Just a couple years ago, I sat in the living room of our tiny home crying. I felt like such a failure as a mother. Circumstances had overcome me, and I had become so unhappy with life in general. With a two-year-old and a newborn, I felt as though there was something more that I could be doing. I wasn’t contributing enough, our finances weren’t right, and I was finished.
I’m pretty sure I told him that I was ready to give up, that I just couldn’t do anything right. I know I’m not the only one who’s been there before. I thought I needed some encouragement, but I really needed a swift kick in the pants.
Christopher reminded me of the great honor it was to be a mother, and how much more I should respect the position I held. How many mothers would love to be in my place, a stay-at-home mom pouring goodness and life into my own flesh and blood each day? He held me, he told me to get it together, and he encouraged me to push through. He brought up all the blessings we had and made me realize that this time won’t last forever.
Y’all, reprove and rebuke is needed, but sometimes we all need a little encouragement and a whole lot of love. That little spark of goodness broke me from being so selfish and hard on myself and gave me that push I needed to be stronger.
Which is why I want to share that little bit of uplifting with you today found through God’s word in these encouraging scriptures for mothers.
- And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord, And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour. For he hath regarded the low estate of his handmaiden: for, behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed. For he that is mighty hath done to me great things; and holy is his name. And his mercy is on them that fear him from generation to generation. Luke 1:46-50
I don’t know about you, but my heart dances around in my chest to hear Mary talk about how great God is. How good it is to hear another mother talk about the goodness of God. To share His blessings and His mercy. She even talks about how He regarded her when she was in a lowly place. I can lift my hand to that! When I feel lowly, He is my comfort and my strength!
- As one whom his mother comforteth, so will I comfort you; and ye shall be comforted in Jerusalem. Isaiah 66:13
Obviously, God sees the love that a mother brings. The bond that she shares with her children. God compares His love and comfort to that of a mother. Can you imagine how much God loves us? Just think, he regards mothers so highly to compare their compassion to His own.
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- Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies. The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil. She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life. She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands. She is like the merchants’ ships; she bringeth her food from afar. She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens. She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard. She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms. She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her candle goeth not out by night. She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff. She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy. She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet. She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple. Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land. She maketh fine linen, and selleth it; and delivereth girdles unto the merchant. Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come. She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness. She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness. Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her. Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all. Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised. Proverbs 31:10-30
- The Lord killeth, and maketh alive. 1 Samuel 2:6
- Train up a child in the ways he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6
These scriptures work hand-in-hand. The Lord gives life, which means that he gives the children of our womb. Then that isn’t all. He gives us the great duty of raising them. What an amazing honor it is to know that you’re raising the Lord’s children and having the promise that they won’t leave their raising.
Be encouraged mama, you’ve got one of the hardest, most sacred jobs there is. So stay on the path, even if you get a little car sick. Breathe, puke, and keep trucking on.
You’re creating, birthing, and raising tiny humans! Those same tiny humans will carry your legacy. They’ll remember how you poured into their lives and they will contribute to society on your behalf. This season is hard, and I don’t know all the answers, but we’ve got the roadmap.
What are your favorite encouraging scriptures for mothers?
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