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It’s understood that having low self-esteem might be challenging, but it’s crucial to remember that God has a plan and a purpose for everyone.

According to the Bible, one might overcome low self-esteem by seeking a correct understanding of oneself in God.

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This entails acknowledging that God, not the world or our own thinking, is the only one who can define things.

We should turn to the Bible for direction and knowledge about how God sees us and how we should see ourselves.

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It is also critical to exercise self-care. This includes speaking respectfully to ourselves, tending to our physical and emotional needs, and engaging in enjoyable activities.

We can also seek support and affirmation from trusted friends and family members, as well as professional help if necessary.

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We must realize that, while low self-esteem is challenging, it does not define us.

We can conquer it by placing our trust in God, speaking lovingly to ourselves, and indulging in healthful activities.

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We can find the confidence and self-esteem that comes from knowing we are loved and treasured by God with His support.

Bible Verses for Low Self Esteem

Philippians 4:13

I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.

Philippians 4_13

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.

Romans 8_38-39

Psalm 139:14

I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.

Psalm 139_14

1 John 4:4

You are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.

1 John 4_4

Isaiah 41:10

Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Isaiah 41_10

2 Corinthians 12:9

And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness.

2 Corinthians 12_9

Proverbs 3:5-6

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.”

Proverbs 3_5-6

2 Corinthians 5:17

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come.

2 Corinthians 5_17

Joshua 1:9

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

Jeremiah 29:11

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Jeremiah 29_11

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.

Isaiah 40:31

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.

What Does the Bible Say about Low Self-Esteem?

Psalm 139:14

I will praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.

1 Peter 2:9

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 marvellous light.

Philippians 4:13

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

How do I Pray for Low Self-Esteem?

Prayer is a great source of comfort, peace, and healing when you have low self-esteem. Here’s an example of prayer for dealing with low self-esteem:

Grateful God,

I come to you now dejected and unsure of my value. I have low self-esteem and frequently feel like I am not good enough. But I know you love me unconditionally and consider me valuable in your eyes.

Please assist me in seeing myself through your eyes and believing in my own worth and value. Fill me with your love and tranquillity, and give me the courage to see myself the way you do. Help me to let go of the negative thoughts and feelings that keep me from focusing on your truth and your promises.

I seek your wisdom and strength as I face life’s problems. Help me to have faith in you and bravery in your love. I ask that you mend my heart and instil in me a new feeling of self-worth and self-esteem.

Thank you for your kindness and grace, as well as the gift of life. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

Examples of Low Self-Esteem in the Bible

Moses – Exodus 3:11.

Despite being called by God to lead the Israelites out of Egypt, Moses felt inadequate and urged God to send someone else.

Who am I, that I should go to Pharaoh and carry the Israelites out of Egypt?

Gideon – Judges 6 

Gideon is depicted in as having a low view of himself and his talents.

When God summons Gideon to lead the Israelites in the battle against their oppressors, he answers, “But Lord, how can I save Israel? My clan is Manasseh’s weakest link, and I am the least in my family.

David – 1 Samuel 17:28

David, the future great King of Israel, grappled with emotions of inferiority and insecurity. When David was picked to fight the giant Goliath, he declares.

Peter – Matthew 26:69-75

One of Jesus’ disciples, Peter, struggled with self-doubt and dread. He denies Jesus three times out of fear, despite Jesus’ prediction.

Bible Verses about Women’s Self Worth

Proverbs 31:25

Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she smiles at the future.

Isaiah 43:4

Since you are precious and honoured in my sight, and because I love you, I will give people in exchange for you, nations in exchange for your life.

Galatians 3:28

There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.

1 Timothy 2:9

Likewise, I want women to adorn themselves with proper clothing, modestly and discreetly, not with braided hair and gold or pearls or costly garments.

How to Overcome Low Self-Esteem Biblically

Isaiah 41:10

Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Colossians 3:12-13

Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.

Bible Verses about Self Beauty

1 Peter 3:3-4

Do not let your adorning be external the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewellery, or the clothing you wear but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God’s sight is very precious.

Proverbs 31:30

Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.

Psalm 139:14

I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.

Isaiah 61:3

To grant to those who mourn in Zion to give them a beautiful headdress instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, the garment of praise instead of a faint spirit; that they may be called oaks of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he may be glorified.

Matthew 6:28-29

And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.

Bible Verses for Confidence and Courage

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.

Psalm 27:1

The Lord is my light and my salvation whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life of whom shall I be afraid.

Isaiah 41:10

Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Philippians 4:13

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

Hebrews 13:5-6

Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” So we can confidently say, “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?

Ephesians 6:10-11

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.

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