Do you sometimes wake up in the morning feeling weary, resigned to another difficult day? Or go to bed at night tired physically and emotionally, your energy completely spent?
So many of my days begin and end this way. Though I know God wants me to recognize my abundant blessings and not believe the lie I once did about my children, often I find it hard to keep this perspective when I become so focused on the urgent rather than the important.
Motherhood is beautiful, and it is also hard. If we are relying only on ourselves, our strength will be sapped. It’s so easy for me, the independent person I am, to focus on getting my life in order, putting things under my control.
It works for awhile, but then something happens that is out of my control. And rather than being able to adjust to the flow of life and let God lead and teach me, I struggle under the burden of taking things into my own hands and trying to put things back the way they were.
On these hard days, especially, I want to learn to fall back on the abundant grace that is waiting there for me when I am weary. To trust in the gospel, the good news, that says “come unto me and I will give you rest.”
That same grace is waiting for you! It amazes me that the God who created the entire universe cares so deeply for each one of us and sees everything we are going through, but it is true! Human beings are the crown of His creation (Genesis 1:28-31) and God invites us to bring our needs to Him and let Him direct our days.
When we become weary, we are again reminded that the gospel isn’t really about us and how much we’re doing for our family or for the Lord.
It’s about our great God and what He has done for us through Christ.
Let’s allow God to shift our gaze. Let’s turn away from striving to always be in charge, trying to protect ourselves from experiencing failure. Let’s proclaim the mercies of God and allow Him to transform our struggles into something beautiful, so that we can believe the truth that Scripture proclaims: My help comes from the Lord.
It isn’t always easy to walk through the hard days with confidence, but God’s mercies are truly new every morning for you and for me in this journey through motherhood. He treasures us, He cares that we are weary and He wants us to know that He loves our children even more deeply than we ever could.
Taking a deep breath and taking one small step at at time, we can go to sleep and rise up, knowing that He will graciously give us all we need through His Spirit and His Word.
Although I haven’t been as consistent with my personal devotional time as I’d like to be, in the times I have been actively reading the Word I’ve found a common theme of rest for the weary mom.
It must be something I need to hear and maybe you need to hear it too! It’s my prayer that these seven Scripture verses will give you a good reminder of truth today.
7 Scriptures for Weary Moms
“Know that the Lord Himself is God; It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves; We are His people and the sheep of His pasture.” Psalm 100:3
It’s so good to know that God has knit us together and values us because we are His creation!
“The Lord is good to all; He has compassion on all He has made.” Psalm 145:9.
Another version of this verse says “His tender mercies are over all His works.” I love that!
“Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” Matthew 11:28-29
This is a verse that is commonly shared with those who are struggling, and there’s a reason why. It packs powerful truths about Christ and how we can find rest in Him.
“He tends his flock like a shepherd: He gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to his heart; he gently leads those that have young.” Isaiah 40:11
There was a song we would sing in church when I was a child with these words. It’s a beautiful picture of how Jesus is kind to us and shepherds our souls. The image below is the one that is in the front of the sanctuary in my husband’s home church, and I love that representation of how Christ takes care of us!
“He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things?” Romans 8:32
This doesn’t mean we will have things the way we want, but rather that God does not withhold His kindness and goodwill from His people.
“Lord, you are my God;I will exalt you and praise your name, for in perfect faithfulnessyou have done wonderful things,things planned long ago.” Isaiah 25:1
When I was in college and not sure what my future would hold I hung on to this verse a lot. Now as a mom, this verse reminds me of the eternal perspective I want to have about raising children!
“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” 2 Timothy 1:7 NKJV
One of my all-time favorite verses from the Bible! Moms, we do not have to be defeated. One failed day does not mean failure. God can reach through our cascading emotions and give us a sound mind to parent our children with grace and confidence.
Here are some books that have helped encourage me in this journey of motherhood:
Just click on each photo to take a closer look!
Do you desire to dig deeper into the Word of God, especially on the hard days, but aren’t sure how to make it happen?
To help you get into God’s word, even on the busiest days, I’ve created Write Through the Word.
Write Through the Word is a simple Scripture study and journaling method designed to help you hide God’s Word in your heart in a way that sticks, even if you don’t have a lot of time for a Bible study each day.
It is available as a digital, downloadable, printable product here in our online shop!
Write Through the Word includes:
- Perpetual Scripture calendar for each month of the year. Each month is a journey through a Biblical theme and gives you one to three verses to write down each day. This year’s themes are Wisdom and Fruits of the Spirit.
- Printable journaling page with space to write down the verses of the day, thoughts on the verse that are guided by three simple questions to help you dig deeper, and a spot to write down a personal prayer. You can also use the journaling page as a guide and grab your own notebook for daily writing.
- Beautiful Bible verse prints and printable Scripture cards so that you can have God’s Word in front of you throughout the day.
- Printable prayer list for writing down requests and answered prayers
- Two encouraging videos teaching you how to develop a consistent devotional time and how to make the most of Write Through the Word.
- Ability to start at any time: the calendars are for each month but are not dated by day of the week, so you can have a full year’s worth of Scripture writing, starting any day of any month!
Don’t let another day go by without the strength and encouragement that can come from journaling and praying over God’s Word!
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