Biblical Affirmations for Self-Esteem

This guided relaxation exercise includes Biblical affirmations for self-esteem to help you relax based on encouraging statements from the Bible.

A list of Bible verses is included within the written relaxation script to show the sources for each of the affirmations in this exercise. Scroll to the end of the relaxation script to see the Bible verse references listed in the order they appear in the exercise.

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Biblical Affirmations for Self Esteem Relaxation Script

Let’s begin with calm breathing. Adjust your position as needed so you are comfortable. Close your eyes, and concentrate on breathing for a few moments.

Breathe in slowly…and breathe out…slowly releasing all the air.

Now breathe in…and slowly out.

Again, breathe in…out.

Breathe in…breathe out.

And now inhale…and then exhale.


Breathe in…breathe out.

Keep breathing as you start to relax.

Let your muscles loosen…letting go of tension.

As you allow your muscles to relax, focus on your self-esteem. Self-esteem is the way that you view and value yourself. 

You can relax, knowing that you are okay, simply because you are loved and not because of anything you need to do.

You can choose to just listen to the following Biblical affirmations for self-esteem, or you can repeat each affirmation as well. I will word each affirmation in the first person, so you can focus on applying the affirmation to yourself. Let’s go ahead now with the affirmations.

Biblical Affirmations for Self-Esteem

I was chosen before the world was created (Ephesians 1:4).

I am redeemed and forgiven (Ephesians 1:7).

Because of God’s great love for me, I am alive and set free (Ephesians 2:4).

I am okay in God’s eyes. There is nothing that I need to do. I am loved just as I am (Ephesians 2:8).

God loves me so much that He sent His only Son so that I may live in freedom (1 John 4: 9).

I am free from fear because perfect love casts out fear (1 John 4:18).

The love of God is shown in me (1 John 4: 9).

I love others as God first loved me (1 John 4:19).

God knows me completely and understands my thoughts because He cares for me so much (Psalm 139:1 – 6).

I am fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139:14).

I am free from worry, knowing that I am valuable to God and that He is taking care of me (Luke 12:22 – 32).

I face challenges with strength, and each challenge increases my ability to persevere (Romans 5:3).

God loves me so much that Christ died for me while I was yet a sinner (Romans 5:8).

I am brave and strong because God has given me a spirit of power and love and discipline (2 Timothy 7).

I am a child of God (1 John 3:1).

I take refuge in God who protects me (Psalm 36:7).

There is nothing that could ever separate me from God’s love (Romans 8:31-39).

Meditate on these affirmations

Just relax now, reminding yourself of your immense value. 


If you find that your self-esteem is lacking, it can help to remind yourself that you are okay. God loves you just as you are, and there is nothing you need to do to be completely loved and accepted. 

Picture the way a loving parent feels about their young child. First, there is nothing the child needs to do to earn the parent’s love. Second, there is nothing the child could do to make the parent love the child more. Finally, there is nothing the child could do that would ever make the parent love the child less. 

As you relax, picture yourself as this young child, and God as your loving parent. You are fully loved. There is nothing you need to do to be loved. Just by being you, God is delighted with you. As a result, feel this love…enveloping you…completely surrounded by God’s love. Just as you are. You can never be separated from God’s love. 

Allow yourself to feel completely safe, fully loved, and totally free.


Consider the affirmations that mean the most to you…the ones that you most want to believe completely in order to have strong, Biblical self-esteem. Meditate on these affirmations for a few moments.


It’s time to conclude this relaxation exercise now. Keep the feelings of positive self-esteem with you as you return to your usual activities, remembering always that you are valuable and you are loved.

List of Bible Verse References

  • Ephesians 1:4
  • Ephesians 1:7
  • Ephesians 2:4
  • Ephesians 2:8
  • 1 John 4: 9
  • 1 John 4:18
  • 1 John 4: 9
  • 1 John 4:19
  • Psalm 139:1 – 6
  • Psalm 139:14
  • Luke 12:22 – 32
  • Romans 5:3
  • Romans 5:8
  • 2 Timothy 7
  • 1 John 3:1
  • Psalm 36:7
  • Romans 8:31-39

Biblical Affirmations for Self-Esteem

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