7 Key Bible Verses for the Overwhelmed Mom

Many moms I’ve talked to are overwhelmed. I’ve certainly been the typical overwhelmed mom many times throughout my motherhood journey, and I would venture to guess that you have as well or else you wouldn’t be reading this. Today I want to share some fantastic Bible verses for the overwhelmed mom for when life is feeling too chaotic.

These Bible verses about being overwhelmed are sure to bring you hope and comfort, especially as you meditate on them and allow them to fill your mind. God’s Word promises us peace and joy! As Christian moms, we don’t have to give in to those feelings of overwhelm.

So, what does God say about feeling overwhelmed? Does God know when we’re overwhelmed? I want to share some Bible verses about being overwhelmed, although as you’ll notice, most of these just tell you what to do instead. God doesn’t want us to be feeling overwhelmed, but to give all our burdens to Him . . . including overwhelm.

Bible Verses for the Overwhelmed Mom

Have you ever experienced forgetting who God is in the midst of overwhelming circumstances? We often form thoughts that are really not even true. For example, you may feel that God doesn’t see you because life is getting so crazy. However, God sees and knows all things. He knows when you’re overwhelmed, and He doesn’t just know, but He cares and loves you through it.

“Sometimes when we get overwhelmed we forget how big God is.”

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God does care about the details of our lives. He cares that you tired and worn. He promises to give us rest, so we just need to let Him. We need to weed out the things in our lives that are unnecessary and are distracting us from the life God has for us.

While I still have occasional days of feeling overwhelmed, I remember the days of being overwhelmed day after day. Yes, I spent time with God, but I didn’t truly give Him all of my burdens. I didn’t lean on Him in the way I should have. I don’t want you to make that same mistake.

As busy moms, sometimes we think that we just don’t have time to read our Bible or pray, but that is not the case. As we prioritize our time with God, as we learn to keep giving Him our burdens, He will give us rest. He will sustain us with His strength. Take the following Bible verses about being overwhelmed to heart. They are some of the best Bible verses to calm an anxious mom.

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1. Matthew 11:28

“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” (ESV)

This is a command. “Come.” You are a struggling mom and feeling burdened, so let Jesus give you rest. Take a deep breath and give Him your feelings of anxiety.

2. 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.”

I love this verse! When you’re feeling overwhelmed and weary, you can be reminded of where your strength comes from. God will give you exactly what you need in the hard days. You don’t have to do this in your own strength. In fact, you can’t.

3. Psalm 55:22

“Cast your burden on the Lord, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved.”

There is another command here, but you’ll also notice a cause and effect. You cast your burden, and He will sustain you. You are carried by the power of Christ. That’s pretty amazing!

4. Psalm 61:1-4

“Hear my cry, O God, listen to my prayer; from the end of the earth I call to you when my heart is faint. Lead me to the rock that is higher than I, for you have been my refuge, a strong tower against the enemy. Let me dwell in your tent forever! Let me take refuge under the shelter of your wings!”

The Lord listens to your cry for help. He alone is your refuge when your heart is faint. In these Scripture verses, He reminds us to rest under the shelter of the most high! When you are facing the toughest of days: rest. When you are going through the darkest valley: come

The following verses talk about the peace that God wants to give you. Peace versus overwhelm sounds so amazing, doesn’t it . . . especially for the exhausted mom?  So, how do we tap into that peace? We can get this peace by fixing our minds on God, casting our burdens on Him, and asking for it. He is the God of hope.

5. John 14:27

 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.”

The world cannot give you peace . . . not true peace. With the peace of God, you can be at peace even in the midst of chaos and hard times. You no longer need to be troubled, no matter what the season.

6. Isaiah 26:3

“You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.”

This verse is another great one to fix your mind on. If your mind is focused on Christ, you will be kept in perfect peace. Remind yourself of this on a daily basis. Don’t let Satan get in there and bring lies to your mind. Take your thoughts captive! Let the word of truth speak into your life. Yes, it can be hard work, but God’s unfailing love will inspire you to keep your mind on the right place. 

7. 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.”

These verses are popular for good reason. They are a great reminder to give our anxieties to God through prayer. When we cast it all on Him, His peace will guard your hearts and minds. This particular passage has been helpful in my own life.

Prayer When Overwhelmed

How do you pray when you feel overwhelmed? What do you pray when you’re overwhelmed? There is no exact formula, but I encourage you to use the Bible verse above to help you form your prayers. There is power in praying Scripture.

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.

Let me give you some ideas of a prayer to pray when you’re overwhelmed. It’s not the exact words that will help you, but the giving over of the stress and overwhelm to God that makes all the difference!

“O Lord, I’m feeling incredibly overwhelmed right now. I have too much on my plate, and I can barely focus on what’s in front of me. I want to glorify You with my life, but I just can’t even see how to do it right now. You promised to give me rest and strength if I come to You, so that’s what I’m doing. I give You my burdens. I can’t carry them anymore. Please give me Your peace instead. Fill me with the power of the Holy Spirit. Amen.”

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“Heavenly Father, I’ve really lost my way. I feel like I’m busy all day but get nothing done. I’m not the joyful mom I desire to be but overwhelmed and short-tempered. Hear my cry because my heart is faint. Lord, lift my focus to You.  Be my refuge and strength. Give me Your peace to guard my heart and mind as I place my trust in You and fix my mind on You. Give me Your rest. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

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Peace for Moms

Now is the time to trade your overwhelm for peace. I encourage you to write two or three of these overwhelmed Bible verses onto Scripture cards, placing them on your bathroom mirror or fridge, and meditating on them throughout the day. Do you have any other favorite Bible verses to keep you grounded? Please let me know in the comments below. Also, I’d like to invite you to join other moms like you in the Christian Moms Living on Purpose Facebook page.

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  • Aimee Niblack

    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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