At first glance, you may be a bit uneasy about the term “affirmation” and wonder why I’m talking about it. However, I really feel it’s an important topic to discuss. People talk about positive affirmations and mantras, but we really need to know what we believe about these things. Let’s look at why affirmations can be good but why you need to be cautious, and also check out some positive and biblical affirmations that are especially applicable to us as moms.
- Biblical affirmations for self-esteem
- God's power can work in my weakness.
- God is doing a new thing in me.
- God has a plan for me.
- God made me in His image.
- God is still working on me.
- God has given me what I need to flourish.
- In God, I can overcome.
- Jesus takes away my burdens.
- Biblical affirmations for anxiety
- God's peace will guard me when I give my anxiety to Him.
- God answers my prayers.
- Fear does not hold me captive. Instead, the Lord is my stronghold.
- The Lord can deliver me from my anxiety.
- I can find joy in God.
- "I am" affirmations for women
- I am chosen by God.
- I am forgiven.
- I am courageous.
- I am loved.
- I am free.
- I am wonderfully made.
- I am never alone.
- I am not condemned.
- I am cared for.
- I am a new creation.
- I am God's masterpiece.
- I am God's child.
- I am accepted.
- I am strong in the Lord.
- I am a citizen of heaven.
- Affirmations for trusting God
Affirmation in the Bible
Have you ever seen the word “affirmation” in the Bible? I haven’t. In fact, there is no Scripture on affirmation. However, when we look at the meaning of the word and realize that the Bible is the ultimate truth, then we can learn how the two can go hand in hand.
What are affirmations?
Affirmation is the act of affirming something, so what does that actually mean? According to Merriam-Webster, to affirm means to validate something or proclaim it as true. You are declaring or professing something you believe to be correct. Hmmm . . . proclaiming truth. Keep that thought in mind.
Are Affirmations Biblical?
Looking at the above definition of affirmation, we can see that affirmations may or may not be biblical, based on what you’re actually affirming. There are many affirmations out there that aren’t actually biblical affirmations but instead align themselves with self-empowerment. For example, “I am giving my child the best possible future.” “I deserve to relax.” “I can trust my maternal intuition.” These affirmations focus on our power.
You will need to ask yourself if the affirmation in question is in line with Scripture. In order to know that, you will need to know God’s Word. Satan is sly and cunning, so we need to be watchful of what lies can sneak into our lives. I would ultimately say that affirmations are definitely biblical only as long as they are based on God’s truth. John 17:17 reminds us that God’s word is truth.
Why should I use affirmations?
As previously mentioned, you should only use affirmations if they are Christian affirmations based on the Bible, so please be cautious. 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 Bible affirmations.
- Overcome low self-esteem. Often as women, we tend 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. Speaking God’s truth into our lives can help us overcome Satan’s attacks in this area.
- Overcome anxiety. Did you know that the command mentioned in the Bible most often is “fear not” or some form of it? As sinful humans, we forget how big our God is and get overwhelmed by this life on earth. We get worried and anxious. 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. Whatever lies this world or even our own thoughts and desires tell us, we can combat those with affirmations that speak truth into our lives. We can remind ourselves that we can trust in God.
- 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.
Biblical Affirmations for Women
What are some Biblical affirmations? Well, since the whole Bible is true, there’s no way I will list every positive or helpful truth here. My goal is to share some specific affirmation Scriptures that will help us overcome common pitfalls in our lives as moms. These are truths we need to be reminded of over and over. I challenge you to write your favorite on a card and post it where you will see it often. You can also save Scripture as a phone screensaver.
Biblical affirmations for self-esteem
As moms, we tend to compare ourselves to others. Let’s get away from putting ourselves down, believing the lies that are in our minds, and look at ourselves as God sees us. These affirmations for moms will be especially helpful in this area. I’ve listed several biblical affirmations below, but the “I am affirmations” section will be helpful as well.
God’s power can work in my weakness.
We don’t have to do it on our own. We often can’t do it on our own anyway. God can work in and through us, even in our weaknesses.
“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.
“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.
This mom affirmation is a great one. God has a plan for you. He’s doing a wonderful work!
“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. In fact, we are all different and special in our own way.
“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.
Yet another great Scriptural affirmation! 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.
“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.
This affirmation for moms is a great one for when you’re feeling discouraged. 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.
Dear mama, in God we can overcome sin, trials, and temptation. He is greater than all of that.
“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. This biblical affirmation is a great reminder of that.
“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
As moms, unless we prioritize our relationship with God, it can easily fall by the wayside. Learn more about growing closer to God. As we grow closer to Him, we become a better wife and mother as well.
Biblical affirmations for anxiety
Many of us struggle with worry and anxiety. Our minds come up with every “worst-case scenario” possible. We forget that God is in control, and that we can find peace and hope when we leave our problems to Him. We need these Christian affirmations to affirm God’s truth to ourselves.
God’s peace will guard me when I give my anxiety to Him.
Peace. We want peace in our lives, and we can have it when we give our burdens to the Lord in prayer. When the anxiety creeps in, give it to God again.
“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 our prayers and will answer. Trust that He knows what’s best for us. This Christian affirmation will remind you of that.
“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.
“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 from your anxiety. The more you renew your mind in the Bible, the more you will truly be able to let your worries go.
“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 this year. However, because of God, we can still find joy! This is a great mom affirmation.
“When the cares of my heart are many, your consolations cheer my soul.” Psalm 94:19
“I am” affirmations for women
The “I am” affirmations from the Bible are especially great at combatting the lies that Satan and culture whisper (or yell) to us. You may have been put down by your parents, bullied in middle school, or felt like everyone else always had a place but you didn’t. These are lies and are not at all who we are in Christ. What God says about us is what’s true.
I am chosen by God.
Wow! Let that sink in. He chose YOU. I love this “I am” affirmation to remind me of God’s truths.
“even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him.” Ephesians 1:4
I am forgiven.
All our sins, mistakes, and failures have been nailed to the cross. They are forgiven through the blood of Jesus! Relish in this Christian affirmation.
“In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace,” Ephesians 1:7
I am courageous.
Because of who I am in God, I can be strong and courageous. He’s always with me.
“Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31:6
I am loved.
There are so many verses that talk about God’s love for us. Delight in that truth. Speak this “I am” affirmation over your life.
“but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8
“In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him.” 1 John 4:9
I am free.
No longer are we weighted down by slavery to sin. In Christ, we are free from sin! The burden is gone. What a great affirmation this is!
“For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.” Galatians 5:1
I am wonderfully made.
God knew you, even before you were born. He created you exactly how He wanted you . . . and God doesn’t make mistakes! Sometimes as moms, we just need that reminder.
“I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.” Psalm 139:14
I am never alone.
God is with us through the hard times, the sad times, and the amazing times. It seems like often we know this biblical affirmation with our heads, but forget it with our hearts.
“Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, ‘I will never leave you nor forsake you.'” Hebrews 13:5
I am not condemned.
Our sin is forgiven! We are no longer condemned because of it. We don’t need to carry around guilt. Yes, we will sin, but there is forgiveness.
“There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.” Romans 8:1
I am cared for.
God cares for your every need. He wants to hear your anxieties and fears.
“casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:7
I am a new creation.
No longer are we to live in our sinful nature. We are made new! We have a new heart and new desires. This “I am” affirmation gives us great comfort.
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.” 2 Corinthians 5:17
I am God’s masterpiece.
God uniquely created each one of us to bring glory to Him by the way we live our lives.
“For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” Ephesians 2:10
I am God’s child.
Yes, you are a child of the Creator of the world! You belong to Him. Think of how you love and care for your children and know that God cares for you even more.
“But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God,” John 1:12
I am accepted.
Even in our sin, Jesus loved us and died in our place. He saved you even in your sin, but now He has an amazing plan for you.
“Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God.” Romans 15:7
I am strong in the Lord.
Through Christ, we have the strength to do what He has called us to do. Yes, motherhood has its challenging times, but our strength doesn’t come from ourselves. What a great mom affirmation!
“I can do all things through him who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13
I am a citizen of heaven.
Our time on earth is temporary. This is not our true home. Let’s keep a heavenly perspective!
“But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ,” Philippians 3:20
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 biblical 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 dry times. This affirmation for trusting God is a great reminder that He is watching out for you.
“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. However, you do need to keep your mind fixed on Him.
“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 and the affirmations He has given us in the Bible.
“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. I find this biblical affirmation so comforting as a mom. We can’t know the future, but can trust the One who does!
“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
Positive Affirmation Quotes for Christian Moms
There are many positive affirmations that aren’t straight from the Bible, but are still biblical. Here are some great affirmations for Christian moms to remember and use as well.
Prayer is the most important conversation of the day. ~Unknown
Focus on what matters, and let go of what doesn’t. ~KushandWizdom
The first step on the way to victory is to recognize the enemy. ~Corrie Ten Boom
Your thoughts have power. Don’t allow them to lead you the wrong way. ~KushandWizdom
As we draw farther from worldliness, we draw closer to our Father in heaven. ~Dallin H. Oaks
No man is poor who has a godly mother. ~Abraham Lincoln
Now that we’ve seen that affirmations can be biblical, depending on their focus, which truth speaks most directly to you? Be in God’s Word, memorize His truths, and begin to see yourself as God sees you — an amazing and beautiful woman made exactly how God wanted you to be!
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One way to motivate mothers is to offer them support and encouragement. Whether it’s a kind word, a listening ear, or help with tasks, small gestures can go a long way in making a mother feel appreciated and valued. Providing them with resources and tools to manage their time and tasks effectively can also help to alleviate some of the pressure and increase their motivation.
Yes, mothers need support and encouragement from those around them. Thanks for sharing!