Rather than allow doubts and fears to clutch us in their deathly grip, we can fill our minds with God’s Truth and allow His peace and strength to wash over us, carrying us from one contraction to the next, experiencing His grace as we surrender into His care. And when we meet out little bundles of joy, we can celebrate God’s victory and provision as we wonder at the miracle of creation.
I plan to record these verses over an instrumental background (like this relaxing sound track) so I can listen to them during contractions. You can also write them on notecards to stick around the house in the weeks leading up to labor. Or have your husband read them to you during delivery.
If you know someone who’s expecting a baby, this would be a great creative way to love a new mom! Simply record or write down the verses, and surprise her with a practical and powerful gift. I only wish I would have thought of this weeks ago to have my dear ones record verses in time for our baby girl’s arrival. How sweet would it be to hear my mom, MIL, aunt, mentors, and friends powerfully speaking the truth of these verses over me in labor!
What Bible verses have you used to relax and trust God in your pregnancy, labor, and delivery? I’d love to hear your additions in the comments below!
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Editor's note: This content was adapted from the article "30 Best Bible Verses for Pregnancy and Delivery."
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