"Have patience and endure; this unhappiness will one day be beneficial." -Ovid

 "What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies with in us."- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood." -Helen Keller

"This too shall pass." -Ancient proverb

"I know God will not give me anything I can't handle.  I just wish he didn't trust me so much."
-Mother Theresa

"I do not think there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perserverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature." -John D. Rockefeller

"When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time the tide will turn." -Harriet Beecher Stowe

"Be still, sad heart, and cease repining; Behind the clouds is the sun still shining; Thy fate is the common fate of all, into each life some rain must fall, some days must be dark and dreary." -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"Don't tell God how big your problems are...tell your problems how big your God is."  -Unknown author

"Patience and perserverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish." -John Quincy Adams

"A happy life comes not in the absence, but in the mastery of hardship." -Helen Keller

"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 which has been opened for us." -Helen Keller

"What we are on the inside, what we continually think about, eventually shows in our words, actions, and even on our countenances." -Linda Dillow, Calm My Anxious Heart

"Whatever you focus upon, increases." -Andy Andrews

"It's time to stop letting your history control your destiny." -Andy Andrews

"Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier." -Mother Theresa

“We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.” –Abraham Lincoln

Bible Verses:

Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perserverence. -James 1:2-3

Do no be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your request to God. -Philippians 4:6

I can do all things through Christ who strenghtens me. -Philippians 4:13

The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those who are crushed in spirit. -Psam 34:18

You have dwelt long enough on this mountain. -Deuteronomy 1:6

Pride leads to conflict; those who take advice are wise. -Proverbs 13:10

"I know the plans I have for you.  They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope." -Jeremiah 29:11

"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest." -Matthew 11:28

1 comment:

  1. One of my all-time faves that has sustained me through many ups and downs: "'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) When I have no idea what lies ahead and am having doubts, I remind myself that God has the plan in hand and I just need to trust it. Easier said than done sometimes, though. :)