Being a new mom is an incredible experience and there’s nothing like meeting your baby for the first time. The newborn stage is filled with so many sweet moments bonding with your little one. We hope you have all the support you need postpartum, but it can be a challenging time for many moms. During this time, you may need encouragement, peace, and strength from the Lord.
No matter what your experience is in the postpartum period or how difficult it may be, God is with you. He sees every struggle and every hope you have for your child. To help you through this amazing and challenging time, here are 13 Bible verses for postpartum moms.
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13 Bible Verses for Postpartum Moms
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1. 1 Samuel 1:27
“I prayed for this child, and the Lord has granted me what I asked of him.” (NIV)
What a blessing it is to have a child. There are so many moms who pray for months or years that God would bless them with a child. This verse in 1 Samuel speaks of what the Lord has done. You and your baby should be celebrated as you enter this new journey of motherhood.
2. Proverbs 3:5-6
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” (NIV)
As soon as you bring your baby home, the questions might start to fill your head. Am I good enough? How can I be a good mother? What do I do God? The truth is, there’s no manual for parenthood but the Lord will always lead you. All you can do is trust in God and allow you to point you in the right direction. He will never leave you and he will never lead you astray.
3. Matthew 11:28-30
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 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. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” (NIV)
Motherhood can be both physically and mentally exhausting at times. There will be days when you feel like your burden is too heavy. In this verse, Jesus shares his promise to give us rest when we’re weary. Dear friend, if the weight of the world is on your shoulders, allow the Lord to carry your burden for you.
4. Romans 5:3-5
“Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.” (NIV)
If you’re struggling as a postpartum mom, remember that the difficult times in our life are what make us strong. This verse in Romans reminds us that there is a purpose in everything, and that we will have hope again. When you are having a hard time, remember that you’re not alone. Be sure to reach out to someone you love and tell them how you’re feeling.
5. Psalm 56:3
“When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.” (NIV)
Although it is brief, this verse is powerful. Speak this verse over yourself and your family any time you feel afraid. On the days when you feel like you don’t know what to do, put your trust in God. Even if you feel afraid over and over again, keep putting your trust in God. He never gives up on us no matter how many times we fail to trust him.
6. John 15:4
“Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.” (NIV)
What a comfort the words of Jesus are in the early days of motherhood. Let his words speak peace to your soul as he tells you that he will always be within you. Abiding with Jesus by praying and reading his word are so important when you’re in a transition period like this one.
7. Psalm 73:26
“My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.” (NIV)
We don’t have to be good enough because God is. No matter how many times we fail, the Lord never will. Let this verse be a comfort to you when you feel like you can’t seem to do the right thing. In a time like the postpartum period, it’s hard to feel like yourself when your emotions are all over the place. God will give you the strength you need to carry on and navigate life after birth.
8. 2 Corinthians 4:15-16
“All this is for your benefit, so that the grace that is reaching more and more people may cause thanksgiving to overflow to the glory of God. Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.” (NIV)
After giving birth, it can be hard to adjust to all the changes your body has gone through. But remember that your body created life. Give it time to heal and allow God to renew your mind during the process. Hold on to God’s promise that his glory will continue to shine through you everyday.
9. 2 Corinthians 12:9
“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.” (NIV)
Not only is it okay to admit when we’re weak, we can actually boast in our weakness. When we are weak, the Lord is strong. Our failures are not only a testimony for what God has done, they’re also an encouragement for other moms. God is powerful within you when you choose to free yourself from guilt or self-doubt.
10. Isaiah 41:10
“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” (NIV)
It’s not uncommon to feel fear and doubt during the postpartum period. Even though it’s such a joyful time, your emotions are usually all over the place. When you don’t know what to do, you may feel fearful or dismayed. God promises us in this verse that he will be our strength. His hand will rest upon you even when you’re afraid.
11. Isaiah 66:13
“As a mother comforts her child, so will I comfort you; and you will be comforted over Jerusalem.” (NIV)
How sweet is it that God would compare his love for us to our love for our own children.
A mother’s love is gentle and kind. When you need comfort, God will be there for you in the same way you are there for your little one. Remember that even your life for your own child is small compared to the love God has for you.
12. Philippians 4:6-7
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” (NIV)
This verse in Philippians is encouraging in every season. When we find ourselves anxious and worried about the future, we can take our requests to God. He reminds us often in the Bible that worrying doesn’t change anything. But prayer can change everything.
13. Galatians 6:9-10
“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.” (NIV)
When your day is filled with diaper changes and feeding your little one, the weeks start to run together. You might feel like you lack purpose, but you are planting seeds in your family. You may not see it yet, but one day when your children are older, you will see that God had a plan and a purpose.
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We hope that meeting your little one for the first time is everything you dreamed it would be. There’s nothing quite like the newborn phase and it can be a time of such joy and fulfillment. It can be a challenging season as well and a time when you need prayer and encouragement.
Reading the Bible is a great way to find hope and peace in your time of need. Whether you need strength to keep going or peace from anxiety and fear, turn to God’s hope for comfort. We hope these Bible verses for postpartum moms help you find the peace you’re looking for.