Max Lucado is a pastor of Oak Hills Church (previously the Oak Hills Church of Christ) in San Antonio, Texas, and an American author.

Lucado has published almost 100 books, which have sold over 130 million copies worldwide.

For his novels Just Like Jesus, In the Grip of Grace, and When God Whispers Your Name, he won the Charles “Kip” Jordon Gold Medallion Christian Book of the Year award three times.

We have outlined some of the best quotes from Max Lucado for you.


Best Max Lucado Quotes

“You change your life by changing your heart.” ~ (Max Lucado).

“Faith is not the belief that God will do what you want. It is the belief that God will do what is right.” ~ (Max Lucado).

“What if you woke up this morning and had only the things you thanked God for yesterday?” ~ (Max Lucado).

“Love like there’s no tomorrow, and if tomorrow comes, love again.” ~ (Max Lucado).

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“No one can do everything, but everyone can do something.” ~ (Max Lucado).

“Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. To these I commit my day.” ~ (Max Lucado).

“Conflict is inevitable but combat is optional.” ~ (Max Lucado).

“God loves you simply because He has chosen to do so. He loves you when you don’t feel lovely. He loves you when no one else loves you. Others may abandon you, divorce you, and ignore you, but God will love you always. No matter what!” ~ (Max Lucado).

“God loves you just the way you are, but he refuses to leave you that way.” ~ (Max Lucado).

“A woman’s heart should be so hidden in God that a man has to seek Him just to find her.” ~ (Max Lucado).

Top Max Lucado Quotes

“The difference between mercy and grace? Mercy gave the prodigal son a second chance. Grace gave him a feast.” ~ (Max Lucado).

“A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.” ~ (Max Lucado).

“The key is this: Meet today’s problems with today’s strength. Don’t start tackling tomorrow’s problems until tomorrow. You do not have tomorrow’s strength yet. You simply have enough for today.” ~ (Max Lucado).

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

“Stay strong! Your test will become your test-imony, your mess will become your mess-age.” ~ (Max Lucado).

“CAN is 100 times more important than IQ.” ~ (Max Lucado).

“Remember, you are special because I made you. And I don’t make mistakes.” ~ (Max Lucado).

“God is God. He knows what he is doing. When you can’t trace his hand, trust his heart.” ~ (Max Lucado).

“Our prayers may be awkward. Our attempts may be feeble. But since the power of prayer is in the One who hears it and not in the one who says it, our prayers do make a difference.” ~ (Max Lucado).

“God’s present is his presence. His greatest gift is himself.” ~ (Max Lucado).

Famous Max Lucado Quotes

“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).

“Feed your fears and your faith will starve. Feed your faith, and your fears will.” ~ (Max Lucado).

“Focus on giants – you stumble. Focus on God – Giants tumble.” ~ (Max Lucado).

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“Be careful what you think, because your thoughts run your life.” ~ (Max Lucado).

“God meets our needs one day at a time.” ~ (Max Lucado).

“God does not exist to make a big deal out of us. We exist to make a big deal out of him. It’s not about you. It’s not about me. It’s all about him.” ~ (Max Lucado).

“When you’re full of yourself, God can’t fill you. But when you empty yourself, God has a useful vessel.” ~ (Max Lucado).

“God gives us people to love and things to use, not things to love and people to use.” ~ (Max Lucado).

“Can you imagine a life with no fear? What if faith, not fear, was your default reaction to threats?” ~ (Max Lucado).

“Changing directions in life is not tragic. Losing passion in life is.” ~ (Max Lucado).

Popular Max Lucado Quotes

“You are valuable because you exist. Not because of what you do or what you have done – but simply because you are.” ~ (Max Lucado).

“Forgiveness is unlocking the door to set someone free and realizing you were the prisoner!” ~ (Max Lucado).

“Find joy in the ordinary.” ~ (Max Lucado).

“If today were your last, would you do what you’re doing? Or would you love more, give more, forgive more? Then do so! Forgive and give as if it were your last opportunity. Love like there’s no tomorrow, and if tomorrow comes, love again.” ~ (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).

“When God is all you have, then all you have, is all you need.” ~ (Max Lucado).

“Fear will always knock on your door. Just don’t invite it in for dinner. And for heaven’s sake, don’t offer it a bed for the night.” ~ (Max Lucado).

“The presence of fear does not mean you have no faith. Fear visits everyone. But make your fear a visitor and not a resident.” ~ (Max Lucado).

“Children spell love with four letters: T-I-M-E…” ~ (Max Lucado).

“Meet your fears with faith.” ~ (Max Lucado).

“Humility has such power. Apologies can disarm arguments. Contrition can defuse rage. Olive branches do more good than battle axes ever will.” ~ (Max Lucado).

Inspiring Max Lucado Quotes

“Don’t measure the size of the mountain; talk to the One who can move it.” ~ (Max Lucado).

“There is a difference between grace and mercy. Mercy is the decision of God not to punish us. But grace is the decision of God to save and bless us.” ~ (Max Lucado).

“When our deepest desire is not the things of God, or a favor from God, but God Himself, we cross a threshold.” ~ (Max Lucado).

“The next time you’re disappointed, don’t panic. Don’t give up. Just be patient and let God remind you He’s still in control.” ~ (Max Lucado).

“You’ll never know Jesus is all you need until Jesus is all you have. Are you in the wilderness? Find refuge in God’s presence. Find comfort in his people.” ~ (Max Lucado).

“Let God have you, and let God love you – and don’t be surprised if your heart begins to hear music you’ve never heard and your feet learn to dance as never before.” ~ (Max Lucado).

“Forgiveness is not saying that the one who hurt you was right. Forgiveness is stating that God is faithful and he will do what is right.” ~ (Max Lucado).

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“Lower your expectations of earth. This isn’t heaven, so don’t expect it to be.” ~ (Max Lucado).

“Let your failures refine you, not define you.” ~ (Max Lucado).


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