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40 Biblical Affirmations To Strengthen Yourself In The Lord

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In this article we will explore a selection of Biblical affirmations you can use daily. These Christian affirmation will encourage and build up your faith. But another benefit is that they will help you learn what Bible says. So, let’s get started…

Several years ago I went through a really hard season. My identity in Christ was really being tested. I had issues at the office, and a relationship with a guy that was a rollercoaster. And not the fun kind, but the one you want to get off as soon as possible.

During this time I was in prayer and I saw this picture of Bible affirmations written out on paper. They were all hanging up on my bathroom mirror. I felt strongly that this was from the Lord.

So, I went through the Bible and found scriptures that hit head on on what I was going through. I wrote them out on paper and stuck on the mirror. And daily I would spoke them outloud, many times this also included prayer.

It helped me tremendously through that rough season. Everytime the enemy spoke lies to me about being rejected, or a failure. I spoke those affirmations over myself.

Biblical affirmations

And it’s that season of using Christian affirmation that has led me to writing this post! But before we just dig right into it, I want to cover some other important points.

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FAQ About Christian Affirmations

If you are new to affirmation, you might have some legitimate questions on the topic. And for good reason…. some stuff we see people practicing these days can be rooted in the new age/demonic and be very harmful to our spiritual life.

Affirmations are short “powerful” statements that you declare over yourself or a situation. The goal for those who practice using affirmations is that they want these statements to not just be words, but to become internal truths that will transform the way they think, and act. Some go as far to believe that affirmations can alter situations and others.

Affirmations in and of themselves are not a sin. The type affirmation, and the motive behind doing the affirmations is what can lead us to sin. Christians need to exercises wisdom when using affirmation. Making sure they are rooted and grounded in the Bible.

Christian Affirmations or Bible Affirmations are very different than secular ones. These are rooted in God Word and the goal is that these statements is to transform our minds to the minds of Christ. (Romans 12:2)

I do believe that speaking God’s Word over your life will not just strengthen your faith, but help bring transformation to the way you think. The Bible is a powerful tool and has the ability to bring change to our life.

This is totally up to personal preference. I recommend speaking it out loud, because as you hear God’s truths it builds your faith.

So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. – Romans 10:17 NKJV

All Biblical affirmations are spiritual affirmations, but not all spiritual affirmations. The term spiritual can relate to ChristianityJudaism, Islam, HinduismBuddhism, and many more. But it can even go beyond main world religions and into spiritual/religious belief systems like new age.

Biblical Affirmations are statements coming straight from the Bible and something Christians (Protestant and Catholic) would use to help them strengthen their faith.

How To Use Bible Affirmations

Everyone has their own style and way of doing affirmations. But I want to share how I do it. It’s super simple, but I find doing these 4 steps to work very well.

Practicing Biblical Affirmations Daily

  • Set 3-5 Minutes daily to do your affirmations. Preferably in the morning.
  • Grab your affirmations. This can be written on cards, a printable, or posted on a mirror (think sticky notes!).
  • Go through each affirmation slowly and speak it out loud. Make sure not to go quickly through each one, but take your time. Let God’s truth touch you.
  • My personal twist – Add prayer to your affirmation. I like to pray while I’m doing my affirmations. What does this look like? For me, I will speak out the verse and say the statement. Then right after that I asked the Lord to help me have His truth transform me. If it’s an area of struggle I might spend a little time praying into it.

Warning About Religious Affirmations

I thought it would be good to share some concerns I do have when it comes to Christian’s using affirmations. These are 5 things I want you to be mindful when practicing this.

  1. In our culture, we love the idea of a quick easy fixes. Affirmations are not going to just poof magically change your life. Growth and maturity take you putting your hand in God’s hand walking with Him.
  2. Christian Affirmations even with Bible verses should not replace your prayer time or Bible reading.
  3. As Christians, we should only practice affirmations that are rooted in scripture.
  4. Many verses throughout the Word of God are conditional. Saying a Biblical affirmation and calling it done is not going to bring transformation in your life. An example would be:

    Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. – James 4:7

    We all want the devil to flee from us, but the condition is that we must submit ourselves to the Lord, and resist the devil. Saying an affirmation like: The devil flees from me. Is not going to help you. This is why I encourage you to read the verse as well as saying the statement. This way you understand if there is a condition within the verse.
  5. When you speak out a statement, don’t constantly repeat it over and over again. Your affirmation should be a declaration and not a mantra. “And when you pray, do not use meaningless repetition as the Gentiles do, for they think they will be heard because of their many words.” – Matthew 6:7

Biblical Affirmations

And do not be conformed to this world [any longer with its superficial values and customs], but be transformed and progressively changed [as you mature spiritually] by the renewing of your mind [focusing on godly values and ethical attitudes], so that you may prove [for yourselves] what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect [in His plan and purpose for you]. – Romans 12:2 AMP

The Biblical affirmation have been broken up into sections. I hope this makes it easier for you to find something that works for the season you are in.

For more topical verses please visit my TOPICAL BIBLE VERSES

If you would like to check out different translations of the verses below, I highly recommend Biblegateway.com and Biblehub.com

Biblical Affirmations for Strength

BIBLE AFFIRMATION: I am strong and full of courage. The Lord always goes before me.
Deuteronomy 31:6 NIV – 6 Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”

BIBLE AFFIRMATION: My strength comes from God and He will defend me.
Exodus 15:2 NIV – 2 “The LORD is my strength and my defense; he has become my salvation. He is my God, and I will praise him, my father’s God, and I will exalt him.

BIBLE AFFIRMATION: God is fighting my battles and I will be victorious.
Deuteronomy 20:4 NIV – 4 For the LORD your God is the one who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies to give you victory.”

BIBLE AFFIRMATION: Through the Holy Spirit I walk in power, love, and self-discipline.
2 Timothy 1:7 NIV – 7 For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.

BIBLE AFFIRMATION: I am upheld by God and need not fear.
Isaiah 41:10 NIV – 10 So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

BIBLE AFFIRMATION: I am strong and courageous
Joshua 1:9 NIV – 9 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.”

BIBLE AFFIRMATION: God will renew my strength and I will have the endurance to keep going.
Isaiah 40:31 NIV – 31 but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

Biblical Affirmations for Self Esteem

BIBLE AFFIRMATION: I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
Psalm 139:14 NIV – 14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.

BIBLE AFFIRMATION: God is for me.
Romans 8:31 NIV – 31 What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?

BIBLE AFFIRMATION: God is doing a good work in me.
Philippians 1:6 NIV – 6 being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.

BIBLE AFFIRMATION: God created me and knows me.
Psalm 139:13 NIV – 13 For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.

BIBLE AFFIRMATION: My past no longer has power over me.
2 Corinthians 5:17 NIV – 17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!

BIBLE AFFIRMATION: I have victory through Jesus.
1 Corinthians 15:57 NIV – 57 But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

BIBLE AFFIRMATION: I am made perfect through Christ.
2 Corinthians 12:9 NIV – 9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.

Biblical Affirmations for Anxiety

BIBLE AFFIRMATION: I can walk confidently today because God’s love is for me.
1 John 4:18 NIV – 18 There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.

BIBLE AFFIRMATION: I walk in power, love, and self-discipline.
2 Timothy 1:7 NIV – 7 For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.

BIBLE AFFIRMATION: God has my back and I am strong because of Him.
Isaiah 35:4 NIV – 4 say to those with fearful hearts, “Be strong, do not fear; your God will come, he will come with vengeance; with divine retribution he will come to save you.”

BIBLE AFFIRMATION: Nothing can separate me from the God’s love.
Romans 8:38-39 NIV – 38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 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.

BIBLE AFFIRMATION: God will make my paths straight.
Proverbs 3:5-6 NIV – 5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; 6 in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.

BIBLE AFFIRMATION: I do not need to worry about my life.
Luke 12:22 NIV – 22 Then Jesus said to his disciples: “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear.

Bible Affirmations for Healing

BIBLE AFFIRMATION: God will restore my health.
Jeremiah 30:17 NIV – 17 But I will restore you to health and heal your wounds,’ declares the LORD, ‘because you are called an outcast, Zion for whom no one cares.’

BIBLE AFFIRMATION: God will meet all my needs.
Philippians 4:19 NIV – 19 And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.

BIBLE AFFIRMATION: By His stripes I am healed.
1 Peter 2:24 NIV – 24 “He himself bore our sins” in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; “by his wounds you have been healed.”

BIBLE AFFIRMATION: I will have good health
3 John 1:2 ESV – 2 Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, as it goes well with your soul.

BIBLE AFFIRMATION: I am healed and saved by the Lord.
Jeremiah 17:14 NIV – 14 Heal me, LORD, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for you are the one I praise.

Bible Affirmations for Success

BIBLE AFFIRMATION: God will guide me and establish my plans
Proverbs 16:3 NIV – 3 Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.

BIBLE AFFIRMATION: God will give me the desires of my heart
Psalm 37:4 NIV – 4 Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.

BIBLE AFFIRMATION: God will lift me up.
James 4:10 NIV – 10 Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.

BIBLE AFFIRMATION: God has plans to prosper me.
Jeremiah 29:11 NIV – 11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

BIBLE AFFIRMATION: I’m being transformed by the renewing of my mind.
Romans 12:2 NIV – 2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is–his good, pleasing and perfect will.

I Am Affirmations from the Bible

BIBLE AFFIRMATION: I am a saint.
1 Corinthians 1:2 NKJV – To the church of God which is at Corinth, to those who are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all who in every place call on the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both theirs and ours:

BIBLE AFFIRMATION: I am forgiven.
Ephesians 1:7 NIV – 7 In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace

BIBLE AFFIRMATION: I am victorious.
1 Corinthians 15:57 NIV – 57 But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

BIBLE AFFIRMATION: I am alive to God in Christ Jesus.
Romans 6:11 NIV – In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus.

BIBLE AFFIRMATION: I am a child of God.
John 1:12 NIV – 12 Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God-

BIBLE AFFIRMATION: I am blessed.
Ephesians 1:3 NIV – 3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ.

BIBLE AFFIRMATION: I am precious in God’s sight.
Isaiah 43:4 NIV – 4 Since you are precious and honored in my sight, and because I love you, I will give people in exchange for you, nations in exchange for your life.

BIBLE AFFIRMATION: I am wonderful.
Psalm 139:14 NIV – 14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.

BIBLE AFFIRMATION: I am blameless.
Ephesians 1:4 NIV – 4 For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight.

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