No matter how old you are, chances are you’ve gone through different challenges throughout your life. Some issues are still hard to navigate even for us adults. Children go through so many emotions daily. How difficult would it be for them to make sense of their emotional battles? Thankful we have God’s undeniable truth and promises to cling to. Here are 20 Bible verses to help with children’s insecurities.
As my boys are growing older, I see them go through different insecurities like anxiety, lack of confidence and embarrassment. As a parent, it’s hard to see your kids struggle and you do your best to make them feel loved and secure.
When kids go through these emotions, it’s best to point them back to the Word and show them the great plan God has for them.
They need to understand how much God values them and how precious they are to Him. They need to know they’re the apple of His eye. The Word of God is full of wonderful promises waiting for us to claim in our lives.
So when my sons are in any despair, it is important for me to help them lay claim of God’s promises in their lives.
BIBLE VERSES FOR CHILDREN’S INSECURITIES
All verses are in New International Version (NIV)
A reference guide for parents to point children to god’s promises when dealing with insecurities
WHEN YOUR CHILD SAYS, “I’M NOT SMART ENOUGH.”
Proverbs 2:6-7 For the LORD grants wisdom! From his mouth come knowledge and understanding. He grants a treasure of common sense to the honest. He is a shield to those who walk with integrity.
James 1:5 If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault and it will be given him.
WHEN YOUR CHILD SAYS, “I’M NOT PRETTY ENOUGH.”
I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
Song of Songs 4:7
You are altogether beautiful my darling, there is no flaw in you.
WHEN YOUR CHILD SAYS, “I AM SCARED.”
For I am the Lord your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.
The Lord is my light and my salvation— whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life— of whom shall I be afraid?
GOD’S PROMISES FOR WHEN YOUR CHILD IS FEELING ANXIOUS
Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let
the righteous be shaken.
Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.
WHEN YOUR CHILD SAYS: “I’M NOT TALENTED ENOUGH.”
For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
I Peter 4:10-11
Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever.
WHEN YOUR CHILD SAYS: “I FEEL UNLOVED.”
“you are precious and honored in my sight, and because I love you”
You are worth more than many sparrows.
WHEN YOUR CHILD SAYS “I DON’T FEEL WORTHY”
I Peter 2:9
But you are a chosen (child), a royal (priest), a holy (son or daughter), God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.
The Lord your God is with you,
the Mighty Warrior who saves.
He will take great delight in you;
in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.”
WHEN YOUR CHILD SAYS, “I’M NOT POPULAR ENOUGH.”
Ephesians 5:1 Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children.
Proverbs 12:26 The righteous choose their friends carefully, but the way of the wicked leads them astray.
Solomon 4:7 You are altogether beautiful my darling, there is no flaw in you.
WHEN YOUR CHILD FEELS EMBARRASSED OR ASHAMED
Surely God is my help;
the Lord is the one who sustains me.
though he may stumble, he will not fall, for the Lord upholds him with his hand.
WHEN YOUR CHILD SAYS; “I’M SHY OR I’M NOT CONFIDENT.”
2 Timothy 1:7
For the Spirit God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, love and self-discipline.
Proverbs 3: 26
For the Lord will be your confidence and will keep your foot from being snared.
In addition to reading and reminding my children these verses, I also like to write notes to my boys with personalized verses. I will leave it for them to find it in their desks, their beds or bookbags. Can you imagine the power of leaving a personalized verse for your child to find in their lunch bag? What a great reminder it’d be for them!