Love is patient.
Do you know how many times I’ve tried to remind myself of that very thing as I’m repeating myself for the 47th time while my son argues with me and doesn’t listen yet again?
It is not easily angered.
Ay yi yi. I remember these things. Usually after I’ve already lost my cool, raised my voice (and my blood pressure), taken away a phone or other privilege, and said some things that I’ll regret later as I cry into my ice cream after bedtime feeling like a bad mom.
When you’re raising a strong-willed child, your patience gets tried. A lot. And if you’re not careful, the concept of “pick your battles” will get hit by a baseball bat clear out the window, over the fence, across the street, and roll down into the creek.. because everything has become a battle and all of a sudden you’re that mom. The nagging mom.
Parenting is not for the faint of heart. It’s hard.
So if you’re finding yourself in a trying season of motherhood just like I am – I hope some of these verses will serve as reminders to you: reminders that your hard work will pay off. Reminders that God made you these infuriating little creature’s mom for a reason. Reminders that God is with you, even on the days that it’s hard, the days where you need reinforcement, or the days you need a gentle reminder to take it down a notch.
He’s even with you on the days you lose your cool and totally fail.
20 Encouraging Bible Verses for Moms
“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.’”proverbs 31:28-31
“Only take care, and keep your soul diligently, lest you forget the things that your eyes have seen, and lest they depart from your heart all the days of your life. Make them known to your children and your children’s children…” – Deuteronomy 4:9
“And his mother treasured up all these things in her heart.” – Luke 2:51
“I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth,” – 3 John 1:4
“Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.”1 peter 4:8
“So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.” – 1 Corinthians 13:13
“Then the mother of the child said, ‘As the Lord lives and as you yourself live, I will not leave you.’ So he arose and followed her.” – 2 Kings 4:30
“A kindhearted woman gains respect.” -Proverbs 11:16
“The wise woman builds her house, but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down.”proverbs 14:1
“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
“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
“The Lord is my strength and shield. I trust him with all my heart. He helps me, and my heart is filled with joy. I burst out in songs of thanksgiving.” -Psalm 28:7
“Those who look to him for help will be radiant with joy; no shadow of shame will darken their faces.”psalm 34:5
“Those who plant in tears will harvest with shouts of joy.” Psalm 126:5
“Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.” – Proverbs 22:6
“Children are God’s love-gift; they are heaven’s generous reward.” – Psalm 127:3
“As one whom his mother comforts, so I will comfort you.”isaiah 66:13
“For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.” – Psalm 30:5
“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
“And teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” – Matthew 28:20