30 Inspirational Max Lucado Quotes to Encourage You Today

Who Is Max Lucado and What Is He Known For?

If you are a Christian who lives in the US, you may be familiar with the pastor and New York Times Best-Selling Author, Max Lucado—or “America’s Pastor,” as titled by Christianity Today, and “The Best Preacher in America” as labeled by the Reader’s Digest. Perhaps you have had your hope renewed by reading a book of his, coming across Max Lucado quotes online, or maybe you’ve been encouraged in faith by one of his sermons from Oak Hills Church. His inspirational quotes and books, as well as his relatable preaching style, have captivated millions of Christians; in fact, over more than 100 million copies of his books have been sold and translated into fifty-four languages.

What is it that connects with his audience? I believe it is Lucado’s gift of approaching Christian subject matters and Bible stories in a way that allows readers to connect with them. The way in which he sheds light on biblical principles allows them to become applicable in our culture today, and he does this while maintaining a writing style that is both engaging and easy to digest.

Although a preacher, Max Lucado doesn’t seem to beat the Bible over one’s head. Rather, the poetic tone of his writing comes across as non-intimidating as He brings Bible stories to life through descriptive details and meets his readers where they are in their faith walk. Perhaps this is why he has claimed to be an author of “books for people who don’t read books.”

Whether teaching a sermon or writing a book, Max Lucado’s message is one of hope, and he manages to do this while continuing to uphold the power of the cross and emphasizing our need for a Savior.

Whatever you’re struggling with today, I have no doubt that Lucado has a book or a sermon that may enlighten your situation and increase your thirst for God’s Word. Some of his most popular titles include Fearless,Traveling Light, and Facing Your Giants. Short on time? You may find the daily dose of inspiration or encouragement you’re longing for by checking out the 30 Max Lucado quotes listed below.

Max Lucado Quotes on Hope

“We are building our lives on the promises of God. Because his Word is unbreakable, our hope is unshakable. We do not stand on the problems of life or the pain in life. We stand on the great and precious promises of God.” —Max Lucado

“A person is the product of his thoughts. I want to be happy and hopeful. Therefore, I will have thoughts that are happy and hopeful. I refuse to be victimized by my circumstances.” —Max Lucado

“It's not the absence of storms that sets us apart. It's whom we discover in the storm: an unstirred Christ.” —Max Lucado

“One of the greatest gifts we can give people is the hope that their death is nothing to fear - you know, not that it has no fear in it, but the promise of scripture is that God will lead us through the valley of the shadow of death.” —Max Lucado

“God meets daily needs daily. Not weekly or annually. He will give you what you need when it is needed.” —Max Lucado

“Be patient. God is using today's difficulties to strengthen you for tomorrow. He is equipping you. The God who makes things grow will help you bear fruit.” —Max Lucado

“Hope is not a granted wish or a favor performed; no, it is far greater than that. It is a zany, unpredictable dependence on a God who loves to surprise us out of our socks.” —Max Lucado

"Nothing lifts the weary soul like the promises of God." —Max Lucado

“When Jesus died on the cross, so did your sin; when He rose from the dead, so did your HOPE.” —Max Lucado

“The life of Jesus Christ is a message of hope, a message of mercy, a message
of life in a dark world.” —Max Lucado

Max Lucado Quotes on Life

“Lower your expectations of earth. This isn't heaven, so don't expect it to be.” —Max Lucado

“God never promises to remove us from our struggles. He does promise, however, to change the way we look at them.” —Max Lucado

“Dig deep enough in every heart and you'll find it: a longing for meaning, a quest for purpose. As surely as a child breathes, he will someday wonder, What is the purpose of my life?” —Max Lucado

“Not only is death inevitable; death is necessary for us to inherit the new life we are to enjoy in Christ.” —Max Lucado

“The meaning of life. The wasted years of life. The poor choices of life. God answers the mess of life with one word: 'grace.'” —Max Lucado

“I will not let past failures haunt me. Even though my life is scarred with mistakes, I refuse to rummage through my trash heap of failures. I will admit them. I will correct them. I will press on.”  —Max Lucado

“The past does not have to be your prison. You have a voice in your destiny. You have a say in your life. You have a choice in the path you take.” —Max Lucado

“Your life is a crafted narrative written by a good God, who is working toward your supreme good.”  —Max Lucado

“You were born prepacked. God looked at your entire life, determined your assignment, and gave you the tools to do the job.” —Max Lucado

“God wants us to know we are saved, for saved people are dangerous people, willing to face off with the world, unafraid of the consequences since they know that, whatever happens, they will have eternal life.” —Max Lucado

“Rather than react to circumstances with clenched hands, reach out to the Father with outstretched arms.” —Max Lucado

Inspirational Max Lucado Quotes

“Don't put limits on yourself. Not every dream will come true, and not every dream is from God. But when your dreams connect with God's plans, you'll find open doors that you never thought you'd see.” —Max Lucado

“None of us can help everyone. But all of us can help someone. And when we help them, we serve Jesus. Who would want to miss a chance to do that?” —Max Lucado

“You weren't an accident. You weren't mass produced. You aren't an assembly-line product. You were deliberately planned, specifically gifted, and lovingly positioned on the earth by the Master Craftsman.” —Max Lucado

“Faith is not the belief that God will do what you want. Faith is the belief that God will do what is right.” —Max Lucado

“You are the only you God made ... God made you and broke the mold.” —Max Lucado

“God does not judge you according to the talents of others. He judges you according to yours. His yardstick for measuring faithfulness is how faithful you are with your own gifts.” —Max Lucado

“If you've been trembling on a tightrope of fear and worry, may I suggest the best solution ever? A trade. An exchange: your cares for God's calm.” —Max Lucado

“Feed your fears and your faith will starve. Feed your faith, and your fears will.” —Max Lucado

“You can do something no one else can do in a fashion no one else can do it. Exploring and extracting your uniqueness excites you, honors God, and expands his kingdom.” —Max Lucado

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Tessa Emily HallTessa Emily Hall is an award-winning author who wrote her debut novel when she was sixteen. She is now a multi-published author of both fiction and non-fiction inspirational yet authentic books for teens, including her latest release, LOVE YOUR SELFIE (October 2020, Ellie Claire). Tessa's passion for shedding light on clean entertainment and media for teens led her to a career as a Literary Agent at Cyle Young Literary Elite, YA Acquisitions Editor for Illuminate YA (LPC Imprint), and Founder/Editor of PursueMagazine.net. She is guilty of making way too many lattes and never finishing her to-read list. When her fingers aren’t flying 128 WPM across the keyboard, she can be found speaking to teens, teaching at writing conferences, and acting in Christian films. Her favorite way to procrastinate is to connect with readers is on her mailing list, social media (@tessaemilyhall), and website: www.tessaemilyhall.com.


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