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Ways To Deal With Postpartum Depression: Encouragement for New Moms
Did you ever hear about that study that showed receiving supportive text messages a few times each week helps underprivileged moms get through postpartum depression? A little encouragement can go a long way! Every woman adjusts to motherhood differently, but we all need a loving friend.
While “How ya doing, sister?” and “That baby is for sure the cutest one on the planet!” are both excellent messages to send a new mom, consider adding some of God’s words to the rotation in order to comfort and strengthen her in those tiring days.
Here are 10 verses to get you started, but don’t be afraid to pray and ask for the Spirit’s leading to guide you to just the right Scripture!
Ways To Deal With Postpartum Depression: 10 Encouraging Verses
- Trust in him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge. -Psalm 62:8
- Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. -Galatians 6:9
- He tends his flock like a shepherd: He gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to his heart; he gently leads those that have young. -Isaiah 40:11
- Such confidence we have through Christ before God. Not that we are competent in ourselves to claim anything for ourselves, but our competence comes from God. -2 Corinthians 3:4-5
- 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
- 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. -Proverbs 3:5-6
- The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him. -Psalm 28:7
- And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. -2 Corinthians 9:8
- Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. -Lamentations 3:22-23
- The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing. -Zephaniah 3:17
I hope these verses lift your spirit and that you are able to share them to lift the spirits of others!
And before I go, let me share something else. An estimated 80% of women experience some form of baby blues. I went through a bout of postpartum depression and anxiety after having each of my boys. I have written about the experience but due to a lack of technical savvy, I have lost the posts so I can’t share them with you. Instead, here is a post from Focus on the Family that may help if you or someone you know may be experiencing PPD/PPA and looking for the best ways to deal with postpartum depression. And, as always, please feel free to reach out to me if I can help in any way!
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