Affirmations are powerful, positive statements that we repeat to encourage and inspire ourselves to greater heights and persevere through challenging situations.

They are often quotes from famous philosophers, writers or successful people and when use repeatedly, they can have a significant impact on our mindsets.  A helpful way to use affirmations is to repeat them three times a day, in the morning, afternoon and evening.  Over time, this entrenches them into your thinking and with such positive statements, that’s a great way to renew your mind.

As someone who prays and reads the bible on a daily basis, I have come across a few amazing affirmations from scripture over the years that I have found extremely helpful and inspirational and I trust that they are relevant for people from all beliefs.

Here are my 10 favourite affirmations from the bible:

“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.”  Jeremiah 29:11

“A generous man will prosper; he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed.”  Proverbs 11:25

“God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.”  2 Timothy 1:7

“With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”  Matthew 19:26

“I can do everything through Him who gives me strength.”  Philippians 4:13

“Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart.”  Psalm 37:4

“Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”  Isaiah 40:31

“Finally, brothers, 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.”  Philippians 4:8

“What the wicked dreads will overtake him; what the righteous desire will be granted.”  Proverbs 10:24

And my all-time favourite:

“In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight.”  Proverbs 3:6

These are my favourite biblical affirmations.  Do you have any others to add to the list?

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