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Once in a while, everyone needs some words of encouragement that will inspire them and lift them up when they’re feeling pretty down. Like you, I’ve had my fair share of days where nothing seems to be going quite right and I just need someone to give me a hug and reassure me that everything will be just fine. After all, we’re all human beings, right? When life gets you down and you need some encouragement, here are 10 powerful words of encouragement to help lift you right up.

“Bless a thing and it will bless you. Curse it and it will curse you. If you bless a situation, it has no power to hurt you: and even if it is troublesome for a time, it will gradually fade out, if you sincerely bless it.” Emmet Fox


10 Powerful Words of Encouragement To Lift Your Spirits 


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1 “Everyone has inside them a piece of good news. The good news is you don’t know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is.” – Anne Frank

This is one of the most powerful quotes I have ever seen. Sometimes we do feel like we’re just not good enough or that we don’t have what “others” do.

But the fantastic thing is that we have so much limitless potential inside of us just waiting to come out. You and I were both created with amazing gifts and talents that God desires for us to utilize to the max.

You are a great person, and even if you can’t see it, trust that you can accomplish anything!


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2 “There are only TWO days in the year that nothing can be done. One is called yesterday, and the other one is called tomorrow. Today is the right day to Love, Believe, Do and mostly Live.” – Dalai Lama

The Dalai Lama is one of the most amazing spiritual teachers I’ve come to know. When I was going through my divorce, this quote really reminded me that we will never get back our “todays”.

We need to use the time we have been given to live as best as possible. Though we cannot change the things that have happened to us yesterday we have the ability to change our today and our tomorrow.

It might be difficult for you right now but try to create a better tomorrow for yourself by taking advantage of the time you have today.


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3 “Sometimes the best thing you can do is not think, not wonder, not imagine, not obsess. Just breathe and have faith that everything will work out for the best.” – Robert Tew

This inspiring quote is such a breath of fresh air for anyone who worries a lot. The Bible offers us powerful words of encouragement and this quote is a nod to that.

In His word God reminds us that if He has the power to take care of the flowers and the birds, He will care for us even more as we are God’s highest creation. It took me such a long time to truly believe that.

How many times have you wondered how you will pay the next bill and someone randomly gives you back the money they owed you from three years back? God will always provide for you.

All we need to do is just breathe and have faith that everything will truly work out for the best because it will.


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4 “Nobody trips over mountains. It is the small pebble that causes you to stumble. Pass all the pebbles in your path, and you will find you have crossed the mountain.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

These words of encouragement are a powerful reminder to us that we are incredibly strong people. Sometimes life is difficult because we focus on small things.

These small things are the things that tend to trip us up because we lose sight of our destination. But the amazing thing is that each and every one of us has passed tons of pebbles along our journey.

Some of us have experienced hardships, going to bed hungry and having no money to pay our rent, but have gotten past them. Understand this one amazing fact.

Because you had the strength to go through and overcome those little things you have already overcome some of the biggest mountains that will ever stand in your way.


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5 “The mind, properly controlled, can do just about everything. You can think your way through adversity, you can think your way through problems. It is a superpowerful instrument which so few use to the maximum. And if the mind thinks with a believing attitude one can do amazing things.” – Norman Vincent Peale

A few months ago I wrote about the power of the mind and the fact that our minds are powerful tools. We can literally think our way out of negative situations because whatever our mind can imagine, we can make it happen.

This quote by Norman Vincent Peale reminds me of that powerful fact. There are often times when we find ourselves in bad situations and all hope seems to be lost. That is when we can call upon the power that lies in positive thinking.

It has been proven time and time again that positive thinking changes lives. A positive attitude along with a positive mind can really make dreams come true – it did so for me.


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6 “Every time you state what you want or believe, you’re the first to hear it. It’s a message to both you and others about what you think is possible. Don’t put a ceiling on yourself.” – Oprah Winfrey

Whenever I get the chance to read about the remarkable things that Oprah Winfrey has been able to do with her life, I can’t help but smile. Her testimony of going from abused to absolutely abundant is remarkable.

This quote from her reminds us that we are the ones who shape our destiny because we have the power to influence our thoughts. Today was a particularly hard day because I was feeling all kinds of sorry for myself.

I went for a walk and put on some gospel music. For a few minutes, I declared what I wanted to see happen in my life and what I was believing God for. Hearing the words out loud made such a difference.

I was smiling more than I’d done in days and the day just didn’t seem as bad anymore. Everytime you say something, remember that you are the first to hear it. So be sure to say the best and believe the best for yourself.


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7 “God is waiting somewhere above to give you His grace and send His love. Whatever your cross, whatever your pain, God always sends a rainbow after the rain.” – Anonymous

These words of encouragement come from a beautiful poem I came across on the internet. It’s so funny to me, but whenever I need a word to lift me up and make me feel better, God always has my back.

His comfort is always on time. God does the same for you as well. Life can be a bag of mixed experiences. Some are awesome and make us smile every day while others make us cry.

Just like in the story of Noah And The Ark, God will send you a rainbow after the rain. God remains in control and just as He promises, will never leave us nor forsake us because He loves us way too much.


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8 “Believe and act as if it were impossible to fail.” – Charles Kettering

This powerful quote is one of the most profound quotes of all times because it teaches us how powerful our beliefs are. I’ve talked about the power of belief multiple times and that your beliefs, whether positive or limiting, control the outcome of your life.

Life comes with its series of ups and downs. It is what we believe about the things that we experience that will determine how we experience them. There is a simple reason why two people from the exact background can have two completely different outcomes.

We should believe and act as if it were possible to fail and we never will. No matter what you go through in life if you believe wonderful things will happen, then they will.

Though today might be rough and you might be feeling discouraged, I hope these words of encouragement keep you moving forward.


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9 “What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise.” – Oscar Wilde

Have you ever experienced something that, at the time was scary and uncomfortable, but a year or so later you understand why it had to happen? You probably have more times than you can count.

Having told this story a million times within the past few months, I’m going to tell it again because this might be your first time reading it and you just might need to know that you’re not alone. While I was married to my ex-husband, there were days when I couldn’t get out of bed because it felt like there was no point in living.

Almost a year in, every minute felt like torture and I thought I had lost my mind. Then came the divorce. I thought my life was over because everything had fallen to pieces. Looking back, I can see the blessings in disguise and how intentional God was in everything.

He worked it all out for my good. Had I not married him, gotten a divorce, lost myself and almost committed suicide twice, found a distraction in Japanese, I wouldn’t have ended up in Japan running a successful blog helping people I meet become their best selves.

No matter how bitter your trial might seem right now, trust that there is a blessing in disguise.


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10 “Never let a bad situation bring out the worst in you. Choose to stay positive and be the strong person that God created you to be!” – Anonymous

I heard a quote from a famous talk show host that said: “You never know someone until they don’t get what they want.” This quote made me think about how we react in situations when things don’t go the way we want them to.

It also reminded me that God is always watching us. It’s up to us to decide how we want to present ourselves to Him and others. When life gets you down or when people you love hurt you, as hard as it might be, try to remain positive.

God knows those situations hurt but He also knows that you’re strong enough to go through them. My mom always told us that God never gives us more than we can bear and I believe it with my whole heart. The outcome of any problem, big or small, is how you choose to respond to it so choose positivity.

Show that adverse situation that your God is bigger and “badder”.


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In my very long yet laughably short life as an adult, I’ve learned that words, no matter how many or how few, do matter. One simple word of encouragement can completely change the direction of someone’s day or even the direction of their entire life.

They changed mine. Keep these encouraging words close by to look at whenever you need to. Also be sure to share them with anyone who needs a pick-me-up.

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I want to hear your opinion. Which quote most encouraged you? 

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Until next time.

All my love


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