Motherhood is an emotional, joyous, hectic, beautiful journey. At times we may feel we have it all together; other times, we don’t think we are living up to expectations. For those moments of doubt God has encouragement to offer. I’ve listed 7 verses to lean on when life becomes difficult!
Let me know what verses you would add in the comments! I’d love to read them.
When you feel like their problem is just too great and you can’t offer any comfort, tell yourself this: “As one whom his mother comforts, so I will comfort you.” – Isaiah 66:13 God felt the love and comfort only a mother can provide was so healing he compared His love and ability to comfort to ours.
When you start to feel burdened down by the responsibilities of motherhood remember this: “Children are God’s love-gift; they are heaven’s generous reward.” – Psalm 127:3. They are a gift, even when they scream, argue, disobey, or draw on your new dress.
When the lessons you teach seem to fall on deaf ears read this: “Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.” – Proverbs 22:6 They know the truth, even if they ignore it for a season. They will come back as long as you teach them.
When you feel absolutely exhausted repeat this: “My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.” –Psalms 73:26. He will be your strength when you can’t keep going.
When you are fearful of letting them grow and become independent calm yourself with this: “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, even though the earth be removed”– Psalms 46:1,2. He made you this promise, it applies to your children as well. He will be with them.
When money is tight and you don’t see how things will get paid know this: “And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” – Philippians 4:19. He doesn’t promise luxury, but He will provide what you need.
When you’re angry make this your mantra: “A hot-tempered person stirs up conflict, but the one who is patient calms a quarrel.” – Proverbs 15:18. You can fix more with a calm attitude than breaking a child’s spirit with your angry words.