Bible verses for single moms

Last Updated on April 15, 2024

If you’re reading this, you may be a single mom, or have friends who are single mothers in your circle, family or community. Regardless of your situation, we all can agree that single parenting is hard. But no situation is too tough for the God of the whole earth to use for good.

To every single mama, we know that you’ve been through, and may still be walking through, difficult times. Motherhood is one of the toughest jobs there is, and sometimes strength and resilience can feel hard to come by. 

So many other mothers in our community know firsthand the unique challenges and moments of weariness that come with being a single mom. But no matter how you feel right now, you are not alone. In fact, you are seen and loved by our Heavenly Father who walks beside you every step of the way and offers God’s strength in your weakness. 

In this post, we’re sharing 26 encouraging Bible verses for single moms, specifically curated to uplift your spirit and infuse your heart with hope. These verses have been a source of strength and comfort for many of us, and we pray they will be a balm to your soul as well. 

So grab a cup of your favorite warm beverage, find a cozy spot, and allow God’s Word to envelop you with hope and remind you that you’re never alone on this beautiful, albeit challenging, path of single motherhood.

Bible verses for single parents

Wondering what the Bible has to say for single parents? These comforting and empowering Bible verses speak directly to the situations and emotions you may encounter. It’s our prayer that they will uplift your spirit, remind you of God’s unfailing love, and provide guidance as you navigate the beautiful complexity of parenting on your own.

“A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling. God sets the lonely in families, he leads out the prisoners with singing; but the rebellious live in a sun-scorched land.” – Psalm 68:5-6

“Do not be afraid; you will not be put to shame. Do not fear disgrace; you will not be humiliated. You will forget the shame of your youth and remember no more the reproach of your widowhood. For your Maker is your husband—the Lord Almighty is his name—the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer; he is called the God of all the earth.” – Isaiah 54:4-5

“Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from him.” – Psalm 127:3

“Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.” – 2 Corinthians 4:16-17

“I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through him who gives me strength.” – Philippians 4:12-13

“But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.” – 2 Corinthians 12:9

*Looking for more resources to help you get in God’s Word each day? Check out these 7 Great Bible Studies for Busy Moms.*

Trusting God as a single mom

The Bible says that God will take care of His children, but how can you begin trusting God as a single mom? Here are a handful of Bible verses we love about leaning on God in hard times and trusting God for greater joy in your situation.

“Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” – Proverbs 3:5-6

“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” – Romans 8:28

“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.” – Psalm 46:1

“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” – Deuteronomy 31:6

“Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, ‘He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” – Psalm 91:1-2 

“I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.” – Psalm 27:13-14

Encouragement for single moms from scripture

As a Christian mom, you want to live with a sincere faith. But because we’re human beings, we can all get down sometimes – especially when things get hard in our own household. For those hard days when you really need encouragement, this list of scriptures is great to memorize or write and post around your house. 

“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” – Isaiah 41:10

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” – Matthew 11:28

“The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles.” – Psalm 34:17 

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” – Romans 15:13

“Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.” – Psalm 23:4

“I lift up my eyes to the mountains— where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.”​ – Psalm 121:1-2

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How to be a godly single mother

So what does it actually look like to be a good single mom? How can we live in a way that’s pleasing and honoring to God and helpful to our kids, while keeping up with relationships, work, mental health and all the other things that life involves?

The answer? In God’s strength instead of our own. Here are a very scriptures we love that can help you live as a godly single mother. 

“Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” – 1 Peter 5:7

“She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come.” – Proverbs 31:25

“Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken.” – Psalm 55:22 

“We will not hide them from their descendants; we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord, his power, and the wonders he has done.” – Psalm 78:4

“Discipline your children, and they will give you peace; they will bring you the delights you desire.” – Proverbs 29:17

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.” – Galatians 5:22-23

“But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” – Matthew 6:33

But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” – 2 Peter 3:18

No matter what you are facing today, remember this: God loves single moms. 

As a single mom, you face unique challenges, but you are never alone. You are precious in God’s sight, and He is always with you, even when you feel hopeless or defeated. Having to walk through the hard days of motherhood alone is something that no mom would ever want, but these verses remind us that God sees our struggles and offers us hope, strength, and comfort. 

Dear single mom, take heart and trust in the Lord’s unfailing love. You are valued, cherished, and capable of facing whatever comes your way. May these verses continue to uplift and inspire you on your journey, reminding you that in God, there is always hope!

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