20 Empowering Bible Verses for Women

October 26, 2023

Written byAdelekan Bolanle

The Bible contains powerful stories of strength, courage, wisdom, and grace. In these stories, we find not only tales of extraordinary faith but also verses that empower women in our daily lives. These empowering bible verses for women offer guidance, inspiration, and a sense of purpose, which reflects the power of the word of God. I pray these bible verses will inspire you and strengthen your confidence.

Empowering and Powerful Bible Verses for Women

Being a woman, I have faced some of the challenges women face around the world. Women are often seen as second-class citizens in many parts of the world. These Bible verses encourage me and help me to rise above my challenges. They will empower and strengthen you, too.

1. Strength in Adversity

Proverbs 31:25 – “She is clothed with strength and dignity.”

This verse is taken from the qualities of the Proverbs 31 woman. It reminds women that we are endowed with strength and dignity. It inspires women to confront challenges with unwavering confidence and grace. We have the strength to face challenges and overcome them.

2. Fearlessness and Courage

2 Timothy 1:7 – “For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.”

Fear is one of the greatest setbacks for women. We are usually afraid of what people will think or what they will say to us. In a world ruled by fear and uncertainty, this verse encourages women to embrace courage. It reminds us that we possess the power and self-control to face the challenges ahead. We are guided by love and not fear.

3. Perseverance and Resilience

James 1:12 – “Blessed is the woman who remains steadfast under trial.”

We are encouraged to be steadfast and persevere when we experience trials. When we withstand trial and test of faith, it stands as a testament of our faith and trust in God.

4. Wisdom and Discernment

Proverbs 31:26 –  “She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.”

In my years of marriage, I have often found myself dealing with issues wisely. Sometimes, I wonder how I can speak with Wisdom and discernment because it’s not by my power. I have realised that God has given women wisdom and discernment; we only need to reach inward and use this gift to our advantage and the benefit of our home.

5. Leadership and Empowerment

Judges 4:4 – “Now Deborah, a prophetess, the wife of Lappidoth, was leading Israel at that time.”

The story of Deborah illustrates the leadership roles women have played throughout biblical history. It serves as an empowering reminder that women have always been capable of taking charge and leading with wisdom and strength. If you want to be a leader, let this verse inspire you to keep trying.

6. Equality and Dignity

Galatians 3:28 – “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.”

This verse upholds the principle of equality and dignity for women. It highlights the belief that all individuals, regardless of their background or gender, are equal in the eyes of God. He has empowered us to fulfil our potential.

Don’t be intimidated.

7. Compassion and Kindness

1 Peter 3:4 – “But let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit.”

Compassion and kindness are qualities that exemplify inner beauty. This verse encourages women to cultivate these virtues, embracing a gentle and quiet spirit that radiates with grace and empathy. 

8. Faith and Trust

Hebrews 11:11 – “By faith Sarah herself received power to conceive.”

Although, this scripture is often referenced in childbirth and waiting; I believe the story of Sarah’s faith reminds women of the power that comes from trusting in God’s plan. It encourages women to have faith in their journeys, knowing that extraordinary possibilities await them.

9. Empowerment through Motherhood

Psalm 127:3 – “Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward.”

Motherhood is a profound source of empowerment. Mothers are superheroes, and we should never feel insecure. The verse acknowledges the rewards and benefits found in raising children.

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10. Self-Confidence and Self-Worth

Psalm 139:14 – “I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.”

I strongly stand against body shaming. The bible verse reinforces self-confidence and self-worth in women. It reminds women that they are fearfully and wonderfully made by the Creator, instilling a sense of worthiness that cannot be shaken. Never allow anyone to body shame you; you are beautiful and perfect the way you are.

11. Grace and Forgiveness

Luke 7:47 – “Her sins, which are many, are forgiven—for she loved much.”

Have you sinned, and you aren’t sure God will forgive you? Let this Bible verse give you hope; your sins are forgiven. God wants to keep you in his love and his embrace. The verse emphasises the depth of God’s forgiveness, encouraging women to embrace their past, knowing that love and forgiveness abound.

12. Empowerment in Community

Romans 12:5 – “so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another.”

Empowerment is often found in the community. This verse highlights the strength that arises when individuals come together in a supportive faith community; you need to be part of a supportive Christian women’s group. A place where you can keep your faith and also receive encouragement to chase your dreams.

13. Overcoming Obstacles

Philippians 4:13 – “I can do all things through him who strengthens me.”

This verse inspires women to overcome obstacles with the assurance that God’s strength is our foundation. Always have it at the back of your mind that God is with you and he is your strong support. You can do whatever you are called to do because God is in you.

14. Advocacy and Social Justice

Proverbs 31:8-9 – “Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves.”

This verse calls on women to be advocates for the voiceless and to pursue social justice. We should not join hands to oppress others. Defend the rights of women and also help those who need help.

15. Empowerment through Knowledge

Proverbs 2:10 – “For wisdom will come into your heart, and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul.”

This verse encourages women to seek understanding and knowledge. It is saddening that in some parts of the world, some people still believe the girl child shouldn’t be educated. Educated women raise informed children, create a better society and build a lasting legacy.

Women should be educated.

16. Identity and Purpose

Jeremiah 29:11 – “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.”

Even when we face challenges and difficulties, God has plans for us. We only need to discover God’s plans for us and walk in that plan for us. We are covered and strengthened by God till we achieve his plan for our life.

17. Boldness in Faith

Esther 4:16 – “If I perish, I perish.”

The story of Esther reflects boldness and courage. Even though she was a stranger in a foreign land, she was fierce and defended her people. Her story reminds women that we can face adversity with unwavering resolve and confidence in God.

18. Love and Empowerment

1 Corinthians 16:14 – “Let all that you do be done in love.”

Love is a powerful source of empowerment. This verse encourages women to make sure their actions and choices are with love.

19. Confidence in God

Luke 1:45 – ” Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her!”

Whenever you are sad or anxious, remember that you receive blessings for trusting in God. Mary trusted the angel when he told her she would have a child. Never doubt God; let your confidence be in his word.

20. Inner beauty

1 Corinthians 16:14 – “Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes. “

Beauty is not about physical appearance; it is more about what is within you. Your character and attitude matter a lot. The Bible encourages us to build character. It doesn’t mean women cannot dress beautifully, but the scripture is encouraging us to beautify ourselves in and out.

My words to you

Women are gradually making remarkable strides. We have women in all spheres of influence, and this gladdens my heart. I desire that we have more Christian women in different positions of authority so that we can shine the light of Christ to the world and also share Chris’s love with others.

These empowering Bible verses serve as sources of guidance and inspiration. They also remind us of the importance of staying with God, hearing him and doing his will. As we draw from these verses, we find the empowerment to face challenges, fulfil our purpose, and impact the world with love, kindness, and unwavering faith.

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