8 Verses to Inspire Us To Be Patient Mothers

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When the baby is crying, the toddler is having a tantrum and your 6 year old can’t find his glove for his T-ball game you needed to be at 10 minutes ago, patience can be elusive.

Here are eight verses to memorize or write on notecards and post above your sink, in your car or in the bathroom – for those times when you lock yourself inside to regroup. Not that I’ve ever done that. Of course.

Psalm 86:15
But you, O Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness. (NIV)

Isaiah 40:31
But those who wait on 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. (NKJV)

Proverbs 15:18
A hot-tempered man stirs up dissension, but a patient man calms a quarrel. (NIV)

Romans 12:12
Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. (NIV)

Colossians 3:12-13
Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others. (NLT)

Hebrews 6:12
We do not want you to become lazy, but to imitate those who through faith and patience inherit what has been promised. (NIV)

James 1:19-20
My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, for man’s anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires. (NIV)

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. (NIV)

May these verses inspire us to walk in ever increasing patience. If you need more inspiration, I loved this post by Ann Voskamp yesterday – “Why Is It So Hard To Be Patient?

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  • Avatar Theresa says:

    Thank you for these verses to contemplate this morning. I needed this. Blessings!

  • Avatar Mandy Majors says:

    Love these verses — thank you for sharing!!

  • Avatar Jessica W says:

    This post was perfect for me this morning. So timely! Thank you for these great verses!

  • Avatar Kayla says:

    Lovely reminders. That James verse is one that has escaped me numerous times until a friend pointed out that “Man’s wrath does not produce the righteousness of God” is one of those parenting hot button issues. (At least for me.) Often I feel justified in an angry response because I am trying to train up my kids. And angry and loud seem like they work because your kids know you mean business but hearing that it doesn’t turn out God’s righteousness in the hearts of my kids was something I needed to hear. And something I have come to remind myself of a lot when my first response is to get angry.

  • Avatar Ani says:

    Perfect for keeping us focused on being patient moms. Thanks for posting. 🙂

  • Avatar Miranda says:

    Thank you. I need to memorize and engrain these verses in my heart.

  • Avatar Shelley says:

    Very timely…I needed these verses today…great reminder! Thank you!! 😉

  • Avatar Jennifer says:

    Our Pastor, during a sermon, said that we are impatient when we believe that our agenda is more important than those around us. I found it convicting and it runs through my mind as I am losing patience with my children (or the driver in front of me).

  • Avatar Anna says:

    These are very applicable and convicting verses. I especially like the reminder from Proverbs in light of motherhood.

  • Just printed this out!
    THank you! INdeed, my greatest need.
    Aloha to you–

  • Avatar Kimberly says:

    How did you know I needed this today? 😉
    Hearty Thanks!

  • Avatar Victoria says:

    Thanks for sharing, I needed those today especially!

  • Avatar Jane says:

    I really needed this. Thanks! Just hours ago my 3 1/2 year old son decided it would be funny to pull down his pants & stand & spray pee all over the couch. I will admit to yelling – but luckily I was so shocked I didn’t know what to say – so I sent him to his room & told him I would deal with him in the morning. So now I have the opportunity to pray for wisdom & patience!

  • Avatar Olivia says:

    Thank you for sharing!! I just bought index cards so I am excited to put them to good use!! 🙂

  • Avatar Courtney says:

    I loved that post by Ann too, and then yours here . . . think God is trying to give me a message? Thank you for this great collection of verses. I’m going to get some index cards, now!

  • Avatar Laurra says:

    Great post!i could not imagine i found this post this is mean everything to me,Yes Courty God is trying to give as message not just for our work but for being a good patient mother.Wonderful thanks!

  • Avatar Jenni says:

    I came across this post in my RSS reader right after yrying to get my screaming baby to sleep. I love how God works! 🙂

  • Avatar Michael says:

    Well thank you very much for this lovely post.
    It’s wonderful to start my day with things like that 🙂
    ….One of the benefits of being a blogger

  • Avatar Amy Sullivan says:

    Thank you, thank you…I’m low on patience today, as in empty.

  • Avatar Mia says:

    I googled ‘scriptures when motherhood is challenging’ and stumbled on this. It was a blessing. We are raising 3 kids under the age of 6 while trying to take care if each other. I read it to my husband. We were reminded that we are not alone, and that there is a path to becoming better parents through patience- ..God’s way . Thanks so much and God bless you.