Knowing your self-worth as a woman and a Christian is an important part of understanding your identity in Christ. That is why I have put together this resource of Bible verses about women’s self worth.
The only way to fully understand and appreciate your self-worth is by spending time reading the Word of God and growing in your relationship with Jesus Christ. It is one thing to say that you were made in the image of God. But it is another thing entirely when you understand the character of God and what being His image bearer truly means.
As you read these through these Bible verses about women’s self worth I want to encourage you to pray that the Lord would open your eyes and your heart to see yourself the way that Christ Jesus sees you.
Bible Verses About Self Worth
All Bible verses in this post will be in the English Standard Version, ESV, unless otherwise indicated.
Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.
Psalm 46:5 God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved; God will help her when morning dawns.
Colossians 3:12-14 So, as God’s own chosen people, who are holy [set apart, sanctified for His purpose] and well-beloved [by God Himself], put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience [which has the power to endure whatever injustice or unpleasantness comes, with good temper]; bearing graciously with one another, and willingly forgiving each other if one has a cause for complaint against another; just as the Lord has forgiven you, so should you forgive. Beyond all these things put on and wrap yourselves in [unselfish] love, which is the perfect bond of unity [for everything is bound together in agreement when each one seeks the best for others].
Psalm 100:3 Know that the Lord, he is God! It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
Romans 5:8 God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
What God Says About A Woman’s Worth
Luke 12:6-7 Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? And not one of them is forgotten before God. Why, even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not; you are of more value than many sparrows.
Proverbs 31:25 Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come.
Genesis 1:27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.
Psalm 139:13-15 For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth.
1 Samuel 16:7 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.”
What Does The Bible Say About A Woman Taking Care Of Herself?
When we read the book of Matthew we see that Jesus was constantly burdened with the task of looking after others. As a woman, wife, and mother that resonates very deeply with me. Much of the job of a homemaker is looking after others and taking care of the home.
Because Jesus came to us as both fully God and fully man He experienced much of the same stress, anxiety, and struggles that we do. In the book of Matthew when Jesus is being asked to heal, provide, and teach he likely felt a good deal of pressure. As a woman I can relate to how Jesus felt. I can also take comfort in knowing that Jesus has a deep and personal understanding of my own emotions. He lived them.
Taking Care Of Yourself Is Not Selfish.
Matthew 5:13 You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people’s feet.
I see in this verse that God says it is important for me, and you, to be continually restored. You cannot be restored in your purpose and faith if you are not taking care of yourself.
Self Care In The Bible
We do not see Jesus going to a spa day with the disciples. I am not saying that a spa day is bad! However, I want you to think of self care differently from how it is portrayed in the world. Much of self care, and respecting your self worth, is about taking care of more basic needs.
These verses in Matthew talk about physiological needs and time to rest. Both are important parts of self care. Taking care of the body and mind that God gave you is a great first step towards appreciating your self worth as a Christian woman.
Matthew 15:32 Then Jesus called his disciples to him and said, “I have compassion on the crowd because they have been with me now three days and have nothing to eat. And I am unwilling to send them away hungry, lest they faint on the way.”
Matthew 11:28-30 Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”
Bible Verses About Women’s Self Worth
Isaiah 64:8 But now, O Lord, you are our Father; we are the clay, and you are our potter; we are all the work of your hand.
Titus 3:5 he saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit
2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.
Ephesians 2:10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
1 Corinthians 10:13 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.
Self Esteem And Seeing Yourself Through God’s Eyes
When you are struggling with your self esteem and in need of endurance or reassurance going to God’s word and seeing God’s love for you is the best place to turn. Our Heavenly Father, the God of peace, wants to comfort you and soothe your heart.
Allow this collection of Bible verses to help you look deeper into how God sees you, His daughter. I pray that you grow closer to the spirit of God. May the Lord Jesus Christ grant you the peace that passes understanding my sweet sister in Christ.
A wonderful look at how God views homemakers and women is found in Proverbs 31. If you are not familiar with this passage or would like a deeper understanding of what it means I have a free Bible study based on Proverbs 31 that you can find here.
Proverbs 31:10-31 (CSB)
Who can find a wife of noble character? She is far more precious than jewels. The heart of her husband trusts in her, and he will not lack anything good. She rewards him with good, not evil, all the days of her life. She selects wool and flax and works with willing hands. She is like the merchant ships, bringing her food from far away. She rises while it is still night and provides food for her household and portions for her female servants. She evaluates a field and buys it; she plants a vineyard with her earnings. She draws on her strength and reveals that her arms are strong. She sees that her profits are good, and her lamp never goes out at night. She extends her hands to the spinning staff, and her hands hold the spindle. Her hands reach out to the poor, and she extends her hands to the needy. She is not afraid for her household when it snows, for all in her household are doubly clothed. She makes her own bed coverings; her clothing is fine linen and purple. Her husband is known at the city gates, where he sits among the elders of the land. She makes and sells linen garments; she delivers belts to the merchants. Strength and honor are her clothing, and she can laugh at the time to come. Her mouth speaks wisdom, and loving instruction is on her tongue. She watches over the activities of her household and is never idle. Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also praises her: “Many women have done noble deeds, but you surpass them all!” Charm is deceptive and beauty is fleeting, but a woman who fears the Lord will be praised. Give her the reward of her labor, and let her works praise her at the city gates.
Beautiful Bible Verses
Hebrews 13:5 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.”
Philippians 4:8-9 Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.
1 John 4:19-21 We love because he first loved us. If anyone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen. And this commandment we have from him: whoever loves God must also love his brother.
Romans 12:3 For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned.
James 4:6 But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”
Best Bible Verses About Women’s Self Worth
1 Peter 3:3-4 (NIV) Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes. Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.
Romans 12:2 Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
Proverbs 28:6 Better is a poor man who walks in his integrity than a rich man who is crooked in his ways.
Song of Solomon 4:7 You are altogether beautiful, my love; there is no flaw in you.
Jeremiah 31:3 The Lord appeared to him from far away. I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore I have continued my faithfulness to you.
Colossians 3:1 If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.
John 3:16-17 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.