Friday, November 4, 2022

5 Affirmations for When You Feel Defeated


By: Sarah Geringer

Right now, I'm struggling with feeling defeated after a long season of spiritual warfare and emotional upheaval. However, I'm fighting back with the truth of God's Word.

Here are five affirmations I'm using to replace my defeated thoughts, based on my book, Transforming Your Thought Life: Christian Meditation in Focus.

Are you feeling defeated today? Here's encouragement for you.

1. I am not defeated; I'm more than a conqueror through God's power.

No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.
Romans 8:37 NIV

2. When I feel weak and defeated, that's when God's power is perfected in 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 Cor. 12:9 NIV

3. Like Gideon, I may feel up against the odds. But God sees me as a mighty warrior.

When the angel of the Lord appeared to Gideon, he said, “The Lord is with you, mighty warrior.
Judges 6:12 NIV

4. When I feel downcast and defeated, God is my rescue.

When people are brought low and you say, ‘Lift them up!’
    then he will save the downcast.
Job 22:29 NIV

5. No matter who threatens my defeat, God is on my side.

If God is for us, who can be against us?
Rom. 8:31b NIV

I pray that if you are feeling defeated, this devotion encouraged you today. If you want me to pray for you, reach out to me HERE.

Want a free printable version of these affirmations? Visit this page for more info!

Blessings and God's peace to you,
Sarah Geringer 
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Reflection questions:

1. When has God delivered you from feelings of defeat in the past?
2. Which of these affirmations means the most to you now?
Please share your thoughts in the comments below.

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