22 ‘God-Is-For-Me’ Affirmations (backed by scripture)

I’m gonna waste no time and get straight to raw transparency here…I’ve been in a season of life that feels like perpetual nagging in my heart and mind—downward spiraling thoughts of inadequacy, brokenness, and just flat-out self-depreciation. And it’s been tough, so tough.

I’d love to blame Covid, from a week of being cooped up in my room, away from family over the Thanksgiving break, allowing my thoughts to trail…but I’m certain the overwhelming distress would’ve caught up to me at some point regardless of Covid-isolation…Satan and a fallen world are the real culprits.

In this struggle, however, God has lead me to and blessed me with the kindest, most patient, sense-talking therapist one could ever imagine; and (as a result) even though I’m still surrounded by deep waters I can feel God’s strong presence keeping me afloat.

I’m probably 30 years past-due on counseling sessions so the content of discussion with my therapist is wide and harsh. I’m thankful for my husband and mom to debrief with afterwards.

The encouragement is sincere and passionate and for that I am grateful. Though the shoreline is a far distance off yet, my hope is fixed on an anchor of faith.

Friend, maybe you too are facing waves of difficulty in some way, but I pray you’d join me—embracing the calming, reassuring reminders of ‘God-for-us.’ I’ve compiled 22 affirmations of God’s faithfulness backed by scripture, with the intention that the solidity of these words would become more than just simple phrases and all about rich, heartfelt truth and comfort.

Read into them, pray through them, allow every single word to embody you…I’ll be doing the same.

GOD LOVES ME.

For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son so that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life. —John 3:16

God showed His love for us in that while we were still sinners Christ died for us. —Romans 5:8

We love because God first loved us. —1 John 4:19

GOD HAS SAVED ME.

The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. —Psalm 34:18

For anyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. —Romans 10:13

GOD FREES ME FROM FEAR.

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

For I am the Lord your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, “do not fear; I will help you.” —Isaiah 41:13

GOD PROVIDES ME WITH SAFETY.

In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world. —John 16:33

The righteous person may have many troubles but the Lord delivers him from them all. —Psalm 34:19

The Lord will keep you from all harm—He will watch over your life; the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore. —Psalm 121:7-8

GOD HEALS ME.

He heals the brokenhearted and binds their wounds. —Psalm 147:3

GOD IS MY HELPER.

My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of Heaven and earth. —Psalm 121:2

So we say with confidence, the Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me? —Hebrews 13:6

GOD CARES ABOUT ME.

Give all your worries and your cares to God, for He cares about you. —1 Peter 5:7

GOD EQUIPS ME.

All scripture is God breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. —2 Timothy 3:16-17

GOD POINTS ME TO TRUST IN HIM.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight. —Proverbs 3:5-6

When I am afraid I put my trust in you. —Psalm 56:3

Lord Almighty, blessed is the one who trusts in you. —Psalm 84:12

GOD DESIRES FOR ME TO REST IN HIM.

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. —Matthew 11:28

Be still and know that I am God. —Psalm 46:10a

GOD STRENGTHENS ME.

For I can do everything through Christ who gives me strength. —Philippians 4:13

Be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power, put on the full armor of God so that you can take a stand against the devil’s scheme. —Ephesians 6:10-11

The Lord gives strength to his people; the Lord blesses his people with peace. —Psalm 29:11

GOD COMFORTS ME.

Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. —Psalm 23:4

GOD FILLS ME WITH JOY AND HOPE.

You make known to me the path of life, you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand. —Psalm 16:11

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. —Isaiah 40:31

“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

GOD LEADS ME.

In their heart humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps. —Proverbs 16:9

Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path. —Psalm 119:105

He makes me lie down in green pastures, He leads me beside quiet waters. —Psalm 23:2

GOD IS WITH ME.

Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. —Joshua 1:9

The Lord replied, “My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.” —Exodus 33:14

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 41:10

GOD BLESSES ME.

And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. —2 Corinthians 9:8

Blessed are those whose strength is in you, whose hearts are set on pilgrimage. —Psalm 84:5

GOD FORGIVES AND REDEEMS ME.

If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. —1 John 1:9

As far as the east is from the west, so far does He remove our transgressions from us. —Psalm 103:12

In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that He lavished on us. —Ephesians 1:7-8a

GOD HAS MADE ME NEW.

Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. —2 Corinthians 5:17

I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me. —Galatians 2:20

Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland. —Isaiah 43:18-19

GOD GIVES ME PEACE.

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. —Philippians 4:6-7

In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, Lord, make me dwell in safety. —Psalm 4:8

But the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Against such things there is no law. —Galatians 5:22-23

GOD HAS CHOSEN ME.

For you are a people holy to the Lord your God. Out of all the peoples on the face of the earth, the Lord has chosen you to be His treasured possession. —Deuteronomy 14:2

For He chose us in Him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in His sight. —Ephesians 1:4

GOD DIRECTS ME TO LOVE OTHERS.

Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. —1 John 4:7

A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. —John 13:34

In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus. —Philippians 2:5

GOD WANTS ME TO LOVE MYSELF.

I will give thanks to you because I have been so amazingly and miraculously made. Your works are miraculous, and my soul is fully aware of this. —Psalm 139:14

To acquire wisdom is to love oneself; people who cherish understanding will prosper. —Proverbs 19:8

For no one has ever hated his own body, but he nourishes and tenderly cares for it, as the Messiah does the church. —Ephesians 5:29

Author: alimw2013

About For His Purpose~ My name is Alicia and I'm a thirty-something year old who loves Jesus. Only through God’s amazing grace and mercy I have been redeemed from past regret and shame. Reading His word has allowed me to look past Satan’s forceful lies, to see myself for who Christ says I am in Him. Through writing I have learned why I made the choices I made in my younger years and I now have a better understanding of why I desire to love God like crazy these days. Despite my daily failures, God remains faithful always. I am reassured of His unconditional love for me by every ink-drop spilled out on paper, each committed prayer as I cry out to Him, and deep understanding reflected through reading His word as truth. Yes keeping a blog will make me vulnerable to others’ opinions- there will be some who don’t understand, some who may criticize or judge, but on the other hand if just one piece expressed through my writing grabs someone’s attention and directs them to God, then pouring out my heart in a blog for the world to read is worth it. I choose to glorify Him alone through words streaming across a glowing screen. And it wouldn’t be fair if I didn’t reveal the fact that I’m incredibly quirky; I’m my loving husband’s best friend, my vivacious kids’ craziest cheerleader and spiritual trainer (3 John 1:4). I love anything farmhouse and rustic style. I think cupping a warm coffee mug in the palm of my hands is more satisfying than the contents within. I share a common obsession with my husband for the mountains, but I would (without a doubt) settle for waves crashing against my legs at the Atlantic Ocean just as well, and I almost always have a Yorkie curled up on my lap while writing. *All photos are photographed by forhispurpose.blog and therefore may not be stored or photocopied in any manner.

49 thoughts on “22 ‘God-Is-For-Me’ Affirmations (backed by scripture)”

  1. I can certainly relate to what you are saying! I went through a few months of darkness from the start of this year, but now I am seeing amazing break through, may God give you a break through too! God bless and keep going 🙏 🥰

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  2. I am sorry about the struggles you have been going through. You are right, it is straight from the enemy. But I am so glad to know you are seeking things that will help pull you out. I do understand and have been through seasons like this as well. Recently I have been struggling with a lot of things that are smaller in comparison, but they have felt overwhelming, just the same. And God has helped me to see that He is pulling me to Himself and I really need to cling to Him always. I love what you compiled here. Such beautiful and comforting truth found in God’s Word. What a loving Father we have. I am praying for you, my friend! 🙏🦋

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    1. Thank you Bridget! Those prayers are welcomed and appreciated.❤️

      Praying those struggles of yours work out quickly and smoothly also…on the other hand they have the potential to keep us going after Him!!! He wants us living in peace though so the the BIG goal is to overcome for His glory and keep Him close at heart no matter if there’s ups or downs.

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  3. Alicia, that is a wonderful as well as healing, compilation of scripture statements and promises. It’s been 35 years ago for me needing (in my case a psychiatrist). I lost everything (career, new business, friends, house) except what was important. Family and God
    God’s words are powerful.

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    1. Indeed God’s words are powerful and uplifting. It sounds like you have a Job story of your own.

      I’m surprised at how much more common it is for people to seek out a counselor, therapist, or physiatrist these days than it was even a decade ago. We’re blessed to have these resources and I’m glad so many people are taking care of their mental health. Good for you to use a therapist all those years ago when it seems there used to be such a stigma on going to or discussing mental health…boy what a difference it can make for the better!

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  4. Thank you so much for your courage and vulnerability to post this Alicia. Your words describe my life right now. I have the name of a counselor, but my hesitation was what to say and how to describe this turmoil in my heart and mind? Your blog is a goldmine of help, including God’s best treasure and tools; His word. I’ve got the verses printed and I’ll be using them to guide me based on what is happening daily. Thank you more than you know Alicia. Blessings. ❤️

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    1. Praise to God!! I want to print them out also so I have them right at hand.

      There are times I go to counseling appointments and surely sound like a broken record with my worries on repeat or I flat-out can’t explain myself much like you mentioned, my counselor is so understanding and talks me through and then gives me tools different from the time before and little by little things are beginning to click. Just like I’ve made a bad habit of negative thoughts I can reverse that with positive ones but it takes time.

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  5. Little sister thank you for sharing your experience and these biblical affirmations. I will include a link to this post in my post tomorrow.

    Little sister I am proud of you for seeking help. It is not easy to do at first and at times as we meet with a counselor. I am so proud of you for seeking out counseling. Sending you love and prayers.

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    1. Those collection of verses are just beautiful. As I was reading through them I felt comforted by them and I saved the post so I can go back to them. I pray that the Lord will lift you up during this time and fill you with His light and strength. I have been having to press in deeper and closer to the Lord with some of the things that I have been feeling and although it is never a good feeling to go through these sort of things they do draw us closer us to God.

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      1. You are so right, the positive is that the struggles have the potential to draw us close to Him if we choose to do so. I can 100% say I feel closer to God more than ever and that comfort that I feel (and like you described) is what’s moving me onward. He will see us through.
        Praying for you right now. ❤️

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    1. Mandy thank you for your genuine care, your kindness is infectious (for good).❤️
      Dr Witt!!…this is the only time I’ll read that prefix before my last name!! 😂
      Thankful God is the real physician!

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  6. Oh Alicia, thank you for being real! All of us, no matter how together our lives seem, are going through personal struggles of some sort. Satan loves that! He is no gentleman. He will come in during those vulnerable times and whisper defeat and doubt in our ears. Your words as you share all these scriptures of GOD’S words are just what we need. What I need! I’m saving your blog so I can refer to these verses because I sure need them, too. Much love to you, Alicia.

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    1. Thank you Patty.❤️you are right Satan’s job is to steal, kill and destroy…I have to remind myself this is him and his efforts—it’s not about me.
      I’m thankful God’s word encourages us onward and points to Him.

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  7. You are on the front line, and this may be why the difficulties that have come to you. What you have to say is important, and the enemy likes to discourage, and frustrate those who are so active. I happened by, and I want to encourage you to keep reading the Word, no matter what kind of day you have had. It is awesome how God provided people to support you with their words in this timing. Hope to come by again, but I know that what you are doing is important. Remember, the battle is the Lord’s. The battle comes because you are effective.

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    1. Yes His word is making a difference for the better.❤️
      My mom reminds me this too, that when we get closer to God the enemy attacks harder.

      Thank you so much for your encouragement, blessings to you.❤️

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      1. Two in agreement puts 10,000 to flight. Maybe you know someone who will pray with you when you need to pray. This way it is a stronger bond, and less pressure from the Enemy, Satan.

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      2. I read through the Bible. I found this one day in the Bible. I had been quoting it. I use it all the time. My other verse is “No, good thing will He withhold from those who walk uprightly. Blessed is the man, woman , who trust in Him.” Psalm 84:11, 12 I believe.

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      3. I’m reading through Psalms right now and I’m at chapter 88 so I’d just read chapter 84 a few days ago and actually highlighted verse 12!❤️

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      4. Thank you for leaving a message. I enjoy reading what you had to say about this. I read through the Bible, and I find verses to use. I mark them. It is really interesting. I have a page that I mark off, put out by Teen Challenge. I am not a teen, but I use this page, and I mark off the chapters till I have finished a book of the Bible. My goal this year is to finish 7 times. It takes reading. Smile.

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      5. Wow like read through the entire Bible 7 times in a year?!

        I’ve read through it 2 times in my life using a Bile reading plan. The past few years I’ve just been reading through whatever God lays on my heart that day.

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  8. Oh, dear Alicia, I’m so sorry you’ve had to traverse a dark valley these last six months or so. But I hear hope in your words and for that I’m grateful. Praise God for a therapist who is leading you into the light of God’s perfect peace and joy. All of these positive statements, straight from scripture, are surely part of that process. Each one is like a brick in a wall, building a strong defense against discouragement and depression. No doubt you’ll be identifying even more. The discovery process is a delightful uplift in itself!

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    1. Nancy you are so right, I continue to come up with more positive affirmations! Praise to Him! And yes the discovery process along this journey has been a blessing especially as some scripture that I’ve read in the past that maybe felt flat now has new meaning and purpose, filled with hope.

      Thank you for your caring words. ❤️

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  9. Alicia, thanks so much for this great list of reminders that we all need from time to time. “All scripture is God breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. —2 Timothy 3:16-17” Yes, “GOD EQUIPS US.” He never gives us an assignment without giving us everything we need to complete it. The “belt of Truth” is, in a sense, our tool belt. If we keep it on, we’re ready to tackle any challenge that comes our way.

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