31 I Am Affirmations from the Bible

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When my daughter was four years old, she was really struggling with separation anxiety as well as making friends at her little preschool. As I was praying and asking God for wisdom on what to do, He impressed it on my heart to remind her of who she was in His eyes. I sat down, pulled out my Bible and wrote out I am statements based on scripture verses. These I am affirmations from the Bible became a staple for her and I to say together every morning, and I soon learned the power that Biblical affirmations can have on one’s heart and thoughts. Today, I am going to share with you 31 I am affirmations from the Bible that are sure to positively impact your life. 

31 powerful I am affirmations from the Bible with Bible verses

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What are affirmations?

When you look up the definition of affirm, you read that it means “to state as a fact” or “to confirm that it is true.” An affirmation, then, is the process of stating something as a fact or truth. Affirmations are typically positive in nature hence the phrase “positive affirmation.”

Are positive affirmations Biblical? (Positive affirmations vs Biblical affirmations)

Affirmations can be a wonderful addition to everyone’s routine, but it is important to know that positive affirmations are not the same thing as Biblical affirmations. Also important to know that positive affirmations may or may not be Biblical. 

Positive affirmations are phrases that you can say that are positive in nature, but they may not carry absolute truth. For example, the affirmation “I am likable” is a really positive affirmation to say to yourself, but if the neighbor doesn’t like you because your kids are too “loud” then this affirmation is not absolute truth.

An I am affirmation from the Bible, also known as a Biblical affirmation, are based on absolute truth that you can find in the Bible. God speaks these truths through scripture, and you are confirming these truths as fact in your heart and mind when you practice Biblical affirmations.

Lastly, positive affirmations may not be Biblically sound at all. Always make sure that you have scripture verses that support your Biblical affirmations that you say to yourself!

What are biblical affirmations?

Biblical affirmations are simply taking true things that God says about you in the Bible, and claiming or affirming them as truth in your life. When you use Biblical affirmations, you are agreeing with what God says about you, and a routine of using I am affirmations from the Bible can have a beautiful impact on your heart and mind.

Why is it important as a Christian Family?

What you think about yourself and say about yourself matters! The Bible is very clear that we need to take captive our thoughts and make them obedient to Christ, and I believe that saying and thinking I am affirmations from the Bible is a great way to take captive one’s thoughts.

In 2 Corinthians 10:5, the Bible tells us the following: “We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.”

Another verse about thoughts comes from Philippians 4:8 which 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.”

In other words, if our thoughts are not pleasing to the Lord then we need to take them captive and think about things that are Christ-centered.

In her book Get Out of Your Head, Jennie Allen says that “The greatest spiritual battle of our generation is being fought between our ears. What we believe and what we think about matters, and the enemy knows it. And he is determined to get in your head to distract you from doing good and to sink you so deep that you feel helpless, overwhelmed, shut down, and incapable of rising to make a difference for the kingdom of God.” 1

“The greatest spiritual battle of our generation is being fought between our ears.”

Jennie Allen 2

There are many steps involved in taking captive your thoughts and fighting the spiritual battle that goes on in your mind. I know because I have been fighting this battle for several years!

God’s Word is defense #1 for fighting a spiritual battle, and I personally love using God’s Word to create I am affirmations from the Bible to begin training your brain to think about absolute truths and eventually to believe absolute truths from God’s Words in regards to yourself.

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How to use these I Am affirmations

There are 31 I am affirmations from the Bible listed below. I personally do not use all 31 each day, but I pick an handful for a season switching them out as needed or wanted.

There are two ways I have found helpful to use I am affirmations from the Bible.

The first is to write them down, and post them in places that you will see and read every single day. I have Biblical affirmations written on a 3×5 cards, and I have them in my Bible, in my car, on my bathroom mirror and near the kitchen sink. These are all places where my mind begins to wonder, where the enemy attacks and where I need a reminder of the truth that God has spoken over my life. 

The second is to verbally say the I am affirmations from the Bible every single day. You could easily turn this into an activity with your children during a drive to school or while eating breakfast. Or you could say them verbally to yourself.

I believe that both writing and saying Biblical affirmations are impactful, and I personally would recommend doing both techniques.

I am affirmations with Bible verses

I am loved by God

  • John 3:16
    “For God so loved the world that gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

I am forgiven when I confess my sins

  • 1 John 1:9
    “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.”

I am a child of God

  • 1 John 3:1
    “See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him.”

I am courageous because God is with me

  • Joshua 1:9
    “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.”

I am strong in the Lord

  • Ephesians 6:10
    “Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.”

I am valuable to God

  • Luke 12:24
    “Consider the ravens: they do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them. And how much more valuable you are than birds!”

I am complete in Christ

  • Colossians 2:10
    “and in Christ you have been brought to fullness. He is the head over every power and authority.”

I am healed from sin by Jesus’ blood

  • Isaiah 53:5
    “But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.”

I am chosen and dearly loved

  • Colossians 3:12
    “Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.”

I am special to God

  • 1 Peter 2:9
    “But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.”

I am wonderfully made

  • Psalm 139:14
    “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.”

I am heard by God

  • Jeremiah 29:12
    “Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.” 

I am not afraid because God is with me

  • Psalms 23:4
    “Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.”

I am the light of the world to shine for God

  • Matthew 5:14
    “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden.”

I am Christ’s ambassador

  •  2 Corinthians 5:20
    “We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God.”

I am a new creation in Christ

  • 2 Corinthians 5:17
    “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!”

I am not alone because God is with me

  • Psalms 139:7-10
    “Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast.”

I am blessed by God

  •  Deuteronomy 28:6
    “You will be blessed when you come in and blessed when you go out.”

I am the temple of the Holy Spirit

  • 1 Corinthians 6:19
    “Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own;”

I am a lover of others

  • 1 John‬ ‭4:19‬
    “We love because he first loved us.”

I am kind because God is kind to me

  • ‭Proverbs‬ ‭19:17‬
    “Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will reward them for what they have done.”

I am joyful when I abide in Him

  • John‬ ‭15:11
    “I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete.”

I am patient because God is patient with me

  • Psalms‬ ‭40:1‬
    “I waited patiently for the Lord; he turned to me and heard my cry.”

I am filled with hope for the plans God has for me

  • Jeremiah‬ ‭29:11
    “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.”

I am generous because God is generous with me

  • Proverbs‬ ‭22:9‬
    “The generous will themselves be blessed, for they share their food with the poor.”

I am at peace because God gives me peace

  •  Psalms‬ ‭29:11
    “The Lord gives strength to his people; the Lord blesses his people with peace.”

I am forgiving because God first forgave me

  •  ‭Ephesians‬ ‭4:32‬
    “Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.”

I am a blessed peacemaker

  • Matthew‬ ‭5:9‬
    “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.”

I am gentle because God is gentle with me

  • Philippians‬ ‭4:5‬
    “Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near.”

I am a bringer of Good News

  • ‭Isaiah‬ ‭52:7‬
    “How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, “Your God reigns!”

I am running the race marked out for me by God

  • ‭Hebrews‬ ‭12:1
    “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us,”

I hope these I am affirmations from the Bible are helpful for you to begin the process of taking captive your thoughts and fighting the spiritual battle that goes on in your mind. Do you have any positive affirmations or Biblical affirmations that you tell yourself daily? I would love to hear about them…leave me a comment below 😉

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  1. Allen, J. (2020). Get Out of Your Head (pp. 10-11). WaterBrook.
  2. Allen, J. (2020). Get Out of Your Head (pp. 10-11). WaterBrook.

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