It’s hard being a mom. We try to do everything for everyone, but sometimes we are too stressed out, forget about taking care of ourselves or have lost our way. Encouragement should be given to all moms, every day because encouragement is the best medicine for stress! Trust me, encouragement can work wonders on anyone’s mood and stress level.
The Bible has some great encouragement bible verses that can help give any mom encouragement in this world of stress. But so do compliments, so make sure to tell her just how much she is appreciated. Read through these 20 bible verses, you might find one that applies specifically to your situation and needs more than anything else right now.
An encouraging bible verse can be found in Psalms, “The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still.” This encouraging bible verse teaches a valuable lesson of letting God fight our battles and just being still. For me, being still part is the hardest part. Anyone else?
Encouraging Quotes for Moms
Even though this post is about encouragement for stressed-out moms, remember that being a mom is one of life’s biggest gifts. Hopefully, these quotes about being a mother can give you a little smile.
“I never lost a minute of sleep over my kids getting what they deserved, because I always knew I was giving them all I could.“-Coco Chanel
“Being a mom has made me so tired. And so happy.” – Tina Fey
“Being a Mother means that your heart is no longer yours: it wanders wherever your children do.” – George Bernard Shaw
“There’s no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one.” – Jill Churchill
“Having children is my greatest achievement. It was my saviour. It switched my focus from the outside to the inside. My children are gifts, they remind me of what’s important.” – Elle Macpherson
Encouragement Bible Verses for the Overwhelmed Mom
Moms can do a million things in a day and still have their hair perfectly in place. But that doesn’t mean a bowl of spilled milk isn’t going to make us break. Motherhood can be a beautiful thing but it can be so much that we get overwhelmed too. Here are 5 bible verses for overwhelmed mothers.
“From the end of the earth I will cry to You when my heart is overwhelmed; Lead me to the rock that is higher than I.” – Psalm 61:2 NASB
“But now thus says the Lord, He who created you, O Jacob, And He who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; You are Mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, Nor shall the flame scorch you. For I am the Lord your God, The Holy One of Israel, your Savior.” – Isaiah 43:1-2 NASB
“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.” – Philippians 4:6 NASB
“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 NASB
“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 NASB
Encouraging Verses for Moms Lost Or Lonely
Sometimes as we become a mom so involved with those in our lives we get lost in the role and forget about who we are, or we feel lonely because of the constant running around and when we stop we notice no familiar faces. Go to the word when you feel lost or all alone.
“Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” So we may boldly say: “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear. What can man do to me?” – Hebrews 13:5-6 NASB
“And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” – Philippians 4:19 NASB
“Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me His own. Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” – Philippians 3:12-14
“May the Lord make your love increase and overflow for each other and for everyone else, just as ours does for you.”
-1 Thessalonians 3:12
“Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you!” – Isaiah 49:15
Scripture to Remind Moms to Trust God
“The Lord is my strength and my shield; My heart trusts in Him, and I am helped. So my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to Him.” – Psalms 28:7
“It is the Lord who has done this,” Hannah replied. “In the same way I have been so bold as to speak to you, because I was with child and my life was in danger. Now therefore, why do you ask me questions? For God has brought me peace since I answered Him that I am not guilty of adultery.” – 1 Samuel 1:26-28
“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.” – Psalm 46:1 NASB
Get encouragement from others
Joining a support group or mommy groups can definitely help when needing to make friends, but it can also help when you have those million questions that go through
“Therefore encourage one another and build up one another, just as you are doing.” – 1 Thessalonians 4:18
Bible Scriptures for Moms about Trusting Themselves because God Has Done Just That
Many times moms wonder if what they are doing is right. What if I ruin my child, should I have told them this instead of that, etc. Give yourself a BREAK! Read these words and let them really sink in. God, trusted you with these littles, he gifted you a special gift for a reason. Remember he formed you and them, he’s got them too. Don’t stress over ruining your children, God is there too and he is helping along the way. You just need to step back sometimes and remember that.
“Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, The fruit of the womb is a reward.” – Psalm 127:3
“Train up a child in the way he should go, Even when he is old he will not depart from it.” – Proverbs 22:6
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you.” – Jeremiah 1:5
“Being confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.” – Philippians 1:6
“But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him.” – James 1:5
Spend time with God and Pray for Encouragement
Make time for God and go to him with your questions, open the bible and begin to read. When you feel nervous, stressed out and unsure life can beat you down. But turn to God for encouragement and let him help repair your mind and soul.
God blesses those who seek his face and he provides encouragement, strength, and protection for all who ask him. Make a spot in your house where you can just go to God, read your bible, and spend time bible journaling. I highly recommend listening to praise and worship music or Christian Podcasts throughout the day.
Self-care for Moms
Taking care of yourself is an essential part of being a mom. Whenever I feel like I can’t tackle one more thing, I take some time to decompress. There are so many things that moms do every day for their kids. It’s important to take time out of each day to provide relief for themselves as well. Here are 24 ways to have self-care for moms.
For myself, it is laying on the couch watching a movie on Pureflix or a Christmas movie (yes I’m one of those). Otherwise, for me, it is relaxing in a hot bubble bath with low music playing in the background and no kids knocking on the door. (in younger years that was a bit harder to find) God never told us to do it on our own, in fact he tells us to fellowship.
If you’re feeling really stressed out, don’t hesitate to talk with someone about what’s going on. I always heard talk to someone but in my deepest, darkest times I never did and I should have. Talking to your spouse, friends, counselors or groups can really help out. My women’s church group will even help out with meals for moms that are too stressed out, sick, etc.
The bottom line is if you aren’t taking care of yourself you can burn out, get sick and not be able to be that mom you want to be for your family. Take care of yourself by eating well, exercising, getting enough sleep, and spending time with friends or family outside the home as often as possible.
- “Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself, for God bought you with a high price. So you must honor God with your body.” – 1 Corinthians 6:19-20
- “As a mother comforts her child, so will I comfort you.” Isaiah 66:13
- “I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” – John 16:33
Encouragement should be given to all moms because of the stress they go through on a daily basis. It can be hard trying to keep everyone organized and on a schedule, worrying about their health and safety while at school or home, making sure everything is done around the house, etc. Hey ya’ll, we only pretend we are perfect but deep down we stress over everything because we know we aren’t. We just won’t tell you that.