Reprove and rebuke is so good, but sometimes we all need a little encouragement, take these Scriptures for Mothers and hold to them.

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Just a couple of 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 my husband 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, and these encouraging scriptures for mothers came from that.

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Thankfully, my husband 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.

These scriptures for mamas help to encourage you in your spiritual walk and aid you into a life of hope in Christ! I’m so excited to share them with you.

Encouraging Scriptures for Mothers

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When we are discouraged, God’s Word is there waiting to breathe life into our souls. What a comfort we find between the covers of this book. The introduction to this post was originally written in March of 2017. These encouraging Bible verses for mothers helped me through those rough years of being a new mom! 

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 own love and comfort to that of a mother. Wow!

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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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

I thought about just quoting the whole chapter of Proverbs 31 because it’s just that good.

This mama, Oh what a joy it must have been to be so highly respected! The Proverbs 31 woman is one we can all look up to. 

As one whom his mother comforteth, so will I comfort you; and ye shall be comforted in Jerusalem. Isaiah 66:13

Again here, the Lord is comparing His own comfort to that of a mother’s. It’s funny how we, as humans, need that comparison, but amazing how the Lord knew we needed that analogy.

Imagine, the Lord regarding the mother’s comfort, the mother’s compassion, so much that He compares His own aid to it.

Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is his reward. Psalm 127:3

Encouraging Scriptures for Mothers - The Fervent Mama: These encouraging scriptures for mamas, plus a free 5-page scripture printable, are great ways to keep yourself uplifted in Christ and your mind on Him! Changing your perspective is easy with the help of the Lord! Encouraging Bible Verses for Mamas text overlay.

Sometimes, it feels like we are working so hard and profiting very little. Parenting is a long haul, yet it will be over in the blink of an eye. Here in the Psalms, the Lord is giving us so much hope in knowing that there is more.

What a reward these children are! What happiness they bring! And when we are gone, our traditions and memories are shared through the ages.

Train up a child in the ways he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6

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.

Get this FREE Scriptures for Encouraging Moms printable for daily encouragement! 

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.

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What are your favorite encouraging scriptures for mothers?

UPDATE: It’s April 2020, and we’re now at a total of FOUR kiddos. That little house we were raising littles in was sold and we now live on my dream piece of property. Last year, we purchased 17 acres and our new home is more than double what we had.

We are crafting our own farmstead and gosh God is so good to us! My once “little” blog is now something amazing and ever-growing. We’re homeschooling and choosing Christ to lead us day after day.

The days are so short, mama. Be encouraged in the Lord. Count on those blessings!

I can tell you that those things that once seemed so hard will never amount to the greatness of what God has prepared.

We still have battles, but what a shift in the foundations it is when we choose our perspective!

 
 
 
 
 
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It takes virtually no effort to mind your own business. I’m a stay at home mom of four kids and a homeschooler. I cook all of our meals- including making our own baby food. We live outside of town and I try to shop for the month so I don’t have to make multiple trips. Except with whats going on in our world, we haven’t gotten groceries for weeks. Because my husband is essential so he’s still working. And you can’t take 4 kids in a grocery store right now. And I had no other options. Grocery pickup is 1 week out for all the stores in a 30 minute radius. Instacart couldn’t deliver for another 4 days. The little I could get when our town was on limit didn’t last our 6 person family very long. We were getting desperate. So dad watched the kids and I ran to the store to get our regular groceries. I DID NOT stock up. I just got what I could of our regular groceries. Then I waited nearly 40 minutes in line to check out. Only to have a man say “that sure is a lot of groceries in that cart” and another man say “it’s people like that who make it bad on the rest of us”. They didn’t know that I have four kids, I cook all of our meals, and we haven’t gotten groceries since the beginning of March. Thankfully, I got to come home and love on these babies of mine, pick some fresh blackberries on our sweet little homestead, and just take in how good Jesus is. But friends, the moral of the story? Be nice. You don’t know what other people are going through and you don’t know everyone’s story. Right now is the time to make your words count. Make your actions meaningful. I know we’re all struggling- but it takes virtually no effort to mind your own business. And if you just can’t, maybe put those efforts into doing something nice for someone. #mindyabusiness #bigfamilyproblems #bekindtoothers #myrealmamalife

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2 Comments

  1. I felt the same way when I had a baby and I thought I could do more to bring in some money to pay off debt. It was such a stressful time and God closed the door to me working, which I am grateful for now, because God provided extra money…more than I could have made.

  2. Proverbs 22:6 was my grandma’s favorite verse…I hold that verse tightly now that I am a parent. 🙂

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