We get tired. We get down. We get discouraged.
I want to share seven Bible verses that help to refresh me when I’m really weary as a mom. I hope that some of these can encourage your heart when you are struggling, too!
And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.
I need this verse so often! It is incredibly easy to get weary, especially when we are laboring home alone with our children. But I want to reap a family of children who have dedicated their hearts to the Lord, and this verse helps me to refocus on that.
For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.
When I’m really weary, it can encourage my heart to know that a brighter day is coming. Sometimes that joy comes the very next day, but sometimes it arrives at the dawning of a new week, month, or even season of life. But the joy will come, because He promised it.
He maketh the barren woman to keep house, and to be a joyful mother of children. Praise ye the Lord.
The Lord wants me to be joyful as a mother! That may not mean that I feel happy all of the time, but I want there to be an anchored joy in my heart that can withstand any trial that comes my way.
Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.
1 Peter 5:6-7
Nothing has humbled me more than motherhood! But I see how the Lord has used it for my good. This job has pushed me to the point realizing that I can’t do it on my own, and that I simply must cast my cares upon Him to make it.
And what a precious reminder it is to read that He cares for me!
It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.
So many times I wake up in the morning thankful for new mercies, and I just pray that the Lord allows them to overflow my day. Every day offers new opportunities to make memories with my children and invest in their lives.
No matter how rough the previous day was, a new morning brings new mercies.
Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
This verse is my very favorite reminder to press on when I am weary.
My children are my little friends. I may not literally lay down my life and die for them, but I have to die to my own wants and desires every day that I serve them in our home.
What greater love could I show my children than to lay down my life to serve them and love them?
Is it easy? No, of course not!
Do I fail to do it? Yes, and I fear too often.
But I try to think of the Lord and how He served the masses while on earth and consider His example while I’m in the home with my children.
What verses encourage your heart as a mother?
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This post is part of the 31-Day series, An Extended Stay, where I invite you into my heart and into my home through the whole month of October.
You can read more 31-Day series by other bloggers in the Family section of the challenge’s website linked up here.