15 Encouraging Quotes for Pastors

I love quotes! I especially enjoy quick quotes of encouragement. As a pastor, there are times when I get tired, weary, and downright discouraged. To get me out of that funk, I turn to a combination of praise and worship music, scripture, and quotes from fellow ministry practitioners that I respect. I hope you will find the following quotes to be encouraging.

Quotes for Pastors

1) “The Christian life is not a constant high. I have my moments of deep discouragement. I have to go to God in prayer with tears in my eyes, and say, ‘O God, forgive me,’ or ‘Help me.’” –Billy Graham

2) “God never said that the journey would be easy, but He did say that the arrival would be worthwhile” – Max Lucado

3) “God’s work done in God’s way will never lack God’s supplies.” –Hudson Taylor

4) “Be on guard for yourselves and for all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood.” – Acts 20:28

5) “God will meet you where you are in order to take you where He wants you to go.”  –Tony Evans

6) “Let God’s promises shine on your problems.” –Corrie ten Boom

7) “Remember who you are. Don’t compromise for anyone, for any reason. You are a child of the Almighty God. Live that truth.” –Lysa Terkeurst

8) “If you can’t fly, then run, If you can’t run, then walk, If you can’t walk, then crawl, but whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward.” –Martin Luther King Jr

9) “Our greatest fear should not be of failure but of succeeding at things in life that don’t really matter.” –Francis Chan

10) “If God is your partner, make your plans BIG!” –D.L. Moody

11) “God does not give us everything we want, but He does fulfill His promises, leading us along the best and straightest paths to Himself.” –Dietrich Bonhoeffer

12) “Relying on God has to start all over every day, as if nothing has yet been done.”  –C. S. Lewis

13) “There has never been a meaningful life built on easy street.” – John Paul Warren

14) “If you protect your Sabbath day, your Sabbath day can better protect you.” – Ron Edmundson

15) “What you do matters. Your church matters. Your hard work, prayer, commitment, and dedication may not be seen by many, but it is seen and appreciated by God.” – Karl Vaters




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