Today we’re exploring the 30 Best Devotionals for Women Who Long to Grow Their Faith. Having daily devotions, a time where Christians read God’s Word and spend time with the Lord through prayer and worship, is a vital part of their spiritual walk.
What are devotionals?
Devotionals are short, daily readings which generally include a Bible verse or verses along with personal stories, a more detailed explanation of the passage, and application thoughts. Many close with guided prayers and thought-provoking questions. They are generally a bit smaller in size than regular trade books or Bible studies.
When compared to a Bible study they usually:
- Take less time.
- Don’t have areas for your own writing or reflection.
- Don’t challenge you to dig into Scripture passages on your own or look for your own information or guide you in learning how to do so. This can be the largest drawback of reading devotionals as your only source of spiritual growth!
The Benefits of Reading Devotionals
But devotionals are not without benefits!
Reading a daily devotional can help you develop a daily quiet time habit and provide spiritual nourishment from God’s Word when you are in busy seasons or if you are new to your faith and feel unsure about how to study the Bible on your own.
I found reading short devotionals was perfect for me when my children were babies and toddlers. I could sit down for 10 minutes while they were playing or napping and quickly have a “gold nugget” of spiritual truth or encouragement to take with me throughout my day.
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30 Best Devotionals for Christian Women
This list of devotionals will empower and encourage your spiritual growth with Scriptural truths, practical advice and daily inspirations.
Best Christian Devotionals for Women
These devotionals were written specifically for Christian women and the unique issues they face.
40 Days Through the Bible: The Answers to Your Deepest Longings by Lysa Terkeurst – Lysa is a gifted teacher, full of grace and the author of so many wonderful Christian books and Bible studies. Here she guides you (along with other Proverbs 31 writers) to understanding the Bible as a whole.
100 Days to Brave: Devotions for Unlocking Your Most Courageous Self by Annie F. Downs – This devotional was so impactful to me, especially when I was parenting 3 kids 3 and under. You can read more about that season and what God taught me through this book here!
The Confident Woman Devotional by Joyce Meyer – Joyce always provides laugh out loud humor paired with gracious truth!
Anxiety Elephants: A 31-Day Devotional To Help Stomp Out Your Anxiety by Caris Snider – A great choice if you feel like you can’t break free from anxiety in your daily life. *Do this one with your tween or teen girl using the tween version!*
Every Day New: A Devotional Celebrating God’s Many Mercies by Jenny Highsmith – Gorgeous artwork to inspire you and draw yourself to God’s beauty and majesty. “Each devotion includes a key Scripture verse, spiritual insights, a heartfelt prayer, questions for further reflection, and a special note from Jenny.”
Awaken: 90 Days With the God Who Speaks by Priscilla Shirer – This devotional includes writing space for guided journaling and responding to each days devotional. Priscilla always brings the truth of God with passion!
He Walks With Me Devotional, Taking the Hand of the One Who Never Lets Go by Carol Kent – Carol’s wisdom is plentiful as she shares Scripture, prayers and her writing expanding on how God’s protects and strengthens His children through hard seasons.
He Whispers Your Name 365 Devotions for Women: Hope and Comfort to Strengthen Your Walk of Faith by author Cherie Hill – This devotional is written in the style of Jesus Calling as a direct communication from God to you. It includes the Scripture verse inspired by each day’s thoughts.
Grace Is Enough: A 30-Day Christian Devotional to Help Women Turn Anxiety and Insecurity into Confidence by Courtney Fidell – This is a bit longer devotional filled with encouragement for Christian women to break free from perfectionism and insecurity. Each day includes writing, Scripture, guided prayer, additional Bible reading and journaling questions to consider.
Best Devotionals Overall
Here are my top picks overall for the best Christian devotionals. Although some of these lean more towards women they can be studied and enjoyed by either gender!
Great Is Thy Faithfulness: 365 Devotions from Our Daily Bread – Our Daily Bread devotionals are small booklet devotionals often provided as a resource from churches to their members. I grew up with these quarterly devotionals in a basket on top our toilet for when extra inspiration was needed. Although more of their work has shifted to online, this compilation devotional is a great way to enjoy a short Scripture and challenge in your faith.
Jesus Calling by Sarah Young – I deeply love this devotional which reads as letters straight from God to us. It’s one of the best daily devotionals and has a devotional app you can purchase to have the readings on your phone as well.
Uncovering the Love of Jesus: A Lent Devotional by Asheritah Ciuciu – This robust Lenten (40 days leading up to Easter) devotional will help you know the heart of Jesus better by examining His actions and character through His life on earth. Each reading contains a Scripture passage with a story about Jesus, Asheritah’s teachings on the passage, a personal challenge, prayer and additional reading. This also includes weekly family or small group activities to help you dive deeper with your community.
The God Shot: 100 Snapshots of God’s Character in Scripture by Tara-Leigh Cobble – I’ve done the Bible Recap chronological Bible reading plan and I appreciate the way the author always focuses us on “The God Shot” or what we can see of God’s character and work in ANY story of the Bible.
New Morning Mercies: A Daily Gospel Devotional by Paul David Tripp – This devotional is packed with Biblical truth from esteemed counselor and Bible scholar Paul David Tripp. Includes daily Scripture verses as well. It’s one I come back to over and over again.
Grace for the Moment by Max Lucado – Powerful daily readings that are short and full of much grace! A great place to start for a beginning Christian.
Letters to the Thirsty by Edward Miller – I read this devotional as a college student. It is written in the form of an older Christian answering questions to a younger Christian (kind of a twist on The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis).
Cultivating a Missional Life by Twyla Franz – This 30 day devotional encourages moms to grow their faith specifically around living missionally with their community and neighbors. It includes Scriptures, devotional, a key thought, prayer and question to ponder in each days readings along with discussion questions that can be used in a small group.
Best Devotionals for Young Women
These devotionals best speak to a young woman and her faith journey from girlhood to tweens to teens and into her early 20s.
Live Original Devotional by Sadie Robertson – Written by 18 year old Sadie Robertson of Duck Dynasty fame this devotional inspires young women in their teens and early 20s to uphold their Christian values and relationship with God in a culture that is often in opposition to that faith.
Prayer Journal for Teen Girls: 52-Week Scripture, Devotional, & Guided Prayer Journal by Shannon Roberts – “This 52-week devotional and guided prayer journal includes Scripture verses, reflections on the Word, and journaling prompts that will help teen girls feel more confident navigating life’s challenges and remember that God is with them every step of the way.”
Anxiety Elephants for Tween Girls: A 90 Day Devotional by Caris Snider – This devotional has tools and resources for tweens struggling with anxiety along with prayer prompts and Scripture. Do this one with your daughter using the adult version above!
Fearless Faith:100 Devotions for Girls by Melanie Shankle – Perfect for younger girls and tweens this devotional has easy-to-read and relatable text, Bible verses and activities to help young girls live fearlessly with Jesus.
Best Devotionals for Moms
These devotionals are written specifically for women in the roles of mom, step-mom or caregiver and the challenges they face in motherhood. Many are specifically designed to be short–a great option for busy moms.
The Better Mom Devotional: Shaping Our Hearts As We Shape Our Homes by Ruth Schwenk – Each devotion is filled with Scripture, prayers, and reflection questions to help you discover how God uses motherhood to change you from the inside out and intentional ways to deepen your faith in any season of parenting.
Midnight Mom Devotional: 365 Prayers to Put Your Momma Heart to Rest by Becky Thompson – I have been a long-time follower of Becky’s Facebook prayer ministry to moms. These simple prayers you can pray for yourself or someone you love. An excellent way to decompress at the end of the day and refocus your heart on Jesus.
Mom Heart Moments: Daily Devotions for Lifegiving Motherhood by Sally Clarkson – A simple Bible verse, encouraging truth and practical application steps all from an experienced mom whose mothering has truly been life giving.
Jesus Calling for Moms by Sarah Young – Similar to the regular Jesus Calling book this one explicitly speaks to moms and their unique challenges in parenting and motherhood.
Bible Promises for Moms: Inspirational Verses of Hope and Encouragement for Christian Moms by Heidi St. John – Heidi offers topical promises of God Bible verses and short encouragements. When you need a quick reminder to help you in an immediate situation with your kids and family this is a great guide.
5-Minute Devotions for Mom: 150 Days of Peace, Prayer, and the Power of God by Teresa Ann Criswell – Scripture, short devotional, writing space and beautiful artwork make this a simple and empowering read for moms who are short on time, but still want to spend time with the Lord growing my faith!
This includes both online devotionals accessed on websites or emails as well as devotional apps. This is great for those with a busy schedule or who travel and may not want to pack a devotional and their Bible or anyone who just wants to have some extra encouragement in their faith.
You can also check out my list of 25 Best Devotional Apps for Busy Moms for more ideas how to grow your faith through online resources!
She Reads Truth – I love this Bible study app! It offers great studies with both short and more ambitious daily Bible reading plans, along with insight and context from their gifted writing team. It also includes a community aspect where you can share what you’ve learned from the day’s readings or ask questions. Each plan does cost a small amount to access digitally. ($3-$5)
Proverbs 31 First 5 – Proverbs 31 emails are uplifting and encouraging! Proverbs 31 Ministries is founded by Lysa Terkeurst and has a host of writers who provided daily devotionals and to help encourage and empower you on your spiritual journey.
(In)courage – Incourage (a ministry of Dayspring) devotional emails can also be accessed through daily emails as well as on their website and social media. Full of real life stories from women, Scriptural truth and grace– these are a great way to start your day with Jesus.
More Resources to Grow Your Faith As a Woman of God
- 40 Biblical Affirmations for Women
- Advent Devotionals for Families with Children
- What Are Devotions? 5 Examples to Grow Your Faith
- 25 Bible Verses About Hope in Hard Times
- More Bible study resources
To learn more about studying the Bible be sure to grab your FREE BIBLE STUDY CONFIDENCE KIT to help guide you through your Bible reading.
There are so many great Christian devotionals available today from a wide variety of wise writers and Christ followers! Any Christian woman will be blessed by diving into God’s Word through one of these devotionals.