27 Bible verses about insecurity

Bible Verses About Insecurity

Many people come to know Jesus through His word. Sometimes, those words are so powerful that they reveal the fear that lies behind the rock-solid, confident facade of a believer.

Here are 27 Bible verses that inspire me because they speak directly to my insecurities and show me what to put my faith in instead.

Bible verses about insecurity

Insecurity is a feeling that you can’t do something. It’s like the butterflies in your stomach when you are about to learn something new, the nervousness you feel before giving a presentation at work, or how some people become uncomfortable when they are being watched.

Proverbs 14:30 – He promised us peace.

A sound heart is the life of the flesh: but envy the rottenness of the bones.

Proverbs 14:30 (KJV)

Proverbs 14_30 - He Promised Us Peace

A life at peace gives flesh to the body and makes the body live in good health. That is God in His word promised us peace and security so man can live happily and enjoy the earth, but a life and a heart filled with envy and jealousy toward the prosperity or success of another will be dried up.

Many of today’s relationships and courtship encounter insecurity problem which lead to a lack of joy and happiness in their life and this also deteriorate their health, but a peaceful relationship of trust build and makes one healthy.

Ecclesiastes 4:4 – Righteousness.

Again, I considered all travail, and every right work, that for this a man is envied of his neighbor. This is also vanity and vexation of spirit.

Ecclesiastes 4:4 (KJV)

Ecclesiastes 4_4 - Righteousness

The riches and enjoyment of the world of today are vanities because in the end all the things of the world ( the firm, the money, the cars) will vanish and what remains is the soul and spirit of a man, so envying your neighbors prosperity or ways he got his wealth is definitely not necessary.

As a Christian what should be important to you right now is how you can live a righteous life that will bring peace and security to your health.

1 Corinthians 3:3 – A man who’s in the spirit understands.

For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men?

1 Corinthians 3:3 (KJV)

1 Corinthians 3_3 - A Man Who'S In The Spirit Understands

A man who’s in the spirit will know and understand that there’s nothing in the world other than pain, agony, and suffering. What men see in the world and call enjoyment is actually what is making them carnal, with disregard for what the spirit offers.

God makes us understand that there is actually nothing in this world that men should envy their neighbors for, it is only a carnal man, a man who doesn’t know God that can envy his neighbor, family, or friends.

James 3:16 – Envy brings disunity.

For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.

James 3:16 (KJV)

James 3_16 - Envy Brings Disunity

Envy and jealousy had never added any importance to anyone before instead, it brings quarrels and disunity in the middle causing confusion which will always lead to people’s downfall.

Envy and jealousy have caused a lot of pain to so many people in life and had made many deny their fate in God by involving in evil acts just to be like others.

James 3:14-15 – A man who envies his neighbor will never be at rest.

But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth. This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish.

James 3:14-15 (KJV) 

James 3_14-15 - A Man Who Envies His Neighbor Will Never Be At Rest

Men who are jealous or envious of one another are obviously not men of the spirit; they are men of the flesh. Simply put, envy is a negative spirit that comes from the world and is demonic.

A man who envies his neighbor will never be at rest in his heart because he is constantly thinking of evil that will bring about others’ destruction. A jealous heart leads to rage, which is driven by envy.

Mark 7:21-22 – It leads to grief and suffering.

For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness:

 Mark 7:21-22 (KJV)

Mark 7_21-22 - It Leads To Grief And Suffering

A man must first have the intention in his heart before acting, whether it be positively or negatively.

In the modern world, people have taken part in acts that have caused many people grief and suffering, like fornication and adultery, out of a sense of insecurity.

Why do you think many people plot evil against one another in different ways? Envy and jealousy.

Galatians 6:4 – Comparing oneself to others can breed jealousy.

But let every man prove his own work, and then shall he have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another.

 Galatians 6:4 (KJV) 

Galatians 6_4 - Comparing Oneself To Others Can Breed Jealousy

Let each man demonstrate his own abilities and work rather than comparing himself to others. Comparing oneself to others can breed jealousy.

Therefore, we should work to demonstrate our own abilities rather than comparing ourselves to others’ accomplishments; doing so will fill your heart with happiness and calm.

1 Corinthians 10:13 – God knows all.

There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.

1 Corinthians 10:13 (KJV)

1 Corinthians 10_13 - God Knows All

This scripture here tells us that we must believe and trust in God for our survival, we can’t do anything except with the power of God and God knows all that we faced in life.

One of the most important things a man needs to understand is that God knows all that we faced in life, suffering, tribulation, and affliction. In all this, God had given us the strength to overcome it through our faith and belief in Him.

James 4:2-3 – God has good plans for his children.

Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not. Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts.

James 4:2-3 (KJV)

James 4_2-3 - God Has Good Plans For His Children

The Bible helped us understand that man’s problem is with himself and that whatsoever we ask for in the name of Jesus will be given to us.

However, this does not imply that we will receive our requests because some people may ask to gratify their lust desires, some to make others feel insecure about their lives, and still, others to arouse envy and jealousy from their neighbors.

God has good plans for his children. When requesting anything from God, we should always ask what will please Him since God will not grant you what will ruin you.

Genesis 4:8 – Insecurity about oneself is very dangerous.

And Cain talked with Abel his brother: and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and slew him.

 Genesis 4:8 (KJV)

Genesis 4_8 - Insecurity About Oneself Is Very Dangerous

Cain here in the scriptures felt insecure about his future seeing how God accepted the sacrifice of his junior brother and didn’t accept his own, Cain out of envy and jealousy that his brother’s sacrifices pleased the Lord had to kill his brother Abel.

Insecurity about oneself is very dangerous and might lead to envy and jealousy which in the end is destruction.

Proverbs 27:4 – let go of the lifestyle.

Wrath is cruel, and anger is outrageous; but who is able to stand before envy?

 Proverbs 27:4 (KJV)

Most time when men involve themselves in dubious acts, it is always caused by insecurity about what they can’t get and what they might not get and this always builds up envy and jealousy causing wrath and anger towards one another.

As believers living a Christ-like life, we have to let go of an unsecured lifestyle and believe in God for everything we need, for out of envy towards one another evil thoughts might penetrate our minds causing hatred, cruel and outrageous life.

Job 5:2 – The foolish envy the things of the flesh.

For wrath killeth the foolish man, and envy slayeth the silly one.

 Job 5:2 (KJV)

The foolish envy the things of the flesh and hunger for what profits not the spirit because he is carnal. Envy dries up and rotten the bones, but a sound and a peaceful mind bring life to the flesh.

Atrocity perpetrators have lost their lives prematurely because they were envious of and jealous of others who, in some manner, had what they lacked.

Proverbs 14:15 – Simplicity shouldn’t quantify stupidity.

The simple believeth every word: but the prudent man looketh well to his going.

 Proverbs 14:15 (KJV)

As Christians, Jesus instructed and told us to be wise as a serpent and harmless like a dove, simplicity shouldn’t quantify stupidity, we are to be wise and take certain things we hear into consideration before taking action

The ways that seem right to man always led them to destruction, Christians are to understand and live a life that pleases the Lord. And not to envy or try to be like others. We are to lean on God and ask for His guardians, God knows the best for us.

1 Corinthians 13:4 – Love one another.

Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,

 1 Corinthians 13:4 (KJV)

Christians are expected to show one another deep love, not just through words but also through deeds, for where love exists, insecurity does not exist.

God expects and desires that we love one another because where there is love, envy and jealousy have no place. Love is patient, compassionate, and doesn’t harbor hatred.

1 Corinthians 10:13-14 – God had given us the ability to overcome all.

There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it. Wherefore, my dearly beloved, flee from idolatry.

 1 Corinthians 10:13-14 (KJV)

This scripture here tells us that we must believe and trust in God for our survival, we can’t do anything except with the power of God and God knows all that we faced in life.

One of the most crucial things that man needs to fully understand is that God is aware of everything we go through in life, including suffering, adversity, and affliction. Through our faith and belief in Him, God had given us the ability to overcome all of this.

Proverbs 6:34 – The result of envy and jealousy.

For jealousy is the rage of a man: therefore he will not spare in the day of vengeance.

Proverbs 6:34 (KJV)

Jealousy breeds hatred for other people, while envy and jealousy are the results of insecurity.

Men have committed questionable deeds against one another out of hatred and a desire to make others feel inferior. But in this instance, God has established punishment for anybody who harbors hatred or envy for another.

Proverbs 23:17-18 – Believers are not to envy or be jealous of the ways of the sinner or their riches.

Let not thine heart envy sinners: but be thou in the fear of the Lord all the day long. For surely there is an end; and thine expectation shall not be cut off.

Proverbs 23:17-18 (KJV)

Believers are not to envy or be jealous of the ways of the sinner or their riches, but always to fear and obey God’s commandment and expect good things from Him. For the expectation of the righteous shall never be cut off.

The scripture made us understand that the wicked will gather but it shall be taken and given to the righteous man.

Philippians 1:15 – A good heart.

Some indeed preach Christ even of envy and strife; and some also of good will:

Philippians 1:15 (KJV)

Some Christians still behave like the Pharisees, preaching the word of God with just their lips but their heart speaks with envy and pride. But, we still have people who preach the word with a good heart.

Romans 12:2 – We are expected to believe in the reason Jesus Christ came to earth.

And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

 Romans 12:2 (KJV)

As believers, we are not to look and be eager for the things of the world, for all are vanity upon vanity. We are expected to believe in the reason Jesus Christ came to earth for.

We should not always forget that we are in the world, though not of the world. There are many people who want believers to behave like the people of the world, but as Christians, we are to remember the reason Jesus came.

James 3:14 – People who are wise live in humility.

But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth.

James 3:14 (KJV)

The passage challenges our notions of what it is to be smart and understanding. James responds immediately: the one whose faith in God results in unselfish good deeds is the one who is truly smart and understanding.

People who are wise live in the humility of wisdom, putting others before themselves. That is not conventional wisdom, which means that each person must put their own needs first.

Earthly sentiments are motivated by jealousy of others’ possessions and a desire to seize them. Instead of the tranquility, kindness, and mercy that comes from following the guidance of heaven, the outcome is chaos and wickedness.

Psalm 37:1-3 – We are not to harbor resentment.

Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity. For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb. Trust in the Lord, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.

 Psalm 37:1-3 (KJV)

As believers, we are not to harbor resentment or jealousy against individuals who engage in wicked activities in order to prosper financially or who do so by means of such deeds.

In order to live a long life as God had promised them, God wants those who are His children to believe and have faith in Him.

James 3:14-16 – A jealous heart leads to wrath.

But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth. This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish. For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.

 James 3:14-16 (KJV)

Men who are envious or jealous of one another are not spiritual men; they are carnal men. Envy is a spirit, a terrible spirit of the world, and a malicious spirit.

A jealous heart leads to wrath, which is generated by envy; a man who envies his neighbor can never be at rest in his heart because he is preoccupied with evil that will lead to the destruction of others.

Matthew 6:5 – Talk to Him in private.

And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.

 Matthew 6:5 (KJV)

Prayers should not be done in public so that others can see and possibly commend you for praying; instead, prayers should be done in private because they are communication between God and man.

And it’s not something we should do for other people to see. God wants us to understand that those who pray hypocritical prayers will be rewarded.

James 4:11 – Speak no evil.

Speak not evil one of another, brethren. He that speaketh evil of his brother, and judgeth his brother, speaketh evil of the law, and judgeth the law: but if thou judge the law, thou art not a doer of the law, but a judge.

James 4:11 (KJV)

God doesn’t want us to speak evil of another neither should we judge their actions or judge them of what we see them do which is wrong rather with love, we should advise and teach them the ways of the Lord.

Many have judged those who are more successful than them out of jealousy and envy of their own success, professing self-righteousness, which God forbids.

Ephesians 2:1-2 – Go to Him in Humility.

And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins; Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:

Ephesians 2:1-2 (KJV)

Every man had in one way or another committed sin deliberately not accidentally. It was out of God’s Mercy that He sent His son Jesus Christ to die to redeem man and to place man in a position where they can go to God in humility.

 

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