Bible Verses for Self-Acceptance When You Hate Yourself

Understanding God's Hope and Help when Struggling with Self-Worth

Do you hate yourself?

Stop negative thoughts with these bible verses of hope for self-worth to help you overcome the never-ending cycle of self-hate.

God Designed You Before You Were Born:

Psalm 139:13-16 - You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb. Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it. You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion, as I was woven together in the dark of the womb. You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed.

God Chose You:

Ephesians 1:4 - Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes.

God Loves You:

1 John 3:1 - See how very much our Father loves us, for he calls us his children, and that is what we are!

Romans 5:8 - But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

God Delights in You:

Psalm 18:19 - He brought me out into a broad place; he rescued me, because he delighted in me.

Psalm 147:11 - The Lord’s delight is in those who fear him, and those who put their hope in his unfailing love.

God Thinks About You:

Psalm 139:17-18 - How precious are your thoughts about me [emphasis added], O God. They cannot be numbered! I can’t even count them; they outnumber the grains of sand! And when I wake up, you are still with me!

God Makes You NEW in Jesus:

2 Corinthians 5:17 (NLT) - This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!

God Sees You as a Masterpiece:

Ephesians 2:10 (NLT) - For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.

God Saved You:

Romans 8:1-2 - So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus. And because you belong to him, the power of the life-giving Spirit has freed you from the power of sin that leads to death.

God Sings Over You:  

Zephaniah 3:17 (ESV) - The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.

God Has Mercy for You:

Psalm 30:10-11 - Hear me, Lord, and have mercy on me. Help me, O Lord. You have turned my mourning into joyful dancing. You have taken away my clothes of mourning and clothed me with joy.

God Will Never Abandon You:

Deuteronomy 31:8 - Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the LORD will personally go ahead of you. He will be with you; he will neither fail you nor abandon you.

God Turns Your Ashes Into Beauty:

Isaiah 61:1-3 - He has sent me to…bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair.

If you’ve lost your self-worth, you are at the right place; this article will help you improve your overall well-being by reminding you why you matter.

TheHopeLine Team
For over 30 years, TheHopeLine has been helping students and young adults in crisis. Our team is made up of writers and mental health professionals who care deeply about helping others.
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