You’re going to love these 23 encouraging and powerful Bible verses about insecurity.

If low self-esteem has been a struggle for you, you’re not alone sis.

I spent so much of my life feeling like God made me inferior.

I was completely unaware of the real reason we have low self-esteem.

The enemy of our soul attacks our identity and tries to make us feel worthless.

And that’s exactly what’s happening to you.

But with the Word of God and the help of the Holy Spirit, you can finally start seeing yourself through God’s eyes.

These 23 bible verses about insecurity will get you started.

I’ll also share some encouragement about how you can personally apply each verse to your life.

 

What the Bible Says about Insecurity

Believe it or not, the word of God has so much to say about how we can overcome insecurity.

As a matter of fact, the Word of God IS THE WAY we overcome insecurity.

Self-esteem and self-worth are definitely taboo topics in the Church.

So if you’ve felt judged or alone in your constant battle against low self-esteem, let me encourage you…

Sis, the author of your life, wants you to have a healthy and Biblical perspective of yourself.

And the Word of God shows you exactly how to do that.

 

The Word of God shows you what God says about you.

When we make what He says, the foundation of our self-image – our confidence and self-worth will soar.

Let’s be clear…

We’re not talking about a prideful or arrogant confidence.

We’re talking about the confidence that comes from knowing who your Heavenly Father is and who you are as a child of God.

As you look at these scriptures from the Holy Bible, I encourage you to use them to help you pray over your self-image, and to also turn them into affirmations that you speak over your life.

 

23 Bible Verses about Insecurity

Before we jump into our first verse, I wanna say this.

God is perfect, He cannot lie.

Which means that everything He says about you is true.

Regardless of the negative thoughts you have, or the negative things others may have said about you-

God’s Word is the ultimate truth – commit to believing that.

Before you start reading, pray and ask the Lord to open your eyes so that you can see the truth. 

Alrighty, let’s jump in!

 

For Reference: *These scripture quotations are from the New International Version (NIV), New Living Translation (NLT), and English Standard Version (ESV)..

 

 

1. You’re made in the image of God.

🤲🏽 Genesis 1:27 (NLT) – So God created human beings in his own image. In the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.

How to apply this Bible Verse:

Think about this…

You have some of the characteristics and traits of your birth parents.

Maybe in the way you look, or the way you behave…

There are things about you that are just like them.

Well, God is a Spirit, and so are we.

(We are spirits, we live in a body, and we have a soul, which is our mind, will, and emotions)

Human beings are the only creatures that were made in the image and likeness of God.

God is perfect, good, kind.

He is love, the architect of all of creation, and He is our loving Father.

If you want your self-image to change, one of the best things you can do is spend time getting to know your Father.

You can do that through reading the Word, praying, and spending quality time with God.

 

2. You’re God’s workmanship

🤲🏽 Ephesians 2:10 (ESV) – For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

How to apply this Bible Verse:

Think about this…

You were handcrafted by God.

Think of some of the most beautiful, breathtaking, and awe inspiring things in this world.

The same God who made them – made you.

And He made you with a purpose.

You were a part of God’s eternal plan before you took your first breath.

Meditate on the fact that God, who could’ve made anyone else, chose YOU before the foundations of the earth.

 

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3. You’re God’s workmanship

🤲🏽 Jeremiah 1:5 (NLT) – I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb. Before you were born I set you apart and appointed you as my prophet to the nations

How to apply this Bible Verse:

This verse is a great reminder that you have a God-given purpose.

Discovering and pursuing your purpose will bring you such wonderful fulfillment.

Spend time with God in prayer, talking with Him about what He’s designed you to do.

As you do, you’ll get deeper revelation about who you are in Christ.

As you get more revelation, your self-image will begin to transform.

 

4. Nothing can separate you from the love of the Father.

🤲🏽 Romans 8:38-39 (NLT)  – And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. 39 No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.

How to apply this Bible Verse:

This is such an encouraging verse.

Our mistakes, flaws (real or imaginary), and shortcomings can make us feel worthless and unlovable.

However, God knows everything about you, and nothing can ever separate you from His love.

He’ll never leave you alone.

Meditate on the fact that even in your periods of insecurity, He’s with you, loving on you, and desiring to help you.

 

 

5. Run to Perfect Love

🤲🏽 1 John 4:18 (NLT) – Such love has no fear, because perfect love expels all fear. If we are afraid, it is for fear of punishment, and this shows that we have not fully experienced his perfect love.

How to apply this Bible Verse:

Often times our insecurities, mistakes, and flaws make us want to run from God.

But God is perfect love.

As you run to Him, and let his Holy Spirit minister to you, you will experience the perfect love that casts out fear.

 

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6. God will help you overcome

🤲🏽 Hebrews 4:16 (NLT) – So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most.

How to apply this Bible Verse:

We can’t overcome insecurity on our own strength or based on our own understanding.

We need the help that only God can give.

Go boldly into prayer, knowing that He will give you mercy and help.

 

7. God will help you overcome

🤲🏽 1 Corinthians 10:113 (ESV) -No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.

How to apply this Bible Verse:

My girl, you’re not alone in this battle.

Go all the way back to Genesis and you’ll see that the enemy attacked Eve’s identity too.

He’s been attacking God’s daughters this way since the beginning of time.

But the good news is that there IS a way to get through this and ultimately overcome it.

And as you do, you will have a beautiful testimony that will inspire other women.

 

8. God created you

🤲🏽 Psalm 139:13 (ESV) – For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb.

How to apply this Bible Verse:

FACT – God only makes good things.

Which means in God’s sight, when He created you, He created a good thing.

Pray and ask God to help you see some of the good things He’s put in you.

 

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9. God will help you overcome

🤲🏽 Song of Solomon 4:7 (ESV) – You are altogether beautiful, my love; there is no flaw in you.

How to apply this Bible Verse:

Ain’t nothing quite like some biblical romance! 🤣

These are the original lyrics to a good ol’ love song.

Often times insecurity and low self-esteem are caused by being in relationships with the wrong people. 🙋‍♀️

But, the man God has for you will lift you up, encourage you, and speak life into you.

Give your relationship to God in prayer and let Him tell you how to move forward.

 

10. Don’t let rejection define you

🤲🏽 1 John 3:1 (ESV) – See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him.

How to apply this Bible Verse:

FACT: People are going to reject you.

It’s a part of life.

But they rejected Jesus too.

If you’re struggling with fear of rejection, ask God to help you place your confidence and value in Him alone.

He will never reject you – He welcomes you with open arms.

 

11. You are valuable to God

🤲🏽 Luke 12:7 – And the very hairs on your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are more valuable to God than a whole flock of sparrows.

How to apply this Bible Verse:

Think about how much you have to love someone to keep track of the number of hairs on their head.

That’s how much God loves you.

You are valuable to Him.

When you criticize yourself, you are criticizing the very thing that He loves and values.

Ask God to help you find your confidence in Him.

 

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12. God is with you

🤲🏽 Zephaniah 3:17: For the LORD your God is living among you. He is a mighty savior. He will take delight in you with gladness. With his love, he will calm all your fears. He will rejoice over you with joyful songs.

How to apply this Bible Verse:

There’s no love like God’s love.

He delights in you.

He rejoices over you.

He’s here to calm your fears.

Pray and ask the Lord to help you live with a deeper revelation of His presence.

Spend time praising and worshiping Him – that’s one way you can take your eyes off of yourself and experience His presence.

 

 

13. Put your confidence in God

🤲🏽 Jeremiah 17:7 (NIV) But blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in him.

How to apply this Bible Verse:

In any relationship, trust happens when your relationship grows stronger and deeper.

Your ability to trust in God and be confident in Him will happen as you spend time getting to know Him.

As you discover His character – He is faithful, kind, loving, etc… – your confidence in Him will grow.

 

14. God is your comforter

🤲🏽 Psalm 23:4 (NIV) – Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me. Your rod and your staff protect and comfort me.

How to apply this Bible Verse:

The battle of Insecurity and low self-esteem is a dark valley.

But God’s promises are that He will protect and comfort you.

Meditate on this verse when you’re feeling overwhelmed or afraid.

When fear of rejection, failure, or the fear of man tries to grip you, speak this verse aloud and declare it over yourself.

 

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15. God is working in you

🤲🏽 Philippians 1:6 (NIV) – Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.

How to apply this Bible Verse:

This is one of my favorite Bible verses for insecurity.

It’s a reminder that you’re a work in progress.

God is still working in you.

He’s still developing and transforming you.

Don’t limit yourself or your potential by what’s happened in your life so far.

The God who orchestrated even the most complex things in the universe is also working in you.

Pray and ask God to reveal to you the good work He’s doing in you right now.

 

16. You are strong and courageous

🤲🏽 Joshua 1:9 (NLT) – This is my command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.

How to apply this Bible Verse:

Anything God commands you to do, He’ll also give you the ability to do.

When He says don’t be afraid or discouraged, it’s because He’s given you what you need to be strong and courageous.

Declare over yourself, “I am strong and courageous. I will not be afraid or discouraged.”

Pray and ask God to help you walk in His boldness and confidence.

 

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17. God gives you peace

🤲🏽 Philippians 4:6-7 (ESV) – Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

How to apply this Bible Verse:

Follow the instruction in the verse.

When you’re tempted to feel anxious about how you’ll perform or about what others will think of you, stop and pray.

Remember, God will never command you to do anything that He hasn’t also given you the ability to do.

His Word says that when you release those things that make you anxious to Him, He will give you peace that will guard your heart and your mind in Christ Jesus.

 

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18. You are chosen

🤲🏽 1 Peter 2:9 (ESV) – But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.

How to apply this Bible Verse:

My girl, this is who you are!

You are a citizen of the Kingdom of God.

Your Father is the King of Kings and Lord of Lords.

Whenever those negative thoughts of insecurity come, repeat this verse aloud over and over again.

Remember, your best weapon against negative thoughts is the truth.

And the Word of God is truth.

 

19. You are chosen

🤲🏽 Ephesians 6:12 (ESV) – For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.

How to apply this Bible Verse:

I mentioned this earlier, but low self-esteem is one of the weapons of the enemy of our souls.

He attacks your identity, tries to distort your self-image, and destroy your sense of worth.

He does all of that in the hopes of keeping you from accomplishing the good works God has planned for you.

But He can’t win against the truth of God’s word.

As you pursue the renewal of your mind through the truth of God’s word, you will be transformed.

This is a battle you can win through Christ!

 

20. God is helping you

🤲🏽 Isaiah 41:13 (NLT) – For I hold you by your right hand— I, the LORD your God. And I say to you, ‘Don’t be afraid. I am here to help you.

How to apply this Bible Verse:

There’s a reason God calls us His children.

It reminds us of how we are to relate to Him.

He knows that you will face fear and battle insecurity.

But this verse reminds you that He is walking through this with you and He is here to help you.

Pray and ask the Lord to touch your heart and to help you trust in Him.

 

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21. God over everything

🤲🏽 1 Timothy 6:17 (ESV) – As for the rich in this present age, charge them not to be haughty, nor to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy.

How to apply this Bible Verse:

Our world’s culture is the complete opposite of Kingdom Culture.

The world teaches you that you’re more valuable if you have money, status, and the approval of people.

But as Christians, we don’t put our hope in those things.

We put our hope in God alone.

Pray and ask God to help you to trust in Him alone.

And if there’s anything you need, this verse lets us know that God richly provides us with everything to enjoy – so pray about your needs.

 

22. You are free

🤲🏽 Romans 8:2 (ESV) – For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death.

How to apply this Bible Verse:

This verse right here is everything!

It’s so easy for us to allow our sins, mistakes, and failures to define us.

But this verse reminds us that God doesn’t value us based on how “good” we are or how well we perform.

We have been freed from trying to earn our righteousness.

Jesus is perfect and He has made you His righteousness.

Because of Jesus you have been made right with God.

Pray and ask God for greater revelation on what it means to be the righteousness of Christ.

 

23. Let your beauty radiate from the inside out

🤲🏽 1 Peter 3:3-4 (NLT) – Don’t be concerned about the outward beauty of fancy hairstyles, expensive jewelry, or beautiful clothes. You should clothe yourselves instead with the beauty that comes from within, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is so precious to God.

How to apply this Bible Verse:

It’s easy to place so much effort on making sure we look good on the outside.

We workout to stay in shape, make sure our hair and nails get done, and our makeup is poppin’.

But this is one of my favorite bible verses about insecurity because it reminds us that real beauty is more than skin deep.

Real beauty, biblical beauty, has everything to do with our character.

This doesn’t mean that you can’t care about how you look physically.

But rather that your primary focus is on the beauty that comes from within.

Pray and ask God to help you develop a beautiful character.

 

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How to Overcome Feelings of Insecurity

Meditating on these Bible verses about insecurity will help you overcome feelings of low self-esteem and self-worth.

As you read them, talk to God about them.

Ask Him to open your eyes, give you revelation, and increase your understanding.

This isn’t something you can do once and be done.

This will need to be a part of your daily routine. 

And you may not feel any different right away, but trust that the Word of God is working.

Like anything else, the more you devote yourself to it, the greater the impact it will have on your life.

I hope this blog post encouraged you.

And I hope more than anything else it reminded you that God DOES truly love you.

You are His masterpiece – and anything that tries to make you feel worthless is a lie.

God bless you gorgeous!

 

w/ light and love,

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Matthew 5:14 – You are the light of the world. And like a city on a hill that cannot be hidden.

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