7 Verses that bring rest, breathe life and heal a weary, exhausted Mama’s heart.
Being a mum is an amazing experience!! We get to form little minds and slowly guide them and point them to a Heavenly Father who loves them and created them for a good purpose. There is also no denying that being a mum is hard work!! With the monotonous daily errands like washing, cleaning, washing, feeding, washing, tidying and did I say washing? It is also an emotional job. We train them in character, in relationships and all their big emotions.
It is draining, and it’s really easy for us to get exhausted not only physically and emotionally but also spiritually. If we are not being fed spiritually and not getting our time with God daily, we are making life harder for ourselves than it has to be. God has so much to say in His Word to us as tired and worn out Mums. He has given us this beautiful challenge of mothering our treasures, and He will give us all that we need to do it well.
God loves us so much and He completely understands our exhaustion and He encourages us to rest. Isn’t that amazing!!! He wants us to rest, and more than that he calls us to rest. He invites us and begs us to rest. Just as I am writing this I am feeling that beckoning to rest right now. It’s more than just a sleep, more than a strong coffee, more than a holiday even. His rest that He wants to give you is life giving, and a refreshing, strengthening and forever kind of rest!! Thats the kind of rest that I want please!!
I want to share a few of these whispers to you!! I hope you hear them and meditate on them and let the Word soak into every part of your exhausted self!!
“He will feed His flock like a shepherd; He will gather the lambs with His arm and carry them to His bosom, and gently lead those who are with young”.
This is my favourite verse when it comes to being a Mum. It is such a beautiful picture of God watching over us. He leads us gently and holds us through it all. He holds us so close to himself that we can hear His heartbeat if we lean in to Him.
“Come to me, all of you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take up my yoke and learn from me, because I am lowly and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
This one is such a breath of fresh air for me whenever I read it. God is calling us to come to Him when we are tired and weary and that He will give us rest. He is our rest. We can give our burdens to Him and He will exchange it for His rest!! I don’t know about you but to me that sounds like a pretty good deal.
“Arise my darling, come away, my beautiful one. For now the winter is past, the rain has ended and gone away. The blossoms appear in the country side. The time of singing has come, and the turtledove’s cooing is heard in our land. The fig tree ripens its figs; the blossoming vines give off their fragrance. Arise my darling, my beautiful one.”
Song of Solomon 2:10-13
The whole of this chapter is a beautiful love song. I love the way it can symbolise God’s love for us as well. It talks about the time of winter is past, and going into a new season of Joy. So even when you feel like the season you are in as a tired mum is going to last forever, it won’t! There is a light at the end of the tunnel (as they say). He is again calling us away to a time of intimacy and rest with Him.
“ The Lord is my shepherd; I have what I need. He lets me lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside quiet waters. He renews my life; He leads me along the right paths for his namesake.”
Again we have a beautiful passage showing God’s care for us and that He provides us with all we need. This includes rest and strength for each day. He is the one who leads and guides us. He takes us to a place of rest, renewal, and restoration. Don’t let the fame of this verse take anything away from the truth that it speaks to us!
“Don’t worry about anything, but in everything, through prayer and petition with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.”
We have no need to be worried, anxious, or stressed out because we have an amazing God who asks us to take it to Him in prayer and He will give us all peace!! Peace that we cant even understand. Peace that is rooted in His love and sovereignty over all. Even more than that, He will guard our hearts and minds from other anxious and worried thoughts as we continue to go to Him in prayer.
“The Lord your God is among you, a warrior who saves. He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will be quiet in his love, He will delight in you with singing”
He quiets you with His love and rejoices over you with singing. Can you just let that wash over you for a moment. Just close your eyes and imagine that again. He will quiet you with His Love and rejoices over you with singing!! He absolutely looks at you and smiles. This alone just gives me rest, to know that I don’t have to do anything, He just is delighted in me. We can stop striving and rest in his love and live our life knowing that Our Heavenly Father is delighted in us!
“But those who trust in the Lord will renew their strength; they will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not become weary, they will walk and not faint.”
I could not write up a list of verses for the weary and tired mum without including this one. It is such an amazing promise from an amazing God who does not want us to try and do it all on our own!! He will renew our strength, He will give us all we need for every moment of everyday and all we have to do is trust in Him. It’s just that simple.
So there you have it my 7 go to verses for a tired exhausted Mum. Write them out. Print them out. Paint them in the sky. Whatever you need to do to get these truths deep down into your heart.
Let me know if you have any other verses that you go to for your strength. I’d love to read them!!