First time mom? 5 motivational Bibles verses you need to read.
“I am seated on a rocking chair which ordinarily is supposed to be a relaxing experience but in this case it is quite uncomfortable. Why? It is 2am in the morning, I am holding my crying baby in my arms and I don’t remember the last time I had proper sleep. I am feeling stressed out.”
Bringing a new life to the world can be very exciting on one hand and quite exhausting on the other. The period that comes after delivery is usually quite stressful for most if not all moms. At this time you might be close to breaking down considering the new big change in your life.
In case you are feeling overwhelmed by the changes, here are a few Bible verses that might help you get through this period.
No Idea what to do
Yes… being a new mom for the first time can be really confusing and frustrating.
You might wonder how the other mums can tell what each baby cry stands for or how they understand “baby talk”.
You may feel like you are a horrible mum when your baby gets sick a bit too soon or can’t stop crying. Truth is, you are not a bad mother, you are learning and guess what?
God is telling you to rely on him for all knowledge and guidance.
Proverbs 3: 5-6 – Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.
You might find that your body does not change much after delivery. At this point impatience and discomfort might sneak in.
After spending nine months putting up with the difference in your body shape, you would at least hope to get back to normal immediately after delivery.
If things do not go as expected, do not despise yourself for not getting back to “normal shape” as soon as you wanted to.
Instead, encourage yourself with the words of Psalm 139:14 – I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.
Be patient with yourself as you proceed with the journey to your former physical self.
No Time for Friends and Family
Taking care of your baby can feel like a full time job. When you are not feeding you are busy trying to get them to sleep or changing their diapers for what seems to be the hundredth time that day.
With all this running around, 24 hours feel like minutes. By the time you have done everything you are too exhausted to get out of the house to meet and talk to your friends.
You might feel alone at a time like this when everyone is away and only visits once in a while. Be encouraged by God’s word in Psalm 16: 11a – “You will show me the path of life; in your presence is fullness of joy”
Taking care of your baby for the first few weeks can definitely take a toll on you. This is the time when the baby wakes up frequently during the night; denying you proper sleep.
Losing sleep may leave you feeling grumpy and weak. At a time like this you will need a strong support system and while you get help from your partner or nanny, remember that God is there to give you strength.
Isaiah 41:10 –“Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
It is quite common for mothers to be emotional at this time of their lives. All this frustration, discomfort and excitement about new experiences makes you sensitive to most of the things that happen around you.
So when you find yourself feeling overly upset or excited by the things happening in your life, just call upon the Lord.
Psalm 145:18 – The LORD is near to all who call upon Him, to all who call upon Him in truth.
Finally, no matter how uncomfortable or frustrating this time might be, always remember to thank God for blessing you with your first child. He guided you through delivery and he will surely guide you through the process of raising your child.
Enough motivation to keep you going?