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Rejection. Loneliness. Isolation. Not good enough. 

Bible Verses About Rejection and Loneliness

As one who has struggled for many years with depression (you can find my story here), these feelings are not strangers to me.

When you feel this way, it is more important than ever to know who you are in Christ Jesus.

It is at these moments:

• When a friend rejects you.
• When you feel like you are not up to the task.
• When you feel you have no one to turn to, no one to understand your struggles.
• When you feel ugly, fat, and dumb (or insert any negative adjective here).
• When you aren’t asked to join in an activity or event.
• When you are blatantly shut out.
• When you feel lonely and alone.
• When one thing after another goes wrong.
• Or other times of sorrow and when your self-esteem is in a pit

…..That you can cling to the knowledge of who you are in God’s eyes.

Whenever I feel any of these negative emotions or the ugly head of depression rearing up, I do several things:

• I remind myself that God does not make mistakes and that He made me just the way He wanted me
• I remind myself that He loves me with a steadfast and unconditional love
• I get on my knees and thank Him for the above and asking Him to reveal Himself to me
• I journal, pray and meditate over the following scriptures.

It’s also important to remember that Satan is a liar! He is cunning and convinces us that we just aren’t good enough but he is nothing but a snake!

Rebuke the evil one in the name of Christ Jesus and cling to these verses to remind you of who He says you are!

For what the Bible says about tears, see this post.

I pray that these verses are a comfort to you when you are feeling rejected, lonely or simply down.

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Bible Verses for When You are Feeling Rejected, Alone or Simply Down

There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. – Romans. 8:1

Show me the wonders of your great love, you who save by your right hand those who take refuge in your form their foes. Keep me as the apple of your eye, hide me in the shadow of your wings. – Psalm 17:7-8

The LORD will fulfill his purpose for me; your steadfast love, O LORD, endures forever. Do not forsake the work of your hands. – Psalm 138:8

You give me your shield of victory, and your right hand sustains me; you stoop down to make me great. – Psalm 18:35

for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body – 1 Corinthians. 6:20

The Lord your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing. – Zephaniah 3:17

To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved – Ephesians 1:6

For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Your works are wonderful, I know that full well. – Psalm 139:13-14

The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs–heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him. – Romans 8:16-17

No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 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. – Romans 8:37-39

For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. – Ephesians 2:10

being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ – Philippians 1:6

But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us,…and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus – Ephesians 2:4-6

But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light – 1 Peter 2:9

I am he who blots out your transgressions for my own sake, and I will not remember your sins. – Isaiah 43:25

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love, he predestined us for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will. – Ephesians 1:3-5

His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glorious goodness. Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires. – 2 Peter 1:3-4

Know that the Lord has set apart his faithful servant for himself; the Lord hears when I call to him. – Psalm 4:3

Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God. Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows. – Luke 12:6-7


When you are feeling down, rejected or less than, remember that to God you are:

• the apple of his eye
• victorious
• delightful
• wonderfully made
• useful
• beloved
• more than conquerors
• seated with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus
• chosen
• holy and blameless before him
• adopted as children
• fully equipped and capable
• set apart
• worth listening to
• valuable
• not forgotten
• washed clean of your sins and transgressions
• chosen race
• a royal priesthood
• a holy nation
• a people for his own possession
• God’s workmanship
• And, so much more!

What verses would you add to this list? What verses do you cling to when you are feeling rejected or down?
I am praying for you, my friends!

(For encouraging Bible verses when you need encouragement, see this previous post)

Because of Him,



Susan Nelson

Susan is a writer, speaker and the creator of Women of Noble Character ministries. She is passionate about helping Christian women deepen their walk with God through Bible study and creative worship and strengthen their marriages.

She lives in rural North Central Missouri with her handsome and hilarious husband and a myriad of dogs, cats and chickens.

Susan runs on Jesus, coffee and not enough sleep.

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  1. This would be great as a PDF so that I can print it out for my surgery recovery book.

    This list is great for this next season, and I’ll grab the ones for encouragement as well.

    1. Great idea! I’ll create a PDF and will add to this post later in the week. Prayers for a speedy recovery. Thank you for your feedback and for stopping by!

  2. Hello Susan, my name is Ishmael. I know that your writings are mainly about helping women. I read your story as well and can relate to it. But I just wanted to tell you that is great what your doing. Even though I’m a guy I’ve had and still do have all of those feelings you mention below. I will save all if those verses you mention and go back to them when im I’m feeling down. Thank you. But i just mainly wanted to commend you for what you are doing and may God bless you and your family. Keep doing what your doing.
    When a friend rejects you.
    • When you feel like you are not up to the task.
    • When you feel you have no one to turn to, no one to understand your struggles.
    • When you feel ugly, fat, and dumb (or insert any negative adjective here).
    • When you aren’t asked to join in an activity or event.
    • When you are blatantly shut out.
    • When you feel lonely and alone.
    • When one thing after another goes wrong.
    • Or other times of sorrow and when your self-esteem is in a pit

    1. Hi, Ishmael – I’m glad that the verses have blessed you. We all feel those ways every now and then. You may also like this post about Bible verses for encouragement. Thank you for stopping by.

  3. Dear Susan,
    Am impressed and so encouraged for the message you have written about feeling rejected, lonely and isolated. Am currently providing support to my friend who is in this situation which is as a result of his pastoral work. this is a servant and minister of Christ Jesus, the trial he is going through is really much and hard. He feels rejected by the fellower- top ministers. he isolates himself and now selects the calls to pick. He is open to me, i have tried encouraging him and his wife but at times he breaks physically, spiritually etc down and he feels i could not anything to have him up. i have tried but i had reached a point of dryness because this has taken long (about 3 months). He needs further support, whosoever, i have sought support from, the response is slow ;like they fear to begin a discussion with him. ….. So i thank you for the scriptures shared, am studying them and they have added unto me what to further share with this friend.
    Susan, you are doing a good job, keep it up and May Almighty God bless you, Nelson and the family

    1. Oh, Elizabeth! Your comment brings me such joy. We all go through trials but HE always brings us through. I’m so glad that you are blessed by the post and scriptures and will pray for you and your friend who is struggling. God bless you, sister!

  4. Esther Yogini Manickavasgar

    Hi, thank you. Life isn’t going well for a long time now, there’s the occasional happiness and then it gets horrible again. Today is the lowest I’ve been. I feel stupid and useless that I asked God why did He even bother with me. He saved me from death 12 years ago, and today I asked him why. Why save me if I’m just gonna be this way. Better he didn’t bother with me. But then I came here, reminded myself who I am to Him. I cant say I’m all up and on fire but at least I’m finding comfort. Tq

    1. I’m so sorry for the delay in responding. God has you. He is your refuge and strength. Find comfort in knowing that He has a plan for you – one that He may not have revealed to you, yet. You are loved, chosen, redeemed, beautiful – God said that about YOU and He never lies, sister. I’ll be praying for you. God bless.

  5. Thank you, Susan. 💗 These verses were of great encouragement to me today and spurred me to listen to 1& 2 Peter-exact passages I needed to hear again!

    1. I’m so glad that you were blessed by them. Thank you for stopping by and have a blessed day!

  6. Thank you alot.This brought comdort and motivation through hope in christ.Thanks alott!.May god bless you

  7. Just been going through alot of pain as a result of constant rejection from every area of my life. Today i have had a terrible day. I thank God that I have come across this post that has brought me peace all over again. Indeed God has chosen me, i am the redeemed of the lord,for sure the stone that the builders rejected finally became the cornerstone. I am valuable and am not forgotten.
    Be blessed for being a blessing to me through this post.

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