Do you remember that moment when you were wondering if you’re worthy of love? Can you recall the day when you were thinking: “I’m not good enough,” “I don’t deserve any better,” “I’m a failure,” and the like? Have you ever asked yourself in the moment of brokenness and desperation: “What does God say about me?”
What Does God Say About Me?
You are a Princess, a daughter of the King of the entire Universe. And so am I. When I made this very statement during my baptism in front of a few thousand people, many people came to talk to me about it.
The next time I said it at church, women laughed. But I asked: “Do you believe that God is the Sovereign King He says He is?” And the ladies said yes. I asked: “Do you believe that God created you and He is your Heavenly father?” The women said yes. Ok, Princess. They agreed.
There are 52 great things you can tell yourself in a form of Biblical affirmations because they are what God says about you. How do I know?
How I Know What God Says
I searched the answer to the same question while struggling with severe depression and suicidal thoughts during my divorce with the husband who abandoned me after 4 months of marriage. If you read the poem I posted on the homepage of this website called “The Purpose Of My Life,” you understand how easily I can relate to your moments of darkness and hopelessness.
I know what it feels like to think you don’t even matter, that no one cares, and that you are unloved. I couldn’t stand my self-destructive thoughts about my life anymore, so I searched the Bible to answer that one burning question I had: “Who does God say I am?”
My Biblical Discoveries
Below is a list of 52 amazing, freeing, liberating “I am” statements I want you to memorize to help you battle that negative self-talk next time it attacks you.
I divided these Biblical affirmations into 4 groups on purpose. The “Fundamentals of God’s Grace” group is about the foundational truth about Jesus, Cross, and Salvation. The “New Identity in Jesus” group is about being a child of God and a new creation, beautifully made in the image of God. The “Christ-Like Character Qualities” group is about having the discernment from the Holy Spirit, being confident and wise. The “Biblical Outlook on Life” group is about our hope for the future.
James 1:22 says “be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.” What it means to me and you is that we must first seek to understand what God says about us, but then we must remember His word and we must practice His view of us, every single day.
Are you in? If so, memorize the following Biblical affirmations.
Who Does God Say I Am?
Fundamentals of God’s Grace
- I am forgiven (1 John 1:9, Ephesians 1:7)
- I am accepted (Romans 14:3, Romans 15:7, Acts 10:34-35)
- I am loved (John 3:16, Romans 5:8, Romans 8:35-39)
- I am healed (Isaiah 53:5, Psalm 103:2-5, Jeremiah 17:14, Jeremiah 30:17, Psalm 30:2-3)
- I am blessed (Psalm 32:1-2, Ephesians 1:3)
- I am special and chosen (1 Thessalonians 1:4, 1 Peter 2:9, Genesis 2:7)
- I am justified and sanctified (Galatians 2:17-21, Galatians 3:10-14)
- I am alive (1 John 5:12, Ephesians 2:4-5)
- I’m new and transformed (1 Corinthians 6:18, 2 Corinthians 5:17)
- I am noble and lovely (Colossians 3:12)
- I am beautiful (Ephesians 2:10, Genesis 1:27, Isaiah 62:3)
- I am holy (1 Corinthians 6:11, Ephesians 4:22-24, 1 Peter 2:9)
- I am worthy (Galatians 2:20, 1 Corinthians 6:11)
- I am righteous (Romans 3:21, Romans 5:19)
- I am valuable (Luke 12:7, Romans 8:2, Matthew 5:16)
- I am anointed (1 John 2:27, 1 Corinthians 1:21, Ephesians 1:13-14)
- I am free (Romans 6:18, Romans 8:1-2, Galatians 4:7, Galatians 5:)
- I am renewed (Ezekiel 36:26, Galatians 5:22-23)
- I am not alone (Romans 8:28, Isaiah 41:10)
New Identity in Jesus
- I am a princess (Galatians 3:26, Psalm 136:26, Romans 15:7)
- I am fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139:14)
- I am a disciple of Jesus (John 8:31-32, John 12:26, 1 John 2:3-6)
- I am a child of God (Galatians 3:26)
- I am a citizen of Heaven (Philippians 3:20, Philippians 4:11-12)
- I am God’s glory on display (Isaiah 49:3, John 13:31-32, 2 Peter 1:17, Colossians 1:27, Colossians 3:17)
- I am God’s masterpiece (Ephesians 2:10)
- I am a difference-maker (Ephesians 2:10)
- I am light (Matthew 5:14-16)
- I am a peacemaker (Matthew 5:9, Romans 12:18, Colossians 3:15, Philippians 4:6-7, 1 Thessalonians 5:13, Numbers 25:12)
Christ-Like Character Qualities
- I am wise (1 Corinthians 1:30, Isaiah 11:2, James 1)
- I am clear and focused (2 Timothy 1-7)
- I am intentional (Jeremiah 1:5, Ephesians 6:13-15, 1 Corinthians 7:17)
- I am decisive (Proverbs 3:5-6, James 1:5, Isaiah 30:21)
- I am powerful (Philippians 4:13, Acts 1:8, 2 Timothy 1-7, Philippians 3:20)
- I am disciplined (2 Timothy 1-7)
- I am thoughtful (Romans 12:2)
- I am prudent (Proverbs 8:12, Proverbs 14:8, Proverbs 14:15, Proverbs 14:18, Proverbs 22:3)
- I am confident (Philippians 1:6, Philippians 4:13)
- I am courageous (Joshua 1:9)
- I am victorious (Romans 8:37)
Biblical Outlook on Life
- I am kind (Ephesians 4:31-32, 1 Corinthians 13:4)
- I am loving (1 John 4:7-8, John 13:34-35, 1 Cor 16:14)
- I am hopeful (1 Corinthians 15:19, Proverbs 24:14, Proverbs 24:20, Romans 12:12, Romans 15:13)
- I am joyful (Romans 15:13, Psalm 28:7, Psalm 100:2)
- I am grateful (Colossians 2:7, Colossians 3:17, Philippians 4:6, Proverbs 3:5-6)
- I am strong (Deuteronomy 31:6, Ephesians 6:10)
- I am protected (Isaiah 41:10, Isaiah 54:17, 2 Timothy 4:18, Proverbs 19:23)
- I am peaceful (2 Thessalonians 3:16, John 16:33, Isaiah 26:3, Philippians 4:6-7)
- I am patient (Matthew 7:7, Psalm 27:14, Proverbs 14:29, Ephesians 4:2)
- I am faith-filled (Isaiah 43:1-3, Romans 9:6-8)
- I am gifted (Romans 6:23)
- I am creative (Exodus 35:31-32, Colossians 3:23)
Wow! How do you feel now when you know this beautiful truth about yourself? After I had struggled with depression and suicidal thoughts for a long time, I literally memorized the affirmations shared here and started repeating them to myself.
Of course, I still struggle sometimes. It will never be perfect, but these affirmations are reminders of who we really are in Christ.
Which Biblical truth about you was your favorite and why?
Dear #TruePrincesses! I’m Anna Szabo, the founder of Online Discipleship For Women.
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