Here are some bible verses for overwhelmed moms that are just like me. I love my children to bits but there are times that I really am exhausted and drained beyond words. I should not be complaining at all because motherhood is a gift from God and so is the good health of everyone in the family that gives them energy to become little critters. But as a human person, exhaustion can be inevitable.
Bible Verses for Overwhelmed Moms
My day usually starts at 530 in the morning and after the children’s bedtime at seven, I do the chores and then do my writing gigs. Just as I hit the sheets, someone would suddenly whimper and would need to be attended to. Whoever is that whimpering is would ask to be nursed (I am tandem feeding two little humans). The tandem will then alternate throughout the night requesting to be nursed. Until the youngest one would wake me up for another day.
Day in and day out, this has been our routine, and one thing that helps me keep things together as a Nanny-less mother is our nightly bible devotion. We try our best to read and comprehend what God has to say and what it means in our lives.
The days are long but the years are short
I always remind myself about this phrase, because whenever I look at my eldest, this phrase echoes in my ears. And so is that Indian proverb, that says “Children Tie the Feet of their Mother.” It reminds me to slow down and enjoy the Grace and Blessings of being a mom.
I’ve read somewhere that in all those days of sheer exhaustion, we should lean on the Lord and ask our heavenly father for strength. After all He was the one who entrusted these little humans to us, and as our Father and Provider, it is but right to call on to Him and hold on to His words for respite, strength, and inspiration.
I am not an expert on the bible, nor am I a very religious person. But I keep the faith, and I try my best to teach the Word to my children. I myself take comfort in the Written Word because at the end of the day, it is the one thing that can comfort us in both physical and emotional exhaustion.
14 Bible Verses I hold on to when I am too tired to Mother
Allow me to share with you the bible verses that I cling on to, every single mothering day – and most especially on those days when I feel like I cannot wash another plate, another butt, another load of diapers, and another pair of dirty hands. Here goes:
1. Corinthians 13:4-8. When I feel like I am at a loss because of exhaustion, when I’d like to yell and unleash the monster mom inside me, I try to remember the lines in this particular passage. I feel like it is God telling me how I should parent my children, specifically the lines that I highlighted: “Love is patient, Love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.”
2. John 10:10. I always remember this one article that I have read about not letting the enemy steal the joy of mothering your children. And reading this passage grounds me into appreciating God’s abundance through the children that I have to mother. “A thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I have come so that they may have life and have it in abundance.”
3. 2 Corinthians 12:9. When I feel like I’m not good enough for my children because I tire easily, I get impatient sometimes, and I am not the very cheerful mom I have always hoped to become, I remind myself about God’s promise in this verse. “But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.”
4. Psalm 61:2. This verse just comes to me each time I think I’d break down from tiredness, mental exhaustion, and mundane domestic concerns that have piled up. It is just so perfect for me to remember “When my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I.”
5. 1 Kings 17:14. Here’s a verse that assures me whenever I worry about material things and provisions. I always know in my heart that God will always provide, and this passage is my favorite reminder. “’The jar of flour will not be used up and the jug of oil will not run dry until the day the LORD sends rain on the land.’”
6. Ephesians 4:29: I think this passage is a message on Positive Parenting. On days that I have yelled or forgot about the many graces and blessings my children’s high energy mean, due to sheer exhaustion and frustration I re-read this passage. “Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.”
7. Philippians 4:13. Mothering can be very overwhelming, and this is one of the bible verses that I keep on repeating on my mind whenever I feel like pushing the “self-eject” button because of sheer tiredness and being overwhelmed with the many back-to-back chores and responsibilities. “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”
8. Psalms 147:4. Here’s another verse that I hold on to, and remember as I pray and reflect about the day that has passed and the days ahead. A passage that assures me that I am not forgotten by our Father in Heaven. “He counts the number of the stars; He calls them all by name.”
9. Psalm 46:10. This verse is one of the best assurances that I have read, as I become anxious about my kids’ health and safety given the present times, as well as in keeping at bay all other usual worries any parent may have about their children. “Be still and know that I am God.”
10. Philippians 4:19. Another assurance from the Lord that grounds me whenever I have worries about our future, our needs, and other worldly things that in reality, I should not be worrying about too much. “And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.”
11. Proverbs 31:25. For me this is a passage that assures all tired mothers like me, that God has our back and got us covered so we should not worry too much. “She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future.”
12. Isaiah 43:2. In those days when I am too overwhelmed, I have this verse to hold on to. When postpartum hormones, lack of sleep, sheer tiredness, and overwhelming chores get the better of me and I feel like drowning. This passage reminds me of the wonderful promise of the Lord that he will never abandon us. “When you go through deep waters, I will be with you.”
13. Ecclesiastes 3:11. This phrase reminds me that everything is in the right place, and is happening at the right moment because God is in control, and this is actually His plan, and what He wants to happen. That I should trust and believe always. “He has made everything beautiful in its time.”
14. Joshua 24:15: This verse helps me keep our focus, keeps us grounded on our whole family’s mission here on earth. When it gets overwhelming, it helps to get reminded that I as a parent, and our whole family is here for the Lord. We are not here to please anyone, except for Christ, and we should act so accordingly/ No need to be anxious about other people and what their thoughts may be. And that we should not forget our religious obligations and charity works, because it will please God. “But as for me and my family, we will serve the LORD.”
So there you have it, thank you for taking time to read my sharing and reflections. I rarely write about these stuff because it is all me, and I know that as your web author I should be writing about what will interest you.
But since I know that there are tired moms like me who may be reading this, at least I can point them to where they can find solace amid the beautiful chaos that is mothering littles.
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