It’s natural to want to blend in, hide in the shadows, and keep to yourself when you don’t feel like you’re good enough.
But God commands you to have fortitude and strength.
Not because of your prowess or ability but because God will always be by your side. It is because of His strength that you can live with assurance.
Bible Verses About Self Acceptance
Respect for one’s health and happiness is known as self-love. In other words, you figure out how to be joyful despite all your problems.
However, what does the Bible teach about loving oneself and self-acceptance? The scripture has a ton of examples from which we might learn.
How did Christ act when he was here? Was he a proponent of loving oneself?
Let’s examine Bible Verses about self-acceptance in the Bible.
Proverbs 8:35-36 – Find God for life
For those who find me find life and receive favor from the Lord. But those who fail to find me harm themselves; all who hate me love death.”
Here, wisdom offers two exceptional gifts from the Lord: life and favor. God calls us to him and is ready to love us unconditionally, flaws and all.
He extends his arm toward us and encourages us to accept who we are. God offers us gifts of life and favor when we get him.
Song of Solomon 4:7 – I have no flaw.
You are altogether beautiful, my darling; there is no flaw in you.
Song of Solomon 4:7
“You are wonderful, My darling, and there is no flaw in you,” Jesus tells us His bride. But typically, our response to Him is, “Me? Fair and without a flaw? Lord, you don’t know me.
Do you honestly believe that God is unaware of who you are?
Nobody sees reality as God does. He can see the accomplished work of His Son in your life. Jesus has made you perfect for all time by sacrificing Himself once for you on the Cross.
God wants you to believe that you are blameless and perfect in Christ. Be aware of your righteousness in Christ every day.
Song of Solomon 1:15 – I am beautiful.
How beautiful you are, my darling! Oh, how beautiful! Your eyes are doves
Song of Solomon 1:15
The eyes of a lady ultimately in love with God have a certain beauty. We also exhibit self-acceptance when we commit our hearts freely and entirely to Jesus.
As Christians, we should treat God as lovers would treat their significant others affectionately. God made his love known to us through his adored son, so we should embrace Christ and ourselves.
Psalm 139:13-15 – I am wonderfully made
For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well
The fact that God has ultimate authority over the creation and development of a brand-new little human being profoundly impacts Israel’s shepherd ruler. Each baby’s delicate form, knitted together covertly within its mother’s womb, holds him in amazement.
We ought to realize that we are lovely and fearful, created by God’s own hands.. let us not look down on ourselves, for we are God’s image; let us learn to exhibit self-acceptance.
Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals,[a] and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”
Since humans were made in the likeness of the Godhead, Who speaks, thinks, will act, and feels, they are unique among the other creatures in the universe.
Adam stood out among the rest of God’s creation because the Lord created him to be like Himself, with the ability to make moral, intellectual, and spiritual decisions. God saw all of the designs as good, but Adam was unique.
Father, Your grace and wisdom continue to astound me. Thank You for creating me, saving me, and for the splendors, You have planned for me in the eternities to come. In Jesus’ name, Amen. Glory to the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Genesis 1:27 – I am God’s image.
So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.
We have also been recreated, born again, and united with Christ Jesus, our heavenly Man, just as Adam was made in His image and likeness.
What a lovely representation of our heavenly Man—our beloved Lord Jesus Christ, the second Man and the final Adam. What a beautiful picture of our dear bridegroom, who gave birth to His precious wife from the wounds and piercings on His side.
Christ loved the Church so much that He gave Himself for her – and husbands are called to love their wives.. in the same way, Christ loved the Church and gave Himself for her. Why, then, do we have self-doubt? Why are we unable to embrace ourselves as God created us?
Psalm 139:17–18 – I am a precious being
How precious are your thoughts concerning me, O God! How vast in number they are! If I try to count them, there would be more of them than there are grains of sand. When I wake up, I am still with you.
When David saw how well God knew and cared for him, he was overcome with wonder and admiration. It is priceless that God should ever consider us; it is even more priceless that He would consider us favorably and frequently.
Have you ever paused to consider what God thinks of you? What does he think I am?
You are a brand-new creation in God’s sight. You are worth more than a lot of sparrows. The old is gone, and the new has here. You died to sin and are now alive to me; sin is no longer your master. Given that God says you are a wonderfully and uniquely formed being, why do you punish yourself with feeling low self-esteem?
Romans 8:1-2 – I am free from the Spirit of Death
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.
Look to Jesus. Maintain your focus on him. He created your faith, and he has perfected it. Christ is in you by the Spirit, and Christ is in you. Jesus is where your life is found; therefore, be close to him.
Don’t rely on your strength or knowledge to get through. No, live by my Spirit, which is within you. Remember that I gave you the Holy Spirit to live within and with you. The Spirit will lead you as He assists you in following My commands and enables you to carry out My mission.
Deuteronomy 31:8 – God Will Never Abandon You:
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.
We have the excellent assurance from God that He won’t abandon us or leave us even if our friends and family do. He has promised to be with us, so let’s never be afraid or give up because we know that we can trust what He says in His Word.
Praise God that His thoughts for us always precede all other considerations, even when we are weak, and our faith wanes or when we doubt ourselves.
Isaiah 61:1-3 – I am a crown of beauty.
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.
Our hope is defined by beauty from ashes. We are no longer bound by the ashes of our sins or those committed against us because of Jesus.
He gives, loves, saves, and renews. God’s reach extends far, broad, far, high, and deep. He can hold you in your self-doubt and depression, replacing your pain with a purpose, your self-doubt with self-acceptance.
1 Corinthians 1:28 – God will despise the wise
God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are
1 Corinthians 1:28 ESV
The Lord, in His wisdom, accomplishes his plans and purposes through little things and despised individuals. God has the power to use seemingly insignificant things to overthrow arrogant people.
We might think of ourselves as unimportant in the eyes of others, which would make us doubt ourselves and have low self-esteem, but this passage makes it apparent that the Lord works through insignificant things to create something from nothing.
Ephesians 1:4 – God made me without fault.
Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes.
Paul urges us to live holy lives pleasing to God. Instead of relying on others to accept us as we are, let’s strive to gain God’s approval instead.
My beloved Heavenly Father, I exalt Your magnificent name. You have an endless supply of grace, an endless supply of love, an endless supply of mercy, and an unmatched supply of wisdom.
I haven’t always understood how many benefits You have bestowed upon me.
I was picked out in You before the earth was created. Assist me in leading a holy life pleasing to You, in Jesus’ name, Amen.
1 John 3:1 – I am God’s Child
See how very much our Father loves us, for he calls us his children, and that is what we are!
1 John 3:1
We are reviled and rejected by people just as the Lord Jesus was. We also believe in the Lord Jesus because He is God’s Beloved Son buried in the Father’s bosom.
We who were dead in trespasses and sins and without hope in the world are now called God’s children since we are in Christ and part of His Body.
Heavenly Father, I thank You for The great love you have shown me. Thank You for saving me and referring to me as Your child in Christ.
I appreciate Your love for me. I ask in the name of Jesus, Amen.
Romans 5:8 – Christ died for me
But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
When we think of the Cross, we frequently only consider the sin-forgiveness it offers. If this were the only act of grace we had received, we would undoubtedly be filled with joy forever.
But because of Christ’s crucifixion, we were justified and made righteous as well as sanctified and glorified, revealing God’s much grander plans for us.
We were predestined to become exactly like the Lord Jesus and were adopted as sons of God. We were made co-heirs with Christ in His heavenly kingdom and given an eternal inheritance.
Psalm 18:19 – God is delighted in me
He brought me out into a broad place; he rescued me, because he delighted in me.
God assures us that He will give us solace and bandage our wounds. He calls out to those who are tired and troubled via Jesus, saying, “Come to me, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28).
Father, I give you my hopes, aspirations, and worries. Bring me to your roomy home so I can love and serve you.
Proverbs 14:26 – I will have refuge.
In the fear of the Lord one has strong confidence, and his children will have a refuge.
Proverbs 14:26 ESV
You can believe that feeling afraid always makes one lose confidence. But the fear of the Lord operates differently than that. We move away from self-confidence and toward deep faith in God’s love and greatness due to our honor, reverence, and sense of awe for Him.
Because God will always provide His children Himself as a place of safety.
We feel more confident when relying entirely on God’s love for us. You’ll realize just how much God values you.
We are more than what we see in the mirror because God created us in his image, so we should not wallow in self-doubt but rather live in self-acceptance and love. God calls us to look within.
When you study and pray with these Bible verses, I believe that God will give you the courage and grace you need for self-acceptance and take away the Spirit of timidity from you.