19 Inspirational Quotes About Hope and Healing

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

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.”

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 does not give us more than we can handle.”

Submitted by Betty Martin

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.”

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

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“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.”

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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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
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.
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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