God has called you to a tremendous purpose, Mama. And He doesn’t just leave you with no support.
His Word is living and active and able to strengthen and sustain us as weary moms. Taking a look at Scripture for moms and finding our strength in His Word will sustain us like no other.
If you are feeling weary, busy, burnt out, tired or if you are feeling empowered, excited and purposeful in your role as a mama, you need the Word of God!
Let’s spend some time there this morning and then look at further encouragement on how to get into His Word more and how to pray the Word over our day and our children.
Scripture for Moms for Strength and Encouragement
Bible Verses for Moms When Feeling Weary
Let’s not be weary in doing good, for we will reap in due season, if we don’t give up.
“Come to me, all you who labor and are heavily burdened, and I will give you rest.
Encouraging Scripture for Moms
My God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.
I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me.
Scripture for Moms to Find Purpose in Motherhood
And whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord, and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ.
These words, which I command you today, shall be on your heart; and you shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise up.
Scripture for Moms About Family and Home
Through wisdom a house is built; by understanding it is established; by knowledge the rooms are filled with all rare and beautiful treasure.
Unless the Lord builds the house, they who build it labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the watchman guards it in vain.
Every wise woman builds her house, but the foolish one tears it down with her own hands.
Better is a dry morsel with quietness, than a house full of feasting with strife.
Bible Verses About Mothers
Her children rise up and call her blessed. Her husband also praises her.
He will feed his flock like a shepherd. He will gather the lambs in his arm, and carry them in his bosom. He will gently lead those who have their young.
Scripture for Moms About Discipline
All chastening (discipline) seems for the present to be not joyous but grievous; yet afterward it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.
2 Timothy 3:16
Every Scripture is God-breathed and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for instruction in righteousness.
Correct your son, and he will give you peace; yes, he will bring delight to your soul.
Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.
Scripture for Moms About Parenting
Fathers, don’t provoke your children, so that they won’t be discouraged.
My son, listen to your father’s instruction, and don’t forsake your mother’s teaching: for they will be a garland to grace your head, and chains around your neck.
Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother,” which is the first commandment with a promise: “that it may be well with you, and you may live long on the earth.”
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Encouraging Scripture for Moms Going Back to Work
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and don’t lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.
Cause me to hear your loving kindness in the morning, for I trust in you. Cause me to know the way in which I should walk, for I lift up my soul to you.
Cast your burden on the Lord and he will sustain you. He will never allow the righteous to be moved.
Hopeful Scripture for Moms
Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope, in the power of the Holy Spirit.
Now to him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us.
Bible Verses for Mother’s Day
“Many women do noble things, but you excel them all.”
Behold, children are a heritage of the Lord. The fruit of the womb is his reward.
What Does Proverbs 31 Say About a Mother?
Proverbs 31 is a powerful depiction of a godly mother. We may look at this as a list of all the things we need to “do” but I would encourage you not to get overwhelmed!
In Christ, we can do all things. God will strengthen us and guide our steps.
I love reading through these verses and taking in what they have to say about my purpose as a mother.
- Trustworthy (Proverbs 31:11)
- Selfless (Proverbs 31:12)
- Hardworking (Proverbs 31:13-16)
- Strong (Proverbs 31:17)
- Wise (Proverbs 31:18&26)
- Humble (Proverbs 31:19)
- Generous (Proverbs 31:20)
- Peaceful (Proverbs 31:21&25)
- Beautiful (Proverbs 31:30)
And so much more. I would encourage you to read through Proverbs 31 and see the powerful purpose that God is calling you to in motherhood. And ask Him to grow these very things in you!
Prayer for Mothers
Lord, I thank you for my family. I thank you for my husband and my children.
I proclaim Your goodness and sovereignty over every area of our lives. Be with me as I seek to love my family well and mother as You have called me to.
I ask that You would nurture my children and grow them up to know You. I ask that You would draw their hearts to You in all things. Open my eyes to the gifts that You have given them and help me to nurture those.
I pray that You would cast out any of the attempts of the Enemy and that Your victory would be over and in us. Help me to promote unity and peace within our home.
Strengthen and sustain me each and every day. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
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How do you pray for encouragement in motherhood?
When you are looking for encouragement in motherhood, I would recommend finding Scriptures to pray. Find promises that are relevant and powerful to pray through.
There is powerful hope in Scripture. You can take a verse like Philippians 4:19 and pray it in this way:
Lord, God, I ask that You would supply every need of mine today, according to Your riches in glory in Christ Jesus. I proclaim that You will and praise You for this, today.
How do you pray for strength in motherhood?
Surrender your weakness! This is the number one thing we must do when we come before the Lord for strength.
We must recognize that we don’t have what it takes, but it is God through us that will provide, nurture our children, make our steps firm, and light our way.
I often put too much pressure on myself to do these things, but it is when I surrender my desires and my weaknesses that I can truly come to the Lord for strength.
Practical Ways to Spend Time in Scripture as Moms
It can be hard to spend time in God’s Word as a mom. From the moment you wake up, there are things to do. Diapers to change, tables to wipe, mouths to feed, drop-offs, discipline, playing, homework-helping, etc., etc.
But whether you are neck deep in the diaper days or busy driving kids to sports and activities, you are called to be in the Word. And you can make time for it.
Maybe it won’t be the thirty-minute, in-depth devotions that you did pre-kids, but just opening the Word can have a massive impact.
After having my second baby, my sleep-deprived mind had convinced me that if I didn’t have a lot of time, it wasn’t worth it.
I could try and read something encouraging on my phone or listen to worship music. But the Bible? No time for that…
Well, not long after I came across the verse
For the word of God is living and active, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and is able to discern the thoughts and intentions of the heart.
Not only was the Word of God meant to encourage and guide me, but it was living and active.
I told myself then that I would open my physical Bible every single day, even if it meant just reading one verse. That one verse would have the power of a two-edged sword.
Here are some practical ways to get into scripture as moms:
1. Open Your Bible – just that! Set it somewhere that makes it easy to open.
2. Get a Bible Reading Plan (like this one) – this helps you to know what to open to. It can be hard if you have no direction. What I love about reading plans is that you can take as little time or as much time as you have. You can simply read the verse and think about it throughout the day, or you can really dig in and read context and study it.
3. Find Someone to Read With – accountability is huge. If you can choose a book of the Bible to read through with a friend, this will definitely help!
4. Do It First Thing – maybe not as practical with a newborn, but once you can wake up early regularly, be sure to get up first thing and make time. Once the day begins, we all know how unpredictable it can be!
5. Get Off Your Phone – I definitely think apps and devotions have a place on your phone when you are on the go, or like previously mentioned, have a little baby, but it is so helpful to have an actual Bible before you. Your phone poses a much higher distraction than the Bible!