This post is all about Christian affirmations.
I grew up singing a call and response song that goes “I am what God says I am…I am what God says I am…I am the head and not the tail…I am what God says I am…”.
To me, that song perfectly represents the entire topic of Christian affirmations.
As many of you know, I regularly use positive affirmations in everyday life. I write them on sticky notes, use them on coloring pages, and even frame and display them as wall decor.
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They’ve been transformational in many ways, and I firmly believe that everyone should consider affirmations a powerful tool for healthy mindset.
On the list of positive daily words of encouragement, I encourage us all to add spiritual affirmations. Christian affirmations aren’t quite the same as positive affirmations. How are they different, you ask?
Well, Christian affirmations are rooted in Biblical truth and are usually condensed versions of well-known scriptures.
When made into a routine, they serve as daily reminders to trust in God’s plan for our lives, to lean on His power, and to let go of our worries.
I don’t know about you, but I NEED that kind of daily support. Which is why I’ve made this whole post on Christian affirmations.
I feel this post is necessary because I know there are many Christians out there who are unsure as to whether or not affirmations are Godly at all.
And if they are, how do they benefit us and what are some examples?
Are Affirmations Godly?
The answer is YES!
In fact, I believe that using affirmations are encouraged by the bible.
Affirmations are positive declarations that are repeated in order to challenge negative thoughts.
And as Christians, we are called to think positively, and to be disciplined about doing so. The bible says:
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.Philippians 4:8 (NIV)
Affirmations are one of the powerful ways to make positive changes to our inner dialogue.
Now, there are all kinds of affirmations floating around on the internet, and you can get thousands of lists on just about every topic out there.
However, not all affirmations are necessarily connected to a bible verse.
Positive affirmations (while encouraging and helpful) often center on an individual person’s ability and motivation to change their lives.
But as Christians, we take it a step further by knowing that our strength is insignificant compared to God’s. We should entirely rely on Him to “manifest” his promises for us.
Christian affirmations are simply scripture-based declarations about who we are with God and several bible verses support their use.
Let’s take a look at a few of my favorites:
Psalm 139:14 (NIV)
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
This is one of the clearest and best affirmations in the bible (which is why this is such a popular verse).
In fact, I made a coloring page of Psalm 139:14 (to get it deep into the spirit)
There are many times when I’ve struggled with self-esteem and anxiety, and this scripture-based affirmation helped bring me back to the only truth that matters–God designed me, loves me and calls me his own.
Christian affirmations assure us that we are made in the image of God, and he doesn’t make junk!
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.
Here, we can see that affirmations can renew and transform our mind. They can nurture our faith and remind us that God is in control in all circumstances.
Writing down and reading daily scripture-based affirmations is a transformative practice and helps us to surrender to God’s perfect plan.
Proverbs 3:3-4 NIV
Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man.
This is one of my mom’s favorite Bible verses, and it makes a strong case for being intentional about practicing our Faith on a daily basis.
Using Christian affirmations are a way of “writing them on the tablet of your heart.” They help us to remain faithful and remember whose favor we should be seeking.
50 Christian Affirmations to Inspire Hope, Overcome Anxiety, and Gain Confidence
Now that we’ve discussed the Biblical support for using Christian affirmations, here is a list of 50 Christian affirmations for your reference, for bible study or to place in your prayer room.
Biblical affirmations are entirely bible-based, so I’ve added a supporting scripture to each affirmation so that you can read more about them.
Inspirational “I Am” Christian Affirmations
“I Am” affirmations are the perfect way to grow healthy self esteem and understand your worth in Jesus Christ. Add these God-centered declarations to your daily routine, to overcome anxiety and boost confidence in your day-to-day life.
1. I am filled with joy because Christ is my strength. (Nehemiah 8:10) // coloring page)
2. I am a beloved child of God. (Jeremiah 31:3)
3. I am held in God’s hand and need not fear. (John 10:28-29)
4. I am worthy of love because God loves me. (Ephesians 2:4-5)
5. I am marked by God as his child. (1 John 3:1)
6. I am alive in the Holy Spirit. (Romans 15:13)
7. I am treasured by God. (Deuteronomy 14:2)
8. I am God’s masterpiece. (Ephesians 2:10)
9. I am chosen and appointed by God. (John 15:16)
10. I am healed from sin by God’s love. (1 Peter 2:24)
11. I am not abandoned. Christ accepts me as I am. (Isaiah 49:15)
12. I am no longer a slave to fear. (Psalm 27:1)
13. I am enough. (2 Corinthians 12:9)
14. I am wonderfully made. (Psalm 139:14 // coloring page)
15. I am brave. (Psalm 23:4)
16. I am made in the image of God. (Genesis 1:27)
17. I am resilient. (Ephesians 6:10-14)
18. I am free. (Galatians 5:1)
19. I am redeemed through Christ. (Ephesians 1:7)
20. I am victorious. (1 John 5:4)
21. I am gifted. (1 Peter 4:10)
22. I am a citizen of heaven. (Philippians 3:20)
23. I am the salt of the earth and the light of the world. (Matthew 5:13-16)
24. I am a city on a hill and cannot be hidden. (Matthew 5:14)
25. I am His. (Isaiah 43:1)
More Scripture-Based Christian Affirmations
These affirmations will help you to combat the lies of the enemy in every aspect of your life. God’s promises are here to give you perfect peace, good news, renew your strength and reveal the will of God in your life.
26. I give over my anxiety to God, knowing His peace will protect my heart and mind. (John 14:27)
27. God has never abandoned me. He will carry me all of my days. (Isaiah 41:10)
28. When my heart blames me, I rest in God’s presence knowing He does not condemn me. (Matthew 11:28-30)
29. I don’t have to feel pressured to perform according to others’ standards because God’s grace has saved me. (1 Corinthians 10:13)
30. There is no greater love than the love God has for me. (Ephesians 1:7)
31. I am a beloved child of God, and he will never forget me. (Psalm 27:10)
32. I don’t need to be anxious and fearful because God has a plan for my life. (Proverbs 3:5-6)
33. I have been uniquely created for God’s specific purpose. (Jeremiah 1:5)
34. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. (Philippians 4:13)
35. God gave me a spirit of power, love, and sound mind, not one of fear. (2 Timothy 1:7 // coloring page)
36. God hears my prayers and answers me when I cry out. (Matthew 7:8)
37. I’m not concerned with what others can do to me because my trust is in the Lord. (Psalm 37:1-5)
38. I hand over my worries to God, who cares for me always. (1 Peter 5:7)
39. I won’t worry about tomorrow because God will provide for me. (Matthew 6:25-34)
40. I have hope for the future because God will fulfill his purpose for me. (Jeremiah 29:11)
41. God will give me everything I need in his perfect timing. (Habakkuk 2:3)
42. Although this world is full of troubles, I have peace in Christ. (John 16:33)
43. The Lord gives me strength and peace. (Psalm 46:1)
44. God gives me strength when I am tired and weak. (Isaiah 40:31)
45. Jesus is not ashamed of me. (Isaiah 43:25)
46. I am highly favored. (Psalm 5:12)
47. I love and respect myself for who I am at this moment. (Ephesians 5:29)
48. I am crowned with glory and honor. (1 Peter 5:4)
49. I am deeply loved for who I am and not what I do. (Psalm 139:16)
50. I am worth more than rubies and gold in God’s eyes. (Proverbs 31:10)
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What are the Benefits of Christian Affirmations?
There are so many benefits to making Christian affirmations a new habit in your life. Here are just a few of them:
They Prevent Negative Self-Talk
We are often our harshest critics, and it’s very easy to go down the rabbit hole with thoughts of, “I’m not good enough,” and “I’m not worth anything.”
When we regularly remind ourselves of God’s love and mercy, it shifts our focus outward and reminds us that we have something valuable to give the world. We are made in His perfect image, and we’re not mistakes.
They Reduce Anxiety and Worry
There have been periods of my life that have been filled with anxiety and fearfulness of the unknown. You may have experienced similar emotions as well.
When I read daily affirmations rooted in Biblical truth, I can feel that tight, anxious feeling in my stomach ease. God holds my life in his hands, and he already has my life worked out for his good.
They Strengthen Your Relationship With God
Imagine going months or years without speaking to someone you’re very close with–maybe a good friend or your spouse. I think it’s safe to say that your relationship with that person would weaken over time.
The same is true with our relationship with Christ Jesus. Bible affirmations can serve as a way to strengthen our faith and open up a line of communication with Him.
They Boost Confidence and Self-Esteem
Reading Christian affirmations and taking the time to sit in the knowledge of God’s power can be a huge self-esteem booster. After all, you can do anything with Christ’s strength.
It’s like having your own personal cheering section everywhere you go. God knows just how unique and gifted you are.
I hope that you have been convinced of how the word of God can be used to create powerful and transformative affirmations that can be used on a regular basis.
I highly recommend that you develop your own affirmations, that are personal to your walk with God and specific to your struggles and your goals.
As you build a habit of using them, you’ll soon experience the benefits of God’s word in your daily life.
May you find God’s strength and the peace of God.
I encountered your powerful message while researching a handout for our Christian Singles group. These affirmations with scripture references are perfect. Thank you for the work you put into this and also for your love of God. Wanting to share Him with others is the ultimate proof that you are His and He is yours. Thanks, Deze.
Thank you so much for the encouragement Sandra! I appreciate you taking the time to write that out! God bless and enjoy!
I just wanted to say thank you for putting this list together – I often hear of using affirmations to boost self-esteem or in self-care, however the common ones I see around just seem almost empty or self-centered. So happy to find ones that actually have the bible involved!
Glad they blessed you Lia! You’re welcome 🙂
After a serious problem with an operation I lost a lot of weight and developed issues with anxiety and depression. I found a book published in 1986 with an explanation on how to deal with these issues using relaxation techniques followed by self affirmation. I recorded the prescription used. The relaxation part was good but the self affirmation bothered me. It was about convincing your sub conscious mind that you are confident and well. Some people have found that this technique, based on eastern traditions, works for them. I began to look for Christian affirmation sites and found your site Deze. I recorded most of your affirmations with the verses and replaced the self affirmations of what I can and might do with what the Bible says God really can and does do. There is a world of difference there. I’d just like to say thank you so much Deze. I was led to your page and am so grateful for the difference it has made. God bless you!
What a great story! Thanks for sharing Robert