I’ve said it many times, and I’ll say it again, Motherhood is hard.
It’s an exhausting yet ever so rewarding job. It’s a job that some don’t have the chance to experience. It’s a privilege and an honor to be a mom.
But yes, there will be days where mom life gets the best of us.
I’ve had plenty of rough days. Nights where I’ve fallen asleep with tears in my eyes because this job can just be so overwhelming. But God is so graceful in reminding us that through it all He is with us and in His word He makes us so many promises that we can hold onto when those rough days come.
Here’s a list of just 5 of the promises He makes to us moms:
Tomorrow is a new day!
Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning.
Lamentations 3:23 NLT
We all have had “one of those days,” sometimes it’s inevitable. But God promises us that each day is fresh and new! So after having one of those rough ones, we should always remember that tomorrow is a new day! Tomorrow God will shower His blessings on life upon your home, tomorrow new doors will be opened, tomorrow things will fall into place, tomorrow will be a better day… Declare it and believe that it is done.
God loves you.
But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.
Romans 5:8 NLT
Yes, God loves YOU!
Not because you are an amazing mom, not because you love Him, He loves you because you are you! Just as He created your children in the most inner part of your womb, He created you in the most inner part of your mother’s womb and guess what, He loves EVERY. SINGLE. PART. OF. YOU. Even your flaws!
As moms, we can forget that. But today I want to remind you that YOU ARE LOVED.
He cares about what you care about.
Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.
1 Peter 5:7 NLT
I shared part of my devotional the other day on my Instagram story and it said, “Take an honest inventory of not only what you’re doing, but why you’re doing it.” Aside from caring for your family, what else are you doing to bring joy to your life? What are you doing that may not bring joy to your life? If it doesn’t bring joy, then why are you doing it?
God cares about what you care about.
Your dreams are not far fetched, dreaming is a God-given gift. Dreaming is the beginning stages of a potential reality. The next step is moving in that dream.
God cares about what YOU care about.
Don’t let fears of failure hinder you from moving in what God has placed in your heart to do. He cares, and He’s listening.
He will strengthen you.
Don’t be afraid, for I am with you.
Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you.
I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.
Isaiah 41:10 NLT
Motherhood is exhausting, isn’t it?
Can I tell you that it wasn’t until recently that I realized something so eye-opening? I was feeling super tired, super fatigued, super unmotivated, super blah for about a week. Aside from being pregnant, I knew that this was much more than the energy being sucked out of me by the growing little human inside of me and my super active toddler.
During the altar call at my church’s worship service I went up for prayer and as I meditated on the words that the worship team was singing, I began to cry and ask God why I was feeling this way. Immediately, I heard His voice tell me that I was living off of my own strength and not His! It was at that moment that I surrendered it all at His feet and asked Him to take over. I share this to let you know that as moms we really think that we are superhumans and that we are invincible.. and we are! But there’s a catch. Our power comes through surrender.
If we continue living day by day with the baggage of the previous day, burn out is always the end result, and that’s why it’s so important to keep a constant connection with the giver of life and the renewer of our strength.
The way you raise your children will forever impact them.
“Direct your children onto the right path, and when they are older, they will not leave it.”
Proverbs 22:6 NLT
Moms are worriers by nature. Why? Because we want the best for our children. We want to protect our children. We want them to succeed. We don’t want them to feel pain. We want to give them the world in their hands. That’s just a mother’s heart.
The thing is, God has not called us to be worriers! This is why He makes these promises. Proverbs 22:6 is a promise that I will always hold dear to my heart, even when my children are grown up and I can no longer care for and protect them as I do now.
Don’t think for a second that the seeds that we plant in our children now will be thrown to the waste side. It just won’t happen. Instead, I believe that they will flourish within them and even when they are older and think that they could walk another path in life, their roots will be so deeply embedded that they will always find their way back to the original path that they have been predestined to walk.
The will forever be impacted by your instruction!
You are not alone.
He will feed his flock like a shepherd.
He will carry the lambs in his arms,
holding them close to his heart.
He will gently lead the mother sheep with their young.
Isaiah 40:11 NLT
I will admit that motherhood can feel lonely at times.
But I have to say that the majority of the time it gets lonely is because we get so consumed in our own lives that we tend to isolate ourselves. Sometimes we do it unintentionally. Sometimes it’s needed. But at the end of the day, the truth of the matter is, you are NOT alone in this.
Aside from having a whole community of mothers who can relate by the simple fact of knowing the struggle that comes with having babies, you have God. He is present. He hears you. And in Isaiah 40:11 He lets us know that He is always with us, helping us and LEADING US in raising our children. How beautiful is that?
I pray that you find these 5 promises uplifting and comforting on the days that you find were just ROUGH. You got this mama, and you’re doing an amazing job!
What are impacting scriptures that encourage you through motherhood? Share your favorite verses in the comments!