Encouraging Words for a Friend Going Through a Tough Time



In the Words of Encouragement blog, you will find inspirational stories and quotes from around the world. The blog focuses on the power of words to inspire, console and uplift the reader.

 I will be sharing stories and advice on how you can make the most of hard times. Some of my posts will be about my own life, some will be about other people who have gone through hard times, and some will be about things I wish I knew about while going through hard times.

Encouraging Words for a Friend Going Through a Tough Time

Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.– Arnold Schwarzenegger

Practice like you have never won. Perform like you have never lost. – Bernard F. Asuncion

Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength. _ Arnold Schwarzenegger

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing’s a miracle. The other is as though everything is. _ Albert Einstein

The only way to learn how to win is to try losing. – Arnold Schwarzenegger

God must be an optimist because He thinks we can do this. – Muhammad Ali

I didn’t come here to make friends. I came here to change the world. – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

The only way through is through. – Yogi Berra

Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go. _ T.S. Eliot

Hurt people hurt people, so that even if you fail in one situation you have tried and didn’t fail in another. – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The measure of your character is not how much you recover from adversity, but how you handle adversity when it comes along. The greatest challenge is to decide whether or not you will use the experience to grow stronger. _ Arnold Schwarzenegger

Just surrender to the fact that there is just no way and try again next time. – Unknown

One thing I have learned over the years: The hardest part about being loved is loving someone else. Sometimes the person you care for most is the one person who can hurt you the most. _ Unknown

You are important. Your life matters.

 I love you and I do not want you to be sad anymore.

 It was a difficult time, but we are here now.

 Let is always be best friends because I never want to lose you again.

 It is okay to cry, it means that you are healing inside.

 Cheer up, my friend. God gave you those problems because He knows you are strong enough to handle and overcome them.

If you fall, I will pick you up. If I cannot pick you up, then I will just lie down and rest with you. Let is get back to the top together.― David Ray

However, we can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation.― The Apostle Paul

Every problem is a gift, without it life would be boring.― Quote from The Secret Movie

Worry is a misuse of imagination.

Don’t let the past hold you back. The past cannot change the fact that today’s a brand new day.― Neil Horan

Remember that some things in life are so important, they should never be left to chance. Risking your happiness is not one of them. Everything you do in life is a choice. ― Paulo Coelho, The Devil and Miss Prym

There are no problems; only opportunities that we have yet to understand.― Quote from The Secret Movie

Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory. — Vince Lombardi

The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change. Don’t ever be afraid to be wrong. No one is ever wrong all the time. ― Tony Robbins

The best leaders are always decisive and challenging. You either challenge their weakness or you let them fly free. ― Dan Roam

The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it. — Thomas Edison

Blaming today on yesterday’s problems won’t do you much good; they will still be tomorrow’s problems. But blaming yesterday’s problems on today’s will work because giving yourself a break from a present problem will have you feeling better today. ― C.S. Lewis

Pessimism is the only condition under which a man can be truly optimistic. ― Albert Einstein

Learn how to say no, and then learn how to say yes. — Ernest Hemingway

A leader can inspire loyalty, fire the people up and hold them accountable. He inspires the best in others while pushing them to be even better. ― S.E. Shannon

Words of Encouragement for Hard Times

If you are not failing every now and then, you are not trying hard enough. ― William Feather

It is hard to climb the ladder, when the people at the bottom are pulling it away from you. ― Jim Rohn

The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing. — Walt Disney

We achieve more by doing than saying anything. — Frederick Douglass

Just because something hasn’t happened to me doesn’t mean it won’t happen to someone else. I am a good girl. – Dawn Wells

You will get what you want, when you want it. — E.B. White

Don’t let the sun go down on your anger. ― James A. Michener

A real person is someone who helps other people see the way to be happy, successful and fulfilled. ― Tom Stoppard

When you focus on your blessing, you will remember how good it feels. — Unknown

Beware of the person who says they have a plan to make a better future. Plans only work when they have a second draft. — Unknown

When the going gets tough, the tough get going. ― Unknown

For every problem there is a solution. You just have to find it. Keep your eyes open and your mind even more so. ― Unknown

Problems are not stop signs; they are guidelines. — Unknown

You cannot sit down and wish for success, you have to get up and work for it. – Nancie J. Carmody

Mistakes are stepping stones to success. — Roy T. Bennett

Life is not always going to be easy no matter how much we try. But knowing that the things we do are going to make a difference makes it all worthwhile. — Roy T. Bennett

If you think about a problem long enough, you will find an answer. Don’t be so quick to find fault with others. — Unknown

When there is no solution, do not be afraid to admit it. — Anonymous

If you want something done right, do it yourself. — Unknown

We are not as strong as we feel. — Unknown

Worrying about today’s problems won’t help solve yesterday’s problems. Let them go and live in the here and now. — Unknown

Getting Through Hard Times Quotes

Sometimes, we need to smile, because what you do not see is a lot of us are crying on the inside. ― Unknown

Don’t be afraid of tears. We are made tender by them. But if you let your heart become hard, it can easily break. ― Unknown

We all have our own problems, but coping with those problems is within our control. The important issue is how we respond. Don’t let them control you. Don’t let the problems get in the way of your happiness. ― Unknown

You will always be amazed at what you can do when you think you cannot do anything at all. — Unknown

Don’t worry about tomorrow, because it will come to those who worry about it today. — Unknown

We all make mistakes, but it is how we bounce back from them that matters. Life is not a competition. — Unknown

Life is short. Get the most out of it you can. — Unknown

Don’t compare your life to others. You are nobody in a crowd. ― John Lennon

Everyone has problems but how they deal with them is what separates people who live happy lives from those who do not. ― Edward De Bono

We all have problems, but that doesn’t stop us from facing our problems and solving them together. We can stick together no matter what, even if it is just beating them at Monopoly. ― Unknown

Sometimes we have to go through darkness before we can get to morning. — Unknown

It is not how much something costs that matters, it is what it costs you. ― Unknown

There are people who care about you, who love you and will help you if they can. There are also people who do not. ― Unknown

When the going gets tough, the tough get going. Suck it up and let is go! ― Unknown

If you cannot handle the bad times, you do not deserve the good ones. — Unknown

When life knocks you down, get back up. Miracles happen to those who stand up. — Unknown

Saying goodbye to a person is harder than saying hello. Not because we want people to stay with us; it is just when they leave, a little part of us goes with them. It leaves a hole in our heart. — Unknown

People will think you crazy if you tell them things that are true, but if you do not tell them things that are true, they won’t know what is true and nobody will have any fun. — Unknown

If the people who control your life cannot make you happy, then they are not worth it. ― Unknown

The only person you can really change is yourself. If you are not happy with who you are, at least try to change a little bit each day. It all adds up. ― Unknown

Don’t waste your time or anyone else is living someone else is life. — Unknown

Curiosity is the beginning of knowledge, not the end. So do not let anyone dull your sparkle. — Unknown

The man who makes no mistakes does not usually make anything. The man who makes mistakes makes them in the smallest of proportion and thereby conquers that which would otherwise enslave him. ― John Ruskin

Life is not about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. — George Bernard Shaw

If you want other people to be happy, do what makes you happy. If you want to make other people happy, share your happiness with them. – Unknown

The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now. And the third best time is never. ― Chinese Proverb

It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit. — Harry Truman

The only person that can control your happiness is yourself. — Unknown

You are a strong person, and one day you will be able to deal with this.

Difficult things take a long time, impossible things a little longer.

The day you give up on your dreams is the day you give up on yourself.

If I had to do it all over again I would, but I won’t.

I thought this would be easy and i was wrong. I think that most people will benefit from reading these words sometime in their lives.

You deserve friends who will love you, encourage you, and be with you through all of your ups and downs.

Encouraging Words for a Friend Going Through a Difficult Time

Encourage those around you.

You will discover that the best things in life aren’t things, but people.

Encourage yourself if no one else can.

You are not alone. No matter what you are going through this too shall pass.

Be strong for your kids so that they can be strong for yours.

To my dear friend going through a tough time. You are holding the course, and you are strong.

You are going through a tough time. It is hard. So you need to be there for yourself first and foremost, because if you do not take care of yourself, you will break down.

The other thing that I have learned is to tell myself the truth. That is a hard one to do because we’d rather hear something that is positive than the truth.

I want you to focus on not letting this get in your way of accomplishing what it is that you want.

Think positive.

When you are going through a bad time, it is easy to lose sight of what you have ahead of you. So I do not want you to focus on the fact that this is difficult.

Focus on the things that are good and what you feel like doing.

Focus on being happy as opposed to getting through your tough time.

I will be here for you, whatever happens.

Don’t let this get in your way. Hold on to what is important.

I want you to know that I am here for you. I love you, and I always will .

I am tremendously proud of you. You are an amazing person, my friend. I know that this is hard, but it will get better. It is not the end of the world.

Your best days are still ahead of you. They might be a little longer than they used to be, but if you can manage to hang on through them, in time they will eventually come around again.

It will hurt for a long time, but it is not your fault and nothing can take that away from you.

I promise I am going to be here for you every step of the way.

I know this sucks right now, but someday it is going to make you stronger.

Life gets better; I swear it is true. You might not be able to see that right now, but it will get better. I promise you that.

I know you can do this.

Whatever you need to do, I am here for you.

Life cannot always be easy, but good things will come out of this.

You are more than a survivor; you are a fighter!

You do not have to go through this alone.

I will always be here for you.

You are more than a survivor; you are a fighter!

This is a tough time but I promise that one day you will see how strong you really are.

It is okay to be sad, because sometimes it makes you stronger.

You are going to be okay.

I am so proud of you.

It is okay to be mad, it means that you are healing on the inside.

It will hurt for a long time, but it is not your fault and nothing can take that away from you.

I promise I will always be here for you every step of the way.

You are a strong person, and one day you will be able to deal with this.

The pain will get better, I promise.

I know you can do this.

You are more than a survivor; you are a fighter!

You do not have to go through this alone.

I will always be here for you.

You are more than a survivor; you are a fighter!

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