22 Inspirational Quotes About Hope and Healing

We asked our community to send us their favorite messages of hope and encouragement so that we could share them with everyone. Here are some of our community’s favorite quotes for hope and healing:

“Hope is praying for rain, but faith is bringing an umbrella.”

Unknown

“Once you choose hope, anything’s possible.”

Christopher Reeve

“Faith is being sure of what we hope for, and certain of what we do not see.”

Hebrews 11:1

“Some people cannot be cured, but everyone can heal.”

Unknown

“Barn’s burnt down — Now I can see the moon.”

Poem by Mizuta Masahide

“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass…It’s about learning to dance in the rain.”

Vivian Greene

“Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us.”

Samuel Smiles

“Love many; trust few. Learn to paddle your own canoe.“

American Proverb

“All our infirmities, whatever they are, are just opportunities for God to display his gracious work in us.”

C.H. Spurgeon

“The sun never quits shining. Sometimes, clouds just get in the way.”

Unknown

“Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.”

Abraham Lincoln

“When you go through deep waters I will be with you.”

Isaiah 43:2

“If there’s life, there is hope.”

Stephen Hawking

“I don’t know what the future may hold, but I know who holds the future.”

Ralph Abernathy

“A smile doesn’t cost a cent, but draws a lot of interest.”

Unknown

“We grieve because we love. The intensity of the grief often proclaims the depth of our love.”

Gary Roe

“The forces that are for you are greater than the forces against you.”

Joel Osteen

“And sometimes, against all odds, against all logic, we still hope.”

Ellen Pompeo as Dr. Meredith Grey

“Had to walk the rocks to see the mountain view.”

Lyric from Lead of Love by Caedmon’s Call

“Let my love like sunlight surround you and yet give you illumined freedom.”

Rabindranath Tagore

“Our way is not soft grass; it’s a mountain path with lots of rocks. But it goes upwards, forward, toward the sun.”

Ruth Westheimer

“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”

Lao Tzu

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  • Paula Sturman

    “Divine Love always has met and always will meet every human need”
    Mary Baker Eddy

  • Linda Rucker

    Looking for the poem that starts with Better not bitter and ends withHurting still but healing

  • Jill Bybee

    “All God’s best gifts brighten when they take their flight”Comment from a high school teacher a long time ago

  • Hilton Laura

    My boyfriend broke up with me 4 months ago but finally came back with the help of Robinsonbuckler11@ gmail .com………Thank you SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO much!!!!…….

  • Rosemary DeLorenzo

    1)Wishing you the light of God’s love, the warmth of God’s blessing, and the comfort of God’s healing ~Anonymous 2)He gives power to the weak and to those who have no might he increases strength.~Isaiah 40:29 NKJV

  • anonymous

    Problems never cease to end been alive itself is a problem, so get out of your comfort zone and conquer because miracles happen out of your comfort zone

  • J. B. Horton

    Hope makes the earth bearable until heavens garments are wearable.

  • Joanne Sandhu

    Let my love like sunlight surround you, yet give you illumines freedom. Rabindranath Tagore

  • Sandra Pereira

    Dreams are necessary to life.__ Anais Nin

  • Margaret Engelson

    I know God will not give me anything I can’t handle. I just wish He didn’t trust me so much. Mother Teresa submitted by Margaret .

  • Joan E Hayes

    “Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us” S. Smiles

  • Faith Sommers

    Our way is not soft grass, it’s a mountain path with lots of rocks. But it goes upwards, forward, toward the sun. Ruth Westheimer

  • Anonymous

    God’s not dead.He’s surely alive.He’s living on the inside-Roaring like a lion! & Keep fighting the good fightKeep letting your light shineCuz I’m never going to leave youAlways going to see you on the other side.from 2 songs on K-LOVE radio

  • Elizabeth Conley

    Let my Love surround you yet give yet give you illumined freedom.

  • Velma Gray

    God answers all prayers….sometimes- yes, sometimes – no, sometimes – wait!

  • Tom Tester

    “Rivers do not drink their own water; trees do not eat their own fruit; the sun does not shine on itself and flowers do not spread their fragrance for themselves. Living for others is a rule of nature. We are all born to help each other. No matter how difficult it is….Life is good when you are happy; but much better when others are happy because of you.” Pope Francis

  • Mary Beth Roedl

    May God give you eyes of Faith to see and a heart of Hope to believe even before the answers unfold.

  • Annette Ziert

    Enjoyed reading the messages!!

  • Brenda Lego

    Lord, help me remember that nothing is going to happen to me today that You and I together cant handle . Old preacher greetings to a new day

  • M E LAGROTTA

    I have never prayed to be cured. I have always prayed for the strength and faith to live God’s Will for my life with grace and humility. -melDo not let the problems of this life get you down as we are not of this world, we are just passing through it to our everlasting home with the Lord Our God and Maker. -from a Bible Study group member

  • A.M.A. DOPMEIJER-CARPER

    Love is not selective, just as the light of the sun is not selective. ~ Eckhart Tolle

  • Diana L. Bublitz

    “”Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” Lao Tsu

  • June Hoffman

    “The person of hope lives in the moment with the knowledge and trust that all of Life is in good hands”. Henri Nouwen

  • Theressa Hanson

    Some of these are terrible! No, no, no!! Especially God won’t give you more than you and He can handle together. God does not choose who is going to get cancer, or be in an auto accident…bad theology! And some seem to “fault” the sufferer. Just. No.

  • Linda Cass

    Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • Robin Mauseth

    For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.Romans 8;18

  • Laura Darden

    Peace be with you

  • Ann Behrens

    My life is in you, Lord My strength is in you, LordMy HOPE is in you, LordIt’s in You, it’s in You(Lines from the song “My Life is in You”

  • Nancy Fleming

    Would like more inspirational quotes on grieving the loss of a loved one from cancer.

  • Louis Hoolaeff

    Where there is LOVE, there is GOD…

  • Charlotte Lloyd

    To live in the hearts of those we leave behind, is not to die.

  • Saundra Winslade

    Loved the sayings! One of my favorites I used to hear all the time from my Mother.; “Smile and the world smiles with you”.

  • Sheri N. Denkensohn

    It’s not what happens to you in life, it’s how you choose to handle it.

  • Janet Stahl

    Thank you, for passing along the very thoughtful words of so many. One must always be with hope along the journey of healing. Folks have sent their thoughts to me through Caring Bridge regarding the loss MY John which I appreciate so much. With thoughts of John R. Stahl, my North Star, Janet Stahl

  • Gail Crow

    We spend the first half of our lives trying to get things, then the next half trying to get rid of them. What we think matters in the morning may not mean as much in the afternoon of our lives. One day at a time.

  • Jayanta K. Banerjee

    Hope is the last ship anchored on the shore of suffering. ( Unknown)

  • Kelly Roberts

    “When we have exhausted every human resource available to us and all hope appears to be lost, God has a thousand ways to deliver us.” Unknown

  • Judy Turner

    Thank you for giving to the Lord oh how I cry when I hear that song oh my oh my ray boltz y’all play it today love Judy

  • Judy turner

    Where there is God there is hope and a better tomorrow for everyone just hope and pray ??? y

  • George Okpanachi

    “We ask to receive but when we don’t receive, remember some requests might pose greater threat to our very existence. God always knows best.”George Okpanachi

  • George Okpanachi

    “Expect just about anyone to disappoint. Yes no one is perfect. Yet appreciate the few that shows unconditional concerns”George Okpanachi

  • David Lee Manning

    Until you have faith that there is light at the end of the tunnel, you will continue to be lost in the darkness!

  • Max Z. Aguinaldo

    If there is hope, there is life. PMA

  • Ron Hesketh

    Remember there are two with everybody . A good side and a bad side (two seeds growing together)…never give up on your good side…this will keep your hope

  • Connie McCarter

    You were created for a specific purpose! God called you by name! And He who began a good work in You is Able to Complete it till Christ returns!

  • Matt

    “My heart looks better on me than my face.” -Anthony Liccione

  • Charlotte Biddy

    My name is Charlotte Biddy. A quick way to remember my name is from the movie “Charlotte’s web” Charlotte was a little Biddy spider. The name I’m most proud of is being called a Christian.

  • Sruti Payal

    A little ray of hope is enough to enlighten your lifeOr life becomes unlighted.

  • vivian greene

    Just get up and Dance! Life starts when WE do! –©Vivian Greene

  • Gail Heathman

    “If death was not a reality, Heaven would be only a dream.”

  • fran firek

    Don’t cry because its over. Smile because it happened.

  • Demetria Ann Lawrence

    Don’t allow your pass to take your miracle. Move forward , let go! And believe. Hebrews 11:1

  • lois miller

    thank you for posting these inspirational words to share with loved ones grieving. Although I have heard many of them before, it helps to renew my mind of such promises!

  • Wanda LaCroix

    I don’t have a quote, but a suggestion. If you’re going to comfort someone with Bible quotes, make sure they are believers. Not everyone is. Stick to generic messages of love. From the quotes suggested by Caring Bridge, I like this kind: “We grieve because we love. The intensity of the grief often proclaims the depth of our love.” If you know the person you’re trying to comfort is religious and would find religion helpful, then by all means that’s a good option. Know your audience. This is about THEM, not you.

  • Sushanth

    “Once you choose hope, anything’s possible.”

  • Jeff Byrne

    I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. Romans 8:18

  • Robert

    You realize you’re dead, when you can get away with all the bad things this world has to offer. -Anthony Liccione

  • Sheila Sonka

    When my husband died while we were on vacation in the mountains he loved, it was easy to decide on a song for his funeral service. John Denver wrote it, but never recorded this, “Healing time on Earth”.

  • FGH

    You never know how strong you are until strong is the only choice you have,

  • Karen Patterson

    “When you come to be end of all that you know, you must believe in one of two things: there will be earth upon which to stand, or you will be GIVEN wings.Author Unknown

  • Marisa Elena Fabrizio

    Love conquers all…

  • Keledalmight

    It takes a woman that have a vision to marry a man that doesn’t have television

  • KAY COOPER

    My dear mum passed away after generalised cancer at 65. She encouraged those who visited her.She claimed that she would win either way – God would heal her on earth or take her home to heaven for eternity, where those of us believing in God will meet up again for ever.This is 25 years ago – after her death I became much closer to my father.God has indeed given me far more compassion for those suffering with cancer and I never give up praying for miraculous healing when the doctors can do no more! God will never leave you nor forsake you.

  • Kathleen Joan Bell

    Don’t confuse your path with your destination. Just because it is stormy now doesn’t mean you aren’t headed for the sunshine. Anonynous

  • Nancy Radcliff

    Look for BEAUTYListen with LOVE Live with INTENTIONauthor unknown

  • Anu Seth

    I honestly think it is better to be a failure at something you love than to be a success at something you hate

  • charlotte myers

    smile it makes people wonder what you are up to.

  • Jerry Capelli

    If everybody followed you completely to the letter, tell me if they followed you, would the world be any better? Let’s hope we can all say yes.

  • Pat Lee

    Even a broken clock is right twice a day.

  • Kathleen Lewanczuk

    “God has not given us a spirit of fear; but of power and love”2 Timothy 1:7

  • Keith H

    If this is God’s plan, God is a terrible planner. (No offense if you’re reading this, God. You did a great job with that other stuff, like waterfalls and pandas.)-Emily McDowell

  • Ruth Tepper

    No winter lasts forever, no spring skips its turn. Borland

  • Sue isebrands

    Life is a bowl of cherries, and this is the pits, but this too shall pass. “My burden is heavy, but my yoke is light.” God will not giveus more than we can bear. Keep smiling. It takes the wrinkles out of your face. 😉

  • Barbara Gochnour

    It’s not about what we have went thru or are going to go thru it’s about today…endless hope.

  • Kathleen Lewanczuk

    What a wonderful idea Caring Bridges! Thank You for this wonderful project!Will send a quote soon, I hope!

  • Vicki Robyns

    “A Full Moon always shines , during the week it’s supposed to, it is just that clouds sometimes get in the way,”

  • Kandice Vandendriessche

    If God seems far away, guess who moved?

  • Ilda Conceicao Pereira

    SAL, LAGRIMAS E TRISTEZAS SAO SINAIS DE QUE ESTAMOS VIVOS

  • Ilda Pereira

    SAL, LAGRIMAS E TRISTEZAS SAO SINAIS DE QUE ESTAMOS VIVOS.

  • Lynn Hernandez

    ACCEPT what isLET GO of what wasHAVE FAITH in what will be

  • Douglas Holt

    Jesus is the resurrection and life for evermore .Know matter your trials

  • Peggy Bennett

    When we long for life without difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds, and diamonds are made under pressure. – Peter Marshall

  • Maureen

    Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway. John Wayne

  • Donna Tarasek

    Let nothing trouble you, let nothing frighten you. All things are passing; God never changes. Patience obtains all things. He who possesses God lacks nothing. God alone suffices. St. Teresa of Avila

  • Linda Farkas

    Tough times never last, but tough people do!

  • Shelley Rae Buck

    ONE DAYA song by Ryder Buck, posthumouslyOne dayJust like any otherSome dayThis one or anotherYou will look and see that I am gone(but did I really go?)I beg of you, don’t weep for meCan’t you see I’m finally free?Isn’t this what you would wish for me?Please tell me now you understandI’ll reach out to hold your handAll you have was all I had to give.My time on earth was just as long As it was s’posed to be.I’ll stay close to let you knowThat I am always here.My love, like yours, will never ceaseBe gentle with yourself.There’s so much more to livingJust love your life and keep on giving.I’ll be here. I am not gone.I’ll help you all to carry on.- from the album “Three of Three” by Ryder Buck & the Breakers

  • Kristi Bergstrom

    Some favorites of mine: “God didn’t promise days without pain… laughter without sorrow…. sun without rain. But He did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears, and light for the way.” – author unknown.”You don’t need to see the whole staircase; just take the first step.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.”Something will grow from all you are going through. And it will be you….”

  • Shelley Rae Buck

    “Please help me find the light I need each day and help me pass it on.”-Ryder Buck from “Leave Your Light On: The Musical Mantra Left Behind by an Illuminating Spirit”

  • Shelley Rae Buck

    “if you worry, you die. If you don’t worry, you die. So why worry?”Ryder Buck from “Leave Your Light On; The Musical Mantra Left Behind by an Illuminating Spirit”

  • Elaine Clancy

    Ralph Waldo Emerson said: “Write it on your heart that every day is the best day of the year.”True words were never spoken.

  • Maureen

    Never forget in the light, what you learned in the darkness.

  • Diane G

    “Today will never come again. Be a blessing. Be a friend. Encourage someone. Take time to care. Let your words heal, and not wound”. I don’t know who wrote this, but I feel it is especially true in todays world. Blessings to everyone.

  • Synola Okparaji

    Love is patient, love is kind, love never fails.

  • Sharon MacSweyn

    Today, I choose in my circumstances to hold up the Word of God, and allow PEACE to override all other emotions that try to prevail!!

  • Dolores Beetham

    Yesterday is History, Tomorrow is a Mystery, But Today is a Gift – That’s Why It’s called “The Present”

  • Sharon thiel

    There is a destiny that makes us brothers, none goes his way alone, all that we send into the lives of others — comes back into our own. Edwin Markham

  • Anonymous

    Accept what isLet go of what wasHAVE FAITHIn what will be

  • Doris DeSantis

    Grief lasts a Lifetime, but a Lifetime is not forever. God is on our side.

  • Lyn Barsevskis

    Life is fragile . . . Love is notIn the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years. Abraham Lincoln”Life is not the way it’s supposed to be, it’s the way it is. The way you cope with it is what makes the difference.”~ Virginia Satir

  • Pat

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

  • Lesa Terry

    When it looks like the Sun ain’t gonna shine anymore, God will put a rainbow in the cloud.African American SpiritualUnknownSubmitted by Lesa Terry

  • Lynne Gingras

    After my husband passed away I try to look at everyday as a new chapter in the book of life. Some chapters are good , some are even great, some tough but all end . Hope is a new book is opened.

  • Linda Eastwood

    “A life outlined in prayer is less likely to unravel. “

  • Susan Green

    Hate the quote –“God doesn’t give you anymore than you can handle.” Not true, not Biblical and just terrible theology. The reality is that God tells us to cast ALL of our cares upon Him. The accurate statement is there isn’t anything that can happen to us that God can’t handle.

  • Sue mcdearman

    Enjoyed reading all lhe sayings that cheer us up.. and are so true for all of us.

  • Mary Horner

    When things are getting you down keep looking up.

  • Mary Kay

    The world started in darkness. There are things to learn from the darkness. Without it we would not understand light. Genesis 1:2 “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters”.

  • Linda Lescault

    “You have to be willing to give up the life you planned, and instead, greet the life that is waiting for you.”Joseph Campbell

  • Marilyn Loan

    I enjoyed all of these quotations save one. “God does not give us more than we can handle.” God does not dole out adversities. It is bad theology. Nature, biology, and other factors cause afflictions. God is with us as we deal with them.

  • Yvonne Ziegler

    It is my prayer each of us would experience a heightened sense of Christ’s presence within us and that we may be “strengthened with all power, according to His glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy.” Colossians 1:11

  • Karen Sweezy

    For I know the plans I have for you, plans to give you hope and a futureJeremiah 29:11

  • Larry Fairbairn

    I believe in the TRINITY, LORD GOD. I often have fallen on GOD’s WORD found in the BIBLE; especially this verse from ISAIAH: “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 NIV

  • Jeanie Koula

    When my Dad died in 2017, I fell apart and joined a Christian griefshare group. I cried the whole first session. Someone said to me- you “lose” your car keys or you “lose”your cell phone because you don’t know where they are. You KNOW where your Dad is- he’s in heaven. So from then on, I never say that I “lost” my Dad. I tell people that my Dad went to heaven in 2017…….. I thought this was very smart and very comforting.

  • Deborah Jeter

    My unknown future is in the hands of an all knowing God

  • Peggy Brandon

    The sun’ll come out tomorrow, bet your bottom dollar that tomorrow there’ll be sun!Just thinkin’ about tomorrow clears away the cobwebs and the sorrow ’til there’s none!

  • Barbara

    A favorite quote:”Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.”Helen Keller

  • Jean Wheatly.

    A womanI who lost her entire family in a plane crash and was herself horribly burned said: It’s not true God never gives you more than you can handle. What is true isGod never gives you more than you and He together cannot handle.

  • Lois Langer

    God uses no one greatly who has not been tested deeply.

  • Rolf Mantei

    “When a train goes through a tunnel and it gets dark, you don’t throw away the ticket and jump off. You sit still and trust the engineer.” Corrie Ten Boom”Sadness is but a wall between two gardens” Khalil Gibran

  • Alice Laurendine

    When you think your life has too much suffering, listen to the stories of others. You really won’t want to swap places! (Alice Laurendine)

  • Judith Sellers

    Could you make these printable for future reference?

  • Sheba M Fernandez

    Faith is the bird that sings when the dawn is still dark.Rabindranath Tagore

  • Dr. Al Eads, Jr.

    “God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of Power and of Love and of a Sound Mind.” II Timothy 1:7

  • DAVID WINNINGHAM

    “Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God, so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxiety on him because he cares for you! 1 Peter 5:6-7

  • Maggie Hernandez Howser

    Never walk faster than your Angles can fly.

  • Dean Moller

    “I’ve known Love and I’ve known LustWe do what we can, we do what we must”Dean Moller

  • B Sletten

    Purist Gold, refined by fire. God’s precious jewels.

  • Nicholas E Porter

    Nothing in life is too tough to tackle head on. For whatever lies ahead of me can’t be as bad as what I left behind.

  • Barbara Feingold

    Hope is a gift from God. Without it, where would we be.

  • Bob Stirling

    My wife passed away recently, after a long battle with Multiple Myeloma and her favorite Bible scripture, recorded in Psalm 62:1-2; Truly my soul finds rest in God; my salvation comes from him. Truly he is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will never be shaken.

  • Patricia Burns

    GOD is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Psalms 46:1

  • Paul Brickell

    If someone’s lost their smile…give ‘em yours.Heard on Christian radio station WGTS, 91.9.

  • Lucy Steele

    “It’s darkest before the light””Let go and let God”

  • Lois Holloway-Allison

    KEEP ON FIGHTING Fight like you are the 3rd tiger trying to get on Noah’s Ark !!!

  • Naomi Mitchum

    Learn to cherish your history and affirm your past. Even grim events from the past can teach valuable lessons for the future.

  • LORRAINE SEIDEL

    And Still Will We Trust in Him

  • Johnette McNair

    Between stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space lies our freedom and our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our happiness.By Viktor E. Frankl

  • Loyce Lesley

    If birds sing after a storm why can’t we?

  • Kathy Lewis

    Where our strength runs out, God’s strength begins. “unknown”

  • Richard Mark Cohen

    Live these life lessons!

  • Denise Groves

    Very beautiful…thank you.

  • Ann Chien Guidera

    Walking in the sunshine, when the sky is blue,Walking in the sunshine, I LOVE YOU!!!(song that my mom, KC Hu Chien, made up)

  • Dr. Cheryl Townsend Winter

    Let’s think of ourselves as butterflies and life’s current events are the chrysalis. Anon.

  • Susan Berray

    I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13BibleSue Berray

  • Jim Lecluyse

    Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have Only today. Let us begin. Mother Teresa

  • Mike Doellman

    Joy shared is doubled; pain shared is halved. Thus we refute entropy. — Spider Robinson

  • P Diaz

    Come walk beside Me Sons and Daughters and see beyond your troubles. Come learn and I will give you Peace. Stay awhile and I will wipe away your tears. There are no trials too big or small that you cannot handle. I have faith in you, have faith in Me. Come rejoice with Me for I’m the Master of all that is pure and good. No man on earth can move a mountain from North to South in a blink of an eye. Come Follow Me and I will give Thee rest from the storms of life. Paulina

  • Dolores Walrath

    Let go and let God!

  • evelyn gaylor

    A trouble shared is a trouble halved. A joy shared is a joy doubled.

  • BETTY L NORBY

    Grief is love with no place to go.

  • Pastor Olusegun Okunuga Martins.

    To arise or to refain is a choice but there is splendor in rising.

  • Barbara Appel

    “My mind still talks to you and my heart still looks for you, but my soul knows you’re at peace””Sometimes memories sneak out if my eyes and roll down my cheeks””When someone you love dies, you never quite get over it. You just slowly learn how to go on without them. But always keeping them tucked safely in your heart”

  • Marilyn Murphy

    “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I don’t have to build a condominium there.” Dr. Tom Costa

  • Annamae Holiday

    Courage is fear that has said its prayers!

  • Christine A Denney

    “There are never enough I love you’s. by Lenny Bruce

  • Sandra Pereira

    The warrior knows that he is free to choose his desires, and he makes these decisions with courage, detachment, and-sometimes- with just a touch of madness.Paulo Coelho

  • Charlie Brown

    Every trial I face is allowed by God for the ultimate good. Trials need not steal my joy. God is never more present than when I am suffering. Until I am embrace my trial in total submission to God, I will not reap the good.

  • Michele Bonifanti

    “God didn’t promise days without pain, Laughter without sorrow, Sun without rain, But He did promise strength for the day, Comfort for tears, and Light for the way.”Author UnknownSubmitted by Michele Bonifanti

  • Tony Nerud

    Psalm 73:26 My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. Blessed be his memory. Matthew 5:4 Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. Peace be with you. Tony

  • Jan Cornett

    All things that happen are not good, but for a pattern of good.

  • Sheri Glawe

    I agree that God doesn’t give us more than we can handle.*But he never meant for us to go through it alone.

  • Jan

    I believe in the sun even when it’s not shining, I believe in love even when I don’t feel it, I believe in God even when He is silent.

  • Virginia

    God is our refuge and strength always.

  • Elaine Howard

    May your unfailing love be with us, Lord, even as we put our hope in you.Psalm 33:22

  • Mary Ann Ramaker

    Dont count the days, make the days count.

  • Donna Chubb

    Isaiah 41:10″ So do not fear, for I am with you. Do not dismayed for I am your God. I will strengthen you & help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” (NIV)

  • Catherine Bartholome

    What are we here for if it is not to make life less difficult for each other? George Eliot

  • Sharon Rosin

    Have faith that you will be taken care of in this life, and don’t dwell on or obsess about the rest. I know letting it go is very difficult.

  • Libby Singletary

    And this, too, shall pass bb

  • Joyce Probus

    “Be more attracted to what’s good for you.”—The Female Warhol (seen on a blue heart-shaped sign)

  • Thomas Ed Adams

    Very good.

  • Reed Tanner

    Mountain top experiences are gained by trudging a difficult path.

  • Cathy Kuntz

    My oncologist told me when I was just beginning chemotherapy for what turned out to be my first cancer: Always look for the horizon… it is out there.

  • Felice Howell

    Success is the sum of small efforts repeated day in and day out.

  • Tamara J

    No one needs a smile more than those who have none.

  • Susan Bologna

    It’s never too late to send a note of kindness and love.

  • Nancy Starewicz

    What do we live for if not to make life less difficult for one another. George Eliot

  • Art Azay

    “It’s better to light just one little candle, than to try and get your shit together in the dark.” U.S. soldier during Vietnam “War”

  • Peggy Turchette

    “In the depths of winter I finally learned that within me lay an invincible summer.”Albert Camus

  • Arah Manion

    You pay God a compliment by asking great things of Him. -St. Theresa of Avila

  • Janet

    Death takes the body. God takes the soul. Our mind holds the memories. Our hearts keeps the love. Our faith lets us know we will meet again. ❤️

  • Barbara Godman

    Focus on the answer, not the problem.

  • Kiva Shtull

    O’ Lord, My God,eternal as the sand and sea,the rush of waves,and the lightning of Heaven, so too – our prayers. – Hannah Senesh

  • Tracey E Zeckhausen

    Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass.But learning to dance in the rain.

  • Holly Johnston

    The phrase should be: God (your higher power) doesn’t give you more than you can handle….he also gives you the space and tools to kick, scream, rant, rave, cry buckets of tears, find solitude, and all else while wrapped within his arms. You truly are not alone, no matter how dark it feels.

  • Linda Burgess

    God did not promise a happy life free from trouble, but he did promise to be beside us through the storm

  • Mary S. Harte

    Everything we might want inLife is on the other side of fear.

  • Lizanne Hoffman

    To ask God to leave us alone and not refine us, is to ask Him to love us less, not more. – unknown

  • Irene Humbach

    “Someone I loved once gave meA box full of darkness.It took me years to understandThat this, too, was a gift.” The Uses of Sorrow by Mary Oliver

  • Sally Skislak

    These quotes just started my day with hope and joy and wisdom. What a wonderful gift! I’m remembering ‘who holds the future’ and seeing that sun peek through those clouds??♥️♥️♥️

  • PJ Wilkins Bell

    I may not understand God’s plan for me but I do understand this is not the time to let go of his hand. His love and my faith will guide me. Hang On!PJ Wilkins Bell

  • PJ Wilkins Bell

    Don’t be afraid, God is there to catch you! PJ Wilkins Bell

  • PJ Wilkins Bell

    To walk on earth can be painful, to walk in God’s garden is pain free. PJ Wilkins Bell

  • Ellen Urbanski

    “Hope deferred makes the heart sick…” Proverbs 13:12

  • COPastor Shirley Paige

    God is Still In Charge! We Are Coming Out As Pure Gold! Money Can Not Buy!

  • Bob Geib

    love is not in finding the perfect person ,but in seeing a imperfect person perfectly.

    one of my favorites

  • Dr. William F. Holland Jr.

    John 5:14-15, “And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us: And if we know that he hears us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.”

  • George Souza

    Work in FAITH
    Labor in LOVE
    Endure in HOPE

    1 Thessalonians 1:3

  • Laine Bleadon

    “Just when the caterpillar thought her life was over, she turned into a butterfly.” Unknown

  • Yvonne

    “ The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” Ps. 34:18

  • Bonnie Kruse

    When we say “there he goes” others are saying “here he comes!”
    I like “the nicest place is in someone’s thoughts,, the safest place is in someone’s prayers, the best place is in God’s hands.”

  • Esther McGann

    I heard of a bumper sticker (never actually saw it) ….God never gives you more than you can handle. God thinks you’re a bad ass.

  • Carolyn McGee

    “It’s darkest just before sunrise”

    Thanks for this format….very helpful!

  • Harriet

    As long as you love the one you lose
    You’ll never lose the one you love

  • Katherine Gale

    I agree with the sentiment “you do a lot of good but you blew it on this one”. Several of these remarks would not be helpful to me and have hurt when said to me. I love God does not give us more than He can hold but I would avoid it even with this alteration.

  • Robin Martin

    I did not like those quotes, especially God never gives you more than you can handle. As a pastor’s wife, that is not true. There are often circumstances that are more than anyone can or should bear and everything does NOT happen for a reason. We turn to God to help us through our grief and suffering, to rely on grace, the love of God, family, and friends. We accept life is a mystery and we do not always have answers. There are quotes in the bible, especially psalms, or Jesus’s saying, “ I will be with you always” or quotes from other faiths. I found the ones you list unhelpful, trite, not true, and certainly not comforting or appropriate.

  • Martha Bryan

    I have also heard one should not tell someone that God doesn’t give us more than we can handle. I do not find that’ll be a compassionate statement.

  • Cathy Stewart

    Carong Bridge, you have been so helpful to so many people … but this time you really blew it ?.
    These sayings include several that are actually the WRONG things to say…especially the one about God giving us nothing that we can’t handle.
    Please be more careful with what you suggest .

    ….. comment from a retired hospital chaplain

  • Wayne VonSeggen

    May our faith bring the results that most glorify God.

  • Genaro Quiles

    I thank my ‘Higher Power’ of my understanding, for His love, mercy, forgiveness, inner calmness no matter my daily issues and for beeing by my side ‘today and now –>24/7’. I have no thought in my mind He is my closest friend.

  • Ruthie Horob

    “Faith is not believing that God can, it is knowing that He will!”

    Just a comment on one of the quotes: “God will not give you more than you can handle.” I believe it should read: “God will not give you ore than you and He can handle.”

  • Jennifer Spelliscy

    God IS the ultimate healer!! By His stripes we ARE healed!! Thank you Jesus for your healing touch!! In Your Name we pray Amen♥️♥️

  • Elizabeth Adkins

    Every day without a loved one is a day closer to forever with them.

  • Tracy W

    For we walk by faith and not by sight!!

  • Arielle Mizrahi-Arnaud

    Hope has nothing to do with probability

  • Judith Maxwell

    This is the day the Lord hath made, we will rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24.

  • Steve Adams

    Not every day is fun, but every day is GREAT!

  • Lauren Richardson

    In his book Adventuring Through the Bible, Ray C. Stedman explains the theme of Leviticus. He writes, “Then, in the present tense, God looks at us in our brokenness, pain, and imperfection, and He places His loving hand on us and syas, ‘You are mine, right now, just the way your are. You belong to Me.'”

  • Tal

    If you can live this moment
    If you can be here this moment
    Then everything
    Takes care of itself

  • Gail

    Let your faith be bigger than your fear.

  • Ruchaed W Oliver

    Every plant that ever grew had to go through a lot of dirt to get there

  • Gina C.

    “The nicest place to be is in someone’s thoughts. The safest place to be is in someone’s prayers. The best place to be is in God’s Hands.” -Unknown

  • Verne Larson

    Out of the dead and cold decay of winter, a crocus blooms bringing joy. There is always hope which we must look for.

  • LA

    Gather the crumbs of happiness and they will make you a loaf of bread.

  • Sue Schmitt-Blong

    God never said life would be easy, but he did say he would be with you every step of the way .

  • Nancy Lozzi

    “With faith in one’s self, all things are possible.”

  • Patricia A Potts

    Optimist, someone who figures that taking a step backwards after taking a step forward is not a disaster, it’s cha cha.
    Robert Brault.
    My friend Carolyn Fairey

  • Patricia A Potts

    Optimist, someone who figures that taking a step backwards after taking a step forward is not a disaster, it’s cha cha.
    Robert Brault.

  • Marcia Calderon

    “You are master of the moments of your life”
    -Paramahansa Yogananda

  • kathryn Yeoell

    With compassion in our heart, every thought, word, and deed can bring about a miracle
    Thich Nhat Hanh

  • Jack Waller

    ‘Going home’ is a journey to the heart of who we are, a place where we can be ourselves and welcome the reality of our beauty and our pain. From this acceptance of ourselves, we can accept others as they are and we can see our common humanity.
    Jean Vanier

  • Therese Misra

    In the end, only three things matter- how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully let go of things not meant for you.
    Buddha

  • Daniel Albert

    “Take it easy, but take it.” –Woody Guthrie

  • Crocketd

    “If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.”

    -unknown-

  • Irene Meinen

    Don’t give power to negative thoughts.

  • bridget and don bruneski

    “We only live once, Snoopy,” says Charlie Brown.
    Snoopy replies: “Wrong! We only die once. We live every day!”

  • Jon Tupy

    Courage doesn’t always come with a roar. Sometimes courage is that quiet voice at the end of the day that says, “I will try again tomorrow.”

    Author Unknown

  • joyce

    You embrace your body in your thought, and you should delineate upon it thoughts of health, not of sickness. – Mary Baker Eddy

  • Suzi Rudolph

    Love you – from the deepest oceans to the highest stars….

  • The Bible

    Cast all your burdens on the Lord for He cares for you! He promised to never leave you or forsake you! He is the great physician and guides the doctors hands! Fear not for God is with you! By His stripes we are healed!!! Praise His Holy name!!!

  • Kathy and Jim

    Dear Ardis and Wanda – It’s Monday morning and I woke up thinking of the two of you. Please know that our thoughts are continually with you. May you be feeling God’s eternal peace at this time. Take care today. Love to you both, Kathy and Jim

  • Nora G. S.

    Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% is what you are going to do about. You can sit there and cry or get up and start to move forward.

    I believe this is a Steve Harvey (the comedian) saying.

  • LNT

    “When one door closes, another door opens.” – Alexander Graham Bell

  • vanessa timon smith

    ‘Hope is the music of the future; Faith the ability to dance to it today’

  • JC Moody

    For they that wait upon the Lord SHALL renew their strength….. Isaiah 40:31

  • Judith Adkinson

    Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your faith lies.

    — Mother Teresa of Calcutta

  • Charlette Benson

    Greater is he that is in you (God) than he that is in the world. (Satan) God is always in control.

  • Traci D Vilez

    If you feel you can not take the pain, ask for God’s help and he will come.
    Friends Advice

  • Kathryn B Dane

    What you know trumps how you feel. “I will never leve you nor forsake you.”

  • Arlis Jones

    You don’t throw a whole life away just because it’s banged up a little. The Seabisquit Movie

  • Jeanne Lewis

    Obstacles are what we see when we take our eyes off the goal

  • Dixie Wertz

    “When God closes a door, somewhere He
    opens a window.”

    Quote from The Sound Of Music.

  • Dixie Wertz

    “When God closes a window, somewhere He
    opens a window.”

    From The Sound Of Music

  • Kris Palaszek

    In the depths of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.
    –Albert Camus

  • Greg McFarland

    Josh Rosen UCLA QB:
    “It’d be naive to think you’re just born into the right religion that will get you into heaven. My opinion will evolve and grow,” he explained. “… Don’t tell me how to live my life, but I’d love to hear about how you live yours.”

  • Charlette Benson

    There are 2 days in every week that we shouldn’t worry about. Yesterday, today and tomorrow. Yesterday is in the past and is gone forever. All the money in the world can not bring yesterday back. Tomorrow is in the future, beyond our immediate control. Tomorrow is not promised to us and we have no stake in tomorrow, for it is yet unborn. That leaves only one day – today. Today is in the present and is the 1st day of the rest of our lives. Anyone can fight the battle of what is happening and the challenges of just one day. It is only when you and I have the burdens in those two awful eternities – yesterday and tomorrow that we break down. It is not the experience of today that drive men mad. It is the remorse or bitterness for something which happened yesterday and the dread of what tomorrow may bring, Let us therefore live out one day at a time. *******

    Be blessed with a quiet heart today—God is taking care of everything that concerns you.

  • Lisa Aschmann

    It’s the rocks in the river that make it sing. lyrics, Lisa Aschmann

  • Charlette Benson

    Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40 verses 28, 29, 30, & 31 H

  • Charlette Benson

    G = God’s Grace is love with no strings attached.
    R= Riches * For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith and this is not from
    A= At yourselves, it is a gift of God – not by works, so that no one can boast.
    C= Christ’s Ephesians 2 verses 8 & 9, The Holy Bible (NIV)
    E= Expense

  • Charlette Benson

    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. John 14, verse 27. Jesus Christ in The Holy Bible (NIV)

  • Gigi Wagner

    Always have HOPE! Hold On Pain Ends! Always gives me hope when I’m having a rough time.

  • Unknown

    Stars can’t shine with darkness. The ones succeed are the ones who get up one more time than they fall down. What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger; and what does, only makes you wiser.

  • Penny Neil

    Do you know what a WISH is? W-aiting, I-n, (the) S-avior’s, H-ands !!! by Mary Edna Thompson

  • Penny Neil

    Do you know what LUCK is? L-iving, U-nder, C-hrist’s, K-ingship !!! by Mary Edna Thompson

  • Bob Kelly

    “Pretium caritas tu.” – The price of love is thyself. St. Augustine

  • Edmund H. Tupay, Jr.

    “Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of human freedoms – to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.”
    Viktor E. Frankl

  • Lynne Sposito

    Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.

  • Lisa McFarland

    God is bigger than any obstacle in your path.

  • Diane Anderson

    Creation Comforts.

  • Bob Zook

    “…By His wounds, you have been healed”. (1 Peter 2: 24b)

  • Mel

    I thought I was bad off because I had no shoes until I saw a man who had no feet. (From my dad)

  • Janet

    “And I sometimes think that a moment of touching is the difference between complete utter despair and the ability to carry on.” — Eleanor Cameron’s “The Court of the Stone Children.”

  • Kathy Vaughan

    Choose to be ready for eternity—today. When the worst that can happen to you leads to the best that can happen to you, fear is vanquished and hope reigns supreme. ~ Jim Dennison

  • Sondra Howell for Shirley Howell

    Healing comes with believing that you are Blessed and Highly Favored.

  • Rich Lieberman

    You may see me struggle, but never will you see me quit. There’s a whole lot of awesomeness out there in this world.
    Rich Lieberman

  • Kathryn O'Leary

    Adversity doesn’t build character, it reveals it.

  • Betty Zion

    Lyrics by Leonard Cohen,
    ” . . . Ring the bells that still can ring Forget your perfect offering There is a crack in everything That’s how the light gets in. “

  • Sharon Morgan

    If you expect life to be fair, you will be sadly disappointed J.F. Kennedy

  • adrienne kissel

    When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us. Helen Keller

  • Carol Smith

    If God takes you to it, He will take you through it.

  • Lu Ann Nix

    When walking through the valley of shadows, remember, a shadow is cast by a light. —H. K. Barclay
    God is our Light! He is always with us!

  • Kim Russell

    God doesn’t care if you go to worship everyday, he just cares that you hold him in your heart.

  • Joanne Poole

    God will only let Satan go so far in our lives, but will PULL the chains back to say…..” THAT’S ENOUGH SATAN. I am the LORD ALMIGHTY”

  • Sandy Rea

    Every day think as you wake up, today I am fortunate to be alive, I have a precious human life,
    I am not going to waste it. Dalai Lama XIV

  • Larry Loomis

    Tears wash the windows of our souls, and afterwords we can see ourselves more clearly.

  • Dot Branson

    I keep my eyes always on the Lord.
    With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken.
    Psalm 16:8

  • Leona Pereza

    “For He will command His angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways” Psalms 91:11

  • Steven Van Wechel

    It is better to shoot for the Stars and only hit the Moon;
    rather than to shoot for the Moon and only hit a Low Flying Buzzard!

  • Diane Zatkovich

    IF YOU’RE GOING THROUGH HELL, KEEP GOING…. (Winston Churchhill)

  • Diane Zatkovich

    Peace. It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work. It means to be in the
    midst of those things and still be calm in your heart. (unknown)

  • Emma Ens Walton

    God does not give us what we can handle,
    But He helps us handle what we are given.

    Unknown author

  • Kennedy saya

    What God can do, no man can do.

  • https://media.bizj.us/view/img/10887846/seanturner*750xx2002-2669-0-0.jpg

    If you want s helping look on the end of your arm.

  • Margaret (Peggy) Crosson

    The Lord gives us miracles when we least expect them but are most needed. Always have hope.

  • Marge Baack

    Faith is like walking in the dark. You can’t see it. Faith is knowing, and believing God is always by our side.

  • Debbie McInnis

    Believe and love yourself as Jesus believes and loves you.

  • M.A. Linde

    Sharing three favorites (let us hope to continue evolving in these ways to radiate healing):
    —“What do we live for if it is not to make life less difficult for each other.” –George Eliot
    —“Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom.” –Theodore Isaac Rubin
    —“Defenseless under the stars, our world in stupor lies, and every- where ironic points of light flash out wherever the just exchange their messages. May I, like them, composed of eros and of dust, beleagured by the same negation and despair, show an affirming flame.”
    –W.H.Auden

  • Courtney McRoberts

    Wonderful things happen when we live expectantly, believe confidently and pray affirmatively.

  • Rona O’Keefe

    The future keeps moving but the past stands firm. If you try to hold onto both something has to give. So it’s better to let go of the past before you get hurt. Build something new.
    Rona

  • Marty Lopez

    I lift my eyes unto the hills from whence cometh my help, my help cometh from the Lord.
    Psalms 121:1

    I am always blessed and sometimes I am a blessing for someone when I give myself to the Lord.

  • Dan Moriarty

    In the End, I’ll wipe every tear from your eye.

  • Justin Mayfield

    Discover what it is that makes you passionate then grab a firm hold. Cherish it proudly and guard it with great determination.

    By: Linda M. Henson

  • Ruth Barcus

    “peace is not the absence of struggle but the confident assurance that the struggle is worth it “

  • Francine Nelson

    – “The devil whispered in my ear, you are not strong enough for the storm.’ Today I whispered in the devils ear, ‘I am the storm'” – Unknown
    – Me and God have this arrangement – if he wakes me up to see another day – I promise to be a better person than I was yesterday.
    – Look for something positive in each day, even if some days you have to look a little harder.

  • Dick Bittle

    “This World is not my home. I’m just passing through.” Gospel Song…

  • Jan McGuire

    God always, absolutely, has my back.

  • Aimee Albe

    Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul, And sings the tune without the words, And never stops at all, And sweetest in the gale is heard; And sore must be the storm That could abash the little bird That kept so many warm.
    Emily Dickinson

  • Xris rahn

    Be the change you want to see in the world.

  • Kathy M

    For I know the plans I have for you, they are plans for good and not disaster, to give you a future and a hope/ Jer29:11

  • Verne Larson

    You can’t walk the road of life,
    If you never learn to tie your shoes.

    You only fear when you decide
    To live in the dark.
    James Koch

  • Rose Hammond

    Tears will get you sympathy, sweat will get you results. Sometimes one pays most for things one gets for nothing.
    Albert Einstein

  • Mary Bay

    His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches over me!

  • Shirley Toof

    Miracles are not always visible to the naked eye, but those who live by faith can see them clearly – Unknown

  • Debbie Bloom

    May God hold you in his loving arms.

  • Terry

    My thoughts and best wishes are with you and your family. Please keep us posted on how to be supportive.

  • Jani Doctor

    Love All, Trust Few, Do Wrong to None.
    ~All’s Well that Ends Well” ~
    William Shakespeare