Life verses are those special verses that stick out to you. They are the verses that you turn to for encouragement, strength and hope. The empower you to strive harder to be more like Christ. They give you strength during trials or sadness or during different seasons in our lives. Many times life verses are our go-to verses.
If you are struggling in one area then often times it is helpful to find a few verses that you can memorize or meditate on during that time.
Motherhood is a demanding job. We are always on call. Even when our children are sleeping, most of us are either up folding their laundry, packing their lunch, praying over them or worrying over them. We constantly second guess our abilities, our strength and always thinking that we are messing up our children. Without the Lord’s strength and guidance, we are bound for failure from the start.
One of my goals for this new year was to memorize more verses. That led me to want to share with you all some great life verses for different areas of our lives. Here are some key verses that I find to be helpful for motherhood. I hope they are encouraging to you and empower you to lean on the Lord, to trust Him at His Word and apply them to your mothering.
1 Timothy 2:3-4 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.
Nothing is more important than our children’s salvation. We need to be diligent in teaching them about the things of God, showing them the Scriptures and leading them to Christ. We can not pray enough for their salvation. Memorizing this verse will help you remember that their salvation is at stake and should be forefront in our minds.
Proverbs 22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.
Child training is vital! It can help your relationship with your child. It helps you win their hearts. This is a special promise from the Lord that if we train them up in God’s way that they won’t forsake it when they are older. You are sowing little seeds into your children every day, be intentional about that. They are always watching.
Proverbs 19:18 Chasten thy son while there is hope, and let not thy soul spare for his crying.
God knew that discipline and child training would be a struggle at times and He warns us against taking the easy road. I’m pretty sure He put this one verse in here for us moms.
It can be exhausting to train them up in the right way, to have self-control, to be kind, to be humble, to obey right away – trust me, I know, I’m there in the battle right along side of you – but we can’t be lazy. Their spiritual future is at stake. I know many of us want to take the easy way out, to be less strict or we let the cries of our children persuade us to not disciple them. But we can’t fall prey to this trick. We are told in Proverbs 23:14 that when we discipline them we are delivering his soul from hell. That.is.huge. When you are tempted to give in or give up, to tolerate the whining, to spoil them rotten, to turn a blind eye to back talk or a bad attitude remember that you are in a battle over their soul. Win the battle. Don’t give up or give in because they’re crying. We can do this.
Proverbs 29:17 Correct thy son, and he shall give thee rest; yea, he shall give delight unto thy soul.
The early years are exhausting (that’s an understatement, amen?!). The little people in our homes need so much direction, training, and discipline that it’s enough to put any mama into the looney bin. But guess what? There is a light at the end of the tunnel. Even if it seems to only be flickering, it is there. Your kids do catch on eventually. They do learn the rules and obey. Once you win their hearts, it gets so much easier. You won’t constantly be getting up to discipline and you won’t constantly be stopping school to deal with bad attitudes. At some point, that strong-willed child will learn that he’s not in control. And then there will be rest and delight and joy. You can reap the fruit of all those hard years of sowing.
When you’re at the end of your rope, ready to pull your hair out, ready to throw in the towel and let everyone have whatever it is they want if only they’d stop crying, whining, arguing or pouting remember that there is rest and delight if you are consistent in your correction and training. When you’re ready to give in recite this verse.
Galatians 6:9 And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.
This verse piggy backs off of Proverbs 29:17, but some of us need that extra little bit of encouragement. Some of us have been blessed with those children with iron wills that challenge every little decision. Those children make for some excruciatingly long days. They send us to our knees more often in tears and frustration crying out for help, wisdom and strength to make it through another day. To be consistent with our training and discipline and to not give up. I get it. I have one too. But we can’t give up. God will give us what we need to raise that child.
There is the promise that we will reap if we don’t give up. Motherhood is not for the faint of heart. It is hard work but so rewarding. Those little munchkins are so worth work. Is there anything better than a bear hug around your neck at the end of the day? Or that sweet, I love you, mama, as you kiss them goodnight? I’m not sure there is.
Life verses for motherhood can help you at any point in your journey. Whether you just had your first baby or your kids are teenagers, you can benefit from memorizing and applying these verses to your life. To make it easier for you to always have them on hand I created this beautiful printable for my readers. Enter your email address below to get your copy!
Your turn! What verses do you turn to for strength and inspiration in your mothering? I’d love to hear! Let’s chat in the comments below!
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