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The Saints are full of wisdom, and we turn to them for encouragement in difficult times.14 Encouraging Saint Quotes to Give You Peace, Hope, and Strength in Difficult Times. The saints had so much wisdom! Here are quotes from the saints to help provide peace in days of anxiety:

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(1) Lay all your cares about the future trustingly in God’s hands, and let yourself be guided by the Lord just like a little child. – Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Saint Edith Stein)

(2) Do not look forward to what may happen tomorrow; the same everlasting Father who cares for you today will take care of you tomorrow and every day. Either He will shield you from suffering, or He will give you unfailing strength to bear it. Be at peace, then, put aside all anxious thoughts and imaginations, and say continually: "The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart has trusted in Him and I am helped. He is not only with me but in me and I in Him." – Saint Francis de Sales

(3) Don’t spend your energies on things that generate worry, anxiety, and anguish. Only one thing is necessary: Lift up your spirit and love God. – Saint Padre Pio of Pietrelcina

(4) And of what should we be afraid? Our captain on this battlefield is Christ Jesus. We have discovered what we have to do. Christ has bound our enemies for us and weakened them that they cannot overcome us unless we so choose to let them. So we must fight courageously and mark ourselves with the sign of the most Holy Cross.
– Saint Catherine of Siena

(5) Do not have any anxiety about the future. Leave everything in God’s hands for he will take care of you.
– Saint John Baptist de La Salle

(6) Lord, help me to live this day, quietly, easily. To lean upon Thy great strength, trustfully, restfully. To wait for the unfolding of Thy will, patiently, serenely. To meet others, peacefully, joyously. To face tomorrow, confidently, courageously. – Saint Francis of Assisi

(7) Pray, hope, and don’t worry. Worry is useless. God is merciful and will hear your prayer. – Saint Padre Pio of Pietrelcina

(8) Do not be troubled or weighed down with grief. Do not fear any illness or vexation, anxiety, or pain. Am I not here, I who am your mother? Are you not under my shadow and protection? Am I not the source of your joy, the fountain of life? Are you not in the fold of my mantle, in the crossing of my arms? Is there anything else you need?  Our Lady of Guadalupe (Blessed Virgin Mary)

(9) Do not look forward in fear to the changes in life; rather, look to them with full hope that as they arise, God, whose very own you are, will lead you safely through all things; and when you cannot stand it, God will carry you in His arms. Do not fear what may happen tomorrow; the same understanding Father who cares for you today will take care of you then and every day. He will either shield you from suffering or will give you unfailing strength to bear it. Be at peace, and put aside all anxious thoughts and imaginations. – Saint Francis de Sales

(10) Oh, if only the suffering soul knew how it is loved by God, it would die of joy and excess of happiness! Some day, we will know the value of suffering, but then we will no longer be able to suffer. The present moment is ours.
– Saint Faustina

(11) Live in faith and hope, though it be in darkness, for in this darkness God protects the soul. Cast your care upon God for you are His and He will not forget you. Do not think that He is leaving you alone, for that would be to wrong Him. – Saint John of the Cross

(12) Who except God can give you peace? Has the world ever been able to satisfy the heart? – Saint Gerard Majella

(13) My Jesus, if you uphold me, I shall not fall. – Saint Philip Neri

(14) The secret to happiness is to live moment by moment and to thank God for what He is sending us every day in His goodness. – Saint Gianna Molla


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