In this article we are going to outline 35 Biblical affirmations for anxiety. If you are a Christian who battles with anxiety, then you know the struggle is real! Anxiety is all about uncertainty. It is defined as, “a feeling of worry, nervousness or unease, typically about an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome.” In this world, uncertainty is a luxury we simply do not have. This ever changing world creates so much uncertainty that we feel anxious and tend to spend a great deal of time worrying about things that often don’t even happen. I can’t wait to explain what a Bible affirmation is and how to draw the peace of God from the certainty we do find in biblical truth. Additionally, we will talk about ways to practice these Bible mediations on a regular basis.
Dealing with Uncertainty
As I mentioned earlier, anxious thoughts tend to be connected with uncertainty. Our brain is wired to fill in the gaps of missing information (the uncertainty) in an effort to solve the problem and head off anything that could result in difficult times. However, when we fill in the gaps of missing information, we tend to do that with negative thoughts. And negative thoughts or worst-case scenario, lead to negative emotions (worry, fear, stress, anxiety). It is also important to know that whatever you put your mind to, will grow in power. This means if I am imagining the worst-case scenario, then anxiety will follow and could even lead to panic attacks. Consequently, if I put my mind on Jesus and the Truth of His Word, I will experience more peace and a sound mind.
“And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.” Philippians 4:8
What are Spiritual Affirmations?
This brings me to my next point. What if you stopped dealing with uncertainty by imagining worst case scenarios? Imagine if you filled in the gaps of missing information with what you do know for certain? This is where God’s Word comes into play! God’s Truth is certain. Additionally, God’s promises are certain. And God’s love is certain. All of these certainties can be found in the Word of God! When we affirm the Truth of God’s Word, we are stating it as a fact. In other words, we are declaring that God’s Word is Truth. This leads to peace of mind or sound mind. This is what a Biblical affirmation is- declaring Scripture as Truth. It’s the perfect way to grasp onto thoughts of peace and develop a positive mindset.
You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you. Isaiah 26:3
For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7
Check out, “5 Ways to Have the Peace of God”.
Practicing Daily Christian Affirmations
If you struggle with anxious thoughts, it’s important to get into the habit of daily affirmations. This means you trade negative statements for positive statements from Scripture. Building in a daily routine of reviewing powerful Biblical affirmations is a great way to see positive change. God’s Word is the most powerful tool you have. Prayer is also important- be mindful to pray Christian Bible-based affirmations. God wants us to depend on Him- do this in God’s strength, not your own strength!
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. Romans 12:2
Let’s dive into a list of Biblical affirmations…
Christian Biblical Affirmations for Anxiety
1. God will never leave me or let me down.
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
2. God provides everything I need.
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. Psalm 23:1
3. God calls me His child, I belong to His family.
But now, this is what the Lord says—he who created you, Jacob, he who formed you, Israel “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine. Isaiah 43:1
4. God hears me when I cry out to Him.
The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles. Psalm 34:17
5. God strengthens me.
…but 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. Psalm 40:31
6. God upholds me so I don’t need to fear.
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 40:1
7. God delivers me from my enemies.
Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve my life. You stretch out your hand against the anger of my foes; with your right hand you save me. Psalm 138:7
8. God is always with me.
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. Isaiah 43:2
9. God is working out everything for my good.
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28
10. God will always keep His Word to me.
I will not violate my covenant or alter what my lips have uttered. Psalm 89:34
11. God hears me and answers my prayers.
I sought the Lord, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears. Psalm 34:4
12. God is fighting for me.
The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still. Exodus 14:14
13. God assures me nothing will separate me from His love.
For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:38-39
14. God has plans for my life.
In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps. Proverbs 16:9
15. God cares about me and my life.
Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7
16. God is faithful to remove my sin.
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9
17. God will never let me down.
The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Deuteronomy 31:8
18. God says I am chosen and set apart.
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. 1 Peter 2:9
19. God provides me with rest.
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28
20. God has secured me for all eternity.
And you also were included in Christ when you heard the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation. When you believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, 14 who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession—to the praise of his glory. Ephesians 1:13-14
21. God is my refuge.
God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Psalm 46:1
22. God provides all the wisdom I need.
If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. James 1:5
23. God is faithful to protect me.
He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart. You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day, Psalm 91:4-5
24. God provides me with Truth in His Word.
Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth. John 17:17
25. God comes to me when I call out.
You came near when I called you, and you said, “Do not fear.” Lamentations 3:57
26. God keeps His promises to me so I need not fear.
Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed,” says the Lord, who has compassion on you. Isaiah 54:10
27. God will remove all suffering one day.
He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’[a] or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away. Revelation 21:4
28. God has granted me freedom through Christ.
So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed. John 8:36
29. God loves me completely.
There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. 1 John 4:18
30. God will complete a good work in me.
There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. Philippians 1:6
31. God is my protector.
He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart. Psalm 91:4
32. God’s abundant grace is enough for me.
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 about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. 2 Corinthians 12:9
33. God can do anything.
Jesus replied, “What is impossible with man is possible with God.” Luke 18:27
34. God will give me the guidance I need.
I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you. Psalm 32:8
35. God is faithful to work in and through me.
Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed—not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence—continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose. Philippians 2:12-13
Wrapping up Biblical Affirmations for Anxiety
Our brains tend to move toward worst-case scenarios rather than daily Biblical affirmations for anxiety. What is a biblical affirmation? It is declaring the Truth of God’s Word- you are affirming it’s validity. Trade your worst-case scenario for certainty. God’s character is certain. His promises are certain. And His love is certain. Meditate on His Word and you will experience a peace that surpasses understanding! Leave a comment with an affirmation that is meaningful to you.