.”
13. Luke 12:7
Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.
14. 1 Peter 2:9.
But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.
15. Isaiah 43:4.
Since you are precious and honored in my sight, and because I love you, I will give people in exchange for you, nations in exchange for your life.
16. Romans 12:2
Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
17. Romans 8:38-39
For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
18. Jeremiah 31:3
The Lord appeared to us in the past, saying: ‘I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness.
19. Psalm 46:5
God is within her, she will not fall; God will help her at break of day.
20. Galatians 2:20
I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
What does God say about women’s worth?
The Bible has many passages that speak to the worth and value of women in God’s eyes. The Bible teaches us that women are beloved and valued by God and that each of us has unique gifts, talents, and worth.
An important truth to remember, whenever you struggle with self-worth. Because regardless of our specific gifts, each of us is called to use them for God’s glory and the benefit of others.
In addition to recognizing your unique gifts and talents, a woman’s worth in God’s eyes is also based on your identity as a beloved daughter of God. As believers, we have been adopted into God’s family and are now His beloved children.
This means that your worth and value come from your relationship with Him, not from external accomplishments or the opinions of others.
By embracing these truths, you can live with confidence and purpose, knowing that you are loved and valued by your Heavenly Father.
What Psalm is for self-confidence?
Psalm 121:1-2 is a great Psalm to look at for self-confidence: “I lift up my eyes to the mountains—where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.”
In these two verses, we are reminded that our help and strength come from God. By turning to Him and relying on His strength, we can develop a sense of confidence and security in our lives.
Even when you are going through hard times, you can place your trust in Him, knowing that He is your protector.
What does God say about low self-esteem?
While the term “self-esteem” is not used directly in the Bible, there are many verses and passages that address the issues that can lead to low self-esteem or low self-worth.
One of my favorite collections of Bible verses to look at when I struggle with self-esteem is Psalm 139. It emphasizes the fact that each person is fearfully and wonderfully made by God, and that He knows us intimately and cares for us deeply.
Psalm 139 is a beautiful expression of God’s intimate knowledge and care for each and every one of us. He knows every detail of your life, from your negative thoughts to your actions to your very being. And even in the darkest moments of your life, God is there in the form of the holy spirit.
So, if you ever need strength or hope, remember Psalm 18:1-2 and call on God like David did: “I love you, Lord, my strength. The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.”