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  • Pregnancy, Natural Childbirth, Birth Comfort ~ Bible Verses

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    And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
    Romans 8:28 NIV

    And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.
    Philippians 4:19 NIV

    I sought the LORD, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears. Those who look to him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame.
    Psalm 34:4,5 NIV

    My people are destroyed from lack of knowledge.
    Hosea 4:6 NIV

    The Spirit of the LORD will rest on him– the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding, the Spirit of counsel and of power, the Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD– and he will delight in the fear of the LORD.
    Isaiah 11:2,3 NIV

    Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.
    John 8:32 NIV

    Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
    Matthew 6:19-21 NIV

    Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him and he will do this: He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn, the justice of your cause like the noonday sun. Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him; do not fret when men succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes. Refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do not fret–it leads only to evil.
    Psalm 37:4-8 NIV

    O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!
    Psalm 8:1 NIV

    Listen to me… you whom I have upheld since you were conceived, and have carried since your birth. Even to your old age and gray hairs I am he, I am he who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you.
    Isaiah 46:3,4 NIV

    For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. How precious to me are your thoughts, O God!
    Psalm 139:13-17 NIV

    As you do not know the path of the wind, or how the body is formed in a mother’s womb, so you cannot understand the work of God, the Maker of all things.
    Ecclesiastes 11:5 NIV

    This is what the LORD says–your Redeemer who formed you in the womb: I am the LORD, who has made all things, who alone stretched out the heavens, who spread out the earth by myself.
    Isaiah 44:24 NIV

    Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart. Do not be afraid… for I am with you… declares the Lord.
    Jeremiah 1:5,8 NIV

    Before I was born the Lord called me, from my birth He has made mention of my name. And now the LORD says– he who formed me in the womb to be his servant to bring Jacob back to him and gather Israel to himself, for I am honored in the eyes of the LORD and my God has been my strength.
    Isaiah 49:1,5 NIV

    When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. In a loud voice she exclaimed: “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the child you will bear! But why am I so favored, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? As soon as the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy. Blessed is she who has believed that what the Lord has said to her will be accomplished!”
    Luke 1:41-45 NIV

    He shall gently lead those that are with young.
    Isaiah 40:11 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.
    Proverbs 3:5,6 KJV

    The LORD will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail.
    Isaiah 58:11 NIV

    We wait in hope for the LORD; he is our help and our shield. In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy name. May your unfailing love rest upon us, O LORD, even as we put our hope in you.
    Psalm 33:20-22 NIV

    Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
    1 Peter 5:7 NIV

    Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, 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 4:4-7 NIV

    The LORD is my light and my salvation– whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life– of whom shall I be afraid?
    Psalm 27:1 NIV

    Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The LORD, the LORD, is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation.
    Isaiah 12:2 NIV

    So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
    Isaiah 41:10 NIV

    Do not be afraid, for I am with you; I will bring your children from the east and gather you from the west.
    Isaiah 43:5 NIV

    For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.
    2 Timothy 1:7 NIV

    There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.
    1 John 4:18 NIV

    In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I will not be afraid.
    Psalm 56:3,4 NIV

    When you lie down, you will not be afraid, you will both lie down and sleep… For the Lord will be your confidence.
    Proverbs 3:24, 26 NIV

    You came near when I called you, and you said, “Do not fear.”
    Lamentations 3:57 NIV

    Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous fall.
    Psalm 55:22 NIV

    You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you. Trust in the LORD forever, for the LORD, the LORD, is the Rock eternal. LORD, you establish peace for us; all that we have accomplished you have done for us.
    Isaiah 26:3-4,12 NIV

    Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
    Colossians 3:15-17 NIV

    Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
    John 14:27 NIV

    Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy– think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me– put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.
    Philippians 4:8,9 NIV

    “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” The LORD Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress.
    Psalm 46:10,11 NIV

    A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.
    Proverbs 17:22 NIV

    A happy heart makes the face cheerful, but heartache crushes the spirit. The discerning heart seeks knowledge, but the mouth of a fool feeds on folly. All the days of the oppressed are wretched, but the cheerful heart has a continual feast.
    Proverbs 15:13-15 NIV

    Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.
    Matthew 11:28-30 NIV

    I can do everything through him who gives me strength.
    Philippians 4:13 NIV

    Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.
    Ephesians 6:10 NIV

    Being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, and joyfully giving thanks to the Father.
    Colossians 1:11 NIV

    He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; 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 40:29-31 NIV

    But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen and protect you from the evil one. We have confidence in the Lord that you are doing and will continue to do the things we command. May the Lord direct your hearts into God’s love and Christ’s perseverance.
    2 Thessalonians 3:3-5 NIV

    Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD.
    Psalm 27:14 NIV

    For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you and asking God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding. And we pray this in order that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, and joyfully giving thanks to the Father.
    Colossians 1:9-11 NIV

    Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kind of sufferings.
    1 Peter 5:8,9 NIV

    Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
    Philippians 3:13, 14 NIV

    Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.
    Philippians 1:6 NIV

    Let your eyes look straight ahead, fix your gaze directly before you.
    Proverbs 4:25 NIV

    You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.
    Hebrews 10:36 NIV

    O LORD, save us; O LORD, grant us success.
    Psalm 118:25 NIV

    Answer me when I call to you, O my righteous God. Give me relief from my distress; be merciful to me and hear my prayer.
    Psalm 4:1 NIV

    But women will be saved through childbearing–if they continue in faith, love and holiness with propriety.
    1Timothy 2:15 NIV

    A woman giving birth to a child has pain because her time has come; but when her baby is born she forgets the anguish because of her joy that a child is born into the world. So with you: Now is your time of grief, but I will see you again and you will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy. In that day you will no longer ask me anything. I tell you the truth, my Father will give you whatever you ask in my name. Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete.
    John 16:21-24 NIV

    From birth I have relied on you; you brought me forth from my mother’s womb. I will ever praise you.
    Psalm 71:6 NIV

    Yet you brought me out of the womb; you made me trust in you even at my mother’s breast. From birth I was cast upon you; from my mother’s womb you have been my God.
    Psalm 22:9,10 NIV

    Before she goes into labor, she gives birth; before the pains come upon her, she delivers a son. “Do I bring to the moment of birth and not give delivery?” says the LORD. “Do I close up the womb when I bring to delivery?” says your God. “Rejoice with Jerusalem and be glad for her, all you who love her; rejoice greatly with her, all you who mourn over her. For you will nurse and be satisfied at her comforting breasts; you will drink deeply and delight in her overflowing abundance.” For this is what the LORD says: “I will extend peace to her like a river, and the wealth of nations like a flooding stream; you will nurse and be carried on her arm and dandled on her knees. As a mother comforts her child, so will I comfort you; and you will be comforted over Jerusalem.” When you see this, your heart will rejoice.
    Isaiah 66:7,9-14 NIV

    This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.
    Psalm 118:24 NIV

    Clap your hands, all you nations; shout to God with cries of joy.
    Psalm 47:1 NIV

    Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. He chose to give us birth through the word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of all he created.
    James 1:17,18 NIV

    I prayed for this child, and the LORD has granted me what I asked of him. So now I give him to the LORD. For his whole life he will be given over to the LORD.
    1 Samuel 1:27,28 NIV

    He took a little child and had him stand among them. Taking him in his arms, he said to them, “Whoever welcomes one of these little children in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me does not welcome me but the one who sent me.”
    Mark 9:36 NIV

    Sarah said, “God has brought me laughter, and everyone who hears about this will laugh with me.”
    Genesis 21:6 NIV

    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 NIV

    Sons are a heritage from the LORD, children a reward from him. Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are sons born in one’s youth. Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them. They will not be put to shame when they contend with their enemies in the gate.
    Psalm 127:3-5 NIV

    “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you,” declares the LORD.
    Jeremiah 29:11-14 NIV

    Blessed are all who fear the LORD, who walk in his ways. You will eat the fruit of your labor; blessings and prosperity will be yours. Your wife will be like a fruitful vine within your house; your sons will be like olive shoots around your table. Thus is the man blessed who fears the LORD. May the LORD bless you from Zion all the days of your life; may you see the prosperity of Jerusalem, and may you live to see your children’s children. Peace be upon Israel.
    Psalm 128:1-6 NIV

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    3 Responses to “Pregnancy, Natural Childbirth, Birth Comfort ~ Bible Verses”

    1. Julie D says:

      I came across your site through Google search on pregnancy and bible verses as I await an ultrasound today after spotting on off yesterday. I am just short of 13 weeks and this is my second pregnancy and I want this baby no less than my first child. Praying hard to give Him all my anxiety and to trust in His will.

    2. Mrembo says:

      I was searching for Bible verses with promises and truths applicable to childbirth and I found your website. Thanks for the great verses shared.

    3. lyn says:

      His thoughts towards us are thoughts of good not of evil. Thnk, very encouraging!

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