25 Scriptures on the Strength and Beauty of Women
We’re celebrating Sisterhood! Read our list of Scriptures which will keep you uplifted, and will remind you of who God says you are.
I’ve got a confession to make: I’m having a bad day. In fact, I’m having a bad week, and I’m just not seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. If I turn on the television, then there’s bad news, mean-spiritedness, hopelessness, evil… If I open a magazine or turn on the radio or social media, then there’s more of the same. Sometimes it seems that our nation has lost its spirit of hope for the “huddled masses”*, and that the entire world is blanketed with evil and hopelessness.
And while we all seem to be bearing down under the weight of our world’s troubled soul, we women seem to be particularly hard pressed. We are constantly told by the world who we are, and who we are not. We’re told in the workplace what our limitations are. We’re told by the media what we should look like and how we should behave. We’re told we’re too heavy, too thin, too old, too young, too sick, too tired. Not talented enough, not rich enough, not pretty enough, not adequate, not worthy…
But when it becomes difficult for us to see past the limited image that the world has created of us, maybe we forget to see ourselves in the image that God has created of us instead. We must remind ourselves to “pray without ceasing” (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18), to “seek God’s face” (Psalm 105:4), and to remember to see ourselves through His eyes – not the world’s.
Be inspired and edified by the image of beauty, strength, power, and love that God has for us in the list of 25 Scriptures below:
So God created mankind in His own image… – Genesis 1:27
See, I have inscribed you on the palms of My hands… – Isaiah 49:16
“And I will be a Father to you, and you will be My sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty.” – 2 Corinthians 6:18
For in Christ Jesus you are all children of God, through faith. -Galatians 3:26
Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. – 1 Corinthians 15:58
God is within her, she will not fall; God will help her at break of day. – Psalm 46:5
Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill His promises to her! -Luke 1:45
And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this? – Esther 4:14
But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light – 1 Peter 2:9
And the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will Himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast. – 1 Peter 5:10
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. – Matthew 5:8
For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart – 1 Samuel 16:7
You are altogether beautiful, my love;
there is no flaw in you – Song of Solomon 4:7
She is worth far more than rubies – Proverbs 31:10
She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. – Proverbs 31:25
For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things He planned for us long ago. – Ephesians 2:10
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. – Philippians 4:13
In the same way, the women are to be worthy of respect, not malicious talkers but temperate and trustworthy in everything – 1 Timothy 3:11
She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue. -Proverbs 31:26
Wives, in the same way, submit yourselves to your own husbands so that, if any of them do not believe the word, they may be won over without words by the behavior of their wives, 2 when they see the purity and reverence of your lives. – 1 Peter 3:1-2
Likewise, teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to be slanderers or addicted to much wine, but to teach what is good. 4 Then they can urge the younger women to love their husbands and children, 5 to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God. – Titus 2:3-5
And to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness. – Ephesians 4:24
Those who look to Him are radiant, and their faces shall never be ashamed. -Psalm 34:5
You will be a crown of splendor in the LORD’s hand, a royal diadem in the hand of your God. – Isaiah 62:3
You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb. Thank You for making me so wonderfully complex! – Psalm 139:13-16
(Featured photo – New mother and First Lady Mae L. Blake and baby Kim Blake).
* – From “The New Colossus“, a sonnet by American poet Emma Lazarus wrote in 1883 to raise money for the construction of the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty. In 1903, the poem was engraved on a bronze plaque and mounted inside the pedestal’s lower level (Wikipedia).