When Cancer Smacks You Down… Get Back Up.


When my dad was diagnosed with Lung Cancer, my entire life changed practically overnight. These inspirational quotes about strength in hard times pulled me through some of the most challenging moments of my life.

I know how exhausting it is to be a caregiver.  No matter how strong you are and how much fire you have, cancer just drains you.

It’s like one obstacle after another.  

It’s hard to stay motivated when you you’re mentally and physically exhausted plus you’re dealing with so much stress.  It feels like you keep getting kicked down to the ground over and over again.

It’s overwhelming and frustrating.  It feels like you’re fighting a battle you just can’t win.

But you are going to win.

I know you’re exhausted, and terrified, and fighting another obstacle sounds about as much fun as jumping in a vat of toxic waste.

You can do this.  

This is when it counts.  When the effort and the energy you find within yourself makes the biggest diffrence.

These inspirational quotes about strength in hard times are meant to give you fire and keep youstrong  when you feel like you can barely take another step. 

These are the quotes that will pull you through the darkest and most challenging times of your journey.  They remind you how strong you are when everything sucks and the world is falling down around you.

They give you encouragement.  When you need it the most.

Young stressed out woman picking herself up off the ground.

These inspirational quotes about strength in hard times have pulled me through some of the most difficult moments of my life.  I hope they do the same for you.  

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These quotes help me remember to get back up…

Woman sitting on the ground with her head on her knees- text overlay says The struggle you’re in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow.  Don’t give up.  ~Robert Tew

NYC skyline with Twin Tower skylights- Text overlays says Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.  ~Dale Carnegie

Blue sky filled with bright stars- text overlays says It is often in the darkest skies that we see the brightest stars.  ~Richard Paul Evans

Stormy pink and blue skies-  text overlay says Sometimes the Lord calms the storm.  Sometimes he lets the storm rage and he calms his child.  ~John H. Groberg

Woman standing in front of a rough ocen right before a storm- text overlays says Faith does not mean trusting God to stop the storm but trusting Him to strengthen us as we walk through the storm.  ~Unknown

Sunlight peeking through a stormy sky text overlay says Be strong now because things will get better.  It might be stormy now, but it can’t rain forever.  ~Anonymous

Silloute falling off a cliff- Give me strength when I’m standing and faith when I fall.  ~Kip Mooretext overlay says

Distressed woman crying- text overlay says- When you face difficult times know that challenges are not sent to destroy you.  They’re sent to promote, increase and strengthen you.  ~Joel Osteen

2 firefighters, fighting a  massive fire- Many of the greatest achievements of the world were accomplished by tired and discouraged people who kept on working.   ~ Unknown

Snow covered trees with a sunset sky-text overlay saysIn those moments when we feel uncertain.  When we are unsure of what to do and we feel a weight upon our shoulders almost to heavy to carry, just let it go.  Release the pressure to carry it, release the fear and doubt.  There underneath all of that is hope, love and faith.  These are all we need to get us through.  These will open doors and create possibilities unseen in this moment.  ~Kevin Hall, Author of “Aspire”

Woman with a far off look gathering her strength- text overlays says Stop.  Pause.  Breathe. Cry if you must.  But keep going.  ~Unknown

Flowers growing in nature- text overlay says Live as if you were to die tomorrow.  Learn as if you were to live forever.  -Gandhi

woman praying- text overlay says A Woman of Faith.  She has learned three things~  She was stronger than she ever imagined.  Jesus was closer than she ever realized.  And she was loved more than she ever knew.  ~Anynomous

sunlight shining through the sky-text overlay says We all die.  The goal isn’t to live forever,  the goal is to create something that will.  ~Chuck Palahniuk, Diary

Pink boxing gloves text overlay says you were given this life because you were strong enough to live it.  ~Unknown

Woman standing in front of large crashing waves with her arms raised text over lay says When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left and could say, “I used everything you gave me.”

Woman standing against a wondown text overlay says Keep going.  Everything that you need will come to you at the perfect time.  ~ Unknown

Did I miss any?  What are your favorite quotes that encourage you to get back up and give you the fire to keep going?

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