Bible verses for when you feel worthless

5 Bible Verses for When You Feel Worthless

We’ve all experienced those days and seasons where we’ve felt worthless.

Those times when nothing we do is good enough, we say all the wrong things, and feel an unshakeable emptiness inside.

We doubt those things we once believed about ourselves.

We are skeptical of the promises we were once so sure about.

Those truths we clung to now feel hollow—it’s hard to wrap our minds and hearts around them.  

Moments of feeling worthless will always come, but we can combat those feelings with truth. When we hide God’s Word in our hearts, we will be ready for those moments of despair.

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If you are currently feeling worthless, I’m proud of you for taking the courageous step of reading this blog. I pray that God will speak to you as you seek after Him and find comfort in His Word.  

5 Bible verses for when you feel worthless

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5 Bible Verses for When You Feel Worthless

When I am feeling worthless, here are five Bible verses that give me hope:  

1.) Ephesians 2:8-10 -> You Are Chosen

For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

Ephesians 2:8-10 

I have been saved not because of anything I have done, but because of His grace and His love. He chose me. He still chooses me. He will choose me again and again.  

2.) Isaiah 43:1 -> You Are Valued

But now thus says the Lord,  he who created you, O Jacob,  he who formed you, O Israel:  “Fear not, for I have redeemed you;  I have called you by name, you are mine.

Isaiah 43:1

I like to replace Jacob and Israel with my own name and repeat this over myself:

He created me.
He formed me.
He has redeemed me.
He has called me by name.
I am His.

When I feel worthless, I remind myself that God doesn’t create or choose or call His own things that are worthless. God is of infinite value and so am I.  

3.) Matthew 6:26 -> You Are Loved

Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?  

Matthew 6:26 

God cares for the birds and He cares for the lilies, but He loves us and values us even more. We are of immense worth to Him. Jesus didn’t come to the Earth and take the place for the birds, but of humans. He cherishes and values you and me.  

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4.) Genesis 1:27,31 -> You Were Created In God’s Image

So God created man in his own image, 
in the image of God he created him; 
male and female he created them.

And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day. 

Genesis 1:27,31 

God created the entire world in this splendid moment of strategic creativity. Of all the beautiful things that He created, He only made one thing that reflected His likeness: humans. And when He saw what He had made, He declared it to be very good.  

5.) Jeremiah 1:5 -> You Have Purpose

Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, 
and before you were born I consecrated you; 
I appointed you a prophet to the nations.

Jeremiah 1:5

God knew Jeremiah and appointed him all those years ago, and He does the same thing for you and me. He doesn’t just know and call and consecrate certain people, He knows all of us. He has a future and hope, a destiny and calling for us. May we not lose sight of that truth!  

A Word of Encouragement for When You Feel Worthless

If you are feeling worthless, that’s okay—I’m proud of you for acknowledging that. Bring those thoughts and emotions to God. Seek His presence, comfort, and perspective. Know that you are deeply loved by God. You are valuable and important to Him. He cherishes you.

I pray that you are able to receive that today.  

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Are there any Bible verses you turn to when you feel worthless? Share them with us in the comments below!

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  1. I feel like I am not worthy to go to church. if I can’t even get my husband of 35 years marriage to surrender or my youngest daughter to turn back to Him, who am I to go to church or witness about being a Christian. If my husband still swears and watches inappropriate movies, who am I to tell others about Jesus or to even claim to be a Christian?

    1. Hi Betty, you cannot influence what other people do or think, but you have full control over what you can do. So ideas are:

      1. Pray to Jesus daily to help your husband & daughter to become curious about Jesus and to desire to go to church to have their minds renewed by His Spirit through worship, congregational prayer and other activities.

      2. Be a witness to your family by doing what is right, true, praiseworthy (Philippians 4). Be an example of humility, love, joy, patience, kindness, gentleness (Galatians 5:22).

      3. Believe that Jesus will always be with you and will never ever abandon you (this point is from my 7 yo daughter who read your question with me).

      4. Keep in mind that the unbelieving spouse is sanctified by the believing one (1 Corinthians 7:14). This means that you family is seen as holy thanks to you. I have seen unbelieving husbands and wives coming to Jesus after their believing spouse left this world. So you might not get to see it but it is well worth the effort.

      We will keep you in our prayers!

  2. I believe in God and Jesus. I struggle with me. I pray all the time I thank god and I appreciate. But I am still empty.

    1. Julie, I wanted to let you know that I’m praying for you this morning. I think we have to start with what we believe about God’s Word. Do you believe it to be true? If so, you have to believe what it says about you. God loved you so much He died for you. He wouldn’t do that if you were worthless. Each of the Scriptures in this post are true about you. You can believe that even when you don’t feel worthy, and know that you are.

  3. My daughter is struggling with the feelings of emptiness & loneliness. She is a godly woman and has faith in Jesus Christ, but struggles to find herself worthy of finding a husband. She is 38 and thinks she is too old and time is ticking away. She loved someone many years ago but he struggled with drinking and only went to church some times to appease her. She finally ended the relationship. She is so talented and can build and make anything, but cannot build herself up. She is beautiful on the outside and inside, but feels she is ugly. She is independent and owns her own business and also works a full-time job. People perceive her as being strong, but she feels weak. She longs for companionship and prays for a Christian man to walk into her life who also is seeking companionship from a godly woman. No matter how much I tell her that she is wonderful and beautiful, she still doubts herself. I would appreciate any advice that could make her realize her self worth and that she will find that special person to share her life with.

  4. I just had this blog come up in a search of this topic and read through it. It is a hard place to be when you are feeling lonely. I love how the article mentions about “being brave to acknowledge our emotions to God in prayer”. It may help or it may provide for a personal insight your daughter needs. God knows how to lead us through and toward His provisions!
    If it also helps, please tell her I was acquainted with a beautiful, intelligent and very well to do lady who only met her husband at age 40!! He also never married, growing his business. They had a set of gorgeous twin girls! They never missed on anything, other than all the trouble young couples go through when they marry young and face challenges to understand each other. She may actually get a fit that’ll compliment her for the rest of her life 🙂 and I’ve seen seniors get married lol it’s literally never late!

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