I love being a mom.
I love caring for our children. Guiding them. Teaching them. And simply hugging them.
Motherhood is such a beautiful thing.
But that doesn't mean I always sleep well at night. Or that I never worry. You see, I start to wonder if I'm a good enough mother . . . or at least the right one for this child.
Because -- between you and me -- I sometimes agonize over these gifts I've been given. These children of mine.
And I question whether I really have what it takes and if they're gonna turn out okay in the end. I need some reassurance and hope for those times when I'm filled with doubt and worry. I need to turn to the Scriptures to remind myself what is right and what is true.
5 Verses Every Mom Can Cling To and Count On
God will grant me the wisdom I need, if I ask Him for it. Even when I am at my "wit's end," I can go to Him for the answer.
If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. James 1:5
God will give me the strength to do what I've been called to do. I might feel weak and wobbly, but He is always strong.
I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. ~ Phil. 2:13
God will bless my faithful efforts and I mustn't grow weary. I should press on and keep doing the right thing, even when the going gets tough.
And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. ~ Gal. 6:9
God has given me a powerful love and I have nothing to fear. I will not pay attention to those discouraging whispers, but will only listen to the Voice of Truth.
....for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control. ~ II Tim. 1:7
God can do even more than I ask or imagine. I serve a great and mighty God who is more than able to restore and redeem.
Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us.... Eph. 3:20
So if you're anything like me and have times when you feel like you're in just a bit over your head, or not exactly the kind of mom you want to be? Then rest in these Truths - taken straight from the Word of God - that reassure us that He will equip us and give us all we need as a mom to these precious children.
*So these are some of my favorite Bible verses as a parent - what are some of your favorite verses?
Lisa Jacobson, Club31Women