Words of Encouragement for Women

words of encouragement for women

God’s word never promised us a perfect life. In fact, being born into this world is a guarantee that you will go through difficult times in your life.

With life comes stresses and struggles, along with beauty, hope, and joy.

When strong women are faced with stressful situations in life, be it a job loss, a divorce, struggles with finances, health, and other troubles, we are forced to look to our inner strength, as well as the support of our family and friends to overcome hurdles.

When we are going through challenges in life, positive words can become a powerful element that can help us heal, recover, inspire, and help us move forward.

When you are going through a specific situation, certain words of encouragement can give you the hope and relief you’re looking for.

In this article, I’ve outlined some of my favorite uplifting quotes and words of hope and healing to help you find the courage to overcome any difficult thing that comes against you.

The Power of Words

Before we begin, let’s discuss the very power of words and how it can affect us.

There’s a popular saying that goes: “Sticks and stones may break my bones but words can never hurt me.” Well, this popular quote is certainly not true in my experience.

It is completely false because most often, words can cut deeper than actual physical injury. While bruises and cuts may heal in weeks, hateful and hurtful words can stay with you forever.

A life can be completely changed with the power of words. A single phrase or even a few positive words can make a woman feel better and give her comfort in her most vulnerable moments.

Words have the power to create and destroy and that is why we must use the positive side of words to encourage, inspire, and help women heal in their lives.

Proverbs 16:24 states: “Pleasant words are like honeycomb, Sweetness to the soul and health to the bones.”

We can choose words to constructively uplift and comfort women since they have the energy and power to help and heal.

And so, let’s begin our collection of words of encouragement for women, for independent women, for women going through a divorce, going through cancer, and for those who have had a miscarriage.

Words of Encouragement for Independent Women

If you are an independent woman, this can mean that you feel like you don’t need a man, you don’t have a man to help you financially and emotionally, and you work hard for your career, your children, and for yourself.

Sometimes, it can be lonely being on your own, it can be hard, and it can be stressful having a lot of expectations from you.

Many people believe that just because you’re a successful woman, you have it all together. But just because you can take whatever life throws at you, doesn’t mean you have to.

You are a strong woman, courageous, and you can take life on your own, but still, there are times when you need a little encouragement from your loved ones, but also from yourself.

Here are a few words of encouragement for any independent woman who is about to give up, who is tired, and who may be unmotivated to move forward with her dreams.

“I never dreamed about success, I worked for it.”

  • Estee Lauder

“The most effective way to do it, is to do it.”

  • Amelia Earhart

“Success is getting what you want, happiness is wanting what you get.”

  • Ingrid Bergman

“If you obey all the rules, you are missing out on all the fun.”

  • Katherine Hepburn

“Follow your dreams, remember you can achieve all that you dream, whatever your mind can conceive.”

  • Catherine Pulsifer

“Be careful of expectations that you set for others, but more importantly, be careful of the ones you set for yourself.”

  • Cyndie Spiegel

“If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman.”

  • Margaret Thatcher

“I do not wish women to have power over men, but over themselves.”

  • Mary Shelley

“We’re all supposed to be different. I want so badly to encourage everyone to say, “Who am I and how do I want to live my life?”

  • Ellen DeGeneres

“The woman who does not require validation from anyone is the most feared individual on the planet.”

“Go ahead tell me that I’m not good enough tell me I Can’t do it because I will show you over and over that I can!”

Words of Encouragement for Women with Cancer

When a woman is diagnosed with cancer, there is a light inside of her that is dimmed. If you are a mother, your role as a nurturer can disappear during this time, because you are the one that needs to be nurtured.

As a career woman, a cancer diagnosis can make you rethink the very things that are most important to you.

If you are a loved one of this beautiful woman, it can be hard to find the words to encourage this person to find happiness in life, and thus, some of these words are meant for you to say so you can provide some relief and comfort for your loved one who may be fighting this dreadful disease

When your life is threatened by cancer, it is important to turn to God, our source of spiritual strength, and find comfort in His words.

Here are some Bible passages that can help you find your greatest strength, faith, and emotional connection to God:

Psalm 30:2 states: ” Lord, my God, I called to you for help, and you healed me.”

Isaiah 41:10 states: “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.”

Song of Solomon 1:15 states: “How beautiful you are my darling! Oh, how beautiful!” (This is for women who may be losing their hair due to chemotherapy).

“What gives me the most hope every day is God’s grace; knowing that His grace is going to give me the strength for whatever I face…”

  • Rick Warren

“I am not afraid of storms, for I’m learning to sail my ship.”

  • Louisa May Alcott

“I don’t think of misery, but of the beauty that still remains.”

  • Anne Frank

“No matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on and it will be better tomorrow.”

  • Maya Angelou

“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement; nothing can be done without hope.”

  • Helen Keller

“Yesterday’s gone, tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today, let us begin.”

  • Mother Teresa

“Hope, sometimes, that’s all you have when you have nothing else. If you have it, you have everything.”

  • Anonymous

The following phrases can be used by loved ones to provide support and help to a woman fighting cancer:


Words of Encouragement for Women Facing Divorce

Divorce can be one of the most stressful events anyone has to go through. When a woman is facing divorce, there are a lot of things that go through her mind. What will happen to the house? The kids? And will I find love again?

Divorce is like losing a spouse to death – you grieve the loss of the person, the marriage, and the future you could have had together. But worse, you’re grieving the loss of a man who is still alive. You will look at yourself and ask what you did wrong? Why did you fail? And will you be happy again?

Here are some words that can help you feel better, give you hope for your future, and give you comfort in these trying times.

“I want to show you that God doesn’t expect you to be happy about what has been torn from your hands – whether it’s a marriage, your health, a job, or someone you love – but if you are willing to trust Him, He can turn trash into triumph.”

  • Levi Lusko

“So what’s the antidote for loneliness? It’s getting out of the self. You’ve heard the phrase, “Spread the love?” Well, that’s what you have to do, girl! You’ve got to get busy. Love those who are available to be loved right now!”

  • Michelle McKinnery Hammond

“Divorce is hard and painful and complicated, and something you have to go through it.”

  • Sharon Stone

“I wouldn’t call it a mistake, it is just what happened in my life and so I’m excited to see what the future holds.”

  • Kaley Cuoco on her 2016 divorce

“Do you want to meet the love of your life? Look in the mirror.”

  • Byron Katie

“A woman is in full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture, and transform.”

  • Diane Mariechild

“Listen to your intuition about what is right for you. Each of us has to find our own way in honoring our needs.”

  • Judith Orloff

“You may not yet have met this person who’s going to explode your heart with love and fill your life with laughter. Don’t give up on love.”

  • Beth Moore

“You learn something out of everything and you come to realize more than ever that we’re all here for a certain space of time, and then it’s going to be over, and you better make this count.”

  • Nancy Reagan

“Don’t count what you lose but instead, cherish what you have and plan what you want to gain.”

  • Anonymous

“Divorce can be a freeing experience if you remove the chains you placed on yourself to get married.”

  • Anonymous

“Getting divorced doesn’t mean you have to start over, it means you get to start again.”

  • Anonymous

“You owe yourself the love you so freely give to other people.”

  • Anonymous

Words of Encouragement for Women Who Have Had a Miscarriage

Women are given the gift of motherhood when they grow a baby inside their womb. To create a human being and nurture this gift is an experience no man can ever understand. It is a kind of love that is inexplicable and it is a blessing to everyone.

Unfortunately, tragedy happens in a woman’s life and one of the greatest tragedies of all is a miscarriage or a loss of pregnancy.

The grief and sadness that come with it are overwhelming and it can lead to depression and isolation. No one else will be able to understand the pain other than the mother herself and sometimes, comfort is nowhere to be found.

However, there are Bible verses that bring comfort to mothers who have had a miscarriage and in God’s words, women can find relief that God is beside her, helping her through this ordeal.

Here are some words of encouragement from the Bible and other words to bring healing, peace, and comfort in your grief.

Lamentations 3:17-24 states:

“Peace has been stripped away and I have forgotten what prosperity is. I cry out, “My splendor is gone! Everything I had hoped for from the Lord is lost!”

The thought of my suffering and homelessness is bitter beyond words. I will never forget this awful time, as I grieve over my loss.

Yet I still dare to hope when I remember this: The faithful love of the Lord never ends! His mercies never cease.

Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning. I say to myself, “The Lord is my inheritance; therefore, I will hope in him!”

Lamentations 3:32-33 states:

“Though he brings grief, he will show compassion, so great is his unfailing love. For he does not willingly bring affliction or grief to anyone.”

Psalm 34:14 states:

The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

These Bible verses will help you understand that God has not left you, has not abandoned you when you need Him, and that He will bring comfort and healing in your heart.


Other words of encouragement:

“Sometimes, the small sounds of blessings are found in the hardest moments of life. Listen for the whispers.”

  • Maureen Watts

Words are powerful and instead of using it to destroy, we must harness its powers to uplift and heal. Words of encouragement can change a woman’s life in an instant. We hope that these Bible verses, quotes, and uplifting words can help you through difficult times in your life. They may not give you instant relief, but they give you comfort when the world seems to be out of your favor.

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