120 Difficult Times Quotes To Inspire And Give You Strength

Going through tough times? We have rounded up the best collection of difficult times quotes, sayings, captions, messages, and status (with images and pictures) to help you stay strong and get through tough times of life with faith and endurance.

Sometimes, you will go through really hard times in life. It is these challenging times that you have to keep a positive mindset and never give up. Times when everything seems to go downhill, then you feel sad and demotivated.

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You feel like everything in life is going against you. It can be about your troubled marriage, relationship problems, failing career, or other issues where you find it really difficult to move on.

Some words of motivation can be very encouraging during the difficult times in love, life or career. It can give you moral support and the guidance to deal with difficulties and challenges that life throws at you.

We have divided these powerful quotes about difficulties into these sections;

  • Difficult Times Quotes
  • Inspirational Quotes For Difficult Times
  • Difficult Time Prayer  Quotes For Strength
  • Uplifting Quotes For Difficult Times
  • Encouraging Words For Difficult Times
  • Motivational Quotes To Stay Strong In Tough Times

If you like these positive words of wisdom then do check out our collection of Encouraging Words for Hard Times which helps you to be tough and be successful in life.

Difficult Times Quotes

  1. “Turn your wounds into wisdom.” – Oprah Winfrey

  2. “Life test all men through trials.” – Lailah Gifty Akita                                                                                 
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    difficult times quotes images

  3. “Fall seven times stand up eight.” – Japanese Proverb                                                                         
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    inspirational difficult times Quotes

  4. “In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” – Albert Einstein                                                   
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    difficult times quotes

  5. “If you’re going through hell, keep going.” – Winston Churchill

  6. “In any situation, there is a sacred-solution.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

  7. “Do not get discourage in times of difficulties.” – Lailah Gifty Akita                                               
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    encouraging quotes for difficult times

  8. “You’re allowed to scream, you’re allowed to cry but do not give up.”

  9. “When you feel like quitting think about why you started.”― Unknown                                           
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    uplifting quotes for difficult times

  10. “The more humble a person is, the freer and stronger he is.” – Leo Tolstoy

  11. “It’s the difficult years that makes you ready for a phenomenal life.” – Hiral Nagda

  12. “There are certain life lessons that you can only learn in the struggle.” – Idowu Koyenikan

  13. “Always remember that, no matter how useless you feel, you’re someone’s reason to smile.”

  14. “Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.” – Helen Keller                                                                                                                                                     
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    inspirational quotes for difficult times

  15. “You can make heaven out of hell, or hell out of heaven. The choice is yours.” – Shannon L. Alder

  16. “Be strong now, because things will get better. It might be stormy now, but it can’t rain forever.” – Unknown

  17. “The less you respond to rude, critical, argumentative people… the more peaceful your life becomes.” – Mandy Hale

  18. “The human capacity for burden is like bamboo – far more flexible than you’d ever believe at first glance.” – Jodi Picoult

  19. “No matter how much falls on us, we keep plowing ahead. That’s the only way to keep the roads clear.” – Greg Kincaid

  20. “The night taught me never to fear the dark times, by giving way to the dawn of a new day.” – Michael Bassey Johnson

  21. “It’s your reaction to adversity, not adversity itself that determines how your life’s story will develop.” – Dieter F. Uchtdorf

  22. “Do not be concerned too much with what will happen. Everything which happens will be good and useful for you.” – Epictetus

  23. “When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” – Henry Ford

  24. “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

  25. “When you face difficult times, know that challenges are not sent to destroy you. They’re sent to promote, increase and strengthen you.” – Joel Osteen

  26. “All of us might wish at times that we lived in a more tranquil world, but we don’t. And if our times are difficult and perplexing, so are they challenging and filled with opportunity.” – Robert Kennedy

  27. “Contrast is the spiritual spice of life. It’s a foolish mistake to assume that when the going gets tough, the magic must stop. The darkest, most difficult times are the most powerful for manifesting miracles.” – Anthon St. Maarten

  28. “We are always exactly where we are supposed to be for our inner growth. The important thing is to remember that we are in the right place even in difficult times. This way we will suffer less and enjoy our personal journey more.” – Diana-Maria Georgescu

  29. “Resilience is accepting your new reality, even if it’s less good than the one you had before. You can fight it, you can do nothing but scream about what you’ve lost, or you can accept that and try to put together something that’s good.” – Elizabeth Edwards

  30. “My scars remind me that I did indeed survive my deepest wounds. That in itself is an accomplishment. And they bring to mind something else, too. They remind me that the damage life has inflicted on me has, in many places, left me stronger and more resilient. What hurt me in the past has actually made me better equipped to face the present.” – Steve Goodier

Inspirational Quotes For Difficult Times

  1. “Everything comes to you at the right time. Be patient.”

  2. “You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.” – Margaret Thatcher                                                                                                                                                               
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    difficult time encouragement inspirational quotes

  3. “I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.” – Maya Angelou

  4. “It may sound strange, but many champions are made champions by setbacks.” – Bob Richards

  5. “Hard times don’t create heroes. It is during the hard times when the ‘hero’ within us is revealed.” – Bob Riley

  6. “Strong people alone know how to organize their suffering so as to bear only the most necessary pain.” – Emil Dorian

  7. “We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations.” – Chuck Swindoll

  8. “There is an alchemy in sorrow. It can be transmuted into wisdom, which, if it does not bring joy, can yet bring happiness.” – Pearl S. Buck

  9. “Going through challenging things can teach you a lot, and they also make you appreciate the times that aren’t so challenging.” – Carrie Fisher

  10. “I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong… I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.” – Audrey Hepburn

  11. “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

  12. “It’s getting tougher because you’re getting Closer to your Breakthrough and the things you’ve been praying for. When things get tough, you must toughen up.” – Jeanette Coron

  13. “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

  14. “No one escapes pain, fear, and suffering. Yet from pain can come wisdom, from fear can come courage, from suffering can come strength – if we have the virtue of resilience.” – Eric Greitens

  15. “No matter what you’re going through, no matter the challenges that seem insurmountable whether personal or professional, you can get through it if you don’t give up.” – Miles Anthony Smith

  16. “We all have battles to fight. And it’s often in those battles that we are most alive: it’s on the frontlines of our lives that we earn wisdom, create joy, forge friendships, discover happiness, find love, and do purposeful work.” – Eric Greitens

  17. “We don’t even know how strong we are until we are forced to bring that hidden strength forward. In times of tragedy, of war, of necessity, people do amazing things. The human capacity for survival and renewal is awesome.” – Isabel Allende

  18. “On your darkest days do not try to see the end of the tunnel by looking far ahead. Focus only on where you are right now. Then carefully take one step at a time, by placing just one foot in front of the other. Before you know it, you will turn that corner.” – Anthon St. Maarten

  19. “You may not always have a comfortable life and you will not always be able to solve all of the world’s problems at once but don’t ever underestimate the importance you can have because history has shown us that courage can be contagious and hope can take on a life of its own.” – Michelle Obama

  20. “None of us is promised an easy life. There is nothing we can do to keep ourselves immune to trials, and we cannot eradicate painful feelings in our lives. But even the most difficult seasons are not absent of God’s love. And this love changes us. This is what I want to tell you: on the far side of pain we don’t prefer, we find transformation we wouldn’t trade.” – Nicole Zasowski

Difficult Time Prayer  Quotes For Strength

In the journey of life we face many obstacles and facing them head on makes us stronger, wiser, and more resilient.

The barriers we face to achieve our dreams later become our stepping stones. And the learnings and experience we get when we cross each obstacle is what makes us bold and fearless.

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So having a positive approach in life will help you turn your failures into triumphs. Some inspiring words can change your mood and give you the much needed nudge to keep trying until you are successful.

  1. “Have patience. God isn’t finished yet.” – Philippians 1:6

  2. “Dear God: I need you more than ever. Please bring peace to my confusion, joy to my sadness, and hope to my heart.”

  3. “God doesn’t give the hardest battles to His toughest soldiers, He creates the toughest soldiers through life’s hardest battles.” – Unknown

  4. “Dear God, please help me today. Give me strength when I am weak, lend me a shoulder when I need to cry, and help me up when I fall. Amen.”

  5. “Difficult times are meant to bring you closer to the Almighty. So if you’re having a rough day or tough month, be calm. Let His Plan unfold.” – Mufti Ismail Menk

  6. “It does not matter what the difficulties are, if we are of Christ the difficulties are only the fuel that drives us unto the loving arms of eternity.” – John M. Sheehan

  7. “Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way. And don’t pray when it rains if you don’t pray when the sun shines.” – Leroy Satchel Paige

  8. “These black times go as they come and we do not know how they come or why they go. But we know that God controls them, as he controls the whole vast cobweb of the mystery of things.” – Elizabeth Goudge

  9. “Dear God, please give me strength when I am weak, love when I feel forsaken, courage when I am afraid, wisdom when I am foolish, comfort when I am alone, hope when I feel rejected, and peace when I am in turmoil. Amen.”

  10. “Heavenly Father, Thank you for all you’ve been doing for me. Father, You know everything happening in my life right now. God, this is all too much for me and I can’t do this on my own. Please forgive me for worrying so much about my problems and letting my faith fade. Right now, I cast all my problems onto you. I give you all of my stress. I give you all my burdens. Please take them from me and grant me with inner peace and serenity. Comfort my heart, give me the strength to pull through each day. Help me not to be discouraged but rather, help me to grow in faith and trust in Your timing. Thank you, Father, for listening to my prayer. in Jesus’ name, I have prayed. Amen.”

Uplifting Quotes For Difficult Times

Even when you feel mentally tired and physically exhausted, know one thing that with a little more effort and time you can and you will overcome all the harships and come out as a true winner. So never quit and never let failure become your destiny. Work your way up to the glory.

Don’t forget to check our collection of powerful bounce back quotes to give you the adrenaline rush you need to work again on your dreams.

  1. “Whatever happens, do not lose heart!” – Lailah Gifty Akita

  2. “Be patient and tough; someday this pain will be useful to you.” – Ovid

  3. “Hard times arouse an instinctive desire for authenticity.” – Coco Chanel

  4. “Faith is the only force that can hold you fast at all times.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

  5. “In difficult times, do not get discouraged, seek divine grace.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

  6. “She stood in the storm and when the wind did not blow her way, she adjusted her sails.” – Elizabeth Edwards

  7. “All warriors of a free life share a hardcore mantel that brindles them through troubled times.” – Kilroy J. Oldster

  8. “When you go through something, like, you learn to appreciate little things – the birds, trees, flowers.” – Grizz Chapman

  9. “Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.” – William Ellery Channing

  10. “Every adversity, every failure, and every heartache, carries with it the seed of an equivalent or greater benefit.” – Napoleon Hill

  11. “Hard times may have held you down, but they will not last forever. When all is said and done, you will be increased.” – Joel Osteen

  12. “On the other side of a storm is the strength that comes from having navigated through it. Raise your sail and begin.” – Gregory S. Williams

  13. “Hard times are sometimes blessings in disguise. We do have to suffer but in the end it makes us strong, better and wise.” – Anurag Prakash Ray

  14. “Hard times build determination and inner strength. Through them we can also come to appreciate the uselessness of anger.” – Dalai Lama

  15. “No matter how bleak or menacing a situation may appear, it does not entirely own us. It can’t take away our freedom to respond, our power to take action.” – Ryder Carroll

  16. “I have no regrets in my life. I think that everything happens to you for a reason. The hard times that you go through build character, making you a much stronger person.” – Rita Mero

  17. “Make up your mind that no matter what comes your way, no matter how difficult, no matter how unfair, you will do more than simply survive. You will thrive in spite of it.” – Joel Osteen

  18. “There is a saying in Tibetan, ‘Tragedy should be utilized as a source of strength.’ No matter what sort of difficulties, how painful experience is, if we lose our hope, that’s our real disaster.” – 14th Dalai Lama

  19. “We do not have to become heroes overnight. Just a step at a time, meeting each thing that comes up, seeing it is not as dreadful as it appeared, discovering we have the strength to stare it down.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

  20. “All the adversity I’ve had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me…. You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.” – Walt Disney

Encouraging Words For Difficult Times

  1. “No pressure, no diamonds.” – Thomas Carlyle

  2. “In times of difficulty, do not lose faith.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

  3. “Tough times never last, but tough people do.” – Robert H. Schuller

  4. “Be selective in your battles sometimes peace is better than being right.” – Ritu Ghatourey

  5. “If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.” – Frank A. Clarrk

  6. “We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

  7. “Confidence, courage and determined spirit are vital for surviving hard times.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

  8. “The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.” – Chinese Proverb

  9. “If you believe it will work out, you’ll see opportunities. If you believe it won’t, you will see obstacles.” – Wayne Dyer

  10. “We can make ourselves miserable or we can make ourselves strong. The amount of effort is the same.” – Pema Chodron

  11. “The past is where you learned the lesson. The future is where you apply the lesson, don’t give up in the middle.” – Dale Carnegie

  12. “The only people worthy to be in your life are the ones that help you through the hard times and laugh with you after the hard times pass.”

  13. “I do not at all understand the mystery of grace – only that it meets us where we are but does not leave us where it found us.” – Anne Lamott

  14. “We don’t develop courage by being happy every day. We develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.” – Barbara De Angelis

  15. “Sometimes you face difficulties not because you’re doing something wrong, but because you’re doing something right.” – Joel Osteen

  16. “Remember, without the difficult times in your life, you wouldn’t be who you are today, be grateful for the good and the bad.” – Steven Aitchison

  17. “Staying positive doesn’t mean you have to be happy all the time. It means that even on hard days you know that there are better ones coming.” – Anonymous

  18. “And hard times are good in their own way, too. Because the only way you can achieve true happiness is if you experience true sadness as well. It’s all about light and shade. Balance.” – Gabrielle Williams

  19. “Difficult times have helped me to understand better than before, how infinitely rich and beautiful life is in every way, and that so many things that one goes worrying about are of no importance whatsoever.” – Zahid Abas

  20. “There’s going to be very painful moments in your life that will change your entire world in a matter of minutes. These moments will change YOU. Let them make you stronger, smarter, and kinder. But don’t you go and become someone that you’re not. Cry. Scream if you have to. Then you straighten out that crown and keep it moving.”

Motivational Quotes To Stay Strong In Tough Times

  1. “A problem is a chance for you to do your best.” – Duke Ellington

  2. “My barn having burned down, I can now see the moon.” – Mizuta Masahide

  3. “I ask not for a lighter burden, but for broader shoulders.” – Jewish Proverb

  4. “What if everything you are going through is preparing you for what you asked for?”

  5. “No matter how hard your life is, go to bed grateful you still have one.” – Kristen Butler

  6. “The difference between stumbling blocks and stepping stones is how you use them.” – Unknown

  7. “We all have an unsuspected reserve of strength inside that emerges when life puts us to the test.” – Isabel Allende

  8. “I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars.” – Og Mandino

  9. “It is okay to admit that your wounds are still open. That you are still healing. It takes time, it takes time.” – Alison Malee

  10. “Relationships don’t last because of the good times; they last because the hard times were handled with love and care.” – Anmol Andore

  11. “One day you will tell your story of how you overcome what you went through, and it will be someone else’s survival guide.” – Brene Brown

  12. “Do not lose hope, please believe that there are a thousand beautiful things waiting for you. Sunshine comes to all who feel rain.” – R. M. Drake

  13. “Life has many ways of testing a person’s will, either by having nothing happen at all or by having everything happen all at once.” – Paulo Coelho

  14. “When you can’t control what’s happening, challenge yourself to control the way you are responding to what’s happening. That’s where the power is.”

  15. “It is only in our darkest hours that we may discover the true strength of the brilliant light within ourselves that can never, ever, be dimmed.” – Dow Zantamata

  16. “If someone is facing a difficult time, one of the kindest things you can do for him or her is to say, “I’m just going to love you through this.” – Molly Friedenfeld

  17. “Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear. If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

  18. “And once the storm is over you won’t remember how you made it through… you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.” – Haruki Murakami

  19. “A difficult time can be more readily endured if we retain the conviction that out existence holds a purpose – a cause to pursue, a person to love, a goal tom achieve.” – John Maxwell

  20. “There is no need to know the reason for why everything happens the way it does. We never question the good, so we musn’t question the bad. Just trust that whats meant to happen, did, for a reason, and keep moving on.” – Kylie Francis

Read on to find these encouraging words of wisdom about hard times that will motivate you to keep hustling in building your business, leading your life, creating success, achieving your goals, and overcoming your fears to do anything you set your mind to.

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