Top Inspiring Biblical Affirmations for MomsMay 13, 2022
Many today talk about using positive affirmations and mantras. While it's important to replace our negative thought patterns with positive ones, as Christians we want to be sure we're replacing our thoughts with God's truths. Just because a thought is positive doesn't make it biblical.
Why should I use affirmations?
Regular affirmations are often based on your own power and strength. We all know how far that gets us! If you're quoting Scripture, that brings affirmations to a whole new level because you're trusting in God's power and not your own. Let's look at some great reasons to use biblical affirmations.
- Overcome low self-esteem. As women, we are more likely to put ourselves down and compare ourselves to those who look like they have it all together. We feel like we're failing and can never measure up. However, by speaking God's truth into our lives, we overcome Satan's attacks in this area.
- Overcome anxiety. Did you know that "fear not" is the number one command in the Bible? We forget how big our God is and easily become overwhelmed by this life on earth. We get worried and anxious, and we forget that He is in control. Positive affirmations that are based on the Bible can help us overcome that.
- Speak truth into your life. This world is full of lies, even our own thoughts and desires lie to us. Instead, we can combat those lies with affirmations that speak truth. We can remind ourselves that God can be trusted.
- Encourage positive thoughts. Normal affirmations are supposed to change our thoughts from negative to positive. Repeating a positive statement may have some benefit, however, as sinful humans, we can't do this on our own. Using God and His Word will have the power to change us in the right direction.
Affirmations for trusting God
So often, we forget how truly big and amazing our God is! We look at Him from our human understanding and think that He must be making a mistake. However, He is always there. Always in control. Always has a plan. We can even trust God in difficult times. Find comfort in these Scriptural affirmations.
- I can trust God when I'm afraid.
No one can hurt us. Nothing can happen to us outside of God's plan. We can put fear aside and trust Him.
When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I shall not be afraid. What can flesh do to me?" Psalm 56:3-4
- God has a plan for every season.
There are good times and bad, but we can trust these seasons to God.
"For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:" Ecclesiastes 3:1
- God will guide me and provide for me.
Trust that God will guide you through life and provide for your needs, even in the dry times.
"And the Lord will guide you continually and satisfy your desire in scorched places and make your bones strong; and you shall be like a watered garden, like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail." Isaiah 58:11
- Trusting God gives me perfect peace.
When we know everything is in God's hands, we can have peace knowing that He has a plan.
"You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you." Isaiah 26:3
- I can trust God can do the impossible.
Even in impossible situations, God can work. Keep trusting Him.
"But Jesus looked at them and said, 'With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.'" Matthew 19:26
- When I trust the Lord. He will guide my paths.
As we lean on God and not ourselves, He will guide us in the right way.
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths." Proverbs 3:5-6
Biblical affirmations for anxiety
Unfortunately, many of us struggle with worry and anxiety. We think of every "worst-case scenario" possible while forgetting that God is in control. We fail to remember we can find peace and hope when we leave our problems to Him. We need to affirm God's truth to ourselves.
- God's peace will guard me when I give my anxiety to Him.
We want peace in our lives, and we can have it when we give our burdens to the Lord in prayer. If anxiety creeps in, give it to God again . . . and again as necessary.
"do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:6-7
"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid." John 14:27
- God answers my prayers.
God hears your prayers and will answer. Trust that He knows what's best for you, even if He doesn't answer in the way you think He should.
"Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours." Mark 11:24
- Fear does not hold me captive. Instead, the Lord is my stronghold.
Trading the spirit of fear for a spirit of power, love, and self-control sounds amazing to me! What about you? Our refuge needs to be in God alone. Pretty awesome, right??
"for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control." 2 Timothy 1:7
"The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?" Psalm 27:1
- The Lord can deliver me from my anxiety.
Pray. Ask God to heal you. Ask Him to help you lean wholly on Him. Realize that He is bigger than your fears.
"Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved, for you are my praise." Jeremiah 17:14
- I can find joy in God.
For many, the cares of this world have been especially burdensome the past couple years. However, because of God, we can still find joy!
"When the cares of my heart are many, your consolations cheer my soul." Psalm 94:19
Biblical affirmations for self-esteem
Let's get away from putting ourselves down, comparing ourselves to others, and believing the lies that are in our minds, and start looking at ourselves as God sees us. Check out these biblical affirmations below.
- God's power can work in my weakness.
God can work in and through us, even in our weaknesses. We don't have to do it on our own. In fact, we often can't do it on our own anyway.
"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 of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me." 2 Corinthians 12:9 (ESV)
- God is doing a new thing in me.
Isn't this amazing? Like a desert, it may seem like there's nothing happening. No life. However, God can still spring up new things in our old, sinful nature. He can do a great work in us.
“Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert." Isaiah 43:18-19
- God has a plan for me.
Yes, for you. He's doing a wonderful work! He has a plan for you, especially during this season of your life.
"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." Jeremiah 29:11
- God made me in His image.
No other of His creation did He make in His image. He made us unique in this world.
"So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them." Genesis 1:27
- God is still working on me.
Even if it feels like you're stagnant or even going backward, God isn't finished with you. He WILL complete His work in you. I don't know about you, but I'm excited about what that might look like!
"And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ." Philippians 1:6
- God has given me what I need to flourish.
God gives us what we need to do what He has called us to do, and that definitely includes our motherhood. How amazing is that?
"His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence," 2 Peter 1:3
- In God, I can overcome.
In God, we can overcome sin, trials, and temptation. He is greater than all of that. We can even overcome chaotic days and short tempers.
"Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world." 1 John 4:4
- Jesus takes away my burdens.
Jesus wants us to give Him our load. He wants us to find rest in Him.
"Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30
Dear mama, Satan tries to feed all kinds of lies into your mind. Combat those lies with affirmations based on God's Word. Renew your mind to be more positive and God-focused. What lies have you been telling yourself?