Bringing a baby home for the first time involves a roller coaster of emotions. One minute you are happy and the next you can feel sadness or even intense anger. Allow these 30 bible verses to guide you through the first days of bringing baby home.
There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens.
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.
Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.
He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.
I will refresh the weary and satisfy the faint.
In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God. And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
I can do all this through him who gives me strength.
1 Peter 5:7
Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
When I said, “My foot is slipping,” your unfailing love, Lord, supported me.
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
1 John 4:19
We love because he first loved us.
The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go
Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the Lord.
He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.
When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. In God, whose word I praise— in God I trust and am not afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?
Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.
You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you. Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord, the Lord himself, is the Rock eternal.
The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth. He fulfills the desires of those who fear him; he hears their cry and saves them.
Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.
2 Timothy 1:7
For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.
My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, 20 because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires.
A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.
In your anger do not sin: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry,
1 Corinthians 13:4
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”
A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones.
All Scriptures taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV®. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.™
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