While volunteering at my community’s mission hospital, I witnessed several women face challenges in various pregnancy stages.
As a church, we were obliged to encourage them with Psalms verses to overcome their struggles. I was happy to witness the positive impact these verses had in giving hope to the women.
I wrote this article to extend this knowledge to others who may need it.
“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.”
In these verses, the Psalmist talks about how God knit him together in his mother’s womb and created his innermost being. Christians are reminded of God’s goodness in creating us. If you are pregnant, this verse reminds you that God has seen your child, and His work on them is wonderful.
“Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from him.”
This verse talks about how children are a heritage from God and that offspring are His reward. This verse should boost your confidence when you are pregnant as it is a testimony that you bear God’s heritage.
“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 on you; from my mother’s womb you have been my God.”
These verses declare how God brought the Psalmist out of his mother’s womb and made him trust in Him even at that moment.
“When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.”
In this verse, the Psalmist says that when he is afraid, he puts his trust in God. Pregnancy often comes with a lot of fear of the unknown.
When you are pregnant and feel afraid, you are encouraged to put your trust in God.
“Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken.”
In this verse, David urges us to cast our cares unto the Lord, and He will sustain us. Pregnancy usually comes with worry.
Therefore, when you are pregnant, you should cast any burden you feel weighing on you unto God. He will sustain and care for you.
“They will have no fear of bad news; their hearts are steadfast, trusting in the Lord.”
This verse talks about having no fear of bad news, but rather a steadfast heart trusting in the Lord. As you anticipate safe delivery, this verse urges you not to fear bad news but to trust in God to keep you safe as you deliver without complications.
“I lift up my eyes to the mountains—where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. He will not let your foot slip—he who watches over you will not slumber.”
In this verse, David declares that he lifts his eyes to the mountain and his help comes from the Lord. He assures that the Lord watches over you and will not let your foot slip.
“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.”
In these verses, the sons of Korah declare that the Lord is their refuge and strength. They also mention that he is ever-present during trying times and will therefore not fear.
“Have mercy on me, Lord, for I am faint; heal me, Lord, for my bones are in agony.”
In this verse, the Psalmist cries out to God to have mercy on him as he is faint. He calls for the Lord’s help to heal him as his bones are in agony.
“For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor; no good thing does he withhold from those whose walk is blameless. Lord Almighty, blessed is the one who trusts in you.”
In these verses, the sons of Korah declare the Lord as a sun and shield. They talk about Him bestowing favor, honor, and blessings to those who trust Him.
This verse urges you to trust in Him during labor. He will bestow honor and favor on you through safe delivery.
Some Christians agree that a good Psalm for thanksgiving for safe delivery is Psalm 40:1-5. In this verse, the Psalmist talks about how he waited patiently for the Lord who heard his cry.
He declares that the Lord lifted him out of the pit and gave him a firm place to stand. The Psalmist put a new song in his mouth – a hymn of praise to God.
Christians should recognize the Lord’s hand in safe delivery after a difficult labor. Some Scholars also assert that another good Psalm of thanksgiving is Psalm 92:4.
In this verse, David praises God as He makes him glad by His deeds. He sings for joy for what the Lord’s hands have done.
After giving birth, you should sing for joy and thank God for His Handiwork in your safe delivery.
Theologians recommend that when you are trying to get pregnant, a good Psalm to read is Psalm 113:9. In this verse, the Psalmist talks about how God settles a childless woman in her home as a happy mother of children.
Theologians claim that if you are trying to get pregnant, this verse encourages you that God will settle you and make you a mother of children.
The book of Psalms has several verses that can guide you and give you hope during pregnancy. Many Christians believe when you want to use the Book of Psalms to pray for a safe pregnancy, you can pick the chapter and verse that resounds with your season and pray into the scripture or read the scripture as a prayer.
As a Christian, I have always been passionate about sharing God’s word with young people. This inspired me to pursue a Certificate in Christian Education, an Undergraduate degree in Religious Studies, and a Graduate degree in Theology. My knowledge in school and experience from dealing with the youth made me an expert at discussing Christian-related topics. I feel privileged working as the Coordinator of the Christian Youth Ministry at Christian Faith Guide. You can read more about me on the about us page.