Here are 25 powerful bible verses for women who feel unwanted and unloved.
Hey sis! Have you ever felt like nobody loved you?
Has there ever been a time where you questioned if people wanted you around?
I’ve dealt with feelings of being undesired and unloved at various times in my life. Whenever I feel unloved, unimportant or insecure, the word of God reminds me to whom I belong.
This is also what I want to use the bible verses below to remind you that you are not unwanted or unloved. God loves you just as you are today.
25 Powerful Bible Verses For Women Who Feel Unwanted And Unloved
What Does God Say About Feeling Unloved and Unwanted?
Since I was about a teenager I can faintly remember struggling with feelings of rejection. Some of these came from experiences with my schoolmates, interactions with teenagers and even the people I hung out with at church.
I specifically remember being teased because I preferred to speak in Standard English instead of the local dialect “Patois”. I had no real problems with speaking Patois, but I was much more comfortable using Standard English.
For this I was often told that I was acting “too white” or I was being an “Oreo” or any assortment of names they could find. I was also teased because of the kind of music I enjoyed and the fact that I really like the programs on PBS Kids at the time.
It seemed like everywhere I went, nobody really wanted me around. I was a nuisance. I was too quiet. I was too weird.
All of these experiences really demolished what little self-esteem I had. This would later lead me to make choices and looking for love/ validation from all the wrong people.
I would seek validation from boyfriends, from medals I would win and I even tried to seek validation in being a wife. That didn’t end too well at all.
Like me, many of you often try to overcome feeling unloved the same way I did—by trying to earn it from other people. This didn’t work for me, and most likely it won’t work for you either.
The best way I’ve found to overcome these feelings is to realize not only who I am but what I am in Christ. No-one can ever love you more than God and in the following verses, God reminds us of His love for us.
Bible Verses For Women Who Feel Unwanted And Unloved
Ephesians 2:19 –
Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with God’s people and also members of his household.
1 John 4:9-1–
This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.
Mightier than the thunder of the great waters, mightier than the breakers of the sea— the Lord on high is mighty.
And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.
The Lord appeared to us in the past,[a] saying: “I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness.
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
1 Peter 3:3-4–
Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewellery or fine clothes. Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.
You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
2 Timothy 1:7–
For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid but gives us power, love and self-discipline.
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.
‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’[a] or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”
Bible Verses For Women Who Feel Unwanted And Unloved (cont’d)
1 Peter 5:7–
Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
1 Peter 4:12-13–
Dear friends, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that has come on you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice inasmuch as you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed.
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
Even though I walk through the darkest valley,[a] I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
1 John 4:19–
We love because he first loved us.
For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love.
I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who[a] have been called according to his purpose.
“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Give thanks to the God of gods. His love endures forever.
And he passed in front of Moses, proclaiming, “The Lord, the Lord, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness, maintaining love to thousands, and forgiving wickedness, rebellion and sin. Yet he does not leave the guilty unpunished; he punishes the children and their children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation.”
The Lord makes firm the steps of the one who delights in him; though he may stumble, he will not fall, for the Lord upholds him with his hand.
When You Feel Forgotten, Abandoned, and Unloved, Remember This
When you feel abandoned, forgotten, unwanted or unloved, it’s time to remember exactly who you are. The bible tells us time and time again that as children of God, we are loved by Him. We are more than enough.
We don’t need the acceptance of or the validation that the world might offer because they use earthly measures to determine our worth. God knew us before we were even conceived and He chose us before we were even born.
In Christ, you will never be somebody’s backup plan or second best. You will never be overlooked, unable to measure up or unwanted. People may not see your worth. People may not want you around.
But God always will.
What Do You Think?
What are your favourite bible verses to read when you feel unwanted?
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All my love,
I was doing reading a weekly message that comes through my email from Gather ministries with Jennifer and Jeremy Camp and the message led me to think upon the feelings and emotions I’ve had in the past days, weeks and months.. I have really been in an emotional rollercoaster and so I was in search for scriptures related to what I felt so that I could meditate on them in my journal. So when I typed in “scripture For when feeling undesired “.. your blog popped up and I love blogs dedicated for women and that’s how I can me across it.
I particularly loved the part about not needing to feel validated by the world. My issue isn’t that I seek validation from the world.. I’m actually very disconnected with a lot of worldly things.. apart from work and movies.. that’s about the only worldly interactions I have. But, I seek validation from my close Christian friends and my family and significant other.. I find that, no one really speaks my Love language except God himself. So when I do start to feel down and unimportant.. or unseen, I start to cry or sing or just lay in bed with my heart reaching to God to hold me.
Anyway, thank you for writing this post.. it was really helpful. And keep writing.. your content is great and relevant!
Hi Elouise, thank you so much for your comment. Trust when I say that I understand that need to want to be validated by others because it makes us feel better about ourselves. The wonderful thing is that God loves us and finds us worthy even when we don’t see our worth and others don’t. Thank you for the encouragement. I will keep writing.
This was just what I needed today. Thank you. 🙂
Hi my name is Julie and i am a firm believer in Jesus Christ, i came to this website tonight looking for nothing more and nothing less than gods simple good grace his wise words and knowledge to learn and know why, some woman may go through a time in life they are feeling unloved and unwanted. However, i learned read and study more than simply what i was seeking, god is so good. hallelujah
Hi Dee, I am so fortunate to have accidentally find your page. I typed something specific into google search that I am struggling with and the first thing to pop up was this page. It is based on the word of God, aesthetic, soothing, pleasing and everything that the Lord needed me to know. Thank you and I will stay updated with this page 🙂
I came across to your site when I was searching for bible verses that is related to feeling “unloved” and about rejection. Prayed that all women who get to read this blog of yours will be reminded (just like me) on how worthy we are in the eyes of our Father God. Thank you for allowing God to used you to speak to the hearts of women who has this moment of feeling unloved and unseen. you are a blessing to us! God bless you sister!
I came across your blog searching for prayers for when you feel tired. I’m tired.. I’m weary and weak. Also just yesterday I was wondering why does it seem like people are uncomfortable when I’m around?? Am I too serious??am I too much for people?? What’s wrong with me?? Have I lost my spark?? Thank you for this blog.