Hi fellow tired mommas. It’s been a week of mothering in the trenches for me. My littlest one just had some minor surgery so I’ve been giving her lots of extra attention and cuddles. Plus, with her schedule thrown for a loop, I’ve been sitting up til midnight with her often. Then there’s prepping for next school year. And I know I don’t have to tell you all the other things that need doing to keep a household moving.
Sometimes it seems like there’s just not enough time, not enough energy, not enough of us to give . . . just not enough. So this seems like the perfect time to drop this post I’ve been working on. These are verses that I turn to, time and again, to remind me that God promises there is always enough.
Whatever you’re worrying over, lay it down. Take a deep breath and just soak up these verses for a few minutes. Listen to what God is trying to tell you and receive His peace and His rest.
If created some cute note cards with these verses and journaling pages for you. The link to download those is at the bottom of the page.
Verses for the momma who does too much
This is me all.the.time. I am definitely Type A. I feel like I cannot let any ball drop–not even for a second. But going, going, going all the time was never God’s plan for us. Our work will be most profitable when we keep it in balance with other things.
Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest . . . For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. Matthew 11:28, 30
And which of you by being anxious can add one cubit unto the measure of his life? And why are ye anxious concerning raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: yet I say unto you, that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Matthew 6:27-29
It is vain for you to rise up early,
To take rest late,
To eat the bread of toil;
For so he giveth unto his beloved sleep. Psalm 127:2
But the Lord answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art anxious and troubled about many things: but one thing is needful: for Mary hath chosen the good part, which shall not be taken away from her. Luke 10:41
Verses for the momma who thinks she doesn’t do enough or have enough to give
It’s one of the great paradoxes of life that even though we know we do too much, we also feel like it’s never enough. Satan has a way of keenly reminding us mommas when we’re lacking. But God reminds us not only to be content with what we have, but that everything we lack is there for the asking.
And this is the boldness which we have toward him, that, if we ask anything according to his will he heareth us: 1 John 5:14
Better is little, with fear of Jehovah, Than great treasure and trouble therewith. Proverbs 15:16
And he hath said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for [my] power is made perfect in weakness. 2 Corinthians 12:9a
And my God shall supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19
Verses for the momma who worries about how it’s all going to turn out
Remember that if we knew the ending from the beginning there would be no reason to trust God. His plans are better than mine anyway, so I might as well just let Him drive. Don’t forget that He has promised to bless anything that we give to Him.
Trust in Jehovah with all they heart, And lean not upon thine own understanding: In all thy ways acknowledge him, And he will direct thy paths. Proverbs 3:56
Train up a child in the way he should go, And even when he is old he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6
Commit thy works unto Jehovah, And thy purposes shall be established. Proverbs 16:3
For we walk by faith, not by sight; 2 Corinthians 5:7
For the momma who desperately needs refilling
And who among us does not? So when you get that exhausted, can’t-do-one-more-thing, never-gonna-make-it-till-bedtime feeling, remember–Jesus didn’t come to give you a giant to-do list. He came to give you grace, and peace, and an open door to ask God for anything you need.
And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. Luke 11:9-10
But they that wait for Jehovah shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; they shall walk, and not faint. Isaiah 40:31
Let us therefore draw near with boldness unto the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy, and may find grace to help us in time of need. Hebrews 4:16
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be fearful. John 14:27
I hope you get as much out of these verses as I do, my friend. I made them all into printable note cards that you can put on your bathroom mirror, your fridge, or in your wallet–wherever you might need a reminder. And I whipped up a journaling page for each one. We use those with for kids–why not us, right? With those, you can journal or sketch about what the verse is speaking to your heart today.
You can download them here for free. Keep on, tired mommas. God’s got this.