Moms worry and we worry well! Are there Bible verses about worrying in the Bible that we can use to fight worry? Maybe the better question is; is it productive? Certainly not. In fact, it can hinder us as moms. Sometimes it's easier to worry than to give our anxieties to the only one that can truly take them: Jesus.
How do we get through these stages of parenting worries? Through His word. The Bible! One of my favorite ways to combat worry is to look at and remember scripture about worry. The Bible has lots of examples of worrying people and worrying times. No worry is too small or insignificant.
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What Does the Bible Say about Worrying?
What is a good Bible verse for worrying? There are many scriptures about worrying, but maybe none so popular as Matthew 6:34. It encourages us that worrying about things out of control will do us no good. Instead, the Bible tells us to worry about what is right in front of us.
Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.Matthew 6:34 ESV
I recently heard of a lady who when she faced severe anxiety would visualize her worries and imagine herself laying them down in front of God. It was a way to picture and visualize the worries released. What a powerful practice!
Bible Verses about Worry for Moms
There are so many good Bible verses about worry. The Psalms are filled with verses about anxiety, but the rest of the Bible is also a wealth of knowledge. Worrying truly does us no good. It might at the time feel productive, we might take certain actions to remedy the situation we struggling with, and all of that could be productive for a time. However, at some point, we have to give our anxieties over to the only one that can do anything about them.
Christ has given us our children, our husbands, and our lives, and it is not up to us to white-knuckle our way through life. We are not in control. The God of the universe is. He knows every hair on our heads and clothes us more brilliantly than the birds in the field.
But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?Matthew 6:40
Let's look together at 10 bible verses about worrying for moms and see lessons we can take from them.
Bible Verses about Worrying During Troubling Times
You came near when I called on you; you said, ‘Do not fear!’Lamentations 3:57 (ESV)
This verse comes from a chapter entitled ‘Great is your faithfulness. Some bible teachers say that this chapter personifies the people of Jerusalem who were in trouble, feeling hopeless, and suffering greatly. It is such a lovely reminder that he comes ‘near’ to you, you can ‘call on him’ anything and we should not ‘fearful’ in the difficult times in our mommy journey.
Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.Isaiah 41:10
‘Dismayed’ is just another word for concern or distress! The people of Israel were experiencing crazy and distressing times. They had found themselves in an unusual land in the chapter of this verse and they called out to God. Are you a new Mommy? Or in a different, unusual, and hard season in Motherhood? The Israelites were strengthened by the grace of God and so shall He do the same for you! Oh, and did you notice that both verses say, ‘fear not’!
When the cares of my heart are many, your consolations cheer my soul.Psalm 94:19 (ESV)
The chapter of this verse is entitled ‘The Lord will not forsake his people and this is true. This is amazing to know that God doesn’t leave us in our time of need but comforts us. He is closer to you and wants to help you.
He said, “But I will be with you, and this shall be the sign for you, that I have sent you: when you have brought the people out of Egypt, you shall serve God on this mountain.”Exodus 3:12
God gave Moses this great responsibility to deliver for the people of Israel out of years of bondage in Egypt. God has given us this great and challenging gift of Motherhood and like Moses; He will be with us!
Bible Verses about Worrying over Past Mistakes
Fear not, for you will not be ashamed; be not confounded, for you will not be disgraced; for you will forget the shame of your youth, and the reproach of your widowhood you will remember no more.Isaiah 54:4
Don’t be ashamed of any past mistakes. We are not perfect and make mistakes every day! We have a God much bigger than our mistakes and imperfections. He can use our mistakes for His greater purpose.
And he said to his disciples, “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat, nor about your body, what you will put on.Luke 12:22
This is a wonderful reminder that God will take care of our and your family’s needs. Especially during seasons of unknowns, it is easy to worry about our future. Will I have a job? Are our finances secure? What will three months from now look like? We don't know the answers to these questions, but God does, and He calls us to put asides our worries.
Bible Verses About Worrying that Leads to Anxiety
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.Philippians 4:6-7
This is one of my favorite Bible verses about worrying because it reminds us that prayer and thanksgiving are such an important part of giving our anxieties over to God.
It would be hard to look at bible verses about worrying without touching on the popular story of Martha and her Sister Mary. Martha was concerned about preparing for Jesus and Mary was concerned about just being at Jesus’s feet listening to Him. Even in the busyness of your day take quiet time out. Even it means hiding in the toilet for five minutes to read your bible or pray. Desperate times call for desperate measures. You can't do it on your own; so, let make it our goal to be at the feet of Jesus every day.
“Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things.Luke 10:41
God loves you! He wants to be involved in every worry that comes up in your heart. Give it to Him so that worry doesn’t hinder the beautiful things the Lord would do through you!
Bible Verses about Worrying about your Child
Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.1 Peter 5:7
Pray honestly about everything that is worrying you or is making you anxious. Simple prays are still heard by God.
“God take this anxiety away from my heart”
“Help me to be a good Mom to my child/children.”
Be persistent and grateful for every blessing. “Thank you, Lord, for the perfect peace you have given me”.
Find bible verses about worry and anxiety, look at biblical characters that struggled with worry and anxiety. Then, focus your mind on these things the verse speaks about below:
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honourable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.Philippians 4:8
Pour over scriptures when you are in a season of angst or worry. Let God's word be your guide. One helpful way to do this is to fill your phone with bible verses about worrying. Look at these bible verses about worry and anxiety and memorize them. Use these bible verse phone wallpapers to memorize scripture every time you turn your phone on. It's a great way to see helpful scripture multiple times a day.
Give God your worries Mama!
We serve a good God that helps us in our weakness. He never leaves us nor forsakes us (Hebrews 13:5). Look to Him for he will carry you and sustain you during both the hard times and the good times. Here are three points to remember from our journey with bible verses about worrying.
- Be specific with the Lord about every fear or worry you have.
- Pray daily for strength, peace, help, and wisdom
- Focus your mind on these scriptures, lovely thoughts, and the little things that you are grateful to God for!
A Little more about Kelechi
Kelechi is a mother, and advocate, and is passionate about supporting women to find healing after traumatic life experiences.
She uses her experience as a Nurse, Public Health specialist, Children Safeguarding Advisor and trainer to support Women to find hope through Jesus Christ
Kelechi is the creator of Her Rejected Truth blog, a Women's Bible Study group in the UK called 'Ekklesia Women's Study and she organizes regular Women's social events called 'Pop Up Ladies socials'