God makes everything come out right; He puts victims back on their feet.
— Psalm 103:6 [MSG]
This affirmation is for the christian who struggles with self-harm, if you’re newly converted or even if you’ve stopped self-harming, these are still positive declarations that help you cleanse your mind of leftover thoughts, negative mindsets or strongholds.
Self harm is more than cutting, so even if you’re not cutting but you’re involved in one or more of the activities described in the picture below, it can still be considered as self-harming.
Dear self-harmer, the lies that precede self-injury can be hard to counter but God has not withheld His mercy from you. Scripture tells the story of a man who was so badly tormented, he cut himself with stones [Mark 5:5]. Nobody could help this man, until he met Jesus, who had mercy upon him and delivered him from his demons. The truth of God’s love is stronger than you can ever imagine. As you begin to meditate upon it, this truth will free you from the lies you’ve told yourself (or the lies others have told you) and will deliver you from your self-harming ways.
May God’s truth protect you as you think about His awesome love.
Bible verses have been added to each affirmation to guide your reading, be sure to look them up, particularly in the MSG translation!
I will not self-harm,
I cannot serve two masters, I refuse to serve two masters, I cannot serve God and self harm. (Matthew 6:24)
I call upon the Lord when I feel the urge to self harm and He answers me. He reminds me that Jesus has endured all my pain so I don’t have to. I will not fear, for God is with me all the time. (Psalm 118:5-6, Hebrews 13:5-6)
I conquer and overcome self-harm through the love of Jesus. (Romans 8:37)
I am not unloved, God loves me with an unfailing, everlasting love and nothing can separate me from this love. (Psalm 136:26, Romans 8:38-39)
Sin has no vote in the way I conduct my life. Sin no longer reigns over me, I have the freedom of Christ. (Romans 6:6-18)
I am the Lord’s temple; for the Holy Spirit lives within me. I am sacred and not to be harmed. I take good care of my body, for it belongs to the Lord. (1 Corinthians 3:16-17, 1 Corinthians 6:18-20)
I do not abuse my own body, I do not have to kill pain with pain. I am kind to myself when I am upset and keep myself in great condition in order to serve God at my best. (Ephesians 5:29, Romans 12:1)
When I do something wrong, I do not have to punish myself [by self-harming], I acknowledge my faults to God, and rely on Christ’s sacrifice on the cross for my forgiveness. (Psalm 103:8-12, Hebrews 10:18, 1 John 1:9)
It doesn’t matter if I [or others] think I’m awful, I do not need to self harm because I am gorgeously, beautifully and wonderfully made by God who makes me holy each day. (Psalm 139:14, Leviticus 20:7-8)
I am made righteous by my acceptance of Jesus Christ. God has set things right and ensured that I can live in righteousness. (Romans 3:21-26)
I do not have to return to my old self or habits, for God has begun His work of salvation in me and will be faithful to complete it. (Philippians 1:6)
I am Christian, therefore I am Christlike. I walk in His likeness. This time, I’m not just “trying” to do better, I have become a new being through Christ Jesus. I have newness of life. The same life Christ had is within me, through the Holy Spirit, who teaches me to live in the same way that Christ did. Christ did not self-harm, and neither will I (Romans 6:3-14; 2 Corinthians 5:17)
In Jesus name, Amen.
***Hope you find these affirmations useful. Head over to the Biblical Affirmations page to learn about the benefits of biblical affirmations and the proper way to meditate upon the bible verses and declare these affirmations throughout the day.***