Being a mama is exhausting. Not just in the physical sense, but emotionally and mentally as well. And don’t even get me started on spiritually. Typically our spirituality is the first thing that gets pushed aside, even though it’s the only thing that can get us through some days. Motherhood is not a job you can cut back on hours, take much-needed vacation time or sick days, or clock out at the end of the day. It’s a job that takes intention to find balance and rest.
For some reason, moms are the first group of people to feel guilty about rest. Have you noticed that? It’s like, if we are caught resting, we assume everyone around us will think we are lazy or incapable mothers. And even if we wanted to relax, it’s not like there is a lot of opportunities to do so.
But you know who does think rest is important and who doesn’t judge us but, in fact, encourages us to rest? GOD! Many verses in the Bible tell us about the importance of rest. Whether you like to read scripture at your leisure, or perhaps you’re studying an online Ministry Leadership master’s degree, you can always get encouragement from the Bible. It’s almost as if God knows the terrible things that happen when we neglect our inner peace. We get burnt out, quick-tempered, resentful, and the list goes on! I am a firm believer that God was helping us to avoid those feelings by providing us scripture to take away our guilt, encourage us, and honor our need for rest.
To feel less guilty, think of it this way, we get to rest IN HIM! He will carry our burdens and offer us a wholeness in our rest that we can’t find anywhere else — a wholeness that includes rest for our body, mind, and spirit. So next time you neglect your inner peace and think you can get by another day without rest, read these 8 Bible verses below.
Bible Verses For Tired Moms
1. 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.”
2. Hebrews 6:10
“God is not unjust; He will not forget your work and the love you have shown Him as you have helped His people and continue to help them.”
3. Mark 6:31
“Come with Me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.”
4. Psalm 4:8
“In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, Lord, make me dwell in safety.”
5. Exodus 33:14
“The Lord replied, ‘My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.’”
6. 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.”
7. Psalm 46:10
“He says, ‘Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations; I will be exalted in the earth.”
8. Isaiah 40:31
“But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”
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