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21 Bible Verses About Being Enough

Do you feel hopeless, unworthy, sinful, full of self-sabotage or self-pity? These thoughts can be turned around with God’s word. Read these 21 Bible verses about being enough.

In ourselves, we fall way short of the mark. The mark of holiness, and righteousness. Scripture tells us that we all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God in Romans 3:23.

If we stop right there, we may be left feeling disparity and hopelessness. But that is not where it ends, because there is someone who has proved Himself to be pleasing to the Father. 

There is one who walked this earth, faced the temptations we faced, but He was without sin. In Hebrews 4:14-16 Jesus is referred to as our Great High Priest. 

“Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has ascended into heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are – yet he did not sin. Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.” 

When we look inwardly at ourselves, we will only find sin, disparity, and hopelessness. These thoughts often lead to feelings of worthlessness, self-indulgence, self-pity, and so many other unpleasant feelings.

When we look at self, this is what we find. But when we look to Christ, we find the spotless Lamb of God. We see the begotten Son of God who took the sin of the world upon Himself and satisfied the penalty of sin and death. We see God’s beloved Son with whom He is well pleased. 

As Christians, we no longer have to look inside of ourselves, or to the world for external validation. We have found a new identity in Christ, when we look to Him, we can see ourselves more clearly. 

In Christ, we now stand righteous before God, because Christ’s righteousness has been placed on us. In Christ, we are a new creation, and the old sin and shame that we carried have passed away. 

The key is “in Christ,” not in ourselves, not in our own strength, not according to the world, but in Christ. That is where we grow into who God has made us to be, and we find our worth. 

If you are struggling with feelings of not being enough, the truth is on our own, we aren’t. That is why we need Christ, because He is enough. Through Him, we become enough, and we too become a pleasing aroma to God. 

Through Christ we each serve a purpose on this earth, and He has given us gifts that we can use to be a blessing to others, and to bring Him glory. 

The Bible shares many scriptures of our new identity in Christ, that help us grow in who we are in Christ, and find our worth in who He is. Here are just a few to get you started!

21 Bible Verses About Being Enough 

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1. Romans 8:1-2 – In Christ There Is No Condemnation 

“Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death.”

2. Ephesians 2:13 – God Has Brought Us Near Through Christ

“But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near by the blood of Christ.”

3. 2 Corinthians 3:5 – Our Competence Comes from God 

“Not that we are competent in ourselves to claim anything for ourselves, but our competence comes from God.”

4. Ephesians 2:10 – We Are God’s Handiwork

“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”

5. 2 Corinthians 12:9-10 – In Our Weakness Christ’s Power Rests On Us

“But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”

6. Ephesians 1:7 – We Have Redemption Through Christ’s Blood

“In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace.”

7. John 15:5 – Jesus is the Vine, We Are the Branches 

“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.”

8. 1 Peter 2:9 – We Are God’s Special Possession 

“But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.”

9. Galatians 3:26 – In Christ We Are Children of God 

“So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith.”

10. Ephesians 2:8-10 – We Are Saved by Grace Through Faith 

“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God – not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”

11. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 – Our Bodies Are Temples of the Holy Spirit 

“Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.”

12. Genesis 1:27 – We Are Made In 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.”

13. Philippians 4:13 – Christ’s Strengthens Us 

“I can do all this through him who gives me strength.”

14. Psalm 139:13-16 – Made Fearfully & Wonderfully 

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.

My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.

Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.”

15. 1 Corinthians 6:20 – We Were Bought at a Price 

You were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies”

16. Romans 8:38-39 – Nothing Can Separate Us from God’s Love 

“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

17. 1 John 3:1 – We Are God’s Children 

“See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him.”

18. 1 Corinthians 1:30-31 – Our Boast Is In Christ 

“It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God—that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption. Therefore, as it is written: “Let the one who boasts boast in the Lord.”

19. Romans 8:16-17 – As God’s Children We Are Heirs

“The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. Now if we are children, then we are heirs – heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.”

20. Romans 8:9-11 – God’s Spirit Has Given You Life 

“You, however, are not in the realm of the flesh but are in the realm of the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, they do not belong to Christ. 

But if Christ is in you, then even though your body is subject to death because of sin, the Spirit gives life[a] because of righteousness. 

And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies because of his Spirit who lives in you.”

21. Romans 8:28-30 – God Works All Things Together 

“And we know that to them that love God, all things work together unto good, to such as, according to his purpose, are called to be saints. 

For whom he foreknew, he also predestinated to be made conformable to the image of his Son; that he might be the firstborn amongst many brethren. 

And whom he predestinated, them he also called. And whom he called, them he also justified. And whom he justified, them he also glorified.”

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Erica H.

Sunday 10th of March 2024

This was great. Love how straight forward it is. I felt so encouraged. It helped change my mindset. While feeling anxious this morning, I just wanted and needed to meditate on scriptures. So thank you!


Tuesday 12th of March 2024

You are so welcome, Erica! I'm so glad it could help. God's Word is so good at soothing anxiety.

Tracey Thomas

Wednesday 8th of November 2023

I just love the scriptures in the photos! 🥰

Barbara Gill

Wednesday 7th of June 2023

Thankyou for todays blog (June 7) It helped me to get-going... Very well written. Your thoughts/along with scripture are connecting. Todays world is very crippled - it is 'self-centered' 'self-ish'

We don't need to remain alone/or isolated in this world. Just as God created Everything (In the Beginning) He knows everything! I'm so glad Christ Jesus came when He did. Amen