Hi, I’m Abby.
Finding out that I was pregnant with our second was not entirely a surprise. We had relied on key Bible verses for pregnancy to get us to this very point at this exact time. We believed in God to do it for us and are nothing but grateful. Honestly. There is just one little issue: morning (all day every day) sickness.
Praying that my second trimester comes quickly and taking solace in the possibility that my symptoms are purely because my baby is growing very well was not enough. I knew that if I was going to be anything other than a miserable ball of sickness for three months, I needed to turn to God.
If God thought I could handle this blessing, then He must also be happy to show me how to find ways to enjoy, or at least get through, even the rougher parts of this journey. I turned to His word for guidance and these are the scriptures that are now getting me through every day.
You may also want to read this post about antepartum depression, which is depression during pregnancy.
Bible Verses for Pregnancy
The first BIble verse is what I read every morning during my pregnancy before I start to pray because it puts me in a place of surrender to God.
New Testament Verses for Pregnancy
Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong. – 2 Corinthians 12:8-10
No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it. – 1 Corinthians 10:13
This is one of those Bible verses for pregnancy that give me mental strength. For me, it has absolutely become a verse for my pregnancy. I can do this. God would not allow me to feel as much discomfort as I have felt unless He thought I could handle it.
Blessed is she who believed that the Lord would fulfill His promises to her. – Luke 1:45
Since then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. – Colassians 3:1-2
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 Jesus. – Philippians 4:6-7
There are some pregnant women who go through their entire pregnancies carrying a fear of the moment when it is time to give birth. The anxiety can rob you of the opportunity to really enjoy your pregnancy. This verse reminds you to pray about your fears and remain thankful and God will give you the indescribable peace you need to relish your pregnancy.
Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. – James 1:17
Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. – 1 Peter 5:7
I can do all this through him who gives me strength. – Philippians 4:13
When you feel especially ill with morning sickness, this single line can be the one thing you need to get you out of bed.
Father, if you are willing, remove this cup from me. Nevertheless, not my will, but yours, be done. – Luke 22:42
Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. – Romans 8:26
I have experienced days when I feel like I can barely think, much less speak or pray. I have felt that weak. It is comforting to know that the presence of the Holy Spirit in me speaks for me (and better than me) when I cannot.
Old Testament Bible Verses for Pregnancy
God is in that city, and it won’t be shaken… – Psalm 46:5
…and call upon me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall glorify me. – Psalm 50:15
The Lord will fight for you, you need only to be still. – Exodus 14:14
But for you who fear My name, the sun of righteousness shall rise with healing in its wings. You shall go out leaping like calves from the stall. — Malachi 4:2
For this child I prayed, and the Lord has granted me my petition that I made to him. – 1 Samuel 1:27
This particular Bible verse for pregnancy is what instantly takes me back to how very thankful I am to be pregnant. It reminds me my current, temporary suffering is a part of a beautiful package that is actually an answer to prayer.
If you worship the Lord your God, the Lord will bless your bread and your water. I’ll take sickness away from you. — Exodus 23:25
Praise the LORD, my soul, and forget not all his benefits —who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion. — Psalm 103:2-4
But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. – Isaiah 40:31
The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles. The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. — Psalm 34:17-18
For I satisfy the weary ones and refresh everyone who languishes. – Jeremiah 31:25
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. – Isaiah 43:2
No matter how awful you feel, the feeling of sickness will not defeat you.
Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come. – Proverbs 31:2
I have set the Lord always before me. Because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken. You have made known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand. – Psalm 16:8,11
Heal me, Lord, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for you are the one I praise. – Jeremiah 17:14
Give your burdens to the Lord, and he will take care of you. He will not permit the godly to slip and fall. – Psalm 55:22
He will love you, bless you, and multiply you. And He will also bless the fruit of your womb and the fruit of your ground, your grain and your wine and your oil, the increase of your herds and the young of your flock, in the land that he swore to your fathers to give you. – Deuteronomy 7:13
None shall miscarry or be barren in your land; I will fulfill the number of your days. – Exodus 23:26
This is the perfect scripture to meditate upon if you are battling with a fear of miscarriage or have previously suffered the loss of a pregnancy.
If I can do this, so can you. The prize in the end will be oh-so worth it!
You might find some relief in prenatal yoga classes as well.
What are your Bible verses for pregnancy? Which scripture (has) brought you comfort in the most physically trying times of your pregnancy journey?
About the Author
Abby, the author of this post containing Bible verses for pregnancy, is a Christian daughter, sister, wife and mum. Based in Surrey, England, she’s a writer and financial services professional and has an educational background in Gender & Politics, which makes for an interesting variety of topics on her blog kinunplugged.com.
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