Some days I feel like I’m in the trenches of motherhood. It’s the days where I have seven loads of laundry to do, the floor is caked with dirt, I forgot the field trip form again, and I have about 1.5 hours of free time in the next week to get it done. On those days I sometimes feel a bit alone, overwhelmed, and in need of some encouragement.
On overwhelming days there are lots of things that make me feel better – a good book, funny TV, and even a glass of wine! But what always works for me is to turn to the Bible. God’s words always calm me instantly and encourage me to keep going and keep smiling. It helps me to know that I’m not ever doing this alone.
We’ve compiled a list of our favorite devotions for moms. We’d love to hear yours, too!
1 Corinthians 13:4-8
4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.
6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.
7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
8 Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.
25 She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come.
26 She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue.
27 She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness.
28 Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her:
29 “Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all.”
45 Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her!”
5 Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
7 Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the Lord, and depart from evil.
9 Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.
46 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
31 But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
Be humble and gentle in every way. Be patient with each other and lovingly accept each other.
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.
Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed.
What are your favorite devotionals?