Moms have a hard job! But God knows us and can relate to every endeavor we face. Moms can look at the scriptures and see victory in pursuing godliness amidst the struggles of this world. Be encouraged by these Bible verses for moms!
Just this morning my middle child came marching out of his bedroom at 5:15 am, he had his little stuffed animal Easter bunnies, his water bottle, and a purposeful step, which much to my dismay echoed through the house. “Morning mama, hold me!” I scooped my little three-year-old into my arms and he whispered, “Mama, you are my bestest friend.” Although my work time had been interrupted, this was my next right thing. We as mothers have a hard job, but if we have been called to motherhood, then we shall be equipped for the task. God has given these little ones to you and you have all you need to parent them well.
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What does God say about mothers?
In the book of Isaiah 66:13, the bible says:
“As a mother comforts her child, so will I comfort you; and you will be comforted over Jerusalem.”Isaiah 66:13 NIV
Comfort is defined by the dictionary as a state of physical ease and freedom from pain or constraint.
Sometimes we may feel tired, overwhelmed, or exhausted. In times like this, God is reminding us that we are not alone as he is always there to comfort us. He is a present help in times of need.
There is no formula in the Bible from God on how to be a good mom. There really aren’t even many Bible verses for moms that specifically address motherhood. However, there are plenty of verses that give us a general idea of what God expects of us as mothers. Take for example Proverbs 1:8-9.
Hear, my son, your father’s instruction,Proverbs 1:8-9 ESV
and forsake not your mother’s teaching,
for they are a graceful garland for your head
and pendants for your neck.
Are you showing your children an attitude that would be a graceful garland? What about these verses in Proverbs? We certainly are not perfect mothers, but these Bible verses for moms can be an encouragement and blessing in directing us to be better and more Biblical moms.
Her children rise up and call her blessed;Proverbs 31:28-31 ESV
her husband also, and he praises her:
“Many women have done excellently,
but you surpass them all.”
Will your children someday call you blessed? As mothers, we are to be living examples of Christ to our children. We will not always succeed. In fact, we will fail a lot. God’s grace is enough as we prayerfully attempt to be a godly mother in an ungodly world.
As you read these, consider grabbing these Bible verses for moms’ printable memorization cards. They are completely free, all you need to do is click on the image or button below. There is also a version of these in the bible verse phone wallpapers vault.
15 Encouraging Bible Verses for Moms
Although these Bible verses for moms are geared toward mamas, that does not mean that they do not apply to a general audience as well. The Bible is filled to the brim with encouraging scriptures. There are many encouraging scriptures for moms. Open your bible and see that God has given us refreshments for each season of life in our motherhood journey.
Motherhood is a calling and also a blessing to us but it comes with its own challenges. Whenever you feel discouraged as a mom always look up to God and his scripture. These encouraging Bible verses for moms can be used to remind us of his provision. We must strive to be fully yielded to Him, we must invite Him to be Lord over our homes, we should seek Him in prayer, listen to His instructions and obey Him.
One of the ways God speaks to us is through his word. The word of God is active and powerful, it is a comforting medication for a disturbed heart. Just like we feed, instruct, train, care for, and nurture our children, the word of God helps shape our lives to be good examples to our precious children. These Bible verses for moms are a way to soak in his precious word and apply it to our mothering.
Her children rise up and call her blessed
her husband also, and he praises her:Proverbs 31:28-30 ESV
“Many women have done excellently,
but you surpass them all.”
Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain,
but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.
Hey Mom! You are exceptional. Your children are blessed to have you. Whether you are a stay-at-home mom, a career/businesswoman or you juggle the two. Well, done. Continue to fear and honor God, it’s a secret recipe! Your children in return will respect you.
1 Samuel 1:27-28
For this child I prayed, and the Lord has granted me my petition that I made to him. Therefore I have lent him to the Lord. As long as he lives, he is lent to the Lord.” And he worshiped the Lord there.1 Samuel 1:27-28 NIV
Remember you prayed for children; the Lord honored your request by granting you these children. It is a testimony and an assurance that God is good. Continue to be a praying woman. Dedicate your children to God, and constantly remind yourself that although you love your children immensely, your Father in heaven loves them even more.
You are not alone mama, even in your struggle, God is still there with you ready to guide you.
Train up a child in the way he should go;Proverbs 22:6
even when he is old he will not depart from it.
Let your teachings be based on the word of God. Let your children’s foundation be rooted in Jesus, that way you are securing their future in Christ. We cannot be their salvation and we cannot save our children by ‘beating them over the head with scripture,’ but we can encourage and direct their affections. One place to start with little ones is by reading the Bible to them daily. I have an entire vault filled with fun Bible printables and activities for parents to do with their children.
Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord,Psalms 127:3-5
the fruit of the womb a reward.
Like arrows in the hand of a warrior
are the childrena] of one’s youth.
Blessed is the man
who fills his quiver with them!
He shall not be put to shame
when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.
Always remember that your children are a gift from God to you. Raising them is a sacred responsibility. Will they annoy you sometimes? Oh yes! When next you feel frustrated remember you are raising God’s heritage! We must depend on God to guide us in dealing with our children. I like to tell myself that motherhood is both messy and beautiful. As we learn to embrace both aspects of motherhood and parenting we will learn to lean more into our Savior Jesus. In that, we will find true blessings.
Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.Deuteronomy 31:6 ESV
The Lord is with you in your journey of motherhood, there are a lot of things going on in the world. Do you sometimes worry about doing things right? About your children’s safety outside the home? Their attitudes? About the future? The list is endless…Relax! Don’t fret! Talk to God about it! He will not fail you.
2 Corinthians 12:9
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.2 Corinthains 12:9
We all have a weakness; it is important to acknowledge that state and seek God for strength. Humble yourself before Christ, he will manifest his power in your home in the midst of your weaknesses.
Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.Matthew 11:28
This is an open invitation to know Jesus, knowing Jesus will give you peace. True Joy in motherhood and other facets of our lives can only be found in him. These Bible verses for moms are evidence that God truly loves us and wants joy in our lives.
For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.Hebrews 12:11 ESV
Discipline your child when necessary, following the leading of the Holy Spirit. Study your child and employ a method that works, a discipline measure that works for child A might not work for child B. Prayerfully explore resources and be careful to know where to draw the line (Discipline is different from child abuse).
Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.Colossians 4:6 NIV
When conversing with your children, always remember this Scripture. That way only edifying speech will come out of your mouth. I have been reminded of this verse time and time again when my children become repeating parrots of a phrase or statement that I would not want them to say, but I realize that they learned it from me! These moments of learning self-control are simply a part of
Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.James 1:17 NIV
This is another reminder that every child is a good and perfect gift from God. Focus on your child’s strength. Avoid comparing your children’s abilities, every child is unique.
Unless the Lord builds the house,Psalms 127:1
the builders labor in vain.
Unless the Lord watches over the city,
the guards stand watch in vain.
Mothers this is another reminder that only God can help in building our children. Seek God, Submit to him. I love that this verse points us to the fact that when we submit to God, He will build our home. In fact, that verse is what the entire “Cultivating a Healing Home” devotional is based on. We can create a healing home as we are submitting to God’s authority in our lives. As you consider these encouraging scriptures for moms, grab this devotion to accompany your motherhood journey.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.Galatians 5:22-23
Let the fruits of the spirit be evident in our lives in relating with our children! That way we are setting good examples. I admit that I don’t always live out the fruits of the spirit in the way that I want to. Love, joy, peace, patience, goodness, kindness, gentleness, and self-control do not come easy to me. I always am encouraged by Mark 9:24, where the man cries out to Jesus, “Help my unbelief.” I love the example that this sets us to cry out to Jesus amidst our weakness.
And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.Philippians 4:19
This is a reminder that God can meet all our needs! (Physical, spiritual, mental, and financial needs). The earth is the Lord’s and its fullness thereof. He created us all, he gave us these children and knows all that is needed to successfully raise them. Seek God earnestly! He will give you the wisdom you need! He will reveal the plans he has for your child(ren)!
Walking in alignment with God and his plans for our children eases all the stress. These verses for moms can be a reminder to walk in alignment with God.
Can a woman forget her nursing child,
that she should have no compassion on the son of her womb?
Even these may forget,
yet I will not forget you.Isaiah 49:15 ESV
A mother’s love is powerful, but how much more powerful is the love of God? As you walk through your mothering journey, remember that what you feel for your children is only a fraction of the love that God feels for his children.
3 John 1:4
I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.3 John 1:4 ESV
There are very things more lovely on this earth than to know your child is walking in the truth of the scripture. Although this ‘joy’ the scripture passage is referencing seems to be directed at the church body instead of a biological child, I think it’s safe to say that the same truth can be applied.
You are Equipped for the Task of Being a Mom!
When we pray as mothers, we are inviting great things to happen. Use these verses to pray and be encouraged in your motherhood journey. If you are looking to integrate more encouraging scriptures for moms into your life, consider starting a prayer journalthat uses many of these verses to guide you in prayer. Below is a free prayer journal to get you started! Pray for your children, pray for yourself, and pray that God will move in mighty ways.
Be encouraged by these Bible verses for moms!
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