The Bible is definitely not silent when it comes to verses about mothers and motherhood. These verses are there for learning our role, our importance, and for our encouragement. Motherhood can definitely be trying and sometimes bring out the worst in us! Read on and be encouraged and inspired by these Bible verses for mothers.
What Does the Bible Say about Mothers?
As mothers, we have an important job in teaching and training our children. The most important thing we can teach our children is about God, and this is not just a one day a week teaching. This is an all-day everyday kind of teaching.
“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 ESV
Mothers are important
How do we know mothers are important? The Bible tells children to honor and obey their parents. One of the Ten Commandments even talks about this. Exodus 20:12 says, “‘Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the LORD your God is giving you.'” This lets us know that parents are important in the lives of children.
“Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.” Ephesians 6:1
We learn from our mothers
It’s amazing how God designed the family! As mothers, we teach our children everything from life skills to how to treat others, to what God is like. It’s a huge responsibility, but God has given us the help we need in the Bible.
“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
This next verse shows how faith is passed down from one generation to the next and why the teaching of our children is so important.
“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
Each of our children is different and learns differently. Help your child discover his/her gifts and talents. Encourage them to be who God creates them to be. Below is a great Bible verse to remind us as parents.
“Train up a child in the way he should go: even when he is old he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6
How is a mother’s love like God’s love?
God’s love for us is more than we can even imagine. In Isaiah 49:15 God says, “‘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.'” Later in chapter 66 of Isaiah, God says that He will comfort us as a mother comforts her child. A mother’s love is strong, but God’s love for you is even stronger.
Encouraging Bible Verses for Moms
The Bible is full of encouragement and inspiration for mothers. In the day-to-day of 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 soul will be at peace as we reflect on God’s words to us.
“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
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 in doing what “everyone” else is doing. As Christian mothers, our role is different.
“By wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established;” Proverbs 24:3
“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
When you start to look at the craziness around you, look instead to the Bible for some encouraging words for mothers. Be reminded that God is always there. Put your trust in God and not in yourself.
“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
“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
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 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
Bible verses for the weary 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 weary as a mom, listen to God’s voice as He whispers to you:
“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28
“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!
“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
“I can do all things through him who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13
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.
“Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.” 1 Peter 4:8
“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
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.
“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
Bible verses for new moms
Maybe you’re just getting started in your motherhood journey. There’s the excitement of new life, but there’s also the 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.
“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
“Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before him; God is a refuge for us.” Psalm 62:8
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, but we are doing what God has called us to do.
“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
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. Isn’t it awesome that God uses us even in our weaknesses and failures?
“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
“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
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.
“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
“Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning.” Psalm 30:5b
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.
“From the rising of the sun to its setting, the name of the LORD is to be praised!” Psalm 113:3
“Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice.” Philippians 4:4
Points to Ponder: More Scriptures about Motherhood
We already hit on many Bible verses about mothers, however, there are a few points that I feel it is important to remember.
- We are a wife first. When we get married, we make a covenant promise with our husband to be joined for life to him. Remember to keep your marriage first.
“He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favor from the LORD.” Proverbs 18:22
- There is forgiveness when we fail. 1 John 1:9 reminds us, “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
“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 8:38,39
- Find someone to mentor you in your journey. 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 or an author such as Sally Clarkson can be beneficial in encouraging you.
“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
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 Bible verse for mothers speaks most to you? What encourages you as a mother? Please comment below.
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