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19 Inspirational Quotes About Hope and Healing

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We asked you, the CaringBridge community, to send us your favorite inspirational quotes about hope and healing so that we could share them with everyone.

Do you have a favorite quote that’s missing from this article? Submit it to us in the comment section!

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

Unknown
Submitted by Vicki Bunke

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

Christopher Reeve
Submitted by Kaye Warren

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

Hebrews 11:1
Submitted by a CaringBridge user

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

Unknown
Submitted by Kelly Grosklags

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

Poem by Mizuta Masahide
Submitted by Shelly Leduke

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

Vivian Greene
Submitted by Teri Schild Wehrman

“God will not give you more than you and He together can handle.”

Unknown
Submitted by CaringBridge user

time is precious quote

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

American Proverb
Submitted by Mary Valuri

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

C. H. Spurgeon
Submitted by Jon & Pam Fulton

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

Unknown
Submitted by Gailann Thomas-Black

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

Abraham Lincoln
Submitted by Susan Mosgrove-Wilber

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

Isaiah 43:2
Submitted by Sharon Hammond-Saad

“If there’s life, there is hope.”

Stephen Hawking
Submitted by CaringBridge user

sunrise over mountains

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

Ralph Abernathy
Submitted by Patch Reynolds

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

Unknown
Submitted by Cecil Irwin

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

Gary Roe
Submitted by Ernestina Santana

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

Joel Osteen
Submitted by Peg Sorensen

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

Ellen Pompeo as Dr. Meredith Grey
Submitted by Sigrid Devita

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

Lyric from Lead Of Love by Caedmon’s Call
Submitted by Tyler Sexton

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lois miller Jul 29, 2020 11:49am
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 Jul 28, 2020 9:28am
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 Jul 25, 2020 8:31pm
“Once you choose hope, anything’s possible.”
Jeff Byrne Jul 24, 2020 11:37am
I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. Romans 8:18
Robert Jul 18, 2020 4:45pm
You realize you're dead, when you can get away with all the bad things this world has to offer. -Anthony Liccione
Sheila Sonka Jul 14, 2020 8:33am
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 Jul 08, 2020 10:41am
You never know how strong you are until strong is the only choice you have,
Karen Patterson Jul 04, 2020 11:58am
“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 Jun 01, 2020 12:52am
Love conquers all...
Keledalmight May 23, 2020 8:46am
It takes a woman that have a vision to marry a man that doesn't have television
KAY COOPER May 15, 2020 6:34am
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 May 04, 2020 6:42pm
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 May 03, 2020 1:51pm
Look for BEAUTY Listen with LOVE Live with INTENTION author unknown
Anu Seth May 03, 2020 6:54am
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 May 03, 2020 2:01am
smile it makes people wonder what you are up to.
Jerry Capelli May 02, 2020 3:35pm
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 May 02, 2020 12:45pm
Even a broken clock is right twice a day.
Kathleen Lewanczuk May 02, 2020 10:34am
"God has not given us a spirit of fear; but of power and love" 2 Timothy 1:7
Keith H May 01, 2020 2:36pm
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 May 01, 2020 11:31am
No winter lasts forever, no spring skips its turn. Borland
Sue isebrands May 01, 2020 11:28am
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 give us more than we can bear. Keep smiling. It takes the wrinkles out of your face. ;)
Barbara Gochnour May 01, 2020 7:49am
It’s not about what we have went thru or are going to go thru it’s about today...endless hope.
Kathleen Lewanczuk May 01, 2020 12:19am
What a wonderful idea Caring Bridges! Thank You for this wonderful project! Will send a quote soon, I hope!
Vicki Robyns Apr 30, 2020 10:08pm
"A Full Moon always shines , during the week it's supposed to, it is just that clouds sometimes get in the way,"
Kandice Vandendriessche Apr 30, 2020 9:00pm
If God seems far away, guess who moved?
Ilda Conceicao Pereira Apr 30, 2020 8:41pm
SAL, LAGRIMAS E TRISTEZAS SAO SINAIS DE QUE ESTAMOS VIVOS
Ilda Pereira Apr 30, 2020 8:39pm
SAL, LAGRIMAS E TRISTEZAS SAO SINAIS DE QUE ESTAMOS VIVOS.
Lynn Hernandez Apr 30, 2020 5:23pm
ACCEPT what is LET GO of what was HAVE FAITH in what will be
Douglas Holt Apr 30, 2020 5:15pm
Jesus is the resurrection and life for evermore .Know matter your trials
Peggy Bennett Apr 30, 2020 4:05pm
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 Apr 30, 2020 3:17pm
Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway. John Wayne
Donna Tarasek Apr 30, 2020 1:30pm
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 Apr 30, 2020 11:50am
Tough times never last, but tough people do!
Shelley Rae Buck Apr 30, 2020 11:31am
ONE DAY A song by Ryder Buck, posthumously One day Just like any other Some day This one or another You will look and see that I am gone (but did I really go?) I beg of you, don't weep for me Can't you see I'm finally free? Isn't this what you would wish for me? Please tell me now you understand I'll reach out to hold your hand All 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 know That I am always here. My love, like yours, will never cease Be gentle with yourself. There's so much more to living Just 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 Apr 30, 2020 11:23am
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 Apr 30, 2020 11:18am
"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 Apr 30, 2020 11:16am
"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 Apr 30, 2020 11:12am
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 Apr 30, 2020 10:56am
Never forget in the light, what you learned in the darkness.
Diane G Apr 30, 2020 10:26am
"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 Apr 30, 2020 10:08am
Love is patient, love is kind, love never fails.
Sharon MacSweyn Apr 30, 2020 8:34am
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 Apr 30, 2020 8:06am
Yesterday is History, Tomorrow is a Mystery, But Today is a Gift - That's Why It's called "The Present"
Sharon thiel Apr 30, 2020 7:39am
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 Apr 30, 2020 7:26am
Accept what is Let go of what was HAVE FAITH In what will be
Doris DeSantis Apr 30, 2020 7:18am
Grief lasts a Lifetime, but a Lifetime is not forever. God is on our side.
Lyn Barsevskis Apr 28, 2020 8:57pm
Life is fragile . . . Love is not In 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 Apr 28, 2020 7:04pm
God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Psalm 46:1
Lesa Terry Apr 28, 2020 1:57pm
When it looks like the Sun ain't gonna shine anymore, God will put a rainbow in the cloud. African American Spiritual Unknown Submitted by Lesa Terry
Lynne Gingras Apr 28, 2020 1:23pm
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 Apr 28, 2020 12:06pm
"A life outlined in prayer is less likely to unravel. "
Susan Green Apr 28, 2020 11:33am
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 Apr 28, 2020 11:13am
Enjoyed reading all lhe sayings that cheer us up.. and are so true for all of us.
Mary Horner Apr 28, 2020 10:53am
When things are getting you down keep looking up.
Mary Kay Apr 28, 2020 9:23am
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 Apr 28, 2020 9:10am
“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 Apr 28, 2020 8:33am
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 Apr 28, 2020 8:18am
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 Apr 28, 2020 7:39am
For I know the plans I have for you, plans to give you hope and a future Jeremiah 29:11
Larry Fairbairn Apr 28, 2020 7:24am
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 Apr 28, 2020 7:21am
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 Apr 28, 2020 7:12am
My unknown future is in the hands of an all knowing God
Peggy Brandon Apr 27, 2020 11:32am
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 Apr 27, 2020 8:16am
A favorite quote: "Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it." Helen Keller
Jean Wheatly. Apr 26, 2020 4:06pm
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 is God never gives you more than you and He together cannot handle.
Lois Langer Apr 26, 2020 2:27pm
God uses no one greatly who has not been tested deeply.
Rolf Mantei Apr 26, 2020 1:14pm
“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 Apr 26, 2020 1:04pm
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 Apr 26, 2020 12:35pm
Could you make these printable for future reference?
Sheba M Fernandez Apr 26, 2020 12:31pm
Faith is the bird that sings when the dawn is still dark. Rabindranath Tagore
Dr. Al Eads, Jr. Apr 26, 2020 12:22pm
"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 Apr 26, 2020 11:37am
"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 Apr 26, 2020 10:55am
Never walk faster than your Angles can fly.
Dean Moller Apr 26, 2020 10:42am
"I've known Love and I've known Lust We do what we can, we do what we must" Dean Moller
B Sletten Apr 26, 2020 9:34am
Purist Gold, refined by fire. God's precious jewels.
Nicholas E Porter Apr 26, 2020 8:27am
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 Apr 26, 2020 8:27am
Hope is a gift from God. Without it, where would we be.
Bob Stirling Apr 25, 2020 10:59am
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 Apr 24, 2020 8:43pm
GOD is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Psalms 46:1
Paul Brickell Apr 24, 2020 12:47pm
If someone’s lost their smile...give ‘em yours. Heard on Christian radio station WGTS, 91.9.
Lucy Steele Apr 24, 2020 10:48am
"It's darkest before the light" "Let go and let God"
Lois Holloway-Allison Apr 24, 2020 9:25am
KEEP ON FIGHTING Fight like you are the 3rd tiger trying to get on Noah’s Ark !!!
Naomi Mitchum Apr 24, 2020 9:23am
Learn to cherish your history and affirm your past. Even grim events from the past can teach valuable lessons for the future.
LORRAINE SEIDEL Apr 24, 2020 9:04am
And Still Will We Trust in Him
Johnette McNair Apr 24, 2020 8:42am
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 Apr 24, 2020 7:35am
If birds sing after a storm why can’t we?
Kathy Lewis Apr 24, 2020 7:25am
Where our strength runs out, God's strength begins. "unknown"
Richard Mark Cohen Apr 23, 2020 7:25pm
Live these life lessons!
Denise Groves Apr 22, 2020 2:08pm
Very beautiful...thank you.
Ann Chien Guidera Apr 22, 2020 1:22pm
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 Apr 22, 2020 11:18am
Let's think of ourselves as butterflies and life's current events are the chrysalis. Anon.
Susan Berray Apr 22, 2020 10:09am
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13 Bible Sue Berray
Jim Lecluyse Apr 22, 2020 9:21am
Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have Only today. Let us begin. Mother Teresa
Mike Doellman Apr 22, 2020 9:15am
Joy shared is doubled; pain shared is halved. Thus we refute entropy. -- Spider Robinson
P Diaz Apr 22, 2020 8:58am
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 Apr 22, 2020 8:55am
Let go and let God!
evelyn gaylor Apr 22, 2020 8:21am
A trouble shared is a trouble halved. A joy shared is a joy doubled.
BETTY L NORBY Apr 22, 2020 7:55am
Grief is love with no place to go.
Pastor Olusegun Okunuga Martins. Apr 22, 2020 6:50am
To arise or to refain is a choice but there is splendor in rising.
Barbara Appel Apr 21, 2020 5:18pm
"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 Apr 21, 2020 11:39am
"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 Apr 21, 2020 5:29am
Courage is fear that has said its prayers!
Christine A Denney Apr 20, 2020 11:10pm
"There are never enough I love you's. by Lenny Bruce
Sandra Pereira Apr 20, 2020 7:49pm
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 Apr 20, 2020 5:32pm
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 Apr 20, 2020 12:33pm
“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 Unknown Submitted by Michele Bonifanti
Tony Nerud Apr 20, 2020 10:55am
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 Apr 20, 2020 9:36am
All things that happen are not good, but for a pattern of good.
Sheri Glawe Apr 20, 2020 8:49am
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 Apr 20, 2020 8:37am
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 Apr 20, 2020 8:14am
God is our refuge and strength always.
Elaine Howard Apr 20, 2020 8:08am
May your unfailing love be with us, Lord, even as we put our hope in you. Psalm 33:22
Mary Ann Ramaker Apr 20, 2020 8:08am
Dont count the days, make the days count.
Donna Chubb Apr 20, 2020 7:20am
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 Apr 20, 2020 7:19am
What are we here for if it is not to make life less difficult for each other? George Eliot
Sharon Rosin Apr 19, 2020 5:46pm
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 Apr 19, 2020 3:59pm
And this, too, shall pass bb
Joyce Probus Apr 19, 2020 12:21pm
“Be more attracted to what’s good for you.” —The Female Warhol (seen on a blue heart-shaped sign)
Thomas Ed Adams Apr 19, 2020 11:14am
Very good.
Reed Tanner Apr 19, 2020 10:31am
Mountain top experiences are gained by trudging a difficult path.
Cathy Kuntz Apr 18, 2020 9:03pm
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 Apr 18, 2020 7:22pm
Success is the sum of small efforts repeated day in and day out.
Tamara J Apr 18, 2020 4:00pm
No one needs a smile more than those who have none.
Susan Bologna Apr 18, 2020 2:56pm
It's never too late to send a note of kindness and love.
Nancy Starewicz Apr 18, 2020 12:57pm
What do we live for if not to make life less difficult for one another. George Eliot
Art Azay Apr 18, 2020 12:27pm
"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 Apr 18, 2020 12:00pm
"In the depths of winter I finally learned that within me lay an invincible summer." Albert Camus
Arah Manion Apr 18, 2020 10:56am
You pay God a compliment by asking great things of Him. -St. Theresa of Avila
Janet Apr 18, 2020 10:54am
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 Apr 18, 2020 10:50am
Focus on the answer, not the problem.
Kiva Shtull Apr 18, 2020 10:33am
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 Apr 18, 2020 10:33am
Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass. But learning to dance in the rain.
Holly Johnston Apr 18, 2020 9:49am
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 Apr 18, 2020 9:35am
God did not promise a happy life free from trouble, but he did promise to be beside us through the storm
Mary S. Harte Apr 18, 2020 9:33am
Everything we might want in Life is on the other side of fear.
Lizanne Hoffman Apr 18, 2020 9:26am
To ask God to leave us alone and not refine us, is to ask Him to love us less, not more. - unknown
Irene Humbach Apr 18, 2020 8:59am
"Someone I loved once gave me A box full of darkness. It took me years to understand That this, too, was a gift." The Uses of Sorrow by Mary Oliver
Sally Skislak Apr 18, 2020 8:53am
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 Apr 18, 2020 8:47am
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 Apr 18, 2020 8:40am
Don’t be afraid, God is there to catch you! PJ Wilkins Bell
PJ Wilkins Bell Apr 18, 2020 8:34am
To walk on earth can be painful, to walk in God’s garden is pain free. PJ Wilkins Bell
Ellen Urbanski Apr 15, 2020 6:51pm
"Hope deferred makes the heart sick..." Proverbs 13:12
COPastor Shirley Paige Apr 02, 2020 7:02am
God is Still In Charge! We Are Coming Out As Pure Gold! Money Can Not Buy!
Bob Geib Nov 24, 2019 6:15am
love is not in finding the perfect person ,but in seeing a imperfect person perfectly. one of my favorites
Dr. William F. Holland Jr. Nov 01, 2019 10:20am
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 Oct 30, 2019 9:40pm
Work in FAITH Labor in LOVE Endure in HOPE 1 Thessalonians 1:3
Laine Bleadon Sep 24, 2019 3:15pm
"Just when the caterpillar thought her life was over, she turned into a butterfly." Unknown
Yvonne Aug 29, 2019 12:35pm
“ The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” Ps. 34:18
Bonnie Kruse Aug 23, 2019 8:23am
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 Aug 22, 2019 10:16pm
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 Aug 15, 2019 9:11am
"It's darkest just before sunrise" Thanks for this format....very helpful!
Harriet Aug 13, 2019 11:57am
As long as you love the one you lose You'll never lose the one you love
Katherine Gale Aug 13, 2019 11:15am
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 Aug 13, 2019 8:04am
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 Aug 08, 2019 1:38pm
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 Aug 07, 2019 4:30pm
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 Aug 06, 2019 6:01pm
May our faith bring the results that most glorify God.
Genaro Quiles Jul 26, 2019 6:59pm
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 Jun 23, 2019 7:02am
"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 Apr 10, 2019 3:49pm
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 Mar 19, 2019 1:23pm
Every day without a loved one is a day closer to forever with them.
Tracy W Mar 04, 2019 8:23pm
For we walk by faith and not by sight!!
Arielle Mizrahi-Arnaud Mar 02, 2019 8:32pm
Hope has nothing to do with probability
Judith Maxwell Feb 25, 2019 6:29pm
This is the day the Lord hath made, we will rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24.
Steve Adams Feb 21, 2019 7:35pm
Not every day is fun, but every day is GREAT!
Lauren Richardson Feb 21, 2019 8:17am
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 Feb 21, 2019 2:30am
If you can live this moment If you can be here this moment Then everything Takes care of itself
Gail Feb 20, 2019 6:38pm
Let your faith be bigger than your fear.
Ruchaed W Oliver Feb 16, 2019 9:12pm
Every plant that ever grew had to go through a lot of dirt to get there
Gina C. Feb 14, 2019 11:13pm
“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 Feb 14, 2019 6:52pm
Out of the dead and cold decay of winter, a crocus blooms bringing joy. There is always hope which we must look for.
LA Feb 14, 2019 6:20pm
Gather the crumbs of happiness and they will make you a loaf of bread.
Sue Schmitt-Blong Feb 14, 2019 6:19pm
God never said life would be easy, but he did say he would be with you every step of the way .
Nancy Lozzi Feb 13, 2019 9:47am
"With faith in one's self, all things are possible."
Patricia A Potts Feb 12, 2019 9:43pm
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 Feb 12, 2019 9:39pm
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 Feb 12, 2019 7:26pm
“You are master of the moments of your life” -Paramahansa Yogananda
kathryn Yeoell Feb 12, 2019 7:13pm
With compassion in our heart, every thought, word, and deed can bring about a miracle Thich Nhat Hanh
Jack Waller Feb 08, 2019 9:04am
'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 Feb 07, 2019 8:26pm
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 Feb 07, 2019 7:25pm
"Take it easy, but take it." --Woody Guthrie
Crocketd Feb 06, 2019 9:21pm
“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 Feb 06, 2019 10:25am
Don’t give power to negative thoughts.
bridget and don bruneski Feb 05, 2019 6:23pm
"We only live once, Snoopy," says Charlie Brown. Snoopy replies: "Wrong! We only die once. We live every day!"
Jon Tupy Jan 30, 2019 12:27pm
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 Jan 14, 2019 7:07pm
You embrace your body in your thought, and you should delineate upon it thoughts of health, not of sickness. - Mary Baker Eddy
Suzi Rudolph Nov 28, 2018 7:10pm
Love you - from the deepest oceans to the highest stars....
The Bible Nov 28, 2018 1:52pm
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 Jul 16, 2018 12:26pm
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. Jul 09, 2018 4:41pm
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 Jun 14, 2018 12:24pm
“When one door closes, another door opens.” – Alexander Graham Bell
vanessa timon smith May 17, 2018 11:14pm
'Hope is the music of the future; Faith the ability to dance to it today'
JC Moody May 14, 2018 5:10pm
For they that wait upon the Lord SHALL renew their strength..... Isaiah 40:31
Judith Adkinson May 09, 2018 6:48pm
Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your faith lies. -- Mother Teresa of Calcutta
Charlette Benson May 09, 2018 5:32pm
Greater is he that is in you (God) than he that is in the world. (Satan) God is always in control.
Traci D Vilez May 07, 2018 11:13pm
If you feel you can not take the pain, ask for God's help and he will come. Friends Advice
Kathryn B Dane May 07, 2018 12:36pm
What you know trumps how you feel. "I will never leve you nor forsake you."
Arlis Jones May 07, 2018 8:44am
You don't throw a whole life away just because it's banged up a little. The Seabisquit Movie
Jeanne Lewis May 06, 2018 11:46am
Obstacles are what we see when we take our eyes off the goal
Dixie Wertz May 05, 2018 11:07pm
“When God closes a door, somewhere He opens a window.” Quote from The Sound Of Music.
Dixie Wertz May 05, 2018 10:51pm
“When God closes a window, somewhere He opens a window.” From The Sound Of Music
Kris Palaszek May 05, 2018 8:31pm
In the depths of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer. --Albert Camus
Greg McFarland May 05, 2018 3:47pm
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 May 05, 2018 2:06pm
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 May 05, 2018 1:18pm
It's the rocks in the river that make it sing. lyrics, Lisa Aschmann
Charlette Benson May 05, 2018 9:04am
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 May 04, 2018 9:41pm
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 May 04, 2018 9:17pm
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 May 04, 2018 8:51pm
Always have HOPE! Hold On Pain Ends! Always gives me hope when I'm having a rough time.
Unknown May 04, 2018 8:40pm
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 May 04, 2018 6:28pm
Do you know what a WISH is? W-aiting, I-n, (the) S-avior's, H-ands !!! by Mary Edna Thompson
Penny Neil May 04, 2018 6:09pm
Do you know what LUCK is? L-iving, U-nder, C-hrist's, K-ingship !!! by Mary Edna Thompson
Bob Kelly May 04, 2018 3:54pm
"Pretium caritas tu." - The price of love is thyself. St. Augustine
Edmund H. Tupay, Jr. May 04, 2018 3:43pm
“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 May 04, 2018 11:39am
Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.
Lisa McFarland May 04, 2018 11:28am
God is bigger than any obstacle in your path.
Diane Anderson May 04, 2018 11:27am
Creation Comforts.
Bob Zook May 04, 2018 11:25am
“...By His wounds, you have been healed”. (1 Peter 2: 24b)
Mel May 04, 2018 11:15am
I thought I was bad off because I had no shoes until I saw a man who had no feet. (From my dad)
Janet May 04, 2018 11:01am
"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 May 04, 2018 10:43am
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 May 04, 2018 10:32am
Healing comes with believing that you are Blessed and Highly Favored.
Rich Lieberman May 04, 2018 10:10am
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 May 04, 2018 10:05am
Adversity doesn't build character, it reveals it.
Betty Zion May 04, 2018 10:04am
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 May 04, 2018 9:54am
If you expect life to be fair, you will be sadly disappointed J.F. Kennedy
adrienne kissel May 04, 2018 9:06am
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 May 04, 2018 9:04am
If God takes you to it, He will take you through it.
Lu Ann Nix May 04, 2018 8:02am
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 May 04, 2018 7:51am
God doesn't care if you go to worship everyday, he just cares that you hold him in your heart.
Joanne Poole May 04, 2018 7:35am
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 May 04, 2018 7:11am
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 May 04, 2018 6:54am
Tears wash the windows of our souls, and afterwords we can see ourselves more clearly.
Dot Branson May 04, 2018 4:49am
I keep my eyes always on the Lord. With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken. Psalm 16:8
Leona Pereza May 04, 2018 12:00am
“For He will command His angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways” Psalms 91:11
Steven Van Wechel May 03, 2018 11:07pm
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 May 03, 2018 10:53pm
IF YOU’RE GOING THROUGH HELL, KEEP GOING.... (Winston Churchhill)
Diane Zatkovich May 03, 2018 10:49pm
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 May 03, 2018 9:45pm
God does not give us what we can handle, But He helps us handle what we are given. Unknown author
Kennedy saya May 03, 2018 9:31pm
What God can do, no man can do.
https://media.bizj.us/view/img/10887846/seanturner*750xx2002-2669-0-0.jpg May 03, 2018 9:24pm
If you want s helping look on the end of your arm.
Margaret (Peggy) Crosson May 03, 2018 9:23pm
The Lord gives us miracles when we least expect them but are most needed. Always have hope.
Marge Baack May 03, 2018 8:55pm
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 May 03, 2018 8:49pm
Believe and love yourself as Jesus believes and loves you.
M.A. Linde May 03, 2018 8:43pm
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 May 03, 2018 8:35pm
Wonderful things happen when we live expectantly, believe confidently and pray affirmatively.
Rona O’Keefe May 03, 2018 8:35pm
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 May 03, 2018 8:16pm
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 May 03, 2018 8:11pm
In the End, I'll wipe every tear from your eye.
Justin Mayfield May 03, 2018 8:01pm
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 May 03, 2018 7:56pm
"peace is not the absence of struggle but the confident assurance that the struggle is worth it "
Francine Nelson May 03, 2018 7:50pm
- "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 May 03, 2018 7:43pm
"This World is not my home. I'm just passing through." Gospel Song...
Jan McGuire May 03, 2018 7:41pm
God always, absolutely, has my back.
Aimee Albe May 03, 2018 7:39pm
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 May 03, 2018 7:34pm
Be the change you want to see in the world.
Kathy M May 03, 2018 7:29pm
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 May 03, 2018 7:28pm
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 May 03, 2018 7:26pm
Tears will get you sympathy, sweat will get you results. Sometimes one pays most for things one gets for nothing. Albert Einstein
Mary Bay May 03, 2018 7:25pm
His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches over me!
Shirley Toof Apr 15, 2018 9:35pm
Miracles are not always visible to the naked eye, but those who live by faith can see them clearly - Unknown
Debbie Bloom Apr 06, 2018 4:14pm
May God hold you in his loving arms.
Terry Apr 04, 2018 5:25am
My thoughts and best wishes are with you and your family. Please keep us posted on how to be supportive.
Jani Doctor Apr 02, 2018 3:39pm
Love All, Trust Few, Do Wrong to None. ~All's Well that Ends Well" ~ William Shakespeare