Without a doubt, being a mom has been one of my most challenging endeavors. I think most moms would agree to that statement. Being a mom requires sacrifice. It requires constantly putting the needs of a small human before your own. It requires carrying heavy burdens. And so much more. And I don’t know about you, but it’s easy for me to feel worn out and weary. Where is a mom to get encouragement to continue on?! Here are 5 Bible verses for encouragement for moms.
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Bible verses for encouragement for moms
This is probably one of the hardest for me to share, so I figured I would tackle it first. I went through a really hard time in 2017 and, to be blunt, I just felt abandoned. And then I felt guilty and ashamed for feeling abandoned, because I know God hasn’t abandoned me. This Psalm was shared with me at a women’s retreat in October and I felt immediate comfort from it.
- It was written by King David, who was described as a man after God’s own heart, so for him to feel like this too meant I was in good company.
- Did you see the ending?! I have no idea how much time lapsed between verse four and the two last verses, but that doesn’t matter to me. All that does matter is that it ends with my heart rejoicing.
It’s so common for moms to feel isolated or alone, and this verse gave me so much comfort.
Honestly, the entire book of Romans is nearly highlighted in my Bible, but especially Romans 12. That poor chapter is six different colors! But the first two verses speak heavily to me because my life was transformed by the renewal of my mind.
In my testimony, I speak about not being raised as a Christian. I had a lot of views and beliefs that didn’t align with God’s Word at the time I was saved nearly nine years years ago.
All because my mind has been renewed by the Holy Spirit.
And even now, as I face spiritual trial, this verse reminds me that I am always in a state of renewal. It’s so easy to let the trash of this world clog your mind. Concentrating on this verse helps me to re-focus.
Furthermore, this verse guides and directs me in raising my children.
Other than John 3:16, this is one of the first passages of Scripture I ever memorized. When I originally memorized it, it was during a very busy time in my life. I was working split shifts and going to school in between, so this verse refreshed my inner self, even though my outer self was dog-tired!
Now at 29 years old, as a stay at home mom with a four year old and one year old, I find comfort in this bible verse, especially verse 18. As a mom it is so easy to lose track of the big picture. Between wiping faces, picking up toys, and washing dishes, it’s easy for me to lose focus on the “unseen”.
I imagine I will find comfort in this bible verse through all my seasons of life.
End times prophecy is a part of the Bible I struggle with. I find it very hard to muddle through, but not this verse. This bible verse gets me excited!
I remember memorizing it for a Sunday school class and just feeling electric as I read it over and over.
When I start to lose sight of the “unseen”, this bible verse helps re-focus my vision. This is the “unseen” that the passage in 2 Corinthians references.
The book of James is another one that is almost entirely highlighted! The struggle to pick just one verse from it was real!
This bible verse made a deep impact on me shortly after I became a Christian. After becoming a Christian as an adult, you have to learn an entirely new way to live – from making big decisions to your everyday routines. This bible verse helps to guide me in my daily decisions.
This is not one of those instances that is left up to interpretation or personal conviction. Faith and deeds go hand in hand. Your fruit is how you show your faith.
And as a mom, it is my prayer that I live this out in my everyday life and decisions so that my little humans can learn it as well. I truly believe in being the literal hands and feet of Jesus. I believe in compassion, kindness, grace, gentleness, love, and self-control above all.
These five bible verses for encouragement have greatly impacted me in my short time as a Christian. And after becoming a mom, they help me muddle through the bad times, some help me live out my faith, and others help me keep my eyes on the big picture. Concentrating on these bible verses during tough seasons of motherhood have helped me to mature these last seven years. And reflecting on them to write this post was a very insightful experience!
What are some of your favorite bible verses for encouragement?
Updated January 2020