I definitely notice a difference in my attitude on the days I commit to doing my devotions versus the days I forget. When I immerse myself in scripture and read inserts from my devotionals, I feel encouraged and I find myself having more patience. On the days I neglect to do my devotions, I feel more anxious and I am more prone to overreact.
If you are looking for devotionals that offer encouragement to moms, then you have come to the right place. I have personally read each and every devotional on this list. While some of them aren’t specifically geared towards moms, you will still find them to be uplifting.
Overwhelmed By My Blessings by Robin Meadows
I was first introduced to this book during a Bible study I did with my fellow surviving moms KT and Kristine. We completed the Bible App version of this devotional, which was an abridged version of the actual book. It made me eager to read this whole devotional. Robin Meadows, the author of Overwhelmed by my Blessings has raised seven of her own babies and willingly shares the ups and downs of her motherhood experiences through the pages of this book. Each devotion is packed full of uplifting scripture passages and a prayer that will help you lay down your heart before God.
The devotions found in this book will probably take around ten minutes to read. If you want to own a copy of this amazing devotional for yourself, you can purchase it here.
100 Days of Bible Promises by Shanna Noel
I received this devotional as a gift from my church when we moved across the country to Las Vegas. It was a very emotional time for me and this devotional was just what I needed. It is packed full of promises from God. It directs you through various scripture passages to remind you of God’s goodness and faithfulness. It is a great tool for moms who need encouragement when their faith is wavering.
Each devotion can be read in just a matter of minutes. There is room on each one to write down any thoughts that come to mind while you are reading it. If this devotional interests you, you can purchase it here.
Mommy Time: 90 Devotions for New Moms by Sarah Author
The day after I came home from the hospital with my newborn baby girl, my friend stopped by with a basket full of new mommy treasures. Among them was this devotional for new moms. The words written in this devotional were so comforting to me during the first few months of my daughter’s life. The author, Sarah Arthur, shares the struggles she faced after her first son was born. She suffered from both physical and mental ailments. Although this mama went through some tough times, she constantly reminds her readers that God is in control of all circumstances. Her strong faith is reflected on every page.
Each devotion should only take you around five minutes to read, making it the perfect option for busy new moms. If this devotional peaks your interests, feel free to buy your own copy here.
The Songs of Jesus: A Year of Daily Devotions in the Psalms by Timothy and Kathy Keller
To any of the mamas out that that have suffered from depression or anxiety, this devotional is for you. It walks you through the book of Psalms, much of which was written by King David. The psalms are his heartfelt conversations with God. Sometimes he is crying out in desperation, while other times he is singing out his praises. This devotional will show you how to pour out your heart before God, as he is our one true comforter.
Each devotion will take five to ten minute to read depending on the length of the psalm attached to them. You can buy your own copy of this devotional here.
Beloved Mess by Kimm Crandal
I read this book with my moms’ group and it led to some really powerful conversations. Although it is not your traditional devotional, it is still a great resource for moms who need encouragement. This book will remind you that life is messy and that’s okay. We serve a merciful God who does not give up on us no matter how many times we fail him. This book references the Bible often, pulling passages from both the new and old testament.
Each chapter of this book will take about twenty minutes to read. There are nine chapters in total. If you are interested in purchasing this book, you can do so here.