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What encouraging words can you say to a friend who is going through a tough time and feeling down?
Hard times they say are testing times with its fire burning hotter than the sun, its either we move up the mountain or fall into the deepest hole, it’s the days our Will to live are tested, it’s the days we are surrounded by fear, shaken by the laws of uncertainty, these are days when we begin to hear the whispers of death.
The unanswerable question ‘why’ begins to come to mind yet no one seems They have the answer.
They are the time everything else seems invincible and our eyes shine only on the shadows of fears, the days we are lost in reasonings and yet the solutions are a thousand miles from us.
Encouraging Words for a friend going through tough times
A GOLD is not precious until it has gone through the heat and flames of fire neither, is DIAMOND beautiful expect it survives the pressure”
Men have gone through the flames and died but some came out ten times stronger.
You might be feeling the world crushing on you, you might be feeling hated by people around you but remember this ” what if men like Nelson Mandela had given up hope in prison? he would never have been able to sit upon a throne in Africa and be celebrated today, that even in death his name is chanted on the lips of men.
Albert Einstien was said to be a dullard and very lazy by his teacher yet he became the father of relativity and change the world of science forever.
Michael Jordan was considered not too tall enough by his coach but went on to become a superstar and earned a name in the NBA Hall of Fame.
Walt Disney the founder of Disneyland was once sacked from the newspaper company he was working with, for not being creative enough.
Tyler Perry was kicked out of school, was physically abused and almost committed suicide twice.
In 1992 Tyler was homeless and slept in his car while working on a stage production which failed miserably and was watched by only 30 people, yet in 2011 Tyler was the highest-paid actor in the entertainment industry according to Forbes.
An ex-president of Nigeria Goodluck Ebele Jonathan once never had sandals to wear to school and also had to trek a long distance yet he didn’t curse the day he was born neither did he blame anyone for his predicament but he knew he was made for more and with that strength, he went on to rule the most populated black nation in the world ‘Nigeria’.
Thomas Edison said and I quote “I have not failed, I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work” after he successfully created a lightbulb meaning that he failed 10,000 times, that is 10 thousand times a man had lost hope but looked within himself and found out that the universe was made for him to rule over and not the other way around.
What do all these great men have in common “the never give up Spirit” they knew they were made to rule, they didn’t look at the situation they were in, they realized that they are responsible for the outcome of any situation they find themselves.
So rise up my friend the universe is meant to bow to you and not the other way round. Rise up and change the world for you aren’t meant to die today.
The pain is just for a while, the struggle does not last forever but your victory will always be a living memory. Generations look up to you, they wait to hear and learn the story of how you made it despite the challenging situation.
Bible verses about Encouragement
Philippians 1:3 – Every time I think of you, I give thanks to my God.
John 15:13 – There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.
Ephesians 4:32 – Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you.
Proverbs 27:6 – Wounds from a sincere friend are better than many kisses from an enemy.
3 John 1:2 – Dear friend, I hope all is well with you and that you are as healthy in body as you are strong in spirit.
3 John 1:11 – Dear friend, don’t let this bad example influence you. Follow only what is good. Remember that those who do good prove that they are God’s children, and those who do evil prove that they do not know God.
Isaiah 43:2 – When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown. When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you.
Proverbs 27:9 – The heartfelt counsel of a friend is as sweet as perfume and incense.
Luke 5:20 – When Jesus saw their faith, he said, “Friend, your sins are forgiven.”
Proverbs 18:24 – One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.
In tough times, we all hope for knights in shining armor, or the cavalry, to show up and effect change.
I learned from my grandmother, who grew up in devastating war times, how important it is to keep with tradition and celebrate the holidays during tough times.
Count your life by smiles not tears. Count your age by friends not years.
Remember, the greatest gift is not found in a store nor under a tree, but in the hearts of true friends.
I am very happy I grew up in Serbia. You can have tough times, good times, but you learn a lot. I am incredibly proud of where I am from.
Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I’ll try again tomorrow.
Be gentle with yourself. You’re doing the best you can!
It is time for us all to stand and cheer for the doer, the achiever – the one who recognizes the challenges and does something about it
It always seems impossible until it is done.
A word of encouragement during a failure is worth more than an hour of praise after success.
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.
In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity.
THE STRENGTH TO CARRY ON IS IN YOU, LOOK WITHIN ONCE AGAIN, I SAY LOOK!