Keep Going

keep going quotes

There are times when life gets really tough and putting one foot in front of the other is all you can do. Perhaps you are going through a relationship difficulty and it’s making life more than hard. Maybe you’re in the middle of unemployment and have more month than money. Or perhaps personal or family health problems are causing major distress.

Whatever it is, today I simply want to encourage you to keep going. God sees and knows! He has not promised us that we will not have trouble in this world; but he has told us to take heart; he has overcome the world. He will not leave you and is with you every step of the way.

Today I wanted to share 23 keep going quotes. For those times you need to hold on to a few words as a reminder that you will get through this in Jesus’ strength.

Courage doesn’t always roar, sometimes it’s the quiet voice at the end of the day whispering ‘I will try again tomorrow.- Mary Ann Lamacher

Whatever God is urging you to give away cannot be compared to what He ultimately wants to give to you.- Beth Moore

When we’re bombarded with doubts and fears, we must take a stand and say: “I’ll never give up! God’s on my side. He loves me, and He’s helping me! I’m going to make it! – Joyce Meyer

Failure is only the opportunity to begin again- only this time more wisely. – Henry Ford

The past is where you learned the lesson. The future is where you apply the lesson, don’t give up in the middle.- unknown

God would give up His only son before He’d ever give up on you! (John 3:16) – Max Lucado

Discipline weighs an ounce; regret weighs a ton. – unknown

Courage comes from a heart that is convinced it is loved.- Beth Moore

It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan. – Eleanor Roosevelt

Will we ever exit this pit? Yes! Deliverance is to the Bible what jazz music is to Mardi Gras: bold, brassy, and everywhere. – Max Lucado

Hardships often prepare ordinary people for extraordinary destiny.- C.S. Lewis

Once you choose hope, anything’s possible.- Christopher Reeves

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” – Helen Keller

The brave do not live forever; but the cautious do not live at all. – Princess Diaries

Never give up on anybody; miracles happen every day.- unknown

Courage is fear that has said its prayers and decided to go forward anyway. – Joyce Meyer

Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly. – unknown

Even though you may not understand how God works, you know he does. – Max Lucado

Love like there’s no tomorrow, and if there is, love again. -Max Lucado

There is not a single darkness in your life that God cannot bring his light upon. – Beth Moore

Make up your mind that you’re not going to quit until you see the fruit of what God has placed within you.- Joyce Meyer

It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.- Babe Ruth

And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.- Galatians 6:9

Be sure to check out these 12 Bible verses for when you feel like giving up!

I’m cheering you on.

Just one more step.



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  1. This life is filled with negativity such as disappointment, rejection, failure, abuse, you name it. In this case, discouragement is inevitable. The bottom line is that things will not always go well as planned. But, what will make the difference is how we react to such problem. As weak we are as human being, we have a tendency to allow life crushing circumstances to completely carry us away as though there is more more hope. In other words, it’s not worth it to keep pressing on.

    The good news is that as God’s children whom He deeply loves and cares about we can turn to His Word for guidance and sustenance in tough times. The Word is like pumping more fuel into our gas tank when we’re running low. It’s what energizes to continue to persevere no matter how dreadful it looks.

  2. Thank you so much Rachel!! This couldn’t come at a better time. My divorce was just finalized a month ago. I have two young boys, 10 and 7, breast cancer diagnosis and having surgery tomorrow morning. I was crying and managed to smile all while reading. I will take this with me tomorrow and keep it close to my heart, or if I ever need it again. Thank you for bringing light to the world everyday.

    God bless you,

    1. oh Juliet! Jesus, please be with Juliet today and especially tomorrow morning as she faces this surgery. Give her the peace that can only come from you and is bigger than all our minds can fathom. I just put a reminder in my phone to pray for you tomorrow morning, Juliet!

  3. are you spying on me?! I needed this today!

  4. I just found you and signed up for your email list last week… Last night, I wrote in my prayer book that I was thinking of giving up on something. I asked God for a sign that I was on the right path. Then this morning, I saw I had an unread email with the link for this post in it.
    Chills, tears and smiles. He always knows what we need.
    Thank you for this post.

  5. Thank you so much for the encouragement this morning! Yesterday I had so much gusto and optimism for the week and today is just feeling like a struggle. Thank you for all these quotes, it’s helping to bolster me a little.

  6. Thank you Rachel
    I don’t no what is going on but today the bible verse I read an these quotes ask go together I needed them thanks again His is using you…Beverly

  7. Verónica says:

    Thank you Rachel!!!

  8. Kimberly B. says:

    Oh Rachel, it’s like you handed me a big glass of refreshing water for my parched soul. You are such a blessing! I just love your blog & on days like today where 1 step forward seems just too big to take, you give me the encouragement I need to take it & maybe even another step 🙂 God is doing wonderful things through you!

    1. Oh girl!! Baby steps. Some of my steps go sideways and it feels like I made zero progress. But all steps are progress because they are building strength!

  9. Thank you so much Rachel for the quotes and verses. I’m so down by situation.took n early retirement used all the money to b out of debt and now m struggling to make ends meet mostly I’m lonely Dont what to do when I wake up have been praying to find my purpose in life but it becomes bleaker everyday.I need your prayers
    Woke up with John 14:12 and realise I need that faith to be able to do christian deeds to others and work for his kingdom. But I tell I CNT wake CNT think of anything I feel I’m becoming depressed and soaring in body mass.

  10. Thanks Rchel for this post . Right now I feel like I am at the end of the rope. I’m home caring for my husband who has been diagnosed with cancer. I’m alone at caring for our son who has down sydrome, my other children who are adults have their own lives to live. I feel like the Lord has forgotten me. I feel so alone in this trial. I try to pray and keep on going, but I don’t know how long….. I WILL write there versus down and read time and again and hopefully I’ll get back on track. This life is like a roller coaster ride.//Jazmin

    1. God has you Jazmin!! My heart breaks for you; He has not forgotten you. He is right there with you. Jesus, please give Jazmin a sense of your presence in her life right now. That she would know the peace that only comes from you!

    2. Hi Jazmin,

      When I read your reply to the post, I gulped and feel an ache in my heart for you!
      I don’t know where you live, it doesn’t matter, I am praying for Gods’ perfect provision to come to you in ‘and suddenly’!!! Provision for help with care giving, provision for encouragment and in every area.

      praying for you all!

  11. Thanks for those great quotes. I printed them out so I can use them to encourage my teenage daughter whenever she needs it.

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