The life of a working mom is pretty tough some days. Often when I am having a hard day I tend to vent and complain or just get stuck in my head with a downward spiral of negative thoughts. This doesn’t usually solve any of my problems or feel good, but it seems to be my go-to response.
But I’m learning that taking my problems and my thoughts to God can make a world of difference in how I feel, how I respond, and my ability to turn my hard days into better days. I voice my concerns and issues to God and then I fill myself up with the truth of what He says. I listen to His voice and I dive into His word to fix my thoughts on things that are good and true and righteous.
I thought it would be helpful to share 52 Bible verses for working moms that I’ve used to help fill me up with the truth of God’s word. We don’t have to live in a pit of defeat, self-doubt, mom guilt, worry, fear, and exhaustion. We can live out the fullness of His promises to us, trusting that He is good and faithful, and desires to lavish us with His love.
(I’ve also created some fun scripture cards for each of these verses that are now available as a digital download. If you would like your own cards, see the end of this post for all the details.)
Verses for Trusting God’s Plan and Being Content
1. Jeremiah 29:11
“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.”
2. Philippians 4:11-12
Not that I was ever in need, for I have learned how to be content with whatever I have. I know how to live on almost nothing or with everything. I have learned the secret of living in every situation, whether it is with a full stomach or empty, with plenty or little.
3. Proverbs 3:5-6
Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.
4. Romans 8:28
And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.
5. Psalm 118:5-6
In my distress I prayed to the Lord, and the Lord answered me and set me free. The Lord is for me, so I will have no fear. What can mere people do to me?
6. 1 John 5:14-15
And we are confident that he hears us whenever we ask for anything that pleases him. And since we know he hears us when we make our requests, we also know that he will give us what we ask for.
7. Jeremiah 17:7-8
But blessed are those who trust in the Lord and have made the Lord their hope and confidence. They are like trees planted along a riverbank, with roots that reach deep into the water. Such trees are not bothered by the heat or worried by long months of drought. Their leaves stay green, and they never stop producing fruit.
8. Philippians 1:6
And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.
Verses for Perseverance
9. Philippians 3:14
I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.
10. Galatians 6:9
So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up.
11. James 1:2-4
Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing.
Verses Regarding Safety and Salvation for our Households
12. Acts 16:31
They replied, “Believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved, along with everyone in your household.”
13. Isaiah 54:13
I will teach all your children, and they will enjoy great peace.
14. Psalm 100:5
For the Lord is good. His unfailing love continues forever, and his faithfulness continues to each generation.
15. Proverbs 22:6
Direct your children onto the right path, and when they are older, they will not leave it.
Verses about Relying on God’s Strength
16. Philippians 4:13
For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.
17. Isaiah 12:2
See, God has come to save me. I will trust in him and not be afraid. The Lord God is my strength and my song; he has given me victory.”
18. Hebrews 13:21
May he equip you with all you need for doing his will. May he produce in you, through the power of Jesus Christ, every good thing that is pleasing to him. All glory to him forever and ever! Amen.
19. 2 Corinthians 12:9-10
Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me. That’s why I take pleasure in my weaknesses, and in the insults, hardships, persecutions, and troubles that I suffer for Christ. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
20. Isaiah 40:29
He gives power to the weak and strength to the powerless.
21. Exodus 14:14
The Lord himself will fight for you. Just stay calm.
Verses About Work
22. Philippians 2:14-15
Do everything without complaining and arguing, so that no one can criticize you. Live clean, innocent lives as children of God, shining like bright lights in a world full of crooked and perverse people.
23. Philippians 2:13
For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him.
24. Colossians 3:23-24
Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people. Remember that the Lord will give you an inheritance as your reward, and that the Master you are serving is Christ.
25. Colossians 3:17
And whatever you do or say, do it as a representative of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through him to God the Father.
26. 1 Peter 4:10
God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another.
Verses to Tackle Worry and Anxiety
27. Joshua 1:9
This is my command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.
28. 2 Timothy 1:7
For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.
29. Psalm 46:10
“Be still, and know that I am God! I will be honored by every nation. I will be honored throughout the world.”
30. Philippians 4:6-7
Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.
31. Matthew 6:31-34
So don’t worry about these things, saying, ‘What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?’ These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs. Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need. So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.
32. Isaiah 26:3
You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you!
Verses About Our Thoughts
33. Colossians 3:1-2
Since you have been raised to new life with Christ, set your sights on the realities of heaven, where Christ sits in the place of honor at God’s right hand. Think about the things of heaven, not the things of earth.
34. Philippians 4:8
And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.
Verses Reminding Us to Spread Love
35. 1 Peter 4:8-9
Most important of all, continue to show deep love for each other, for love covers a multitude of sins. Cheerfully share your home with those who need a meal or a place to stay.
36. Hebrews 10:24-25
Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near.
Verses for When We Mess Up
37. Isaiah 44:22
I have swept away your sins like a cloud. I have scattered your offenses like the morning mist. Oh, return to me, for I have paid the price to set you free.
38. Psalm 51:17
The sacrifice you desire is a broken spirit. You will not reject a broken and repentant heart, O God.
39. Isaiah 43:25
I—yes, I alone—will blot out your sins for my own sake and will never think of them again.
40. Psalm 103:12
He has removed our sins as far from us as the east is from the west.
Verses for When We are Weary
41. Matthew 11:28-30
Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.”
42. 1 Peter 5:7
Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.
43. Psalm 34:17-19
The Lord hears his people when they call to him for help. He rescues them from all their troubles. The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those whose spirits are crushed. The righteous person faces many troubles, but the Lord comes to the rescue each time.
44. Psalm 73:26
My health may fail, and my spirit may grow weak, but God remains the strength of my heart; he is mine forever.
Verses that Promise Blessings and Joy
45. Psalm 128:1-2
How joyful are those who fear the Lord— all who follow his ways! You will enjoy the fruit of your labor. How joyful and prosperous you will be!
46. Joshua 1:8
Study this Book of Instruction continually. Meditate on it day and night so you will be sure to obey everything written in it. Only then will you prosper and succeed in all you do.
47. Galatians 5:22-23
But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!
Verses Regarding Wisdom
48. James 1:5
If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking.
49. Proverbs 13:20
Walk with the wise and become wise; associate with fools and get in trouble.
50. Proverbs 14:1
A wise woman builds her home, but a foolish woman tears it down with her own hands.
Verses for Seasons of Waiting
51. Isaiah 30:18
So the Lord must wait for you to come to him so he can show you his love and compassion. For the Lord is a faithful God. Blessed are those who wait for his help.
52. Psalm 27:14
Wait patiently for the Lord. Be brave and courageous. Yes, wait patiently for the Lord.
Printable Verse Cards
I pray that these verses nourish your soul and inspire you to keep on living for God with great love. As busy moms, it can be hard to find a lengthy time of quiet to spend reading the Word and praying. Sometimes, we might only have a moment to read over a verse as we rush off to our next thing.
Which is why I’ve created a printable card for each one of these verses. With this set of printable scripture cards, you can hang them up throughout your home or office, you can stick one in your planner to meditate on throughout your day, you can tuck one in your purse to peak at when things get a little rocky, or wherever you need a little pick me up.
I’ve created these scripture cards as a digital PDF download. They are 3″ x 5″ cards, set three to a page (18 pages total). They will print on standard 8.5″ x 11″ paper, but I would recommend using something sturdy like card stock or you can laminate them. They were designed to easily print on these Avery brand Index Cards if you want to avoid hand cutting 52 cards. I’ve created them in full color (and I think they are so darn cute in color!), but you can print them black and white as well to save your ink cartridges.
The full PDF file with all 52 verse cards included is available for just $3.00.
IMPORTANT: The “Buy Now” link will redirect you to PayPal for payment. These Bible verse cards are delivered in digital form as a PDF, no physical product will be shipped. After purchase, you will be sent a download link in an email from SendOwl Downloads, my digital products delivery service. Shoot me an email if you have any questions or issues. (Note: all scriptures verses are in the New Living Translation.)
Today’s Action Step
I included 52 different Bible verses for working moms on this list to give you at least one verse a week to meditate on. Select one of the verses on this list that most speaks to you in your present season of life. Read and meditate on the verse as often as possible throughout your day or week.
All scripture verses are from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation copyright 1996, 2004, 2007 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois, 60188. All rights reserved.