Words of Encouragement to a Friend Feeling Down

Words of Encouragement

Right now, I have a treasured friend who is going through a really tough time.  And I want to help. 

I wish I could do more. If I could jump in and fix the situation I would in a heartbeat.  However, some things just aren’t fixable.

Instead, I’m going to listen. And be at her side whenever I’m asked.

If I’m asked for my opinion or feel like my friend could use a few gentle words of encouragement, then I will give them.

And feeling out of control with what to say, has led me to compile some amazing and encouraging words.

If you’re trying to help a friend right now too, if you’re looking for some words of encouragement, then check out the following beautiful words.

Encouraging words for a friend going through a tough time:


“This too shall pass.” Persian Sufi Poets


“At any given moment you have the power to say ‘This is not how the story is going to end.’” Christine Mason Miller


“In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” Albert Einstein


“When written in Chinese the word ‘crisis’ is composed of two characters – one represents danger and the other represents opportunity.” John F. Kennedy


“Be gentle with yourself. You’re doing the best you can!” Unknown


“Life is 10 percent what happens to me and 90 percent how I react to it” Charles Swindoll


“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” Eleanor Roosevelt


“Sometimes you don’t realize your own strength until you come face to face with your greatest weakness.” Susan Gale


“Fall seven times, stand up eight.” Japanese Proverb


“He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.” Friedrich Nietzsche


“It always seems impossible until it is done.” Nelson Mandela


“Where there is no struggle, there is no strength.” Oprah Winfrey


“For every failure, there’s an alternative course of action. You just have to find it. When you come to a road block, take a detour.” Mary Kay Ash


“We get strength and encouragement from watching children.” Hayao Miyazaki


“Even if happiness forgets you a little bit, never completely forget about it.” Jacques Prevert


“When life knocks you down, try to land on your back. Because if you can look up, you can get up.” Les Brown


“For every failure, there’s an alternative course of action. You just have to find it. When you come to a road block, take a detour.” Mary Kay Ash


“Embrace uncertainty. Some of the most beautiful chapters in our lives won’t have a title until much later.” Bob Goff


“Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.” Oprah Winfrey


“If the wind will not serve, take to the oars.” Latin Proverb


“The best revenge is massive success.” Frank Sinatra


“You’re in a storm right now. I’ll hold your umbrella.” Unknown


“If you have made mistakes, there is always another chance for you.You may have a fresh start any moment you choose,for this thing we call ‘failure’ is not the falling down, but the staying down.” Mary Pickford


“Next to trying and winning, the best thing is trying and failing.” L.M. Montgomery


“Most of us, swimming against the tides of trouble the world knows nothing about, need only a bit of praise or encouragement – and we will make the goal.” Jerome Fleishman


“Life is very interesting. In the end, some of your greatest pains become your greatest strengths.” Drew Barrymore


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