Today I’m sharing a collection of powerful Bible verses that have encouraged me in 28 years of being a mom. Being a mom takes commitment, hard work, and plenty of love. A gift idea for Mother’s Day is to print the free downloadable list to pray for and encourage the moms of all ages in your life. Tuck this list into a card or gift and bless moms with the gift of encouragement this Mother’s Day or any day when they need it most.
The Joy and Challenge Challenge of Motherhood
My first day of being a mom didn’t go well.
His words were a needed boost of confidence and encouragement I needed.
Mom’s Need Encouragement
Mom’s need encouragement when we worry. . .
- the baby will never sleep through the night
the toddler will never potty train
the siblings will never stop squabbling
the frustrated child will never learn patience and self-control
- the disorganized student will never submit assignments on time
the disobedient kid will never obey
the antagonistic teen will never make better choices
- the prodigal will never turn to God
Encouragement for a Mother’s Heart
You don’t have to be Super Mom.
God’s Encouraging Words for Moms
Prayer and scripture are a powerful source of strength, help, and encouragement.
Here are a selection of verses that God encourage and deepen my faith when parenting is hard. One by one, the God has spoken these strengthening words to my heart when I needed it most.
Though I didn’t hear God speak aloud, the Holy Spirit drew my attention to a specific Bible verses. It made all the difference. It still does! Though I am now an empty-nester, I will never age out of a need for encouragement when my kids face difficult times!
10 Bible Verses to Encourage Moms When You Need it Most
Encouragement when you struggle to trust God:
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 your paths straight. –Proverbs 3:5-6
Encouragement when you are overwhelmed:
“Do not fear, for I have redeemed you;
I have called you by name; you are Mine!
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;
And through the rivers, they will not overflow you.
When you walk through the fire, you will not be scorched,
Nor will the flame burn you.
For I am the Lord your God,
The Holy One of Israel, your Savior . . . –Isaiah 43:1-3
Encouragement when you need peace:
The steadfast of mind You will keep in perfect peace,
Because he trusts in You. –Isaiah 26:3
Encouragement when you feel alone and need help:
For He Himself has said, “I will never desert you, nor will I ever abandon you,” so that we confidently say, “The Lord is my helper, I will not be afraid.
What will man do to me?” –Hebrews 13:5-6
Encouragement when you need a fresh start:
The Lord’s acts of mercy indeed do not end,
For His compassions do not fail.
They are new every morning;
Great is Your faithfulness. –Lamentations 3:22-23
Encouragement when you need confidence:
For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work among you will complete it by the day of Christ Jesus. –Philippians 1:6
Encouragement when you need more love to give:
And may the Lord cause you to increase and overflow in love for one another. . . –1 Thessalonians 3:12
Encouragement when you’re not sure what to pray:
Now in the same way the Spirit also helps our weakness; for we do not know what to pray for as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words; and He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He intercedes for the saints according to the will of God. –Romans 8:26
Encouragement when you worry:
And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. –Romans 8:28
Encouragement when you need to keep going:
Not that I have already grasped it all or have already become perfect, but I press on if I may also take hold of that or which I was even taken hold of by Christ Jesus. Brothers and sisters, I do not regard myself as having taken hold of it yet; but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. –Philippians 3:12-14
A Personal Mother’s Day Gift Idea to Encourage the Moms in Your Life
Print this list to tell yourself the Truth, believe the Truth, and pray the Truth to encourage your heart today. Click here or on the image below for a printable version of these verses to tuck into a Mother’s Day card or pray for the moms in your life. Words of encouragement for moms are meaningful.
Enjoy my gift and my Happy Mother’s Day wishes to you, no email needed! Use this list for a fun Mother’s Day craft idea. Write or paste each verse on an index card and decorate with markers, crayons, or stickers. Add more index cards with personal affirmations and expressions of love for mom to make a meaningful Mother’s Day gift she won’t forget! Tie them up with a bow and a tag that reads: Mom’s Encouragement Kit.
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