16 Comforting Christian Quotes For Those Who Need Encouraged

Quotes about life being hard but getting through it

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All of us at one time or another can use a word to encourage and comfort us.

I love quotes, so I compiled a list of comforting Christian quotes to help encourage and strengthen you during your time of sorrow or loss.

However remember that Jesus Himself promised that He would send the Comforter, the Holy Spirit.

So as you read these comforting inspirational quotes, allow the Holy Spirit to speak to your heart and restore your soul. The Holy Spirit is available to every believer in Jesus. He is your real source of comfort.

Featured Comforting Bible Quote

2 Corinthians 1:3

All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is our merciful Father and the source of all comfort.

16 Comforting Christian Quotes

Comforting Quotes For A Friend In Need Of Comfort

Snuggle in God’s arms. When you are hurting, when you feel lonely, left out. let Him cradle you, comfort you, reassure you of His all-sufficient power and love. – Kay Arthur

You don’t have to be alone in your hurt! Comfort is yours. Joy is an option. And it’s all been made possible by your Saviour. He went without comfort so you might have it. He postponed joy so you might share in it. He willingly chose isolation so you might never be alone in your hurt and sorrow. – Joni Eareckson Tada

In this crazy world, there’s an enormous distinction between good times and bad, between sorrow and joy. But in the eyes of God, they’re never separated. Where there is pain, there is healing. Where there is mourning, there is dancing. Where there is poverty, there is the kingdom. – Henri J. M. Nouwen

The blessed Lord condensed it all into one single message of eternal comfort spoken to the disciples on the Sea of Galilee, It is I, be not afraid. He is the antidote to fear; He is the remedy for trouble; He is the substance and the sum of deliverance. We should, therefore, rise above fear. Let us keep our eyes fastened upon Him; let us abide continually in Him; let us be content with Him. Let us cling closely to Him and cry, Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea (Psalm 46:2). – A. B. Simpson

God does not comfort us to make us comfortable only, but to make us comforters. – Dr. John Henry J. H. Jowett

God walks with us. He scoops us up in His arms or simply sits with us in silent strength until we cannot avoid the awesome recognition that yes, even now, He is there. – Gloria Gaither

Brains can argue, but It takes heart to comfort. – Samuel Chadwick

image of an encouraging Bible quote from Hebrews 6:19

Your sorrow itself shall be turned into joy. Not the sorrow to be taken away, and joy to be put in its place, but the very sorrow which now grieves you shall be turned into joy. God not only takes away the bitterness and gives sweetness in its place, but turns the bitterness into sweetness itself. – Charles Haddon Spurgeon

I remember once walking along the beach with a friend. We spoke intensely about our relationship, trying hard to explain ourselves to each other and to understand each other’s feelings. We were so preoccupied with our mutual struggle that we didn’t notice the magnificent sunset spreading a rich spectrum of colour over the foam-capped waves breaking on the wide, silent beach. Suddenly my friend exclaimed: “Look. look at the sun, look!” He put his arm around my shoulder, and together we gazed at the shimmering ball of fire vanishing gradually below the horizon of the wide ocean. At that moment, we both knew about hope and joy. – Anonymous

Comforting Thoughts About Death

It is a precious thing beyond all words – especially in the hour of death – that we have a God whose nature is such that what pleases Him is not our work for Him but our need for Him. – John Piper

When life caves in, you do not need reasons – you need comfort. You do not need some answers – you need someone. And Jesus does not come to us with an explanation – He comes to us with His presence. – Bob Benson

The very happiest persons I have ever met with have been departing believers. The only people for whom I have felt any envy have been dying members of this very church, whose hands I have grasped in their passing away. Almost without exception I have seen in them holy delight and triumph. And in the exceptions to this exceeding joy I have seen deep peace, exhibited in a calm and deliberate readiness to enter into the presence of their God. – C.H. Spurgeon

encouraging Bible quote from Isaiah 41:10

If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world. – C.S. Lewis

Our valleys may be filled with foes and tears; but we can lift our eyes to the hills to see God and the angels, heaven’s spectators, who support us according to God’s infinite wisdom as they prepare our welcome home. – Billy Graham

Surely it is not wrong for us to think and talk about Heaven. I like to find out all I can about it. I expect to live there through all eternity. If I were going to dwell in any place in this country, if I were going to make it my home, I would inquire about its climate, about the neighbors I would have – about everything, in fact, that I could learn concerning it. If soon you were going to emigrate, that is the way you would feel. Well, we are all going to emigrate in a very little while. We are going to spend eternity in another world… Is it not natural that we should look and listen and try to find out who is already there and what is the route to take? – D.L. Moody

For me, true contentment on earth means asking less of this life because more is coming in the next. Godly contentment is great gain. Heavenly gain. Because God has created the appetites in your heart, it stands to reason that He must be the consummation of that hunger. Yes, heaven will galvanize your heart if you focus your faith not on a place of glittery mansions, but on a Person, Jesus, who makes heaven a home. – Joni Eareckson Tada

Final Thoughts About Comforting People

I hope these comforting thoughts have been used by God to bring you the comfort you were seeking, or you have found encouraging words for a friend going through a tough time.

Remember that if you are trying to comfort someone that the comfort comes from your presence more than by what you say in a quote about going through hard times and staying strong.

If they have suffered a loss, you can’t fix it. You can only be there for them.

These comforting quotes will help you know the right type of spirit and attitude to have as you allow yourself to be the tool the Holy Spirit uses to bring comfort.

What are some of your favorite comforting Christian quotes? Please feel free to share them in the comment section below. Your quote might be just the one that helps someone to know how to comfort a broken-hearted friend.

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