What do you do daily to activate the promises of God in your life? Have you considered biblical affirmations? Using biblical affirmations are a great way to affirm and declare God’s Word over your situations and life, and receive His promises and blessings. His Word is truth and everlasting; and they have already been spoken about you. Therefore, you need to affirm and declare them by faith and receive your promises.
Sometimes when we’re going though our own personal trials and there’s no one there to say encouraging words to us to uplift our spirits and comfort us, God’s Word is ALWAYS there. However, we may not always remember a specific Bible verse of encouragement or hope just when we need it, so this is where biblical affirmations come into play. Writing down Bible verses and keeping them handy, and meditating on them every day keeps us encouraged and hopeful, and focused on God. God’s Word is truth and powerful; so, with biblical affirmations, we’re declaring truth and power over our lives, in faith, and waiting for Him to fulfill promises to us.
I’ve been using biblical affirmations for many years. I first started when I was going through my depression in the past; I heavily relied on them to break negative and instrusive thought patterns and reclaim my mind. I wrote Bible verses on sticky pads and put them up all around my apartment, and when I walked by, I would read them off aloud and invoke the Lord’s name. This has really helped me combat and quiet the negative thoughts in my mind, reclaiming it. As well, biblical affirmations have increased my knowledge of the Word and kept me encouraged and hopeful.
Moreover, if you have trouble finding the right words to pray, you can use biblical affirmations through bible verses to help with that. Whenever you’re reading the Word and you come across a verse that speaks to your situation, you can personalize it and use those words to pray to God. You don’t necessarily have to wait until it’s bedtime or morning time to pray. God hears prayers any time of the day. David is a great example to model after, regarding prayers. He has a way with words as a Psalmist, that’s why the Psalms are so powerful, and appropriate even for our modern day because we experience the same challenges of life. So, using biblical affirmations is a great way to help you pray effectively.
In this post, I will show you how to personalize scripture and affirm God’s spoken Word, declaring them over your lives and situations.
With that said, below, I’ve compiled 40 Bible verses, which I find encouraging and hopeful for you to use daily and declare God’s promises over your life. This will also bring you spiritually closer to God, and deepen your relationship with Him.
“Thy Word have I hid in my heart, that I might not sin against thee.”Psalms 119:11
Affirm: I have hidden your Word in my heart, so I will not sin against you.
“I will meditate in thy precepts and have respect unto thy ways. I will delight myself in thy statutes; I will not forget thy Word.”Psalms 119:15-16
Affirm: I will delight myself in your Word and will not forget it.
“I am fearfully and wonderfully made.”Psalm 139:14
Affirm: I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
“I sought the Lord, and He heard me and delivered me from all my fears.”Psalms 34:4
Affirm: The Lord delivers me from all my fears.
“What time I am afraid, I will trust in Thee.”Psalms 56:3
Affirm: Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in you.
“Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and He shall sustain thee. He shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.”Psalm 55:22
Affirm: I will cast my burden upon you, Lord, and you will sustain me.
“My soul, wait thou only upon God, for my expectation is from Him.”Psalms 62:5
Affirm: My soul waits only upon you, Lord, and my hope is from you.
“In God is my salvation and my glory. The rock of my strength, and my refuge is in God.”Psalms 62:7
Affirm: You, God, are my salvation and glory. The rock of my strength. My refuge is in you.
“The righteous cry, and the Lord heareth and delivereth them out of all their troubles.”Psalms 34:17
Affirm: I cry, and you, Lord, hear and deliver me from all my troubles.
“The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.”Psalms 23:1
Affirm: The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.
“Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.”Psalm 119:105
Affirm: Your Word, Lord, is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.
“Delight thyself also in the Lord and He shall give thee the desires of thy heart.”Psalms 37:4
Affirm: I will delight myself in you, Lord, and you will give me the desires of my heart.
“And even to your old age I am He; and even to hoar hairs, will I carry you. I have made, and I will bear; even I will carry, and will deliver you.”Isaiah 46:4
Affirm: You, Lord, will carry me to the end.
“Fear thou not, for I am with thee, be not dismayed, for I am God. I will strengthen thee, yea, I will help thee. Yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.”Isaiah 41:10
Affirm: I will not fear, Lord; you will strengthen and help me. You will uphold me with the right hand of your righteousness.
“Say to them that are of a fearful heart, be strong, fear not. Behold, your God will come with vengeance, even God with a recompence; He will come and save you.”Isaiah 35:4
Affirm: I will be strong and not afraid. For, you, God, will come and save me.
“He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might, He increaseth strength. But, they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength.”Isaiah 40:29;31
Affirm: Thank you for giving me power and strength in my weakness.
“Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee. Because he trusteth in thee.”Isaiah 26:3
Affirm: Thank you, O Lord, for your perfect peace because my mind is focused on you.
“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord. Thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.”Jeremiah 29:11
Affirm: Thank you, O Lord, for your peaceful thoughts toward me, to give me hope.
“But, my God shall supply all your need, according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.”Philppians 4:19
Affirm: Thank you, O Lord, for supplying all my needs.
“Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.”Jeremiah 33:3
Affirm: I will call unto you, O Lord, and you will show me great and mighty things.
“This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but, thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein. For then, thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.”Joshua 1:8
Affirm: Your Word, O Lord, will not depart my mouth, I will meditate on it day and night, and apply it to my life. Then, you will make my way prosperous and make me have good success.
“And, the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”Philippians 4:7-8
Affirm: Thank you, Father, for giving me your peace to keep my heart and mind through your Son, Christ Jesus.
“Casting down imaginations and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.”2 Corinthians 10:5
Affirm: I will commit all negative, contrary thoughts to your control, O Lord.
“Come unto me all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”Matthew 11:28
Affirm: I will come unto you, O Lord, and I will receive rest.
“My grace is sufficient for thee; for my strength is made perfect in weakness.”2 Corinthians 12:9
Affirm: Thank you for your grace, O Lord, my strength is made perfect in my weakness.
“If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love.”John 15:10
Affirm: I will keep your commandments, O Lord, so that I can abide in your love.
“Set your affection on things above, not on things on earth.”Colossians 3:2
Affirm: I will set my affection on heavenly things only.
“And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fullness of God.”Ephesians 3:19
Affirm: Help me, O God, to know the love of Christ that I may be filled with all His fulness.
“Keep thy heart with all diligence, for out of it are the issues of life.”Proverbs 4:23
Affirm: I will keep my heart with all diligence so that I will only do what’s righteous.
“I am crucified with Christ, nevertheless, I live. Yet, not I, but Christ liveth in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh, I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave Himself for me.”Galatians 2:20
Affirm: I am crucified with Christ, yet I live, by the faith of Jesus Christ.
“Wherefore be ye not unwise, but, understanding what the will of the Lord is.”Ephesians 5:17
Affirm: I will be wise and understand the will of the Lord.
“And, we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are called according to His purpose.”Romans 8:28
Affirm: All things will work together good for me because I am called according to God’s purpose.
“Be strong and of a good courage; fear not, nor be afraid of them. For the Lord thy God, He it is that doth go with thee; He will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.”Deuteronomy 31:6
Affirm: I will not fear anyone, because God will go with me every where and will not fail nor forsake me.
“And, it shall come to pass, if thou shalt heaken diligently unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to observe and to all His commandments which I command thee this day; all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God.”Deuteronomy 28:1-2
Affirm: If I listen diligently and obey God’s voice and do His commandments, I will receive all of His blessings.
“The Lord is my portion, saith my soul; therefore, I will hope in Him.”Lamentations 3:24
Affirm: You are my portion, O Lord, therefore, I will hope in you.
“Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy; when I fall, I shall arise. When I sit in darkness, the Lord shall be a light unto me.”Micah 7:8
Affirm: When I fall, I will arise again; when I am in darkness, the Lord will be my light.
“O, give thanks unto the Lord, for He is good; for His mercy endureth forever.”Psalms 107:1
Affirm: I will give thanks to the Lord, for he is good and His mercy endures forever.
“For, by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves. It is the gift of God.”Ephesians 2:8
Affirm: Thank you for saving me by grace, Oh Lord.
“Trust in the Lord with all thine heart and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths.Proverbs 3:5-6
Affirm: I will trust in you, Oh Lord, and will not lean unto my own understanding. But, I will acknowledge you in all my ways, so you can direct my paths.
“Hold up my goings in thy paths that my footsteps slip not.”Psalms 17:5
Affirm: Oh Lord, please lead me in your paths to keep me from falling.
“But thou, O Lord, art a shield for me, my glory and the lifter up of mine head.”Psalms 3:1
Affirm: You, O Lord, are my shield, my glory; and you keep my head lifted.
To conclude, biblical affirmations allow us to declare God’s Word and power over our lives and situations to receive His promises and blessings. They also increase our knowledge of scripture, and encourages and helps us to stay hopeful in troubled times. We know that God’s Word is sharper than a two-edged sword, mighty and powerful; so when we profess His Word over our circumstances, by faith, we will receive God’s promises according to His will. With confidence, declare God’s promises over your life every day.