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Hi there! Welcome to my little series called Encouraging Bible Verses. I’d love for you to browse the other posts in this series. Grab some coffee and let’s dive in to God’s word together.

 

I was recently reading survey results about the common struggles of a stay-at-home mom, and right at the top of the list was this little problem. We’re good moms, we work constantly, we’re worn out, and sometimes we feel a bit taken for granted.

A lot of us go through life, especially as a mom, feeling unappreciated and unseen. It’s just all too easy to focus on the work we do and the sacrifices we make. Sometimes I feel like remembering who I am is such a battle that I have to really fight to find myself. I drink up those moments where I find the chance to color in my Bible (it’s a new hobby!) or write a few words for my blog, or watch a little mindless TV while I fold laundry. (What would I do without Cedar Cove?)

I savor those moments, not because I’m not enjoying my life, but because I don’t want to become bitter. My life is Mom Life with a capital M and L, and I don’t want it to feel like I’m swimming in an endless sea of home and diaper management. I have that deep desire to be known and appreciated too.

Sarah Mae writes in Desperate (one of my favorite books!)

…being the mama I wanted to be wasn’t so much about being more but believing more; believing and trusting more in the God of Hagar and Ruth and Hannah, the God who sees me, who nourishes me, who hears me and answers.

That’s what I want to remember, and it’s what I want you to remember, too. You’re seen and known, and God’s giving you a standing ovation. Your work, as menial and mundane as it can feel, is important to God. What you do has immense value.

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Verses are in New American Standard Bible (NASB) unless otherwise noted.

God Appreciates You and Knows You

You shall eat the fruit of the labor of your hands; you shall be blessed, and it shall be well with you.
Psalm 128:2, ESV

Lord, You have searched me and known me.
  You know when I sit down and when I rise up;
You understand my thought from afar.
  You scrutinize my path and my lying down,
And are intimately acquainted with all my ways.
  Even before there is a word on my tongue,
Behold, O Lord, You know it all.
  You have enclosed me behind and before,
And laid Your hand upon me.
  Such knowledge is too wonderful for me;
It is too high, I cannot attain to it.
Psalm 139:1-6

But you, when you pray, go into your inner room, close your door and pray to your Father who is in secret, and your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you.
Matthew 6:6

Are not five sparrows sold for two cents? Yet not one of them is forgotten before God. Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear; you are more valuable than many sparrows.
Luke 12:6-7

Luke 12:6-7

 

I am the good shepherd, and I know My own and My own know Me, even as the Father knows Me and I know the Father; and I lay down My life for the sheep.
John 10:14-15

For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.
Ephesians 2:10

Work with enthusiasm, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people. Remember that the Lord will reward each one of us for the good we do, whether we are slaves or free.
Ephesians 6:7-8

God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them.
Hebrews 6:10, NIV

I hope you feel encouraged today as you work and care for your family.

 

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29 Comments on Encouraging Bible Verses: You are Known and Appreciated

  1. This is such a beautiful reminder. We all need this sometimes…to know we are valued or work is important, the little things that make up our day matter. Thank you for spreading your encouragement with us at the Live Life Well Link Up. Also, the image with the sparrows is beautiful!

    This post is the featured post this week. 🙂

  2. It is so nice to know that I have this wonderful group of encouraging women linking up with me every week. I get to go to their sites and be blessed. I started this for wonderful resources for my readers, but so many weeks I feel that I am the one being blessed! Thank you so much for the encouragement this morning!

    Thanks for linking up at #LiveLifeWell

    Blessings,

    Amy

  3. This is fantastic! I’ll be sharing all over Pinterest today, and I plan to feature this on the #destinationInspiration linkup on Thursday! ❤
    We all could use a little encouragement from time to time. Beautiful reminders that god sees, cares, and nourishes!

  4. Hi Laura, what lovely, encouraging words you have offered here, backed up by plenty of supportive Scripture references too. Mothers definitely do need to try to carve out some personal space and time for themselves if possible, even if that means simply savouring small moments throughout the day. I’m a grandma now but this information is timless really. Blessed to stop by from the #graceandtruth link up! 🙂

  5. Feeling unappreciated – hit the easy button on that one. It happens. The Truth wipes clean those feelings with a fresh sense of appreciation, though. Great list of truth you’ve included. #faithonfire

  6. Love this, Laura! After years in a high school classroom as a teacher, I’m a full-time mom now, and these words are a blessing to me today!

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