Hi, Momma! You are doing important work loving on your sweet little kiddos. But, some days can really wear you down. Sometimes (lol, okay, most of the time for me), you don’t even get a minute of peace to use the restroom. The baby is crying after a diaper blow out, the toddler knocks over a potty full of peepee, and dinner is still frozen solid at 5:30pm. For those days, take comfort in these 25 encouraging Bible verses for tired moms.
You’ve got this, Momma.
Even more than that, God’s got you.
My sweet friend Tiffany from the Wholesome Housewife and I have teamed up to bring you this huge list of encouraging Bible verses. Tiffany has TONS of great info and encouragement for mommas, especially if you’re struggling with post partum depression or want to live the crunchy life. Check out her awesome site!
Do you know that old hymn about “standing on the promises of God”? These are promises for when you’re too tired to stand. You can just sit on these truths and know that the One Who entrusted these little lives to you has got your back.
There’s a printable version (just verses, no commentary) if you want to print this out, hang it on your fridge, and be reminded of His love and care for you daily!
Encouraging Bible Verses for Tired Moms
“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.” NLT
This is one of my favorites! Momma, ask the Lord to carry your babies in His arms and to lead you gently through this challenging season of motherhood. He is gentle and humble of spirit; see below.
“Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” NIV
He promises us rest for our souls. After sleepless nights with newborns or toddlers, every momma longs for this rest that He promises to give.
“Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.” KJV
When you’re up in the night yet again with a little one or pregnancy insomnia, remember that you’re not alone. The Lord your God is not slumbering or sleeping either. He knows you, He’s watching over you, and He’s loving you right now.
2 Peter 1:2-4
“Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord, as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue, by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature,” NKJV
There’s so much awesomeness in these verses!
First, on those super crazy, hectic, tiring days, we can pray that His grace and peace be multiplied in our homes! When I’m exhausted and the littles are crazy, I definitely need grace and peace in multiples at my home!
Second, that grace and peace come through knowing Him. You can ask Him for more knowledge and understanding of Himself.
Third, His power gives us all the things that we need for this life and to live in a godly way for Him.
Fourth, I love these great and precious promises that He offers us!!! Yay for words of life in a draining day!
1 Corinthians 15:51
“Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed…” NIV
Haha, a little Bible humor for you! This verse is actually talking about the second coming of Jesus Christ… but it’s funny if you think about it with little babies instead! 😀
Laughter is good for your soul, sweet mama, even when you’re up in the middle of the night changing a diaper and soothing a sleepless baby.
“Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God–this is your true and proper worship.” NIV
Did you know that you’re worshiping God right now? As you sacrifice your time, clean clothes, and sleep to care for your babies, you are a living sacrifice. Serving your family can be your act of worship to the Lord.
“I can do all things [which He has called me to do] through Him who strengthens and empowers me [to fulfill His purpose—I am self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency; I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him who infuses me with inner strength and confident peace.]” AMP
You, friend, are ready for anything and equal to anything through Him! He sent you the right kiddos, and He will give you the strength to get through potty training, late nights, and food fights.
You can do anything He asks you to through the strength that He gives. Simply ask Him for strength and keep on asking!
“Don’t you yet understand? Don’t you know by now that the everlasting God, the Creator of the farthest parts of the earth, never grows faint or weary? No one can fathom the depths of his understanding. He gives power to the tired and worn out, and strength to the weak. Even the youths shall be exhausted, and the young men will all give up. But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength. They shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.” TLB
Yes and amen! God has power to give you, tired and worn out Momma! You can ask Him to renew your strength and give you the energy to keep up with those kids and get through this day.
These verses speak the the truth that even the kids will get exhausted at some point! Yay!! There’s hope that they’ll nap eventually!
“You gave abundant showers, O God; You refreshed your weary inheritance.” NIV
Love this! God is in the business of refreshing His people when they are tired. He did it for His people Israel, and He can do it for you today!
Also, I laughed out loud when I initially read the “abundant showers” part since I was reading it on a day when I hadn’t showered in 4 days due to caring for a busy toddler and newborn. Praying that He gives you and me time for abundant showers, Mama!
“Trust in Him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts to Him, for God is our refuge.” NIV
This is a fabulous verse for those days when you’re not sure how you’re going to make it through. You can pour out your heart to Him. You can take comfort in how He shields you.
“She sets about her work vigorously; her arms are strong for her tasks.” NIV
My 17 year old niece recently told me that she was developing “mom arms” while holding my fussy newborn for the umpteenth time that day. It totally made me think of this verse.
God gives you strength in those “mom arms” to keep on keepin’ on. He will give you the strength to hold that teething baby and to tote that bag full of groceries. Ask Him for some spunk and vigor to get your daily work done. You are strong and vigorous, friend!
1 Peter 5:7
“casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.” NKJV
Rest in this one, lady. Put all of your worries and weights onto His strong shoulders. Let it sink deep into your soul that He cares about everything that concerns you. You’re in good hands.
2 Corinthians 1:3
“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort,” NIV
Your Heavenly Father is full of compassion for what you’re going through today. He has all of the comfort in the world at His disposal to calm and soothe your weary heart. What a wonderful God He is!
“Blessed are those who have learned to acclaim You, who walk in the light of Your presence, Lord. They rejoice in Your name all day long; they celebrate Your righteousness.” NIV
Some translations of the word blessed mean “to get happy.” To acclaim means to praise enthusiastically and publicly. How great is that?! We get happy when we enthusiastically and publicly praise the Lord! Publicly doesn’t have to mean in front of the whole church congregation. It can definitely be in front of your little flock of children.
I can definitely use more happy on my tiring days with babies! Let’s get praising the Lord with enthusiasm to our kiddos!
1 Peter 2:2
“Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation,” NIV
As moms, we are so familiar with the imagery of a baby craving milk. Those sweet little mouths will howl for their milk when those little tummies are hungry.
In the same way, crave and fight for your time in the Word. It might not look like it did before you had kids (like, reading a whole book of the Bible in one sitting or actually finishing a devotional reading without an interruption).
But you can seek out a verse or two to meditate on throughout the day. Read a verse and ponder it while you clean the bathroom. Share a verse with your littles at lunch. Be hungry for the Bible often throughout the day.
“And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever,” ESV
You’re not alone. Jesus sends the Holy Spirit to every Christian, and He is right there with you in everything. Even better than that, He’s there to help you. Even when your hubby works late and there’s no one around to talk to, you are not alone!
“The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, He leads me beside quiet waters, He refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for His name’s sake.” NIV
Let those sweet words wash over your weary heart. God looks out for you.
He makes sure that you lack nothing that you need.
He leads you next to still places and wants you to lie down in soft grass and rest.
He wants to refresh your soul.
He shows you the right way to go to bring glory to Himself.
Claim these sweet promises, and ask He to show them to you in this trying time.
“It is senseless for you to work so hard from early morning until late at night, fearing you will starve to death; for God wants his loved ones to get their proper rest.” TLB
God wants you to get your proper rest. On those days when we’re up early and going to bed late with little babies, we can ask God to help us get our proper rest. He knows, and in His wonder-working power, He can figure out a way to help us get what we need to keep on keeping on.
And you can totally pray this for and with your little ones!
“My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me:” KJV
Just like you can pick out your baby’s cry among the sounds of other children, Jesus wants you to hear His voice. Next time your little one cries, use it as a reminder to ask God to help you hear His voice distinctly today. Some days, I get lots of chances to practice that prayer. 😉
“Never! Can a mother forget her nursing child? Can she feel no love for the child she has borne? But even if that were possible, I would not forget you!” NLT
I just love this! We can never forget our little nursling in our very arms, much less fail to love the little ones placed in our care?!
How much more does God love us!! He never forgets us, not for a single second! We are written on the His heart and the palms of His hands.
“neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” NIV
You are loved, my friend! Ever so very much!!!! Rest in that love today. Look in the mirror and tell your precious face, “You are LOVED!”
“I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through His Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.” NIV
So much love! My 3 year old and I were looking at the clouds the other day, and we talked about how Jesus loves us all the way up to those clouds. Revel in that love today, friend! Wrap yourself in it like a great big cozy blanket!
“The Lord who gives us sunlight in the daytime and the moon and stars to light the night, and who stirs the sea to make the roaring waves—His name is Lord Almighty—says this: I am as likely to reject My people Israel as I am to do away with these laws of nature!” NIV
Is the sun still shining? Did the moon appear in the night sky? If so, then He still loves you and calls you His very own.
“The LORD your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in His love He will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.” NIV
How wonderful is that?! He is a Mighty Warrior who saves you, and He rejoices over you with singing! Try singing with your kids today as a reminder that God is so delighted with you that He bursts out in song over you!
“And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.” NIV
Wherever you are today, whatever you need, know that He can meet your needs. And His resources are unlimited!
Additional Reading for Tired Moms
Looking for more encouragement?
Quiet Time: a Devotional Retreat for Moms in the Trenches is an amazing devotional written by my dear friend Samantha. She’s a pastor’s wife and momma to 4 little humans. She knows about crazy, and she shares all she’s learned about letting God refresh her heart on weary days with encouraging Bible verses and sweet words.
Bible Promises for You is packed full of encouraging Bible verses! It’s listed by topic to help you easily find a verse for a specific concern. I love to pray the words of Scripture back to God. He is faithful to His Word!
Jesus Always is an amazing, inspiring daily devotional that focuses on finding joy in Jesus! It’s written from the viewpoint of God’s perspective and is packed with encouraging Scripture.
Sending love and hugs your way today, Mama! We can do this!