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.
By using biblical affirmations for moms, you can overcome negative self-talk and become the best mom you can be. Motherhood brings us plenty of tough days, but biblical affirmations can have a positive impact on the way you handle them. Are you ready to learn more?
- What are Biblical Affirmations?
- Why Should I Use Affirmations?
- Biblical Affirmations for Women
- Biblical affirmations for self-esteem
- Biblical affirmations for anxiety
- "I am" affirmations for women
- Affirmations for trusting God
- Affirmations for Moms
What are Biblical Affirmations?
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.
The world would tell us that affirmations are positive phrases used to change the subconscious mind. These are simple phrases used to promote positive thinking. While there may be some benefits of positive affirmations, as followers of Christ, let’s see how affirmations for moms specifically can align with the Bible.
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 own strength and 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 the Word of God. Satan is sly and cunning, so we need to be watchful of what lies can sneak into our thoughts and lives. I would ultimately say that affirmations are definitely biblical only as long as they are based on biblical truths. John 17:17 reminds us that God’s word is truth.
Why Should I Use Affirmations?
As previously mentioned, as a follower of Jesus, 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. This will make a huge difference in your spiritual growth. 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. The mom guilt creeps in. 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 in a powerful way.
- Speak truth into your life. Whatever lies this world or even our own thoughts and desires tell us, we can combat them with affirmations that speak truth into our lives. We can remind ourselves that we can trust in God, which will make a significant impact.
- Encourage positive thoughts. Normal affirmations are supposed to change our thoughts from negative thoughts to positive ones. 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 is the best way to help us tap into the power of God’s Spirit. This will change us in the right direction and help us to become a better mother at the same time.
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 you overcome common pitfalls in your life as a mom. These biblical affirmations for women will be just what you need.
These are truths we need to be reminded of over and over. For best results, I challenge you to write your favorites on affirmation cards and post them where you will see them on a regular basis as part of your daily routine. You can also save Scripture as a phone screensaver as a great way to be reminded often. By using daily biblical affirmations
Biblical affirmations for self-esteem
As moms, we tend to compare ourselves to others. Let’s get away from putting ourselves down and believing the lies that are in our minds. Instead, let’s 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, so be sure to check them out. Notice that all the following affirmations are based on actual Bible verses.
God’s power can work in my weakness.
You don’t have to do it on your own. We often can’t do it on our own anyway. God can work in and through you, even in your weaknesses. Take a deep breath and ask Him for strength.
“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 your 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 one of my favorite affirmations. God has a plan for me and you. He’s doing a wonderful work! You may not know exactly what it is in this present moment, but He is working.
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, which is what this spiritual affirmation reminds us of.
“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. You can rest assured of His promises as you go on this motherhood journey!
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
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 in the midst of chaos.
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. Let Him give you thoughts of peace. His peace will do amazing things in you!
“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. This Christian affirmation will remind you of that every single day.
“Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.” Mark 11:24
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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 (some versions say “sound mind”) 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. Keep renewing your mind in God’s Word on a daily basis.
“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 of you, the cares of this world are especially burdensome. 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 but you always had a place.
These are lies and are not at all who we are in Christ. That’s why these are such powerful affirmations. The truth of God has mighty power as it works in and through you.
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 truth that I am chosen.
“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! This makes such a huge impact on our lives! 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
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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. Don’t let the lies of the enemy convince you otherwise.
“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.
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.
“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. Even if it seems like a time of higher stress levels and busyness, God is still using it.
“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
Affirmations for Moms
I hope you will pick several of the most impactful affirmations for moms that are based on biblical truths and put them where you will see them often. Take time to reflect on their truths. Allow them to change you from in the inside out.
I know this is long, but take a bit more time to check out the following positive affirmation quotes.
Positive affirmation quotes for Christian moms
There are many positive affirmations that aren’t straight from the Bible but are based on biblical principles. Here are some great positive statements 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 you’ve seen that affirmations can be biblical, depending on their focus, which truth speaks most directly to you? Positive biblical affirmations can be one of the most powerful ways you can develop a more positive mindset that honors the Lord. Try making a list of affirmations and hang them on your bathroom mirror so you can review them on a daily basis.
It can be hard work to change your mindset, but with the help of the Holy Spirit, it can be done. 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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