15 Bible Verses and Quotes to Help You Survive Labor

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As the birthing time approaches, you may naturally feel a little nervous about the “giving birth process”, especially if this is your first child. We’ve chosen some Bible verses to help you remember God’s promises for strength, peace, and the blessings of children, in order to ease some of your fears as you approach this wonderful, new step in life.

Promises for Strength

You may feel like you won’t have the physical stamina to see the labor through. These verses will remind you that you don’t have to have the strength, because God has plenty. And he is more than happy to share it with you when you need it the most.

Psalm 18:2
“The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer;
my God, my strength, in whom I will trust;
my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.”

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.”

1 John 5:14-15
“This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him.

James 1:2-4-6
“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.”

Galatians 6:9
“Let us not grow weary while doing good,
for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.”

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Promises for Peace

Are a thousand questions racing through your mind? Things like, “Will I be a good mom?” “How will I know why the baby is crying?” “Will I be able to keep her safe?” “How will I know if there’s something really wrong?” “What if I make a mistake?”

As you get ready to be a loving mother to your precious baby, take a deep breath and reflect on these Bible verses. Let them restore peace and tranquility so you never lose sight of the joy before you. Your anxieties are natural, but they certainly don’t need to be overwhelming.

Joshua 1:9
“Be strong and of good courage;
do not be afraid, nor be dismayed,
for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

Matthew 11:28
“Come to Me, all you who labor
and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”

John 14:27
“Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you;
not as the world gives do I give to you.
Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”

Philippians 4:6-7
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ.”

Psalm 61:2
“From the end of the earth I will cry to You,
when my heart is overwhelmed; lead me to the
rock that is higher than I.”

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Promises of the Blessings of Children

Sometimes the best way to prepare to bring your child into the world is to remember how
wonderful having a baby really is. Of course there are ups and downs, but God reminds us about the importance of love and family. And he especially reminds us how precious children are in his eyes, and how they should be in ours as well.
Psalm 127:3
“Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord,
the fruit of the womb is a reward.”
Jeremiah 29:11
“For I know the plans I have for you,
declares the Lord. Plans to prosper you and not to harm you,
plans to give you hope and a future.”Proverbs 22:6
“Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.”John 16:21
“A woman giving birth to a child has pain because her time has come; but when her baby is born she forgets the anguish because of her joy that a child is born into the world.”Psalm 139:13-16
“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
My frame was not hidden from you
when I was made in the secret place,
when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
Your eyes saw my unformed body;
all the days ordained for me were written in your book
before one of them came to be.”

As you prepare to have your child, use these reminders to help keep the anxious and fearful thoughts away, while replacing them with these strength-building, calming, joyful reminders from the Bible and our savior Jesus Christ.

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