Here I share some of the best devotionals for moms that can be placed around the house for encouragement any time of day. I have used these for years and at different seasons to help add inspiration and encouragement when I am busy.
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There was a time when I was going through a hard time after the birth of one of my kids. I didn’t have time to do an in-depth regular bible study but still wanted some encouragement throughout my day. Thankfully I have collected a good amount of devotionals over the years, some of which I think are some of the best devotionals for moms. So I got these out and placed them throughout my house. That way, when I was sitting down I could just read a little snippet and be encouraged.
Some of the Best Devotionals for Moms (that aren’t necessarily written by moms)
Now, these aren’t necessarily written directly to moms, with the exception of one, but I personally like that. I was wanting ones that just encouraged me in the Lord. Knowing that if I was, I would become a better mom. George Muller said, “The first great and primary business to which I out to attend every day is to have my soul happy in the Lord.” I believe from that place flows what we need to do this whole mothering thing well.
I didn’t feel particularly “happy” during that time. But I was looking for ways to get my soul dwelling on the goodness of God. I wanted to be content in Him and be happy that He was carrying me. These devotionals helped me to do just that and today I wanted to share some of them with you. So here are 5 of some of the best devotionals for moms.
Keep a Quiet Heart by Elisabeth Elliot
This one is not necessarily a devotional in the sense that it has a reading for every day of the week. But each chapter is incredibly short and is not connected to the other chapters. In other words, each chapter stands alone. A lot of them are just a page or two, with the max being about 4 pages. There are 104 different “chapters” so if you just read one a day that would last, well, 104 days!
I put a bookmark and picked up where I left off from the last time, that way you can just go at your own pace. The book is broken up into bigger sections. The topics covered are Faith for the Unexplained, God’s Curriculum, Called and Committed, Our Culture in Controversy and The Christian Home, with all the 104 chapters falling into one of these main topics.
I really love this “devotional”, having read it all the way through multiple times. I think that it is perfect for busy moms. Would highly recommend!
My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers
This is definitely the meatiest of all the other ones, so I wouldn’t necessarily suggest it if you are a mom that is just needing some simple encouragement in a difficult time. Obviously this was not written by a mom, but it does have some good things to think about spiritually and is a classic. I read a biography on Oswald Chambers not too long ago and enjoyed it. It brought this devotional to life as I knew where he was coming from after that. His sweet wife actually compiled this after His death. I’m not even sure we would know the name Oswald Chambers without all of His wife’s work.
Anyway, this does have a devotional for every day of the year and has a scripture to go with each day. You could write the scripture out on an index card after reading the devo and have that to have with you for the day to chew on for longer. Would be a simple way to get Scripture into your day as well.
Mom Heart Moments by Sally Clarkson
Sally Clarkson. Always encouraging. A couple of years back she came out with this devotional and I have enjoyed having sitting around the house to pick up and read. This is geared directly towards moms so it is great if you are wanting a specific motherhood devotional. It is really focused on spurring moms on to be intentional in motherhood and to encourage you to keep on going to do the most important work of loving on those kids! It also encourages you to take care of yourself, which I know is a reminder that I need.
Each day has a scripture at the top, one page of text and then some questions at the bottom for application. So get a cup of tea, sit down in your favorite chair and take a couple of minutes to be encouraged from a mom who has been where you are.
Daily Light: Morning and Evening
I heard about this book when I was reading one of Isobel Kuhn’s books. She used this daily and it sounded so good to me that I had to get it. It is a gorgeous book, so you will love looking at it on your side table (or wherever you put it).
This one is different in the sense that it is all scripture, but it waits to put the scripture reference for each verse until the end of the entry. For example, the title is a scripture and then the whole excerpt is a bunch of scriptures about that topic. It is basically a ton of cross references in paragraph form. Then, at the end, it gives the references for each sentence. This is great for focusing on a specific theme from scripture. It is also broken up into a morning reading and evening reading so you can bookend your days with scripture if that’s how you want to use it.
Edges of His Ways by Amy Carmichael
This is a daily devotional by Amy Carmichael, so if you love her writing, you will love this. She has a scripture at the beginning and then expands on it. It also has verses written out to the side of each excerpt whenever she quotes a specific verse. These are short, often just a paragraph or two. She also has her poetry sprinkled throughout, which I absolutely love. I think this devotional is a delight and her love for the Lord and devotion to Him is inspiring.
What are the best devotionals for moms in your house?
Alright, that’s it for today. I hope this has helped you to think of some devotionals that you can put around your house to encourage you through the often hard days of motherhood. Let me know in the comments below if you have any others that you would add to this list!
Shop Best Devotionals for Moms
- Keep a Quiet Heart by Elisabeth Elliot
- Daily Light: Morning and Evening
- Mom Heart Moments by Sally Clarkson
- My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers
- Edges of His Ways by Amy Carmichael