31 Top Bible Verses for Moms Who Need Encouraging

The Bible is definitely not silent when it comes to verses about mothers and motherhood. The verses I’m sharing today are encouraging verses for moms. I will share Bible verses for the struggling mom, Bible verses for the frustrated mom, Bible verses for the new mom and more!

Motherhood can definitely be trying and sometimes bring out the worst in us! Read on and be encouraged and inspired by these encouraging words for mothers from the Bible.

No matter where you are in the motherhood journey, you will find a Bible verse for mothers that will encourage you in your journey. Find inspiration in God’s Word today.

Encouraging Verses for Moms

The Bible is full of encouraging Bible verses for mothers. In day-to-day life, we often get frustrated and weary. However, take these Scriptures of encouragement to heart and find rest. Even if our days are still busy, our souls will be at peace as we reflect on God’s words to us.

Bible verses for moms

Check out these Bible verses for motherhood. They are a great reminder about the importance of mothers and how a great mother will fear the Lord, even in difficult times. These verses will encourage you in your motherhood journey.

1. Psalm 128:1-4

“Blessed is everyone who fears the LORD, who walks in his ways! You shall eat of the fruit of the labor of your hands; you shall be blessed, and it shall be well with you. Your wife will be like a fruitful vine within your house; your children will be like olive shoots around your table. Behold, thus shall the man be blessed who fears the LORD.” Psalm 128:1-4 ESV

Let’s keep our eyes focused on God and be wise and excellent women! Distractions abound in this world. Culture would have us focus on what we look like or on doing what “everyone” else is doing. As Christian mothers, our role is different. We can find blessings from our Heavenly Father.

2. Proverbs 24:3

“By wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established;” Proverbs 24:3

As we grow in Christ, we will become wiser with godly wisdom. This godly wisdom is what will build our home. We find this wisdom in the Bible.

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3. Proverbs 31:28-30

“Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: ‘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.” Proverbs 31:28-30

This passage is the summation of the Proverbs 31 woman, which tells us how she looks to the ways of her household and is filled with the teaching of kindness. It’s not about outward appearance, but it’s about the unfading beauty on the inside. As we fear the Lord, we will also have an impact on our husbands and children.

4. Psalm 56:3-4

“When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I shall not be afraid. What can flesh do to me?” Psalm 56:3-4

When you start to look at the craziness around you, look instead to the Bible for some encouraging verses for mothers in order to inspire you. Be reminded that God is always there. Put your trust in God and not in yourself.

5. Proverbs 3:5-6

“Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6

This Scripture for mothers also encourages you to lean on the Lord and trust Him. Your own understanding will fail you, but genuine faith in God will make your path straight.

6. Colossians 3:17

“And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” Colossians 3:17

Even while doing laundry, washing dishes, and cleaning up yet another spill, remember that as mothers we have a higher purpose in everything that we do! Serve God as you serve your family and you will be a good mom who points her own children to Christ.

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7. 2 Timothy 1:5

“I am reminded of your sincere faith, a faith that dwelt first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice and now, I am sure, dwells in you as well.” 2 Timothy 1:5

This verse shows how faith is passed down from one generation to the next and why the teaching of our children is so important. In fact, the next verse also talks about the importance of a mother’s faithful instruction.

8. Proverbs 1:8-9

“Hear, my son, your father’s instruction, and forsake not your mother’s teaching, for they are a graceful garland for your head and pendants for your neck.” Proverbs 1:8-9

Our children are not to forsake our teaching. It will do him good in his life. Dear Mama, don’t underestimate the influence your teaching has on your children. There will be no greater joy than to have your children follow after what you taught them.

9. Deuteronomy 6:6-9

And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.” Deuteronomy 6:6-9

In fact, this passage reminds us to be diligent in teaching our children. What are we to be teaching? Yes, you need to teach life skills, but most importantly you need to teach your children about God’s plan and His commands. 

10. Proverbs 22:6

“Train up a child in the way he should go: even when he is old he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6

This is a popular parenting verse, but let me remind you that proverbs aren’t promises. However, there is a general truth to it. This can encourage you to be consistent in training your chi

11. Ephesians 6:1

“Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.” Ephesians 6:1

Yes, this verse is to children, but as a mom, it is something that you will need to reinforce . . . especially when your children are young. This verse encourages moms to teach obedience, which will in turn teach their children to obey God.

Bible verses for the struggling mom

Often as mothers, we just get tired and totally worn out. We feel like we have nothing left to give. We don’t want to hear, “MOOOOOOM!!” one more time. When you are struggling as a mom, listen to God’s voice as He whispers to you. God’s love for you is immeasurable, and He wants you to find strength in Him.

12. Matthew 11:28

“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28

Can you hear Him? He is the One who gives you rest. However, you have to come to him and lean on Him. When you lay your burdens on Him, Jesus says He will give you rest.

13. Isaiah 40:31

“but they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.” Isaiah 40:31

Remember that God has a perfect plan for your life, and He will give you the strength you need to get through this season. Lean on Him! He will help you to keep going.

14. Romans 8:28

“And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28

Motherhood is your purpose during this season. This verse reminds you as a struggling mom that God will work this season for your good. I can’t tell you how much God has shaped and grown me through the motherhood season. Leaning on God will help you become a woman of strength.

15. Philippians 4:13

“I can do all things through him who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13

Some of the best growing and shaping of motherhood comes in the hardest seasons. However, this verse for moms is a great one to remind you of Who it is that gives you strength.

What does the Bible say about the role of a mother? To learn more about being a godly mother, check out these 10 characteristics of a good mother according to the Bible.

Bible verses for frustrated moms

When everything goes wrong and none of your children seem to hear a word you say, we sometimes think that it’s just not worth it. We get frustrated and angry at every little thing. Remember one word: love.

16. 1 Peter 4:8

“Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.” 1 Peter 4:8

Love covers many sins as we see from this verse. Even when you’re frustrated, keep showing love to your children. A mother’s love is incredibly important to a child.

17. 1 Corinthians 13:4-7

“Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; if does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.” I Corinthians 13:4-7

And how do we show love? The verses above remind us what true love looks like. It’s not irritable or resentful. Ouch! Love isn’t always easy, but it is so worth it.

18. Philippians 4:6-7

“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

Give your frustrations to God. Pour out your questions and anxieties, and then trust God to help you. Prayer is necessary as we navigate the challenges of motherhood. Through prayer, we are strengthened and encouraged as mothers.

Bible verses for new moms

Maybe you’re just getting started on your motherhood journey. There’s the excitement of new life, but there are also feelings of fear and an overwhelming sense of responsibility for this new life. God has given you everything you need in His Word. Just ask God for wisdom as you navigate this journey. This next verse is one of my favorites.

19. James 1:5

“If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.” James 1:5

Just ask, and He will give it to you generously. I love that so much. I feel like in the parenting journey you need all the wisdom you can get!

20. Psalm 62:8

“Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before him; God is a refuge for us.” Psalm 62:8

When you do struggle with what to do as a mom, be sure to tell God all about it. He will help you. You can trust Him every step of the way.

21. Galatians 6:9

“And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.” Galatians 6:9

Ask God for strength in doing your work as a mother, and He will give it to you. Yes, we do get tired and frustrated on the hard days, but we are doing what God has called us to do. It will be worth it.

22. Matthew 19:14

“But Jesus said, ‘Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.'” Matthew 19:14

Jesus loves our children even more than we do. Go to Him throughout your motherhood journey. He has what we need, even when you’re feeling overwhelmed as a mother.

23. 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 Corinthians 12:9

Isn’t it awesome that God uses us even in our weaknesses and failures? It’s not about us but about God working through us. His power is perfect in our weakness.

Bible verses about finding joy in motherhood

God not only gives us everything we need as mothers, but He can help us find joy in the journey. Below are some Bible verses about finding joy as a mom. Motherhood doesn’t have to be a drudgery.

24. Psalm 28:7

“The LORD is my strength and my shield; in him my heart trusts, and I am helped; my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to him.” Psalm 28:7

Give thanks because He is our strength and we can trust in Him. He helps us, so that should make us glad. We aren’t in this by ourselves.

25. Psalm 30:5b

“Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning.” Psalm 30:5b

There will be tough days and you may cry in defeat or frustration. However, as you lean on the Lord, you can wake up with great joy for a new day. You can know that God is helping you every step of the way.

26. Psalm 113:3

“From the rising of the sun to its setting, the name of the LORD is to be praised!” Psalm 113:3

All day every day, let’s praise the Lord in what He has called us to! Find little things to be grateful to the Lord for in your motherhood journey or about your children. Rejoice in the Lord with your children.

27. Philippians 4:4

“Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice.” Philippians 4:4

This verse is another reminder that we need to find joy always. You can always have something to be thankful for.

Scriptures about Motherhood

We already hit on many Bible verses to encourage mothers, however, there are a few points that I feel it is important to remember. These scriptures about motherhood will help keep you on track.

You are a wife first

When you get married, you make a covenant promise with your husband to be joined for life to him. Remember to keep your marriage first. It will help your children immensely to see a godly marriage modeled.

28. Proverbs 18:22

“He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favor from the LORD.” Proverbs 18:22

Marriage is good and honorable before the Lord. Your husband will continue to want and need his wife.

There is forgiveness when you fail

Sometimes we really beat ourselves up when we mess up. We forget that there is forgiveness in Christ. How amazing is that??!!

29. 1 John 1:9

“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”

You will mess up. It’s a given, but this verse such great news! You are cleansed from all your sins.

30. Romans 8:38-39

“For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:3-39

God loves you no matter what. Even in the hard. Even when we fail. Don’t ever forget that.

Find a mom mentor

If at all possible, find someone farther along in their motherhood journey to give you wisdom and encouragement. If you don’t know anyone locally, even a godly motherhood blog such as this one, or an author such as Sally Clarkson can be beneficial in encouraging you.

31. Titus 2:3-5

“Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or slaves to much wine. They are to teach what is good, and so train the young women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled.” Titus 2: 3-5

As a younger woman, finding a mom mentor can help so much in the motherhood journey. Someone in the next season of motherhood can teach you things they have already learned. They can be a great source of godly wisdom and guidance.

My prayer is that you are encouraged as a mother as you read these verses. I challenge you to pick on that speaks to you at this point in your life and write it down on a card. Meditate on it and memorize it. What encouraging verse for moms speaks most to you? What encourages you as a mother? Please comment below.

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    As a mom for 18 years and a mom coach for 2 years, Aimee shares her expertise with young Christian moms via her blog and coaching business.

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(11) Comments

  1. Psalm 113:3
    Spoke right to my heart. He is ever faithful and ever worthy! Wonderfully encouraging post!

    1. Yes, that’s a great verse! Thanks for commenting!

  2. I absolutely LOVE this! This encouraged me so much and will be such a blessing to so many!!

  3. What a wonderful collection of verses! I love that you included verses for finding joy in motherhood. There have been many seasons when motherhood seems so mundane. This is a great reminder that motherhood is a high and holy calling. I also love your point about how we need to keep our marriages first. So true!

    1. We all need these reminders in the middle of the mundane…often! Thanks for commenting!

  4. This is a great list, Aimee! There are a few here that I needed to be reminded of for sure. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thanks! They were a great reminder for me as well.

  5. What a thorough and thoughtful list of Bible verses for moms in all seasons and stages! I will refer back to this again and again!

    1. I’m so glad this was helpful for you!

  6. Reading through these passages was like taking a trip down memory lane in my motherhood journey. There’s just nothing like it! The responsibility is such a privilege.

    1. You are so right! Motherhood is such a privilege.

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