Bible Verses for Those Struggling With Self-Worth

In this life, it can be far too easy to beat ourselves up over every little flaw. In the midst of our failures, we can forget just how loved and treasured we are by God.

Thankfully, when we struggle to remember our worth, there is no greater source of encouragement than scripture.

romans 5:8 Bible Verse

But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.     Romans 5:8

Jesus died for us not because of anything we’ve done, but out of pure grace. He sees the darkest parts of us – our shame, our regrets, our brokenness – and still chooses to pursue us, day after day.

Even on our worst days, we can remember that He loved and valued us enough to die for us.


psalm 139:14 Bible Verse

For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well.       Psalm 139:13-14

God makes no mistakes; we all know this, but at times we struggle to believe it. We are made in the image of God, and He gave us all unique bodies and personalities to reflect Himself.

 All the little quirks and flaws that we hate about ourselves can simply remind us of God’s creativity. 


1 peter 2:9 Bible Verse

 But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;   1 Peter 2:9

We can be tempted to think of ourselves as ordinary, unremarkable people. But because of Christ, we are so much more than that.

We are His ambassadors, and He has given us the greatest mission on earth – the mission of the gospel.

Whenever you feel unworthy, just remember that you bear the name of the Creator of the Universe.


1 Samuel 16:7 Bible Verse

But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.    1 Samuel 16:7

We often judge ourselves by the world’s standards: beauty, wealth, and power, just to name a few.

But in the Kingdom of God, what truly matters is our hearts. It doesn’t matter how unattractive, poor, or unpowerful we are.

A love for God and His people is priceless.


John 1:12 Bible Verse

But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name:     John 1:12

Even at our lowest, we are children of the one true King. And like a good Father, whenever we go astray, He is always willing to take us back.

In spite of our shortcomings, he showers us with blessings; all that is His is ours.

We are His beloved sons and daughters, whom He loves above all of creation.

Poem About Self-Worth

You are precious,
wondrous indeed.
A distinct creation,
molded and woven
in divine intimacy.

A precious wonder,
a gift,
a seed.

A seed that is planted,
at times buried,
but all with the purpose,
destined to bloom,
to produce good fruit.

You are light
born to emit and reflect
God’s splendor and goodness.
So, stop living in the shade,
and being a victim of a spiritual eclipse of shame.

You are a treasure,
valuable indeed,
Jesus paid the price,
for you to live a life of freedom
and in communion with thee.

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