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Scripture Verses for Parents

My favourite bible verses that I have held onto as a parent are: ‘There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven.’ (Ecclesiastes 3v1) this has helped me to remember that the different and difficult stages of parenting are just seasons, they don’t last forever! The verse I held onto during the birth of child number 3 was ‘Let go and let God’ (a translation from ‘Be still and know that I am God’ Psalm 46v10). This helps me to remember that God is in control.

It’s so important to hold onto Bible truths during the day. Especially when we’re sleep deprived and at the end of our own strength and patience. We need reminders that we are not alone and that He carries us in the hard times. We often need reminders to express gratitude and be thankful too.

So here is a table of scripture verses to refer to and meditate on whilst going about your day. These are all truths from the Bible, it’s great if you can grab your bible and read these verses in their original context when you get a minute!

LocationVerseWhat for
2 Corinthians 10:5‘Take every thought captive and make it obedient to Christ’Improving Mental Health
Ecclesiastes 3v1‘There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven’Encouragement
2 Peter 1v3‘His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.’Encouragement
Corinthians 16v13
‘Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith be courageous; be strong’Spiritual battles
Matthew 11v28‘Come to me all you who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest.’Rest
John 15v9‘As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you. Now remain in my love.’Love
Colossians 3v2‘Set your mind on things above, not on earthly things’Being mindful
Colossians 4v2‘Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.’Gratitude
1 Kings v 5&6“Get up and eat”…He ate and drank and then lay down again’ (when Elijah was afraid and ran into the dessert)Strength, emotional and physical
Hebrews 4v12‘For the word of God is alive and active, sharper than any double edged sword.’Spiritual battles
Isaiah 40v11‘…he gently leads those that have young.’Encouragement
Colossians 3v15‘Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.’Peace and Gratitude
Psalm 46v10‘Be still and know that I am God;’Peace

I hope you find these helpful! Perhaps print some off and put up around your home or take with you when out and about. I’d love to hear what some of your favourite verses are that keep you going in your parenting journey!

‘for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go’

(Joshua 1v9)

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