Uplifting Quotes and Bible Verses To Help You Find Strength


How often do you feel 100%? We’re talking about everything in your life going the way you want it – in relationships, school, business, love, and health.

High 5 if you’re constantly at 80- 100%.

But, for the rest of us…sometimes it feels like we’re just going through the motions at a constant 50%.

Being at rock bottom

I was at my lowest (like a -10% out of 100%!) when I had just transferred from Hawaii to San Francisco for college and after my first semester I realized I couldn’t afford to continue because of some financial difficulties. 

But I was determined to stay and make it, so I went out every day into the city to find any opportunities (because they still had “job opening” signs at the mall back then) and every day I came back home empty-handed.

I was devastated. I prayed all the time asking God for strength.  My friends and family offered me words of encouragement which held me over and weeks later, I found myself a nice on-campus part-time job and received a tuition waiver. I didn’t have to go back to Hawaii. 

In retrospect, I realized the part-time job and the waived tuition were just part of the answered prayer. I truly believe that when I asked God for strength, He answered through the kind words of my loved ones and the inspiring quotes they sent me. 

Finding the strength to lift me up

Below are just some of the quotes that helped me move forward. 

  1. “It’s your reaction to adversity, not adversity itself that determines how your life’s story will develop.” – Dieter F. Uchtdorf
  2. “Do not judge me by my success, judge me by how many times I fell and got back up again.” – Nelson Mandela
  3. “This is no time for ease and comfort. It is time to dare and endure.” – Winston Churchill
  4. “If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” – Martin Luther King Jr.
  5. “It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.” – Edmund Hillary
  6. “Where there is no struggle, there is no strength.” – Oprah Winfrey
  7. “Rock bottom became the solid foundation in which I rebuilt my life.” – J.K. Rowling
  8. “Our resilience increases as we recognize the magnitude of what we have already accomplished.” – author of Dancing Backwards In High Heels: How Women Master the Art of Resilience
  9. “Life doesn’t get easier or more forgiving, we get stronger and more resilient.” – Steve Maraboli
  10. Courage isn’t having the strength to go on — it is going on when you don’t have strength.” – Napoléon Bonaparte
  11. “You have power over your mind―not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.” – Marcus Aurelius
  12. “You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have.” – Bob Marley
  13. “Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.” – Maya Angelou
  14. “The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.” – Chinese Proverb
  15. “Fall seven times, stand up eight.” – Japanese Proverb
  16. “In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” – Albert Einstein
  17. “If you’re going through hell, keep going.” – Winston Churchill
  18. “’For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future. ‘” — Jeremiah 29:11.
  19. God can do anything, you know—far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! Ephesians 3:20-21
  20. “You’re blessed when you’re at the end of your rope. With less of you there is more of God and his rule. Matthew 5:3

If you or someone you know needs a little inspiration, send them this blog and hopefully it’ll give them the boost they need to pull through any of life’s situations.