30 Inspiring Quotes About Strength To Encourage And Empower

July 06, 2021

30 Inspiring Quotes About Strength To Encourage And Empower

Whether they’re tragedies or just small inconveniences, setbacks in life that make us feel weak will always happen. Difficulties can break us and sometimes even make us question our faith.

In those times, it’s important to remember that with God on our side, we have the strength to get through anything. He would not put us in front of something we couldn’t handle. We must honor God’s sacrifice of His only Son and find strength within ourselves to persevere.

Here are 30 quotes to bring you strength!

Quotes To Encourage You To Be Strong

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

Lao Tzu

“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’” 

- Eleanor Roosevelt

“In the darkest hour, the soul is replenished and given strength to continue and endure.”

- Unknown

“Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.”

- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

“Some people believe holding on and hanging in there are signs of great strength. However, there are times when it takes much more strength to know when to let go and then do it.”

- Ann Landers

“And one has to understand that braveness is not the absence of fear but rather the strength to keep on going forward despite the fear.” 

- Paulo Coelho

“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

“Anyone can hide. Facing up to things, working through them, that’s what makes you strong.”

- Sarah Dessen

“The kind of beauty I want most is the hard-to-get kind that comes from within strength, courage and dignity.”

- Ruby Dee

“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.” 

- Maya Angelou

Inspiring Quotes About Strength

“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.” 

- Helen Keller

“Life’s challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they’re supposed to help you discover who you are.” 

- Bernice Johnson Reagon

“There are dark shadows on the earth, but its lights are stronger in the contrast.” 

- Charles Dickens

“It is good to love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is well done.”

- Vincent Van Gogh

“Anyone can give up; it is the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone would expect you to fall apart, now that is true strength.”

- Chris Bradford

“Whenever you find yourself doubting how far you can go, just remember how far you have come. Remember everything you have faced, all the battles you have won, and all the fears you have overcome.”

- Unknown

“Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” 

- A. A. Milne

“Whoever you are, whatever your dream, you have to be strong in your head and strong in your heart. Be strong. There’s no quitting in the person who wants it bad enough.” 

- Carly Patterson

“The harder you fall, the heavier your heart; the heavier your heart, the stronger you climb; the stronger you climb, the higher your pedestal.”

- Criss Jami

“He who believes is strong; he who doubts is weak. Strong convictions precede great actions.”

- Louisa May Alcott

Christian Strength Quotes

“God’s strength in your weakness is His presence in your life.”

- Andy Stanley

“People are always more encouraged when we share how God’s grace helped us in weakness than when we brag about our strengths.”

- Rick Warren

“We can be tired, weary and emotionally distraught, but after spending time alone with God, we find that He injects into our bodies energy, power and strength.”

- Charles Stanley

“Spending time with God is the key to our strength and success in all areas of life. Be sure that you never try to work God into your schedule, but always work your schedule around Him.”

- Joyce Meyer

“The God we serve does not seek out the perfect, but instead uses our imperfections and our shortcomings for his greater good. I am humbled by my own limitations. But where I am weak, He is strong.”

- Rick Perry

“God can even give you the strength to keep going within those difficult situations. God calls us to maintain our faith and integrity and we respond by trusting in Him.”

- Rev. David Weyrick

“Don’t let circumstances distress you. Rather, look for the will of God for your life to be revealed in and through those circumstances.”

- Billy Graham

“God will always be there with us and give us the strength to meet the difficulties of life.”

- Wendell E. Mettey

“You are stronger than you think, because the power of Almighty God is available to you. Your strength is renewed when you trust in Him.”

- Kendra Tillman

“No matter where you are today, where you have been, or what you are facing tomorrow, be patient, knowing your God will strengthen you to stand firm.”

- Mary Southerland

Kellie Kaufman - GodTube AuthorKellie Kaufman writes articles for GodTube and GodUpdates in addition to working as a marketing specialist for other Christian sites. She graduated from Elon University with a degree in strategic communications and hopes to further her education in digital marketing. She adores her beautiful mini Aussie, Kirby, and loves taking her to the dog park. When she isn’t spoiling her pup, Kellie enjoys crafting anything and everything and dabbles in a handful of musical instruments.

This article is part of our inspiring quotes series. Please pass along any quotes that touch your heart because you never know the light you may shine on someone else’s dark day! Explore more quotes below:

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