7 Scriptures to Encourage the Heart of a Weary Mom
As a homeschooling mom of eight, married to a bivocational pastor, and owner of two side businesses, I understand that being a mom can sometimes make you a little weary.
You get tired. You get down. You get discouraged.
When that happens, you’re more likely to snap at your kids (done it), be short with your husband (sadly, that, too), and even be too hard on yourself (we can be our own worst critics).
It’s at these weary times you have to ground yourself in Scripture.
Of course, using some stress-busting essential oils, sipping a warm cup of anxiety-fighting tea, or soaking in a calming Epsom salt bath helps, too, but life is busy as a mom.
Sometimes all you can do in the moment is rehearse a favorite verse in your heart and ask God for strength for the moment.
These seven Bible verses are just the place to turn to for the encouragement you need.
It’s easy to get weary, especially when you’re laboring at home all day with your children. But there’s a beautiful harvest waiting for you and no one can take your place as a laborer for it. Refocus on that with this guidance from Galatians.
God promises you brighter days, no matter how dark a trial you might go through for the present, short time. That joy might come tomorrow, next year, or even in a new season of life. But it will come, because He promised it.
The Lord wants you to be joyful as a mother! That may not mean that you feel happy all of the time. But there can be an anchored joy in your heart that withstands any trial that comes your way.
If you’re like me, you can probably say that motherhood has been the most humbling experience of your life. But the Lord uses it for your good. This job forces you to realize that you can’t do it on your own. You have to cast your cares upon the Lord to be the mom you’re called to be.
And what a precious reminder it is to read that He cares for you!
When you wake up in the morning, you can thank God for His new mercies and ask Him to let them overflow through your day. No matter how rough the previous day was, a new morning brings new mercies.
Your children are your little friends. You may not literally lay down your life and die for them, but you have to die to your own wants and desires every day that you serve them in your home.
That is a greater love.
Is it easy? No, of course not!
Will you fail to do it? Yes, and likely more often than you’d ever want to admit.
But remember the Lord and how He served the masses while on earth. Then consider His example while you’re in the home with your children. He’ll give you the strength to follow Him.
These verses won’t suddenly make everything better on the rough days. You’ll have to fight through negative thoughts and a tired body and probably some puddles of spilled milk along the way.
But there’s strength in these Scriptures if you’re willing to wait for it. Meditate on them, memorize them, and ask God to make them real to you.
I know it isn’t easy, but it’s worth it. I’m rooting for you.
When you’re really weary, it’s also important to check in with your physical health. There are many natural remedies, foods, and lifestyle adjustments that can get you feeling your best so you can serve your family like you want to.
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God bless you for making this available, I’m going through a very tough time with my daughter, but I am encouraged by these scriptures, thank you again 💜🙏
I’m glad this helped you, Sarah! I think all of us moms go through rough periods with each of our kiddos when we’re unsure how to best help them. God is merciful and will see you through!
Thank you so much God bless you. Your realistic approach makes me so thankful that our foundation is the word of God. May your Children always cherish you.
Thank you for such sweet words, Chioma!
Thank you so much it is such a Blessing! Indeed i realize again how i need to bring my heart and mind
focussed on the Lord again.
And that our kids are a precious gift given by God and a investment for eternity!
Amen Sister!!!!! A great encouragement to continually take our desires and sometimes needs and place them on the back burner so that we can invest in our little ones lives. It is so much more rewarding to invest in someone else than to fulfill your own desires. You are investing in eternity! Thanks Kristen!!!!
You’re welcome, dear friend! I know we won’t regret this time of sowing after they are grown.