What a year parents have had – with home-schooling, health concerns and changes to pre, post and antenatal processes! While children are such a blessing, it’s not been the easiest of seasons to be a mother, so we’ve gathered encouraging scriptures to hold on to in this season of motherhood…
Mums are amazing and such a blessing! However, we know they have no easy task. They can often feel overwhelmed with home-schooling, work, sleepless nights, teething, tantrums, teenagers and the list goes on. Even when children have grown up and flown the nest, a mother’s concern doesn’t disappear. From being ready on the end of a phone, to being a shoulder to cry on, maybe babysitting the grandchildren or helping with a house move. Spiritually and emotionally being a mother can be tough. Plus, bringing up children in the way of the Lord is no easy endeavour. It takes lots of prayer, words of wisdom as well as patience and love. It takes time to build trust that God will keep his hand on the family continually. Some of us may not have had easy relationships with our mothers, or we may have lost our biological mothers prematurely. God knows, cares, and He can bring comfort, healing and restoration for all those missing their mothers today.
So, for Mothering Sunday, we have gathered 5 verses to bless all the ladies who have mothered us. Mums, sisters, aunties, step-mums, grandmas, carers, pastors, neighbours and friends who have been an inspiration to us throughout our life. God made and created women with a special role, to reveal facets of His character and His love in a unique way. We pray these verses will inspire women to keep sharing and caring, revealing the true tender-heartedness of Jesus’ love to those around them. It is good to take time out with God, have a stress-free five minutes and renew our mind with God’s Word.
Mothers are strong
Strength and honour are her clothing; She shall rejoice in time to come
Proverbs 31:25 (NKJV)
Mothers are chosen
For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well.
Psalm 139: 13-14 (NKJV)
Mothers are honoured
Honor your father and your mother, as the Lord your God has commanded you, that your days may be long, and that it may be well with you in the land which the Lord your God is giving you.
Deuteronomy 5:16 (NKJV)
Mothers are on mission
Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it.
Proverbs 22:6 (NKJV)
Heavenly Father, we thank you so much for the ladies in our life who have mothered us, loved us unconditionally, nurtured our hearts and helped us without question. May we show them we care and that we are grateful for their sacrifice. Be with mothers who are exhausted, weary and feeling lost. May You refresh their soul, uplift their spirit and strengthen their hearts. Enable us to overflow with Your love today as we remember the way mothers have cared for us throughout our lives and been a reflection of Christ’s love to us.
In Jesus’ name, Amen
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