It’s been a tough day, mom. From your kids’ constant bickering to all those errands you ran today, you are completely exhausted and worn out.
I get it, and I want to offer you some real encouragement!
Here are 8 Bible verses for moms who need joy, hope and strength to get through the tough mothering days.
Thankfully, we don’t have to go on this mothering journey alone! God promises to be with us, and He’s especially close in these moments when we moms need encouragement and truth.
Grab a steaming cup of tea or coffee and let these encouraging Bible verses for moms bring your soul joy and restoration!
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1. God wants to encourage you as he leads you each day.
“He will feed his flock like a shepherd. He will carry the lambs in his arms, holding them close to his heart. He will gently lead the mother sheep with their young.” Isaiah 40:11
I love this picture of how God wants to encourage us moms by gently leading us. I love thinking about how I’m a “mother sheep with young” and how God understands exactly what that means (and how it’s not easy to be a mom!).
We all need encouragement from Bible verses to know that God walks with us through motherhood.
2. Mom, your work to encourage your kids is making a difference.
“The sayings of King Lemuel contain this message, which his mother taught him.” Proverbs 31:1
Proverbs 31 is the famous Bible chapter where the “ideal” woman is portrayed. How poignant that God begins this wisdom-filled chapter with a simple reminder of the importance of mothers.
What a difference we moms are making each day, even when we can’t see it! Let this encouraging Bible verse bring you joy today.
3. We moms have the gift of God’s presence to bring us joy and encouragement.
“You have endowed him with eternal blessings and given him the joy of your presence.” Psalm 21:6
Mom, even when life is hard and God’s plan seems especially challenging, understand that his loving spirit is always with you. Look for those miraculous moments of joy when you can see His presence working in your life–and celebrate them.
This is an encouraging Bible verse for moms to memorize, especially on the tough days when you need to know that the joy of the Lord is with you.
4. Mom, trust God to work behind the scenes on the tough mothering days.
“The Lord is my strength and shield. I trust him with all my heart. He helps me, and my heart is filled with joy. I burst out in songs of thanksgiving.” Psalm 28:7
There are many days as a mom where I don’t understand the big picture. Why did my child act like that? Why isn’t he understanding the lesson that I’m trying to teach him? Why is God continuing to allow this behavior to happen?
And yet, this encouraging Bible verse reminds me that when I set my mind on heavenly plans (that I can trust that God is working out for my good), then I can choose joy, even when my emotions say otherwise.
Bible verses for moms like these keep us going on the tough days!
5. You can be confident and find lasting joy in His plans, mom.
“Those who look to him for help will be radiant with joy; no shadow of shame will darken their faces.” Psalm 34:5
This Bible verse reminds us to look to God for help and to confidently choose to follow His great plans.
The great thing about trusting God is that encouraging Bible verses like these remind us that we won’t ever be ashamed doing what He tells us to do. We don’t have to second guess God’s guidance.
7. Rest in the truth, mom, that God is your helper and will bring you joy even in the trials.
“Because you are my helper, I sing for joy in the shadow of your wings.” Psalm 63:7
Mom, God wants to help you on these hard mothering days. Bible verses like this one are great for moms because they remind us that, like a baby bird hiding under its mother’s wings, we can hide under God’s protective “wings” until the storm passes.
This encouraging Bible verse allows moms like us to trust Him more and find joy during trials (whether a trial is a difficult mothering day or a long season of challenges).
8. No matter the circumstances, God promises to bring good from the most difficult situations.
“Those who plant in tears will harvest with shouts of joy.” Psalm 126:5
The hardest part about being in a difficult situation is that we often can’t see the full picture of what’s going on. Through the pain and tears, we ask “Why, God?”
As moms, we must cling to Bible verses about joy like these because they are promises from our loving Father. He takes our daily mothering trials and, in His time, allows great beauty to burst forth.
It doesn’t mean that the tough mothering days are easy (or will ever stop happening!) but it gives us great hope and perspective.
3 Ways Moms Can Find More Encouragement from Bible Verses
1. Learn an easy but powerful method for daily Bible study.
Would you like to learn my method for studying Bible verses (so that you can get the most encouragement out of these Bible verses as possible)? It’s perfect for adults or kids who want to grow deeper in their relationship with God.
Go here to learn the 5Rs Bible Study Method™ so that you can be encouraged by these Bible verses for moms as much as possible.
Or better yet, watch this video below to watch me teach the 5Rs Bible Study Method step by step!
2. Get a good-quality study Bible in a Bible version that makes sense to you.
Sometimes you won’t have a list of Bible verses about joy handy or you’re looking for a new way that God can offer hope, joy or peace about something challenging in your life.
That’s why I highly recommend that any mom who wants to grow deeper with God has access to a study Bible. Here are three that I’d recommend (choose your favorite Bible version):
Study Bibles not only contain the complete biblical text but also powerful Bible learning tools such as cross-references (lists in the margins of other Bible verses that relate to a given verse) and a concordance (a dictionary-style list of Bible verses in the back of the Bible that are organized by topic and/or word).
So for example, if you wanted to look up more Bible verses about joy, you could search for “joy” in your concordance and you’d find a list of dozens of applicable Bible verses.
3. Keep a Bible study journal to write down your Bible verses as you learn them.
I have been keeping a Bible study journal for over 20 years now, and let me tell you, it is the number one way that I feel God’s encouragement and hear His voice.
By writing down Bible verses about encouragement (especially Bible verses for moms) in a journal, I not only have a written record of what I’m learning each day (and a place to go through the 5Rs Bible Study Method™ on a verse), but I have a list of Bible verses that I can look at when I’m having a tough mothering day.
Here are some of my favorite blank journals perfect for writing down your favorite Bible verses for moms. Which one would you love to write in?
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