Tween girls need a lot of encouragement. As they mature from little girls into lovely ladies, they will face plenty of doubts and worldly influences that might cause them to question their value. But God’s Word is “the sword of the Spirit” (Ephesians 6:17). It can cut through any discouragement and lead us toward victory.

Share these encouraging Scriptures with your daughter and urge her to keep them close to her heart.

Deuteronomy 20:4
For the Lord your God is the one who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies to give you victory.
What “enemies” does your daughter face? These could be anything from unkind peers to cultural lies to self-doubts, anxiety, fear and much more. Remind her that God fights FOR her to conquer these discouragements.

2 Corinthians 4:6
He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.

Does your daughter ever feel weary or weak? Remind her we all face struggles in this life, and there will be times when we feel inadequate—because we are. As humans we cannot muster enough power within ourselves to succeed at every task. That’s why we rely on God to give us HIS strength. With His power working in us, we can move mountains!

Zephaniah 3:17
The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.

Does your tween know God loves her to the moon and back? The Bible says He actually sings over her because He enjoys her so much. Remind your tween that God is crazy about her. No matter how she feels about herself or what other people say about her, the truth is that God says she is valuable and greatly loved—and what He says, goes.

Matthew 6:33
But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.

Tweens can easily fall into the trap of materialism. The world tells them to value gadgets and clothes and entertainment, yet true peace comes when we value God above all else. Remind your tween to seek God and to trust Him, and He will work out the rest.

Psalm 139:13–14
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.

Your tween needs to know she is valuable simply because God thought her up—and God does not make junk! Everything about her is designed by an expert Creator, and she is His masterpiece. Sometimes that is all a girl needs to remember in order to fill her heart with confidence.