• Deborah Charles-Nelson

'My Top 10 Bible Scriptures for Mothers'

Updated: Dec 3, 2018

My faith is extremely important to me.

I was brought up as a Christian, but I would say I became a true believer in college. And my faith further developed another seven or so years later, when I found out I was pregnant.

There is an enormous amount of responsibility that comes over you when you realise you're about to be someone's mama! And, for me, that was also the point when I realised that I needed to depend on God a lot more, and cast my cares and worries onto Him. When you're pregnant, your emotions and mood really can impact the baby, so it's crucial to be calm. Anxiety and worry affect how we behave, and can cause real physical symptoms.

So mamas, here are ten of my favourite scriptures that pulled me through – and are still pulling me through! "Do not fear [anything], for I am with you; Do not be afraid, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, be assured I will help you; I will certainly take hold of you with My righteous right hand [a hand of justice, of power, of victory, of salvation]." Isaiah 41:10

"I sought the Lord, and He answered me; He delivered me from all my fears." Psalm 34:4

"Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid, for the Lord your God goes with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31:6

"The name of the Lord is a strong tower; The righteous run to it and are safe." Proverbs 18:10

"But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, He will teach you all things [...] Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid." John 14:26-27

"Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it." Proverbs 22:6

[Prayer: God, give me the wisdom and ability to bring up my child(ren) knowing You. May they be great ambassadors for Your kingdom.]

"No harm will overtake you, no disaster will come near your tent. For He will command His angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways; they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone." Psalm 91:10-12

"But He who formed you; “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; You are Mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, Nor shall the flame scorch you." Isaiah 43:1-2

[Prayer: Father help me to trust in You. God, cast out all the fear that is within me.]

"The wise woman builds her house, But the foolish pulls it down with her hands." Proverbs 14:1

[Prayer: Help me Lord to build up my home with positive words and kind actions. Show and teach me how to be the best mother to my child(ren).]

"I can do all this through Him who gives me strength." Philippians 4:13

Pray, trust that God is in control of the situation, and relax in His perfect will for your life!

You've got this, mama! xo