Grief and Growth Quotes that Matter

Healing

Healing is a matter of time, but it is sometimes also a matter of opportunity. – Hippocrates

He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. – Psalm 147:3

Weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning. – Psalm 30:5b

…a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance. – Ecclesiastes 3:4

Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.. – Romans 5 3:5

…my eyes are dim with grief. I call to you, Lord, every day; I spread out my hands to you. – Psalm 88:9

The soul always knows what to do to heal itself. The challenge is to silence the mind. – Caroline Myss

Suffering has been stronger than all other teaching, and has taught me to understand what your heart used to be. I have been bent and broken, but – I hope – into a better shape. – Charles Dickens

Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand that he may lift you up in due time. – 1 Peter 5:6 NIV

When someone you love dies, and you’re not expecting it, you don’t lose her all at once; you lose her in pieces over a long time — the way the mail stops coming, and her scent fades from the pillows and even from the clothes in her closet and drawers. Gradually, you accumulate the parts of her that are gone. Just when the day comes — when there’s a particular missing part that overwhelms you with the feeling that she’s gone, forever — there comes another day, and another specifically missing part. –John Irving, A Prayer for Owen Meany

For I am the Lord your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you. – Isiah 41:13 NIV

Anyone who has lost something they thought was theirs forever finally comes to realize that nothing really belongs to them.
― Paulo Coelho, Author of The Alchemist

I miss her all the time. I know in my head that she has gone. The only difference is that I am getting used to the pain. It’s like discovering a great hole in the ground. To begin with, you forget it’s there and keep falling in. After a while, it’s still there, but you learn to walk round it.― Rachel Joyce

“You’ll get over it…” It’s the clichés that cause the trouble. To lose someone you love is to alter your life for ever. You don’t get over it because ‘it” is the person you loved. The pain stops, there are new people, but the gap never closes. How could it? The particularness of someone who mattered enough to grieve over is not made anodyne by death. This hole in my heart is in the shape of you and no-one else can fit it. Why would I want them to? ― Jeanette Winterson

Grief can destroy you –or focus you. You can decide a relationship was all for nothing if it had to end in death, and you alone. OR you can realize that every moment of it had more meaning than you dared to recognize at the time, so much meaning it scared you, so you just lived, just took for granted the love and laughter of each day, and didn’t allow yourself to consider the sacredness of it. ― Dean Koontz, Odd Hours

When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy – Psalm 94:19

Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it. – Helen Keller

Anxiety weighs down the heart, but a kind word cheers it up – Proverbs 12:25

Comfort comes from knowing that people have made the same journey. And solace comes from understanding how others have learned to sing again. – Helen Steiner Rice

No one knows how dark it is until you turn on the light … you get used to the darkness, but don’t realize there is an entire world you are not seeing because you haven’t found the light – Unknown

For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. – 2 Corinthians 4:17-18

It’s hard to move forward unless you’ve made peace with your past – Unknown

I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh – Ezekiel 36:26

But he said to me,“My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. – 2 Corinthians 12:9

This is the blessing of such deep loss. Of brokenness. Of having an opportunity to lay there on the ground in broken pieces, or get put back together to become something entirely new. – Unknown

Suffering ceases to be suffering when we form a clear and precise picture of it. – Spinoza (Greek translation by Viktor Frankl)

The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit. – Psalm 34:18

In some ways suffering ceases to be suffering at the moment it finds a meaning, such as the meaning of a sacrifice. – Viktor E. Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning

There’s promise and beauty in so many things if we are open to it. Even through the darkest moments, if we try and see the light, there is promise in this as well. – Natalie Bacho

I wanted a perfect ending. Now I’ve learned, the hard way, that some poems don’t rhyme, and some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next. – Gilda Radner

You will lose someone you can’t live without, and your heart will be badly broken, and the bad news is that you never completely get over the loss of your beloved. But this is also the good news. They live forever in your broken heart that doesn’t seal back up. And you come through. It’s like having a broken leg that never heals perfectly—that still hurts when the weather gets cold, but you learn to dance with the limp. – Anne Lamott

The reality is that you will grieve forever. You will not ‘get over’ the loss of a loved one; you will learn to live with it. You will heal and you will rebuild yourself around the loss you have suffered. You will be whole again but you will never be the same. Nor should you be the same nor would you want to. – Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

You are not the darkness you endured. You are the light that refused to surrender – Our Mindset Corner

In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire—may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed. – 1 Peter 1:6-7

There is only one thing I dread: not to be worthy of my sufferings. – Dostoevsky

For me, singing sad songs often has a way of healing a situation. It gets the hurt out in the open into the light, out of the darkness. – Reba McEntire

Above all else, guard your heart for everything you do flows from it. – Proverbs 4:23 NIV

We are healed from suffering only by experiencing it to the full. — Marcel Proust

Healing takes courage, and we all have courage, even if we have to dig a little to find it. — Tori Amos

The reality is that you will grieve forever. You will not ‘get over’ the loss of a loved one; you will learn to live with it. – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Grief is tidal. In time, it can recede and leave us with feelings of peace and advancement, only for it to wash back in with all its crushing hopelessness and sorrow. – Nick Cave

We never lose our loved ones. They accompany us; they don’t disappear from our lives. We are merely in different rooms. Paulo Coelho

You will lose someone you can’t live without, and your heart will be badly broken, and the bad news is that you never completely get over the loss of your beloved. But this is also the good news. They live forever in your broken heart that doesn’t seal back up. And you come through. It’s like having a broken leg that never heals perfectly – that still hurts when the weather gets cold, but you learn to dance with the limp.
–Anne Lamott

The darker the night, the brighter the stars, The deeper the grief, the closer is God! ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

Grief can be the garden of compassion. If you keep your heart open through everything, your pain can become your greatest ally in your life’s search for love and wisdom. – Rumi

Grief does not change you, It reveals you.― John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. – Matthew 5:4 NIV

May the Lord bless you and protect you. May the Lord smile on you and be gracious to you. May the Lord show you this favor and give you this peace – Numbers 6:24-26

Only people who are capable of loving strongly can also suffer great sorrow, but this same necessity of loving serves to counteract their grief and heals them.-  Leo Tolstoy

What we have once enjoyed deeply we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.
–Helen Keller

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. – Isiah 41:10 NIV

I have heard your prayer and seen your tears. I will heal you. – 2 Kings 20:5

Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus – 1 Thessalonians – 6 NIV

When someone special dies, there’s a deep disconnection with the universe. From the exact moment that you’re told that your loved one has died, there’s a seismic shift in your soul that you feel for the rest of your life. – Mark Lemon

We are never finished with grief. It is part of the fabric of living. It is always waiting to happen/ Love makes memories and life precious; the grief that comes to us in proportionate to that love and is inescapable – V.S.Naipaul (novelist)

Trust, Strength and Perseverance

Feelings are much like waves, we can’t stop them from coming but we can choose which ones to surf. – Jonatan Martensson

He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust. – Psalms 91:2

Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits – Psalms 103:2 NIV

Though you have not seen Him, you love Him; and even though you do not see Him now, you believe in Him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy – 1 Peter 1:8

Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase – Martin Luther King Jr.

The Lord is my light and my salvation – whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life – of whom shall I be afraid? – Psalms 27:1

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go. – Joshua 1:9

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight – Proverbs 3:5-6

You make known to me the path of life; you fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand. – Psalms 16:11

Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. Psalm 23:4

Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. – Matthew 6:34

Cast your burden on the Lord – Psalm 55:22

Call upon Me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you will honor Me. – Psalm 50:15

I waited patiently for the Lord; he turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. – Psalms 40 1:2

Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The Lord, the Lord himself, is my strength and my defense[a]; he has become my salvation. – Isaiah 12:2

Those who walk with God, always reach their destination. ― Henry Ford

Lord, you are my strength and fortress, my refuge to the day of trouble – Jeremiah 16:19

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 40:31 (NIV)

The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. – Psalm 18:2

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

Call to Me, and I will answer and show you great and unsearchable things you do not know. – Jeremiah 33:3

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. – Philippians 4:6-7 NIV

If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. – John 15:7

Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: everywhere and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. I can do all things through Christ which strengthened me. – Philippians 4:11–13

Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken. – Psalm 55:22

Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. – James 1:4

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go. – Joshua 1:9

I will trust and not be afraid. The Lord, the Lord himself, is my strength and my defense[a]; he has become my salvation. – Isaiah 12:2

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness”. – 2 Corinthians 12:9, NIV

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away, behold, all things have become new – 2 Corinthians 5:17

Biblical definition of GRACE: God’s Riches At Christ’s Expense. – Bonnie Daniels

I have been crucified with Christ, it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. And the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Song of God who loved me and gave Himself for me – Galatians 2:20

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come. The old has gone, the new is here! – 2 Corinthians 5:17

I sought the Lord, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears – Psalm 34:4

And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.- 1 Peter 5:10

I love the LORD for he heard my voice; He heard my cry for mercy. Because he turned his ear to me, I will call on him as long as I live. – Psalms 116 NIV

If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. – John 15:7

This is the confidence we have in approaching God; that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us – 1 John 5:14

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness – 1 John 1:9

Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us. – Romans 5:3-5

Let the past sleep, but let it sleep in the sweet embrace of Christ, and let us go into the invincible future with Him. – Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for his Highest

Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. – Matthew 7:24-25

When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. – Isaiah 43:2

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 14:27

I can do all this through him who gives me strength – Philippians 4:13

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light. – Matthew 1:1

I will say of the Lord “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God in whom I trust.” – Psalms 91:2 NIV

Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. – Psalms 5:1 NIV

And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart – Galatians 6:9

He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart. – Psalm 91:4

But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in Him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes, its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit. – Jeremiah 17:7-8

Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. — James 1:2-4

My child, don’t lose sight of good planning and insight. Hang on to them, for they fill you with life and bring you honor and respect. They keep you safe on your way and keep your feet from stumbling. You can lie down without fear and enjoy pleasant dreams. You need not be afraid of disaster or the destruction that comes upon the wicked, for the Lord is your security. He will keep your foot from being caught in a trap. – Proverbs 3:21-26

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might. – Ephesians 6:10

Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord, the Lord himself, is the Rock eternal – Isaiah 26:4 NIV

The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead, he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance. – 2 Peter 3:9 NIV

Trust in Him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge. Psalms 62 NIV

Therefore, we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. 2 Corinthians 4:16 NIV

So we fix our eyes, not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. – 2 Corinthians 4 NIV

For now in this time of imperfection, we see in a mirror dimly (a blurred reflection), but then (when the time of perfection comes we will see reality) face to face. Now I know in part, but then I will know fully, just as I have been fully known by God – 1 Corinthians 13:12 Amplified

Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. – Philippians 3 NIV

When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy. – Psalms 94:19 NIV

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go. – Joshua 1:9 NIV

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit – Romans 15:13 NIV

Growth

When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves. – Viktor E. Frankl, Man’s Search for the Meaning of Life

Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. – Matthew 7:7-8

The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change. – Carl R. Rogers (Psychologist)

Human potential at its best is to transform a tragedy into a personal triumph, to turn one’s predicament into a human achievement. – Viktor Frankl

Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparking like a star in our hand and melting like a snowflake. – Sir Francis Bacon

Sitting there and focusing all your blame and time on the fact that your perfect plan, or your world got thrown upside down, accomplishes nothing – nothing – Jason Redman, Navy SEAL and author

A victim mentality limits your success in this life. You know you will stay wherever you are, and you will achieve the limit of what you believe. – Jason Redman, Navy SEAL and author

Seek His will in all you do, and He will show you which path to take. – Proverbs 3:6 (NLT)

Growth requires us to leave something behind …. Habits, beliefs, careers, alcohol, mindset .. even people. – Unknown

Bad things happen to good people. Good things happen to bad people. Sometimes it’s just nobody’s fault. – After Life

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, The courage to change the things I can, And the wisdom to know the difference. – The AA Serenity Prayer

It is important to make space for grief in the midst of growth .. you will mourn your former life to make space for a newer you – ThirdEyeThoughts

Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is … his good, pleasing and perfect will. – Romans 12:2

We cannot do the things we long to do, so our tendency is to think of our dreams and aspirations as dead. But God comes and says to us, “Arise from the dead.” When God sends His inspiration, it comes to us with such miraculous power that we are able to “arise from the dead” and do the impossible. – Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for his Highest

God does not give us overcoming life – He gives us life as we overcome. – Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for his Highest

You cannot control what happens to you. You can only control how you react.- Tom Bilyeu

Depression, lack of motivation, inadequate perfection, boredom …. What governs all of these seemingly separate problems is our attitude, how we view the world on a daily basis. It is how we see and interpret events. Improve the overall attitude and everything else will elevate as well – creative powers, the ability to handle stress, confidence levels … Robert Greene – Laws of Human Nature

Forces beyond your control can take away everything you possess except one thing, your freedom to choose how you will respond to the situation. – Victor Frankl

Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom. – Viktor E. Frankl

Our greatest freedom is the freedom to choose our attitude. – Victor Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning

The point is not what we expect from life, but rather what life expects from us. – Viktor Frankl

So live as if you were living already for the second time and as if you had acted the first time as wrongly as you are about to act now! – Viktor E. Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart – Jeremiah 29:11-13

My first thought is always. I’m smart. I’m a solver. How do I solve or fix it? NO. My first thought needs to be : God, guide me as an instrument of your power and light. Give me the humility to depend on you. Give me the love and words in Purpose…Let me be your vessel to help deliver your love, guidance and peace through my actions, my hands and my voice.- Tom Pisello

The Enemy creates chaos, to cloud and distract us from the beauty and blessings that are in our now, and in our sight. – Tom Pisello

Lucid. Feel the grief, every bit of it. A rush to move on is to deny the loss, the sadness, the hurt, the regrets, the anger, the anxiety. Suppression won’t lead to progression. – Tom Pisello

Instead of something to heal from and overcome, some wear their grief and suffering like a badge of honor. It becomes their identity, and unfortunately, they are lost without it. – Tom Pisello

Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. – George Bernard Shaw

What you think you become. What you feel you attract. What you imagine you create. – The Buddha

Your willingness to grow must be greater than your resistance to leaving your comfort zone – Sarah M Loomis

Switch your mentality from broken and helpless to I’m growing and healing and how watch how fast your life changes for the better – Sarah M Loomis

The life in front of you is far more important than the life behind you. – @MotivationalLife

Do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten. – Tony Robbins

This is a defining moment in my life, and I am not going to waste this as a chance to redefine me for better and good – Tom Pisello

Love and Happiness

Love always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. – 1 Corinthians 13:7

To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. – C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. – 1 Corinthians 13:13

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. – 1 Corinthians 13:4-8

For the first time in my life I saw the truth as it is set into song by so many poets, proclaimed as the final wisdom by so many thinkers. The truth – that Love is the ultimate and highest goal to which man can aspire. Then I grasped the meaning of the greatest secret that human poetry and human thought and belief have to impart: The salvation of man is through love and in love. ― Viktor E. Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning

For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord – Romans 8:38-39

Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it – Proverbs 4:23

There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love. – Washington Irving

How happy was I to exist at the same time and place as She. – After Life (series)

Happiness cannot be pursued; it must ensue. – Viktor E. Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning

Happiness is 40% genetics, 10% your situation in life or what happens to you, and 50% your habits and mindset. – Dr. Daniel Amen (https://bit.ly/3mrly91)

You don’t need a perfect relationship. All you need is someone who loves your weirdness, wants to spend time with you and respects you – @thelovechange

There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.  – John 4:18 NIV

Anxiety weighs down the heart, but a kind word cheers it up – Proverbs 12:25 NIV

Some people are soul medicine in the way they love you, support you, and believe in you always. – Wild Faith

Happiness is a choice, not a result. Nothing will make you happy until you choose to be happy. No person will make you happy unless you decide to be happy. Your happiness will not come to you. It can only come from you. – Ralph Marston

Purpose

For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do – Ephesians 2:10 NIV

The meaning of life is to give life meaning. ― Viktor E. Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning

Set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things – Colossians 3:1,2

We are his masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago. – Ephesians 2:10.

If there is meaning in life at all, then there must be meaning in suffering. – Viktor Frankl

For it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose. – Philippians 2:13

Repeat after me: I am allowed to be BOTH a work in progress AND help others grow at the same time. I refuse to wait until I believe I’m perfect or someone else has deemed me worthy of impacting others. I am unapologetically accepting a life of massive growth & improvement. – Unknown

The more one forgets himself—by giving himself to a cause to serve or another person to love—the more human he is and the more he actualizes himself. ― Viktor E. Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning

For to me, to live is Christ (he is my source of joy, my reason to live) and to die is gain (for I will be with him in eternity). If however, it is to be life here and I am to go on living, this will mean useful and productive service for me – Philippians 1:21,22

Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. – Galatians 6:9

The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace – Romans 8:6 NIV

Ultimately, man should not ask what the meaning of his life is, but rather must recognize that it is he who is asked. In a word, each man is questioned by life; and he can only answer to life by answering for his own life; to life he can only respond by being responsible. ― Viktor E. Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning

This is what the Lord says: Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths. Ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls.” Jeremiah 6:16

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 hope and a future. – Jeremiah 29:11

It’s okay to smile through your grief. As time passes, it’s okay to laugh and enjoy yourself. Don’t let the devil of guilt consume you. We are still here for a reason. It’s time to live life with purpose and passion. – Daphne Greer

For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do – Ephesians 2:10

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. – Romans 8:28

The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away. – Pablo Picasso

Blessed are those who find wisdom, those who gain understanding, for she is more profitable than silver and yields better returns than gold. She is more precious than rubies; nothing you desire can compare with her. Long life is in her right hand, in her left hand are riches and honor. Her ways are pleasant ways, and all her paths are peace. – Proverbs 3:13-17

For it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill His good purpose. – Philippians 2 NIV

Community

Comfort comes from knowing that people have made the same journey. And solace comes from understanding how others have learned to sing again. – Helen Steiner Rice

As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend – Proverb 27:17

For when two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them – Matthew 18:20

Healing yourself is connected with healing others. – Yoko Ono

Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet. – John 13:14

Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.” – 1 Peter 4:10

The greatest healing therapy is friendship and love. – Hubert H. Humphrey

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God. For just as we share abundantly in the sufferings of Christ, so also our comfort abounds through Christ. – 2 Corinthians 1:3-5 NIV

Service is the overflow which pours from a life filled with love and devotion. – Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest

A friend is always loyal, and a brother is born to help in time of need. – Proverb 17:17

The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus – Philippians 2:5 NIV

Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.” – Matthew 9:37-38

You glow differently when you have good people with good intentions in your life – Wonders Diary

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