Scriptures to Encourage New Moms

A long awaited arrival…sweet baby cuddles…precious memories! Gosh, I am in need of a baby fix now!

Bringing home a new baby is full of joy and excitement. However, it’s also a time of high emotions, physical exhaustion, and new education. In those moments, we have a God that we can lean on for strength and comfort.

Here are a collection of scriptures to encourage new moms from moms who’ve been there. These moms not only share the scripture, but also the reason it brought them such motivation in those tough days as a new mom.

So, whether this is your first time as a new mom or your fifth, rest in the promises of His word and be uplifted by the words of moms who’ve been there.

Scriptures for new moms

6 Encouraging Bible Verses for New Moms

You can print these verses to read in times of struggle, you can memorize them, you can listen to them on repeat from the Bible app, you can write them or display them in your home, or you can sing them to your baby. Whatever helps you and keeps you focused on God and His word is the perfect way to use these scriptures to encourage you as a new mom.

When you have fears as a new mom….

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

I remember crumbling to the floor like a pack of cards and shedding a few tears after saying goodbye to my mum. She had just spent 6 weeks helping me out with my newborn son and was her way back home. In my part of the world, some cultures encourage mothers to spend time to help, nurture and support their daughters and new born child as they navigate their new season of life. Some mothers spend as long as 3-6 months to help out their daughters. My mum spent 6 weeks with me helping out with meals, bathing and holding my son so that I could rest.

So, seeing her leave that day left me feeling sad and helpless. But in that moment, I chose to look up to God and ask him for strength to keep moving. I knew that he was with me and will stand with me to help me navigate this season of my life as a new mom. Remember this whenever you feel overwhelmed and helpless – God says that he will give you all the strength you need and he will help you navigate your role as a new mom seamlessly. You just need to trust him.

-Ufuoma Fijabi (

When you have to leave your new baby…

He will feed His flock like a shepherd; He will gather the lambs with His arm, And carry them in His bosom, And gently lead those who are with young.

Isaiah 40:11 NKJV

This is one of my favorite motherhood scriptures. I came across this scripture through a women’s group, shortly after I became a mother and it is a scripture I hold on to every now and then. I remember when I had to travel for a 3 weeks short course, without my 3 month old baby. Initially, I was nervous and anxious about leaving my baby. I didn’t want to go, despite the fact that I had my husband’s support and my mum also promised to take care of my baby while I was away.

While trusting God on what step to take, this was the word that dropped in my heart ‘that he will gently lead those who are with young’….and that was what I held on to while I travelled for those 3 weeks. Every single day that I called my mum, she testified of how the Lord was gently leading her, and it was really amazing. I could go on and on sharing how the Lord has been true to this word but all I can say in my 5 years of biological motherhood is that indeed, the Lord feeds his flock like a shepherd, he gathers the lamb with his arms and he gently leads those who are with young.

-Oluwapelumi Boluwaji (

When you feel like the house is always a mess….

Where there are no oxen, the manger is clean, but abundant crops come by the strength of the ox.

Proverbs 14:4 ESV

Joe (my husband) and I were reading this chapter in Proverbs this morning and it brought back a fabulous memory… years ago, I was pregnant, we had 2 of our own kids and were fostering 3 family members. Their ages were 5, 4, 3, 2, and 1. While I enjoyed loving and caring for them all, I was struggling with house work in a big way. When Joe came home from work I was crying about the mess and apologizing. Joe says to me, “didn’t you read Proverbs today?”

I said, “yeah so”… what does that have to do with anything?” He lovingly reminded me that if we didn’t have any kids sure we would have a clean house, but then what? No babies. Just like if there were no oxen the manger would be clean.

Some things are messy, but so worth it. And, the “abundant crops” equals the joy and satisfaction from raising God’s blessings. I hope you remember this too, Mom.

-Judy Jaworski, church planter’s wife, grandmother of 3, mother of 5

Encouragement for when you feel like you giving up…

‘The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.’

Lamentations 3:22-23 ESV

This verse reminds me that whatever I’m going through as a mom, the LORD will be faithful to me and my family. His mercies are ‘new every morning’; just when I think I can’t go on, something happens that allows me to make it through the day. Or when something bad happens and I realize: it could have been so much worse – thank you Lord for preserving us once again.

Our journey as mothers unfolds one day at a time and He is faithful in different ways every single day. Watching out for these ‘God moments’ has helped me put greater trust in His love for us and His constant care for our family.

-SJE, mom of 3

Scripture for when you feel overwhelmed as a new mom…

“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 of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.”

2 Corinthians 12:9 NIV

Motherhood will highlight your weaknesses in ways you never imagined! You will come to the end of your own strength multiple times every day. That’s when Christ’s strength in you will become not just an encouraging Scripture but a living reality that can sustain you through even the hardest days.

-Lieren (

When you’ve experienced the loss of a baby…

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

Romans 8:28 NIV

Before God blessed me with my Son Waylon, he made me a mother a year prior (after trying for years to conceive) to a baby my husband and I lost through a miscarriage. This was an extremely hard time for my husband and I, but in this time God revealed himself to me in mighty ways.

As I was writing a letter to my unborn baby one night, the words on the paper were not my own. These words were not ones out of sadness and bitterness towards my situation or towards God, but instead words of thanks, praise, faith and trust in our Amazing God! I ended the letter with Romans 8:28.

I am not sure why God never let us meet our baby this side of Heaven and we may never know the answer, but I am so comforted knowing that my husband and I love God, and that all things work together for good for those who love Him and are called according to his purpose.

-Jessica McKaye, Pastor’s Wife, Mom

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6 thoughts on “Scriptures to Encourage New Moms

  1. These are so powerful! I was especially struck by the proverb “where there are no oxen the manger is clean.” I needed to hear that right now as the constant mess of four little ones overwhelms me daily. What a mental shift to see the mess as actually a blessing because it means I have children to make it!

  2. Thank you Arrica for the opportunity to share. God’s word can always be a great comfort to new moms. This scripture “where there are no oxen the manger is clean.” struck chord too. Never really looked at it in that light.

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