Are you feeling stressed and overwhelmed as a mom lately? Maybe you want to find comfort and guidance in your Bible but you don’t know where to look. That’s why we put together this collection of bible verses for the overwhelmed mom.
The reality is that we all get overwhelmed – especially these days. This motherhood thing is tough and we are all in it together, yet it’s easy to feel all alone. Trust us, there are so many other women in your shoes. Connect with other moms just like you in our Facebook group. It’s filled with moms seeking inspiration. Feel free to join, connect, ask questions and find support.
As a mom there are lots of ways to overcome the overwhelm and squeeze in our much needed self-care. Perhaps one of the simplest is spending time in God’s word. Be sure to read our post Finding Time for God When Raising Your Babies. One of the easiest things you can do is memorize, study and recite scripture.
The goal of memorizing God’s word is so that you have it and can recall it from memory in life’s most challenging moments. Here are some bible verses for the various ares of motherhood.
Some days it seems we may not be able to go on. These verses will remind you that the strength you need to navigate being a mom is not found in yourself. Thank goodness! What good news that we don’t have to do this all alone. We have a never-ending supply of strength that we can find in God. We only have to cry out and seek the strength that He freely offers to those who lean into Him.
And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.
Ephesians 6:10-12 (The Whole Armor of God)
the Lord shall renew their strength;
they shall mount up with wings like eagles;
they shall run and not be weary;
they shall walk and not faint
Ephesians 6:10-12 (The Whole Armor of God)
Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.
I can do all things through him who strengthens me.
Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
The Lord is my strength and my shield;
in him my heart trusts, and I am helped;
my heart exults,
and with my song I give thanks to him.
But Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”
Find Trust in God
Remember to trust in God and he will not leave you. Fear is the opposite of faith – so as you grow your faith and trust, you fear will diminish. It’s not an overnight process. Use these verses to help you navigate and hold fast to what is true and trust in God and his promises. His way may not always be the way you would choose or desire, but it is always the best way. Trust and let him guide you in your motherhood.
Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ
2 Corinthians 10:5
Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
and do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge him,
and he will make straight your paths.
Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord,
whose trust is the Lord.
He is like a tree planted by water,
that sends out its roots by the stream,
and does not fear when heat comes,
for its leaves remain green,
and is not anxious in the year of drought,
for it does not cease to bear fruit.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.
from the end of the earth I call to you
when my heart is faint.
Lead me to the rock
that is higher than I
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.
Hold on to true love
The world has a false idea of love, that isn’t really love at all. This can lead to misconceptions, misinterpretations, disappointment and a myriad of other negative emotions. So it’s important that we regularly remind ourselves of what love truly is, what it isn’t and the power it has in our lives. These verses can help.
There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.
1 John 4:18
Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
1 Corinthians 13:4-8
Let all that you do be done in love.
1 Corinthians 16:14
Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.
1 Peter 4:8
Remember the role God gave you…
In the hustle and bustle of motherhood it can be easy to forget what we are called to do. These scriptures can help to serve as reminders about WHAT, WHO, and WHY you’re doing this crazy motherhood thing. It isn’t for fame or for glory. It certainly isn’t because it’s the easy life. But rather, it’s a very special, and important role to play in God’s Kingdom and we are doing it for God’s glory, not ours. And these little lives are before you to shape, mold, and lead to Christ.
but Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.
Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord,
the fruit of the womb a reward.
Like arrows in the hand of a warrior
are the children[a] of one’s youth.
Blessed is the man
who fills his quiver with them!
He shall not be put to shame
when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.
Train up a child in the way he should go;
even when he is old he will not depart from it.