Comfort in the Cupboards: Comforting Bible verses for weary moms

Today I won’t be sharing an early learning printable, book list, or a fun learning idea.

I’m just going to pour my heart out.

Do you mind?

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It’s been a stressful week.  It seems my readership has grown so much since I began blogging five months ago (great news!) that I’m using too much memory on my shared server (bad news).  My web host has found it necessary to put me on a new plan.  My inexpensive monthly fee has been bumped to one more than ten times greater.

When I received the first e-mail notice I felt shocked – angry – blindsided – heartsick.  Is this what it costs to run a blog?  Is this endeavor actually going to be a financial drain on my family?  That wasn’t exactly the point.

I’m not telling you this to elicit your sympathy (or your money :)).  But  I’m sharing what I should have done the first day.

Give it to God.

What does that mean, anyway?  It means that we do what 1 Peter 5:7 tells us to do, “Cast all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.”

It means not snapping at my kids when I receive another unwelcome e-mail from my web host.

It means not collapsing in tears of despair when I see that the hours I spent of resizing pictures did nothing to decrease my resource usage.

It means opening my Bible and reading God’s promises, folding my hands to seek his forgiveness, praising him for his blessings, and humbly asking for the outcome I desire – trusting that he’ll  fulfill the promise he made in Romans 8:28: “For we know that all things work for the good of those who love him.”

The fact is that during the day – as a mom of four small kids – I don’t get much quiet time.  Finding a quiet place to read my Bible is almost impossible.

However, I do find myself in the kitchen a lot.

So I’m putting my comfort in the cupboards.

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 Tonight I printed some comforting Bible verses and used clear contact paper to post them right inside my cupboard doors.

They’re designed to encourage me when the day is just rough – whether that’s because I’m paying more than I want to pay for a web host, my blog’s visitor count is way down from last week, or I just. can’t. stand. the preschool squabbles one second longer… God has an answer for me.

I’m sharing these because I’ll hope they’ll be a comfort for you, too.

When I’ve been a lousy mom…

  • “I have swept away your offenses like a cloud, your sins like the morning mist.  Return to me, for I have redeemed you.” (Isaiah 44:22)
  • The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.  Psalm 51:17
  • I, even I, am he who blots out your transgressions, for my own sake, and remembers your sin no more. (Isaiah 43:25)
  • As far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgression from us.  (Psalm 103:12)

When I’m overcome with worry…

  • Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. (Proverbs 3:5)
  • Be still, and know that I am God. (Psalm 46:10)
  • The Lord longs to be gracious to you; he rises to show you compassion.  For the Lord is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for him.  (Isaiah 30:18)
  • In my anguish I cried to the Lord, and he answered by setting me free.  (Psalm 118:5)
  • Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord. (Psalm 27:14)

When I’m overburdened:

  • For I am the Lord, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, “Do not fear.  I will help you.” (Isaiah 41:14)
  • The Lord is close to the broken hearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.  (Psalm 34:18)
  • He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.  (Isaiah 40:29)
  • The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles.” (Psalm 34:17)

When I need an eternal perspective:

  • Now is your time of grief, but I will see you again and you will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy.  (John 16:22)
  • My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.  (Psalm 73:26)
  • He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? (Romans 8:32)
  • “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace.  In this world you will have trouble.  But take heart!  I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33)

When God has delivered me:

  • I will be glad and rejoice in your love, for you saw my affliction and knew the anguish of my soul.  (Psalm 31:7)
  • For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.  (Psalm 100:5)
  • Shouts of joy and victory resound in the tens of the righteous, “The Lord’s right hand has done mighty things!” (Psalm 118:15)
  • Because you are my help, I sing in the shadow of your wings.  (Psalm 63:7)

Print your own passages, or get mine here:  Comforting Bible verses for weary moms

 

And may the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus!  (Philippians 4:7)

 

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Comments

    • annageig says

      Thanks, Ruth! I have a lead for a cheaper web host, but I’ve got a few more months with my current host to use up the money I’ve invested. I’ll definitely be asking around! By the way, thanks for posting about my writer’s toolbox idea on your blog!

  1. Jenny says

    Thanks for sharing this idea with us. I know that theese verses are exactly what I need to read & be reminded that I am not on this journey alone! Thanks again & blessings to you & your family.

  2. Juli vrotney says

    Thank you for the verses and for the inspiration to keep God’s word close by….will be praying for you..for wisdom.

  3. says

    thank you so much for sharing this idea and these verses. We’re featuring your Which One is Different? worksheets tomorrow at our Finished Friday Link-Up. I’m going to add a link to this post as well…I think it’ll encourage lots of moms :)
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  4. says

    Hi! Visiting from The Pin Junkie Friday link party! What a great idea to put the scripture on the kitchen cupboards. I have a bunch of phone numbers and recipes on the inside doors, but no scriptures….yet! Thanks for a great post!

  5. says

    I’m sorry for the frustration you experienced. I know how hard it is and how much needed it is to find some quiet moments during the day, especially when you get news that is stressful. Hopefully you have had some moments to get things on track with what you want and need. Thanks so much for linking up at the Real Family Fun link party! Hope to see you next week.
    KC
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    • annageig says

      Thanks so much for stopping by! I have a few months to find a different (and I hope MUCH less expensive!) web host. Thanks for hosting the link party!

  6. Lisa says

    Thank you for posting those verses, printing them and putting them on the inside of my kitchen cabinets is a great idea!! With school coming to a close and my (aspergers) son being home with me all day, I know I’ll be opening the cupboards alot!!! I like what I see here and I’m going to be subscribing as soon as I’m done with this!

    • annageig says

      So glad that you’ve found me, Lisa! How old is your son? We have aspergers in our extended family – I know it presents a unique set of joys and challenges!

  7. Rebekah K. says

    Thank you so much for sharing these, I think that’s a wonderful idea and I will have to start putting some of these around the house for inspiration and comfort as I navigate all the challenges/blessings that motherhood entails :)

  8. Lee Anne says

    I recently painted the insides of my cupboards with chalkboard paint….. to write recipes on. I will be writing scriptures today!!

  9. says

    What a genius idea, putting Scripture inside the cupboards! I love hanging Bible truths around the house in the from of colorful printables, but I’d never thought to hide them in “secret” places where I’d see them constantly. Thanks for the suggestion. Visiting from Mom’s Library.
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  10. says

    Ten fold increase in hosting fees is a lot! Hope you find a good inexpensive one to replace it. Love your idea of scripture in the cupboard and especially love the scriptures you chose for worry and feeling overburdened. Blessings! Thanks so much for sharing on Busy Monday!

  11. Alexis Tanner says

    My mother-in-law does something just like this! She puts quotes, affirmations, and scriptures around her home as well. Thanks for sharing! I’m featuring this tonight at my link party and pinning!

    • annageig says

      Thanks so much, Alexis! I should follow your mother-in-law’s example and spread them around more!

  12. says

    Thank you for taking the time to put these wonderful verses together! The first few really spoke to me this morning. I find it so easy to fall into the pit of feeling so guilty that I can’t move forward. God bless and thanks for sharing your heart! :)

  13. Krystie says

    Thank you so much for sharing these! I cannot express how much of a treasure it is to have these scriptures categorized in this manner in one place.

  14. Mary says

    Thanks so much for the great idea n encouraging words
    many God bless you as you have blessed us
    Jesus name. Amen

  15. Micah says

    Thank you :-) I burst into tears reading this. I am a young mum of 3 precious kids, home schooling my eldest and my second will be starting school next year. I have been struggling a lot lately. Am i doing the right thing to homeschool? Am i a good mum? What should i be doing to be a better mum?….my list of inequities seemed to be growing by the day….You have reminded me not in my own strength but his, I need to lean on my father when i am weak. Thank you :-)

    • Anna Geiger says

      Hello, Micah!
      I’m so glad this post was encouraging to you! I know how it is to be struggling with feeling inadequate and not good enough. That is a constant challenge for me, and I overburden myself. What a blessing to know that in Jesus, we ARE good enough. We’re perfect in God’s sight! And when we fall again, he picks us up and strengthens us with his word. I don’t homeschool, but I share many, many free homeschooling resources here. I hope you get a chance to browse around if you haven’t yet! Have a great week.

  16. Angela Mosley says

    Thank you for your posts. I really needed this. I write down bibe verses & put them all over my mirror, on my dresser, the fridge, give them to my kids each day on note cards & now since school has started, in their lunch boxes each day. We spend a lot of time in the kitchen too, which unfortunately seems to be where most of the chaos begins. Thank you for your encouraging verses & your wonderful idea of taping the verses inside the cabinets! It will surely make us each stop to think & refocus. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

    • Anna Geiger says

      You’re so welcome, Angela, and thanks for encouraging me with your comment! I love the idea of packing them in school lunches. That’s something for me to do this year!

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