Are you an overwhelmed mom? A stressed mom? An exhausted mom? Being a mom can get overwhelming, to say the least. And it can also be so easy to think you’re totally in this alone. Even if you have a wonderful and supportive husband, the demands of motherhood can feel isolating and, well, downright overwhelming!
But I want to assure you right now that you are NOT in this alone. First, there are so many other women out there in your shoes (or shoes that are similar) and there is encouragement to be found in communities like our Facebook page, other Facebook pages and groups out there, online forums, from the ladies at church, and more. Reach out and share what you’re going through to other women and you will find much encouragement.
There are also a lot of great ways that you can find stress relief as a mom too and it’s so important to practice self-care and finding pockets of time to be alone and alone with God.
However, you also need to know that you are not alone even when you’re the only one home with five children who are all demanding your attention that very minute. Because God is always with you and he is only a prayer away.
So when you need a reminder of this and you need some encouragement, here are 20 verses that can serve as reminders and help you as an overwhelmed, and overworked mama.
Remember…Your strength comes from the Lord, not from yourself.
These verses will remind you that the strength you need to navigate this crazy hectic life is not derived from within yourself, because we are never enough (how often does it feel this way?). But thankfully we have a never-ending supply of strength that we can find in God. We only have to cry out and to seek that strength that He freely offers to those who will lean in to Him.
“I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.”
“But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.”
“Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.”
“Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”
“And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.”
“The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him.”
“But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.”
“Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the Lord thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.”
Remember…Trust in God, He will not leave you but will lead you in the right way.
Here are some scripture verses that can remind you to always trust in God and His way. His way might not always be the way we would choose, but it is always the best way. Let Him lead you and guide you in the way you should go.
“Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.”
“Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.”
2 Corinthians 10:5
“Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;”
“From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I.”
“Blessed is the man that trusteth in the Lord, and whose hope the Lord is. For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit.”
“Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.”
“Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.”
Remember…what true love is and isn’t.
The world has a warped sense of love, that isn’t really love at all. And so it’s important that we regularly remind ourselves of the truth of love, what it really is, and what it isn’t. These verses can help.
1 John 4:18
“There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.”
1 Corinthians 13:4-8
“Charity [love] suffereth long, and is kind; charity [love] envieth not; charity [love] vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. Charity [love] never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.”
Remember…what and who you’re doing this for: those precious little souls God has blessed you with.
These scriptures can help to serve as reminders about WHAT, WHO, and WHY you’re doing this crazy motherhood thing. It isn’t for fame or for glory. It certainly isn’t because it’s the easy life. But rather, it’s a very special, and important role to play in God’s Kingdom and we are doing it for God’s glory, not ours. And these little lives are before you to shape, mold, and lead to Christ.
“Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”
“Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is his reward. As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth. Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate.”
“But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.”
Being a mom can get overwhelming, but God can help!
I hope these scriptures help you as an overwhelmed mom. It can be so easy to get to a place where you feel incapable of doing what you need to do as a mom. But being overwhelmed doesn’t mean you’re a bad mom, being a good mom starts with fearing the Lord.
And it’s important to remember that God is always with you, even when you’re neck deep in dirty diapers. Remember that and remember WHY you are doing this. It’s all for the kingdom of God and for leading those precious little souls that God has entrusted you with to Him.
You can do this mama!