Bible Verses About Self Worth and Confidence

During times of global turmoil and upheaval, it is easy to lose your spiritual and psychological focus. Many believers slip into a state of depression accompanied by a decrease in faith and even unbelief. These are the times that we should dive deeper into God’s word to maintain and strengthen our faith in His promise to see us through the hard times.

The Bible is filled with stories of personal difficulties experienced by those who believed in God but had their faith tested by the trials of life. Rely on these scriptures to help you regain your focus and get through the difficulties of life.

These Bible verses are reminders of your personal identity in Christ and who you truly are as a child of God.

What is Self-worth?

Self-worth, also known as self-esteem, describes a person’s feelings and confidence in themself. Merriam-Webster defines Self-worth as: “a feeling that you are a good person who deserves to be treated with respect”.

Why is Self-worth Important?

Self-worth heavily influences people’s choices and decisions. The higher your feelings of self-worth, the more confidence you have to face the challenges of life and achieve your goals.

How do I build high self-worth?

Building high self-worth requires constantly working on yourself both spiritually and physically.
1. Eliminate negativity from your life.
2. Cultivate positive energy.
3. Surround yourself with motivated people.
4. Focus on learning from your mistakes.

Every human being has a different life story, and it is not always easy to live with, so it can shake their faith. But God is good and He always gives us strength and comfort through His Word as written in 2 Chronicles 15: 7 “But as for you, be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded.”

Even though we already know that God always accompanies us in times of joy and sorrow, we as humans often forget about it and are insensitive to his voice. Therefore, we need to have the right attitude as Christians to face our existing problems. Let’s look at some of the attitudes below:

Do not give up

When problems come and are difficult for us to face, we often become discouraged. Hard times affect our emotions and challenge our belief in our own abilities. In these times, it is critical that we lean on God to renew our sense of self.

Reading the Bible is a great way to improve our self-worth through the stories of God’s faithfulness. God’s Word teaches us that although trials will come against us, He is faithful to deliver us if we do not give up. The scriptures reassure us that our perseverance will ultimately be rewarded.

Get closer to God

Usually, when we face a problem, we will focus on the problem. Without realizing it, that problem starts to take us away from God and can cloud our thinking. It can even lead to stress and depression. But we must learn to cling to God during our most difficult times.

We must have a heart like Job. He completely entrusted his life to God even though all the calamities that repeatedly came into his life. Job still believed in God’s promise that would see him through it all. So that in the end God returned his life and gave him many blessings. Job’s faith in God strengthened his self-confidence and guided him through his times of trouble.

Strengthen your faith

When trouble comes we need faith. Without faith we will easily be shaken when our confidence is challenged. With faith, we can have confidence in our hearts that God will always provide a way out for His children who are faithful to Him.

Like the story of the Israelites in the Bible: The Israelites crossed the Jordan River and entered the Promised Land by Faith. Through this faith, God’s miracle occurred at that time and the Jordan River split open so that the Israelites could pass through.

Stay grateful to God

God will not give problems to us beyond our limits because it is written in the Word of God at 1 Corinthians 10:13, no temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear.

But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it. So if you have a difficult problem right now don’t worry. Believe that God will help you and remain grateful for your upcoming blessing.

Don’t forget to pray every day

Praying is our way of communicating with God. Through prayer, we can express all the things we feel. When problems come, we usually tell all our problems to friends, but try telling God about your problems through prayer.

As Christians, we are taught to express our desire for God in prayer according to God’s Word taken from Philippians 4:6, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”

So when you are going through times of low self-confidence caused by small failures, remember to always seek God and find mental and emotional strength in Him.

Bible Verses About Self Worth

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.”

Joshua 1:9 New International Version (NIV)

This is how love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment: In this world we are like Jesus.

1 John 4:17 New International Version (NIV)

For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.

2 Timothy 1:7 New International Version (NIV)

So we say with confidence,

“The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid.
    What can mere mortals do to me?”

Hebrews 13:6 New International Version (NIV)

35 So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded.

36 You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.

Hebrews 10:35–36 New International Version (NIV)

Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.

Hebrews 4:16 New International Version (NIV)

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.

2 Corinthians 12:9 New International Version (NIV)

I came to you in weakness with great fear and trembling. My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit’s power, so that your faith might not rest on human wisdom, but on God’s power.

1 Corinthians 2:3–5 New International Version (NIV)

In him and through faith in him we may approach God with freedom and confidence.

Ephesians 3:12 New International Version (NIV)

I can do all this through him who gives me strength.

Philippians 4:13 New International Version (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.

Philippians 1:6 New International Version (NIV)

So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God.

I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Isaiah 41:10 New International Version (NIV)

but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.

They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

Isaiah 40:31 New International Version (NIV)

The fruit of that righteousness will be peace; its effect will be quietness and confidence forever.

Isaiah 32:17 New International Version (NIV)

With him is only the arm of flesh, but with us is the Lord our God to help us and to fight our battles.” And the people gained confidence from what Hezekiah the king of Judah said.

2 Chronicles 32:8 New International Version (NIV)

25 Have no fear of sudden disaster or of the ruin that overtakes the wicked,

26 for the Lord will be at your side and will keep your foot from being snared.

Proverbs 3:25-26 New International Version (NIV)

13 For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.

14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.

Psalm 139:13–14 New International Version (NIV)

Though an army besiege me, my heart will not fear;

though war break out against me, even then I will be confident.

Psalm 27:3 New International Version (NIV)

“But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him.

Jeremiah 17:7 New International Version (NIV)

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