Giving birth is miraculous. Your body has created another human being. You are in awe of what your body has accomplished. Others congratulate you on the new baby. As the weeks pass and the baby grows, you realize you are not your usual self. You don’t feel as happy. You feel disconnected from others and disconnected from yourself. No one seems to truly understand the transition that happened after giving birth. You feel alone.
These feelings are common but rarely discussed. Or they are swept under the rug, and you are told to pray. How do you pray? How do you turn to God when you are falling apart? Use these steps to help in overcoming baby blues.
- Tell God what you are struggling with. Tell God your feelings.
Meditate on Psalm 34:18, KJV
The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.
Pray: God, I thank you for my child. I bring my feelings of loneliness, sadness, and anxiety to you. I ask that you assist me in overcoming these feelings, so I can be the parent you meant me to be. Amen.
2. Meditate on the scripture Philippians 4:13, KJV
I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
Pray: God, I thank you for this day. I know you will give me the strength to overcome. I know you will bring me back to my former self. I pray for patience and wisdom as I go through this journey. Amen.
3. Reach out to a trusted source. Express your feelings to start helping you reconnect with others.
Meditate on Psalm 42:11, KJV
Why art thou cast down, O my soul? And why art thou disquieted within me? Hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.
Pray: God, I thank you for being a listening ear. Please help me to dispel negative thinking from my mind, so I can be restored to your grace. Amen.
4. Incorporate these scriptures into your daily routine:
Proverbs 3:5-6, KJV
Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
1 Corinthians 10:13, KJV
There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.
2 Samuel 22:29, KJV
For thou art my lamp, O Lord: and the Lord will lighten my darkness.
During this journey, take time for yourself and connect with other parents. These feelings are not your fault, and you should not feel shame.
These feelings are common after birth, but if you ever feel concerned about hurting yourself or your baby, go to your doctor immediately or call 911.
Rest assured, you will overcome.
Do you want more bible verses focused on the first few days with baby? Check out Bible Verses for the First 30 Days After Bringing Baby Home
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