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30 Scripture Affirmations to Boost Positive Moods

MsDora, a former teacher and Christian counselor, presents practical Scriptural principles for joyful everyday living.

The Bible offers positive thoughts to promote positive moods.

The Bible offers positive thoughts to promote positive moods.

Scripture Quotes for Positive Mindset

Emotions differ from moods in that emotions typically last minutes to seconds whereas moods can last hours or days,” writes Dr.Tchiki Davis from the Berkeley Well-Being Institute. For example, fear can be an emotion arising from the sound of thunder, or it can be the mood of someone facing a threat of harm. The following affirmations aim to offer both short-term and long-term boosts for a positive mindset.

The Psychology Dictionary describes affirmations as declarations designed to encourage positive, happy feelings, thoughts and attitudes. It suggests that regular use makes them highly influential. The repetition of the following Scripture quotes can be repeated by anyone who recognizes the value of spiritual influence on everyday mental health. Quote number 29 is high on my list.

Connectedness, protection, contentment, trust and encouragement are just a few of the many areas in which the Bible offers positive thoughts which can promote positive moods. First-person pronouns are inserted within square brackets to make some affirmations personal. Select one or more to fill your specific need for a positive boost. Repeat as often as necessary for improvement in your total well-being.

Unless noted otherwise, Scriptural quotations are from the New International Version.

To Help You Feel Connected

1. "The Lord has appeared of old to me, saying: 'Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; Therefore with lovingkindness I have drawn you.'" —Jeremiah 31:3 NKJV

2. "But you, Lord, are a shield around me, my glory, the One who lifts my head high." —Psalm 3:3

3. "Even if my father and mother abandon me, the Lord will hold me close." —Psalm 27:10 NLT

4 "On my bed I remember you [God]; I think of you through the watches of the night. . . I cling to you; your right hand upholds me." —Psalm 63:6, 8

5. "The command we have from Christ is blunt: Loving God includes loving people. You’ve got to love both." —1 John 4:21 MSG

6. "The King will reply, 'Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.'" —Matthew 25:40

Affirmations boost the senses of belonging and protection.

Affirmations boost the senses of belonging and protection.

To Help You Feel Protected

7. "[My] real husband is the one who made [me]. His name is the Lord All-Powerful. The Holy One of Israel is [my] Protector, and he is the God of all the earth!" —Isaiah 54:5 ERV

8. "My eyes are ever on the Lord, for only he will release my feet from the snare." —Psalm 25:15

9. "But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen [me] and protect [me] from the evil one." — 2 Thessalonians 3:3

10. "The Lord protects the unwary; when I was brought low, he saved me. Return to your rest, my soul, for the Lord has been good to you." —Psalm 116: 6, 7

11. "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

12. "I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust." —Psalm 91:2

To Inspire Contentment

13. "When times are good, be happy; but when times are bad, consider this: God has made the one as well as the other." —Ecclesiastes 7:14

14. "I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through him who gives me strength." —Philippians 4:12,13

15. "But godliness with contentment is great gain." —1 Timothy 6:6

16. "I will be fully satisfied as with the richest of foods; with singing lips my mouth will praise you." —Psalm 63:5

17. "My heart is confident in you, O God; no wonder I can sing your praises with all my heart!" —Psalm 108:3 NLT

18. I am not thinking about . . . reaching impossible goals. No, right now I am calm and quiet, like a child after nursing, content in its mother’s arms. —Psalm 131: 1, 2 ERV

Repetition of Bible affirmations will sabotage fear and other negative moods.

Repetition of Bible affirmations will sabotage fear and other negative moods.

To Solidify Trust

19. "Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The Lord, the Lord himself, is my strength and my defense; he has become my salvation." —Isaiah 12: 2

20. "Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me." —Psalm 23:4

21. "The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?" —Hebrews 13:6

22. "This is what the Lord says . . . 'Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine. 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 43:1, 2

23. "I have never seen the righteous forsaken or their children begging bread." —Psalm 37:25

24. "But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit." —Jeremiah 17:7, 8

To Encourage Yourself

25. "The joy of the Lord is [my] strength." —Nehemiah 8:10

26. "I keep my eyes always on the Lord. With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken." —Psalm16:8

27. "The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing." —Psalm 23:1

28. "Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Savior." —Habakkuk 3:17, 18

29. "For God has not given [me] a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind." —2 Timothy 1:7 NKJV

30. "I’m not saying that I have this all together, that I have it made. . . but I’ve got my eye on the goal, where God is beckoning us onward—to Jesus. I’m off and running, and I’m not turning back." —Philippians 3:12-14 MSG

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