Pregnancy is such a wonderful, precious and exciting time!
On the one hand, having a life growing inside you is such a gift! On the other, it could also be a time fraught with fears, worries, concerns, and extreme tiredness.
How can you overcome these?
One sure-fire way I have found to help is to spend time reading bible verses during pregnancy.
Scripture is powerful, life-giving, life-changing and can energize the soul!
The Word of God can also soothe, comfort, quieten your troubled hearts, and give you peace.
When you take out time to read, meditate, study or pray pregnancy verses something changes (for the better) either in you or in the situation.
So, without further ado, these are 55 bible verses to read during pregnancy.
The pregnancy scriptures below are from the New Living Translation unless otherwise indicated. Feel free to look them up in your favourite Bible version.
55 BIBLE VERSES TO READ DURING PREGNANCY
Thankfulness Pregnancy Scriptures
No matter how easy or hard your pregnancy has been, there’s always reasons to thank God.
First, you are alive, your baby is alive. That alone, is ENOUGH to be thankful for.
These pregnancy thankfulness scriptures will help remind you to be thankful to God through the horrid first trimester days to the blissful second trimester till your baby is born.
1 Thessalonians 5 : 18
Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong in Christ Jesus.
1 Chronicles 16 :34
Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good! His faithful love endures forever!
Psalm 34 : 1 (NIV)
I will extol the LORD at all times; his praise will always be on my lips.
Psalm 106 : 1
Praise the LORD! Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good! His faithful love endures forever.
Psalm 95 : 2
Let us come to him with thanksgiving. Let us sing psalms of praise to him.
Bible Verses For Overcoming Fear in Pregnancy
Many situations can spark fear in pregnancy.
So many unknowns and variables can make you scared. Fear is real.
But, guess what, FAITH is REALER!
When I was 36 weeks pregnant with my first son, he started measuring small. I got fearful and did what all fearful people do.
Yep! You guessed it!
I read up on Dr. Google who incidentally didn’t help me at all. I got even more scared and worried about what his measuring small could mean.
Eventually, though his birth was complicated, I was calm throughout. I consistently reminded myself of the truth of God’s word to overcome fear.
That’s why it’s so important and powerful to keep reading these bible verses during your pregnancy and beyond.
These scriptures will help you drown any fear you may have and keep your eyes focused on Jesus – the author and finisher of our faith.
Isaiah 41 : 10
Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.
Joshua 1 : 9
This is my command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord, your God is with you wherever you go.”
Isaiah 43 : 1-2
But now, O Jacob, listen to the Lord who created you. O Israel, the one who formed you says, “Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you. I have called you by name; you are mine. When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown. When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you.
Deuteronomy 31 : 8
Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord will personally go ahead of you. He will be with you; he will neither fail you nor abandon you.”
Isaiah 41 : 13
For I hold you by your right hand— I, the Lord your God. And I say to you, ‘Don’t be afraid. I am here to help you.
2 Chronicles 20 : 17
But you will not even need to fight. Take your positions; then stand still and watch the Lord’s victory. He is with you, O people of Judah and Jerusalem. Do not be afraid or discouraged. Go out against them tomorrow, for the Lord is with you!”
Isaiah 12 : 2
See, God has come to save me. I will trust in him and not be afraid. The Lord God is my strength and my song; he has given me victory.”
Isaiah 43 : 5
“Do not be afraid, for I am with you. I will gather you and your children from east and west.
Isaiah 44 : 2
The Lord who made you and helps you says: Do not be afraid, O Jacob, my servant, O dear Israel, my chosen one.
Genesis 15 : 1
Sometime later, the Lord spoke to Abram in a vision and said to him, “Do not be afraid, Abram, for I will protect you, and your reward will be great.”
Luke 1 : 30
“Don’t be afraid, Mary,” the angel told her, “for you have found favor with God!
Psalm 112 : 7
They do not fear bad news; they confidently trust the Lord to care for them.
Psalm 34 : 4
I prayed to the Lord , and he answered me. He freed me from all my fears.
John 14 : 1
“Don’t let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, and trust also in me.
Psalm 118 : 6
The Lord is for me, so I will have no fear. What can mere people do to me?
Proverbs 3 : 25-26
You need not be afraid of sudden disaster or the destruction that comes upon the wicked, for the Lord is your security. He will keep your foot from being caught in a trap.
Bible Passages For Help and Trust in God
Without a doubt, you need God’s help when you are pregnant.
Sometimes, everyday tasks can seem so much harder to carry out when you are expecting.
Plus, trusting in God for a healthy pregnancy and safe delivery is paramount. These verses will remind you to trust God when you get overwhelmed.
Psalms 121 : 1 – 2
I look up to the mountains— does my help come from there? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth!
Psalm 120 : 1
I took my troubles to the Lord ; I cried out to him, and he answered my prayer.
Proverbs 3 : 5
Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding.
Psalm 37 : 5
Commit everything you do to the Lord. Trust him, and he will help you.
Jeremiah 17 : 7
“But blessed are those who trust in the Lord and have made the Lord their hope and confidence.
Psalm 62 : 8
O my people, trust in him at all times. Pour out your heart to him, for God is our refuge.
Isaiah 26 : 4
Trust in the Lord always, for the Lord God is the eternal Rock.
Psalm 146 : 5
But joyful are those who have the God of Israel as their helper, whose hope is in the Lord their God.
Psalm 125 : 1 – 2
Those who trust in the Lord are as secure as Mount Zion; they will not be defeated but will endure forever. Just as the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the Lord surrounds his people, both now and forever.
Psalm 115 : 11
All you who fear the Lord, trust the Lord! He is your helper and your shield.
Psalm 118 : 8 – 9
It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in people.
Psalm 56 : 3 – 4
But when I am afraid, I will put my trust in you. I praise God for what he has promised. I trust in God, so why should I be afraid? What can mere mortals do to me?
Bible Verses For Strength in Pregnancy
I remember feeling so very tired in my first trimester.
That was definitely one of the symptoms that shocked me the most. I knew I was going to be tired but not that tired!
You are pregnant, extremely tired, and still have to be human -go to work, cook, run errands, manage the home and possibly take care of your other kids too.
So, do you see why you need God’s divine strength?
These bible passages will strengthen you as a pregnant mother!
Philippines 4 : 13
For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.
Colossians 1 : 11
We also pray that you will be strengthened with all his glorious power so you will have all the endurance and patience you need. May you be filled with joy,
2 Corinthians 12 : 9
Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses so that the power of Christ can work through me.
Ephesians 6 : 10
A final word: Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.
Ephesians 3 : 16
I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit.
Isaiah 40 : 29 & 31
He gives power to the weak and strength to the powerless. But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.
Psalm 63 : 8
I cling to you; your strong right-hand holds me securely.
Psalm 29 : 11
The Lord gives his people strength. The Lord blesses them with peace.
Scriptures for Peace for Expectant Mothers
Pregnancy concerns can cause its fair share of worry.
Thoughts like, “it’s been a while I’ve felt my baby move” are sure to start a flurry of worries.
More so, if you have pregnancy complications of whatever kind.
You need to remember that even in the storm, Jesus is right there with you.
He will to give you His peace beyond the doctors report, good or bad.
Meditate on these bible verses for a safe pregnancy and for peace no matter the situation!
Proverbs 1. : 33
But all who listen to me will live in peace, untroubled by fear of harm.”
Philippians 4 : 6 – 7
Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.
Psalm 119 : 165
Those who love your instructions have great peace and do not stumble.
Isaiah 26 : 3
You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you!
Romans 5 : 1
Therefore, since we have been made right in God’s sight by faith, we have peace with God because of what Jesus Christ our Lord has done for us.
Romans 15 : 13
I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.
John 14 : 27
I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.
John 16 : 33
I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth, you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.
Ezekiah 37 : 26
And I will make a covenant of peace with them, an everlasting covenant. I will give them their land and increase their numbers, and I will put my Temple among them forever.
Isaiah 55 : 12
You will live in joy and peace. The mountains and hills will burst into song, and the trees of the field will clap their hands!
Colossians 3 : 15
And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For as members of one body you are called to live in peace. And always be thankful.
2 Thessalonians 3 : 16
Now may the Lord of peace himself give you his peace at all times and in every situation. The Lord be with you all.
Bible Verses to Carry to Full Term
If you have fears of a miscarriage or pregnancy loss, I encourage you to read, study, meditate, and confess the following verses consistently.
God is faithful and will preserve your life and your baby’s.
Exodus 23 : 26
There will be no miscarriages or infertility in your land, and I will give you long, full lives.
Isaiah 65 : 20
No longer will babies die when only a few days old. No longer will adults die before they have lived a full life. No longer will people be considered old at one hundred! Only the cursed will die that young!
NEXT STEPS AFTER READING THESE PREGNANCY BIBLE VERSES…
Developing a habit of reading and praying God’s Word before, during pregnancy and beyond is essential for every pregnant woman.
An easy way to ensure you are consistently reading these pregnancy verses is to take one a week.
Throughout that week meditate on (think over and over about) that ONE verse.
Do this till that verse sits in your subconscious and it becomes your default thought pattern.
You can also spend time praying these scriptures over you when you are pregnant.
Or you can write them out as your confessions/declarations/affirmations and declare them over you constantly.
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I pray these bible verses encourage and uplift you as they do me. What other bible verses have given you comfort and peace during your pregnancy? I’ll really love to hear from you, kindly tell me in the comments below.
I pray for a healthy pregnancy for you and a safe delivery! Shalom!