Through thoughtful intention and design, God made women to be tender and nurturing. It is through building one another up that women have the beautiful opportunity to bless those around them, as well as generations to come.
Great women of faith have courageously pursued lives to glorify God, even through tragedy and trial. The quotes below are intended to encourage and inspire women in their walks with Christ in their own journeys.
Here are 30 inspirational quotes to encourage and strengthen you!
Powerful Bible Verses about Women
"She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come."
"Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her!”
“In the same way, the women are to be worthy of respect, not malicious talkers but temperate and trustworthy in everything."
“She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue."
"God is within her, she will not fall."
“May you be richly rewarded by the Lord, the God of Israel, under whose wings you have come to take refuge.”
“My beloved spoke and said to me,
‘Arise, my darling, my beautiful one, come with me.
See! The winter is past; the rains are over and gone.
Flowers appear on the earth; the season of singing has come,
the cooing of doves is heard in our land.’”
"Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised."
Then the Lord God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.”
"The wisest of women builds her house, but folly with her own hands tears it down."
Read More Bible Verses for Women Here!
Encouraging Quotes from Famous Women
"Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength."
— Corrie ten Boom
“Love never reasons but profusely gives......gives like a thoughtless prodigal, it's all and trembles then, lest it has done too little.”
― Hannah More
"God doesn't require us to succeed, he only requires that you try."
— Mother Teresa
“What wings are to a bird and sails to a ship, so is prayer to the soul.” ― Corrie Ten Boom
“I am content to fill a little space if God be glorified.” ― Susanna Wesley
“Forgiveness is the economy of the heart.…forgiveness saves the expense of anger, the cost of hatred, the waste of spirits.”
― Hannah More
"Do not think that love in order to be genuine has to be extraordinary. What we need is to love without getting tired. Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies."
— Mother Teresa
Uplifting Quotes for Women from Popular Authors
“If Jesus gives us a task or assigns us to a difficult season, every ounce of our experience is meant for our instruction and completion if only we'll let Him finish the work. I fear, however, that we are so attention-deficit that we settle for bearable when beauty is just around the corner.”
― Beth Moore
"I don't have to figure my present circumstances out. I don't have to fill the silence left behind in another person's absence. I don't have to know all the whys and what-ifs. All I have to do is trust. So, in quiet humility and without personal agenda, I make the decision to let God sort it all out. I sit quietly in His presence and simply say, "God, I want Your truth to be the loudest voice in my life. Correct me. Comfort me. Come closer still. And I will trust. God, You are good at being God."
— Lysa TerKeurst
“I tell of hearts and souls and dances...
Butterflies and second chances;
Desperate ones and dreamers bound,
Seeking life from barren ground,
Who suffer on in earthly fate
The bitter pain of agony hate,
Might but they stop and here forgive
Would break the bonds to breathe and live
And find that God in goodness brings
A chance for change, the hope of wings
To rest in Him, and self to die
And so become a butterfly.”
― Karen Kingsbury
“Hold on dear friend, for this is not the end. You have traveled so far and you have worked so hard. Carry on with courage and do not give up. And not because things will be easy but because these seeds you are sowing matter, and they will grow in time, if you do not lose heart.” — Morgan Harper Nichols
"Don’t quit, and don’t give up. The reward is just around the corner. And in times of doubt or times of joy, listen for that still, small voice. Know that God has been there from the beginning—and he will be there until . . . The End."
— Joanna Gaines (The Magnolia Story)
“At the end of the day, the enemy is going to be sorry he ever messed with you. You’re about to become his worst nightmare a million times over. He thought he could wear you down, sure that after a while you’d give up without much of a fight. Well, just wait till he encounters the fight of God’s Spirit in you. Because ... This. Means. War.”
― Priscilla Shirer
"Your relationship with Me is meant to be vibrant and challenging, as I invade more and more areas of your life. Do not fear change, for I am making you a new creation, with old things passing away and new things continually on the horizon. When you cling to old ways and sameness, you resist My work within you. I want you to embrace all that I am doing in your life, finding your security in Me alone."
— Sarah Young (Jesus Calling: Enjoying Peace in His Presence)
“It’s a good thing God is big because I have oversized dreams and nowhere big enough to place them but His hands.” — Jordan Lee Dooley
"[A God-thing is] when something happens in your life, and you look at it and can't explain how or why it happened, but you know there's a reason for it. You know that God is doing something in your life, and it changes you. There's no other way to explain it except to see it as a God thing."
— Robin Jones Gunn
"What we choose to use as our anchor determines how well we will weather the seasons of life. Imagine" — Lauren Chandler
More Motivating Quotes from Inspiring Women Today
"When fear has risen within her, she will raise her hands even higher, taking deep and careful breaths, as the daylight reminds her: She is guided. She is seen. And by grace she will make it through all of these things." — Morgan Harper Nichols
"God surpasses our dreams when we reach past our personal plans and agenda to grab the hand of Christ and walk the path he chose for us. He is obligated to keep us dissatisfied until we come to him and his plan for complete satisfaction."
— Beth Moore
"It’s impossible to hold up the banners of victim and victory at the same time."
— Lysa TerKeurst
“God’s plan for you is to move you into a position of impact by infusing you with truth and employing you in prayer. You don’t need to be a genius to do it. You don’t need to learn ten-dollar words and be able to spout them with theological ease. You just need to bring your honest, transparent, available—and, let’s just say it—your fed-up, over-it, stepped-on-your-last-nerve self, and be ready to become fervently relentless. All in His name.”
― Priscilla Shirer
"The key is for you to discover what you love to do, what you were created to do, and then do it for the people around you with love. That is the abundant life, dear girl, no matter where in the world you live."
— Robin Jones Gunn
"When you start to feel like things should have been better this year, remember the mountains and valleys that got you here. They are not accidents, and those moments weren't in vain. You are not the same. You have grown and you are growing. You are breathing, you are living, you are wrapped in endless, boundless grace. And things will get better. There is more to you than yesterday."
— Morgan Harper Nichols
Every woman has been given a unique and beautiful story handwritten by God. At times it can be easy to feel overwhelmed during the midst of trials, or unsure of what is next even in seasons of rejoicing, but we can rest assured that we serve a faithful God Who intends to bless us and keep us for His own.
Cally Logan is a writer and teacher from Richmond, Virginia. She graduated from Regent University. Currently, she is a writer for Dear Sparrows Ministry site, and the Podcast, "Dear Sparrows." In her free time, she enjoys leading a high school girls’ small group, cooking, and spending time in tree houses. Her latest books, Dear Young Sparrow and Unveiled are available everywhere or at DearSparrows.com.
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