• Jennifer Gunter

5 Bible Verses to Help You See Your True Worth

Did you know that you are wonderful in the eyes of the Lord? I know some days you might not feel wonderful, but YOU ARE. Why do we feel like we don’t have worth when God makes it clear to us that we are all unique and have value?

It could be a lifetime of growing up hearing that you’re not good enough from other people or struggling with mental illness. While there are many different reasons as to why we’ve developed a low self-esteem, to some degree we’re all familiar with that little voice in our head that tells us we’re not good enough.

That thought that you’re not good enough is a FLAT-OUT LIE. Satan wants nothing more than to destroy your self-worth.

The Bible tells us that, “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.” – John 10:10

Do you know why Satan wants to make a home in your head? If you’re so focused on how terrible a person you are, you won’t be focused on much else. The war for our minds is real and there’s only one way we can fight back: with the word of God. God tells us all we need to know about our worth. It’s time to fight back against the powers of evil that are trying to hijack our minds.

Having a low self-worth makes us do all kinds of things that don’t benefit us but give us temporary relief from the negative thoughts or feelings we’re having. We might overeat, drink too much, or hurt those around us. If you struggle with realizing your self-worth, I’m here to tell you it doesn’t have to be that way. Just keep reading!

Sometimes it feels like we’re trying to fill a void within ourselves, but we can never quite fill it because it can't be filled with worldly things. Only God can fill the hole inside our hearts. That is the essence of the human condition. Our way of dealing with things is not beneficial; it usually leads to self-sabotage. The only thing that will truly bring us peace is filling our void with God.

I’m here to tell you once and for all that YOU ARE MORE THAN GOOD ENOUGH. God thinks you’re the bee’s knees and I have proof! Here’s 5 bible verses to help you see your true worth!

1. “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful; I know that full well.”

- Psalm 139:14

This is perhaps the most recited verse about self-worth but there’s a reason for that. God created YOU on purpose. Yes, that right, you’re no accident! It doesn’t matter if your parents “planned” your birth or not, God has always known and loved you even before you were formed in your mother’s womb.

He’s got big plans for you, so its about time you act like it! The human body is a miraculous creation and no matter what we might think of our outward appearance or the thoughts running through our heads.

God loves us just the way we are. God’s works are wonderful, and we are his works.

2. “You are altogether beautiful, my darling; there is no flaw in you.” - Song of Songs 4:7

Literally, the Song of Songs is about romantic love between a man and woman but allegorically this passage represents Christ’s love for the church. God loves us so much that he chooses to see past our imperfections and focus on our good traits. Has anyone ever called you perfect?

Well the Creator of the Universe thinks you are flawless, perfect, and beautiful. One might say that we are imperfectly perfect.

The only image of true perfection is Jesus Christ of course. However, let us not forget that the Holy Spirit dwells within us as Christians.

When we start to fall in line with God’s will, we start to see our positive traits come out, like God intended for us.

3. “For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do."

- Ephesians 2:10

We are God’s handiwork. Handiwork means, “the product of a person’s efforts or actions”. God put effort into creating us, we are his creation. We are also God’s hands and feet, doing his good work here on Earth. God trusts us and loves us so much that he sacrificed his own son Jesus to die on the cross for us so the Holy Spirit could dwell within us.

Our bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, ladies! We are it! God wants to use us for big things in this life. How can we do that if we’re so caught up looking at ourselves in the mirror and calling ourselves fat or ugly? God WOULD NEVER say that about us.

He has created us for so much more. Let’s stop letting evil creep into our self-talk.

Instead of looking at yourself and pointing out your faults, look in the mirror and say, “I am God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works”.

4. “God is within her, she will not fall; God will help her at break of day.” - Psalm 46:5

When your negative self-talk is really getting you down, remind yourself that God lives within you, therefore you will not fall. When we rely on our own ways to get through life, we stumble, we fall, we trip over just about anything that lies in our path.

However, when we stop relying on our own ways (which are futile), things start to fall into place. This might not happen right away, and we might continue to stumble here and there, but the more we put our faith in God to get us through hard times, the stronger we become.

When you’re thinking you’re not good enough, remind yourself that God is there for you in that broken moment, in the sunken place.

Say to yourself, “God is within me, I will not fall, God will help me get through this”. You’ve been through worse things. You can get through this too.

5. "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

Remember when God said you’re perfect? If not, scroll up and read it again! If you’re not convinced yet, here’s another verse to show how highly God thinks of you. His power is made perfect in our weakness. When we tend to highlight our weaknesses instead of our strengths, we can remember this verse. God doesn’t want us to be ashamed of our weaknesses. Do not run from your weakness. Find POWER in your weakness like God tells us to do.

To be clear, the weakness spoken about here is not sin. We should never find power or good in sin, as sin leads to death. The weaknesses are our wounds from past hurts, whether hurt by others or ourselves. You’ve been through a lot, and it has only made you stronger and smarter. There IS power in our weakness, there are lessons to be learned and healing to be found.

Without trials and adversity, we wouldn’t be who we are today. We can’t change the past, and we can’t look to the future, dreaming about an ideal version of ourselves.

We have to be present with God, right here and right now. That is the only way we can become our best selves.

Thank you for reading! If you were inspired by this post, feel free to share it with others.

-Jenni Gunter

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