Bible Verses for When You Feel Not Good Enough

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Do I really need to explain what the feeling of “not good enough” means?

Because we’ve all been there at times.

Those times you were pretty sure that the points and laughter were directed towards you.

That time you thought he or she loved you, but it turned out that was not the case.

The instance from 20 years ago that still flies through your mind every so often, lingeringly floating, as if to say:

“Not waaaaaannnnnnntttttted.”

I suppose that I could choose a more elaborate word.

Maybe undesirable.



Can I tell you that if you are a Christian, all of the above are lies from Satan himself?

God’s Word declares the opposite is true.

You are desired and chased after by the most High God.

You are accepted in the beloved.

You are made worthy through the blood of Jesus.

No better ammunition exists to fire at the lies of Satan than God’s Word.

So I thought I’d share my go-to Bible verse list for when I just don’t feel “good enough.” Perhaps someone you know could use it too. Here are 10 Bible verses for when you feel not good enough.


“There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.” Rom. 8:1

“The LORD will fulfill his purpose for me; your steadfast love, O LORD, endures forever. Do not forsake the work of your hands.” Psalm 138:8

“for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.” I Cor. 6:20

“To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.” Eph. 1:6

“The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God,and if children, then heirs–heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him.” Rom. 8:16&17

“being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ;” Phil 1:6

“But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us,…and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus,” Eph. 2:4&6

“But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.” I Peter 2:9

“For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” Eph. 2:10

“”I, I am he who blots out your transgressions for my own sake, and I will not remember your sins.” Is. 43:25

Would you share the verses you cling to when you feel “not good enough?







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  1. Penelope Phiri says:

    I must say God led me to this site today somehow ,because he knew exactly how much I needed all these encouraging scriptures that have been posted here, today was just one of those days when you start your day feeling great and then I get a phone call that totally changes everything, worry, anxiety ,fear and discouragement all came rushing in with that one phone call. And then just as I was going through all this emotional turmoil God brought me here I don’t even know what word I used on my search engine ….to cut the story short Thank You, Thank You, Thank You Rachel you are a blessing I look forward to reading many of your other postings, Phil 1:6 was just what I needed to help me through today.

    1. oh Penelope! I love that God can use the virtual world to carve out a path for your eyes to consume exactly what you need!! Jesus be with you in your season of faith.

  2. RACHEL! I cannot begin to express my greatfulness! I am always copying your work! It is such a blessing! You are doing a tremendous work! THANKYOU! Thankyou for these scriptures in an area the enemy fights so many of us in! Joann gives such a dynamic scripture from Zephaniah which blessed me so!

  3. Zephaniah 3:17 The Lord your God is in the midst of you, a Mighty One, a Savior Who saves! He will rejoice over you with joy: He will rest in silent satisfaction and in His love He will be silent and make no mention of past sins or even recall them; He will exult over you with singing. (Amp)

    A lot of the book of Isaiah, too numerous to mention here.

    1. Love that, Joanne. Isaiah is SUCH a wonderful book. I did a thorough study of Isaiah about two years ago and I LOVED it. 🙂

      1. Hi Rachel,

        Due to family situations, I saw the book of Isaiah in a whole new light, and it is now one of my favorites. Did you follow a particular bible study for the book of Isaiah, or did you dig into the book on your own sort of like Kay Arthur teaches? If you used a particular study, could I ask you what bible study you followed please? I’d love to dig into this book since it speaks to my life so often.

        I read other subscriber’s comments and learn so much from them too. I’d like to “amen” Helen Tisdale’s comments that I use your blog entries and am learning and being spoken to through your insights of what you are being taught and sharing with the rest of us.



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