Are you feeling overwhelmed, tired, or anxious? Check out these 23 powerful words of encouragement for moms who need hope.

These beautiful words of encouragement are scripture verses that come directly from God.

In addition to scripture verses, I would say the second-best way to encourage women is with words of encouragement from other moms.

Guess what? This is your lucky day. (Oops, Christians say “blessed,” not “lucky.”)

Today, you get a double dose of uplifting words from scripture and encouragement from other moms!

So, let’s hold hands together as we slog through the muddy trenches of mom life. Grab on tight; you’ll feel better after you read these twenty-three quotes and scriptures!

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Biblical Words of Encouragement For Moms

Check out these biblical words of encouragement for moms who are tired and feeling discouraged.

The reality is that your story is not over. God is working amid your pain. The Bible says we are not forsaken, crushed, or overtaken, no matter what has happened.

Philippians 4:8-9 says, “We are pressed on every side by troubles, but we are not crushed. We are perplexed, but not driven to despair. We are hunted down but never abandoned by God; We get knocked down, but we are not destroyed “(NLT).

Additionally, He is working through your suffering to bring you to a new place. We let our emotions take over the Truth and let fear into the situation. It is easy to do!

In reality, even discouragement is a gift if we lean into Jesus. It can bring about many good things if we look at the whole picture.

Our trial ultimately stirs up the hope of Jesus. It gives Him a chance to step into our situation and work when maybe He was not invited to do so before now.

God sees you. He knows you are stretched from limb to limb. He thought of you when these verses were first penned thousands of years ago.

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What Are Inspiring Words For a Mother

Check out these words of encouragement for a mom who needs hope. These aren’t just quotes; they are powerful scriptures that will help you move on to a better place in life. God’s word is healing to the most tired of souls.

Philippians 4:13 

“I can do all things through him who strengthens me” (NIV).

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Isaiah 41:10 

“Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

Deuteronomy 31:6 

“Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.”

Isaiah 40:31 

“But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.”

Psalm 55:22

“Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken.”

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Hebrews 13:5b

“God has said, ‘Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.’”

Exodus 33:14

“The LORD replied, ‘My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.’”

Galatians 6:9

Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”

(Such great words of encouragement for moms!)

Joshua 1:9

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.”

2 Chronicles 20:17

“You will not have to fight this battle. Take up your positions; stand firm and see the deliverance the LORD will give you, Judah and Jerusalem. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Go out to face them tomorrow, and the LORD will be with you.”

What Do You Say to An Overwhelmed Mother?

Check out these quotes that give words of encouragement for moms.

These inspirational quotes for struggling moms are words that will help you get up and fight another day. You may punch the devil in the nose today.

Go ahead, I dare you!

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Strong Mom Quotes:

“The world has reduced the high call of motherhood to little more than a “stop-over” on the highway of life–but God sees moms as warriors in a spiritual battle. Gird up!”~Heidi St. John


“Perseverance is every mother’s call. It is success that is gained through patient trial and even error. It is its own reward. Don’t give up. Persevere.” ~Heidi St. John


“When we choose thankful prayer over wallowing in anxiety and worry, we are demonstrating an unwavering trust in God.”~Priscilla Shirer

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“Daring to set boundaries is about having the courage to love ourselves even when we risk disappointing others.”~Joyce Meyer


“God doesn’t make mistakes. He gave you the exact children that you were meant to have. None of them were accidentally put in your heart, home, and family.~Tessa W., Aimed at the Heart


(Aren’t these great words of encouragement for moms?)

“We didn’t get to choose our DNA, body type, birthday, time slot in history, or many of our circumstances and challenges, but make no mistake, we do get to choose what kind of women [mom] we are going to be.”~Beth Moore


“If Jesus gives us a task or assigns us to a difficult season, every ounce of our experience is meant for our instruction and completion if only we’ll let Him finish the work. I fear, however, that we are so attention-deficit that we will settle for bearable when beauty is just around the corner.~Beth Moore


“God knows you better than you know yourself. He knew your kids before you did, and He put you together to accomplish His purposes. He has great confidence in you.“~Lisa Mullen, The Merry Momma


“Is prayer your steering wheel or your spare tire?”~Corrie Ten Boom


“You don’t need to know all the gossip. You need to know God.~Joyce Meyer


“Being an imperfect mother is not a sign of being the wrong mother. It is a sign of our dependence on Jesus.”~Lisa Mullen, The Merry Momma”


“The pain is a part of the process of bringing forth life. And if we skip the pain, we skip part of the process.”~Chrystal Evans Hurst


“Most every night I go to bed feeling like my best wasn’t good enough, again…Even when our best isn’t good enough, He [Jesus] begins to turn our water into wine.”~Priscilla Shirer, on motherhood.

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What Do You Say to a Struggling Mother Who Needs Hope?

Keep reminding yourself that you are not alone.

God is with you.

Ask Him to help you get through each day. Additionally, don’t let your discouragement turn into despair. If you trust God with all the details, your story will have a good ending.

Focus on what you cannot see to help you to fight discouragement. Furthermore, the Bible says your affliction is momentary compared to eternity.

Friend, there is so much going on behind the scenes that you may never know until heaven.

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Trust that God will align all the details in His timing.  Hang on to the truth until you find the end of your story, and continually read these words of encouragement for moms when you need a shot of hope.

You may not be okay right now, but you will be okay. You will get through this time of discouragement.

Remember Priscilla Shirer’s words: When we choose thankful prayer over wallowing in anxiety and worry, we are demonstrating an unwavering trust in God.”

What words of encouragement for moms do you have? Comment below. 

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In it, I share my own experience of a seven-year estrangement from my Christian family and how we eventually reconciled. Furthermore, I provide practical advice to help you navigate your family issues. Don’t let the pain of estrangement hold you back. Allow God to assist you in healing, no matter what has happened within your family. Remember, there is always hope to be found, even when things seem to be falling apart.

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  1. Hello Julie, I enjoyed this collection of wisdom and of course the video too.
    One good mom book I recently read is MOM ENOUGH a free eBook by Desiring God. It was really encouraging.
    Thank you for this collection 😊

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