Quotes to Help with Suffering

Every one suffers.

Suffering has many forms, including: physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual.

Sometimes, suffering can be avoided. Other times, it cannot.

I’m sure you have suffered in one way or another in your life.

You may even be suffering as you read this.

I want you to know you are not alone!

God suffers with you — and for you.

All of humanity suffers with you.

I suffer with you…

Below are 9 quotes to help us when we are suffering.

“Christ took all suffering on himself, even mental illness. […] whoever suffers from mental illness always bears God’s image and likeness in himself, as does every human being. In addition, he always has the inalienable right not only to be considered as an image of God and therefore as a person, but also to be treated as such.” ~ St. John Paul II

“All battles are first won or lost, in the mind.” ~ St. Joan of Arc

“The endurance of darkness is the preparation for great light.” ~ St. John of the Cross

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” ~ St. Paul (Philippians 4:13)

“I know how much you suffer, but do not be afraid. I share with you your suffering, and I shall always do so.” ~ Our Lady to St. Faustina (Diary, 25)

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” ~ Jesus (Matthew 5:4)

“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD, “plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.” (Jeremiah 29:11)

“My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as thou wilt.” ~ Jesus (Matthew 26:39)

“Dear brothers and sisters, tried by illness, I would like to invite you to offer your condition of suffering, together with Christ, to the Father, certain that every trial accepted with resignation is meritorious and draws divine goodness upon the whole of humanity.” ~ The late Pope Benedict XVI

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