195 Healing Quotes Honoring Your Struggles And Strengths

Our latest collection of healing quotes to help you recover from life’s challenges.

The quotes below will give you strength and help you get through any struggle.

Let us know which know healing quotes resonated with you the most in the comment section below.

Life struggle is one thing that can’t be bypassed in life.

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What are the benefits of these healing quotes?

No matter how strong or rich you are, there will be a point in your life when you will find yourself in a painful and weakened state.

Dealing with hardship is never easy.

But no matter what challenges and struggles you find yourself in, your power to overcome them is the measurement of your strength.

Whenever you’re passing through any form of a challenge:

  • always remember that nothing is permanent in life and that this period will pass
  • that opportunities offer you the chance to grow
  • sometimes challenges are there to let us know we are on the wrong path

You might feel like your healing process is taking forever, but you’ll eventually feel better and happier.

To help you recover from life struggles, below is our collection of inspirational, comforting, and uplifting healing quotes, healing sayings, and healing proverbs collected from various sources over the years.

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Healing quotes honoring your struggles and strengths

1. ”Healing takes courage, and we all have courage, even if we have to dig a little to find it.” – Tori Amos

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2. ”The soul always knows what to do to heal itself. The challenge is to silence the mind.” – Caroline Myss

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3. ”Self-forgiveness is essential to self-healing.” – Ruth Carter Stapleton

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4. ”Healing yourself is connected with healing others.” – Yoko Ono

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5. ”Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.” – Helen Keller

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6. ”Healing is an art. It takes time, it takes practice. It takes love.” – Maza Dohta

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7. ”When we heal the earth, we heal ourselves.” – David Orr

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8. ”Healing is an inside job.” – Dr. B.J. Palmer

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9. ”It’s when we start working together that the real healing takes place.” – David Hume

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10. ”Natural forces within us are the true healers of disease.” – Hippocrates

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11. ”It has been said that time heals all wounds. The truth is that time does not heal anything. It merely passes. It is what we do during the passing of time that helps or hinders the healing process.” – Jay Marshall

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12. ”Every step taken in mindfulness brings us one step closer to healing ourselves and the planet.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

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13. “Our wounds are often the openings into the best and most beautiful part of us.” – David Richo

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14. “The practice of forgiveness is our most important contribution to the healing of the world.” – Marianne Williamson

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15. ”Awareness is the first step in healing.” – Dean Ornish

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16. ”Healing may not be so much about getting better, as about letting go of everything that isn’t you – all of the expectations, all of the beliefs – and becoming who you are.” – Rachel Naomi Remen

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17. “Healing old hurts can only begin when the children we once were feel safe enough to speak their hearts to the adults we are now.” – L.R. Knost

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18. ”Of one thing I am certain, the body is not the measure of healing, peace is the measure.” – Phyllis McGinley

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19. ”Love one another and help others to rise to the higher levels, simply by pouring out love. Love is infectious and the greatest healing energy.” – Sai Baba

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20. ”Healing does not mean going back to the way things were before, but rather allowing what is now to move us closer to God.” – Ram Dass

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21. ”One of the most healing things you can do is recognize where in your life you are your own poison.” – Steve Maraboli

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22. ”Attention to the human body brings healing and regeneration. Through awareness of the body we remember who we really are.” – Jack Kornfield

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23. “The good news is you survived. The bad news is you’re hurt and no one can heal you but yourself.”― Clementine von Radics

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24. “Healing is simply attempting to do more of those things that bring joy and fewer of those things that bring pain.” – O. Carl Simonton

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25. ”It’s not all about healing yourself; it’s just as importantly about letting yourself heal.” – Terri Guillemets

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26. ”To heal is to touch with love that which we previously touched with fear.” – Stephen Levine

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27. ”Ultimately, there can be no complete healing until we have restored our primal trust in life.” – Georg Feuerstein

28. “Healing is impossible in loneliness; it is the opposite of loneliness. Conviviality is healing. To be healed we must come with all the other creatures to the feast of Creation.” – Wendell Berry

29. “For the human soul is virtually indestructible, and its ability to rise from the ashes remains as long as the body draws breath.” – Alice Miller

30. “Healing is embracing what is most feared; healing is opening what has been closed, softening what has hardened into obstruction, healing is learning to trust life.” – Jeanne Achterberg

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31. ”Progress and healing involves seeing every person as not so different from ourselves.” – Bryant H. McGill

32. ”Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.” – Kahlil Gibran

33. ”We do not heal the past by dwelling there; we heal the past by living fully in the present.” – Marianne Williamson

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34. ”Healing doesn’t mean the damage never existed. It means the damage no longer controls your life.” – Akshay Dubey

35. “We can heal. Perhaps we can return to that same place we once stood, when we were both young and innocent.” – Marie Lu

36. ”There is no coming to consciousness without pain.” – Carl Jung

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37. ”Meditation can help us embrace our worries, our fear, our anger; and that is very healing. We let our own natural capacity of healing do the work.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

38. ”To me, forgiveness is the cornerstone of healing.” – Sylvia Fraser

39. ”It’s not forgetting that heals. It’s remembering.” – Amy Greene

40. ”Our sorrows and wounds are healed only when we touch them with compassion.” – Buddha

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Helpful and comforting healing quotes

41. ”When you really listen to yourself, you can heal yourself.” – Ceanne Derohan

42. ”For me, singing sad songs often has a way of healing a situation. It gets the hurt out in the open – into the light, out of the darkness.” – Reba McEntire

43. ”Tears are God’s gift to us. Our holy water. They heal us as they flow.” – Rita Schiano

44. ”All healing is first a healing of the heart.” – Carl Townsend

45. “Time doesn’t heal emotional pain, you need to learn how to let go.” – Roy T. Bennett

46. “When I stand before thee at the day’s end, thou shalt see my scars and know that I had my wounds and also my healing.” – Rabindranath Tagore

47. ”The greatest healing would be to wake up from what we are not.” – Mooji

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48. ”Healing is the application of love.” – Iyanla Vanzant

49. “Once you start laughing, you start healing.” – Sherry Argov

50. ”Love is the most important healing power there is.” – Louise Hay

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Healing quotes to remind you of your strength

51. “Sometimes we must yield control to others and accept our vulnerability so we can be healed.”― Kathy Magliato

52. “Healing requires from us to stop struggling, but to enjoy life more and endure it less.” – Darina Stoyanova

53. “No matter how long it takes to heal…we share the same scars…”― Daniel Yanez

54. “Do not look for healing at the feet of those who broke you.” – Rupi Kaur

55. “Even the smallest shift in perspective can bring about the greatest healing.”― Joshua Kai

56. “Healing Follows Forgiveness.”― Pat Bluth

57. “Be just the balm you need to heal what ails you.”― Heather Davis

58. “The ache will always be there, but the intensity will fade, and you’ll find other beautiful things to fill your days with.”― Lang Leav

59. “I’m going to follow this invisible red thread until I find myself again… until I finally figure out… who I’m meant to be.”― Jennifer Elisabeth

60. “Do not delay healing just to wait on an apology that may never come.”― Christine E. Szymanski

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61. “When wounds are healed by love, The scars are beautiful.”― David Bowles

62. “Music is such a great healing balm and a great way to forget your troubles.” – Ricky Skaggs

63. “Instead of saying, “I’m damaged, I’m broken, I have trust issues” say “I’m healing, I’m rediscovering myself, I’m starting over.”― Horacio Jones

64. “You will be a different person after the storm, because the storm will heal you from your perfection.”― Bryant McGill

65. “The more you are able to forgive then the more you are able to love.”― Stephen Richards

66. “A true healer is the one who heals himself first so others can benefit from his own healing.”― Hong Curley

67. “Only when we face the impossible, and experience the unbearable, do we find out who we truly are.”― Vironika Tugaleva

68. “Allow yourself to ache. In it, there is healing.”― Naide P Obiang

69. “Give it air & let the scar on your soul reveal itself, because, like the body, it too was made to heal itself.”― Curtis Tyrone Jones

70. “We heal our past by living our present love relationship.”― Donna Goddard

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Other inspirational healing quotes and sayings

71. “Time didn’t heal, but it anesthetized. The human mind could only feel so much.” – P.D. James

72. “As soon as healing takes place, go out and heal somebody else.” – Maya Angelou

73. “We don’t heal in isolation, but in community.” – S. Kelley Harrell

74. “It’s harder to heal than it is to kill.” – Tamora Pierce

75. “Given enough time and distance, the heart will always heal.” – Laura Fitzgerald

76. “Wounds are like water set to boil – they heal best left unwatched.” – Gabrielle Zevin

77. “Being healed means committing to use your resources and knowledge.” – S. Kelley Harrell

78. “Even when something is not your fault, toxic blame has no place in your life. Focus on your own empowerment and healing.” – Bryant McGill

79. “Temporary, but excruciating, pain is the price of healing.” – Vironika Tugaleva

80. “Life is so messy. It’s heartache and headaches and bedhead and tears. Then life is glorious. And then it’s messy all over again.” – Candy Leigh

81. “I have been a seeker and I still am, but I stopped asking the books and the stars. I started listening to the teaching of my Soul.” – Rumi

82. “Humor is healing.” – Brad Garrett

83. “Don’t cry when the sun is gone because the tears won’t let you see the stars.” – Violeta Para

84. “Healing the soul first; then healing of the mind and body will follow.” – Zhi Gang Sha

85. “The greatest healing therapy is friendship and love.” – Hubert H.Humphrey

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86. “The soul is healed by being with children.” — Fyodor Dostoyevsky

87. “A broken heart heals when we allow the healing to go as deep as the wound went.”— Beth Moore

88. “Healing is a matter of time, but it is sometimes also a matter of opportunity.” — Hippocrates

89. “Part of the healing process is sharing with other people who care.” — Jerry Cantrell

90. “Eventually you will come to understand that love heals everything, and love is all there is.”— Gary Zukav

91. “Everybody has losses—it’s unavoidable in life. Sharing our pain is very healing.” — Isabel Allende

92. “Words of kindness are more healing to a drooping heart than balm or honey.” — Sarah Fielding

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93. “Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.” — Proverbs 16:23-25

94. “There are so many ways to heal. Arrogance may have a place in technology, but not in healing. I need to get out of my own way if I am to heal.” — Anne Wilson Schaef

95. “The art of healing comes from nature, not from the physician. Therefore, the physician must start from nature, with an open mind.” — Paracelsus

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96. “Nothing is so healing as the human touch.” — Bobby Fischer

97. “Herb is the healing of a nation, alcohol is the destruction.” — Bob Marley

98. “The wish for healing has always been half of health.” — Lucius Annaeus Seneca

99. “To spread love, healing, peace, and joy is my mission in life – and so I speak up.” — India Arie

100. “Music has healing power. It has the ability to take people out of themselves for a few hours.” — Elton John

101. “An exchange of empathy provides an entry point for a lot of people to see what healing feels like.” — Tarana Burke

102. “I think music in itself is healing. It’s an explosive expression of humanity. It’s something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we’re from, everyone loves music.” — Billy Joel

103. “Before you heal someone, ask him if he’s willing to give up the things that made him sick.” – Hippocrates

104. “Healing is the discovery of the Divinity within.” – Ernest Holmes

105. “Each of us has a unique part to play in the healing of the world.” – Marianne Williamson

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106. “Self-forgiveness can heal you.” – Andrew Zaffina

107. “Silence is a place of great power and healing.” – Rachel Naomi Remen

108. “It doesn’t hurt me unless I interpret it’s happening as harmful to me. I can choose not to.” – Marcus Aurelius

109. “Change, like healing, takes time.” – Veronica Roth

110. A clear mind heals everything that needs to be healed.” – Byron Katie

111. “There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.” – Leonard Cohen

112. “Stop looking for happiness in the same place you lost it.” – Paulo Coelho

113. “If we are to nurture and heal, we must admit that the wounds exist.” – Iyanla Vanzant

114. “Knowing your own mind is the solution to all our problems.” – Lama Yeshe

115. “I think I’ve solved more problems on long walks than in front of a computer.” – Sahil Lavingia

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Sickness healing quotes

116. “Sickness leading to healing. The truth and it’s opposite again.” – Gayle Forman

117. “We are stronger in the places we have been broken.” – Ernest Hemingway

118. “Once you choose hope, anything’s possible.” – Christopher Reeve

119. “Each patient carries his own doctor inside him.” – Norman Cousins

120. “You can’t have healing without sickness.” – T.D Jakes

121. “First thing about being a patient – you have to learn patience.” – Oliver Sacks

122. “If there’s life, there is hope.” – Stephen Hawking

123. “The natural healing force within each one of us is the greatest force in getting well.” – Hippocrates

124. “The forces that are for you are greater than the forces against you.” – Joel Osteen

125. “To heal our wounds, we need courage to face them.” – Paulo Coelho

Healing Quotes To Help You Overcome Hurtful Feelings

126. “By far the strongest poison to the human spirit is the inability to forgive oneself or another person. Forgiveness is no longer an option but a necessity for healing.” — Caroline Myss

127. “I’ve experienced several different healing methodologies over the years – counseling, self-help seminars, and I’ve read a lot – but none of them will work unless you really want to heal.” — Lindsay Wagner

128. “Emotional pain cannot kill you, but running from it can. Allow. Embrace. Let yourself feel. Let yourself heal.” — Vironika Tugaleva

129. “Scars are not injuries, Tanner Sack. A scar is healing. After an injury, a scar is what makes you whole.” — China Miéville

130. “Letting ourselves be forgiven is one of the most difficult healings we will undertake. And one of the most fruitful.” — Stephen Levine

131. “Every time your heart is broken, a doorway cracks open to a world full of new beginnings, new opportunities.” — Patti Roberts

132. “But pain’s like water. It finds a way to push through any seal. There’s no way to stop it. Sometimes you have to let yourself sink inside of it before you can learn how to swim to the surface.” — Katie Kacvinsky

133. “The human heart has a way of making itself large again even after it’s been broken into a million pieces.” — Robert James Waller

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134. “To recognize one’s own insanity is, of course, the arising of sanity, the beginning of healing and transcendence.” — Eckhart Tolle

135. “Feelings are much like waves, we can’t stop them from coming but we can choose which ones to surf.” — Jonatan Martensson

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136. “The emotion that can break your heart is sometimes the very one that heals it…” ― Nicholas Sparks

137. “Just like there’s always time for pain, there’s always time for healing.” ― Jennifer Brown

138. Some people see scars, and it is wounding they remember. To me they are proof of the fact that there is healing.” ― Linda Hogan

139. “I love sharing my story. It’s endlessly healing.” — Ben Vereen

140. “We are healed of a suffering only by experiencing it to the full.” ― Marcel Proust

141. “Healing is your right, your responsibility and the risk you can’t afford not to take.” — Thaiia Senquetta

142. When you forgive, you immerse yourself in healing waters.” — Stephen Richards

143. “Everybody’s damaged. It’s just a question of how badly, and whether you’re healing or still bleeding.” ― Angela N. Bloun

144. “I think a lot of what I do is for my own personal healing.” — Julia Fox

145. “Love opens your heart, trumps fear, and paves the way for healing in all aspects of your life.” ― Lissa Rankin

Healing Quotes To Inspire And Encourage You

146. “When the energy of compassion and love touches us, healing establishes itself.” — Nhat Hanh

147. “Time will heal this. Give it time and space. Silence is the key to healing all.” — Leinad Nehoc Ph.D

148. “Time helps, and time will heal you. But so will you. You will heal you.” — Julie Bacher

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149. “There is something beautiful about all scars of whatever nature. A scar means the hurt is over, the wound is closed and healed, done with.” — Harry Crews

150. “I’m touched by the idea that when we do things that are useful and helpful – collecting these shards of spirituality – that we may be helping to bring about a healing.” — Leonard Nimoy

151. “And so I wait. I wait for time to heal the pain and raise me to my feet once again – so that I can start a new path, my own path, the one that will make me whole again.”

Jack Canfield

152. “No one heals himself by wounding another.” — St. Ambrose

153. “Forgetting was not the same as healing.” ― Rivers Solomon

154. “There are some wounds that one can heal only by deepening them and making them worse.” ― Auguste de Villiers de L’Isle-Adam

155. “The healing power of time is not a myth but a reality. Given enough time, most emotional pain eases and eventually disappears altogether.” — Allan J. Adler

Healing Quotes To Give You Comfort

156. “Healing, gonna take some time / I’m on the mend / I’m healing / Starting over at the end / I’m feeling / Stronger now than I’ve ever been / I’m healing.” — Glen Allen

157. “We heal in a variety of ways: by accepting, believing, changing, connecting, coping, creating, forgiving, laughing, living, persisting, and transcending.” — Jena Pincott

158. “The miracle of self-healing occurs when the inner patient yields to the inner physician.” — Howard

159. “The comfort of knowing you’re not alone is in itself remarkably healing.” — Jena Pincott

160. “Oh when everything’s going right / Till you’re satisfied with your life / Till you’re living in the Light / Till we get the healing done.” — Van Morrison

161. “Healing comes when we choose to walk away from the darkness and move towards a brighter light.” — Dieter F. Uchtdorf

162. “Healing comes only from that which leads the patient beyond himself and beyond his entanglements with ego.” — Carl Jung

163. “Our creator has given us five senses to help us survive threats from the external world, and a sixth sense, our healing system, to help us survive internal threats.” — Bernie Siegel

164. “Much of the pain is self-chosen. It is the bitter potion by which the physician within you heals your sick self.” — Khalil Gibran

165. “In healing, one can concentrate on either of two attributes; the power of God, or the love of God. In every healing, there is a manifestation of both.” — Francis McNutt

Healing Quotes to Mend and Restore

166. “Just like trust that takes time to build, healing also takes time to feel.” ― Verliza Gajeles

167. “Experience your healing, experience your life – Heal at your own pace.” ― Patricia Dsouza

168. “Healing has its own process, it’s a development that considers its own form.” ― Patricia Dsouza

169. “Sometimes the process of growth looks a lot like destruction and pain. But you’ll realize with time that you’re not breaking; you’re healing.” ― Brittany Burgunder

170. “By compassion we heal our life and the life of others.” ― Amit Ray

171. “True healing, just like all growth, requires being willing to work our edge of discomfort.” ― Jessica Moore

172. “Healing has a chance in our lives when we have exhausted all our other options.” ― Donna Goddard

173. “Sometimes it takes great heartbreak to find great healing and even greater wholeness.” ― Mandy Hale

174. “True emotional healing doesn’t happen without feeling. The only way out is through.” ― Jessica Moore

175. “Spending time for and with yourself sometimes is what you need the most to heal and replenish your heart and soul.” ― Charles E Hudson

Healing Quotes from Pain to Peace

176. “If you use your pain to birth a change a healing will be delivered.” ― Tanya Ward Jordan

177. “Healing is painful because you have to revisit the wound.” ― Nitya Prakash

178. “Healing starts from the moment you forget about your past misery and start imagining the future you want.” ― Nitin Namdeo

179. “Be brave enough to heal yourself even when it hurts.” ― Bianca Sparacino

180. “Singing hymns brings healing to the heart.” ― Lailah Gifty Akita

181. “Forgiveness is the path to Healing; Healing is the path to Self-acceptance.” ― J.R. Incer

182. “You were healing. You’re still healing. You’ll maybe always be healing. And that’s OK. It’ll just be part of what makes you you.” ― Beth O’Leary

183. “Healing begins with awareness, understanding, and action.” ― Diane Metcalf

184. “If you try to stop your pain by ignoring it, you’re hindering the process of healing.” ― Laura Chouette

185. “I realise that injury can heal but sadness, loss and mental pain can also heal with time, but never leaves you. The door is always open to recall our heartache our emotions – the loss is always there.” ― Fiona Dunckley

186. “I acknowledge that healing my pain is a choice.” ― Stephen Arterburn

187. “Healing doesn’t mean that we get to rewrite our experiences and choose a different story. But what we have the power to choose is how the story ends.” ― Debra Fileta

188. “Healing the soul can be like lancing one’s raw, burned emotions, and tenderly bandaging them for quiet healing.” ― Joy S. Berger

189. “I believe we can help heal the world with something as simple as daily acts of kindness.” ― Carolyn McKinstry

190. “Issues of the Soul can and do hinder spiritual progress, and while a damaged soul is no easy fix, healing is possible.” ― Derik Overly

191. “You were created from love and you are made up of love. Even your soul is a bastion of love! If you a seek healing, you must find it within yourself.” ― Barry Ferguson

192. “The healing of open wounds heal with forgiveness, love and time.” ― Maria Paige Vosacek

193. “Turning negative relationships into positive ones can be incredibly healing.” ― Echo Bodine

194. “Without confession to God and to one another, we cannot experience full healing.” ― Stephen Arterburn

195. “Spiritual healing defies tenacious grief.” ― Julie Yarbrough

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Life is a big fight, and we all fight to make life worthwhile every day.

If you are facing some life challenges, remember that it’s preparation for an improved part of your life.

We all want to feel better, cope better with pain, and be happier.

No matter how long your healing process takes, remember that struggle isn’t failing, and be more gentle and kind to yourself.

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